Dearest Kickstarter Backers,
Please forgive the duplicate email if you received this news already but we switched over to a new email distribution list - the BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS newsletter - and we heard it was trapped by some of your spam filters. Please join us by entering your email at www.bestandmostbeautifulthings.com if you missed yesterday's message as this will be our final update from the Kickstarter platform. And it's a huge one!!!
We have reached a momentous milestone in our journey with Michelle. Almost three years to the day that you helped us meet our Kickstarter goal, we are proud to announce our World Premiere of Best and Most Beautiful Things at the prestigious SXSW (South By Southwest) Film Festival in Austin, Texas, this March! We're honored to be one of just 10 films selected for the Documentary Feature Competition program, from over 1000 submissions.
Here’s the announcement from Entertainment Weekly!
The festival runs March 11 - 19 and the entire team will be there, including Michelle.
Our screening times are here:
Monday March 14 – 1:30pm at Stateside Theatre
Tuesday March 15 – 11:30am at Rollins Theatre
Wednesday March 16 – 7:45pm at Stateside Theatre
We will also be throwing a HUGE party in Austin, hosted by our wonderful Executive Producers, Kevin and Claudia Bright. The premiere party is March 14 at 8pm, and you are all invited. Let us know if you’ll be in Austin – and bring your dancing shoes!
This means we are one important step closer to sharing Michelle’s story with a wide audience, and we’ll know more about our distribution plans after SXSW. In the meantime, we relaunched our website and social media. We released our new poster on Indiewire, and an official trailer will be out soon. Our film has taken a few turns as we followed Michelle’s journey, so prepare yourselves for the unexpected!
We are also very excited about an outreach and audience engagement campaign we’ve been developing with the hashtag #HackNormal – all about embracing the beautiful diversity among us. It’s been a long road but remember what Helen Keller wrote: “We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough.” We have a devoted team of passionate filmmakers sticking to it, and we have the one-and-only Michelle Smith blazing the trail!
We can’t wait to share more with you soon, including your DVDs and other rewards as soon as they are ready to release later this year! Now that our World Premiere is set, there will be many more screenings ahead, hopefully in your area so stay tuned for details. Thank you as always for your patience, good wishes and support. We would not be here without you.
Garrett and The Best and Most Beautiful Things team