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Does a family make a house or does a house make a family? Two centuries + two years in the making, help me finish this film!
Sometimes the greatest adventure is the journey home. A love letter to loss spanning five generations, this inspiring documentary shows us how to hold on and asks: does a family make a house? or does a house make a family?
Sometimes the greatest adventure is the journey home. A love letter to loss spanning five generations, this inspiring documentary shows us how to hold on and asks: does a family make a house? or does a house make a family?
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Pre-order Starboard Light before its August 30th release

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Thank you for being a Kickstarter supporter of Starboard Light! After all these years, the day is finally almost upon us. We are working on getting your rewards to you, and in the meantime we wanted to let you know that Starboard Light is now available for pre-order in advance of its August 30th, 2015 release date.

To express our gratitude for your support, here's a special discount coupon that enables you to gift Starboard Light to a friend for 50% off the already discounted pre-order price. Just go to thestarboardlight.com/watch/, select either Starboard Light or the Starboard Light Delux Bundle and enter the discount code GIVESL and your friend’s email address, and they too will experience the touching family story brought to life by Starboard Light.

We may not have a huge marketing firm spending millions to spread the word about Starboard Light, but we do have you! Please share thestarboardlight.com (you'll see the brand new official trailer there too) on Facebook and Twitter, in emails and even in person with real live human beings :) We even have some handy sample text to get you thinking:

TWITTER 

  • Pre-Orders for #StarboardLightFilm are now available! Go to thestarboardlight.com/watch to experience 5 generations of life and love… 
  • Discount pre-order prices for #StarboardLightFilm are available until the 8/30 release. Go to thestarboardlight.com/watch to watch or gift! 
  • (Post your own picture of what home is to you) + #StarboardLightFilm asks, does a family make a home, or does a home make a family? Find out at thestarboardlight.com/watch

FACEBOOK

  • Pre-Orders for Starboard Light are now available! And discount prices are in effect until the 8/30 release. So head over to thestarboardlight.com/watch to buy or gift the film that asks, does a family make a home, or does a home make a family? 
  • Discount pre-order prices on Starboard Light are available until the 8/30 release. Go to starboardlight.com/watch to be among the first to experience the film that explores five generations of life and love contained within a Cape Cod home… 
  • Or you can just share the trailer from facebook.com/starboardlight

For more info about Director Nick Fitzhugh visit nickfitzhugh.comand to watch more of his films visit watch.redfitz.com.

"Home is" Starboard Light t-shirts moving into production

At long last the "Home is" t-shirts are moving into production based on wonderful sketches by Devin Burgess. We'll be starting with just two designs and hopefully doing lots more but I want your help selecting your favorite two sketches to begin with! 

Check out instagram.com/redfitz for the posts (or just click on the image below that you like best) and like your favorites. I'm posting them below too so you know what you're looking for :) 

Nick

The World Premiere of Starboard Light

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We are pleased to announce that the World Premier of Starboard Light will be held at the Chatham Orpheum Theater on Cape Cod July 11th-July 17th! The week-long premier will include 12pm and 5:30pm daily showtimes, and the opportunity to buy tickets in advance online, or at the theater (see below).

A preliminary cut of the film screened to a sold out audience at the Chatham Orpheum Theater in November 2013 (see photo), sparking a buzz that's led, not only to a Chatham Premier, but the promise of future screenings across the United States.

Starboard Light Special Preview Screening at the Chatham Orpheum
Starboard Light Special Preview Screening at the Chatham Orpheum

 

Your financial support not only made this moment, and the production of Starboard Light possible, but allowed my team and I the artistic freedom to preserve quintessential pieces of American culture for domestic and international audiences alike. For that, we are eternally grateful and would like to thank you for your support. We hope that you'll be able to make it to one of the screenings July 11-17. The July 12 @ 5:30pm and July 13 @ 5:30pm screenings will be followed by a Q&A with me, the director, so that I can thank you in person!

We are also happy to report that we are in the process of compiling your rewards for backing the film! You can expect more updates on the status of your rewards in the coming weeks. Once again, thank you for your support, and for bringing Starboard Light to life!

TICKETS

Tickets are available at the link below as well as at the box office (637 Main Street, Chatham, MA) everyday after 12pm.

http://20846.formovietickets.com:2235/

About Starboard Light:

Whether you're a resident of Chatham, or on vacation enjoying the sites and sounds of Cape Cod, Starboard Light is a must see, evoking the question, "does a family make a house? or does a house make a family?"

Through the integration of old home video footage, archive photographs, recordings, and stories, Starboard Light is an opportunity to contextualize the history and small town charm in Chatham that attracts more and more residents and visitors every year.

For more about Starboard Light, sign up here: https://redfitz.com/follow/ and visit http://thestarboardlight.com 

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Invite: Special Preview Screening of Starboard Light at the Chatham Orpheum Theater

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