Hello internet (and real-life) friends,
We're just a few hours away from the close of the Coined Kickstarter campaign, and obviously the funding goal won't be met. So that's a good news/bad news thing.
The main thing we want to convey today is thank you for your support, and we will keep making things. The specifics of what we make next are hazy; Adam and Chris will be working on another Classic World Tetris Championship this fall, and Chris is working on multiple secret projects. We'll keep you posted as soon as the next project becomes public.
So What's the Good News?
There's a bunch here:
- You don't get charged if the project doesn't fund. So you get to hang on to your money! There are lots of other documentaries funding on Kickstarter right now, in case you'd like to throw your support behind another team!
- We "failed fast." It's better to test the concept of Coined and learn that we don't have thousands of viewers clamoring for it now rather than a year and a half from now when it would have been complete.
- This is a learning experience. So now we've been through an unsuccessful Kickstarter project; that teaches us a lot. We're better equipped for the next one. Perhaps we retool the idea and come back with a film that's cheaper to make and more broadly appealing. Or maybe we make something completely different!
- We can focus on other projects. Adam and Chris have a bunch of other projects going, and now it feels safe to commit serious time to them.
If you'd like to follow us individually, here are some handy links:
Thank you for being a part of this adventure. Here's a picture of the Chair of Reflection as photographed by Chris (he's just back from being a visiting writer this week at the Young Writers Workshop in Virginia):
-Chris & Adam