Merry Christmas and the happiest of Holidays to our Sultana
2015 has truly been a momentous year, one that my brother
and I could not have imagined when we started working on the Sultana
documentary 13 years ago. We have
experienced a lot of joy and heartache during those years, but we made it
thanks to each and every one of you. We
both realize that none of this would be possible without your continuous
encouragement and support. You have been
the greatest gift we could receive. We
hope that what we return to you serves as a lasting testament to your support over the past
Rewards continue to be mailed out. We realize that the process has taken much
longer than anticipated and that some of the packages are missing items such as
DVDs, etc. However, we will begin
addressing those items after the first of the year.
This week, one of our backers, Sarah Monroe,
tweeted this adorable photo with the caption “Even the smallest of backers are
excited to share the story of Sultana.”
We want Sarah to know how much that photo and those words mean to us as
we work to get our backers all of the rewards they have been promised. Thank you, Sarah!
The score to “Remember the Sultana” is now available on
Spotted Peccary Music as a digital download. If you are interested in hearing Michael Allison’s unique and haunting
music for the documentary, please order at http://spottedpeccary.com/shop/sultana/
This year, both the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals
received a record number of submissions. Unfortunately, our documentary did not make the final cut for either
festival. We realize that this is no
reflection on the quality of our film; indeed many excellent documentaries, some by
well-known personalities, did not advance either. We are still entered in the South by
Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. We should know if we have been selected
sometime in January. We are also entered
in the Palm Springs Documentary Film Festival and the AFI Documentary Film
Festival, taking place in June in Washington D.C.
We look forward to sharing much more with you all in 2016 –
including the movie! Again, thank you
for your unwavering patience as we navigate through these uncharted waters of
film festivals and potential distribution deals. We are humbled and grateful.
All of us associated with Remember the Sultana wish you a
joyous and productive New Year!