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Help keep the Movie Musical alive! Seeking finishing funds for live orchestration, post-production sound work & film festival fees

**UPDATE**

We made our goal!! Thank you so much! You still have time to donate and help us cover the fees that Kickstarter and Amazon will collect from us.  If we hit $20K we will perform a special "Men In "Drag" video!

***REWARD UPDATE ($50 or higher)***

A DVD copy (signed by actress Jenn Dees and myself) of WHAT'S UP LOVELY (in addition to the rewards already listed)

***REWARD UPDATE (any amount)***

As a special incentive, we are starting a new game that involves anyone who pledges.  If you donate any amount, we will ask you to give us a single word of your choice -- any word at all. 

At the very end of this campaign, we will take the list of compiled words from all our backers and Joe Schermann will use them all to create lyrics for a song that our actors (including Christina Rose, Debbie Williams...and maybe me!) will perform.  That's right....he'll have to use each and every word you give him. 

Check out the running list of compiled words here

Thanks so much for your continued support!

Gary King (Writer/Director)

***Any Backer from our previous campaign who pledges to this one will have both donations combined in order to receive the larger "thank you" reward***

HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG http://www.JoeSchermannSong.com

View this KICKSTARTER video on Vimeo 

Share our KICKSTARTER link: http://kck.st/fOC3Hj

How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song is a new feature film musical that is currently in post-production.

Thanks to our wonderful Kickstarter backers we were able to shoot our feature film musical this past summer and have been editing the movie ever since.  I am extremely excited to share that test screenings have been positive with great constructive feedback.  Everyone involved with the project is proud that the film has generated great praise for the incredible singing, dancing and acting.

We will soon be moving into the realm of scoring and sound work.  This stage of post-production is where the experts really give the film its final polish. 

We are seeking finishing funds to help us in the following areas:

- live orchestration for the score

- post-production house services for sound design, sound editing and final mixing

- DVD duplications for screeners

- Film Festival fees

Our Kickstarter video details how integral having live orchestrations are for a musical film.  I've also included exclusive sneak peeks to some of the songs from the film to wet your appetite with.  Words cannot express how much having this element added to the film will bring this film to life.  Having the sound elements worked on by a professional post-production facility will ensure the quality of the film is maintained -- so that audiences will be immersed into the full experience of the film.

Please check out the right hand side of this page to review all the rewards available. We are truly grateful for any amount you are able to donate.  And remember your pledge will not be carried through unless we meet our goal of raising a minimum of $18,000 by April 30th, 2011. 

***Any Backer from our previous campaign who pledges to this one will have both donations combined in order to receive the larger "thank you" reward***

If we don't reach that amount by the deadline we do not receive any of it. Every little bit helps and goes a long way. From a donation to simply just letting your friends know about this campaign via word-of-mouth to Facebook and Twitter, it all means a lot to us. With your belief in us I know we can do it.

Kickstarter has been nothing but amazing to our film and to the indie film community.  Since our previous campaign, I have really enjoyed donating to other crowdfunding projects and continue to do so whenever possible.  It is what's keeping the dream alive for many artists. 

Thank you for your continued love and support for me and everyone involved with this project.  We sincerely mean it when we say we couldn't do it without you.  It was so inspiring to begin it all with Kickstarter and our amazing backers - it will be only fitting to close out this chapter with this campaign as we bring our film to completion.

Gary King (Writer/Director) on behalf of the "SCHERMANN SONG" Cast and Crew 

Film Synopsis: Joe and his girlfriend Evey dream of hitting it big on Broadway. When Joe lands an opportunity to write for an Off-Broadway musical, he is forced to cast either the love of his life or Summer, his newly discovered muse. The realities of show business prove to Joe that writing is easy, living is hard.

Related Links:

http://www.joeschermannsong.com

http://www.grking.com

http://www.twitter.com/grking

https://www.facebook.com/joeschermannsong

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