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A dark and compelling fantasy short film. The first installment in a series of content.
A dark and compelling fantasy short film. The first installment in a series of content.
148 backers pledged $4,816 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Steven S. Hood on December 13, 2013

      In some ways I'm extremely glad Katie made the decision she did, so it does not resemble anything like the original short script it was borrowed from.

      For anyone interested. you can download the original script (and forthcoming short story series) here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/u7qpf9cx1udqrd9/Before%20the%20Dawn%20%28short%29.pdf

    2. Creator Sean Mahoney on August 26, 2013

      With an attitude like that, I can guarantee she won't find much funding on any future projects here, even if she does manage to finish this one. It is sad that she doesn't realize that alienating the people that funded you is bad. Considering how much junk she posts to her youtube channel, it wouldn't really be very difficult for her to post the occasional update. She has proven that she is unable to manage even the smallest project. Some people just can't help but shoot themselves in the foot.

    3. Creator Paul Davis on August 23, 2013

      Left a message on her FB page, she replied:

      Katie Wilson Fanpage wrote: "People can do what they feel. The project is already filmed and being edited...so I guess they will see once it's finished. In the meantime I am releasing BTS and interviews with Cast/Crew over the next few weeks."

      More promises... we'll see what happens...

    4. Creator El-Ran of the North - Courser of Valoria on August 23, 2013

      Thanks Paul. I'll look into that.

      Fyi for all who are as annoyed as I am that she just took your money, you can "report" this project to Kickstarter via a link at the bottom of the main (home) page. I just did.

    5. Creator Paul Davis on August 22, 2013

      Katie manages to update youtube fairly often. Sad that she doesn't care about this. I believed in the goal of what she was doing, although I'm fairly lightly invested in this ($10) - I'm glad I didn't "believe" more in her and the goal of bringing decent fantasy to the market.

      Essentially, there is nothing worth doing to get one's money back. Just assume that Katie Wilson is a very poor businesswoman who no one should trust ever again. However, if you feel so inclined, you can sue her in court (don't do small claims, do a little research, some guy figured out how to sue properly in the "bigger" court system over failed kickstarters) - depending on the rest of her income, that could be a huge awakening. Who knows, maybe the threat of it will get her to refund people's money....

    6. Creator El-Ran of the North - Courser of Valoria on August 22, 2013

      Anyone know if there's any way to get our money back? Doesn't seem right that she just took our money...

    7. Creator Vanessa Chalub on August 21, 2013

      And there goes another month...
      I also give up.

    8. Creator Brad Dancer on August 9, 2013

      well, so much for the update - moving on, disappointed you don't care, Katie- hard to support if you don't so any respect.

    9. Creator Sean Mahoney on July 14, 2013

      I would think if it was being edited now, she would have posted an update here. She said basically the same thing to me back in late May/June. I'm going to go with Paul on this one and assume this project is dead. Katie seems too busy with her YouTube channel to bother finishing this project, or keeping us up to date.

    10. Creator Brad Dancer on July 4, 2013

      I messaged her on facebook (are you going to finish your kickstarter) and got this: "Of course! It is being edited now. Will update with a teaser for ya soon". So I don't understand why its so hard to update on kickstarter- but some project owners simply don't get it

    11. Creator Paul Davis on June 25, 2013

      Dropped them an email several days ago asking for an update (or at least closure that they can't get it done) - and na-da.

      I would assume this is a dead project. Last time she even logged in her was May 7th (click on bio to see it). (although she's done youtube and FB posts and such)

    12. Creator Vanessa Chalub on June 17, 2013

      Come on guys! The last oficial update was March 2!
      Anything!

    13. Creator Vanessa Chalub on June 5, 2013

      I was so excited with this...
      Guys, the updates can be about the setbacks you're having. I find kickstar projects very interesting because we can see it take life, even with slow progress. Regular updates are important to backers, it shows that there's still effort in doing this.

    14. Creator Brad Dancer on May 30, 2013

      Yea, Sean, you're probably right. Finding an editor isn't that hard - i'm on the east coast and I can find editors willing to work on something like this. This is why they needed a showrunner - bad planning.

    15. Creator Sean Mahoney on May 22, 2013

      After Katie saying they had a new editor on March 2nd, then saying they didn't have one on April 19th, I wouldn't expect too much Brad. I really hadn't checked in on this since the last update WAYYY back in March, but I am not surprised by the lack of updates or progress on this Kickstarter at this point.

    16. Creator Brad Dancer on May 10, 2013

      may 10...

    17. Creator Steven S. Hood on May 4, 2013

      Mike, Katie... shoot me an email. I have a network, and I'm more than willing to make phone calls for you guys.

    18. Creator Mário Neves on April 28, 2013

      Hi Katie, I do believe that has been difficult for u guys and I hope so soon u will continue the editing coz I am curious to see the final edit and the film done. Shame that I don't live in America if not I could try to help U guys because I am an editor. All the best and hope so soon see something here. Take care Katie xx

    19. Creator Brad Dancer on April 20, 2013

      Sorry to hear you have no editor, but as Coffey said well, you still need to update now and then. Honestly, I'm past caring anymore, I'll just wait until its ready to download, but had hoped this would be a more interesting project.

    20. Creator Katie Wilson on April 19, 2013

      We get very excited to update you all even if the news isn't exactly exciting. But at this time our last update still holds true. We have no editor and are looking. Once that changes we will update you with that progress. :)

    21. Creator Coffey Kin, Barista of Valoria on April 15, 2013

      Even if there is nothing "exciting" going on to update on, y'all might want to at least drop a line in the comments or even a full update just to maintain the lines of communication. Stuff happens, and I am sure it is frustrating to work so hard and have hiccups and snafus along the way. But the last update was 6 weeks ago and the last comment from Katie was almost two months ago. Frequency is as important as content sometimes, even if only a quick line to say "we're still working on it and haven't forgotten our backers" once every week or two. After all, there will be excitement enough once the project is finished and in our grubby little hands -- we can stand a few boring updates til then. A suggestion, at any rate.

    22. Creator Vanessa Chalub on April 6, 2013

      Hi there! Is everything going well with the new editor?

    23. Creator Paul Davis on February 27, 2013

      Thanks for some communication, I appreciate it.

    24. Creator Andy Panayotoff on February 25, 2013

      Katie keep at it, editing setbacks suck. No worries, Katie will deliver!

    25. Creator Katie Wilson on February 24, 2013

      @Brad Dancer - I understand what you are saying. We will get an update out for you guys by the end of this week

    26. Creator Brad Dancer on February 24, 2013

      Thanks, Katie- and that's the update! I haven't necessarily lost faith, but its been since 12/28 for your last official update and you've mentioned more than once with a pending update. If you had just updated with the information below in an official format, that would help - tell us some stories - why are you stuck in editing? We're not retail customers, we're not investors -we want to hear about the process now and then.

    27. Creator Katie Wilson on February 24, 2013

      @ Sean Mahoney - I'm really sorry that you feel that way. Like I have mentioned below, we dont have an update because we are still stuck in the editing process. We hit a huge road block that set back our editing by many weeks. I try to update you all as soon as we have an exciting update for you, but at the moment, we have been held back by reasons that are out of our control. Please do not lose faith in us, we have worked extremely hard on this project and still are working every single day to get our short completed.

    28. Creator Sean Mahoney on February 24, 2013

      Another disappointing Kickstarter that isn't delivering. It is slowly becoming obvious to me that Kickstarter will only work for established people that need funding for a non-mainstream project. Since Kickstarter doesn't have any mechanism to compel the project to actually deliver, this lack of communication is more the norm as far as I can tell. I'll just invest my money in a movie studio's stocks next time.

    29. Creator Brad Dancer on February 24, 2013

      You keep teasing that you're going to update! it would be great just to get an update on progress - not just video, but actually written info on how its going, stories from production, etc.

    30. Creator Katie Wilson on February 14, 2013

      Hey guys! Our next update is going to be a teaser so you can all see the hard work we've been doing. The reason it has been pushed back a bit is because we were having complications with the editing process. We will get that up to you guys as soon as we can. :)

    31. Creator Paul Davis on February 14, 2013

      We're now mid February, any update?

    32. Creator Katie Wilson on January 28, 2013

      Hey guys! Hang tight! We are currently working on our update (we have some big things to show you) they are just taking a little extra time. Our update will be up soon! :D

    33. Creator Brad Dancer on January 27, 2013

      We're waiting for the large mid-january update! Hope its going well

    34. Creator Katie Wilson on January 23, 2013

      Oh wierd! Well all of the updates show on our Kickstarter page. So if for some reason you are not receiving emails it must have something to do with Kickstarter, because everyone who donates automatically gets on our email list. Check our updates tab and we will be posting more updates soon! :)

    35. Creator Vanessa Chalub on January 22, 2013

      Hi Katie! No, I didn't receive anything :-(

    36. Creator Katie Wilson on January 21, 2013

      We have been doing updates, but haven't posted one after the holidays yet. Have you not been receiving them?

    37. Creator Vanessa Chalub on January 21, 2013

      Sooo.... is anyone in the mailing list?
      Where are the updates?

    38. Creator keith staar on December 16, 2012

      Hey mind telling us what the heck is going on. Haven't had an update in a very long time.

    39. Creator Laerte Andrade on October 24, 2012

      I'm also interested in knowing how things are progressing!

    40. Creator Brad Dancer on October 21, 2012

      Nearing the end of October, would love to hear how things are going!

    41. Creator Vanessa Chalub on October 13, 2012

      Very curious also. Any updates yet?

    42. Creator frogger123 on October 5, 2012

      Any updates? Very curious to see how the film is progressing :)

    43. Creator El-Ran of the North - Courser of Valoria on September 23, 2012

      Just joined. Looking forward to the film. Hoping it's like a D&D adventure!

    44. Creator Steven S. Hood on September 23, 2012

      I'm sure Katie and Michael will release more details when they're ready to let us know. Like Michael said, in a short film, the details are so tight, they probably have to pick and choose what to release without spoiling whatever they have cooking up for us!

      Over $3500 is awesome! More funding means better production quality... and if we're lucky, continuing stories!

    45. Creator Sean Mahoney on September 21, 2012

      Hopefully we can get a better synopsis of the film in an update.

      Maybe the film gets more epic from the extra funding, or maybe just invest it into the sequel.

    46. Creator Vanessa Chalub on September 20, 2012

      Wow! 314% funding! That's awesome!

      Yeah, more updates!

    47. Creator Mike Theisen on September 20, 2012

      Nice, we crushed that stretch goal. Any chance at another? :)

    48. Creator Vanessa Chalub on September 16, 2012

      I totally agree about the lack of fantasy content on TV nowadays.
      Although I don't know much what this story will be about, I liked the videos :)
      Hope this is just the start!