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Update #36

Giving Thanks

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As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to thank all of you for believing in this project and helping us complete it.  Without our Kickstarter backers we could not have done it.

This Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 1st, we're running a special promotion on our website.   50% of all net profits from The Muir Project's online store will be donated to the National Park Foundation and the Yosemite Conservancy (that includes Special Edition BluRays & DVDs, T-Shirts, Canvas Prints, and even digital downloads of the film made directly from our site)*

If you're considering purchasing MILE… MILE & A HALF as a holiday gift for your adventurous loved one, this is a great weekend to do it. And thank you for continuing to spread the word about our film.

*Third-party VOD platforms including but not limited to iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, are not included in this promotion.


Update #35

Simply put...

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Thank you.  You helped make all of this possible.  

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Sincerely,

All of us at The Muir Project


Update #34

OUR BIG RELEASE

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First off: THANK YOU!

We know we wouldn't have made it this far without the support of our Kickstarter Backers... and man, have we gone far!

Because of you: we've produced an award-winning feature documentary that (so far) has been accepted into 5 festivals, raised more than $7,000 for charities and screened in theaters for nearly 3,000 people. They've been packed theaters, and standing ovations and  such an outpouring of love for the project that it's a bit overwhelming.

But we don't want to stop there! Now, help us bring our film TO THE WORLD

We need your help in simple & quick ways that will make a huge impact for the life of the film. Our BIG RELEASE is 10/1. But, please act now, so we can have a big splash when we debut!

iTunes:

Our film is available now for pre-sale. Delivery expected on 10/1. 

1) IF YOU'VE SEEN THE MOVIE: 

  • Give us a rating and review. It's ok to have glowing praise. Really, it is.
  • Tell your friends, your family, your friends' family.. we think you get where we're going with this.

2) IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE, or want to add it to your digital library:

  • Select SD or HD & Order away. When you're done, see #1.

Special Edition BLU-RAYs & DVDs ON SALE

You can order the Special Edition Blu-Rays and DVD on our store - they're loaded with extras and only available there. We'll start shipping them on October 1st.

SCREENINGS: in your area?

Thanks to our new partnership with Tugg, fans (like you) are helping to bring Mile... Mile & A Half to the big screen all across the country! The fans have been packing the houses to watch the film (and raise $ for charities or personal projects.) And between our resource kit, the team at Tugg, and our online community, it's actually been EASY to set-up a screening and share the film with a hundred of your closest friends.  

Go check out a local screening, host your own, or follow the project to see when an event will be coming to your area. (If you'd like to screen in another environment besides a Tugg theater, contact us (at themuirproject@gmail.com) about hosting a screening elsewhere.)

For Backers awaiting the digital download: For those of you who backed us at the digital download level and opted to wait for digital film rather than get a DVD, we're working to get you download codes in advance of the 10/1 wide release.

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Update #33

Second Screening added to the June 1st Premiere

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Our June 1st premiere sold out in less than 4 days.  The great staff at Dances With Films have just announced that a second screening was added at 5:20pm on the same day.  This will allow all of us at The Muir Project to do Q&A for both screenings.

BUY TICKETS HERE:  https://www.movietickets.com/purchase/perf_id/709016911/movieid/163501/language/0

But move quickly.  We don't know how soon this one will sell out.

See you soon!

-TMP

PS, If you don't live in the LA area, please check our events page for other summer screenings:  http://themuirproject.com/events/


Update #32

HITTING THE ROAD... errr, THEATERS

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Wow. We're a bit stunned (and stoked) that our JUNE 1st premiere in Hollywood SOLD out in only FOUR DAYS! 

SCREENINGS:

We're working to get another SoCal screening soon, and our list of locations grows every week. So far, our lineup is Emeryville, Sacramento, Durango, Washington DC, Central Florida, Seattle, San Diego and Cascade Locks. Some details about screenings: 

  • Most screenings are "pay-what-you can" to ensure that as many people can attend as possible. Whatever you pay will help us offset the costs for the event space, our travel and give donations to a great charity.
  • 50% of ticket proceeds will support a trail-related charity, so come out and support if you can. 
  • DVDs and Blu-Rays are available for sale AT EVENTS ONLY*
  • Other Mile... Mile & A Half swag will be available at event rates.
  • Some screenings will feature Opus Orange, and (all that we've scheduled so far) will have some members of The Muir Project on-hand for Q&A.

Don't see a screening location you want here? Send us a message and we can tell you how you can host one!

CDs, DVDs & BLU-RAYS

The limited edition CDs and Special Edition DVDs have arrived from the printer and they look fabulous! Blu-Rays are taking longer than expected but should arrive by 6/10. We're sending DVDs out ASAP and will ship Blu-Rays as soon as they are here. 

* We'll be giving you - OUR BACKERS - first dibs on orders for DVDs and Blu-Rays once they're slated for public sale. Want to buy a CD? You can get one here.

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