Hello fabulous backers!
We wanted to wish you happy holidays and thank you again for helping We Grew Up Here.
Thanks to your encouragement and support, this has been an amazing year. We've made tremendous progress on the movie, and we're looking forward to keeping you posted with more updates in 2013. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.
We've included a few still photos taken during production by the incredible Josh Ohms. Hope you enjoy them - we'll be releasing a lot more next year!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
-Kevin, Stefeni, Andrew and the entire We Grew Up Here cast/crew.
Thanks to your generosity, We Grew Up Here is funded!
We've been taking the last few days to finalize some details before we start filming, but we wanted to send this note of thanks to each of you and a special shout to our final round of backers (and to all of you that increased your contribution to help us reach our goal in time)!
These gracious donors gave us a final push toward our goal:
- Zach E.
- Sarah L. E.
- Alex B.
- Melissa N.-M.
- Kyle D. S.
- Laura K.
- Kathe T.
- Michelle S.
- Jon A.
- Kat M.
- Sarah L.
- Jake D. S.
- Noah M.
- Lou Ann B.
- Eva Dell N.
- Diane C.
- Kyle H.
- Marcus S.
- Amber J.
- Adam G.
- Youngmahn M.
- Amy H.
- Carissa (she made it in as our last backer in the final minutes!)
We're excited to announce that (again, thanks to your help!) We Grew Up Here is April's Project of the Month at Indiewire. The prize is a consultation from the Sundance Institute and we'll keep you posted when that takes place!
We're absolutely overwhelmed by your support, and we're so grateful for all you've done to help make this happen.
Thanks again for everything,
Kevin, Stefeni, and Andrew
P.S. Special shout out to Dan Swem, who has been a constant source of encouragement throughout this process.
Hello backers of We Grew Up Here,
We've got 1 day left, and we know we can reach our goal. We'll be contacting people all day, and anything you can do to spread the word is awesome (remember, even if people can only give $1, that really does help and will go straight into the budget for the movie).
Two pieces of news to update you all:
- We Grew Up Here won Project of the Week at IndieWire and is now up for Project of the Month - the winner gets a consultation from the Sundance Institute - and we need your vote! This is completely free, takes about 10 seconds, and doesn't require a registration or anything: IndieWire April Project of the Month
- Paper Thick Walls (who has a show at the Hideout in Chicago on May 4 if you're in the area) was featured in a great write-up about their music and We Grew Up Here over at Popstache.
Shout out to our most recent round of backers (those since update #3)! We want to send a huge thank you to:
- Mike M.
- Alicia Y.
- Jewels L.
- Melanie W.
- David & Melissa W.
- Neil R.
- Susan A.
- Michelle J.
- Christy B.
- Billy H.
- Marcy F.
- Ted H.
- Emily N.
- Karen N.
- Angia M. (our 100th backer!!!)
- Brian R.
- Jedd B.
- Hether G.
- Anna M.
- Tammy F.
- Tom N.
- Jesse H.
- Schuyler Q.
- Gary P.
- Matt C.
- Christopher M.
- Gabriel D.
- Ryan G.
- Dani A.
- Michelle S.
- Jeff S.
- Sarah N.
- Anne C.
- Rick N.
- Nick R.
- Jeremy E.
- Austin B.
- Logan T.
- Aaron H.
- Danielle M.
- Scott B.
- Josh K.
- Mary C.
- Kyle E.
- Matthew I.
- Elizabeth S.
- Matt W.
- Linley R.
You all are amazing, and you're helping make this project a reality. Thank you for your encouragement and help spreading the word over this next 24 hours!
Kevin, Stefeni, and Andrew
P.S. Remember to keep up with We Grew Up Here on Facebook for details throughout production!
You guys are awesome!
Seriously, your support has been tremendous, and we couldn't have gotten this far without you. We know we're coming down to the wire, but please continue to spread the word - every $1 gets us closer to our goal and goes a long way.
- We are up for Project of the Week on IndieWire - please vote and help spread the word - it takes only a few seconds and it's free (doesn't require an account or email sign-up either). If we win "We Grew Up Here" would receive a consultation from SnagFilms and would be able to compete to receive guidance from the Sundance Institute!
- We got a great write-up on TheFilmStage and from our friends at The Signal and we're continuing to spread the word about the project!
- We're gearing up for production and are excited to share more details with you as soon as shooting starts!
Here is the final installment of the Storyboard Teaser Trailer (like a comic book version of the live action film we'll be making), with art by Steven Stevens and music for the trailer by Luke Ramus:
Thanks again for all your encouragement, and please continue to spread the word - "We Grew Up Here" will get made, thanks to your help.
Kevin, Stefeni, & Andrew
P.S. For any of you Twitter-types, "We Grew Up Here" is tweeting.
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