Dear Backer of ROOTS AND WEBS,
Thanks to you, we are up to 84% of our goal in just two weeks! Your support has been vital to getting us this close--truly, a game changer in our ability to imagine and soon make this film! We wanted to share a couple brief updates about some new developments since launching the campaign:
THE CREW HUNT: We are thrilled to have Star Rosencrans, DP extraordinaire, newly on-board as our cinematographer. Star not only brings with him a skilled eye and talent for composition, but also a love for the woods and a spirit of adventure that will surely be felt in the footage he records. To check out some of his work, view the trailer of his own film-in-progress, FEATHER AND PINE, here: http://featherandpine.org/. We couldn't be happier to welcome him to the team.
THE RESOURCE HUNT: We recently found out that we were selected as Finalists for a grant through Cinereach--one of the most exciting, influential grantmakers to documentary and narrative film in the country. We're incredibly encouraged by their interest in the project! Check out the projects that they fund here: www.cinereach.org.
All of the positive momentum, from your pledges to Star, to Cinereach, is keeping our spirits high as we go into our final prep before our shoot. However, we have not yet reached our goal. As our backers, we'd love it if you could pass our Kickstarter page along to friends, family or anyone you think might be interested in the project; or post it to facebook/twitter. We would be deeply appreciative of anything you are able to do! Each small action, whether it's posting it or forwarding it, has exponential effects for the life of the film.
Thank you again a million times over, and please feel free to reach out for any and all questions about the project!
Our sincerest gratitude,
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Aug 2, 2011 - Sep 1, 2011 (30 days)
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A heartfelt thank you on the film web site
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Thank you on the film web site + Digital Download of the film upon release
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DVD of the film upon release + Special Thanks in the film credits
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We will send you a mushroom handpicked from the woods of Oregon! + Thank you credit + DVD
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Josh Penn--a seasoned (and celebrated!) serenader--will send a video/skype (or in person if possible) of him (plus maybe a few special guests) serenading the person of your choice! Plus everything above. + Thank you credit + DVD + Mushroom.
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We will literally shout your name and thanks to you from the mountaintops of Oregon, letting anyone in hearing distance know how awesome you are. We will also film this and post it on our website/facebook/twitter letting the cyber-universe know as well. + Thank you credit + DVD + Mushroom.
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Our musically-inclined production team will cover a song of your choice, film it and send it custom-made your way. + Thank you credit + DVD + Mushroom.
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Are you sick and tired of looking like a fool and losing badminton matches with your friends and in-laws? Well, "Roots and Webs" will put and end to that when you get a lesson from our Associate Producer / former Olympic track Badminton player (no joke!) Alana Pryror Ackerman. Be the best badminton player you can be! + Thank you credit + DVD + Mushroom + one of the song options below or a mountain top shoutEstimated delivery: Apr 2013
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The filmmakers will take you out on your own personal mushroom hunt in the California woods. (Travel and lodging not included). + Thank you credit + DVD + Mushroom + one of the song options below
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A delicious gourmet multi-course mushroom themed dinner party with the filmmakers (travel and lodging not included). Plus receive two fine art 16 x 20 prints of production stills and limited edition film poster. + Thank you credit + DVD + Mushroom + one of the song options below or a mountain top shout
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Tickets to the premiere (travel and lodging not included). + Thank you credit + DVD + Mushroom + one of the song options below + a mountain top shout + either a mushroom hunt or multi course mushroom dinner.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Associate Producer Credit. + Thank you credit + DVD + Mushroom + one of the song options below + a mountain top shout + either a mushroom hunt or multi course mushroom dinner or Badminton lesson + Premiere ticketEstimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Taken on a personal matsutake Mushroom hunt in the woods of Oregon. + Thank you credit + DVD + Mushroom + one of the song options below + a mountain top shout + Premiere ticketEstimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Executive Producer credit + all and anything below and anything else your lovely heart desires (within reason, but we promise to make a genuine effort)!Estimated delivery: Apr 2013