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Help fund a documentary about Falcon Studios' Chuck Holmes, the gay porn mogul who helped found the Human Rights Campaign.
Help fund a documentary about Falcon Studios' Chuck Holmes, the gay porn mogul who helped fund the gay rights movement.
Help fund a documentary about Falcon Studios' Chuck Holmes, the gay porn mogul who helped fund the gay rights movement.
285 backers pledged $28,430 to help bring this project to life.

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The Screeners Are Here! The Screeners are Here!


Great news! We've got a box full of DVDs and a box full of envelopes, and we're finally starting to ship physical Seed Money screeners to backers as I write this! It's been a long four years, and I'm so relieved to be able to finally send these to you.

Those who chose a digital download will first get a one-time screener link (via VHX) to view the movie. Later this year, once we've secured distribution, and can get a digital version with DRM anti-piracy protection, we'll send out the final digital downloads. 

We will also be sending out VHX one-time view links to DVD recipients as well, as thank for holding out hope for the course of the film. 

If any of you need anything additional (say, you want to show the film to a friend and need an additional link), let me know and I'll do my best to make sure it happens. 

In the meantime, rest assured that your money was well spent. Not only did we have an amazing festival run, with over 50 festivals, and land on several "Best of 2015" lists, we were able to preserve a crucial part of gay history that hopefully others can build upon. 

Thanks again for all your support, and I look forward to hearing from you when you finally get to see the movie. 

Mike Stabile

Seed Money Screeners!

At this time four years ago, I was in a panic about funding the movie. Waking up in the middle of the night hoping that some else had donated; feeling terrible and guilty when you actually did. Of all the things it took to make the film, getting it funded was the most stressful, and I'm still in awe that you all came together to get this movie made.

So I'm thrilled to be able to finally send out the Seed Money screeners. 

We have had an amazing festival run this summer, with screenings at over fifty festivals from San Francisco and New York to Sao Paolo and Taiwan, and with sold out houses at major festivals like Frameline, Outfest and Newfest. In the coming weeks, we'll be announcing (finally!) distribution. 

Despite all of this, many of you still haven't had a chance to see the film. This, of course, is near criminal, as you were the one's who actually backed it. Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the unfortunate side effects of the tortured path distribution works — the DVD mastering is one of the last things to get done.

In the four years since you funded this project, of course, many of you may have moved. While hopefully the earlier rewards (the posters, the t-shirts, the stickers, etc) got to you in time, I suspect your address may have changed. 

In the next few weeks, I'll be sending out the final reward: the screeners. In order to make sure they get to you, please go into your Kickstarter Profile, and do the following:

1. Click Backed Projects

2. Click Seed Money

3. Edit Your Address

Next week, I'll download all the new addresses and begin the process of fulfillment. If there's anything that you haven't gotten from previous rewards, let me know. I believe I owe a few big spenders a lunch, and possibly someone my hand in gay marriage. 

In the meantime, we still have a number of festivals left to play, including Liverpool and Stockholm International (both on 22nd)! More good news to come (stay informed at or on our  official site

In the meantime, get those addresses updated and again, thanks.


Tickets On Sale for SF and LA Screenings!

We're thrilled to finally be able to announce that tickets are available for our two biggest screenings: Frameline, in San Francisco, and Outfest, in Los Angeles! 

We really want to turn out the crowds for these, so after you get your tickets, please spread the word. We've built up an incredible momentum in the past month, with successful screenings in cities from Turin to San Diego, but our heart has always been in these two screenings. Not to mention that we'll be bringing out some of the original Falcon stars and directors to help sweeten the pot! 

Get your tickets now — and please, use the links on social media to spread the word!

Frameline (San Francisco): JUNE 21, 2015

Outfest (Los Angeles): JULY 13, 2015

We're coming to San Francisco! Frameline 39

Block your calendars out for the night of June 21st — when Seed Money premieres at San Francisco's massive Castro Theater! We're beyond thrilled to be part of San Francisco's Frameline Festival — the largest and longest running LGBT film festival in the world. We've been working toward this for for the past five years, and it's very exciting to be able to bring the story of Chuck back to the San Francisco. 

We want to make this a huge turn out, and are working on a number of special guest stars for the evening.  In the meantime, please feel free to share the good news, which we've posted on the Seed Money Facebook page:

More good news to come, and thanks for your continued support.


New Screenings Announced!

The Boston premiere went incredibly well, and we're pleased to be able to announce several new screenings in the next month:

Q Fest St. Louis (St. Louis, MO, April 29)

Torino GLFF (Torino, Italy, May 3)

FilmOut San Diego (San Diego, CA, May 30)

We'll announce even more screenings in the next few weeks. Thanks to all of you who made this happen, and who helped tell Chuck Holmes's story, and make sure he's included in gay history. 

In the meantime, be sure to check out some of the latest press:

Must See: Seed Money:The Chuck Holmes Story (Out Magazine)

Seed Money: Capturing A Pivotal History in Gay Porn (Film International)

LGBT Festival Highlights (Boston Magazine)

New Documentary About Pornographer Who Gave Gays Their Pride (World of Wonder)

And, of course, if you haven't already like us on Facebook to get up to the minute updates on screenings near you.