T-SHIRTS ARE COMING!
Great news: T-shirts have come in, and we will be sending out your packages very soon!!
Thank you all so much for your support andplease don't forget... Read more
Incentives are coming! Incentives are coming!
Merry Christmas everyone! Over the course of the next few days our Kickstarter Incentives will begin to go out to people.
Digital content will go out by the end of... Read more
Drunktown's Finest in Arizona
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We've got some great news for people in Arizona. The film is currently playing in theaters in Phoenix and Flagstaff. If you're in the area for the... Read more
Hi everyone. It's been a while since our last post but I want to update you on the Drunktown's Finest Kickstarter incentives. We promise we have not forgot about you... Read more
Drunktown's Finest has a new website! Check it out for updates on future screenings and other Drunktown-related press!
The film is also less than two weeks away from its... Read more
Indian Country Today
Drunktown's Finest gets a write-up in Indian Country Today! Click on the link to check out the article:
And don't forget the film is playing this weekend in Ashland,... Read more
Festival update - Nashville and Minneapolis
Drunktown's Finest will be playing in two more festivals!
Nashville Film Fest (April 21 & 22)
Boston LGBT Film Fest (April 5)
Can you say, "International Premiere"?!
Drunktown's Finest has been selected for Sundance London! More info below (and check out our actress Magdalena Begay's picture at the top of the article)-
Drunktown's Finest reviews and news
The next three weeks will be busy. The film will be screening in Lincoln, Nebraska, Denver, Colorado, and Ashland, Oregon. And stay tuned for a big announcement sometime... Read more
Upcoming festival screenings
Drunktown's Finest will be screening at a number of festivals in the coming weeks!
Ashland, Oregon (Ashland Independent Film Fest, April 3-7):
Lincoln, Nebraska (Visionmaker Film Festival,... Read more
Drunktown's Finest premiere
Hi everyone. Drunktown's Finest premieres in 2 hours at the Sundance Film Festival. Thank you all for your support. We would not be here without you!
In the meantime, check... Read more
Drunktown's Finest movie poster
We wanted to share our poster with you. It will be posted up around Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival!
Drunktown's Finest, 2014 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection!
Great news, everyone. Drunktown's Finest is going to Sundance! Read the official press release below and stay tuned for more info.
Greetings from Portland!
It's been a while since our last update but we've been very busy working to finish the film (thanks to you all!). I am currently in Portland, Oregon working... Read more
On behalf of the entire Drunktown's Finest production team...
We would like to send out another thanks to everyone who has somehow contributed to Drunktown making it this far. Your efforts, however big or small, have truly amazed us.... Read more
2 hours to go!
Hi everyone! Please stay tuned for a special thank you video from Sydney. It will be coming out later this evening!
We made it. Thank you to all 354 of you who have put your faith in this project.
I've made a special video for everyone. It won't be a available... Read more
A Blast From the Past
Getting this film made has been a huge uphill battle but there have been positive experiences as well. As I was looking through our Facebook page, I came across a... Read more
Social Media Shout-outs!
We're down to our last 24 hours! Thank you to all 313 people for got us this far and put your faith into this project.
For everyone who pledged $5... Read more
Lots of press on Drunktown's Finest!
In case you missed it, check out these articles on our 3 talented leads- Carmen Moore, Morningstar Angeline, and Jeremiah Bitsui!
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jasper-zweibel/native-american-transsexual-actress-stars-in-new-film_b_4134154.html
OUT Magazine: http://www.out.com/entertainment/movies/2013/11/01/mythbusting-drunktowns-finest
Indian... Read more
The home stretch...
Seven years ago, when I first started writing DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST I created three main characters whose eyes we would see the modern day Navajo world through. These three characters represent... Read more
OUT Magazine writes an article on Drunktown's Finest!
Woo-hoo! It's even on the front page of their website! Here's a link to the article:
The faces of Drunktown's Finest
As stated before, this film has 36 actors. Of those 36, 32 are Native American. Here is a preview of what the film will look like.
Good news everyone. We're 2/3 funded!
Over the past 3 weeks I've talked about the work I put into the film. However, I have not mentioned the 100+ other people... Read more
Halloween Pt. II
Okay everyone. We're $411 away from $20,000. If you all can get us to $20,000 by 6pm MST (90 minutes from now), we'll post a picture of writer/director Sydney Freeland... Read more
New Incentive - Ornelas family Navajo rugs
When I was growing up, filmmaking wasn't even something that people could make a living from. The people I admired were artists but they were all weavers, painters, sculptors, etc...... Read more
It's a holiday. People are getting dressed up and acting crazy tonight. Its a good night. And it was a good night for our campaign last night!
We are... Read more
New Incentive! And this one's a doozy...
This is big y'all. Native painter/filmmaker/satirist Steven Paul Judd has offered to create and autograph a custom-made poster of our movie. What will the design look like? We have no... Read more
Meet the Actors - Carmen Moore
Carmen Moore plays the role of "Felixia", a transsexual Navajo girl who dreams of becoming a model. In this video (Also on the main KS page) Carmen explains a little... Read more
We've passed $11,000 and are closing in on 200 backers. You all are doing an AMAZING job of getting the word out. We've only got 5 days left put if... Read more
We've made it to $10,000. We've only got 6 days to go but today was our most successful day yet! Let's build on this momentum and keep spreading the word! ... Read more
Morningstar Angeline featured in Indian Country Today!
Check out this great article, which gives a little bit of insight into our third lead character, Nizhoni Smiles. Morningstar Angeline brought tremendous depth to this character and we were... Read more
A personal message from Sydney.
Thank you all for getting us this far. You have already given generously but I would like to make a request- please share our Kickstarter page with 3 people and... Read more
Meet the Actors - Morningstar Angeline
Morning Star Angeline plays the role of Nizhoni in Drunktown's Finest. She shares some of her personal background, as well as what attracted her to this project.
Calling all Breaking Bad fans!
Jeremiah Bitsui, aka Victor from Breaking Bad, will be doing an AMA on Reddit.com this Saturday, 10/26, at 4:30pm EST. Log in and ask him ANYTHING! Ask him about working on... Read more
10 days to go...
Great news. We've gotten 40 new backers in the past 24 hours! Thank you everyone for getting the word out. However, we need to raise all of our goal amount... Read more
Carmen Moore featured on the front page of LGBT film website!
Our Illustrious actress Carmen Moore has been featured in an article on the website biggaypictureshow.com! You can check it out by clicking on the link below and listen to her... Read more
More Behind The Scenes
Great day today, everyone! We're nearly 25% funded and had 17 new backers today! We've only got 11 days to go so please continue to spread the word.
We also... Read more
Drunktown's Finest Featured on HuffingtonPost.com
An article written by Associate Producer, Jasper Zweibel, has been featured on the Huffington Post blog page.
Check out the link here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jasper-zweibel/native-american-transsexual-actress-stars-in-new-film_b_4134154.html
Because we're a sucker for a good love story...
Our production team would like to send out a HUGE congrats to Tyler Gendron and Sammie Chinigo! Tyler (Key Grip) and Sammie (Make-up Artist) met on our production this past... Read more
Please spread the word
We had a small flurry of support yesterday. Please help us spread the word about our campaign! We need your help to make this happen. Send our link or a... Read more
Drunktown's Finest Featured in Sundance Newsletter
Check out the link here: https://my.sundance.org/emailmarketer/display.php?M=255963&C=89ef067f49c55d2388e64fd47f90dcaa&S=760&L=11&N=676
Only 2 weeks left in the campaign, keep spreading the word.
We are submitted! We dropped a final copy off he Sundance recently. Fingers crossed! Still a lot of work to do and we need your help. Please pledge and please... Read more
Behind The Scenes
Happy Sunday, Everyone!
The film is still in editing but we wanted to share some behind-the-scenes photos. Enjoy!
Editing, editing, editing...
My editor and I have been slaving away for the past 10 weeks. But the good news is that we've just finished a rough cut for festival submission!... Read more
Carmen Moore's AMA on Reddit
This Friday at 4pm, one of the stars of Drunktown's Finest, Carmen Moore will be doing an "Ask Me Anything" feature on Reddit.com. Anyone from all over the world will... Read more
Thanks for a Strong Start
Thanks so much for all the support. It means a lot to us that other people share our belief in this project.
Our new friend David Brake was... Read more