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Going on a year since the last update. The project not being finished is understandable. The lack of communication, not so much.
It has now been almost 6 months since the last update. Pretty sure this thing will never be completed. We should all just consider this a 100% failure.
4 years. FOUR years...
No rewards, no movie.
I'm a patient person, but really?
You owe it to your backers to at least show us what you've got.
Sounds like you've completed several larger scale (more commercially profitable projects) in the past couple years. You couldn't have squeezed this one in?
What did our backing buy???
Seriously. Show us what you've got.
Or, give me the 36k. I've got some time over the holidays, I can probably finish it & at least have a product to show the backers.
Open question - to all backers:
Has anyone seen ANY progress on this project or received any rewards?
I got a plastic bead bracelet a year or two ago. I thought the Kickstarter was to edit the project together.
There is a comment from Ryan Ferguson below in 2015 saying "Movie near completion. Lots of exciting news to share.".
Wait, I thought I was just overlooked and did not receive my reward. No one else did? Ryan never responded to my email inquiry either. And the last update said 1-2 people were upset with no updates. Based on the comments below, sounds like a lot more. I want my $200 back. Skate or Die? Sounds like this project died...
What is a creator supposed to do if their project can’t be completed?
If a creator realizes they’re unable to bring their project to life as promised, they have to be open about it with their backers. Here’s what they need to do:
Explain to backers what work’s been done, how funds were used, and what stopped them from finishing;
Demonstrate that they’ve used funds appropriately, and have made every reasonable effort to complete the project as promised;
If there’s money left over, offer to return any remaining funds to backers who have not received their reward, or explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form.
How's the project coming?
This has gone on long enough. 11 months since we saw an update. No refunds have been given or at least in my case no rewards. I think it's time to face the music...we have been had.
I agree with the last few comments. Considering we've only had 3 updates in the last 2 years and we still don't have any idea if/when the project will be completed.
A refund would be nice.
I agree with Daniel Hamilton. Very few updates, way past date, and no fulfillment of rewards.
From the Kickstarter Support Page:
Can we get refunds?
Big update coming soon - like next year? Please let us know what's happening as this lack of communication is disheartening.
BIG update coming soon! Movie nearing completion. Exceeding expectations. Lots of exciting news to share. Stay tuned!
So...10 months since your last update and not another word on progress or if you're even thinking of finishing this project. What a disappointment.
Hey, brother, I understand it's tough in the indy film world... I'm wrapping a few films up myself and it's been a few years - three editors later, I think we're going to launch. Communication with your people - that's us - is very important. The longer you ignore us the harder it will be for you to reach out.
I was not one of the group that received any of the backer gifts. Id like to hear that it's coming or there's just no money to make them. If you need help, please reach out - maybe I or we can help you with some things.
You must realize most of us are skaters and that's a bond that most people just don't understand.
Talk to us bro - you'll be surprised at the support you'll receive.
Will 2015 be the year this project will be finished?
I'm guessing this thing is never going to happen. Well over two years now and nothing.
any updates? you took our money almost a year and a half ago and haven't delivered a thing.
Are there any new updates on this project or the backer gifts? It would be nice to see some of the progress that has been made ever since you found a new editor.
Any new updates coming? Can't wait to see the final work.
Congrats on the successful campaign! Can't wait to see where you can take this thing!
YES! I am very happy that you got funded. There are people assuming that I am competing with Skate or Die but I want to see it spread throughout the world. I am so proud of this project and will keep promoting it. @corpsehustler on twitter I haven't got a follow back, but hey you are busy as hell I bet.
Congrats! From the Character crew. So great to see everyone pulling together to make "skate or die" happen. Can't wait to see the final production.
YOU DID IT RYAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM SOBBING IN MY CUBICLE FOR YOU. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOUR HARD WORK IS FINALLY PAYING OFF.
So exciting! You guys are so so close! Can't wait to drink Skate or Die Coffee :)
436 backers so far and less than $1000 to go. Keep believing. You will make it!
To our son, Ryan..Mom has practiced great self control up to this point of the fundraising effort but now feel that it's time to tell the world how truly amazing and accomplished you are at your documentary work! Our family has lived this documentary dream of yours for over 4 years and it is imperative that we help you see this incredible hard work become a finished product! We believe in YOU and know that you will always be looking for the next story..you are a keen observer of people and the human condition and you will always find THE STORY and present it in your typical sensitive ,poignant, honest,but loving manner!.PLEASE keep Ryan's dream alive.WE love you!!! MOM and DAD xoxoxoxoxo
Ryan, I have never been more proud to call you my brother! Your hard work in making this film over the course of the last 4+ years is so inspiring and I know this film will be everything you dreamed of. I am happy to support this amazing project, as I know just how much time and energy you have put into it. You are helping to change the lives of so many and I love you for that! Glad you made it to Scotland safely.
I really really wished I could've backed more but I have book PO's to fill. Good luck and remember no matter the outcome of Kickstarter, you can still make the film happen.
Very excited to see this and be a backer! I live in Madison WI, and am starting my own brand of skateboards, and snowskates! Called Corpsehustler Skateboards. I can't wait to see the documentary! Best of luck to you and all involved. If I can pledge more than a buck later I will do so! I'll also spread the word. Bad ass by the way!
I have been lucky enough to have worked with Ryan in an official capacity. He made a video for the Cook County Juvenile Court that is shown to new court wards and to visiting delegations. This video project he made for us has been able to hold the attention of our youth, get standing ovations from visiting court delegations and change the lives of the youth I work with. Ryan was a consummate professional, working with the youth,the judges and the crazy scheduling of the court.
IF you have any doubts about this young man's dedication or genius, let me quell them. Ryan works extremely hard, produces amazing work and takes everything in stride. I am exceedingly proud to be able to back him for this personal project.
Skateboarding meant the world to me growing up and I'm happy to see that it still means so much to the younger generation. I'm happy to back and wish you best luck in making this video and showing the good that can come from skateboarding.
Thanks you all for your support. Can't do this without you!
good luck with the project, can't wait to see how it turns out! thanks for being so cool
Ryan, it was great meeting you. Your passion is contagious! Good luck with the campaign.
Ryan! This is awesome. Good luck with the campaign! Sees like you are off to a great start.