Half way and almost half our target! - 12/01/2012
We are half way through our Kickstarter campaign and almost half way to our $100k target which seems like a pretty good position to be in and a pretty good time to add some new rewards.
Our producer Barry has written a diary entry as well to let you know what we are up to as Stuart is busy doing some refining on the script.
Check out the page to see what we have to offer from the chance to yell action on the shoot to the rarest B&S record of all!
New rewards on Kickstarter - 06/01/2012
Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful time over the festive period. We have returned to the project in 2012 with some very exciting developments from Stuart and Barry’s pre-Christmas London meetings. Hopefully we can disclose more soon but for now we’ve made a short video diary from Stuart and Barry in London discussing their meeting and the kickstarter campaign.
We’re currently sitting just below $40k on our Kickstarter campaign which is great but we have a long way to go and remember that we (and you) receive nothing if we don’t hit our target of $100k by February 12th.
With this in mind we’ve added some more rewards today. We’ve got drumsticks from the shoot, Stuarts baton that he uses to conduct the orchestra on the soundtrack, backstage passes to GHTG or B&S shows, even your very own Duke’s cafe uniform that Eve and Cassie wear in the film and a bunch more rewards besides. Check out the page to see what else is up for grabs.
Please help us spread the word by sharing on facebook, twitter or with friends and family. Every $1 really does help.
Thoughts on Kickstarter so far... - 28/12/2011
Kickstarter is interesting; it’s like having a garage sale, but as you sell the things you wanted to sell suddenly you notice new things to offer at the back of the garage – you may have noticed this with our Kickstarter rewards. All we can tell you is we don’t know what will go up there next – but we love offering them up to you as a reward for your help in something we think will be amazing.
One reward we are really excited about is our preview screenings to be held in London, L.A, New York, and most recent Glasgow. These will be our celebratory parties for the people who were there at the beginning (the people of Kickstarter). These previews will be the first public screenings of the finished movie in your City. The whole team will be there, and we want you to be involved because you were a part of bringing this film to life. If you’re able to help get the film going now, we want you to come celebrate with us later, and see what we did, plus it’s just an excuse for a good party – bring your dancing shoes.
If you can’t come along, we have a lot of other rewards; take a look at our Kickstarter page if you haven’t already. Here are but a few in the amazing line up; we have the talented Graham Samuels offering hand drawn portraits (check out his amazing work here) and we have Barry offering up time from his busy schedule to chat to you about your own projects – and if you consider how much amazing advice can save projects it really is a fantastic offer.
Finally I will leave you with a fittingly inspirational quote from Annie Dillard: ‘How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives’.
Kickstarter going great and we are working with Hanway! - 21/12/2011
happy holidays! last minute shopping to do? we’ve added lots of new prizes so please consider giving the gift of god help the girl to someone you love. we’re happy to mail your prizes to whomever you specify. we can also email them directly if you wish, just let us know.
regardless, we’re feeling very grateful this holiday season — thanks to you, our first week was a fantastic success, we are almost a third of the way to our target. we’ve heard from so many of you offering donations and encouragement and it’s put a great wind at our back.
stuart and i went to london this week for over a dozen business and creative meetings, and the momentum of the kickstarter launch was felt by all, your enthusiasm and belief added excitement at every turn. thank you!
the trip was a great success. we’re very pleased to announce that we’ve struck up a partnership with the incredible hanway films to sell the film for us internationally.
as background, hanway are currently the company working on steve mcqueen’s shame and david cronenberg’s a dangerous method. they were founded by oscar-winning producer jeremy thomas, and his team there, matt, thorsten and richard, are going to take our film once we finish it and sell it to distributors in each territory around the world.
we’re very honoured they want to take on the film. it’s another big step toward our film becoming a reality, and they will do a great job on behalf of our kickstarters in spain and germany and brazil and everywhere, finding distributors in your part of the world who can make the film available.
we videotaped our recap meeting of the london trip and will post that sometime soon. we’re also hoping to be able to announce who will distribute the movie in the UK in the new year.
however, in order for there to be a film, we need to keep it going with the campaign. we have two-thirds of the way to go, and that feels like a lot! so please keep doing exactly what you’re doing, telling your friends about us and staying tuned.
in the meantime, if you can support us, thank you, and thank you if can tell a friend. we are amazed and inspired by your support. it feels like we’re doing this all together.
a safe and happy holiday,
barry and the gang
We called the hire company and they’ve agreed Stuart can drive a bigger minibus! So we’ve upped the bus tour places from 10-15. It will still be a fun and intimate affair and these will be the last places added so grab ’em now.
We’ve also added a Glasgow preview screening date due to popular request.
Graham Samuels will be drawing GTHG artwork sketches of 10 of you with a signed postcard from Stuart as well.
We’ve had demand for the walk-on roles as well and we think we can manage 3 without driving Stuart crazy writing in new lines! So there are two more chances for a speaking part in the film.
Finally – we’re offering up the clapper board that we are going to use in the film, signed by Stuart and DoP, including a photo and a DVD with the very 1st and very last ‘boards’ of the film. A collector’s item of the future!
Check all the new rewards here.
Support God Help The Girl at Kickstarter! - 15/12/2011
We are very excited to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for God Help The Girl.
If you don’t know it already, Kickstarter is a website where creative people – artists, filmmakers, dancers, designers etc – pitch their projects to the public and ask for money to realise them in exchange for rewards (not financial). It’s crowd funding, where fans and consumers decide which projects they believe in, back them and choose from a list of rewards which they will receive along with the knowledge that they have been part of making that project happen.
Please check out our Kickstarter page and support the project if you can (and want to!) There are some big hitting prizes like Stuart’s director’s chair from the film or even a walk on part for those of you with money to burn! But you can donate as little as $5 and still receive our eternal gratitude, a lovely personalised digital thank you postcard by Graham Samuels and, more importantly, you’ll have been a part of finally getting this film made. We’re still hitting up private investors, public funding and distributors to reach our funding goal but the Kickstarter campaign is really important to us, it will fill a funding gap for the project but also prove to financiers that we have a growing audience waiting to see the film when it’s released.
Read what Stuart has to say about it in the diary or watch him and Barry having a transatlantic power meeting about film finance!
The campaign runs for 60 days and we’re going to add more prizes as we go, so if there is anything you’d like to win then get in touch here and we’ll see what we can do!
To succeed with Kickstarter really takes word of mouth so please share with friends and family so they can get involved.