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Update #20

2013 Year-End Wrap Up!

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Happy Holidays Kickstarter Backers! 

2013 was an incredible year for BACK ON BOARD Greg Louganis. With the help of the incredible support of many many supporters like you, we were able to finish principal photography on our film and we got some great attention in the process! We are now hard at work in the editing room and look forward to finishing the film in 2014. The film has taken longer than we anticipated to finish, but we know it will be worth it!

We write to you today, confident about the film and grateful for your encouragement, to ask for your year-end support.  If you're in a position to give your support again we would be so grateful! Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution now to help us finish the BACK ON BOARD.

Your year-end contribution will be used immediately to help pay for editing, sound mixing and design, color correction, archival footage and music.

In the spirit of reflecting on what we've done this year, we are proud to present to you our BACK ON BOARD year in review. In 2013:

  • BACK ON BOARD was nominated for IndieWire's Project of the Year 
  • Greg was back on TV as the star of ABC's SPLASH (we shot with him on the set)! 
  • We threw a big Pride Weekend fundraising party in NYC (thanks Robby Browne!) and 100+ people came to support the film and meet Greg 
  • Grey Sample came on board as our new Executive Producer! 
  • We received support for the film this year from Frameline Filmmaker Completion Fund, Andrew Tobias, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, The Chessie Foundation, The Community Foundation for the Capital Region‘s Kate Cashel Fund, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Terrence Meck, Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, the National Swimming Pool Foundation and many more incredible individuals! 
  • We got some great press for our film in Huffington Post and GO MAGAZINE
  • Greg got engaged to Johnny Chaillot (we shot the proposal!) 
  • Greg became an outspoken activist powerful news appearances on Anderson Cooper, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and NPR's The Takeaway
  • Greg and Johnny got married in a sunset ceremony in Malibu, California (We shot all of the photos and video of the wedding!)

Thank you again for all of your support of our film so far.

Please consider making a contribution today to help us share our film and Greg's incredible story with the widest possible audience.

Thank you so much for your support. Happy Holidays!

Sincerely, 

Cheryl Furjanic, Will Sweeney, and Amanda Keropian

p.s. For more updates follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


Update #19

Back on Board update! Greg's wedding!

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Hello incredible backers!

Just wanted to say hello and share some more BACK ON BOARD news with you. Our crew was in L.A. recently shooting all of the photos and videos at Greg's wedding! We were proud and honored to be a part of Greg's big day! It was a beautiful and moving evening and we couldn't be happier for Greg and his husband Johnny Chaillot! Check out the fantastic press coverage that the wedding (and our film) has been getting below:

* Greg Louganis Marries Johnny Chaillot - People.com

OUT EXCLUSIVES > Greg Louganis Marries Johnny Chaillot (a photo slideshow)

OUT.COM > THE WEDDING GUIDE > VOWS > Greg Louganis & Johnny Chaillot

* Greg Louganis Marries Johnny Chaillot In Malibu Wedding - Huffington Post

* And pick up the current issue of People Magazine to see some of our great photos in print (or see images below)!

This was our last big shoot for the film and we're so excited to officially be in the home stretch!!!  We're in the process of submitting the film to 2014 film festivals and we've got all of our fingers crossed!

We couldn't have gotten here without you and we wanted to than you again for your incredible support this year!  

More news soon as we get closer to the finish line!

Thanks again for joining our team!

Cheryl Furjanic, Director 

Will Sweeney, Producer

Amanda Keropian, Co-Producer


Update #18 - For backers only

Back on Board update! Greg speaks out about Sochi 2014!

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Update #17

Meet Greg Louganis in NYC on 6/28 AND our film in the news!

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Hello Amazing Backers!!

Greetings again from BACK ON BOARD headquarters! Thanks for being a member of our team on this incredible journey.

In this update you'll find a reminder about our upcoming NYC fundraising party and links to some great recent press about the film!

Thanks again for getting on board. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Best,

Cheryl Furjanic, Will Sweeney & Amanda Keropian

MEET GREG LOUGANIS AT A NYC PRIDE FUNDRAISING COCKTAIL PARTY

FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH FROM 5-8PM * CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Join us on Friday, June 28th for a great night here in NYC!! You are cordially invited to attend a fundraising cocktail party for BACK ON BOARD! Meet Olympic Champion and activist Greg Louganis, enjoy light food and drink, and meet other amazing BACK ON BOARD fans!!! We hope to see you there!!!!!!

RECENT PRESS:

Check out the screenshots below of recent news about our film in Huffington Post and GO MAGAZINE.  We even got a mention in People Magazine recently when Greg's wedding engagement was announced (Congrats to Greg and Johnny)!!!!!

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MEET GREG LOUGANIS in NYC on June 28th!!!!

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