Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 7, 2012.

Update #2

Final update

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A huge thank you to those that became backers. I believe that you did it because of your support and friendship to me and that really makes me appreciate it all that much more.

Although there are still many days left on the pledge drive, it is quite clear that this experience, or shall I say, experiment, has run its course. I will be canceling the drive to focus my attention on other efforts to produce this film. I am fortunate to not be beholden to promised rewards that I would have difficulty in fulfilling had I set the pledge goal to something "doable" but not sufficient to do right. 

One of the mistakes I noticed while researching Kickstarter is people's reticence to set realistic goal amounts in fear that they will not be able to raise that amount. They would set an amount far below realistic costs and hope for a miracle that they exceed their goal. They were then left with the very real possibility of "funding successfully" but not succeeding at delivering a final product on time, on budget and worth the money. There are many disgruntled backers out there, as a result, unfortunately. It is a downside to this form of fundraising. There are many upsides, of course, when approached realistically. Many creative projects are realized and it is fun to see what works.

As with any experiment, one must analyze what went well and what did not, then keep going with new adjustments. It is no different for me, but, as I said during this pledge drive, this is just the beginning. 

I promise that each one of you will receive a personal invitation to the film premiere. I believe, more than anyone else, you will appreciate the moment as much as I will.

Thank you all.


Update #1

In The Top Five Narrative Films

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It's nice to finally post the first update, discuss the funding progress and thank you for your support.

If any of you are not following the project after you contributed, let me just point out that we are currently the fourth most funded narrative film in progress. If you look at the number relative to our pledge goal, you may not see the significance of that.

I am not interested in making a movie that is less than what I envision as a professional filmmaker. I know films are made for less, but THIS film should not be. We will all learn together whether it was fitting to promote this genre of film in this way, but it does not negate the progress made. Thank you!

At this point the backers of this film have been those who know me. Hopefully you have been able to pass on the link with an encouraging word or two to those who know you. I look forward to them becoming backers. I look forward to those who know the book becoming backers! Unless we do, we most likely won't get to "hear" from those who are just looking for a revolution to join.

I believe there is a great opportunity to have a significant say in filmmaking here. And because of your pledges, I don't believe I'm the only one either.


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    The Hermit Gregor Pledge. Get an HD digital download of Keturah and Lord Death and a really good feeling inside that you have just taken part in making history!

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    The Peasant Deal. Join the village of Tide-by-Rood with your pledge and get a Blu-ray Disc PLUS an HD digital download of Keturah and Lord Death. Join the Tide-by-Rood village forum.

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    True Love comes to those who follow the Hart. (Yes, it is spelled correctly.) It helps if you use the eyeball charm stressball you'll receive along with, your choice, a Keturah Baby Doll tee or regular T-shirt. You also get a download of the film soundtrack to go with that Blu-ray Disc and the everlasting, never-scratching HD download of the movie. Whoa! Also, join the Tide-by-Rood village forum and get in on the village gossip.

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    Tailor approves! Choose Gretta's stitching with the embroidered bucket hat or ball cap and a beautiful photobook/screenplay of the film that is the perfect coffee-table book to go along with all the $99 rewards. You also get a poster of Keturah, John, or Lord Death.

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    It's not True Love, but it's a close second with Keturah's award-winning Lemon Pie delivered right to your front door. (Sorry, no international shipping on this one. Customs would confiscate it and have a party.) Also get a warm hoodie for those cold Tide-by-Rood nights. Add in the previous tier rewards and who needs love anyway?

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    Hold off the plague! We've got a movie to make and you can be an extra in it. Get your name in the credits. If you can't make it, we'll give you a personal call from the cast or crew and put your name in the credits anyway as an honorary citizen of Tide-by-Rood. Get the $500 tier rewards too. (Oooh, that Lemon Velvet Pie!)

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    Lord Temsland's Special. Capture the elusive hart with a beautiful sculptured stag (14" long, 11" high) mounted on a personalized plaque as a Kickstarter Backer! You will get a personal call from the cast, too. Come and join us on the set during the making of the film. Meet the cast and crew, join us for a catered lunch! (transportation not included.) Don't forget that you'll be getting that Keturah's Lemon Pie along with the previous tier rewards!

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    The King's visit! Receive a personal call from the director or cast member of your choice (based on final casting). He/she will also sign your photobook/screenplay. Get a Skype session with Producer Brett Burrows. Receive the previous tier rewards.

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    You found True Love! You are cordially invited to the film premiere. In fact, it will be a formal invitation by phone from the director. Bring a friend. Two tickets to the premiere and full access to the premiere party. Mingle with the stars. All other rewards of the previous tier. For a pledge greater than $10,000 Brett Burrows will not shave until the film's release. For a pledge greater than $50,000 Brett's wife will shave her head! What a pair they will make at the premiere!! For pledges above $50,000 see more Premium Rewards at burricus.com.

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