Our Farah is....Circumstance star NIKOHL BOOSHERI!
Oh, backers, have we got big news for you today. Even bigger than the fact that we have only 8 days left, and $34K to go.
Our Farah is...internationally acclaimed actress Nikohl Boosheri, of the 2011 Sundance Audience Award winner Circumstance! We are overjoyed to have Nikohl on board for our cinematic road trip.
Circumstance, a forbidden-love story of two young women in Tehran, won a nearly outrageous number of 2011 film festival awards, including the Sundance Audience Award. It was named the year’s “most anticipated” independent film by the New York Times, and was one of Paste Magazine’s 50 best films of 2011. Nikohl’s was named Best Performance at both the Rome, LA OutFest and Noor Film Festivals. We know that Nikohl’s talent and stardom will help our film reach similar acclaim!
In Nikohl’s honor, we have a special DAILY DOUBLE and NEW INCENTIVE for you today.
Double ANY donation today, and the first 5 lucky doublers get a phone call from Nikohl!
Oh, Canada! To honor the Canadian heritage of Nikohl and our producer Liz Singh, we have a special $49 (for the 49th parallel, of course) incentive today! Donate $49 and get a special box of Tim Horton's Timbits, and other Canadian goodies!
Here’s a video of Nikohl chatting with FGB co-writers Meera Menon (director) and Laura Goode (producer):
Now more than ever, we need the love and support of the community we’ve built here. Double your donation if you can, or just shout out to us on Facebook and Twitter:
Farah Goes Bang, starring Nikohl Boosheri, needs $34K in 8 days to reach its goal! Please help this amazing team today.http://kck.st/FGBKickstarterTwitter:
.@farahgoesbang, starring @NikohlBoosheri, has 8 days to raise $34K! Help this amazing team close the gap today:http://kck.st/FGBKickstarter8 days!
Laura + The FGB Team
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Best. Mixtape. Ever.: All of the above, plus we'll throw in the most incredible road mixtape you ever heard, featuring the winning songs from our Best. Mixtape. Ever. song contest. We can't promise it won't have at least one Hall & Oates track. Actually, we can't promise it won't contain several.Estimated delivery:
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You Make The Popcorn, We'll Bring The DVD: All of the above, plus we'll put your name on a “Special Thanks” list in the closing credits of the film, email you the password to our super-secret blog of virginity stories, CHERRY BOMB, give you a digital download of another original song by cast member Samrat Chakrabarti, and mail you a DVD of the FARAH GOES BANG film!!! (DVD shipping for US supporters only)Estimated delivery:
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Want To Come Over And Watch A Movie On My Computer?: All of the above, plus we'll put your name on a “Special Thanks” list in the closing credits of the film, email you the password to our super-secret blog of virginity stories, CHERRY BOMB, give you a digital download of another original song by cast member Samrat Chakrabarti, and email you a digital download of the FARAH GOES BANG film!!!Estimated delivery:
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Bang on your belt buckle! We'll send you a custom-designed, limited-edition BANG! belt. The image is in Update #12 if you want to check it out!Estimated delivery:
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Neighbours to the north! In honor of our Canadian star Nikohl Boosheri, and the 49th parallel, we'll send you a Canadian care package with Tim Horton's Timbits, a poppy for Remembrance day, an extremely polite thank-you note, and a surprise Canadian treat! If you're in LA, you're invited to the Liz-Singh-hosted Canadian holiday of your choice: Canada Day, Canadian Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day or the Queen's birthday.Estimated delivery:
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We Love You. You Love America: All of the above, including a DVD AND digital download of the film. We'll also send you a special “Farah Loves America” CAMPAIGN PACKET chock-full of custom-designed Farah Goes Bang campaign posters, pamphlets, bumper stickers, and a FARAH 2012 button designed by one of our fans! (DVD and Campaign Packet shipping for US supporters only)Estimated delivery:
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A Nip for The Road: We'll send you a custom-designed flask with a roadmap of our heroines' Route 66 campaign trail on it! We'll even throw in a digital download of the finished FGB film to enjoy along with whatever you're nipping.Estimated delivery:
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Presents From Our Pasts: All of the above, plus we'll also throw our special ROAD TRIP SUPPLY PACK into a custom-designed "I Love America" tote bag for you: this sack of treasures will include the CAMPAIGN PACKET, a Cherry Bomb mad-lib, maps of America, candy, original poems to read from the backseat, a ROAD TRIP MIXTAPE, and our special PRESENTS FROM OUR PASTS video. This highlight reel will include all the cringeworthy moments from our creative pasts, including clips from "American Dreams," the Indian soap opera in which Meera starred in high school, excerpts from "The Martyr Letters," a very angsty play that Laura wrote and Meera starred in during college, a live performance of Jewel's "You Were Meant for Me" by Laura, and a hot R&B video starring producer Danielle Firoozi. Finally, you will receive a late-night, personal, and heartfelt thank you video on Facebook from Meera and Laura. (DVD and Road Trip Supply Pack shipping for US supporters only)Estimated delivery:
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We'll Fight For Your Love: If you live in Los Angeles, you'll have the opportunity to schedule a private 90-minute lesson in Mixed Martial Arts from Liz Singh, one of the FGB producers and a second-degree black belt in MMA, a popular full-contact combat style that allows both striking and grappling techniques. Wherever you live, though, we'll send you an original Farah Goes Bang poster, signed by the artist and the FGB creators, as well as a special highlight reel of outtakes, bloopers, and deleted scenes from the FGB film.Estimated delivery:
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Meera's personal DVD collection! 56 DVDs from director Meera Menon's DVD collection includes Nashville, Blow-Up, Clerks, The Big Sleep, and many many more!Estimated delivery:
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Enough About Us. We Want to Hear How YOU Feel: All of the above, plus if you live in the Bay Area, you'll receive free admission to one of Laura’s writing classes at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Wherever you live, you'll also have the opportunity to set up a consultation on any creative project with the FGB creators, including written comments and an online hangout with the FGB team. We'll also send you a signed first-edition copy of Laura Goode’s novel Sister Mischief, a signed copy of the FGB shooting script, and a limited-edition FGB MoFone custom-designed by artist Morrisa Maltz!Estimated delivery:
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This Relationship Is Definitely On Track to The Next Level: All of the above, and if you live in the Los Angeles or Wisconsin areas, we'll offer you a featured extra role in the film this summer! Even if you can't join our epic road trip in person, though, we'll still be happy to name a FGB character after you, or include a photo of you in the film.Estimated delivery:
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NEW INCENTIVE! You give us $2000, we give you a new iPad 3! We'll grab an iPad, load it up with exclusive content like the first cut of the film that we submit to festivals, one of our stars' screen tests, a teaser for FGB we shot in 2010, some other movies that inspired FGB, a whole bunch of graphics, some original songs, and send it to you.Estimated delivery:
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