God did it!
This has been an unbelievable thing to behold for us here at Wanderlust. We started this process with no idea if this whole Kickstarter thing would even work. All we knew was that we had no money to pull off the biggest thing we've ever tried to attempt (a 35-40 city tour) and we needed to ask our fans if they had any interest in coming alongside us for this. And boy did you guys come through!
We originally started with a $15,000 need because that's what we needed to get out the door and actually begin the tour. But to do the whole thing would cost us $120,000, which seemed like an absurd amount to hope for a month ago. Well, you guys obliterated our original $15k number, and thanks to an anonymous donor, we have now reached our TOTAL goal of $120,000! Which means this entire tour is paid for. Which means every event (except for a handful that will include bringing in big bands) will be 100% free of charge to all who want to come! Unbelievable.
As long as the campaign is still active, though, you can continue to pledge and receive the rewards we've laid out for you all. So if you know you can't make a tour stop, but still want the DVD months before it's release in October, this is the only way that can happen. So feel free to keep pledging to receive your stuff!
Thanks again, everyone, for your amazing generosity and help in getting the word out. God wants this tour to happen in a big way, and He has just funded it completely!
About This Film
Father of Lights is the epic conclusion to the groundbreaking trilogy of films by Darren Wilson and Wanderlust Productions. Finger of God and Furious Love have been seen by millions around the world, and continue to change hearts, minds, and spark a revolution of love within the worldwide church. With this final film, Darren takes aim at the nature and character of God Himself. Cutting through much of the religious garbage and bad press the Almighty has received over the past 2,000 years, Father of Lights attempts to reveal a God who is the most loving, forgiving, and awe inspiring Person in the Universe. Along the way, you will come face to face with witch doctors, Hindu gurus, violent gang members, and religious fanatics who cannot resist the loving power of a Father who is unlike anything they have ever experienced. You will see hearts transformed, evil destroyed, and the impossible made possible in this powerful, historic film.
Who's In The Film
While the Father is the star, the film includes a host of diverse, amazing men and women of God around the world. Complete cast list includes: Reinhard Bonnke, Bill Johnson, Heidi Baker, Mike Bickle, Greg Boyd, George Barna, Jack Deere, Robby Dawkins, Todd White, Matthew Barnett, Kris Vallotton, Jaeson Ma, Philip Mantofa, Banning Liebscher, Randy Clark, Shawn Bolz, Lou Engle, and more! Also featuring music from Jesus Culture.
Our Goal For The Tour
We believe this film holds the potential for real, powerful change in millions of lives, and we want it to make as much noise as possible. To that end, we will be taking it out on tour from July-September, 2012, and we are attempting to show the movie in very large venues in 30-40 cities across the U.S. Some tour stops may also include major bands like Jesus Culture and Leeland in a "concert and a movie" night. These will be massive evangelistic events, and we are hoping for each Tour stop to turn into a true city-wide happening, with large numbers of churches coming together in a sign of love, respect, and unity.
Quite frankly, to do what we're hoping to do, we need a fairly sizable amount of money to pull it off--and that's not something we have at our disposal! So we need your help. The more money we raise, the bigger the Tour can be. Plus, we love the idea of giving you guys something back for your hard earned cash (we aren't, after all, a non-profit organization), and Kickstarter seems like a perfect fit.
How You Can Help
Well, the obvious answer is: make a pledge! But beyond that, we need to get the word out in a major way for both this film, this Tour, and this fundraiser, so start now and post on Twitter, Facebook, and email this Kickstarter link to everyone you know who likes our films! We are constantly hearing our fans bemoan the fact that our films are not as widespread as they want them to be. Well, this is one very big step in that direction.
For those of you who are unaware, Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires. If it's not, then you are not charged for your pledge. Of course, that also means that if we don't raise our goal, we don't get anything. Donors pledge the amounts, but don't actually pay until the goal is reached and the funding deadline has passes.
Absolutely. If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives it!
YES! This is what we're hoping for, as the Tour will only get bigger and better the more money we are able to raise. Rewards don't shut off once we hit the goal!
It all depends on how much we are able to raise. The more Tour dates we have, the more it costs us to put on. We obviously have travel expenses, DVD duplication, shipping costs for thousands of DVDs and books, projector and screen rentals, bands to pay for, and a host of other costs. 100% of the money given through this campaign (aside from the percentages that Kickstarter takes) will go to putting on this Tour and making it an amazing experience for everyone who attends.
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