Hello wonderful backers!
It's been a while since we last updated you, so we wanted to let you know what's been going on in Dead Billy land.
First of all, as we embark the next leg our movie journey, we're making lots of discoveries. We're realizing that fundraising, shooting, and editing your film is barely half the journey. We're making connections with distributors, sending the film off to festivals, and continuing to navigate the waters of "How Do We Get Our Film OUT Into The World?" It's been a wonderful and slightly exhaustive learning experience, but we're grateful for every nugget of information and experience that we gain along that way. Also, it's EXCITING TOO!
And so this means that there's still a ways to go--in a great way! We're incredibly grateful for the help of some amazing colleagues in New Mexico, including Ivan Wiener with the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience and Ann Lerner with the Albuquerque Film Office. Both organizations are partnering with us to present a FREE screening of Dead Billy at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque on Sunday, March 29th at 6pm. We hope everyone nearby can join us for this event!!
Secondly, a few of you have contacted us regarding your rewards. We apologize for any confusion from Kickstarter and are aware that those who donated $40 or more have not received your full reward because we have yet to send out any DVD's--so at the current moment, if you donated $40+, please ignore the messages from Kickstarter if they say your rewards are fulfilled. Due to the nature of film distribution, we will not be able to send out the DVDs until a distribution deal is secure, whether through a third party or self distribution. We will keep you updated on these events and apologize for the delay.
And lastly, our creative team is expanding their skills as we continue to work in film, television, and theatre. Our producers, designers, actors, and crew are still working hard in the industry both here in New Mexico and across the country. It's strengthening our tools, building relationships, and advancing our creative minds. Keep your eyes peeled for both big budget and independent work coming out of New Mexico--you might recognize a few names and faces!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns--if you don't want to go through Kickstarter, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And stay tuned! In the next couple of days we'll be releasing our latest poster design, as well as reminders on our March 29th screening. Thank you again for your amazing support, and we'll be in touch!
Lauren, Scotty, Dom, Corey, and the Dead Billy Team :)