We did it!!!
To the 505 greatest backers and friends on the planet:
You have made our dreams come true over the course of these last 26 days! Every pledge, comment and message has filled us with pride and gratitude. You guys are simply the best. We can't wait to share this journey with you.
Wondering what to do with the extra time until the campaign is officially over?? Let's add a new city! Watch Henry below for details....
“Narrated by actress and activist, Daryl Hannah, American Mustang is, in turns, sweeping and intimate; a visually stunning love song and call to action.”
- Huffington Post
The story of a girl, a cowboy and a wild horse.
In an artful blend of exquisite observational documentary and character-driven narrative, the majestic wild horses of the American West are revealed in stereoscopic 3D as never before. The wonder in a girl’s eye pulls us into a drama that unfolds on hundreds of millions of acres of public land. The battle lines have long been carved into the landscape, and the players are deeply entrenched. From the voice of a rancher to the heart of a wild horse, we see the future of America’s western landscape at stake. The transformative dance between a man and a mustang presents lessons for us all, even the battle-hardened special interest groups and wild horse advocates fighting for the place of the AMERICAN MUSTANG.
WHAT WILL YOUR PLEDGE DO FOR AMERICAN MUSTANG?
With your support, we will open in select cities in Colorado, Florida, Texas, and California during the first three months of 2014 - it all starts in Denver on January 16th.
For these screenings to be successful, we need an effective marketing and advertising campaign every bit as good as our movie, and that will cost money. This Kickstarter campaign will cover the costs of opening the movie on multiple screens in each targeted market for up to two weeks.
Your financial backing will help the American Mustang team do the following:
- Create and deliver prints and/or digital assets to project in movie theaters across the country.
- Hire a team to market, publicize, and promote the film.
- Pay for local and national print and online advertising.
- Pay for events to help promote the film, such as premiere screenings.
- Hire a team of distribution specialists to book 3D theaters make the film available on all platforms.
- Pay for presentations to schools across America to activate our youth on the issue.
Our goal is the minimum we need to raise to screen in three cities. Should we exceed our goal, (and we really want to do that) we can add more cities and bring the message of American Mustang across the country!
Studios often spend up to twice this amount to open in just one city. We are being smart and creative and spending only what’s absolutely necessary to reach out and market this film. American Mustang is completely self funded and we are sticking our necks out with these screenings believing that people care about this issue and will come out to support this campaign.
You see, the only way the bean counters in Hollywood will get behind this film, is if they see that lots of people will come out to see it. Our success in this campaign and our success filling seats, will prove to them that not only do people care about about wild horses, but they’ll come out to theaters to see a movie about it on the big screen in 3D! (NOTE: Each reward level comes with a pair of 2 tickets to see the movie - how cool is that?)
Denver and the other cities are just the beginning. If this works, we will be able to bring American Mustang to a theater near to you.
IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION
Should you decide to "back" (another way of saying contribute) the project for more than the amount of the reward, the additional amount IS tax deductible (because we are a non-profit) and we will send you a letter with that amount for your records.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Risks and challenges
American Mustang is a fully finished documentary film, so although there are a few variables in the distribution process that will impact how we deliver the film to audiences, we are confident we will deliver on our promise to support a theatrical release. As for the promised rewards, we are confident that we will deliver these to you although in some cases we have estimated timing of delivery, and it may vary slightly from our estimate.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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