Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 22, 2012.

Update #9

All the latest on "The Joneses"...

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Hello Everybody!

We’ve been extremely busy these past several months but we have lots of exciting news to share with you! Also, for a first behind-the-scenes look at the film, be sure to follow us and check out our brand spanking new Instagram page that we just finished updating today: http://instagram.com/thejonesesdoc

As production + editing have been taking us longer than initially expected, we are happy to move each day a bit closer towards the film’s completion. We are thrilled to say that we have recently been awarded the Frameline Completion Grant. In addition, we are in the Top 11 finalists for the SFFS documentary completion Fund http://www.indiewire.com/article/san-francisco-film-society-announces-finalists-for-2014-documentary-film-fund ! Fingers crossed! Also, this past fall, THE JONESES was selected for IFP Week’s Spotlight on Documentaries which was an amazing opportunity to introduce the project to folks in film & TV.

We will be sure to keep you posted as things progress with the film. Thanks again for all of your patience and support for our documentary! We truly appreciate all the help!

And, if you are on Facebook, please be sure to like us for up to date news here: https://www.facebook.com/TheJonesesDoc

-Moby & Aviva


Update #8

Catching Up with "The Joneses"

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Hello All!

It's been a very, very long time since you've last heard from us about The Joneses documentary and for that we wish to apologize. None of the work that we've been able to do in the past year would have been remotely possible without you, our donors and supporters, so we're really sorry for keeping you in the dark. WE LOVE YOU!!!  

At this point in the process, we've been heavily involved in shooting and editing for the film. We expect all production on The Joneses to be completed by the end of 2013. Then, we'll be focusing on editing in 2014. The rewards you've earned from backing The Joneses are still in order and you'll receive them when the time is right. 

Thanks again for all of your patience and support! We truly appreciate all the help you've given us in our effort to bring this meaningful project to completion. We PROMISE to keep you updated as we continue moving forward. 

xoxoxo

Aviva, Moby, Jordan & Pure Fragment Films


Update #7

Thank you!!!!!!!!!! We did it!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thanks to all of your gracious support we were able to reach our fundraising goal.   There was some high tension there for a while, but the important thing is that we did it!!!!  We are so sincerely grateful to all of our donors, and the last minute ones too that put us over the edge.  We couldn't even keep up in writing individual thank yous as in the end we had an impressive 150 backers! 

The documentary is incredibly important to us and we are so happy that we will be able to share the story of this incredibly unique family because of you guys!  All of your blog posts, tweets, 'likes', and e-mails really helped us along the way!!

We'll be in touch over the next few weeks (and months) with updates on the production and also your rewards.  You can always find up to date info on the film on Facebook & Twitter too!

From the bottom of our hearts - thank you, thank you, thank you!

xoxoxo

Moby, Aviva, Jordan & Pure Fragment Films


Update #6

EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!

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To all of our wonderful backers,

While we haven't had the time to send each of you individual thank yous, please know from the bottom of our hearts, we truly appreciate your pledges and support.  We would not have gotten where we are without you and we will never forget each and every one of you! 

However, as we have less than 24 hours to go on Kickstarter, we are now in serious danger of not meeting our goal.  We have 5k to raise overnight and it's proving a very difficult feat.  We are all working round the clock and doing everything we can to spread the word... If you want to see THE JONESES reach the goal too, please don't forget that with Kickstarter it is possible to increase your pledge up until the end of our campaign tomorrow morning.  We have lots of great rewards to offer and good karma too.

Also, if you can help us spread the word to your friends and family, it all truly does help.  EVERY LITTLE BIT COUNTS!  So don't forget at the dinner table tonight to make a toast to the Joneses! 

We are determined to hit our goal on Kickstarter with all of you in our hearts!

xo

Aviva, Moby, Jordan


Update #5

5 Days Left and Awesome Prizes To Boot!

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Hello Everyone!

Thanks again for your contributions and helping to keep our dream alive to finish this remarkable documentary.

Also we are now coming down to the wire as we have just 5 days left to reach our final goal of $27,500....or we get nothing!  This essentially means that we must double what we've made so far as we have over 14k to go!!!

We wanted to call people's attention to the awesome $175 pledge which includes an individual hand drawn t shirt from the multi talented Mr. Jordan Mattos adorned onto organic cotton t-shirts from American Apparel (in just your size).  He's been featured in numerous publications, including VICE: http://www.viceland.com/fashion/2009/03/jordan-mattos-makes-t-shirts-for-vhs-geeks/

Check out this excellent stop motion video of Jordan making a T-Shirt for a couple of our wonderful friends and donors:

And don't forget!  It's not too late to increase your pledge if you want a shirt too!

Thanks Everyone!  Have a wonderful week and please repost info about our Kickstarter Campaign and tell everybody you know to help us with our film!!!

Only 5 days left to make it to the finish line!

xoxo

Aviva, Moby, & Jordan

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    Private Screening of film for you + 1 in NYC, London or LA at the Soho House. Plus a box set of music AND movies from infamous Mississippi born rocker Elvis Presley and a faux fur blanket with a portrait of an informidable white tiger just like The Joneses family owns!

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    Spend a weekend filming with the Director and The Joneses family. A 3 night stay in a 4 star hotel in Jackson, Mississippi plus round trip coach airfare (within the continental US) included for one. Get a firsthand look into the documentary filmmaking process and witness the Joneses’ search for love.

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