Dearest Kickstarter Supporters –
Thank you again for your backing of our film. We are immensely grateful for your support, apologies for the long delay between updates. We have been so immersed in our work on the film, and our production schedule was extended several times. One of our final Kickstarter backers was Jose Fernandez, who then came on to be Executive Producer of the film and has enabled us to take the film to a much higher level with his increased support. After three years of additional interviews, editing, image research and sound work, we have some exciting news and are near completion..
We also have a new name! EMPIRES is now entitled REVOLUTION OF THE PRESENT. We are extremely proud of how the film has taken shape and are excited as we prepare to share it with the world.
We held a very successful preview screening in New York City in early October. Many thanks to everyone who came out and offered their thoughts and insights. We will update with forthcoming screenings as they are scheduled.
If you claimed one of our rewards for your contribution, look for a separate email soon with details about that.
Please check out our new website revolutionofthepresent.org where you will find information on the film, the trailer, and can also follow the speakers via their twitter posting. You can also check out our brand new Facebook page, If you liked our previous Empires page, please "like" this one as well, as the old page will soon be deleted.
Another huge thank you goes out to our tireless researchers, Anita Anthonj, Emilie Martel, Matthew McEnerney and Sasha Sakhar, who searched high and low for imagery that we could use in the film. Our goal was to use creative commons visuals and music and keep this an open source project to a great degree, and we have succeeded. Thanks also to Milos Raickovich, Luke Dubois, Eugene Chen, Paul Godwin, Miguel Noya, and others who contributed music for the film.
We have begun submitting the film to festivals and will continue to do so over the coming months. A New York premiere should be in the works for early 2014 and we’ll be sure to let you all know when that happens.
Finally, although we have come so far, we still have post production costs ahead of us, including color correction and a full sound mix. To help us with these expenses, we are asking for your help again. Please consider a tax deductible donation to Revolution of the Present through our fiscal sponsor The Center for Independent Documentary. Checks should be made out to Center for Independent Documentary and mailed to 680 South Main Street. Sharon, MA 02067. Please write REVOLUTION OF THE PRESENT in the memo portion, and let us know if you do make a contribution so that we can look out for it.
Thank you again for your continued support.
Marc (director), Johanna (producer) and Jose (executive producer)