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A professional American basketball player accepts an offer to play in one of the world's most feared countries: Iran.
A professional American basketball player accepts an offer to play in one of the world's most feared countries: Iran.
744 backers pledged $100,466 to help bring this project to life.

An Iranian Christmas Miracle!

Hello everyone!

What a day!!! We went to bed late late last night after a birthday/holiday party at a friend's house. Kids were all sugared up from all the Xmas excitement - so not much sleep around the house - we got up at 6:30AM to do our Coop shift  at 8AM (a Brooklyn thing those of you from the NYC area will appreciate). Came back to office at 10:30 to see the CNN.com article -- composed a newsletter to announce this - and then dashed to a Xmas party at our 4-year-old's day care -- Came back to office at 12:30 and realized CNN had put us on their website's front page http://edition.cnn.com/2011/12/23/sport/sport-basketball-america-iran/index.html Since then 100+ backers literally from all over the world. It's truly a Xmas miracle. The comments following the CNN article underscore the emotions this film will arouse. It's unbelievably exciting - thank you all for your support!

We have more news to share tomorrow. But in the meantime:

Please keep spreading CNN article and our kickstarter link. And for those of you who haven't done it yet please "like" us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheIranJob?sk=info

Follow us on Twitter @theiranjob

And subscribe to our newsletter at www.theiranjob.com

Thank you all so much!

Much love & gratitude,

Sara & Till

Trailer presentation @ Leila Heller Gallery with BBC - Wednesday night!

Hello everyone!

You guys are amazing! Truly! Every single one of you! We have folks giving $1 and we have folks giving in the $1,000's -- and everyone is pitching in toward the same goal. It's a mind-bending experience. Thanks to you all!

Here some numbers: 30K+ raised as of today. 292 backers from 21 countries. Over 7,600 people (!) have seen the trailer.

Tomorrow morning we're heading down to Washington D.C. for the work-in-progress screening at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. We're told it'll be a full house, so we're very excited. Keep your fingers crossed!

Here is an upcoming event for those of you in the NYC area: Leila Heller Gallery in Manhattan has have invited us to present THE IRAN JOB trailer there during a holiday party on Wednesday night. Looks like the BBC will send a camera crew to interview us. Please come and don't be camera shy! If you know anyone who might like to support the film please bring them along.

Here's the info:

Please Join us for Art and Cocktails to Celebrate this Holiday Season Wednesday, December 21, 2011

6 - 8 pm Leila Heller Gallery 39 East 78th Street at Madison Avenue Suite 301

Much love and gratitude,

Sara and Till

Midpoint -- THE IRAN JOB @ CUNY in Manhattan TONIGHT!

Hello everyone!

Yesterday was the midpoint of our campaign and what an exciting day it was! We returned from a Christmas party with the kids last night and saw that we'd gone from 20K to 29K - in one day!

Half way through the campaign we're on track to reach our goal and possibly exceed it! It's something we couldn't imagine just a few weeks ago.

None of this would be happening without your support which continues to create incredible momentum for this campaign, which in turn continues to attract more and more attention to it! Last night we gave an interview for CNN - they also interviewed Kevin -  so you'll hear from our film's protagonist soon.

We also just got invited to present our trailer at CUNY in Manhattan TONIGHT during a night of short films from Occupy Wall Street! We're thrilled about this invite because we feel there's a direct correlation between Iran's Green Movement which in many ways gave root to the Arab Spring - which in turn at least partially inspired Occupy Wall Street.  TIME's choice for "Person of The Year" is testament to this interrelationship. http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45657166/ns/today-today_celebrates_2011/

Click here for tonight's details:http://psc-cuny.org/node/685 Please come if you can!

Encouraged by your amazing energy we set a new milestone: We're trying to reach 40K by Christmas - something we wouldn't have dreamed of just 7 days ago.

With your support we feel we can get there. We would be enormously grateful if you can inspire one person to match your own pledge in time for Christmas Eve.

In the past few days we've gotten many inquires about gifting a pledge for THE IRAN JOB as a Christmas present. This is possible (!) and it's a great way to support the film while giving a unique gift.

Another effective way to maximize your impact: One of our backers wrote a letter to her very close friends saying: "I just gave $X to this incredible film THE IRAN JOB - I'd like you all to do the same!" Period...

You know what? It worked!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is amazing!

Much love and gratitude,

Sara and Till

Washington D.C. screening Details

Hello everyone!

Very exciting day -- we cracked 20K with more then 250 backers and the response to the upcoming work-in-progress screening at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as been amazing.

We forgot to post the actual link yesterday and since many of you have expressed interest to attend here are the details for the screening in D.C. next week. Simply follow the Carnegie link - and register to attend the event.

http://carnegieendowment.org/events/forms/?fa=registration&event=3495

Thank you all for being such great ambassadors! Keep spreading the word...

Much love and gratitude,

Sara & Till

The Iran Job invited to Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Hello everyone!

We just heard that the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has invited us to present  a work-in-progress screening of THE IRAN JOB in Washington D.C. next week, Dec 20.

There will be a brief reception before the screening and a panel discussion, hosted by Iran expert and Carnegie Fellow Karim Sadjapour, immediately after the screening.

If you are in the D.C. area and would like to attend the screening please contact us! This is a non-ticketed & invite-only event.

Please continue to share the campaign with your network and encourage others to make a pledge to the film.

With much love and gratitude,

 

Sara & Till