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The first documentary chronicling the history of Canadian graphic design and how it shaped a nation and its people.
The first documentary chronicling the history of Canadian graphic design and how it shaped a nation and its people.
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    1. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @CharlesCousins We'll be sending out the digital download backers before it's made available to the public in early October. Thank you!

    2. Charles Cousins on

      Good morning! I am wondering when we can expect the digital download to be available.

    3. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @CraigCullimore @BenJohnson You both should have received emails from me about details for Vancouver. Please email me directly if you need more info. info(at)filmfirstco(dot)com. Thank you!

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      Ben Johnson on


      I have the same question as below. My reward included the Private Screening but I haven't received any communication since responding to the city survey. I intend on flying in to Vancouver next week and I want to make sure I have a pair of tickets waiting!


    5. Craig Cullimore on


      I'm a backer and have a question regarding tickets to the Vancouver premier. Can you please contact me?

      Craig Cullimore

    6. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      Hi, @JohnFurneaux check your email! Just sent you a message.

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      John Furneaux on

      Is there any more information for backers whose reward included the Private Screening? Other than an email asking which city we are near there has been no communication. Please let me know. Thanks, John

    8. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      Hi @OscarToledo Please see our update from a few days ago. Digital downloads will be available in September. Thanks so much!

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      Oscar Toledo on

      Just wondering when can i get my digital download of the film

    10. Greg Durrell Collaborator on

      Hi Erin,

      It has. going to send you an email to get your new address.


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      Eryn Corbeil on

      Hello! Just wondering if the $75 level has been shipped out yet? Also how do you retrieve correct addresses? I've moved since I pledged. Many thanks.

    12. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @ ErickMarshall Happy almost Spring! We'll have the first wave of announcements at the beginning of April. Kickstarter backers will hear first. Stay tuned!

    13. Erick Marshall on

      Hi! So it will officially be spring tomorrow. Do you have a better idea of an official release date?

    14. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @DerekMa pins we're shipped! have you received them? if not, email us and I'll get you tracking info. thank you!

    15. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @thomas hi thomas! Can you email me at info(at)filmfirstco(dot)com we dont have a record of you backing at the pin level. send me an email and we'll get it sorted out. thanks!

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      thomas on

      I was wondering if you had sent out the pins and the rest of the rewards yet? I haven't received anything so was wondering if they got lost in the mail or if they just haven't been sent yet. Thanks!

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      Derek Ma on

      I was wondering if you had sent out the pins and the rest of the rewards yet? I haven't received anything so was wondering if they got lost in the mail or if they just haven't been sent yet. Thanks!

    18. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @JanelleFalconer The email has been resent a 3rd time. If you continue to have trouble please email info(at)filmfirstco(dot)com and we'll get it sorted out.

    19. Janelle Falconer on

      @jessicaedwards I never received an email, unless it went into my spam. Thank you for your reply. I hope to receive the selected poster. I replied quite late as I did not receive any notification and when I checked on the Kickstarter in September there was no new information.
      Please forward the intended email.

    20. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @JanelleFalconer Hi Janelle, we notified all our limited-edition print backers four months ago via email about the poster design change and the reasons behind it. It was unfortunate, but it was out of our hands, and we feel we've provided a great alternative with the Harder designs. Your backing is helping make a documentary about Canadian design history that has never been available before. That's the important thing that all of us are working towards with this project.

      Please feel free to reply directly to our email if you'd like to discuss further, and thank you for your continued support.

    21. Janelle Falconer on

      I just noticed I had a survey to reply to. Incredibly disappointing posters.
      If this is what was offered initially I would not have donated as much.
      It was both about having that poster and supporting the cause. Feel lied to after waiting so long and having the poster change.

      I think an explanation is due.

    22. Janelle Falconer on

      @JessicaEdwards I am waiting still on my Expo 67 poster. What is happening?

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      Cláudia Rolim on

      Still waiting for an answer. Thanks

    24. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @JulieHaugh We will be announcing the screening tour in mid-April once we have our premiere dates confirmed. KS backers will be the first to know! Many thanks for your support!

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      Julie Haugh on

      Please keep us up to date with expected locations and dates. I live in the States and would love to make it to a screening, but I need enough time to make vacation plans and book travel. I'm also in touch with relatives in Canada and would love to tell them about it as well.

      Best of luck and look forward to seeing the final results.

    26. Greg Durrell Collaborator on

      Hi Brett,

      Our team has been working our tails off for 5 years and we’ve doubled down since the completion of our KS in Feb. It has been a massive undertaking (bigger than any of us ever expected), but we are excited with how it is shaping up. We are in the final stretch of the edit and can't wait to share the film with you in the spring!

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      Brett Mason on

      Feeling really let down over the Expo '67 poster right now after selecting from two lesser options. Historically, those two have nothing on the original option. I would be feeling better about parting with my money had the previous downloads and later release date not been so disappointing as well. I really hope this film blows away all my expectations...

    28. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @DavidHackett Thank you so much for the kind words! We won't let you down!

    29. David Hackett on

      At this time of year especially, I would like to give thanks to self-starting, curious design researchers and filmmakers all over the place (Kickstarter incl.)—people like Jessica Edwards and her squad for making projects like this happen. All it requires is a little patience. Thank you for the communication and the updates on rewards! Good luck on the final stretch—we are all looking forward to seeing your film!

    30. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @DennisMichael, @ErickMarshall, @Mike @JulieHaugh

      Hi Everyone, we've just sent around an update that will give you some info about where we are with the film and the rewards. We really appreciate your support and patience through this process. Look for more updates and communication as we begin manufacturing your rewards this month and thanks again for sticking with us!

    31. Dennis Michael on

      The lack of communication is getting a bit frustrating. There are 1483 backers who have become advocates for this project and yet here we are asking questions...waiting for updates. Being ignored. I really want to see this film happen. Jessica can you please give us an honest update? What's going on?

    32. Erick Marshall on

      Hi, so we are past mid november and I did not received anything. Not even the survey... So what’s going on?

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      Mike Bastin on

      Still haven't received my backer reward, any updates?

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      Pavel Samsonov on

      Just received my backer reward; can't wait for the movie to come out!

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      Pavel Samsonov on

      Any update on shipping out the rewards? Still haven't received a backer survey.

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      Julie Haugh on

      I've been waiting for information about where this will be shown. The good news is that I've been unable to get out of town due to work pressures. The bad news is that there haven't been any updates indicating screening dates or places. Now I'm starting to plan a trip to Canada and I'm anxious to know what's up with screening.

      Any news I can use to plan a trip?

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      Cláudia Rolim on

      @Liz Crawford, you are not alone :(

    38. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @Liz Crawford - please have a look in your email!

    39. Sam Trieu on

      Hello team! I was wondering about the Expo 67 reissue. Was that removed or replaced as a backed perk? Cheers!

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      Liz Crawford on

      I am so disappointed that the Ernst Rock poster is not available. I've always loved that poster and I chose it very specifically.
      The Rolf Harder posters are wonderful but I don't want to own one. Are there any other options?

    41. Jessica Edwards 2-time creator on

      @JairoDutra We're working diligently to finish up the movie! Look out for more news soon, but sometime in September. Thanks for your support!

    42. JairoDutra on

      Was the movie ready? When will it be possible to watch?

    43. Hinterland on

      Looking forward to hearing some news about next steps on this project!

    44. JairoDutra on

      Hello? I need see great brilhant film about great Canada design! Cheers!

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      Mary Ann Maruska on

      This is wonderful news! Your perseverance on this project is truly inspirational.

    46. Jane Brown on

      Great to see my teachers from OCA(D): Hans Kleefeld, Burton Kramer, and Stuart Ash. The foundation they provided guides me every day, Burt’s encouragement propelled me to apply to grad school (Cranbrook Academy of Art). Great work!!

    47. Vlad Shishkin on

      Congratulations on the successful completion of fundraising and the beginning of work on the film.
      In the future, each country should at least have such material...
      Greeting from all designers of Russia .. !!))

    48. David Hackett on

      Congratulations on meeting and exceeding your funding goal! Looking forward to this design film. Great to be a part of backing it.
      -David H. (San Francisco, CA)

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