Life After Kickstarter - An Interim Report!
It's been a while since we were last in touch, so we wanted to give you some news as to what we've been up to. It's been a hugely exciting couple of months since the last update, mostly as we've been putting together the complete Dream Team for our release that will be happening later in the summer.
We'll hopefully be in a place to announce everything officially in the next week or two, including concrete release dates as well as introducing you to our incredible Distribution team, so you can see what your fantastic backing has enabled us to do. So watch this space for exciting updates very soon...
In the meantime we thought we'd tell you a bit more about what else has been going on surrounding the world of Borrowed Time.
As you saw from the Variety article that we sent round in early March, the news of our Kickstarter success has received a huge amount of industry interest. We have since been asked to discuss our experiences on industry panels at both BAFTA and Sundance London, all of which led to further support for our Direct Distribution approach to BORROWED TIME.
We were also invited by one of our great inspirations in this movement towards Direct Distribution, the renowned US indie Producer Ted Hope, to be one of the 12 filmmaking teams to take part in the inaugural Artist2Entrepreneur lab in partnership with the San Francisco Film Society and San Francisco Film Festival.
It was an inspiring few days where the leading thinkers and innovators from the US independent film industry landscape came together to collaborate with filmmakers on building a vision for the future of independent film distribution, both in the short-term and the long-term.
There was a unanimous sense that we're heading towards an exciting new era, where the distribution landscape for films like ours will inevitably evolve towards a model of Direct Distribution, thereby bringing filmmakers closer to their audiences and creating a true community for their work.
We're therefore thrilled to be at the forefront of this movement towards Direct Distribution here in the UK, of course in complete thanks to your belief in our cause and your shared vision to make it a reality.
Finally, while all that's been going on, BORROWED TIME also had the honour of being chosen as the Opening Gala Screening for the Southend Film Festival, where there was a red carpet reception at the Odeon Southend for our stars Phil Davis, Theo Barklem-Biggs, and Juliet Oldfield, as well as for many of the team that were part of the making of the film.
We're delighted to say the film was a huge hit with the sold-out audience, and a fantastic evening was had by all. You can see some of the comments re-tweeted here if you scroll down our twitter page to around May 2nd, and you can see a few images from the night here on our Facebook page.
So that's it from us for now. We really can't emphasise enough how much of a lease of life your backing on Kickstarter has given this film. The platform you've created, and the story you've all been part of making, are growing all the time, and more than we could have ever imagined.
As mentioned we can't wait to come back to you very soon with the details of our release, when we hope to see as many of you as possible at the various screenings. Also once we have our confirmed release timeline, we will be starting work on fulfilling all of your backer rewards, which we can't wait to get to you.
In the meantime we wish you all the very best,
The Borrowed Time Team.