05 January 2011

Mix CD: Track 13

Ok, now we're really in the home stretch. right now we're just shy of 25%. Now normally, the truism is that campaigns that hit that mark hit their goal 95% of the time. I don't know how many have gotten there as late as we have, but don't let that deter you. This is still possible.

Remember, our second backer @spoxx has pledged to put in $100 per $1k raised. So if you figure that we've got 10 of those left in-hand, we're a lot closer than it seems.

We've been campaigning behind the scenes to get featured on the front page of Kickstarter, but haven't had any luck yet. It's weird, because right now we're the 6th most popular film project on Kickstarter and clearly the one on there with the longest odds.

But, hey, we're indie film people. If we let stuff like that get to us, we'd never make any films, right? Tell an indie filmmaker something is impossible and they take it as a dare. Well, people think this is impossible. The hell with them.

Ok, rant over.

We've also, in case you haven't noticed, picked up some more love. Indie producer guru Ted Hope (American Splendor, etc) was kind enough to let me guest blog on Truly Free Film, which was pretty exciting for me, as Ted's was the first producer name I ever equated with quality. Then that post got tweeted to the masses by none other than Edward Burns. Edward recently went back to his indie roots with his $25k film Nice Guy Johnny. It's definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.

Which brings us to the Mix CD

13. The Crane Takes Flight
Artist: Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
Album: Hearts of Oak

This is, far and away, my favorite Ted Leo song. Is it because of the whistling? Maybe. Maybe not.

Yeah, I think it probably is. And when you're on a road trip, whistling is pretty awesome.

Ok, back to work. UP COUNTRY isn't editing itself, you know.

Oh, and if you want an idea of just how far we're reaching, check this out: