Help us get Meet the Patels into theaters this September
YEAHHHH! IT'S OFFICIAL: Meet the Patels will be coming to theaters! Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign!!!
Missed the deadline? No worries! You can still join the effort by making a tax-deductible donation through the Utah Film Center. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and help us spread the word when the movie comes out in theaters!
Thanks for helping us reach the 60K mark!!!
The 60K covers all the fees associated with delivering the movie to the distributor and getting it into theaters. But to really turn this into a phenomenon, we will need to continue the grassroots movement that has carried this film to where it is now.
Let's keep this going: a generous donor has offered to match every dollar we get over 60K. If we get to 85K, we will be able to afford to send Mom and Dad around the country with the movie in a very special PATEL TOUR VAN!
Meet the Patels is coming to theaters this summer and the Hollywood Reporter just named it an Academy Award contender. Heyoo! This is a miracle! Thanks so so much for your support. But, umm, we might need another favor...
Meet the Patels was a small, unknown film that was rejected from film festivals for two years. A year ago, it finally had its world premiere at Hot Docs Film Festival and its U.S. premiere at Los Angeles Film Festival. It won audience awards, the crowd went wild, and what followed was a chain of sold-out screenings across the country, making Meet the Patels the sleeper hit of the 2014-15 festival circuit.
Watch the trailer below.
Thanks to all the audience-love, Meet the Patels has the opportunity to be in theaters THIS AUGUST! This is all great news! The only issue is that we still have to deliver the film, which means money for technical costs, editing, labor, etc. - none of these costs are covered in the distribution deal we received. Can you help us? We will reward you!
How will we use the money?
Here’s the breakdown:
- Creating the final digital master
- Deliverables of masters of the trailer and sound track audio, closed captioning, creative materials, and documentation
- Legal fees from our distribution agreements
- Labor / contractor fees through delivery of film in August
Our $60K goal is the MINIMUM that is required to cover the fees that will allow our movie to get into theaters. That will get the ball rolling. But we also have other fees to cover to make this movie a real success. This includes materials, travel, and the outreach to continue the grassroots movement that has carried this film to where it is now.
Let’s see the swag.
Are you interested in being a producer on this movie?
You’re in luck! We’re offering the following credits. The title is permanent and will be on IMDB and all DVD’s and digital copies as well*. So basically, every time someone watches the movie, they will see your name. So basically, you will be famous. Basically. This is one of the few cases in life where money CAN buy happiness. Critics are saying we could be the next My Big Fat Greek Wedding, one of the highest grossing indie films in history.
Join this exciting movement and our film family by donating today!
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - 75K
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - 45K
SPECIAL THANKS - 25K
Interested? To redeem this reward, you must email us at email@example.com.
*Excluding the version that will air on PBS.
Can't donate, but still want to help?
If you can’t donate, there’s still plenty of ways you can help. Mainly, spread the word and get EVERYONE involved. This has turned into a family business in the most hilarious way. Our parents have been making calls all over the place, getting us discounted motel rates ("the Patel rate") during tours and calling every Patel in America to make sure they are out there publicizing this film. We would love for you to join in on the effort too.
1. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
2. Share our posts… or create your own posts. We’ll share your posts too. It’ll be a post-sharing party.
3. Claim the $30 perk to get a digital copy ahead of time. You’re not only pre-ordering the movie, but you’re helping ensure the film will make it to theaters. And while you’re at it, pick up a digital copy for your friends and family too! (Okay, so this way of sharing costs money, but it’s a great deal!).
4. Any other ideas, such as press or social media? Please email us. We can use all the help we can get.
Have any other questions or comments? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Risks and challenges
We have a dedicated team ready to do the final edits, reporting, sound, color, titling, and delivery work necessary to get this film to the distributor. Our obstacle is getting the financial support to do this. This is our last great push!
With respect to fulfillment, our team is ready to take that on, and we're committed to the schedule of getting all the goodies to everyone on time.
Lastly, we will communicate with all backers so they are in the loop of where we are at and how the campaign is going. This will avoid any confusion — it has proven to do so in our family drama as well. :)
From the entire Meet the Patels family, thanks so so much ahead of time for your support. This has been a life-changing journey for us, and we are grateful that it hopefully gets to continue. Hopefully, this movie can put a smile on your face, too!
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