So I have started a Blog centered around the making of The Grace of Jake. Check it out, share it, read it, love it :) Hope to see some of... Read more
Little Rock Film Festival!!
It's official, The Grace of Jake has been selected for the 2015 Little Rock Film Festival which happens the week of may 16th! We are really excited to be competing... Read more
We got out official selection email from The Little Rock Film Festival over the weekend . We will be competing in the "made in Arkansas" narrative category this May in... Read more
Hey all, we are back with an exciting update for The Grace of Jake. We have had to take a couple months to raise some more money to see us... Read more
Happy New Year!!
Hey team, hope each and every one of you had a wonderful and relaxing holiday, well as relaxing as the holiday season can be. 2015 is going to be a... Read more
We did it!
So we pulled off the Forrest City screening of the movie, and I have to say it was a success all the way around. Thanks so much to everyone who... Read more
Wednesday's Kickstarter Screening
We are looking forward to watching the movie for the very first time in a theater with those of you who chose screening tickets as your reward category. Wednesday October... Read more
Upcoming Forrest City Cast and Crew Screening! October 8th!
We have some very exciting news to share with our Kickstarter team! For anyone who chose a "special screening ticket in Forrest City" as their reward we are excited to... Read more
We did it!
Well team, looks like we have locked edit on our movie! Just shy of one year from the day we started filming! What does this mean? Well once a movie... Read more
Hey team, so this week poses to be a big one for us here in sunny California. We hope to lock our picture edit this week. That means we will... Read more
Back at it!
Hey team, we are happy to report that our tax rebate has come through from the Arkansas Film Commission so we can now dive back into our edit! We had... Read more
Hey team, so a couple things to report- first and foremost we are just about to get our tax rebate squared away from the state of Arkansas. What that means... Read more
A few pics from a recent ADR session. This is when actors come in to re-record lines, or maybe even add a line or two! We had Jake, Lew, and... Read more
Hey team, so that trailer link we put up last night is only going to be on-line for a limited time, and it is exclusive to our Kickstarter team, so... Read more
A preview of some of the movie!
Hey team, so we are still in a holding pattern on finishing the movie. We are waiting on our Arkansas state tax incentive so that we can finish our post-production.... Read more
Hey team, happy April! My how the time she does fly. We were hoping to be ready for our premier this spring, but in typical movie fashion post-production is taking... Read more
Working with our composer!
We're excited to announce that George Stanford is creating the musical score for the movie! He is a very talented and well rounded musician based in Los Angeles. Check out... Read more
Our t-shirts are in!!
We just got our first shipment of "I helped make The Grace of Jake t-shirts!" If you chose this as your reward category your shirt and bumper sticker will go... Read more
Sneak peek screening for some of our Kickstarter supporters!
This Sunday our Kickstarter supporters who opted for the $75 dollar trucker hat and early sneak peek of the movie will be getting a private link to watch a rough... Read more
Edit almost finished!!
Hey everyone, just a quick update- so we are getting close the final stages of our edit. The movie is coming together amazingly well. Cannot wait to share it with... Read more
Happy New Year!!
Happy New Year to all! Hope the holidays were full of family, food, and fun! We are back to work on the Grace, with a couple more weeks of off-line... Read more
First rewards shipping out today!!
Hey team, quick production update! We are getting closer to a picture lock for our off-line edit. The movie has gone from 120 minutes down to close to our target... Read more
First film fest submission!
So we were able to get the movie submitted to our first film festival this week, Sundance! We are still a work in progress, but we felt strong enough about... Read more
Final stages of editing!
Hey team, so I am back in LA and we are just a few days away from our first film festival submission. The movie looks great, cannot wait to share... Read more
That's a wrap!!
Well we did it! We wrapped shooting on the movie! 21 days of filming in and around the Forrest City delta! I cannot express enough our gratitude for the local... Read more
Today we wrapped up filming at Marianna Funeral Home owned by Sam Blount! Sam and his wife were incredible hosts. IIt was such a treat to spend two days filming... Read more
Apologies for the delay between production updates. Between login issues, spotty Internet and the overall craziness of shooting a movie we've fallen behind. Excuses aside, we are ahead of schedule,... Read more
Michael Wiebler here as Hicky is neck-deep lining up the shooting schedule, finalizing cast wardrobe, and everything else before production, which begins early tomorrow. So this is it: with your... Read more
Tomorrow is the day!! The past few weeks have been incredibly busy, so many moving parts to orchestrate, so many people to coordinate, so many places to wrangle!! It's exciting... Read more
Good morning! So we are only a few days away from our start date. It's been a bit of a whirlwind around our production office, so many moving pieces to... Read more
We are here!!
Hey team, so we're officially on location, ready to rock and roll. With less than 2 weeks from our start date, we are deep in the middle of pre-production. For... Read more
Hey everyone, just a quick update. We are smack dab in the middle of pre-production, things are going well, a bit crazed, but we are chipping away at it. There... Read more
LOCATION SCOUTING and PICTURE CARS!
Hey team, so I am back from Arkansas where I spent a few days location scouting for the movie. Thanks to all who had some great recommendations. We saw a... Read more
ELECTRONIC PRODUCTION DIARY #1
Hey team, welcome to the world of independent feature films! As backers of The Grace of Jakeyou will be receiving updates throughout the process as we head to northeast... Read more
It's over, and we did it! Together as a team! And now you are officially a part of our movie, a part of The Grace of Jake family. Thank you,... Read more
ONLY 2 HOURS LEFT!
All right team, we are so close to the end. We have passed our first stretch goal of 135k, let's set our target now for the 140 mark so we... Read more
WE'VE ADDED a 2nd FORREST CITY SCREENING!!
Because the first screening has sold out, we are adding a second FC VIP screening to be held the same night and time as the first. Let's see if we... Read more
12 HOURS LEFT!!
It's almost over, and you gals and guys have been amazing. We are getting pledges from friends of friends and that means you have been spreading the word!!
I said... Read more
NEW REWARD! BE OUR SET PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE DAY!!
As our last reward category to be added before our campaign ends, we thought it'd be fun to offer a really cool way to spend the day on set with... Read more
NEW FREE REWARD FOR ALL!!
So believe it or not, those end credits you see after a movie actually cost money. Anything that is a part of the movie whether it be footage, titles, or... Read more
Now that we have reached our 125k goal it is time to set a few new smaller goals being that we still have 3 days left in our campaign. As... Read more
WE DID IT!!!
We hit our funding mark of 125k just a moment ago!!!! All thanks to you!!!! Way to go team!!! I am blown away as we still have 3 days left.... Read more
AS WE WIND DOWN . . .
As our Kickstarter campaign winds down I just have to say that the support and participation has been amazing. What started as a small passion project has quickly become a... Read more
ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT!!
The past few days of fundraising has been amazing. As team members you are really getting the word out there. We need to keep it up for a few more... Read more
ONLY 6 DAYS LEFT!!
Hey team Grace of Jake can you believe how great we are doing!!!
We are a little over 20k from our funding goal with 6 days left. That's incredible. We... Read more
7 DAYS LEFT!!
IT's go time team! We had a great last couple of days of fundraising! Let's keep it up. We want to low past 125k and hit 150!!
If you have... Read more
MEET OUR PRODUCERS!!
I'd like to introduce you all to our producers Michael Wiebler and Steven Brown. Both are super talented cats that bring so much to the plate. The team we are... Read more
NEW REWARD CATEGORIES!!
Now that we are in the final stretch we have added a few new fun reward categories including some Jordin Sparks autographed css, autographed movie posters, and some more 2... Read more
OUR FIRST TABLE READ!!
Before a movie is a shot it is common practice to get some of the actors together for an informal read through of the script. Its a great chance to... Read more
Only 10 days left!!
Ok team, we are coming down to the wire. Thank you so much for your gracious support. We are overwhelmed with how much money we have been able to raise... Read more
EXCITING CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT!!
As promised, as contributors and team members, you will hear any and all Grace of Jake related news first before anyone else! That includes the Hollywood trades :)
As... Read more
First of all, thanks so much for joining our team and supporting our project. Thanks to you we are almost halfway to our funding goal. As you know, if we... Read more
We are now up for Project of the Week on Indiewire!! We are currently in the lead, please go vote so we can get more press!!
NEW REWARD CATEGORY!!
We added a very exciting new "experience" category where musicians can get a 1 on 1 consultation with our award winning music supervisor/composer with the goal of choosing a contributor's... Read more
Indiewire's Project of the Day!!
Check it out, we made Indiewire's Project of the Day. Vote for us at the end of the week as we are eligible for distribution consultation from some of the... Read more
SOME NASHVILLE PRESS!!
Check out this nice little blurb about us in Music Row.com-
Almost halfway there!!
Wow, we are nearing the halfway mark of our campaign both in terms of days left and money raised. We are blown away by the support so far. We really... Read more
IS THIS A RELIGIOUS MOVIE??
A few people have been asking if The Grace of Jakeis a religious movie. It's a movie about forgiveness, but it's not specifically a church movie. There is a... Read more
Wall Street Journal
So there is an article in today's Wall Street Journal about Kickstarter. Takes a good look at the pros and cons of crowd source funding. After reading it, makes me... Read more
NEW MENS TEE DESIGN!
Due to popular demand the Men's TEE will now have the crop plane on it just like the Women's TEE. This is what they will look like.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL!
The Grace of Jake is a movie about a guy (JAKE) looking for a father he has never met (HENRY). In the beginning there is not much love between them,... Read more
My niece MOLLY!!
Just had to share this story- so my niece Molly is spending her Saturday with her best friend. They are riding bikes around town in Forrest City, Arkansas, pulling wagons... Read more
Some of you have been asking if our director and our star Jake La Botz will be present at the three screenings we are offering for our rewards. The answer... Read more
CROP DUSTER WINS OUT
The votes are in, and it seems everyone is digging the crop duster design on both the men's and women's tees, so the dark gray tee that you see in... Read more
MEN's TEE SHIRTS
We've had a few questions about the design of the men's tee shirts. Seems as if everyone is digging the crop duster plane that is on the pink tee, so... Read more
KICKSTARTER "POPULAR THIS WEEK" CATEGORY
We just showed up in the "popular this week" category of film projects on the Kickstarter website! Way to go team. Thanks so much for you support, keep spreading the... Read more
FREE MUSIC FROM JAKE LA BOTZ
Get a free song from the star of the upcoming Grace of Jake!!
TIIME FOR SOME COMMENTS FROM YOU!!
Let's play a little fill in the blank. Leave us a comment about our page and tell us what is your favorite movie of all time! If you have more... Read more
LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW!!
Hey all Chris Hicky here, thanks so much for the support so far. Go team! This coming Monday, June 17, I will be calling in to the local radio station... Read more
According to my sis Jennifer there was a typo in the last update about the other typo :) I put "their" instead of "there." I've been staring at the computer... Read more
Please note their is a typo in $225 REWARD CATEGORY for the private screening in Forrest City, AR. It's not AK as listed which would be Alaska. The screening takes... Read more
EXCITING CASTING NEWS!!
Chris Bauer of True Bloodhas joined our movie! Chris will be playing BRIAN, the prison official who sends Jake on his way. We are super excited to have Chris... Read more
FYI- the only way in to one of our private screenings of the movie is by selecting a ticket or tickets as one of our reward categories for your contribution.... Read more