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Update #15

It's live! It's live! Share "I'm Fine, Thanks" With The World!

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You made this possible.

Now the world gets to see what you believed so deeply in.

The movie is now public: http://imfinethanksmovie.com

Last month, we sent out all your rewards (well, the download has been available for a few months now). If for *any* reason you haven't gotten everything, please email Joan@CrankTank.com.

We know for sure 90-95% have gotten their rewards - we've seen the emails and the pictures. The most common problem has been no survey filled out (so we don't have your address)! :)

Back to the movie, though!

This is what we dreamed of back in February.

You've seen the movie, but I have one last favor to ask of you.

Help us with one last push to get this out to the world!

Share why you supported us from the beginning.

Share what impact the movie had on you.

Share why this message is important - in your own words.

You'd be surprised how big of a difference a genuine message from you, on Facebook or Twitter, with a link to http://imfinethanksmovie.com makes for our project.

Word of mouth made this Kickstarter campaign one of the most successful in Kickstarter history. It enabled us to have the funds to get everything you see on the site out to the world now.

We owe this day to you!

Help us celebrate our big launch!

xoxoxoxo,

-Baker, Grant, and the entire Crank Tank team.

Here's the link again:  http://imfinethanksmovie.com


Update #14

State of the DVD and public launch - we're still chuggin' along!

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Hey everyone, it's Baker here again with another update.

We hope you've all enjoyed your downloads of the movie - and based on your responses - we're so excited to be able to get this into the hands of the general public later this month.

But first, we've got to get all of you who have DVD's coming shipped. Here's the update with this grueling process!

Our artwork, covers, close captioning files, and encoded movie files are all with the DVD replicator now. Any day (likely tomorrow or Wednesday) we will receive a shipment in the mail containing a sample DVD w/ artwork from their printing presses.

Once we check that everything is how we want it (there's no weird glitches or anything), we o.k. the sample and they immediately start replicating 10,000 DVDs for us. The process to replicate and ship to us we are told takes 5 business days (we paid for them to "rush" this process).

So, we're hoping that by the end of NEXT week - we'll have boxes and boxes of DVD's waiting at our front door.

There will be almost no delay in sending these out to those of you that have them coming. Once they hit our doorstep, we'll be ready to label and ship 2,000-2,500 out all over the world (to you guys!).

*****

Again, we are learning why so many Kickstarter campaigns and documentaries list delivery dates of 12-18 months AFTER they fund, haha. We're stoked to have been able to distribute the download (and for so many of you to have seen the film already) - but are going to be even more relieved once the replicating of this many DVDs is finally over.

After we ship your DVDs, we'll turn our focus to launching the movie to the general public (along with a website). We'll need your help with that (if you're willing), but before we get into those details - let's get these DVDs out!

I'll update you next week on the status of the replication and maybe some pictures of the artwork/samples we get back from the company!

Your support is amazing (really, we appreciate it)...

-Baker, Grant, and the Crank Tank team!

P.S. (If you still haven't accessed your download - and are having problems - email Joan@CrankTank.com right away!)


Update #13

Your download is ready (just in case you didn't see the email last week)...

Super quickie update this time.

On Friday, we sent out usernames and passwords to everyone's email to access your download. Whoo-hoo!

We've had a few people sue alternate emails for Kickstarter and not get the download. If you haven't downloaded and watched it yet - you now can!

Email Joan@CrankTank.com if you have any issues or didn't get the email. :)

We're hard on work finishing the DVDs (taking extra care to do it right) - and will have more news on them soon.

The first wave of emails are coming in with your reactions - and we are overwhelmed by your kind words. If you and/or your family take some sort of action (or make a decision) as a result of this movie - please do share it with us.

Can't wait to hear from you - and stay tuned for more!

-Baker, Grant, and the Crank Tank team.


Update #12

It's August already... Where's my flippin' movie???????

Hey everyone, I wanted to give you a much needed update on the progress of the downloads and the DVDs.

Originally when we created the campaign (and you had backed the campaign) we had set a goal to have the movie out to all of your by the end of July...

...and it's now August.

So let's state that obvious: we'll be a week or two late on you.

We take being late very, very seriously. We're frustrated we have to rely on your patience for another week or two - after we've relied SO heavily on your support to even make this happen. We're asking a lot of you - and we know that.

That said, the *last* thing we want to do is sacrifice the *quality* of what we are doing to rush something out. Because of you, we believe this movie can have an impact for decades to come. On that scale, it's easier for us to make the tough decision to be a week or two late.

In hindsight (which is always so perfect), we should of given ourselves more than 5 weeks after the finish of this campaign to pull this all together! After all, we only received the funds a little more than two weeks ago (yikes).

Rest assured though - your money is safe, the movie is amazing (if you ask me), and your rewards will be sent out very, very soon.

The first wave will be the online downloads.

Anyone who donated more than $5 (basically everyone) will have the chance to download it if they want. This will be the earliest you can see the movie. Our goal for this is next week.

Left to do:

  • Finalize the last few typos and edits.
  • Render the master file.
  • Re-render and compress multiple file options for different devices and internet connections.
  • Set-up a username and password generator for each user.
  • Host the backend on our website so you can visit, login, and download away.

The next phase will be the issuing of the DVD. This may take extra time due to the complexities of working with a third party.

Left to do:

  • Send the final file to the transcriptionist.
  • Finalize DVD cover, DVD menu, DVD chapters, insert design, and transcription file.
  • Send everything to the DVD duplicator.
  • Wait
  • Receive huge shipment (we'll likely film this, haha).
  • Piece together all the parts and package the DVDs
  • Pack them lovingly into envelopes and boxes
  • Address 2,000+ said envelopes and boxes
  • Make a sure-to-be-interesting trip to the post office...

Lastly, we'll work on getting the public-facing site up - and the shopping cart to ensure that the general public can share in our glorious film watching. This will come after we've got the downloads and DVDs out to you - but many of the parts are in the process now.

I share this all with you because you deserve to know everything that's moving behind the scenes here.

We're working hard to pump this out - and appreciate your patience. We know once you see the final film, the agonizing wait will be worth it. :)

Please don't hesitate to ask any questions (as many of you have) - and I'll do a better job of updating you more often in between work sessions!

*****

Two Chances to See the Film Live Coming Up...

As cool as the download will be (and the DVD) - the best way to see "I'm Fine, Thanks" is in a live theater. Whoo-hoo!

We're showing it NEXT Friday in Wilmington, OH (our midwest premiere)...

This is the hometown of the majority of the crew - and it's in a historic, amazing local theater. It'll be amazing if you are within driving distance. We'll be coming from Indiana. :)

GET TICKETS HERE:  http://imfinethanksmidwest.eventbrite.com/

*****

Also, our Canadian premiere is happening at the OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL coming up in a few weeks.

AUGUST 18th - 5 pm - Ottawa:  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/8/prweb9750640.htm

*****

It's our hope that after the public release of the download and the DVD, that we will be able to bring "I'm Fine, Thanks" to even more cities. Even though you'll have seen it by then - it's still fun to bring friends and family to a live theater. :)

On behalf of the entire team, please accept our apologies for running a few weeks late. And our apologies for the unrealistic original timeline (we were a little over eager).

I will update you this coming Monday on our exact progress - and your downloads should be ready very soon.

Can't wait!

-Baker, Grant, and the Crank Tank team.


Update #11

World Premieres - and update on downloads and DVDs!

Hey everyone!

Thanks to all your support and effort - I'm proud to report that our World Premiere of "I'm Fine, Thanks" in Portland this past weekend was met with a several minute long standing ovation.

It was an amazing experience!

We still have two more premieres coming up. One in NYC and one in Los Angeles (Hollywood).

Get tickets to NYC (this FRIDAY):  http://imfinethanksnyc.eventbrite.com/

Get tickets to Hollywood (this SATURDAY):  http://imfinethanksla.eventbrite.com/

Grant and I will be in town for both - and can't wait to show it off two more times!

After this weekend, our focus will switch to getting the files ready for download and DVD distribution. Our goal is to get everything ready for public release in as little as three weeks from now.

Of course, as early supporters and backers, you'll be the first to get the files (and we'll ship your special DVD's out early).

Once we get back from NYC and L.A. - I'll update you on the exact timeline of when these files will be available.

I can't wait for you to see all the hard work!

More soon!

-Baker


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