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The Greatest U.S. Maritime Disaster You've Never Heard Of.
The Greatest U.S. Maritime Disaster You've Never Heard Of.
930 backers pledged $108,156 to help bring this project to life.

UPDATE #47 - GOOD NEWS - FINALLY!!

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Dear Backers,

Thanks to Team Sultana members Sean Astin, Leah Cevoli, Linda Iroff, and Dave Edison, we have some great news to share:  we’ve secured a distribution deal for the documentary! REMEMBER THE SULTANA will be released on iTunes and Amazon this Fall.  While we don’t have an exact date for you at present, we are anticipating the release sometime in October. There is also a possibility that Netflix will pick up the documentary; we will let you know if that happens.

All of this would not have been possible without the support of the best backers in Kickstarterdom. That’s right - we’re talking about each of you! Your support and patience has been beyond amazing, and our gratitude and love for what you’ve accomplished is boundless. You have helped fulfill a promise to honor the memories of all those who were on board the Sultana 152 years ago.

We look forward to sharing more news as we grow closer to the release date. Thank you again for all you have done, and continue to do, to help everyone remember the Sultana.

Sincerely,

Mark and Mike Marshall, Producers

UPDATE #46 -- WE’RE SHIPPING!!

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Greetings from the “Best Laid Plans” Department!   It’s with much excitement, and a great deal of relief, that we announce that “Remember the Sultana” documentary and extras DVDs and Blu-Rays are finally shipping!!  And here’s the proof:

Once again, you have demonstrated great patience with us as we have been preparing for the final act in this two-and-a-half year odyssey.  It took longer than anticipated, but you will soon be holding in your hands the story that had to be told.  There are not adequate words for the love and gratitude we have for you all for making the project possible.  You are an intimate part of this documentary, woven into the fabric of a great tapestry depicting the worst maritime disaster in U.S history.

A few final things:

To those who pledged for the digital download:  You have all received the link to the site via email, however we recently added a password as an extra measure of security.  The password is “sultana1865” (without the quotes).

For our international backers:  We will be sending out your rewards very shortly.  If you have moved in the past two years, please let us know at rememberdsultana@gmail.com.  We want to make sure we have the latest address for you!

For those who have yet to receive your rewards:   Your package was held until the availability of the DVD or Blu-Ray.  Hang on because your entire order is coming very soon!

On behalf of the Sultana team, thank you for joining with us.  If you have any comments regarding everything Sultana, please contact us at rememberdsultana@gmail.com.

God bless you all!

 

 

UPDATE #45 – ANOTHER REMEMBRANCE - VIDEO LINK - NEW ALBUM

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UPDATE #44: HONORING OUR FALLEN/DOCUMENTARY RELEASE DATE/TOP SECRET ONLINE SCREENING FOR BACKERS ONLY!

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UPDATE #43 -- MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Merry Christmas and the happiest of Holidays to our Sultana friends!!

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 18-20 months.

REWARDS

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!

SOUNDTRACK

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/

FILM FESTIVALS

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!

Mark Marshall