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Our film premiered at SXSW 2012, and now we want to take it out to you. Help us fund our tour and we will come bearing gifts! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on April 16, 2012.

Our film premiered at SXSW 2012, and now we want to take it out to you. Help us fund our tour and we will come bearing gifts!

About this project

In 2011, we made a movie called Surrogate Valentine.  Much to our surprise, it was accepted to the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, and we toured the country bringing the movie to good folks all over the place in almost 30 cities over 9 months -- Cleveland, Dallas, San Francisco, Honolulu, New York City, San Diego, Seattle -- all the while selling DVDs at screenings and through Amazon.

We decided that the story had to continue, and in August of last year we filmed a sequel, Daylight Savings.  As luck would have it, we're fortunate to have been invited to premiere our film at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.  

Now, we want to continue the journey and bring it to theaters and film festivals one city at a time.  But we can't do it without your help. 

To show our appreciation to all our supporters, we're doing something a little bit different this time.  Instead of selling the DVD online, it will be available exclusively as a Kickstarter reward for our contributors--and it's a steal at only $15 (for digital only) or $20 (for a DVD). 

Our collaboration on these films has been a great creative experience, but it means nothing without our loyal audience--you mean everything to us!  The best news is...the story hasn't ended yet!  Once we hit the road with Daylight Savings, there's no telling what crazy ideas we'll come up with for a third installment...

See you on the road!

Dave Boyle

Goh Nakamura

The films

Surrogate Valentine

San Francisco musician Goh Nakamura (playing himself) is barely scraping by playing live gigs and teaching guitar. So when a filmmaker friend asks him to teach guitar lessons to TV star Danny Turner (Chadd Stoops) for his upcoming movie role, Goh jumps at the chance.

Daylight Savings

San Francisco musician Goh Nakamura (playing himself) is at the height of his career. With a national tour on the horizon and one of his songs being featured in a widely-seen TV commercial, Goh has the life he always wanted. But when an unexpected breakup occurs, a lost and devastated Goh forces himself to leave it all behind and hit the road with his irresponsible cousin to pursue a promising rebound with fellow musician Yea-Ming Chen (playing herself). This pseudo–sequel to the 2011 SXSW hit "Surrogate Valentine" stands on its own as a completely new adventure.

Recent Reviews of Daylight Savings

This Year's Tour (Daylight Savings)

Last Year's Tour (Surrogate Valentine)

Songs and Sounds from 2011's Surrogate Valentine Festival Tour

Our Beginnings

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    "Thank You" credit on our website! We will hug you the next time we see you!

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    HD Quality Digital Download of *both* of our films: SURROGATE VALENTINE and the sequel: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

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    DVD of SURROGATE VALENTINE plus digital downloads of both films and the combined soundtrack, MOTION FOR THE MUSIC PICTURE. (please add $5 for international shipping)

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    DVD of DAYLIGHT SAVINGS plus digital downloads of both films--only available on Kickstarter and at film festivals--and the combined soundtrack, MOTION FOR THE MUSIC PICTURE (please add $5 for international shipping)

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    Both DVDs plus digital downloads of the film and soundtrack! (please add $8 for international shipping)

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    Limited-edition prints of both SURROGATE VALENTINE and DAYLIGHT SAVINGS official movie posters plus all of the aforementioned digital downloads.

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    DAYLIGHT SAVINGS Drunk Commentary audio track featuring star Goh Nakamura and Executive Producer Gary Chou, plus DVDs and all of the aforementioned digital downloads.

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    Personalized, signed DVDs of all 4 of Dave Boyle's films: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS, SURROGATE VALENTINE, WHITE ON RICE, BIG DREAMS LITTLE TOKYO.

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    Dave will design and hand-draw a custom DVD case for "Daylight Savings." A one-of-a-kind piece of art. Includes the disc, plus digital downloads for both films.

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    Dave will design and hand-draw a custom DVD case for "Surrogate Valentine." A one-of-a-kind piece of art. Includes the disc, plus digital downloads for both films.

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    Super secret prop from the making of "Daylight Savings," signed by Goh Nakamura and includes digital downloads of both films. Hint: Goh wore it for 7 of the production days.

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    Secret Limited Edition Prop from the Set plus DVDs and digital downloads.

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    Secret limited edition prop from the making of the movie (it's a biggie. Here's a hint: BEAST), plus DVDs and digital downloads.

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    Dave will fly to your city and take you out to dinner (only available in the US).

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    Dave will name a character after you in a movie he is making this summer.

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    Goh will fly to your city and take you out to dinner (only available in the US).

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    Both Dave and Goh will fly to your town for a private screening and do a live commentary of either SURROGATE VALENTINE or DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (pending scheduling) plus digital downloads of both films and the soundtrack.

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    Dave will cast you in a bit role (one line of dialogue) in a film he's making this summer.

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