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It's known only as The Game. Fifteen people are chosen to play. Only one can win the money, but there is another prize...
It's known only as The Game. Fifteen people are chosen to play. Only one can win the money, but there is another prize...
87 backers pledged $13,080 to help bring this project to life.

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The journey for this project began in March of 2012, when a friend mentioned an interesting hobby I had never heard of known as geocaching. Four months later, I had finished the script for The Gordian Knot, and was excited to begin filming, hoping to have everything completed within a few months. That was wishful thinking!

It's two years later and we are really close. It has been such an amazing story in making the movie itself: working with so many different actors (there are over forty speaking roles in the film); shooting in my hometown of Palatine and the surrounding area (we've got over fifty locations); having everything under the sun go wrong; making sure every little detail I wanted hidden in this puzzle of a movie made sense. It has truly been a labor of love doused in blood, sweat and tears!

I'm also very excited to finish the soundtrack and score for the film, which is a lot of what these final couple of months entail. We have thirteen diverse and unique artists who have come up with songs for the film and original instrumentals and score, and some of it still needs to be recorded. The soundtrack itself should take up two compact discs!

The funds we are trying to raise here will allow The Gordian Knot to become a finished project. Here's what they will be used for:

- editing and post-production fees

- studio fees in recording the soundtrack and score

- three reshoots of scenes being done in late March

- production fees for the rewards done through Kickstarter

- promotional costs to help get the word out on the film and get it to a few film festivals

This is the most difficult creative endeavor I've ever taken on in my life. I'm so proud of everyone who helped up to this point, and I can't wait to show everyone the unique story I've chosen to tell. I promise you: The Gordian Knot will really make you think.

Thanks for everyone's help!

Latham Conger III

Risks and challenges

We have a tight deadline on getting this done by May or June, but since the film is almost entirely shot, I feel confident it can be done. If we can't get it done by then, then we will simply work until it's ready and shift the premiere date from there by weeks or a month.

I think the biggest challenge in the quest for the final cut is getting the music ready to go. We have songs and score to put in the right place, so that may end up taking extra time as well. Again, if we run past our intended date, we will just work hard until it is done.

There is nothing I want more than to finish this project that was originally supposed to take six months...especially for the sake of my family, who have been beyond understanding throughout the lengthy process!

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    A most humble personal thank you from the writer/director of The Gordian Knot, and a spot in the credits with the rest of the Kickstarter backers.

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    Digital download of The Gordian Knot script in its original form, which will allow people to see the changes made along the way (and also reveal some of the film's secrets! ). Also included with this reward is the director's thank you and Kickstarter credit listing from above.

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    Digital download of The Gordian Knot soundtrack, which includes the entire score and all the songs produced for the film. Also included with this reward is the script download, director's thank you, and Kickstarter credit listing.

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    Digital download of The Gordian Knot film, along with the digital downloads of the script and soundtrack, the director's thank you, and the Kickstarter credit listing.

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    DVD copy of The Gordian Knot movie, which will include special features such as the director's commentary, blooper reel, and other secret stuff! Also included in this reward are the digital downloads of the soundtrack and script, the director's thank you, and the Kickstarter credit listing.

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    Two tickets to the premiere of The Gordian Knot, which will take place in May/June 2014 in the Chicago suburbs (time and place TBD, and no travel expenses are included in this reward), as well as the digital downloads of the movie, soundtrack, and script, director's thank you, and Kickstarter credit listing.

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    Blu-Ray DVD of The Gordian Knot, which will include special features such as director's commentary, blooper reel, and other secret stuff! Also included in this reward are the script and soundtrack downloads, the director's thank you, and Kickstarter credit listing.

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    Special edition Blu-Ray DVD of The Gordian Knot that comes with "The Solution" : a companion book with a comprehensive explanation of what actually happens in the film, as well as all its secrets (well, almost all...) . Included in this reward are the script and soundtrack downloads, as well as the director's thank you and Kickstarter credit listing.

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    Two tickets to The Gordian Knot premiere in May/June 2014 (travel expenses not included) and a copy of The Gordian Knot Blu-Ray DVD, along with the digital download of the soundtrack and script, director's thank you, and Kickstarter credit listing.

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    Your exclusive chance to be an Executive Producer on The Gordian Knot! With this reward, you will be listed in the credits as an executive producer on the film, be invited to the premiere in May/June 2014 along with three guests, and also be invited to the premiere party that follows the film (no travel expenses are included in this reward). Also included in this reward are the Special Edition Blue Ray of the film, as well as the digital downloads of the film, soundtrack, and script. You'll get a great big special thank you as well!

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