Dear Kickstarter friends and supporters:
First of all, I hope all of you are having a very good start to the new year. I’m happy to kick off our first announcement of 2018 with big news -- HONDROS has been picked up for theatrical distribution before rolling out across a wide array of digital platforms in the coming weeks!
But first, a quick recap of a very busy 2017 for the film you helped bring into the world, followed at the bottom by an update on rewards fulfillment.
As you know, HONDROS premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, where it won the Audience Award for Best Documentary, as well as a Special Jury Mention for Best New Documentary Director.
From there, the film took off, officially selected to screen at Hot Docs, Vancouver International Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival, Indigo Moon Film Festival in North Carolina, GlobeDocs in Boston, and the Denver Film Festival.
In addition to Tribeca, we won top honors in Denver and at Indigo Moon, as well as the prestigious Brazzolara Family Foundation Award for Films in Conflict and Resolution at the Hamptons. HONDROS has had nothing but positive reviews, including in trade publications like Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
In other words, it’s been a pretty stellar year. And I’m happy to say that 2018 is on pace to match it.
Because of the film’s success on the festival circuit, HONDROS has been picked up for a theatrical release on March 2 in London, New York and Los Angeles. After its theatrical rollout, the film will be available on iTunes, Amazon Video, Xbox and other home entertainment platforms beginning on March 6, then it will be picked up by Netflix in the summer.
Now, let’s talk about those rewards. But first -- thanks for your enormous patience throughout this process. I realize it seems like forever since we started this Kickstarter campaign, but it was worth all the long hours, weeks and months it took to produce a film that has gotten such great attention. Obviously, the time it took to bring the film from Kickstarter project to a theatrical release also means that it takes that much time to fulfill certain rewards.
And there is a bit more waiting required, but I promise it won’t be long. DVDs and posters are still being designed and packaged, but as soon as they are available, we will send them out. I expect they will begin to rollout in early- to mid-March.
Thanks again for your patience through this process and thanks as always for your support from the beginning of this important film. Because of you, Chris Hondros’s story will soon be available to the world.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year,