Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 7, 2012.

Update #5

The EMPIRES campaign goes viral!!

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Dear friends of EMPIRES,

As a result of your generosity we are nearly 50% funded!! To date we have raised almost $10,000. An impressive achievement and we couldn't have done it without you. Sincere thanks to all of you.

Now as we enter the homestretch of the campaign (20 days and counting) we are reaching out to you to help EMPIRES go viral! Please send the note below to 10 of your closest friends, with the subject line "Can one film change the way you think about our culture?" If we can get 1000 people to donate $10 we'll reach our goal!

Thank you again for your support and your belief in this film.

Sincerely,

The EMPIRES team

I'm backing EMPIRES on Kickstarter. For less than the price of two lattes be part of EMPIRES, an epic documentary film in the making about the effects of social media and networks on how we see ourselves and our future. View the trailer and contribute $10 on Kickstarter today.

THANK YOU and please pass this on to 10 friends. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1407330738/empires-the-film

Quotes on the project:
 ‘Seamless, tense and productive …This is what we have needed, an account of the contemporary not just through the probabilities of the future but the possibilities of the past.’ Nishant Shah, digital media researcher and theorist

'Truly timely. It addresses many of the issues and thinking that has emerged not only since the financial crash but more recently with the emergence of OWS.' Kevin Farrington, film critic

'A great collection of some of our most brilliant contemporary thinkers! …What a tour de force!!'  Magdalena Rangel, filmmaker

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    THE FAN. Thanks for coming on board! We'll show our appreciation with a special thank you on our website list of supporters, and give you a big shout out on our Facebook page!

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    THE AMPLIFIER. Amplify the conversation. Be part of the archive and part of the film. We will interview you over Skype, email, however you like. Make the film.

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    THE PARTICIPANT. Be the first on your block to see EMPIRES! You'll receive a digital download of the film, and a personal thank you note from the director.

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    THE HACKER. Enjoy EMPIRES in the comfort of your own home. You'll receive a DVD copy of the film on its release, signed by the filmmaking team.

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    NEW REWARD! Get a fantastic book by one of EMPIRES' featured interview subjects. Chose from the list here. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1407330738/empires-the-film/posts Pledge $100 and get two books of your choice!!

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    THE NETWORKER. Show the world you care! Special thanks in the onscreen credits of the final film.

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    THE GLOBALIST. Why settle for the final cut? Receive an extended cut of the film on DVD. More from our interviewees, including Manuel De Landa, Saskia Sassen, Michael Hardt! More, more, more interview material included as a bonus feature!

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    THE IMPERIALIST. Hob nob with the heavyweights of the film world. Or at least the EMPIRES crew and our families and friends. You'll receive 4 tickets to the New York premiere of the film!

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    THE AGENT. This is the life! Host a private screening of the film in your own home for you and 8 of your closest friends - with the director in attendance! (driving distance from NYC only, pls)

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    THE EMPIRE BUILDER. Your name in lights. You'll receive associate producer credit on the film!

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    THE 1%. In addition to all the rewards above, you'll receive executive producer credit on the film and the knowledge that you have made a HUGE difference!

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