Dear Backers and Friends:
Great news! After over a decade in the works, our feature length documentary, Remember the Sultana, will have its digital release on Thursday, March 1st. The film will release on both iTunes and Amazon simultaneously.
Here's a first look at our Official Movie Trailer! https://youtu.be/dPFo57Esbyk
We will be doing heavy online promotions over the next 12 days. We’re encouraging fans, friends, and supporters to participate in our iTunes pre-order phase, which starts NOW! This special pre-order link https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/remember-the-sultana/id1328764963 allows for $2 off all pre-orders before Thursday, March 1st, our official public digital release date.
The greater the response during this pre-order phase, the greater our rankings will be on iTunes for our digital release week. This, of course, can help determine the success and the reach of our documentary.
We have a few favors to ask of you today:
1) Please participate in our Thunderclap.
Click Here-> https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/68091-remember-the-sultana-on-itunes
What: A Thunderclap is a free social media amplifier. The goal is to unite the social media pages of our supporters, cast, crew, and friends, for a one-time message that will launch simultaneously, across the internet.
Why: With strength in numbers and the automated impact of this announcement, there is a very real chance that our project could trend on release day (3/1), thereby bringing even more attention to this powerful and important documentary.
When: Our Thunderclap is set for Thursday March 1st at 10am pst (1pm est). This will be the official Public Announcement of our digital release. However, the thunderclap will only activate, IF we have a minimum of 500 people join our free thunderclap.
Note: Thunderclap is safe to use. It will only do the one authorized post, and will not go “rogue”!
Here’s HOW to help:
a) Go to https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/68091-remember-the-sultana-on-itunes
b) Follow the prompts to agree to allow this one-time message to automatically post on your twitter/facebook/tumblr page.
c) Click the “Lend my Support” button
d) Repeat above steps to add the support of your other accounts.
e) Share the link with your community and encourage them to join our Thunderclap. Remember, if we don’t get at least 500 supporters, the Thunderclap will not activate.
f) THANK YOU --- please reach out to us if you need any help with this process!
2) If you have already seen the film, please leave ratings and a review on iTunes and/or Amazon. Comments, ratings and reviews can greatly help our rankings as well as encourage others to buy! Direct iTunes Link -> https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/remember-the-sultana/id1328764963 Direct Amazon Link -> https://www.amazon.com/Remember-Sultana-Sean-Astin/dp/B0792K6XCD/
3) Please encourage your online community to check out our iTunes pre-order page before March 1st. All purchases and downloads are $2 off from now until March 1st.
Sample Tweets/ Facebook Posts (Or create your own! 😉 Note that our handle on Twitter is @RememberSultana, while on Facebook we are @RememberTheSultana.)
Sample #1 (Copy/Paste) Proud to be a backer for #RemembertheSultana – help me spread the news of our digital release by joining our @thunderclapit at https://tinyurl.com/SultanaThunderclap #Documentary #USHistory #CivilWar #WarVeterans #iTunes @RememberSultana
Sample #2 (Copy/Paste) #RememberTheSultana is now available for pre-order on @iTunes! Help us honor and pay tribute to these forgotten Civil War #Veterans @RememberSultana Pre-Orders Save $2 off reg. price ends 3/1 https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/remember-the-sultana/id1328764963
#Documentary #USHistory #CivilWar #KickstarterSuccess
Sample #3 (Copy/Paste) Please join our @Thunderclapit to support and announce the digital release of #RememberTheSultana https://tinyurl.com/SultanaThunderclap These men and women of the United States Civil War have been forgotten for far too long. @RememberSultana #Documentary #SupportIndieFilm #USHistory
Here are some images you can use for your social media posts:
Thank you so very much for helping us make this amazing documentary. We hope that you will be as proud it as we are. We are forever grateful for your support that helped to bring our film to life.