It's been a crazy week.
On Tuesday morning we introduced new perks to our Indiegogo campaign, specially for Texas Chainsaw fans. Depending on your contribution level, you can choose any one, two, or all four of these items, all SIGNED by Texas Chainsaw co-creator Kim Henkel.
- Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th Anniversary DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack
- Texas Chain Saw Massacre original theatrical poster
- Leatherface mask
- Leatherface chainsaw toy
If you've ever tried to get Kim's signature before, you know he can be pretty elusive. We recently heard that one of our fans has spent ten years collecting signatures from every major player in the original movie, but since Kim rarely (if ever) attends conventions or screenings, that's the one signature he's still missing. (And before you ask, yes, we're hooking the guy up.) So this could be your only opportunity to get something signed by the guy who co-created Leatherface.
Shortly after announcing these new perks, our Indiegogo campaign hit $15,000 with 200 people funding, which means with three weeks left we're 40% of the way there. It's a great place for us to be. Especially because ...
The media has been going crazy. In the past week:
- Mashable did a video segment on us that was picked up by The Huffington Post;
- CNet wrote a long article featuring our campaign;
- Cannon Digital Feature Film Making published an in-depth, two-part interview with Steven; and
- We've had more articles from Daily Dead, Film Pulse, Examiner.com, I Wanna Be a Geek!, and Modern Horrors, all of whom wrote glowing reviews of our campaign. Our favorite quote (from the Modern Horrors piece): "If you don’t feel the need to assist after watching [the Found Footage 3D campaign video] then there may be no hope for you."
And the crazy thing is, this is just the beginning. We've done several interviews in the past few days and know of at least half a dozen more articles coming out in the next week or two.
So stay tuned. Thanks for all the support, keep sharing, and if you haven't already, sign up on our email list to make sure you don't miss any important updates.
The Austin Chronicle's website has a column called "One in a Crowd," which "showcase[s] Texas film and tech projects that are crowdfunding their way to a goal." Guess who the featured project of the week is? Courtesy of our good friend Richard Whittaker (the same guy who said, on Steven's Facebook wall, "Is this the greatest crowdfunding video ever? I'm not saying yes, but I'm not not saying yes.")
We are giving $500 (plus a pair of tickets to our private screening and the exclusive after party*) to the person who gets us the most Indiegogo contributions. No catch. No strings. Five hundred bucks.
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It's the moment we've all been waiting for! Found Footage 3D's Indiegogo campaign is now live!
We hope you enjoyed watching that as much as we enjoyed making it.
But we've got way more than just a cool video to offer. We've also got some amazing rewards to the people who contribute. Like, for example:
- FF3D Branded Anaglyph 3D Glasses
- PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED and SIGNED VHS copy of The Return of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Kim’s original cut, 7 minutes longer than the butchered version that was eventually released as “The Next Generation.”
- Personalized Horror Scenes – We'll recreate your favorite iconic horror scene as if it hadn't had special effects. (If you haven't watched the video yet, watch it, and this one'll make sense.)
- One-of-a-kind props, including the 3D cameras used to make the film.
This, of course, in addition to DVDs, Blu-Rays, digital downloads, postcards, stickers, and more.
So please visit our campaign, contribute whatever you can, share it with your friends, and help us show the world how much it needs Found Footage 3D!
Last night, Charlie Hodge at his monthly event The Show! screened:
- FF3D writer/director Steven's DeGennaro's short film "First Date";
- A five minute clip from FF3D that has never before been seen by the public; and
- Our Indiegogo campaign video.
The audience loved all three.
There were three other shorts that screened that night, which, along with "First Date," were in contention for a single spot at the Hollyshorts Film Festival.
The audience voted "First Date" as their favorite, which means that it will be heading to Los Angeles in November.
This is the 4th Audience Award for "First Date". The other three were at the DC Shorts Film Festival (out of 140 films), the Taos Shortz Film Festival (out of 88), and the Dam Short Film Festival (out of 146).
You can watch it in its entirety here:
We promise it will be the most terrifying and hilarious 13 minutes of your life.
Stay tuned for the official launch of our Indiegogo campaign tomorrow
On Sunday, October 12th, we will premiere a 4-minute teaser from the film and our Indiegogo campaign video (which is pretty awesome, if we do say so ourselves) at The Show! Austin. Two days later, our IGG campaign officially launches.
Attendees of The Show! will have access to perks not available at any other time during the campaign.
Even better, we're giving away 10 free tickets to The Show!, and offering a discount on ticket prices.
Click here to enter the drawing. Deadline is EXTENDED UNTIL 11:59 PM SUNDAY (October 5th). Everyone who enters will also receive a promo code for 15% off the price of the tickets.