I'm on the final day of shooting for iZOMBIE in Vancouver. Tomorrow, I head back to LA. Next week, I go back to the editing room to put together a first cut of the pilot.
I'm planning a longer update for you soon. We've been putting a few more fun things together behind-the-scenes, and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you.
Today, though, just one quick update:
Chris Lowell Needs Your Help.
Last October, Chris joined me at the Austin Film Festival for a panel about Veronica Mars. But while he was there, he also premiered his own passion project: an impressive film he wrote and directed called Beside Still Waters.
As our Kickstarter winds down, Chris has launched a Kickstarter of his own, to help Beside Still Waters reach the widest possible audience. And while it didn't take him long to meet his minimum goal, he still needs your help. I'll let him explain.
He also sent this message:
Thank you so much for checking out Beside Still Waters! Like Veronica Mars, we knew there were people out there who wanted to see this film, but we had no idea the response would be so incredible. Already, we’ve almost doubled our initial goal, and I hope we can continue our momentum. ALL of the money we raise is going directly toward distributing the movie, and the more money we raise (and the more backers we have) DIRECTLY AFFECTS the number of theaters we can screen the film, which means more people will have a chance to see it, which means independent cinema gets to take a much-needed victory lap! You guys already made history with Veronica Mars. I hope you'll help us do it again with Beside Still Waters.
Thank you thank you thank you,
I've contributed, and I'll tell you this: the Backer Updates alone have already been worth the price of admission. Chris is a smart kid, with a bright future in front of him. Now is the perfect time to get on his good side.
(Also, if you're feeling bad for Piz, helping Chris will make you feel better. Trust me on that one.)