UPDATE July 9, 2010 We have just a few hours left in our Kickstarter campaign. Thanks so much to all you who have given so generously to help turn our little ol' independent film into reality. As we gear up for our shoot in Seattle next month, all you who have pledged to this campaign will be in our thoughts.
If you haven't pledged yet, you still have a few hours left to do so.
While we met our initial $5,000 goal so we can upgrade to a better HD camera, and in turn offer "Judas Kiss" as a Blu-Ray release next year, the additional funds our backers have supplied will help improve a lot of the production values of this film. It won't look cheap, I promise you!
People have given generously, even past the revised goal of $7,500. As of this update, we're at $8,805. We are thrilled! But I can tell you that every penny we want to raise before this campaign expires at 11 pm PDT today will go on screen — improved special effects, an awesome soundtrack featuring an eclectic mix of up-and-coming artists, and a well-fed cast (every film set runs on its stomach!).
Please, dig under your couch pillows for that loose change, check your coat pockets for that $20 you forgot about. Or consider your high-minded ideals about supporting the arts, and _do it_ tonight.
"Judas Kiss" is a movie about gay characters and straight characters, about inspiring lost souls to give life another try, about forgiveness, identity and redemption. For young people unsure about their place in the world, it carries an important message. About hope.
Same is true for those of us working hard to raise the money and make the film. We can all play a part. Click the button and help us out!
Best regards, Carlos Pedraza, Writer and ProducerUPDATE: JULY 2, 2010 Thank you to the first 55 Judas Kiss backers! We have reached our goal for our professional camera.
The good news is we can still accept new Judas Kiss backers! We have big dreams on our film. Like cool special effects and I have this awesome crane shot idea to give Judas Kiss the feel of a big studio picture. Please donate today and take advantage of all the special gifts!
After five short films, several Web series and multiple film festival awards, the time is right for our first feature film – Judas Kiss, an LGBT film for a generation aching for more meaningful stories and relatable characters. We are planning to shoot our film in Seattle Washington from August 13th-September 4th, 2010.
Our film is ambitious. We have a great international cast with a script that has already inspired people around the world to join our team. We have spent almost four years recruiting a production team that understands quality on a inventive budget, and creating a story that soars for talented performers. We have shared our struggles and achievements on our website, judaskissmovie.com.
Although we are well into fund-raising, we still need your help to make this film look like a million bucks! Our current budget only allows us to rent a Panasonic HVX. It's a great camera, but if we want to compete in a ever-growing techno-savvy film market, we're going to need a better a camera, and better accessories that go with that camera. We are looking at renting a professional high-definition camera and all its accessories to make our picture available on Blu-ray. Every dollar raised will go to making Judas Kiss a better movie.
We hope our story as filmmakers inspires you to help turn Judas Kiss from a dream to reality.
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