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Nevermind, for some reason I thought I had funded to get a digital copy of the movie, apparently this wasn't so.
Are we really not going to discuss when we are going to get the digital download here? I was hoping this would be before it aired.
Is there any word on the digital download? I really wanted to be able to give it to my father-in-law, who's father fought in Chosin, before the show aired.
Estimated date of completion.
Jost got a signed DVD box - it is awesome! Looking forward to what's coming up next!
I watched the clip and I really love the busting of chops going on between the two Marines. One suggestion that I might give is to have the hero say something to the effect of "How am I going to explain the jeep to the 1st Sgt." Like all things in the Corps, someone signed an ECR card for that jeep.
I really think the animation gives a very good representation of what it must have been like in Korea. I had the privilege of working with a Chosin Reservoir Marine when I was in high school. He used to tell me stories of how the Chinese would just come like a literal wave of people trying to over run their positions. Your animation really captures that feeling. I am very excited to see the progress of this project. Semper Fidelis.
Thanks for the feedback! I am sending you a private message so we can brainstorm.
Looked at video draft. Nice start.
Looks like they were diving toward the grenade, only seen that in Chinese Propaganda films. Natural for people diving away and survives.
"Only a M--machine Gunner" does not need to be volunteering for the job, just got assigned; or he should disclose his mail man status with (no?) machine gun training and accepted the challenge-- your pick.
Hope you get studio support with a great story line and convincing video draft.
Herbert, not exactly sure what you mean - but i will give it a shot and hope I can answer the question. Digital download for the animated short will be later in the year - when it gets completed, and our backers will get to see many iterations of the work in progress. For the graphic novel digital downloads, they will be out in about a month - depending on how fast it is laid out in book form. We will also have some images and artwork that will be made available only to backers - as a digital download. That will come out periodically. We want to share/give as much as we can. Let me know if this helps. You can also direct message me and I will send you my email and phone number and I will be happy to talk to you about any/all aspects of this project and others.
If most of the DVDs have already been shipped, what about the digital downloads?
At what point will the already released films be shipped? When/how do we get the digital copies?
Check out the newest update. Sorry for the delay.
Hey Brian, it has been 30 days since we last got an update. Is there any word on progress? Semper Fi.
Give em one Marines!!. Kill!!
Happy to support! Thank You!
Both my father (USMC) and Uncle (Army) fought at the Chosin Reservoir. My father (CPL John Garabedian) was a BAR man with the F/2/1 and participated in the Inchon landing, Battle for Seoul, and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir. He received a severe mortar wound at Chosin and was evacuated. My uncle (George Garabedian) was with Task Force Faith. He was all the way up at the Yalu River and he experienced some of the worst fighting conditions imaginable. Keep up the great work in keeping the memory of the Chosin Few alive by telling their story.
I really like what your doing. I pushed it out to my VMI pals and if you need some connections to the Sarasota Film Festival, i can make a couple introductions as well. Looking forward to it!!
Made it! I am looking forward to this. Thank you for doing all of the hard work to help honor the Veterans of the Korean War, we just lost our relative's story a couple of years ago. The best advice I have ever received about being a Marine came from two Korean War Veterans. Semper Fi, living the motto!
I really hope this project gets funded. I've tagged twenty something marines on FB, hoping some would donate.
I was 2/7 Fox from '99-'03. I loved the Chosin doc. I hope that this project comes through. If I had more money to give I sure would. There is such a history of this "Forgotten War" that needs to be told, and you all are doing a fine job at getting the stories of these Warriors out there.
Semper Fi and good luck to you all!!
SSgt. G.J. DeCosta Jr.
2/7 Fox ('99-'03)
1/25 Bravo ('03-'09)
Yah, as a backer, I don't mind you making updates public. The more the merrier.
Awesome work, keep it up. Semper Fi!
Just noticed that the updates are for backers only. A lot of (over)funded projects I've seen had updates set for public viewing. Projects that didn't get funded often had them set to private. It seems that regular updates have a positive effect on the willingness to back projects, so you guys should rethink.
Dunno how the other backers think about it, but I'm not too concerned with seeing exclusive material. I've already backed after all. So I'd rather screenshots like that of Mickens and active content updates over the next 20 days enticed other people to also pledge.