Dear wonderful Kickstarter backers,
It has been an exciting few months here at Back on Board: Greg Louganis headquarters! Here are some updates!
WE GOT NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY AWARD
That's right! This spring we got the great news that our film was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Sports Documentary -- arguably the first LGBT film to be nominated for a Sports Emmy! The awards ceremony was on May 10th and though we didn't win, it certainly was an honor to be nominated. Thank you again to you our incredible Kickstarter backers, our amazing crew, and especially to the one and only Greg Louganis for trusting us to tell his story. Greg's life -- and this film -- will continue to inspire audiences everywhere for years to come!
GREG FINALLY GOT A WHEATIES BOX!
As you saw in our film, Greg never appeared on the cover of a Wheaties box when he was diving. After watching our film on HBO last summer, Julie Sondgerath started a Change.org petition to get Greg on the cover of Wheaties. The petition -- which was promoted by many fans, pushed forward by social change organizations, and written about in the press -- was a great success and General Mills finally agreed to put Greg on the box! One of the most iconic LGBT athletes is finally on the cover of one of America’s most iconic cereal boxes – and it was inspired by our film! Fans have been sharing pictures of Greg's Wheaties box along with the hashtag #GregGotWheaties! See one of the photos below and check our Facebook page or Twitter feed to see more! And send us your photos if you see the box out in the world!
NOW AVAILABLE ON iTUNES AND AMAZON!
Our crowd pleasing, Emmy nominated, award-winning, Wheaties inspiring documentary about the one and only Greg Louganis is finally available on iTunes and Amazon! Get your copy today or buy one for a friend!
EDUCATIONAL DVDS FOR SALE
Educational copies of our DVD are now for sale! Please help spread the word by sending this link to your local library, or college film program, or high school teachers and encourage them to buy the film for their institutions!
WRITE A FILM REVIEW
Hey Back on Board fans! You've told us how you feel about our film and now we'd love your help to spread the word! Rate and review our film and three fans will win Back on Board prize packs!
CONTEST DEADLINE: Aug 31st!
Winners chosen: Week of September 1st!
BACK ON BOARD FEATURED ON XFINITY LGBT HOME PAGE
Check out this post on the XFINITY LGBT Film & TV blog about the making of Back on Board: Greg Louganis -- complete with behind-the-scenes crew photos! The post is also featured on the blog's home page!
Thank you again for all of your incredible help in getting this film off the ground. Greg is heading to Rio very soon as a commentator for the Rio Olympics! Keep track of his adventures here.
Cheryl & Will
p.s. Backer reward surveys were sent out many months ago. If you haven't received your DVD or download yet, please let us know!