Dear INEQUALITY FOR ALL fans - there is much to share, so let's get right to it!
Thanks to your incredibly timely support we were able to hit our goal of premiering at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January. The response was truly overwhelming. The film was honored with the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking and we received standing ovations after all our screenings - a rarity!
In virtually every Q&A people asked us about the support we received from Kickstarter (it’s quite a visual to see so many of your names listed in our end credits - it speaks volumes), which allowed us to tell people how meaningful it was to have funding for the film that was so aligned with the spirit in which we were making it. It can't be said enough – thank you again and again and again for your support.
Here's a picture of us on stage after our first screening and one of our audience during the sustained standing ovation:
We have great news on the distribution front, which is that The Weinstein Company/Radius will be releasing the film theatrically this September! We were fortunate enough to have our wish list of distributors fighting over the film. To have the opportunity to sit down with all the top distributors who have released many of the films we have loved over the years and hear how they would take the movie out, was quite a heady experience. It was an honest-to-goodness Sundance dream come true.
We’ve already begun working with our Weinstein Company/Radius team – and are incredibly excited about their passion and forward-thinking vision for the potential of the film.
We received quite a great round of initial reviews and press for the film. Below, please find several links to enjoy:
Lastly, if you haven't already, please sign up for our newsletter, which will be the best way to receive updates on the project going forward.
As we work like crazy behind-the-scenes to lay the groundwork for the most successful release possible, one of the most important things we can do now is to begin to get people to know about the film. So if interested, please join us on our Facebook page to help spread the word!
We will be playing a few festivals over the coming months – and we’ll be sure to let you know (via our newsletter) which ones they are as we lock them in.
For those of you who are due to receive awards for your donations, we’re beginning to dive into that process. We have our behind-the-scenes video that will be headed your way very shortly – and we’ll be reaching out to you directly if your reward entails more coordination. Please bear with us - we are a small crew and working as hard as we can.
That's it for now. All in all, we couldn't have hoped for a better kick-off.
Thank you again for your help and interest in the film. We’ve dedicated the last two years to making it and your early support means an enormous amount to us. We are charged up and invigorated by this experience, as we hope you are, and can’t wait for you all to see it.
Jake, Robert, Jen, Sebastian, and the whole Inequality For All team