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Update #26

For our premium backers...

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...fresh from the copyshop. Thanks one and all.

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Update #25

Closer... closer...

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Hey folks, A brief update by way of a couple of tidbits... first, Craig finished the book, after a long and exhausting eight years. Manuscript versions are due to a few of our backers; Craig is currently awaiting notes from a handful of trusted readers, and plans to finish a re-write before the holidays are through. The next version will thus be sent into the wilds of the New York literary world, and that's the same version that'll be printed, signed and sent to those backers before the year is out. In other news, Scott Krinsky and Chris McGilvray are in Los Angeles as we speak, working on color corrections for the final edit of the finished product. The premiums are in the process of being packaged up, and are just awaiting the DVD's. More soon, —6fF

Update #24

"It's a bird... it's a... wait... nope, definitely a bird."

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We're closing in. The visual effects are 99% finished, and all that remains is the color correction. We're so close, in fact, that we've sent a rough cut to the good folks at Fantastic Fest, for consideration for their 2014 festival in Austin, Texas. Our fingers are crossed on that front, otherwise our faithful (and patient) backers will be seeing the finished product very soon. Thank you again for all of your support.

Sincerely,

-6fF

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Update #23

Word Made Flesh

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On February 15, 2012—almost a year ago—we fired the starter pistol on the fundraising for Smoke & Mirrors. We not only met our goal, but we surpassed it, thanks to our backers. In the flurry of subsequent meetings, we hotly contested our options. Obviously, we could follow through on our word and make the short film we'd committed to, but we had other considerations. We don't keep minutes of our meetings, but key words such as road trip and Vegas do stand out in memory. We decided to put it to a vote, and ultimately chose to postpone our Vegas adventure and put your generous backing to proper use (though it was a very close count).

After nearly a year of various updates and behind-the-scenes photos, we're at the 99% mark, and we can at last give you a glimpse of what the bloody heck we've been doing for eleven months in an underground bunker with a bunch of bootleg medical gear and exotic birds. There's still a little sanding around the edges to be done on the final version, not to mention mastering and pressing of the DVDs, but nonetheless what follows is evidence that we did not go to Vegas (man, so close…).

It's more of a teaser than a full-bore trailer, given that it's a short film. That said, you'll get a definite feel for the story to come. If you've got some headphones, we recommend using them in order to appreciate the stunning sound design of our super sonic man, Richard Ross http://thresholdstudios.info/.

Once again, our most heartfelt thanks to everyone for the support over this last year.

And lastly, feel free to spread the love far and wide. And by spread the love, we mean, please post this link to as many places on the web as you possibly can please and thank you.

Cheers,

-6fF


Update #22

Year of the Snake

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Indeed, Smoke and Mirrors is still smoking and, well, you get it. Since wrapping the shoot, we’ve been neck-deep in post-production and in general honing our hurry-up-and-wait skills, and doing our best to make constructive use of the waiting. To that end, some of you may have received your premium packages by now. We’ve been mailing them out in waves, as lots of the premiums have become available to us. However, given that pressing the DVDs will happen in the first quarter of 2013, we’d like to consolidate further shipments so as to not further sap our funding via postage fees. All said, everything else will be mailed out by March.

Here’s where we stand right now: We have picture lock and the accompanying audio cleanup is finished. The sound design and digital effects will be completed by the end of January, after which come the final color and sundry finishing (the devil is in the details, as they say). The good news… with picture lock, we needn’t wait on the other details in order to cut a trailer (yes, we’re doing a trailer for a short film; it’s a tough market out there). In fact, work on the trailer is already underway, so y’all should very soon get a peek behind the curtain at the fruits of our labor and your generosity.

Once more, you have our sincerest thanks and our wishes for a healthy, prosperous and very lucky 2013 from all of us at,

–6fF


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