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On August 26, 2014, you stated a timeline would be posted. 10 months later and still no timeline. You've had over 4 years now to complete this short film. Why isn't it done?
Hey Christopher! Could you let us know what's been going on in the last three months since your last update?
@Mark I've gotten some cool things out of Kickstarting, and some bleh things, and some projects that never have delivered. I think Christopher's still working to deliver for us, but producing even a short film can take a lot of work.
Can we get an update?
@Mark If nothing else, it sounds like Christopher remains passionate about the project. And, while it's disappointing to not have the finished product in our hands, at least we know the film isn't dead or abandoned.
I have to admit I'm losing faith in ever seeing anything back from this. Its a shame, as its also dented my confidence in Kickstarter and the underlying principal of crowd funding. I'm feeling naive to have pledged without considering all the possible outcomes and disappointed that I feel this way, but I do. I can't be the only one here with doubts? Needless to say I'll be very happy to be proved wrong. Anyone else got an opinion on this?
Any news on the timeline for completion? I hope 2015 is the year when we can finally watch The Price
Hey Christopher, it's time for another update on what's going on.
Hey, Christopher. What's happening?
Hey everyone, an update with timeline information & Videoblog is on its way; thank you for being patient!
I asked Neil Gaiman (via Facebook) for an update, got a response which was good, but he doesn't know anything more than is on the The Price website.
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Could we please have an update?
How about refunds?
Hello Christopher? Any chance you could update us on what's going on with the project?
I'd like to see a timeline for completion, please.
I understand that one guy doing animation can take a long time. And I'm sure he's plugging away. On the other hand I can also understand frustration here as there hasn't been a lot of explanation or updates to show where things are in that process. Are we halfway through? Are we finished with (for lack of a better term) a second draft and working on final product? I think more information would help confidence. Just my opinion. :D
Just to be clear, this is NOT a "film". He's not casting actors and taking their pictures. You can do THAT fairly quickly, as far as these things go. But this is an ANIMATION, and that takes a hell of a lot longer. Just look at the Disney film "Frozen". Do you realize that it was first explored as an idea for a film back in the 1940's? It was started and stopped, started and stopped, scrapped completely, restarted, until 2011 when it was finally reconceived as a computer-animated film. THAT took two years, with a full professional crew and millions of dollars of backing. This is Christopher and a few other people with a fraction of the funding, and they're only half again as long in production, and haven't stopped and started at all. Face it, we're AHEAD in this project. It took, including all of the conceptual time, 74 years for "Frozen" to get made.
I'm sorry. I've wanted to only be supportive and I know there have been some genuine reasons for delay, but dude, it's been THREE YEARS. You had $160k to make one short film. Can you just get it done already?
Looks like the website is up again. Still, and update would be much appreciated.
Well, I guess that's another Kickstarter pledge down the drain. Months and months of silence here and now the web site is gone.
I think it's safe to say that after three years, we're not going to get anything.
I dropped by to see if there was any news about this, and I noticed the movie website (http://www.theprice-movie.com) is not working
Keep the Faith Christopher!
Blessings to you and your family...
So, with (hopeful) completion by year end, how are you set for the 2014 Film Festival circuit?
It's okay to not have anything to resport, Christopher, as long as you report to let us know you've not forgotten about us! :) Still looking forward to this!
Thanks for the update, Christopher -- it's relieving to hear that, despite the problems, you're still making progress. Some things are worth the wait, but do please keep us updated more often to make that wait seem shorter and more worthwhile. For example, I'd have quite liked to see that lengthy answer (which I've now read) that you posted in a blog comment as a blog post instead, or better yet, a Kickstarter update. It was very enlightening. :) Looking forward to the new detailed update soon.
Hey everyone; I'm sorry for the gaps between updates, but it is insanely frustrating not to have anything substantial to report! The overwhelming technical issues my team and I have struggled with during the past year and a half are slowly being resolved, but as typically occurs, new elements arise just as older problems are eliminated. I am grateful to see the light at the end of the tunnel now, after much strenuous effort by my tech guys Michael & Jason, and I will get a new & detailed update put together soon. The rough ETA you asked about, Dean, is a work-print finished by September with actual completion by the end of the year.
The last update was in January 2013 -- what is the timeline for this project's completion at this point? The project is nearing the 2.5-year mark. Thank you!
Is there some kind of schedule or timeline associated with this project?
Is there a rough ETA for the completed piece?
Hey Dan, I feel your frustration -- believe me! I have been attempting to document the struggles and progress made on theprice-movie.com; I wonder if you have read this Production Blog yet: http://www.theprice-movie.com/the-price-2/on-needing-a-bigger-boat/ (you can look down in the comments section to a rather lengthy answer I gave to someone asking for more details). I am doing the very best I can given the circumstances, but I felt it important to acknowledge what happened last week in Connecticut; my family means more to me than anything, and my heart is heavy for the suffering these people are having to face.
The tragedy in Newtown is horrible. It's nice that you are taking time to suggest to others how they can help.
However, you are TWO YEARS late on delivering on this project. Your Updates are few and far apart, and for the most part not very informative in regards to schedule.
How about focusing a bit more and delivering on your promises.
Me too Mark, me too ... :)
(They are coming, just not nearly as quickly as I would have liked!)
I'm hungry for more updates :)...
Sorry Naarah, but things are a little hectic here. I may not get a chance to send out a confirmation right away, but any address updates I receive are immediately added to the data base folder, so all is well -- I certainly didn't mean to stress you out! :)
Hi. I've moved and need to upldate my address. I've sent you a message both here and at the email you list on your December 12th comment. You've not replied back either. How do I change my address????
Maury: please send your updated address info to me: email@example.com
Thanks again for your support & interest!
I need to change my address for when it is time to ship. How do I do this?
You are absolutely inspiring.... I can see the deep passion you have for this project and good karma just radiates from you being. Congratulations! You are blessed....
Wow!!! I would love to see this. I'm happy for you that it got funded. I'll bookmark your blog to see if it could help answer my funding questions. Wish you were my storyboard artist!! ;)
I love how you weaved explanations about kickstarter into your video of "the price". I also love the "white out" effect for transition as a way to show time passing in an interview. you are talented! good for you...i'm proud of you! your project and the success it saw on kickstarter is hope that a new economic paradigm is possible. People just doing what they love and being supported by others through gifts. the gift economy is alive and well! :)
For those who may not know, I'm trying to use my website and Production Blog to help answer some of the many questions I've read below, so please visit at: http://www.theprice-movie.com/production-blog/
Hye Congratulations Chris!
Man, I actually feel like I'm going to make a movie! I'm very happy that you not only reached your goal and surpassed it, but that you are still generating interest and support!!!!
I've received a many comments like your Melissa -- and I'm happy to say it's not too late! I'm upgrading the film's website (www.theprice-movie.com) to include a PayPal button for anyone wishing to contribute now that the Kickstarter deadline has expired. It won't be up and functioning until next week, so please come and check then -- and thank-you so much for your interest!!!
OH my god.... I'm too late!!!! :( :( :(
But .. so happy for you that the goal is achieved!!!! Now we're all looking forward to the next stage. Best of wishes to you!!!
So... is it done yet? ;)
Congratulations! Big thanks to all supporters. Can't wait to see this movie!
Hurray! I was hoping to hear good news! Go The Price! I can't wait to see the final project.
I'm so glad we made goal! I got involved because it's a Gaiman story, even though I haven't read it yet!, and because it's an independent venture, because it's true to the story size and not some adrenalized, forced, spectacle of a full length movie, and most importantly because this is a project of the heart, from a fan, and as a fellow artist I'm so glad to see this kind of project happen. It gives me hope that art can have a life beyond that which is commercially viable and/or pretentious, propagandist, elitist, separated from the masses. The people have spoken!!!!!!!