Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 27, 2012.

Update #11

Victory and July Update!

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OVERLOADED!

As we're sure everyone noticed back in May, we hit our funding goal and we've been BUSY with festival submissions ever since! We can't thank you all enough for where you're helping take this film and we'll be updating you on our progress on a monthly basis to keep you informed!

WHERE WE'RE AT NOW...

Currently, the film is submitted to 37 festivals across the country. We spent careful, and strategic planning on which festivals we chose to submit to, and we're still submitting to more! The bulk of the festivals take place during September, October and November. Typically, each festival let's everyone know around 2 weeks to a month before the festival's start date.

August will mark the first month when we start to hear back from festivals that are scheduled for the month of September. We'll let you know what we've heard in the next update!

WHERE ARE MY AWESOME THANKS FOR DYING REWARDS?

Don't worry, they're coming. We had to push back getting the rewards made due to the overwhelming amount of work it took to get the film submitted to all these festivals, but never fear, the orders will be placed soon and once we have everything in house and ready to go, we'll notify you directly about when you can expect them!

A DREAM COME TRUE...

We just need to take a moment and thank you all for getting us across the finish line. For any of you who have made films before, we know you've felt the same feeling we did when we saw the completed film in its DVD box (shown below, apologies for having to crane your necks!). This film is a dream realized for many people, but for we the filmmakers... it's indescribable. Thank you all again, from the bottom of our hearts.

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Update #10

THIS IS IT!

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IT'S NOW OR NEVER! OUR DEADLINE IS TOMORROW MORNING!

Thank you to all of you who have been in support of our film - we have come a long way since day 1 and it has been truly amazing to see you all get behind this film!

We have a long goal to get to and not much time left - please consider increasing your pledge today. You never know what 5, 10, 20 extra dollars could do to raise our numbers if everyone is able to do it all at once.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you again and we wish you all a wonderful memorial day weekend.

Take care!

Laurence and RJ


Update #9

SCREENING PARTY TONIGHT!!

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CALLING ALL OUR AMAZING BACKERS!!

We are at 49% and we've only got 71 Hours left! Please consider increasing your pledge TODAY to push us past our halfway mark and narrow the gap!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/739547957/thanks-for-dying

Also, tonight, at 8pm, we are hosting a screening party fundraiser in Hollywood to make one LARGE push to get us to our goal!

In order to make the evening as successful as possible, we'd love it if you could attend! Here is the facebook event with details...

http://www.facebook.com/events/231615783615322/

If you can't make it, your pledge increases today will help narrow the gap before our fundraiser this evening, so come back to the Kickstarter and increase your pledge today!

We can get "Thanks For Dying" there with your help today! Thanks everyone!

all the best,

Laurence and RJ


Update #8

NEW CLIP!!

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NEW CLIP RELEASED! DANGEROUS 3SOME INTRO!

Hey all you fantastic Backers,

We're at 37%! To thank you all for getting us this far, we've released another clip from the film!

This is the third and last intro to our main cast - meet Dangerous 3Some! They're crass, intense and focused and they're the creators of Double Dynamite!

If you're liking what you're seeing so far and you're thinking - "Gosh, there are some great new rewards on here" or "I dig this enough that I want to support it MORE!", you can adjust your pledge! We would love the extra help and there are some fun rewards to grab by upping your pledge, check them out!

Please leave your comments below, enjoy the clip, and don't forget to spread the word to freinds, family and colleagues, or by posting our link on facebook, twitter, etc...

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/739547957/thanks-for-dying

Thanks again everyone!

-Laurence and RJ

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Update #7

NEW REWARDS!!

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NEW REWARDS!! We've got two amazing items to add to the mix - these are extremely valuable tools for indie filmmakers that now make up our Digital Download Add-On...

FILM BUSINESS PLAN

A MUST-HAVE for anyone looking to raise money for a film and complete their project on-time and on-budget. We even threw in marketing and promotional strategies that are effective ways indie films can use to rise above the clutter and target big distributors!


COMPREHENSIVE FILM FESTIVAL SPREADSHEET

We tirelessly inputed all the information you would ever need about ALL the film festivals, worldwide. Why did we do this? We wanted to be able to take a 30,000 foot view and target specific festivals in specific areas, with even more specific criteria to map out exactly where we would apply. With this tool, you can submit effectively and achieve better results!

THANK YOU again to everyone who has supported our project! Please leave comments below and keep posting our link on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/739547957/thanks-for-dying

all the best,

Laurence and RJ


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