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An awkward fast food worker gains a new perspective on life while
competing for customers against an excessively happy-go-lucky rival.
An awkward fast food worker gains a new perspective on life while competing for customers against an excessively happy-go-lucky rival.
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One Per Person is Heading to the Windy City!

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Hello everyone!

We are extremely excited to announce that One Per Person (2016) has been accepted into its second major film festival for 2016, the Chicago International Children's Film Festival in Chicago, Illinois! Founded in 1983, this massive 10 day event is the both the first and the largest film festival for children in the United States and hosts a wide array of children's films from across the world. To quote the CICFF web site, "it is the mission of the Chicago International Children's Film Festival to set an internationally recognized standard of excellence in film, video, and television production for children."

One Per Person (2016) will be featured in the festival's Persistence Pay-Off 75-minute block of short films on Wednesday, November 2 at 9:45AM in the Music Box Theatre, Theater #1. The theme of the Persistence Pay-Off block is "Do the Right Thing, Manage Expectations, Deduction, Persistence", a perfect summary of the themes explored in One Per Person (2016).

In addition, One Per Person's still image was used in the festival's weekday schedule! One Per Person (2016) can be found on Page 9 (recommended for children in Grades 1-3) in the following PDF: http://www.facets.org/children+youth/festival/pdf/2016-Weekday-Schedule.pdf

Courtesy of the 33rd annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Courtesy of the 33rd annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival

 

DETAILS SUMMARY

WHO: Chicago International Children's Film Festival

WHAT: Persistence Pay-Off (75 minutes)

WHERE: Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 9:45 AM

WEB SITE: http://www.facets.org/children+youth/festival/

TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online at the festival web site or in person

Thank you to everyone for all your support over the years, the dedication and persistence in completing this project is paying off big time!

One Per Person goes to NYC!

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Hello Kickstarter Family!

We are incredibly honored to announce that One Per Person has been accepted for a screening at the prestigious Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City! The slate was announced in Variety this week! The five-day festival, founded in 1997 by Stacy Spikes, is the largest internationally competitive festival of its kind. The five years of this team's hard work is finally paying off and we are so excited to share the film on the silver screen!

If you are in or near NYC in September, we invite you to attend and help us celebrate Chuck and Nancy's East Coast debut!

+ Screening Time & Ticket Sales

  • ONE PER PERSON
  • Shorts Program Five
  • AMC Empire Theater 9
  • Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 3:00 PM

Tickets sales are open now through the film page below.

Film Page: http://www.urbanworld.org/2016/one-per-person

Limited tickets will be available at the UW Box Office located in the AMC Empire Lobby starting September 22nd through September 24th.

+ After Screening Q&A

The shorts block will have an extended 30 minute Q&A with all shorts filmmakers participating at the end of each programming block.

#UWFF @UWFilmFest

We cannot thank you enough for all your incredible support over the years that made this achievement possible!

Feast Your Eyes on This!

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OPP Teaser Release!

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As we spend today packing up your rewards, we wanted to celebrate with a fun, spontaneous release of our TEASER! We are so excited to share the film with everyone soon! 

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Oh, Happy Day! Rewards For One Per Person!

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HELLO KICKSTARTER

Happy Summer to our Kickstarter Family! The sun is blazing, the pool parties are hopping, and we are still basking in the glorious conclusion of One Per Person!

IMPORTANT: YOUR REWARDS!

Since wrapping the film, we have been excitedly preparing YOUR hard-earned Kickstarter rewards, including copies of the film! The DVDs are burning away, the pre-production art packet is being shipped to the printer this week, the maquettes are receiving their finishes touches, and all the other details are coming together.

Now for the BEST part : WHEN WILL YOU RECEIVE THE FILM AND YOUR REWARDS?!

We are happily planning an epic packaging and mailing party in a few weeks, so please expect to receive your rewards in August! Depending on your location, your package may arrive early or late in August. To ensure that you receive your rewards promptly, please take a moment to confirm that your shipping address is current in your survey response.

For details on how to edit your survey response / mailing address, please see this FAQ link from Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/backer+questions#faq_63017

We have now enabled address updates, please be sure to update it by July 18! ​

OTHER UPDATES

PREPARING FOR FESTIVALS: Our first task after completing the film was to fulfill all the deliverables. Finishing the imagery in a film is only one part of the delivery process. When working in color timing, each frame is still an individual image. During delivery, those frames are combined together with the music and exported into various formats like .mov Quicktime files, .mov ProRes files, .mov h264 compressed files, etc.

We had a big list of necessary file formats for different purposes, such as a file for digital delivery, a file for DVD burning, a file for festival submissions, a file for theatrical screenings, etc. The question might be: Can't you use the same file for everything? While that solution would be nice, every file type serves a unique purpose depending on the form of distribution. Theater projectors require one type of file, DVDs require another type of file, etc. for smooth playback and best color quality. We paid special attention to these details so that the film looks exactly right no matter where you watch the movie!

WRAP: In addition to creating all the files, we also had to take time and properly offline and archive all the data from the entire production. While the artists were working, we kept all the film's data online in a central server. Now that the project is finished, we have been carefully and diligently removing that data from the server ("offlining") and onto multiple hard drives that can be safely stored for archival purposes ("archiving"). This process involves hundreds of Gigabytes of data, and we are thankful for our technical directors and other team members that have assisted in this attentive endeavor.

THANK YOU

A special thank you to everyone for your patience these past few months. Your kindness and understanding has allowed us to truly relish in the completion of the film. We have been overwhelmed with the congratulatory messages, and we are so thankful for the amazing circle of support you have provided us. Even now as the film is complete, we are continually filled with gratitude for the incredible fellowship of the crew and Kickstarter patrons like you. Thank you, as always, for being such a fantastic cornerstone throughout this journey.

ARTWORK

We were giddy with delight at seeing the first batch of DVDs arrive!