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A theater run for the film to gain interest in the distribution of the DVD and get the message of the movie out to the public.
A theater run for the film to gain interest in the distribution of the DVD and get the message of the movie out to the public.
109 backers pledged $11,302 to help bring this project to life.

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New offer: if you can convince others to back this project, you will be rewarded for the total amount all your backers give!  Just ask them to mention your name when they back us.  (For example, if you can convince 4 friends to pledge $25 for a DVD, you will receive the $100 prize of a DVD, the soundtrack, and a t-shirt!)

Furthermore, whoever recruits the most backers will receive a Producer's credit in the movie!

For the last three years we have been producing a film with the support of friends and family along the way. With pre-production we had about $2,500 that we acquired ourselves.  We knew that getting through a feature film on such a low budget we had to work with what we had. We wrote the script with actors in mind we knew would fit particular parts as well as locations that we had easy access to. 

Day 2 of Filming out of 22
Day 2 of Filming out of 22
It was the generous financial contributions from friends and family that helped us through post-production. The support allowed us to hire Todd Maki who composed the music sound track which we feel is one of the strongest elements of the film.
Redemption of the Heart Composer Todd Maki
Redemption of the Heart Composer Todd Maki

On March 15th, 2014 we premiered Redemption of the Heart at the Arlington theatre in Santa Barbara and sold out the 2,000 plus seat venue. The positive response to the movie encouraged us with the task of getting the film into more theaters. 

 Now, we are at the final stage for distribution. We will be working with 5&2 Pictures to release the DVD in the U.S. and hopefully internationally. To help promote the DVD we are planning to use the funds raised by this Kickstarter campaign to get our film into theaters prior to the DVD release in October. We are looking forward to this next step in this amazing three year journey.

Redemption of the Heart Movie Poster and DVD Cover
Redemption of the Heart Movie Poster and DVD Cover

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We have pledged to donate 5% of our theater run profits to other Kickstarter projects.  To view other projects that have done the same thing, visit http://kickingitforward.org.

Risks and challenges

Since we have been working with such a low budget, our largest challenge is in the area of marketing. We don't have near the advertising budget that most movies have. So, we will need to focus on getting the word out in Churches, Facebook and with Christian radio stations. We have found these methods to be successful so far, but still have a long way to go.

Most independent films are challenged in the area of marketing. The best way to handle this stage of distribution is to not give up. We need to move on from the strategies that aren't working and focus on the strategies that are to help us get our film out there to be seen.

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    2 Copies of the DVD + digital download of the music sound track + "Thank you" credit in the movie.

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    Copy of the DVD + digital download of the music sound track + Redemption of the Heart
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    Copy of the DVD + digital download of the music sound track + Redemption of the Heart t-shirt + "Associate Producer" credit in the movie.

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    Copy of the DVD + digital download of the music sound track + 4 Redemption of the Heart
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    Copy of the DVD + digital download of the music sound track + 6 Redemption of the Heart
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    t-shirts + 10 tickets to the cast and crew kick-off party of our theatrical premiere in Ventura County + a signed movie poster by the cast and crew.

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    All of the $1000 rewards + "Producer" credit in the movie + we will show the film in a theater of your choice. This is your chance to have Redemption of the Heart play in a theater in your hometown!

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