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Update #14

All Better Now

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Thank your patience, everyone!

The website is now fixed.

Please visit http://afullerlifedoc.com, check out our new teaser, and contribute!

Warmly,

Samantha


Update #13

WEBSITE - TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

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Hello A Fuller Life supporters,

I just got word from a potential donor that the PayPal donation button on our website, http://afullerlifedoc.com,  isn't working. Turns out WordPress and the PayPal plug-in updated themselves and we're working on fixing the problem right this minute.

To those of you who were running to your computers to contribute: hold those donations in your hot little hands for just a bit longer! We're still in need of your generosity.

To those of you were waiting for the right moment to donate: it will soon be upon you and I'll let you know when we're ready.

In the meantime, please entertain yourself with this great picture of Sam.

Again, thank you so much to all of you for your support!

All my best,

Samantha Fuller

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Update #12

Life After Kickstarter

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Hi Fuller Fans!

Here's the rundown on what the crew of A FULLER LIFE has been up to since the Kickstarter finished at the end of last September.

WE FINISHED SHOOTING

Yup, we finished shooting the last four segments of the film. In late November, Sam Fuller's muse Constance Towers gave us a pre-Thanksgiving reading to be thankful for, and in December we had a triple-header with Joe Dante, William Friedkin and Jennifer Beals turning in fantastic performances. Also, we created a nifty opening credits sequence that highlights lots of Fuller memorabilia from Sam's office, The Shack.

GILLIAN WENT TO WASHINGTON

Our producer, Gillian, did a 10-day research trip at the Library of Congress in D.C. and the National Archives' Motion Picture & Sound Recordings Division in Greenbelt, Maryland. She brought back hi-res photos and 35mm footage that will help us tell Sam's story with a bit of America's heritage.

WE TRANSFERRED MORE OF SAM'S FOOTAGE

With the help of Nik Ward (son of The Big Red One's Kelly Ward) and the brilliant technicians at Fotokem we transferred more than an hour's worth of Sam's never-before-seen home movies and front line war footage to HD.

PAUL FULLER SCORED THE FILM

Sam's nephew Paul composed an original score for A Fuller Life that is out of this world. The original soundtrack will be released on CD upon completion of the film.

WE EDITED A ROUGH CUT

Yessir, we've come a long way. We have first draft of the finished film and are currently sharing it with colleagues in the film industry to integrate their feedback and get the film rock solid.

So what's left?

Right now we're focused on raising funds for a possible film festival premiere in late summer (we'll keep you posted as the situation develops.) We still have a lot of work left to do that costs a lot of money: online editing, sound design & mix, graphics, and final output. Plus there are additional expenses: hiring a publicist, putting aside funds for various insurance deductibles, money for film festivals, and much much more.

We need YOUR help to finish the film... Help us out with a donation!

Go to http://www.afullerlifedoc.com to contribute.

 Sincerely,

 Samantha Fuller, director of A FULLER LIFE

P.S. For those of you still waiting for rewards, we sent out a batch of stuff this week. Check your mailboxes!


Update #11

New addition to A FULLER LIFE = Jennifer Beals

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Update #10

The Final Countdown...

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The Kickstarter campaign is coming to an end...

On Sunday night we will raise a glass to all the generous contributors who have helped us take a big step ahead in the making of this special tribute film.

The goal may be reached on KS, but as you well know, the funding still needs a boost, so please help spread the link one more round before Sunday night.

Thanks for your support!

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