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A feature film based on Donald Miller's New York Times bestselling memoir, directed by Steve Taylor and starring Marshall Allman.
A feature film based on Donald Miller's New York Times bestselling memoir, directed by Steve Taylor and starring Marshall Allman.
4,495 backers pledged $345,992 to help bring this project to life.

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Let's Make History

Last week we saved a movie. This week, we want to make history.

Where Do We Go From Here?
WOW! We did it. YOU did it. We have officially raised over $125,000 and Blue Like Jazz will soon become movie! Thank you so much for making this happen. We have seen so much support from all over the world in this campaign. And it only took 10 days for us to reach our goal! Incredible.

There’s been a lot of talk about what happens next. Since we reached the goal with so much time left in the campaign, where do we go from here? Well, the $125,000 was the absolute minimum to finish shooting the movie. A shoestring budget that wouldn’t allow the team to break a light bulb and still have to pull a lot of favors. That being said, we want to keep raising money. The more money donated, the better the movie will be. A better sound mix, extra shoot days, music licensing…. the sky’s the limit. The extra money will not go to pad anyone’s personal account, but will still go directly to the funding of this film.

Let’s Make History.
The biggest project on Kickstarter maxed out at $200,000 donated. Truth is, we want to blow that number out of the water and make history. We want to be the biggest crowd sourced creative project in American history. We want Blue Like Jazz to go down in history as having the largest amount of financial backers. But we need your help to get us there.

Questions Answered
We have added some additional FAQ’s to our page, but we wanted to touch on two important ones here.

Many of you have asked what is in the digital download package. Everyone who donates at least $10 will receive our digital download package. We are still adding to this package, but here is what we have confirmed so far. This will include the following:

-All posters, banners and desktop wallpaper used in the Save Blue Like Jazz Campaign
-Official Blue Like Jazz movie promotional material. Posters, wallpapers, etc.
-The first 15 pages from the official script
-A brand new song from previously unreleased from Steve Taylor

Secondly, there have been questions about what kind of return on investment we could offer to so many financial backers. Unfortunately, Kickstarter has strict rules on this. It simply isn’t allowed. But we had a idea, why not have the movie itself benefit something in return? So here’s our thought. Once the movie turns a profit, we will donate 10% of its profit to a worthy non-profit organization.

We don’t want to be the ones to decide where it goes, so we will open it up to our backers. When the campaign ends on October 25th, we're going to notify all of our thousands of Kickstarter backers and give you a list of recommended non-profits to choose from. Then you'll VOTE on where the money goes. (And if it's a close call between a handful of orgs, we'll figure out a way to split it up between them.)

Please know that this campaign is not over. We can still make history here. Please continue to spread the word. We still need your voice to make all of this really happen. This has truly been a ground swell of donations. Let’s keep this momentum. Let’s make a better movie. Let’s make history. Will you join us?

9 Days In - $100,000 Confirmed

Let’s start this off again by saying THANK YOU! Thank you for your voice. Thank you for donating. Thank you for being a part of this story. It’s only been nine days and we have officially crossed the $100,000 mark! It’s been a long few days, but watching all of this happen has made it so worth it. We have seen amazing support from many great people all over the world. We have seen donations from The Netherlands, South Africa, The United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. This movement has reached an incredible momentum and it’s only a short matter of time now before we hit the goal set before us.

If you have blogged about this campaign, THANK YOU! You have helped with how fast word has spread. But we want to know about it! A friend of ours has put together a blog tour. If you have blogged about Save Blue Like Jazz, get in touch with him and send him your link. Being able to look back and read all of these has been amazing.

Let’s keep this momentum going! We still have a lot of money to raise, but we will get there very soon. Steve and Don have both expressed how humbled they are through this process. And at the same time, are switching gears in their minds as very soon… they will have a movie to shoot come October 25th.

As always, you can reach us at savebluelikejazz@gmail.com
Thank you for your continued support. We are inspired and grateful beyond belief.
-Zach + Jonathan