It looks like things are coming together for an early June Premiere at WWDC in San Jose! Don't fret if you can't make it—we are hoping to be able to live stream the premiere. We anticipate having a firm date and venue within the next two weeks.
We will still hold premiere events in Los Angeles and in our hometown of Twin Falls, Idaho. If you backed at a level with premiere tickets, you are welcome to attend whichever event you would like to.
We will start rolling out backer rewards at the end of June and are hoping to have the bulk of rewards delivered by the end of summer.
Changes Behind the Curtain
As you know, we have been self-funding the film for what will be two years by the time we premiere in June. This has been a really challenging season for us and our families. Around the beginning of the year, due to some personal circumstances, Jed was having a difficult time getting hours in project. We have been working through the resulting issues and today we were able to reach a new arrangement. Jed will be stepping back from the project and taking a programing support role which will be critical for live streaming the premiere and the technical details of delivering rewards.
You learn a lot about yourself when when things get tough. For Jed, working on App has revealed that at his core, he is a programer. An incredibly talented one at that and I fully understand his desire to pursue that. Though I do wish we could have finished the project together or even transitioned a little more smoothly, I have a lot of empathy for how difficult of a season it has been.
For me, the journey of this film has revealed something altogether different. I have discovered an abiding, tenacious passion to create a great film. My desire to improve every part of my process has been stoked to an almost insatiable level. I want to ensure you I am committed to delivering your rewards plus some extras for your long-suffering patience.
Delivery for a June premiere is a big challenge. Luckily, I married incredibly well and my wonderful wife Loni has become a talented editor over the last few months. She has been onboard for a few months helping to finish the film. In addition, we are really excited to welcome Charles Davis, our VFX contractor. Charles is an incredibly talented artist and a clutch friend who is putting in hours even though we made it clear we're not 100% sure how we're going to pay him.
As the premieres solidify, we will be looking for a streaming sponsor and a sponsor for each premiere. Closer to June, we can start booking corporate screenings for your company. Lastly, if there is interest in showing the film in your home city, we would be open to putting together a tour.
We could really use some in-depth story critique. The end of our second act is a bit bloated, as well as the finale, if we're being honest. If you happen to be someone who has a gift for critiquing and shaping story, we would love to show you the current cut of the film and hear your thoughts on how we can tighten it. If you can really get in the weeds and help us move forward, we would be happy to credit you in the film for your effort.