Hey guys, Marty here. How cool is this? We've got more backers talking about why they're backing our campaign! We just got a wonderful testimonial from MJ Slide, a filmmaker from Greenville, South Carolina.
Thank you @MJ_Slide! It's so cool of you to take the time to write this post for us. We appreciate it so much.
We're 45% of the way there! We still have 53 backers, and there's 9 days left. Let's keep this momentum going! Keep posting, tweeting, blogging and letting people know about the campaign!
And now, without further ado, I give you MJ Slide ...
all, it's MJ Slide, 19 year old filmmaker and screenwriter, and a
proud backer of A Year Without Rent - Thanksgiving. The fantastic
Marty Lang asked me to say a few words about why I decided to put my
money where my mouth is and back this sucker and I was more then
happy to oblige. I feel like the vast majority of the gung-ho spirit
that drives the success of certain indie films comes from the
underlying idea that worthwhile endeavors require doing hard sh*t. I
think it would be safe to say Lucas's undertaking of AYWR fits that
criteria quite well. I've followed his journey, from the amazing
come-behind win that his initial Kickstarter campaign was, through
all the learning experiences, frustrations of some productions not
"getting their sh*t together" and sleeping on random
people's couches. It's been a very wacky ride.
put it simply, in my eyes, he's dealt with all of the above to bring
the Indie Film community closer together. Call me an idealist, but I
truly believe that. I dig crazy people who go all out to help others
and bring to light projects that deserve support. AYWR has done that
and more. Lucas won't be at my table for Thanksgiving, but that
doesn't mean I can't share some holiday cheer in the form of fundage.
I'm not wealthy by any means (think shift leader paycheck at a small
ice cream shop) but I gave what I could and unashamedly so. I want
Lucas to succeed, and as much I want him to complete this journey for
himself, I also want him to continue so we can all see what other
wonderful films gain a spotlight because of his willingness to give
up a whole year of his life. Cheers to you Lucas, and to every last
person who backs this campaign.
make some movies yo."