After three years, we have finished the film!!!!
After a three-year process from development to shoot number one to Kickstarter campaign to shoot number two to post-production to Kickstarter campaign number two, then back to post-production,... Read more
'Guys Reading Poems' one-sheet released!
We are finally just TWO weeks from finishing this film. Thank you for being part of our journey. As celebration for post-production coming to a close, we're releasing... Read more
Success!!! NYC Event!!! 103% funded
Some great news on our 'Guys Reading Poems' campaign for completion funds at inpoetswetrust.com. We made it!!!! We are 103% funded!!!
You were our original GREENLIGHTERS and I... Read more
Two last parties!!!! Almost finished with FINAL campaign!!!
We have not one but TWO fantastic parties coming up to celebrate 'Guys Reading Poems' and all of you are invited. Also, we are more than 87% funded... Read more
Invite - Redline DTLA - Saturday, August 8th!!!!!
We are quickly becoming "the little poetry film that could." It's really incredibly exciting. Our latest crowdfunding campaign at inpoetswetrust.com is 85% funded and we're hosting one last... Read more
Your patience is rewarded. Big time. Bragging rights galore....
We know you've been incredibly patient with us as we continue to work to finish Guys Reading Poems. Sometimes, patience is rewarded.
Over the weekend, national magazine 'The... Read more
Trailer released!!!! New campaign!!!!
Just minutes ago, we launched our first trailer from the film YOU helped to greenlight - 'Guys Reading Poems.'
Check it out here: http://bit.ly/GuysReadingPoemsRedux
We're so proud of how... Read more
One year ago...YOU funded us. Thank you!!!
It was just over one year ago that YOU greenlighted Guys Reading Poems as a feature film by fully funding our Kickstarter campaign. So, we wanted to take a... Read more
Dear Awesome Backers,
We've achieved picture lock on Guys Reading Poems!!!!!
For those of you newer to the movie business, there are several stages in the editing process. Achieving... Read more
From Superbowl to 'Guys Reading Poems': Rex Lee as 'The Investor'
Last night, you probably saw our own Rex Lee hanging out with Brett Favre on the Wix.com Superbowl commercial.
This morning, we unveiled the first imagery of Rex as... Read more
Our campaign begins!
We began officially introducing the characters and actors of "Guys Reading Poems" in our social media campaign today. And we couldn't have done it without you!
As for... Read more
Coming along! Brunch! Growth! Interviews!
Just wanted to keep you updated on our process for "Guys Reading Poems." We now have a rough cut of the film that is more than 2/3rds complete... Read more
Progress Report: Guys Reading Poems
Thanks to you, our beloved Kickstarter backers, "Guys Reading Poems" has concluded production and is about halfway through the post-production process. I'm incredibly excited about what I'm seeing -... Read more
It's a wrap and SO MANY backers participated!
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
It's now three weeks since we wrapped "Guys Reading Poems" and SO MANY of you participated in the shooting of the film, as evidenced by all the... Read more
Ever dreamed of being credited on IMDb or in end credits?
I've just been authorized by our line producer Bradley Bernstein to offer end credit roll and IMDb credit for those helping us for a few hours playing background... Read more
Wanna be in movies? And by that, we mean OUR movie….
Well, folks. It's here. We start our next round of production for "Guys Reading Poems" on Sunday, July 20th. That's just around the corner.
We have a few opportunities for... Read more
We did it.
$41,325 from 291 human beings in four continents (possibly only three but I'm pretty sure we have Australians in the mix).
"Guys Reading Poems" will be finished as... Read more
Kickstarter Countdown at V Wine Room - 4:30 p.m.
For all our backers in the Los Angeles area....
Remember V Wine Room where we had our fundraiser last Friday? Well, now it's time to count down the end of... Read more
6 hours to go!!! "Guys Reading Poems" PRIDE! Stretch goal!
Yes, we've crossed $40,000, but we're still not stopping with the final 6 hours of our campaign. Our stretch goal is $45,000! When making a movie, just like... Read more
Let's spread the good news....
Dear Incredible Backers,
Now that we've crossed $40,000, let's spread the news! We're a success and your friends and family will be excited to know you've supported a SUCCESSFUL Kickstarter... Read more
$40,000 is here. Thank you.
Dear Amazing & SUCCESSFUL Backers,
This morning we crossed our funding goal of $40,000. Congratulations! It's been like a waterfall these last few days.
We are incredibly moved and grateful... Read more
UPDATE: MALIBU event date scheduled - JUNE 7
We have a date for our "Guys Reading Poems" celebration for all backers who pledge $250 or more, hosted by Cody Lassen, who's produced "Macbeth" starring Alan Cumming on... Read more
ADD-ON BONUS. Roll on family, roll on crew, roll on bonus like I asked you to do....
Dear Terrific Backers,
We're still getting a great bounce and pop here at the end, but I've heard from some of you: we want add-on bonuses at all different levels... Read more
OUR BEST DAY YET!!!! We asked, you answered. 69 hours left....
Dear Awesome & Amazing Backers,
In a 24-hour stretch, we've raised almost $9,000 for our best day of the campaign from a number of generous pledges, including an associate producer-level... Read more
Step it up. Go to Malibu.
It's true. We're very close to our deadline....and we need to step it up....and ask you to do the same!
We've had a wave of momentum this past... Read more
We can meet our goal in 24 hours! Here's the MATH...
First of all, huge thank you to ALL the people who attended our fundraiser hosted by Alexander Dreymon of "American Horror Story" and the adorable Daniel Berilla at... Read more
Tonight's the night! Alexander Dreymon hosts final fundraiser...
Tonight's the night, folks. Alexander Dreymon will host our final fundraiser, where our backers are eligible to receive more than $2,000 worth of raffle prizes, thanks to our hard-working Daniel... Read more
More than 200 backers!!! Final Fundraiser!!! New producer!!!!
So much has happened in the last few days! We're really picking up momentum!
First and foremost, we broke 200 backers! When was the last time you shared... Read more
Radio show...A third of the way...Fundraiser...POSTER
Today, 'Diversity Rules Magazine On the Air' hosted us as we discussed "Guys Reading Poems," black-and-white cinematography and poetry. Listen for the first 60 seconds and you will... Read more
SAVE THE DATE - Friday, April 11th - Picking up momentum
Dear Loyal Backers,
We've reached a turning point in our campaign with the inclusion of Daniel Berilla not only in our cast, but as our marketing director for the rest... Read more
Crossing 150 and meet Daniel Berilla, our new cast member!!!
First and foremost, we're proud to welcome actor Daniel Berilla to the cast of "Guys Reading Poems." You may recognize Daniel for his appearance on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"... Read more
HUGE day today! National media coverage! Spread the word....
Today, we caught our first HUGE break in this Kickstarter campaign when the national media started paying attention to us! That's right, "The Advocate" ran a nice profile of our... Read more
Recap: St. Patrick's Day is a Kickstarter Boost for "Guys Reading Poems"
St. Patrick's Day brought plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, as the cast of "Guys Reading Poems" gathered to draw attention to the film, recruit new backers and celebrate... Read more
Ring in St. Patrick's Day with "Guys Reading Poems" - 97, 98, 99!!!!
Tomorrow night, Alexander Dreymon of "American Horror Story" and comedian Natasha Pearl Hansen host our fundraiser for "Guys Reading Poems" along with the cast of the film. So if you're... Read more
Back from SXSW and beyond 20%! (and homeless puppies….)
Last week, I returned to my Texas roots not only to experience SXSW, but also to catch up with beloved friends and family. We even had a fundraiser in Houston... Read more
Lots of new backers! Momentum across platforms! SXSW!
We've had incredible momentum in the last two days with 22 new backers. (As usual, our new backers are listed below with our deepest gratitude).
And…we've been growing on other... Read more
And the winner was...."Guys Reading Poems."
Alright, alright, alright...we know Matthew McConaughey was a big winner last night, but we FEEL like winners here at "Guys Reading Poems." Why???
Within the last 48 hours, we've had... Read more
Off and running....
A week into our campaign, we've raised almost $6,000 and a LOT of awareness about "Guys Reading Poems." Our video has received an incredible response and has been shared more than... Read more