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Update #18

BROOKLYN CASTLE GETS THE BEST OCT. 19TH RELEASE EVER?? CHESS WE CAN!

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ATTENTION FRIENDS OF "CHESS MOVIE"

We miss you guys! And that's why we're writing to you! 

The film YOU made happen (thanks again for that, by the way) is NOW Brooklyn Castle and it's coming to theaters October 19th

Here's the thing. 

We want to give this film the kind of release it DESERVES.

So... we're using Kickstarter to make CERTAIN that the story of I.S. 318's chess team is brought to the communities it will inspire the most - places where films don't typically get released...but they SHOULD! 

Join us in showing the world that movies can be released widely and WELL. 

Where to join? Well have we got the link for YOU ---> http://bit.ly/KickstartBKCastle

So... we're using Kickstarter to make CERTAIN that the story of I.S. 318's chess team is brought to the communities it will inspire the most - places where films don't typically get released...but they SHOULD!

Keep up to date with Brooklyn Castle and the communities it's impacting -- this final Kickstarter campaign is the final stage of this amazing, community-driven process. We'd love to see ya there.

CHESS WE CAN!

- Team Brooklyn Castle

PS As always, every little bit counts. Whether you're joining us on our new Kickstarter, finding us on Twitter and Facebook, sharing our TRAILER - it all matters and it all starts with you! 

http://bit.ly/KickstartBKCastle
http://www.brooklyncastle.com
http://www.fb.com/brooklyncastle
http://www.twitter.com/brooklyn_castle

PPS #CHESSWECAN

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Update #17

Check out our new trailer and poster!!

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Hey Chess Movie Backers!

Just wanted to say hello and give you a quick update on how things were progressing for our release of Brooklyn Castle (formerly known as Chess Movie) this October. First off, we just finished our brand new trailer!! Yes! Check it out below and share with anybody else that needs to know about this film:

We've also finalized our poster for next month. Check it out, share it and of course, let us know what you think. Keep spreading the word and talk to you soon!

- Katie, Nelson and Brian


Update #16

Brooklyn Castle is coming to a theater near you this October!!

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Dear backers -

How are you?!?! Filmmaker Katie Dellamaggiore here. It's been over two years since we launched our first Kickstarter campaign to create a film about the best junior high chess team in the country, I.S. 318 and a lot has happened since then! Here's what's happened because of YOUR HELP:

  • Thanks to your generous support, we finished the film earlier this spring (YES!)
  • As you may know we re-named it Brooklyn Castle (http://www.brooklyncastle.com) & debuted it at the SXSW last March.
  • It was selected as the 2012 SXSW Documentary Audience Award Winner!
  • We secured a distributor earlier this Summer and IT'S NOW COMING TO SELECT THEATERS on October 19th!

We don't want to lose the amazing grassroots support that got us here in the first place, so WE'RE ASKING YOU, our very first backers TO LEND A HAND again. Please take a moment to help us out now by:

We look forward to partnering with you to do more and tell the world about our BIG RELEASE in theaters on October 19th. Stay tuned!!

- Katie


Update #15 - For backers only

To all our backers

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Update #14 - For backers only

10 days to reach 20k. Please help us reach our goal.

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