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"The Last Straw" depicts the struggle of a young man trying to follow his dreams while growing up as a fatherless son. Read more

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$161
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Funding Unsuccessful

This project's funding goal was not reached on July 5, 2013.

"The Last Straw" depicts the struggle of a young man trying to follow his dreams while growing up as a fatherless son.

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Week 9 - The Last Straw

Hello World,

This is "The Last Straw" for this campaign on Kickstarter, and I want to thank all of my supporters once again. It's so hard to say goodbye, well at least for now! Because you can expect to see my film project turn up in different venues and different websites in the near future. For those that have donated, your funds won't be withdrawn from your credit card unless I reach my $1,500,000 goal in the next 3 days. This would definitely be a miracle and the first time in history! So feel free to still donate and show your support as it won't cost you anything but a few minutes out of your busy schedule. Stay connected with me on the links below, and look for updates for this project and other upcoming projects as well. If you have any questions about this project or upcoming projects, don't hesitate to contact me from one of the links below or send me a message on this website. Well the "music don't stop" and "the show goes on", so see you all before too long!!!

Thank you,

Jeff Renfroe

Indywood Films

laststraw.renfroe@yahoo.com

http://www.laststrawfilms.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.renfroe.900

https://www.facebook.com/pages/IndywoodFILMS/128442523859638

https://twitter.com/IndywoodFilms1

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-renfroe/26/5b8/7b

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Week 8 - Support system

Throughout this campaign for "The Last Straw" project on Kickstarter, I have met many new friends and supporters. The key to building a strong support system is surrounding yourself with the right people, which will lead to your success. "If a delicate flower consumes soft-drinks and darkness rather than water and sunlight, it will eventually die." So in the same sense, our minds need to be well fed to become strong and confident. Every person you invite into your life should enhance your life! You need people that will be on your side no matter what the circumstances are. When you win, these people are happy without reservation or qualification, and don't celebrate like they did "it" themselves. When you're losing, these same people do not condone your screw-ups and they will be with you no matter how many times you screw up. I invited "tough love" into my support system because these are the people who will tell you what you need to hear, no matter how much the truth hurts. I removed the negativity, competition and enablers from my support system and decided to be my own best friend. Well, what does all of this have to do with "The Last Straw" project? All of the backers to date are a part of my support system and I greatly appreciate them. I also have supporters that donated their time by re-tweeting my "tweets" on Twitter, Liked my Facebook page, shared the Kickstarter link with others, offered marketing services, and those that simply took the time to see what my campaign is all about. Most of my supporters are people that I don't even know, and I would like to thank everyone that continues to support me down to the last day. I learned a lot on this journey and I definitely enjoyed the experience!

Until the next time....

Thank you,

Jeff Renfroe

Indywood Films

http://www.laststrawfilms.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.renfroe.900

https://www.facebook.com/pages/IndywoodFILMS/128442523859638

https://twitter.com/IndywoodFilms1

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-renfroe/26/5b8/7b

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Week 7 - Are we there yet?

Hello Again,

They say that time flies when you're having fun, well let me add that time flies when you stay busy and stay productive as well! I can't believe that it's 16 more days to go before "The Last Straw" campaign ends. It almost seems like it was just launched a week ago. I have celebrated Fathers Day, Memorial Day, Mothers Day and several birthdays during this campaign. I have made new film contacts, picked out the film equipment needed and have chosen the actors and film locations. I will be attending the Film Fest at the BET Experience this month and the LA Film Fest this weekend. I am looking to make new contacts and enjoy myself. I have definitely enjoyed the experience and I will continue to give 1000% until the shot clock runs out. This has been as challenging as the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. If you haven't had the chance to see what "The Last Straw" campaign is about or watch a snippet of the film, make sure read all about it and spread the word to your extended circle of friends. 

Until the next time!!!

Thank you,

Jeff Renfroe

Indywood Films

http://www.laststrawfilms.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.renfroe.900

https://www.facebook.com/pages/IndywoodFILMS/128442523859638

https://twitter.com/IndywoodFilms1

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-renfroe/26/5b8/7b

Week 6

"A chance to make history"

Hello friends,

Thank you so much for your support. Many of you have backed "The Last Straw" on Kickstarter, sent encouraging emails, and posted on Facebook and Twitter. We aren't close to raising our goal quite yet, but we appreciate the support that you have given thus far.

We have an unique opportunity. Out of tens of thousands of Kickstarter projects, only 44% ever meet their funding goal. It's rare and ambitious and it's awesome. So, we're going for it. But we can only do it with your help.

This is all that we ask of you:

1. Watch this short video: http://kck.st/ZVyzue
2. Back "The Last Straw" project on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/ZVyzue
3. Win dinner and a movie for 2 by sharing "The Last Straw" with friends and family!!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Thank you,

Jeff Renfroe

Indywood Films

http://www.laststrawfilms.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.renfroe.900

https://www.facebook.com/pages/IndywoodFILMS/128442523859638

https://twitter.com/IndywoodFilms1

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-renfroe/26/5b8/7b

Stay tuned for more updates!

Thank you,

Jeff Renfroe

Indywood Films

http://www.laststrawfilms.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.renfroe.900

https://www.facebook.com/pages/IndywoodFILMS/128442523859638

https://twitter.com/IndywoodFilms1

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-renfroe/26/5b8/7b

Week 5


Hello World,

We have 31 more days to go with our Kickstarter campaign for "The Last Straw", so we need you to be cheerful givers and make a donation.  We also need you to spread the word about "The Last Straw" campaign to everyone inside and outside of your circle. We have created printed ads, online giveaways and we have also been using guerrilla marketing tactics on social media to bring in more traffic as well. No matter what the circumstances are, we will remain positive and continue to move forward with our campaign to raise funds for "The Last Straw" feature film. Hopefully you can see the vision that we have from the snippets we have provided as well as the synopsis, pictures and other details provided on the Kickstarter website. We have already started talking to distribution companies and film festivals in hopes of completing the film on schedule. We would love to film the whole project in Los Angeles, but the budget that we have projected will only allow us to film a portion of the film in L.A. and the remaining portion in the Midwest. Comments and suggestions are welcome so please don't be shy.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Thank you,

Jeff Renfroe

Indywood Films

http://www.laststrawfilms.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.renfroe.900

https://www.facebook.com/pages/IndywoodFILMS/128442523859638

https://twitter.com/IndywoodFilms1

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-renfroe/26/5b8/7b