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Update #7

Upcoming Rolled Screenings

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Hello Rolled Backers,

I am thrilled to annonce that Rolled is finished. I have the master copy of the DVD, and 1,100 copies are being made. I'm also excited to annonce the launch of RolledFilm.com, a short teaser, and upcoming screenings in LA, Claremont, Seattle and Portland. Information about the screenings can be found at the site under screenings.

Two screenings are coming up this Saturday the 17th and Monday the 19th of November. If you're in the LA area, I'd love to have you come out and see what you helped make a reality! As extra incentive, I'll have your donor gifts ready for you (Shirt, sticker, DVD - depending on the donation level). I do not have access to the LA screening tickets so i'm not sure how many are available, but I do know that the Claremont screening is selling out quickly. I recommend buying tickets now if you're interested in coming. It's going to be a blast!

Lastly. I'm going to need help with a gigantic push for the film online. Please be sure to Like Rolled on Facebook, and pass around the teaser via email, FB, and twitter. And when you see the trailer launch, the HD download will be available for $5. In order for the whole world to get Rolled, I could really use your support here most of all.

I hope to see many of you in the next few weeks, and I can't wait for everyone to see the film you inspired by backing this crazy project!

Sincerely, Whit Scott


Update #6

(TPed) Home Stretch: I Hope So

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Hey Everyone,

I thought I would update you all on Rolled. First things first. Rolled did not get accepted to South By South West (SXSW) film festival . No big deal, the film is still being finished. I on the other hand will be going to SXSW - and I'll be screening it anyway. How about that!

What's up with Rolled?

Oh, thanks for asking. Right now it's in four very loving and capable hands. My good friend Tylor has the final cut for color correction, while my other good friend Andrew has it for the final audio pass. With their powers combined we'll put the two together and be done done. At that point I'll send it off to have DVD's made. When the DVD's are done, we'll be ready to send them out to everyone who ordered them. At the same time we'll be sending all other gifts (Shirts, Stickers, etc). That'll likely still be a few months out. Sorry, it turns out that making a film is a really long process. Who knew? I'll tell you who knows now... (if you ask me on facebook)

Film Festivals and Distribution?

Once the film is done and set to DVD i'll be sending it out to many more film festivals. (They like it when films are done.) At the same time I'll be looking for distribution, which I know very little about. I'm reaching out to you all in hopes that you, or someone you know, may be able to chat with me about different distribution channels. 

Next Project. What!? I Know, Awesome.

While the film has been out of my hands i've had the opportunity to start writing a script with two friends - Matt Jones and Kevin Manwarren. It's a mockumentary about an indie folk band. We've still got a long way to go, but if you're interested in keeping up with that and other projects I'm working on, I'd encourage you to either sign up for my personal mailing list, or my personal facebook page. Additionally, if you know anyone who knows about funding films (outside of Kickstarter - don't tell them I said that) - Let me know, I'd love to chat with them. 

If you have any comments, questions, or are going to SXSW and want to meet up, drop me a line. Enjoy the sneak peak photo. 

Sincerely, Whit Scott

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Update #5

Rolled's trailer needs help with outreach

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Before I dive into some of the Rolled details I'd like to encourage you to Like the film on Facebook. In the not-so-distant future I'll be posting a trailer of Rolled online, and having the help of a community on Facebook will make its reach that much larger.  Right now we have 161 fans while over 490 people donated to the kickstarter campaign, and over 3,500 people liked the kickstarter page - If we can convert some of those numbers it'll be very valuable to the success of the films online campaign. So thanks for "liking" us on Facebook and telling your friends that they should too. 

 

It's been a little over a month since I last reached out to you all. Stickers are in my possession and most of you will eventually get them in the mail. We have a few other details to take care of first, like finishing the film. Good news on that front - we're really close. I've been working hard with 2 very close editor friends of mine over at Jaded. We've edited, re-edited, and screened the film a few times and decided it was ready to be sent off to a couple film festivals..I'm very happy to announce that at this point the DVD is in the mail headed to the South By South West Film Festival, and it’s in the hands of the San Francisco Film Festival. Details will come in a few months. 

 

For now we'll be continuing to try to connect with people on Facebook, Twitter and our web page to spread the word of the film. Next will be the trailer. Then hopefully the screenings will start. At that point we'll be printing DVD's and sending them off to all those who requested them. 

Sincerely, Whit Scott


Update #4

In Case You Missed It: We Did It.

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Nearly two months have passed since the kickstarter campaign eneded. I think everyone who donated was notified. In case you weren't, now you know. The kickstarter ride was insaane and amazing. Besides raising enough money to finish making Rolled, I also reconnected with dozens of old friends, and met tons of great new people. 

My life since raising the funds has been fast to say the least. I've been back down to LA a couple times for up to two weeks of shooting each time. We have a ton of content that I'll be sifting through with a couple talented editors. It's time to start piecing the whole thing together. 

I've written a bit about the experience on my blog which you can read here http://bit.ly/u5PXsh

I'd like to encourage you all to follow Rolled on Facebook by going here http://www.facebook.com/rolledfilm 

And if you're on twitter http://twitter.com/rolledfilm

Thanks again to everyone and all of your support. My life has really been changed by this experience. 

Sincerely, Whit Scott


Update #3

The End Is Near: 4 Ways To Help

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Thank you for your support this month. We are down to the last few days of the Rolled campaign and I could really use your help one last time. Here is what you can do:

1) Raise your donation level just a little bit: this will make an enormous impact and you get great stuff. Go for the shirt, signed DVD, or get your named dropped in the film.

2) Send a message to some close family and friends encouraging them to chip in.

3) Endorse the project on FacebookLike, comment and share any posts you see about the project over the next 4 days. Tell people this is their last chance to be a part of the project.

4) Keep the Kickstarter page open, constantly refreshing, cheering it on out loud in your office so others come over to see what all the commotion is about. Then convince them to donate.

The Final Push

This is it, everyone. It's all or nothing and I'm dying to go shoot this film. As of right now, 387 people have donated, 2,857 people have liked Rolled on Facebook, and 400 million people want to know about it but the link hasn't made it to them yet

I'd like to take moment to talk in more depth about two of the four ways you can help.

2) Rolled has had enormous success from all of you messaging your friends. While we've had some great articles in LA Weekly, Gawker, and Huffington Post, they have done nothing more than legitimize the project to the public. The funding has been 99% friends and friends of friends. Please, message a few friends and ask them to chip in. It would be a huge help. 

3) You may have noticed that you don't see updates from all of your friends on Facebook. This is because Facebook determines what is important for you and your friends to see based on amount of likes, comments, and shares. Help Rolled get the most exposure possible by leaving comments, liking, and sharing any messages you see on Facebook about Rolled. You'll probably see the most by going to my Facebook page.

My good friend has started a new blog called Serious Doodles and has made her first two posts dedicated to Rolled. One is the Charmin bear TPing Pooh Bear, who probably deserved it. The second photo is what happens to you when you don't eat your brussels sprouts at the Ganzells house.

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