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By Ernest Worthing
$1,096 pledged of $9,300 goal
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Even though the campaign did not achieve its goal, Logging Town is alive and well at www.loggingtown.com. The project is moving forward with a smaller budget and a revised treatment. Please visit us there to follow the project and more. A very Peaksy thanks to all who pledged! We love you!

  • What does it look like when someone watches Twin Peaks for the first time?  
  • What does the North Bend & Snoqualmie area look like from a Twin Peaks fan's perspective?  
  • What does the North Bend & Snoqualmie area look like from a non-Twin Peaks fan's perspective? 
Sample Deluxe Bluray set which includes your name hand burnt into the wooden box and your 'piece' of Snoqualmie Falls with a TP sealed design
Sample Deluxe Bluray set which includes your name hand burnt into the wooden box and your 'piece' of Snoqualmie Falls with a TP sealed design

We came up with the idea of Logging Town in August, 2014. It started as a personal trip I was going to take to the Northwest with a friend. As a Twin Peaks fan, I wanted to visit all the filming sites. TP fans have done such a wonderful job collecting all sorts of information over the years that almost everything is out there. I contacted a friend to see if they would go with me but not being a TP fan, they wanted to know what the area was like, where we would be staying and so on. Other than the highlighted tourist spots like Snoqualmie Falls, there was little out there which put those TP filming locations into their wider context. That trip never happened but it started me on Logging Town: a different kind of guide out there for the North Bend & Snoqualmie area which would suit a TP and a non-TP fan both. In addition, I started wondering what my friend would think of Twin Peaks if they watched it while on the trip.

Instead of going that route, my filmmaking side completely took over. Forget my leisurely trip, I would rather go there and work on this. Forget my friend, they have no experience in filmmaking. Enter two professional actors and hosts, an experienced crew and almost $5000 of my own money to create this project. More was needed, however, to deliver a quality product and that's where a Kickstarter campaign came in. 

Shots/posters from last few films by the director
Shots/posters from last few films by the director

Since last August we have assembled a professional crew, largely working for free, which was not an easy thing to do. Handling logistics and permissions were another nightmare. Everything is in place now as long as the funding comes through and that is where we need you

As fans of Twin Peaks, we want you to be a part of this project as well. Whereas other projects hold off on donors being in the film for higher donation amounts, we have every donor being in the film one way or another from the lowest $8 donation amount. 

We will also be creating a unique series of photos of the Twin Peaks sites
We will also be creating a unique series of photos of the Twin Peaks sites

As fans ourselves, we want to get this made and if you do too, please support us by donating and sharing the project around. Unless it reaches its full funding goal, we don't even get a bitten-off poker chip.

Thank you! You are both wonderful and strange!

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Your name and number hand burnt into the wooden box set
Your name and number hand burnt into the wooden box set

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The Concept in Detail:

Do you love this image as much as we do?
Do you love this image as much as we do?

Okay, so we all know that the vast majority of season 1 and 2 (C’mooon season 3!) of Twin Peaks was filmed on sets but the Lynchlicious pilot (yes, that is word) and Fire Walk With Me were filmed on location. Those beautiful scenes and scenery have been captured before on extras and online photos from hardworking Twin Peaks fans but not like this before. What we’re going to do is throw in two special hosts for this two hour piece which is a documentary, a travel guide for Twin peaks fans and an entertaining show at the same time.

Our first host, let’s call him David for now, is a massive Twin Peaks fan who will show you all the filming locations in and around the North Bend area; big ones like White Tail Falls, The Roadhouse, The Double R Diner and the hard-to-find, out-of-the-way ones where most Twin Peaks fans never go. Our second host, let’s call her Shelly for now, is someone who has never seen Twin Peaks and this is where the fun comes in. While David shows you the Twin Peaks filming locations along with providing you details on how to get there, Shelly is going to show you a non-Twin Peaks view of the area; best places to stay, eat at, visit and so on. This way you can have a complete guide for any visit you plan on your Twin Peaks themed trip… or see it from the comfort of your couch in one place with a larger context than has yet been seen.

But that is not everything. While we are sure that David will be geeking out by seeing all his favourite Twin Peaks locations, we are not going to leave Shelly out of the fun. Every night, Shelly is required to watch Twin Peaks, alone, with a camera set up to record her facial reactions. Shelly has good naturedly accepted the challenge but we know her energetic demeanor will be tested with some interesting results. The effects of watching Twin peaks for the first time have been lost on most fans and Shelly’s perspective will not only be refreshing but give us insights and realizations about the show we may never have had.

Oh and if the negotiations for season 3 are still not resolved by July when we are filming there, we have a publicity event in mind for the Snoqualmie area which will garner a lot of attention for #SaveTwinPeaks. 

How hard we're willing to work to get this Bluray to you!
How hard we're willing to work to get this Bluray to you!

We are making this film because we haven’t seen one done like this before. We want to do it with your support! Who are ‘we?’ I am, Kait Reno, the producer and Ernest is the director on this. I am the one writing because I’m better at it. He is better behind the camera. In addition, we have our talented hosts from the Seattle area and along with a small crew. All together, there are decades of filming experience between us.

Most of us are doing this for free since we love Twin Peaks. Your donations, along with money we have put in ourselves, will go towards necessary evils like legal paperwork, logistics, fees, insurance etc. Some of that money will be coming back to you depending on the reward you choose. You can be in the film! You can be in the credits! You can also pre-order the deluxe Blu-ray package because that is where this project will end. It will not be another film that is only viewable online but a final, physical product available for sale which you can hold in your hands and proudly say that you made it happen. And if you do that, we will be so humbled.

If this project gets fully funded (because we don’t even receive a bitten-off poker chip unless it reaches its funding goal), you should be able to have Logging Town in your hands by the time the Twin Peaks Beauty Contest comes around… or Christmas. Let’s go with Christmas.

With your support, you can donate and share online, this is going to be a great and worthy addition to our Twin Peaks related collections!  

Thanks!

Your sticker will say, 'I was in Logging Town!'
Your sticker will say, 'I was in Logging Town!'

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We are happy to give back to the community: http://kickingitforward.org

Risks and challenges

Having committed $5000 of our own money to this project, if this project is fully funded, the only risks and challenges left will be the ones beyond our control like weather conditions, unexpected emergencies which may make a crew member drop out and so on. We have already prepared for such eventualities by scheduling extra filming days and having backup crew members ready to jump in.

In addition, as independent filmmakers, we have years of experience in improvising if something goes wrong. Usually, it not only gets the project finished but adds to it in creative ways.

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    Pledge $8 or more About $8

    LOGGING TOWN SHOUT OUT
    To make sure that everyone who donates is represented in the film, all the rewards have the option of doing the 'Logging Town Shout Out.' Send in an audio file saying 'Logging Town by (your name)' in 2 seconds and all of it will be heard at the end of the film. This is OPTIONAL, you can donate to any reward and simply not send the file in if you don't want to be a part of it.
    LIMITED EDITION POSTER FOR KICKSTARTER BACKERS ONLY
    The 'Plaid Donut' image seen on this page has a cousin (hear Michael Andersen saying, 'She's my cousin') poster. It will not be displayed or printed but only sent to donors in a high res wallpaper format. What you do with it is your wish.

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    GREAT NORTHERN GUESTS
    Your name will be credited in the film under that title as a special thanks.
    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE FILM
    SECRET CHERRY PIE RECIPE
    Our producer's grandma owned a bakery. Under penalty of being trapped in The Black Lodge, she claims HER cherry pie is the best and goshdarnit, it came close to what our imaginary TP cherry pie tastes like. This fun reward and recipe is yours.
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    LOGGING TOWN BLURAY
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    FBI SPECIAL AGENT
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    CHEVRON BRACELET
    Only for this level, the reward is hand made and unique. Only 90 copies will ever exist.
    SKYPE/FACETIME/DOPPELGANGER
    While filming, the cast & crew will skype with you live, ask for your opinion of what is going on, welcome any suggestions and it may be included in the film. Filming is going to take place during the last 2 weeks of July and 1st one of August.
    PIECES WHICH SHOULD HAVE REMAINED MISSING
    An extra disc with all the BTS (Behind-the-Scenes) footage. Great for seeing more of the area and great for learning how to make a high quality indie documentary.
    SOUNDTRACK CD WITH EXCLUSIVE COVER
    The TP themed soundtrack will be available for sale when released but only Kickstarter backers will receive a limited edition version with a unique cover.
    BOOKHOUSE BOYS & BLACKIE'S GIRLS
    Your name will be credited in the film under that title as a special thanks.
    + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE FILM
    + BLURAY OF LOGGING TOWN
    + PINE AIR FRESHENER
    + LIMITED EDITION POSTCARD FOR KICKSTARTER BACKERS ONLY
    + LOGGING TOWN STICKER FOR KICKSTARTER BACKERS ONLY
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    LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BLURAY SET
    A total of 250 deluxe bluray sets will be available for sale at $250 each when the DVD comes out. 100 of those are available at $149 if you support the project before it gets made. Deluxe Bluray set includes: A wooden box, numbered and hand carved with your name (eg: Logging Town for John Smith), the Bluray disc, the Soundtrack CD, set of photo prints from the locations visited during filming, special edition owl print exclusive only to this box set, Your Piece of Snoqualmie (rock from Snoqualmie Falls we picked for these box sets), limited poster print. (Add $10 shipping to USA [it's heavy], Add $$25 for International).
    'FROM ANOTHER PLACE'
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    YOUR NAME SPOKEN IN THE FILM! After finding the location of the Tibetan Rock Throwing scene, the hosts will chuck rocks just like in Twin Peaks at a bottle while calling out names. Limited to 40, one of the names can be yours. In addition, you will be in the end credits of the film under 'Suspects'.
    VISIT THE SET & BE INTERVIEWED: Travel & accommodation is at your cost, the coffee & donuts at ours. If you can make it while we are filming, you will spend the as long as you want for the entire day, have coffee and donuts with the cast & crew, be interviewed and have that interview possibly appear in the film.
    + LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BLURAY SET
    + SKYPE/FACETIME/DOPPELGANGER
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    + SOUNDTRACK CD WITH EXCLUSIVE COVER
    + BLURAY OF LOGGING TOWN
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    THE COOPER'S & BOB'S
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    STAR IN THE FILM!
    In one segment, 5 different people will be interviewed for the film and it's your chance to let the world know what YOU think of Twin Peaks. In addition, your name will appear in the film's credits. If you are already in the Seattle area, you can be in the film physically. If you can pay and travel to Seattle during the shooting dates (last week of July) you can be in the film physically. Or we can conduct the interview over Skype and add that video in the film.
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    + VISIT THE SET & BE INTERVIEWED
    + LIMITED EDITION DELUXE BLURAY SET
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    + SOUNDTRACK CD WITH EXCLUSIVE COVER
    + BLURAY OF LOGGING TOWN
    + PINE AIR FRESHENER
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    + WE REPORT TO DIANE
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    Nope, no more rewards. We want this campaign to be affordable so real TP fans can donate and collaborate!

    No expensive rewards here!

    We set this reward at '0' donations so no one is able to donate this high of an amount.

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Funding period

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