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"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." Edgar Allan Poe
212 backers pledged $11,421 to help bring this project to life.


Posted by Bart Mastronardi (Creator)

24 July 2014 

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Normally, I would open with a quote from Poe himself, but Goethe's quote holds the theme of our success on Kickstarter. After 40 days of campaigning for the "TALES OF POE: Finishing Fee Kickstarter" a letter of THANKS is certainly a given as it all ended on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, with over 14% from the original goal, bringing the total to $11,421. This was more than we had asked for.

We all knew going into the Kickstarter and asking for donations to finish our goal was a risk. A risk that has certainly paid off. For that we all say THANK YOU. Now where do we go from here? Quite simple, finishing up the film now as we prepare to take the film to it's World Premiere at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, CA on August 20, 2014, with a Red Carpet event. Alan Rowe Kelly is now hard at work, slaving away putting the film on the timeline for exporting; Fuzz On The Lens Production is going to help make our Master Blue Ray; Anthony Sumner and his Visual Effects team are enhancing the film's images; Tom Burn's sound and score is just incredible, and the list goes on. 

Yes, dreaming has power in it. 

When this dream first came to me over 4 1/2 years ago I never knew the dream would grow into a bigger reality than I anticipated. A great company of artists came on board, some my childhood idols, to help shape and mold the reality of the dream I had in my head. Making a film is a collaborative effort. It is about taking an abstract idea that pulsates in the artist's head and transforming it into a concrete reality. Making a film takes a lot of hours, talent and patience, but with a pool filled with talent, such as TALES OF POE's, who also believe in the project, makes only for a successful project ready for completion. You are all now a part of what Goethe says is the "boldness." Look at the results. You all believed in us, too and contributed your money to help the film succeed. There is more coming to you from the film. 

For now I ask all of you to please send me the exact name, if you have not done so already, that you would like to see in the THANK YOU credits; a survey will be coming to you soon from Kickstarter, in regards, to your mailing address. All rewards begin to ship out in November of 2014. The TALES OF POE's Blue Ray/DVD is only going to be available to the donors who donated towards it. These Blue Rays/DVD are collectables as they will not be released to the public once the film goes into distribution. Making these Blue Rays/DVD will take time as Alan Rowe Kelly and I want to ensure a great Blue Ray disc filled with commentary, images, and many other goodies while making TALES OF POE. I will update on the progress of the Blue Ray on the TALES OF POE Kickstarter, Facebook and web site. Again, allowing you to see the process of the disc's creation. 

Edgar Allan Poe's life may have been filled with much depression, but it's his great works through the art of writing that have inspired so many of us to keep the dream alive. Without him there is no TALES OF POE. We all THANK YOU, Sir, for the great literature you have left us to enjoy and be inspired by. 

The entire TALES OF POE company, though, thanks all of you for supporting us. Your support has helped in so many ways. It is beautiful when people can come together to simply help one another out. I thank you as this little dream inside my head is a full fledged reality in much support from a talented team of artists and all of your generosity. 

Please feel free to contact me on anything concerning TALES OF POE and the Kickstarter campaign. 

Thank you. 

Bart Mastronardi 

More thanks and news are coming. 

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