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@Tenebrae Very soon. Finalizing now.
When do the film cells ship?
@Alejandor All of the DVDs and Blu-rays have shipped. Please write to email@example.com and we'll get you taken care of right away. Thanks.
Hi, I'm from Argentina. Have you already mailed the DVDs for international backers?
The Kickstarter version of the AS-III Blu-ray arrived at my house today (January 14). It had been mailed out on January 8.
Thank you, Scott! Will do.
@John Glad to hear it. Please send an email about the Blu-ray to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
I received my DVD today, which is awesome! When will the Blu-Rays be sent out?
@Scott DeSapio Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
@Brandon Link to the soundtrack: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasshrugged/atlas-shrugged-movie-who-is-john-galt/posts/981706
@Josh: Personalized Blu-rays and DVDs ship January 4th.
@Brandon - Mine was sent as a link in an email. Just an idea. And @Josh, it looks like the original shipping date for the DVDs and Blu-Rays has been pushed back from December to early January. I was told around January 4th.
I can't find the link for the downloadable soundtrack. Would someone help me out, please?
Is the time frame the for being sent out the same?
The Kickstarter DVD and Blu-rays are not the same as those offered at the Atlas Shrugged s=online store. The content is the same but the packaging artwork is a bit different.
Are the backers that get movies getting them as if they pre-ordered them on the store.atlashruggedmovie.com site? Are the ones on the site the same ones that are being sent to backers?
I wore my shirt to the showing tonight in Mt. View, California. I was the only backer in the audience. They applauded when the movie ended and several ask about my shirt. They thanked me for being a backer. They asked questions about some of the things that confused them but the ones asking questions hadn't read the book. I think they will now.
IMDB reports that Atlas Shrugged III had a budget of $5 million and the Hollywood Reporter notes that the film was minimally promoted. DeSapio assured backers in 2013 that the film had secured a $10 million budget and that the Kickstarter campaign was mostly (not entirely) a marketing exercise. The Kickstarter campaign raised over $430,000 after fees.
Can I ask what happened to the missing $5,430,000? Part II incurred an $18 million debt and Kickstarter proceeds of this project were deposited into that account. Did the backers of this project simply pay down the old debt of Atlas Shrugged II?
All manner of surprises can occur during the production of a feature film and the producers deserve proper respect for completing the trilogy. Similarly Kickstarter backers deserve an accounting of any gaps between promise and delivery. I look forward to a detailed report.
Wish some theaters in Alabama would get it. Holding out hope I'll get to wear my shirt to a screening.
@Danielle @Brian Glad to hear it. Thanks so much.
@Josh We did the social thank-you several months back. Here's the link to yours: https://twitter.com/AtlasShrugged/status/426762146752778240
@Danielle - same here. We just got home from seeing the movie. I went with my wife and a couple friends. I was the only one in the theater wearing the special Kickstarter t-shirt but that's not a surprise since there are only 2,297 such shirts and there were only about 40 people in our theater. It was kinda fun actually because some people came up and talked to me because they saw the shirt.
Thanks to all that made the movie happen.
I just saw the movie. I'm very proud to have contributed to its production. Thank you.
Did you already do the "A VERY SOCIAL THANK YOU"? I don't remember that, I remember the "wall" link being posted to Facebook. Maybe I missed/forgot about it.
Hi @Brian. The description for the screenplay PDF was made in error. The PDF won't be available until after the film exists theaters.
I got my shirt and will be wearing it to the theater tonight when I and a few friends go see ASIII.
I haven't seen the PDF of the "final shooting script" yet. It said it would be emailed on the day of theatrical release.
@Chris Write a message to email@example.com. You should have received the shirt already.
Haven't got shirt yet - hoping it comes in next 48 hours so I can wear to movie!! They All ship?
Got my shirt!!!! Can't wait to wear it to the theater!
@Scott T-shirts ship next week.
When will the t-shirt rewards be delivered? It would be nice to be able to wear mine to the theater.
@Doug the soundtrack and screenplay will not go out until after the film exits theaters later this year.
Specifically: the soundtrack, screenplay pdf,
When are the rewards expected to be delivered?
@Gerhard Thanks. Shipping was included in your pledge. We'll be posting updates soon but please also make sure to sign up for the Atlas Shrugged Movie newsletter to keep up on all the latest: http://www.atlasshruggedmovie.com/signup
Thanks for your reply first.
I could arrange to put all the information in - it was a problem with one of the browsers. I arranged now all my information for sending the DVD and t-shirt.
One question is still open - I tried to contact you a few days back - I am not from US - how to pay later for the shipping costs of the DVD and T-shirt as I would like to get both very much BUT I do NOT want you to have additional costs for shipping them.
Anyhow - pl. keep all backers informed about the progress of the film.
Greetings from Hong Kong
@Gerhard What information are you referring to Gerhard? Are you referring to the reward survey? What is the URL of the page you're looking for?
The 100 $ page for filling out the information does not work - get only an error message (404)
Best money spent on Kickstarter yet ;-)
Never a doubt in my mind.
Congrats to Scott, theASp3 Production team, and all of us micro-producers.
3.554 backers and $446,907 ... Congratulations!! =)
This is a GREAT idea! Love being a part of it.
Wooo wooo! Great to be a backer! I can't wait for the movie to come out! I sure hope they don't run into any problems. I would think there would be some news on casting by now. I have hope though!
$400K Woot Woot!
@Kevin Thanks Kevin.
RE: "Any word on the cast yet?"
No casting decisions yet.
RE: "Any idea on how wide of a release we might see?"
No definitives yet.
RE: "...is there any chance the film may be offered by way of a stream?"
We're looking into it.
Thanks again Kevin. Glad to have you on board.
@MattFranke Welcome to the team Matt. Glad you made it.
Any word on the cast yet? Any idea on how wide of a release we might see? If it's not going to be a wide release is there any chance the film may be offered by way of a stream? Lastly congrats on making the goal, I'm excited to see the final chapter.
Thanks first to Scott for putting this together and all the hard work and dedication. Thanks, next to anyone else who donated, way to put yourself into something you believe in. And finally, thank you everyone, the world over, who has ever read Atlas Shrugged, and then decided to improve yourself, in whatever way you felt you needed to. We are the ones who are bettering the world, one sovereign, sentient, flesh-and-blood human being at a time.
"I swear by my life and my love of it, that I shall never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
@Peter Hi Peter. We'll be sending out a questionnaire at the end of the campaign asking for sizes, shipping addresses, contact info, etc. Thanks.
How do you know what t-shirt size we need? Do you contact us?
The basic problem is that the internet lists 2 companies but only 1 film in pre-production. The Atlas Society says that Atlas Shrugged 3 will be made by Atlas Productions LLC (APLLC). Kickstarter proceeds flow to Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Productions LLC (ASP2LLC), who issued debt of $16 million in February 2012. Atlas Shrugged Part 2 was released the following fall and had box office take of $3.3 million.
Kickstarter scams: I'll note that a couple of them have been averted by patient questioning of the creator and last minute cancellation.
I agree that Scott has been a good guy, but as I noted upthread this isn't his film. He doesn't even live in the same state as the Executive Producers: AFAIK he handles their website. I don't even know how many face to face meetings they have had.
Don't get me wrong. Atlas Shrugged Part 2 Productions LLC might provide a routine mechanism to conduit returns between the major investors and stakeholders. Or it could have functions that I am unaware of. The internet may contain inaccuracies. I simply don't know.