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Backing "Baptism by Fire"

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Hello, Fellow Film Enthusiasts,

Just a note of sincere thanks for your generous efforts to help fund "Baptism by Fire: The Birth of Celluloid". Though we did not meet our goal and have therefore received no money, I am not discouraged. In fact, since this was my first foray into this type of funding, I've learned a great deal from the experience and am preparing to launch a second campaign.

Raising money to make movies is certainly the most challenging of prospects and my optimism hasn't diminished in the least. This film is too important to not get finished. We'll be continuing our production in the modest out-of-pocket manner that's gotten us this far until we can gain some serious backing. We have a couple of thrilling shoots planned this winter and I remain enthusiastic about the documentary overall.

We'll be letting everyone know once we've mounted the next phase. In the mean time, I hope you'll continue to send good vibes this way and that you'll want more than ever to be part of the finished film.

Check out and LIKE our Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/baptismbyfiremovie

Many, many thanks for your kind enthusiasm.

Sincerely,

Michael J. Cahill
35mm Films


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    NICKELODEON — You’ll get a beautiful limited edition 22-inch “Baptism by Fire” custom art poster for the film created specifically for backers and signed by the director PLUS all the above. (International backers, please add $10)

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    16 MM — You’ll get a bonus DVD with extra behind-the-scenes material and extended interviews created specifically for backers PLUS all the above. (International backers, please add $10)

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    35 MM — You’ll receive an actual classic turn-of-the-century nitrate film can used in the making of this documentary (safely cleaned of any nitrate particles or dust but still sporting any original wear, tear and oxidizing from aging and use — even though it's been around the better part of a century, it'll still be in pretty good shape.) PLUS all the above. (International backers, please add $15)

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    CHARLIE CHAPLIN — You’ll get a beautifully bound limited edition book of art photographs shot during the making of this film and created specifically for Kickstarter backers, featuring high resolution portraits of the cameras, projectors, film reels, and other classic movie machinery that represents the tangible elements of classic cinema’s heyday PLUS all the above.

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    HAL ROACH — You’ll get an Associate Producer credit in the film and an invitation to our first official screening in Los Angeles (You will be responsible for your own transportation and lodging) PLUS all of the above.

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    C.B. DeMILLE — You’ll recieve an invitation to join us for one day of filming on the set, in addition to dinner for two (you and a charming guest) with the director and an invitation to the first official screening in Los Angeles (You will be responsible for your own transportation and lodging) PLUS all the above.

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