One day left! First goal reached! Live telethon event!
Just over one day left until our campaign closes. We cannot thank you enough for all of the support you've provided. At the time of this writing, we have amassed 696 backers and have just surpassed our initial goal. We're deeply inspired by the outpouring of generosity and fully intend to deliver a film worthy of all this attention.
The question that everyone has been asking us during these last few days is what we intend to do with any funds raised beyond our initial goal. The plan we have in place for our first stretch goal is to buy Mike Diana's freedom in the state of Florida. Outstanding fees and other obstacles have kept him from returning for far too long. We'd like to rectify that.
In other fun news, we celebrated having raised $35K yesterday by sharing an exclusive video conversation between Neil Gaiman (The Sandman) and Stephen Bissette (Swamp Thing), which you can watch right now at the top of our main page or at the following link: https://vimeo.com/191712300
After a long month of operation, the campaign finally comes to an end tomorrow night. From 7:00PM ET - 9:00PM ET, we'll be hosting a live telethon event from Brooklyn Fire Proof (119 Ingraham St, Suite 126, Brooklyn, NY). This was initially planned to help us reach our goal, but due to our extremely fortunate circumstances it will now be an effort to clear Mike's debts to Florida. Come down and be a part of our studio audience, free of charge. If you don't live in the New York area, you can catch a live stream on Facebook. Just RSVP to this event to participate: https://www.facebook.com/events/320812421639291/
As we approach the finish line, we're overwhelmed with gratitude. So many of you have shared the campaign far and wide, not to mention offering us direct support by backing the campaign. We sincerely appreciate it and hope our thankfulness comes through in this message. 1 day left!
All the best,
-The Trial Team