Update 78: Judge's ruling + Factual error + Finishing for film fests 2019
Hello backers and supporters,
As promised, I've attached a copy of the judge's decision in our Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit that you can read here.
As I mentioned in... Read more
Update 75: Kale to Doughnuts + What the heck does it all mean?
Above: a sticker for Bo Muller-Moore's doughnut business.
Our very long story produced a surprising twist in March.
During my recent two and a half hour interview... Read more
Update 74: Bo defends victim status + What happened to Team Kale funds? Interview with Bo, Part 2.
Two weeks ago I posted Part 1 of an edited excerpt from my recent interview with Bo in which he changed his years-long claim that he had... Read more
Update #69: My FOIA Lawsuit Moves Forward in Federal Court + Judge Sets Dates
Howdy Backers and Supporters!
A quick update to let you know that work on our documentary film continues.
As mentioned previously, this spring I filed a Freedom of Information Act... Read more
Update #53: Waiting on Trademark Registration + Wise words from Deb Ellis + An author talks acquiescence + Bo in the news
Bo waits on his lawyer + We interview an acclaimed author, and another small business owner being 'Trademark Bullied'
Work on our film continues + "Trademark Your Memorable Phrases" + Some of our Research Resources, Part 1
A quote from our interview in Paris + "Artists must create and shouldn't be afraid"
Hello Backers, a quick note that follows on the horrific and heartbreaking massacre in Paris on the satirical weekly paper, Charlie Hebdo.
One of the last interviews we conducted for... Read more
Bo's press conference + Some (really) long term plans for the 'Eat More Kale guy'
Hello Backers and Supporters!
It's official -- on Friday December 12th, 2014, on the steps of the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier along with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Bo Muller-Moore held... Read more
AP NewsBreak: Vermont Folk Artist Wins Trademark Protection for 'Eat More Kale' Phrase
Good Morning from Snowy Vermont!
Our camera crew is heading to the Vermont statehouse in Montpelier this morning for a press conference with Governor Peter Shumlin where Bo will announce... Read more
Will Chick-fil-A Oppose Bo by November 14th? + We Go to the National Trademark Expo + Fun With 5-hour Energy
Howdy Backers of A Defiant Dude!
A quick update to let you know that we're about half-way through the USPTO's 30 day publication for opposition period for Bo's 'Eat More... Read more
Big News: Bo's Trademark Application Finally Advances at USPTO + Truett Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, Dies at 93
Update #39 NEWS! We go to Washington DC + Thank you Mr. Andrew Lawrence of the USPTO!
Howdy Backers of A Defiant Dude!
We've finally (finally!) got some news -- we've been invited to attend a meeting that's happening late next week just outside of Washington DC... Read more
Bo gets a preliminary 'No' from the USPTO + We (almost) get a Subpoena + We'll keep following Bo's story + Documentary article + Jarecki TED Talk
Bo's Fight Update + Film Update + Our Producer Gets an Academy Award Nomination + Where Have All the Small Businesses Gone + Shoot Stills
We Won a Prize!
Hey There Backers!
Our trailer for 'A Defiant Dude' won GRAND PRIZE at this year's International Movie Trailer Film Festival! How cool is that! We were chosen from a field... Read more
Welcome to all of our new backers from BoingBoing, Jackson Browne, and Neil Gaiman.
And THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU, our 1976 backers! Let's go make a movie!
Our Last 24 Hours! + What Happens Next? + "It's going to be fun"
It's the last hours of our Kickstarter campaign --- it all ends Sunday evening at 7:59pm. At that time, wherever we are --- all of us at 'A Defiant Dude'... Read more
WE DID IT!! + It's Not Over Yet + Our First Marquee
WE DID IT!!
Because of you --- 1600 strong and growing! --- we reached our goal for 'A Defiant Dude'! Bo and I are so incredibly grateful! So many of... Read more
We're Almost There + Economist Article + Earth Group
It's a flag, a fire, a cross-armed stare.
It's marching down Broadway with Occupy Wall Street. Rallying near a gated community in Florida, angry over the senseless killing of... Read more
Wonderful Dudes! + Note From a Victim + Friday Night Lights
YOU WONDERFUL DUDES, ALL OF YOU!
Yesterday we pushed through $60K because so many of you shared our project on Facebook and Twitter as well as sent notes to friends... Read more
Wednesday Giveaway: Autographed Poster + Fleet Foxes + Be Inspired
IT'S CRUNCH TIME!
Less than four days to go -- can we do it?? Here's one way:
A social media expert just told me that the most effective way to... Read more
Sneak Peek at Footage From the Movie + New Rewards!
WOW!! DUDE BACKERS ARE THE BEST BACKERS ON KICKSTARTER!
In a matter of days you've taken us to being 2/3rds funded and $50,000 in pledges! A Hollywood editor friend said... Read more
Monday Giveaway --- Two 'Eat More Kale' Stickers!
Hey Dude Backers, we have something for you!
We imagine that Chick-fil-a and their lawyers are watching our documentary project with just as much anticipation as we are (hello Chick-fil-a... Read more
Announcing New Reward Level: Custom Framed Movie Poster!
LOOK WHO'S BACKING 'A DEFIANT DUDE'
Have you seen who's backing our movie, lately? We've zoomed up to almost a thousand backers, we're knocking on the door of 60% funded,... Read more
Numbers, Numbers, Numbers...
Our Kickstarter project has generated lots of numbers, and we thought we'd share some with you.
While you're checking these out, we can't say Thank Youenough for your support... Read more
10 Days and Counting. Can We Do It?
We've had a great few days: Bo was featured in USA Today, best-selling author Neil Gaiman became a backer, tweeted about us, and featured us on Tumblr (thank you, Neil!)... Read more
Kale Makes Public Challenge to Chick-fil-a Cow
Hey Dude Backers!
We got a big boost today from Kale! Check out the YouTube video below of the press conference where Kale made a special announcement to a room... Read more
What Can 500 Do?
Hey Dude Backers, you did it!
Thanks to you we reached two big hurdles in the last 24 hours -- we topped 25K in pledges which means we're over 33%... Read more
If we reach 25K in pledges, Bo will send an 'Eat More Kale' t-shirt to the owner of Chick-fil-a!
Hello Awesome Backers of A DEFIANT DUDE!
The 375th richest man in America owns Chick-fil-a, a couple billion dollars, and one of the coolest cars ever built --- the Batmobile... Read more
We're a Staff Pick + Bo on the Radio + Michael Moore Post
Hey Dude Backers!
We're a 'Staff Pick' on Kickstarter! Each day a handful of projects are selected by the Kickstarter staff that, according to them, "...we like and think... Read more
Dude in the News
Hello Incredible Backers!
Thanks to you, we're over the 12K mark and moving toward our next goal of 15K! Remember that when we reach our next goal, everybody who is... Read more
A great beginning! + See Bo get an 'Eat More Kale' tattoo.
You all are AWESOME!
Thank you for being a great team of backers! Within 24 hours we've reached over $5,000 in pledges, 1000 'likes', and were one of the most... Read more