Greetings and hello!
Fact: I am going to finish three documentaries. My personal enthusiasm for TAPE is currently low, but that is likely to change - the story is interesting and complex and I like those kinds of stories. The other two are progressing and I intend to finish them.
Fact: I am taking a very long time to do these documentaries. I do not have a proper framing of the time scope for the projects, but as soon as I know, you know.
Fact: I've come to feel like Documentaries are fundamentally incompatible with the idea of Kickstarter. Documentaries are organic and come along, with shifts and movements and different goals coming along as they go. Kickstarter wants you to say that you know how to make copper bowls and can promise 100 copper bowls within three months. It raises so many expectations and people who back documentaries on kickstarter almost always have people going "this is kind of taking a long time". Meanwhile, I watched three documentaries over the last month at a film festival with production times of six years, five years, and four years. They just take a lot of time, and they're very involved.
Fact: I hope that some of the things I've accomplished in the general world with regards to the Internet Archive, the DEFCON Documentary, and other work at least has provided you with entertainment and information of the style and hope you get from the coming documentaries. For example, releasing 5500 pages of scanned Infocom material from the GET LAMP production: http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/4834
Fact: I realize that for some of you, all this I'm saying is of no interest to you and your specific feelings are that you gave me money and you do not feel secure about me or my prospects for the future films. If this is the case, I wish to offer you a full refund of your kickstarter backing. I don't want anyone in the backer pool who distrusts or resents me - I've had enough rough spots working on the films themselves and the rest of the natural course of life. So do get in contact with me and I'll make arrangements.
Fact: I am humbled and honored people have been believing in me so far. I have made contact with some of my collaborators (musicians, packaging) for the documentaries and the process continues. Interviews continue to happen, editing as well. I have cut off the first half of 2016 from almost any travel or speaking appearances to focus all the time I can on these productions.
That's what's going on, and I thank you for your communications and support in the projects so far.