NED RIFLE Theatrical Runs / US & Canada
April 1: New York - IFC Center (Hal, Parker, and Tom in person opening night)
April 3: Los Angeles - The Cinefamily (Hal, Aubrey, James, and... Read more
Berlin, First Screening
I'm not there yet, but our friend and fellow Kickstarter Backer, Shira, is. She took this today before the first screening of Ned Rifle at the Berlinale. I'm told it... Read more
Principle Photography Wrapped
Hi. Sorry for the lack of promised updates this month but my head was in another place—24/7 production mode. But we finished shooting Ned Rifleat about three in the... Read more
NED RIFLE, LLC: Corporate Headquarters
Location undisclosed. Need I say more? Probably.
The red door on the left is the main entrance. Notice the letterbox.
The two structures are connected by the unpainted lean-to... Read more
It's still cold. Matt's held up in the Minneapolis - Saint Paul airport trying to make his way to New York while they wait for the weather to settle down.... Read more
Now that the dust has settled and a new year’s begun, the polar vortex recedes from New York City and the corporate adventure begins. Prepare yourselves for the excruciating suspense.... Read more
Ring a bell? I'm a history buff, so when I look at the total number of backers all I can think of is the French revolution!
Once again, thank you... Read more
Don't Stop, Please
A lot of people are DECREASING their pledges now that I've reached the goal. That puts me in a dangerous place. There are still six hours to go. If you... Read more
Complete! (New tune: For Absent Friends)
Dear Friends and Backers,
Well, we did it. I'm deeply grateful.
Here's a tune that is a different arrangement of the key Ned Rifle theme, His Aims, which I... Read more
NOW OR NEVER (new, louder, tune)
People, we have to get through this! In fact we have to get PAST it. I'm not going to sleep until this is done and settled. I've got the instruments... Read more
$40,247 !!!! Roughly:
That's 4 people at $10,000 plus, or...
8 people at $5,000
16 people having lunch with me and Ms. Posey at $2,515 and change
32 new filmmaker's friends at $1,000... Read more
You people are blowing my mind. I would not have kept going with this if so many of you hadn't read me the riot act last week. So, thanks. And... Read more
I really don't care how other people think about it anymore: a person who puts down cash against their taste and sensibility and their belief in an artist's output is... Read more
I've unlimited the number of co-executive-producers ($8,500), co-producers ($7,000), and associate-producers ($5,000). A number of folks have been asking about it and I hope it helps us meet the... Read more
It's getting a little hard to keep up with my replies to you all. But please know how much I appreciate your pledges. I'm particularly behind on thanking those of... Read more
SURVIVING DESIRE (kind of...)
Less than $100,000 to go! In 44 Hours! That's like... 100 people at a thousand... 10 people at ten-thousand... 16.6 people at six-thousand...
You see how it gets?
I was... Read more
Susan loiters in the hotel lobby. She's, apparently, the stalker of the poet laureate, Simon Grim, who rarely leaves his room. Ned arrives and she's intrigued...
AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES
Susan still has Ned's ATM card and expresses herself joyfully by shopping extravagantly at the 24-Hour-Everything Store. Henry, meanwhile, begins to suspect who this young woman might actually be...
Yeah.... Read more
ACTUAL REAL TROUBLE (new tune)
Sorry, these are gonna start coming by the hour now...
"Actual Real Trouble" is, as you'd expect, about Henry and Susan (who are always in trouble)—but only when Simon and... Read more
I'm here! 62% !!!
Sorry I've been quiet since Friday. One, I had to sleep. Two, I had to do a new round of personal emails. And I'm trying to finish a new tune... Read more
Just in case you thought I was goofing off, luxuriating in the 55% of funding I've achieved with 5 days to go... No! I've been procrastinating! Avoiding writing the post... Read more
Last Five Days!
I'm running out of footage. I was fooling around with out-takes and stray shots and discovered my cast and crew and—basically—what we all do. Yes, the glamour, the excitement, the... Read more
$1,520 gets us to 53%. I'm getting a new song ready. Let's get there before Thanksgiving!
I'm just sitting here at the piano. Because I ought to do something productive. So let's break 51% by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) and I'll post this music which—as far... Read more
The Final Rewards
With only six days left and half the way to go, I've added a select group of big ticket rewards for those generous friends who don't necessarily require... Read more
Sorry everyone. But Kickstarter has told me they will not allow me to offer distribution rights as they see it as a kind of investment. I'm taking those rewards down.... Read more
Ok! About the Distribution Rewards (technical stuff):
Well, since the difficulty seems to be that I make films not sufficiently mainstream for established distributors to be able to risk getting involved early (which is how we used... Read more
NEW REWARDS: be the DISTRIBUTOR of NED RIFLE (!!!)
I don't imagine most of you out there are in a position to do this. But tweet and Fb about it like mad, please. Cut and paste the following wherever... Read more
The Girl from Monday explains it for you! In Portuguese!
My friend Tatiana, who played the girl in The Girl from Monday (2005), wants to tell all her friends back home in Brazil what they need to know about Henry... Read more
James Urbaniak is STILL in my kitchen!!!
James discovers my drawing book, From Here to the Station.
Remember guys, keep spreading the word about this project on Facebook, Twitter, your string and two cans, etc...... Read more
New York Observer
Some press! The journalist makes me sound a little more brainy than I happen to feel. She was pretty smart herself so I had to keep up. Miss... Read more
PARKER POSEY - Captive Actress!!!
Parker's gotta play this role until the story ends. That's the fact. Help her get free!!! At Hal's place she discovers a book...
Uh-oh, I am the one percent!
The Kickstarter folks warned me before I started this that less than one percent of feature film projects that use their services ever reach $100,000. Well, we... Read more
HENRY & FAY
Parker Posey and Thomas Jay Ryan talk about their characters in HENRY FOOL (released 1998) and FAY GRIM (released 2007) and their feelings about the upcoming NED RIFLE.