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So what is going on? No progress at all...
Maybe I didn't go there quickly enough, but all I got is the opportunity to pay another 9.99 for the film. I could not find anywhere on the site to log in as a supporter. So, as far as I am concerned, the promised 'free digital download' has still not been fulfilled.
Wow, I got access to the video, not even 4 month after the Blu-Ray release.
The website inequalityforall.com doesn't even mention anything about Kickstarter except that one thank-you-site which I didn't found linked from anywhere else on the website. In the section "About the Film" there is a lot of talk about the producers and the production firm 72 Productions, which is able to give the "hard to find first money". Wouldn't that be a place to mention that you did not only made a movie about the middle class, but also, even if not completely, were funded by a crowd instead of a big money studio? What is so embarrassing about Kickstarter that you forgot about it as soon as the campaign was over?
Definitely the worst project to back so far.
Unbelievable. The movie is now available on Netflix, yet not available to us. What a large disappointment this campaign has been.
While I am not poor by any means it seems that my $100 would have been much better spent at one of the schools my sons attended (which we do already give to).
This was an abysmal project to back.
It's now over a month since the last update, and still no word on the digital downloads. Is this ever going to be delivered?
Salvador, I can go part of the way with you. However what the project team fails to understand is how to treat its supporters.
For me this is a clear example of exactly the reason we will never see far reaching solutions to world issues. You may believe I am hyperbolic here, but it is sooooo easy to jump into a new idea or concept but the follow through and organization and project management to keep every aspect of the project moving forward is lacking. Even well-meaning people lack serious organizational and management skills as well as the appreciation of what it takes to be successful when reaching out to crowd source.
Mr Riech, you are brilliant and talented as a lecturer and speaker, yet I am disappointed with the inability to translate this into something that could set a true example of how to change. Every day we see films which are either documentary in nature or metaphors for real world problems. I would have hoped this was more.
The real reward is still to come, downloading for me is less important than all the people touched by the reality of what I helped to make possible. I'm just one. After the download I will be able to watch it many times. Sharing the message with others, is the most important part of this journey.
I'm with your frustrated backers here. The initial delay was understandable, but we should have been some of the first to receive it when it became acceptable to release on DVD/digital.
Dear team of Inequality for all,
I got lots of invitations to come buy a ticket and see that movie in theaters. Now I am informed that i can buy it on DVD and iTunes. With all that advertisment I am really curious to see the movie. Please refund everyone who participated in your Kickstarter campaign, we will then happily go and buy the DVD or download the movie from iTunes with that refunded money.
I must admit that I'm very frustrated over the unavailability and lack of communication regarding the download. It seems as the Inequality for All team has forgotten about their own Kickstarter campaign and their original supporters. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't this money foundational for the editing process before Sundance last year? The DVD/Blu-Ray is available now, and on iTunes digitally. If the lack of a free download for us all is due to MPAA copyright BS, then just have the decency to come out and say it.
So, the DVD, it is on itunes and On-Demand, yet we still have no updates, no downloads. This has been a most frustrating project to back.
Hi there, where can I see the special thanks credit on your site??
Apparently there are only two of us who really care about this as there have been no updates for months and months and no other comments.
It is disappointing to be shuffled off to the side by a group which purports to "be for the 99%" I am lucky. I have a good job and good benefits. I put in that money to honor many friends who are either under-employed, unemployed or marginalized.
Very poorly done Mr. Reich et al.
I don't think it is acceptable to wait to January or February. We supported this project long before any tickets were on sale and now should not be treated as some annoying customers. It is hurting the idea of Kickstarter if the creator of a project suddenly gets cold feet about his precious intellectual property getting in the wrong hand too quickly. I don't think that our hands are the wrong ones, but maybe their hands have been the wrong to put our money into.
I will open a ticket with Kickstarter support, asking for support with getting our rewards or a refund of the money donated.
I emailed the team and this is the response:
You can expect your free digital download when the film is released on DVD, which should be sometime in January or February.
Hey Timo, you beat me to the punch. There has been no update for some time now. I keep getting emails about buying tickets. I already bought my ticket.
Congratulations for releasing the film. My Pledge level contained "A free digital download of the completed film INEQUALITY FOR ALL upon release", which I am ready to receive now. So, where can I see it?
Wasn't there going to be a behind the scenes look before release?
I've gotten several requests for information needed so you can deliver the reward for my donation. But the link doesn't seem to work properly. I have to cut and paste the url to get to a form that asks for my name and e-mail address, but since you already have those, and I keep getting reminders to submit my form, I think there must be something more required.
Hi guys - congratulations!
Please take a look at my campaign for BASTARDS which has much more modest goal but is a human rights film with a dramatic story http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/492399277/bastards-sex-and-single-mothers-in-morocco
Thank you very much - and sorry if you're not interested in this - Deborah
I did the best I could. I donated a total of $100 for the project. I hope this makes a difference. At least, I will have a good story to tell my children about.
I wish I had $2500 to meet Robert Reich! He is one of my personal heroes! I am very glad I donated to his project.
I'm coming to Sundance! How do I get tickets so I can see my name in the credits?!
I just noticed the delivery for the digital download for most seems to be waaaaaaaay past any other level. I've asked a question about distribution which has gone unanswered. Maybe a comment will draw more attention. I would like to know about distribution after Sundance and my abilities as someone who will receive a digital download.
Any chance we can push this on something like NPR or with a big celebrity like Al Gore/Michael Moore? Seems like this project just needs a nudge.
I agree with Brandon High. I'd gladly go for $30-40 for a digital download, but I don't think any films are worth a $100 download.
Glad to be a backer. In life, the least thing I can do is try to make a difference. Good luck with the project. Hopefully, it has the same success as An Inconvenient Truth.
Good luck. As for the soundtrack, perhaps you can use the magic of www.armenra.com!
I would have contributed more but my next pay check is not until after the deadline.
Totally agree with Brandon High.
Congrats on getting into Sundance! Absolutely amazing! Proud to be a backer, and I can't wait to see the finished product (hopefully in Park City). Go Bears! :)
I think you might get more people interested if the cost to get the digital download of the film wasn't $100.
Super concept -- looking forward to the film. Good luck with the project which I am very happy to support!
This is a fantastic idea! I'm so happy you are making this film. Thank you!
A wonderful and timely project. Thank you bring Reich's message to a wide audience.