We have funders and new rewards!
I don't know if it's because of our Sundance-worthy clip introducing Kevin and me as filmmakers in need of some serious cash, or because you all actually believe in us (you like us, you really like us!) but we've been having some success on this here Kickstarter page!
We've been blessed with donations from family and close friends so far. Although our total here says $530, we're actually holding steady at $580 due to two additional offline donations. So we're almost there! We only ask that you keep forwarding the link along to anyone and everyone you know.
We'll be featured in a news article that's coming out next week- and we'll be sure to post the link to that here. Hopefully that will jump start us as we move forward into our few remaining weeks. We've had some good response from other media people in the NEPA area, so you may see us mentioned here or there - just remember that this is a time sensitive push and after March 4th if we haven't raised the full amount- we'll be back to square one and the film won't progress forward, which means the longer it will take to have another screening.
AND THE OTHER BIG NEWSSSS!! is that we have additional rewards graciously given by the potential music composer of the documentary- Matt Spainhour! Ever the consummate professional, the talented man himself has pledged the following additional rewards for funders:
PLEDGE $10 OR MORE: Previous rewards + digital download of The Hand-Illustrated Essay: "Tuberculosis and The Dead-Ball Era, or, The Only Things I Have In Common With Christy Mathewson" by Matt Spainhour
PLEDGE $20 OR MORE: Previous rewards + digital download of Complete Original Film Soundtrack
PLEDGE $50 OR MORE: Previous rewards + glossy print of "Tuberculosis and The Dead-Ball Era, or, The Only Things I Have In Common With Christy Mathewson" by Matt Spainhour mailed directly to your home
PLEDGE $100 OR MORE: Previous rewards + physical copy of the film soundtrack + handwritten notes and sketches from the process
PLEDGE $500 OR MORE: Previous rewards + Matt Spainhour will play a House Show in any Living Room/Garage/Backyard you provide (restricted to NC, VA, DC, MD, PA, DE, NJ, NYC)
If I had $500 I'd pledge it myself! These new rewards are awesome - stop by Matt's website to hear what he sounds like. That way you can start planning on how you'll move your furniture around when he plays a show at your house. Here's the link to his site: http://mattspainhour.bandcamp.com/
Thanks again for helping us -- and we'll keep our fingers crossed for a successful ending!