Only 7 Days Left to Save Film Threat!
Now is the Time, We Need Your Help
About 1/3 of the backers of our original campaign to Save Film Threat have donated. That means there are still more than 200 of you who haven't pledged to back our new campaign. I hope you'll consider donating again and take the time to check out the rewards, which I think are much better this time around. Currently, we stand at 92% of our goal to bring the Film Threat website back, restoring all the archives as well as launching an app and a slate of podcasts. We could do that today if the 200+ remaining backers jumped in to help. Because we are so close, I wanted to let you know about our first stretch goal, which is an additional $12,500 to begin production on our documentary, Film Threat Sucks.
The additional funds will be used to shoot new footage for the documentary in Los Angeles, New York and Film Threat’s birthplace of Detroit, Michigan. You may have already seen the trailer for Film Threat Sucks. This sizzle reel, cut together by Rune Lind, was the result of 100+ hours of VHS footage as well as thousands of photos from the Film Threat archives. Based on the result, we knew there was a compelling story to be told about the rise and fall of independent film in the 90s through the lens of the magazine that covered that era… along with plenty of behind-the-scenes drama.
Shortly I'll be adding new rewards specifically intended to get us closer to our new goal of $50,000 and I hope you'll check them out. For those of you who have not already donated, please take the time to visit our new Kickstarter page. It would mean a lot to have you back and join us in our cause. There are only 7 days left, so please don't wait.
I cannot thank you enough for believing in this project and for all the support! Through your pledges, we'll bring Film Threat back. If you are unable to pledge at this time, I understand. But please consider helping us spread the word on social media by sharing the campaign on Facebook, tagging @FilmThreat on Twitter and using the hashtag #SaveFilmThreat. I'm incredibly grateful for your help so that we may continue our mission to support groundbreaking work in independent film. Thank you!
- Chris Gore