Frequently Asked Questions
There are several things. Our interviews are varied and extensive. We have interviewed subjects who haven't been spoken with before. You'll be exposed to people you never knew before, or didn't think you would like, and I think their answers to our questions might surprise you. Having said that, this film is NOT about an individual, or perceived "star power," but an entire ensemble that tells the company's story based on a mix of fact and opinion. This film focuses on interpersonal relationships, the pitfalls and triumphs of business (as humorous as it is dramatic), and cultural impact inside and outside of the wrestling industry. Our film is NOT about wrestlers remembering their favorite angles. Those are stories/clips for extras.
I think it's important to mention that this documentary does not focus on Storylines/Angles/Characters. Those things are touched on, but only to give context of what ECW was, and from there we go further into our examinations. Also, we've reached out to the wrestling media for context and diverse opinions. No other film brings together these men to help tell the story of a wrestling promotion, its mistakes and failures, as well as its brilliance and personality.
Many things we cover in-depth honestly aren't covered correctly, or at all, in any other documentaries. This is a critical, unbiased, objective look at ECW made by people who are not in the wrestling business, which is something no other ECW-related documentary can say. We have no agenda and are in search for the truth. Period.
We'll be posting up some raw segment content to show how we are handling things differently. We hope that you'll like it, and hopefully support us with a donation.Last updated:
Kickstarter's policy is ALL OR NOTHING. This means that we must reach our goal of $23,200 on September 19th or unforunately the project will not get funded. Meaning no matter what you "pledged" to "back" will not be charged. WAIT --DID YOU JUST READ THAT CORRECTLY? Okay, so when you first saw this page and said to yourself, "wow this is a great project, I have to back this"; you made a pledge through Kickstarter via http://amazon.com/. Basically in a nutshell when you pledge or back a project on Kickstarter, you are just giving Kickstarter/Amazon permission to charge your account/credit card ONLY IF THE PROJECT MEETS THE GOAL OF $23,200. Again if we don't reach that goal in 22 days -THEN NO ONE IS CHARGED ANYTHING, and sadly we hit a major roadblock with no funding. In fact, did you know anyone who has pledged or backed this project so far has not been charged yet, and again WON'T until the deadline expires, and only if we meet the goal.
We appreciate everyone's pledges. Thank you so much. If you are able to share the link/project with your friends by email, or Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else, we would so greatly appreciate your help. It means the world to us. Thanks again for your support.Last updated:
Can anyone try and block this project due to the copyrights on the footage? How is this being handled?
We have filmed all the interviews ourselves and have the proper paperwork on them. Anything else that we include will be licensed properly through a third party with all the paperwork in order.Last updated:
Shipping outside the US usually costs $5-$10 depending on what country it is going to. If you live outside the United States we would ask you kindly to include an extra $5 in your pledge amount and we will make sure you get everything you are entitled to when the project reaches its goals.Last updated:
Our original budget was $33,200 ($10,000 more than we ended up asking for). I had a heart attack when our project manager showed it to me. I said, "we'll never make it." and he told me that I had to make cuts then. That was incredibly hard. So this is our chance to maybe get a bit of those lost things back.
I would love to expand our soundtrack budget--really give us a chance to get some unique collaborators to work with Kevin Kiernan as he scores this, improve recording, improve the depth of the music. It's a lot of work for Kevin, so he could use the help.I know he has people and production ideas in mind.
I would love to improve our film festival budget. We had to slash it in half, and these festivals add up quickly. I'd like to show the world this film and hopefully have it recognized.
To that end I'd like to put some extra money toward marketing and advertising. Right now we have a small budget for that, and 320 backers. I'd like tens of thousands of people to be able to see this film, so we have to let them know about it.
Licensing is another one. We have to finish paying our licensees, as well as pursue the things we don't yet have. I'd really like to not have to stress about getting mainstream news footage, or other media.
I would love to use extra funds to help speed up and improve the sound editing process, picture quality, and other production odds and ends.
Our premiere was completely eliminated from the prior budget, as we figured we would cross that bridge when we got there. Now we have a chance to really try to put on a good showing, and extra funds would be the first step towards a memorable event.
I could go on about odds and ends of self-distribution and the costs, but you get the idea. There is a lot of room for improvements, not to mention taxes have to be paid, and Kickstarter/Amazon will want there piece of the pie.Last updated:
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