New reward, new press, old friends
We're psyched to announce a new *musical* donation reward for the last week of the fundraiser. It features an album from Chris Bathgate, my good friend and our soundtrack composer. For $55, get a copy of his outstanding album, Salt Year, a digital download of the finished film, and a "special thanks" credit in the film's credits. Yeah!
Next, in case you haven't been keeping up with our press (who has the time?), we've compiled a few of the recent articles about the film and the Kickstarter from around the internet, in honor of Father's Day.
- The post by Gina Pensiero on cowbird
- The blog post by Basil Tsiokos, a documentary programming associate for the Sundance Film Festival
- IFC's Stranger than Fiction memo, which sees us as part of a trend
We've garnered a lot of interest through this press, and there is now some lively discussion around the film--we've even stirred up some mild controversy with the Shattuck family's use of mixed pronouns--but, what's important to remember is that we are one family that did things one way. Could we have done things differently? Certainly. But since time can only move forward (as of this writing...), I think it'll be interesting to talk to other LGBT families from my generation about the way they chose to raise their kids. Like that snowflake tote bag design I whipped up awhile back, no two families are the same.
We're starting the last week of our Kickstarter campaign, and we're ramping it up for the win - the Kickstarter win and the "spreading more tolerance and understanding" win. Can you help us reach our goal by forwarding our Kickstarter with a personal plea to your LGBT-tolerant friends and loved ones? I know I keep saying this, but we will only succeed if we band together--this film is a community venture. We truly need your help getting the word out.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, friends.