Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 16, 2012.

Update #3

In less than one week, Tube reaches barebones goal!

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At officially 1:27pm EST today, we heard the BOOM that pushed us over the threshold to achieve real funding. Since pledges are not guaranteed until the target is met, it feels in a way like this is the real beginning. Looking back over the slog of reaching the production mid-point by keeping a low overhead, trading lots of favors and putting anything earned back into Tube, I can only say what a fine day indeed! Mega-thanks to our earliest supporters for their solidarity and incredible backing.   

Tube is designed to scale with the resources we have. You can see from the project video that we are hard at work making the movie, in tandem with running its campaign -- and we want the result to be amazing. Crucially, further funds will allow us to focus on Tube without interruption, give commissions to our valiant crew and make new hires. Budget permitting, Bassam made this sketch of what other passengers on the train might look like:

For tonight, we are going to go drink a beer by the bonfire at our friends' farm. In the next few days we'll post a video update about this week in production, showing some of the cool tools we've developed to help us (and you!). Let's keep momentum building, and make this a totally awesome movie under the clock we've set ticking.

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      Creator Joshua Gleissner on April 22, 2012

      CAN'T WAIT!

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      Creator Jason Curtis on April 22, 2012

      And FYI, I came via Mashable.

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      Creator Jason Curtis on April 22, 2012

      Yea! Can't wait to see it!

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      Creator Bassam Kurdali on April 22, 2012

      Hey Simon, awesome! thanks a lot :D , and Ton, thanks for the encouragement! to the stars :)

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      Creator Simon Haegler on April 22, 2012

      hi bassam... man, i almost missed this awesome new thing of yours :) pledging away... cheers from switzerland...

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      Creator ton roosendaal on April 22, 2012

      Now boldly go for the 50k! :)

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