Kickstarter Rewards

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Hey everyone!

Important message to all those who contributed to our Kickstarter campaign last fall and who might have missed the last update: your rewards have been sent by private message on your Kickstarter account. If you have not received any email notification, you can login to your Kickstarter account and go in your inbox to find all the download links. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any trouble!

This week has been very eventful. First, we had the pleasure to hear that our film won the award for best animated film at the Harlem festival. We are especially thrilled since that’s our very first “first prize”. Many thanks to the judges, and sorry we couldn’t make it in person!

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Also, we officially sent our film to the Academy for it to be taken into consideration for the Oscars. Here we are a few minutes before sending the precious package in the mail!

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And to top it all, Le Gouffre has been selected in three new festivals!

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Golden Orchid International Animation Festival 2014
Pennsylvania State University, USA – September 8-21

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Ojai Film Festival 2014
Ojai, California (USA) – November 6-10

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Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival 2014
Arlington, Massachusetts (USA) – November 9

Thank you very much for your support everyone! To be notified of all the latest news, don’t forget to go « like » our Facebook page. We’re so close to a thousand subscribers!

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Kickstarter – Thank you!

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Our campaign is finally over. Phew, what a month!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1662185920/le-gouffre-animated-short-film

Words cannot describe how thankful we are for all of your support. We wouldn’t have gotten far if it wasn’t for your continuous help liking, sharing and tweeting our story throughout the last few weeks, and for that we feel very privileged. We’re very excited to see how much people enjoyed our teaser, and the best way to thank you all is to make sure that the final film fulfills all of your expectations!

Until then, stay tuned for more news about the film, we’ll start posting updates again in two weeks!

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Kickstarter – 20k reached!

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We honestly couldn’t have dreamed of anything better for this Kickstarter campaign. We now have everything we need to pay for the post-production, and we even cleared the debts we piled up while working on the film. With this stress off our shoulders, we can now focus on making this film the most awesome it can be. You’re the best!

Since we feel like celebrating, we’re offering to every backer who gave 25$ and more a free ticket for our film’s big launch party that will take place in Montreal, Canada in spring 2014 (date and place still to be determined). You can check out the details on our Kickstarter front page, which was updated with new info. If you have pledged less that 25$ and really want to come, you can upgrade your pledge to 25$ now and be sure to reserve your spot, or wait for later when we figure out where it’s going to be and how many people we can fit in one place. In any case, our backers will be the first to know if we have extra tickets to sell!

On another note, we just did an interview with Dominick Rabrun who does the Dom’s Sketch Cast on YouTube. Basically, we talk a bit about ourselves and our project and you can see him do a sketch of us at the same time. We also provided him with a couple of exclusive sequences from our film so it can be fun to watch even if you already know us!

By the way, they also wrote a great article about us on Cartoon Brew!

As we wrote on the front page, we won’t be adding any new stretch goal from this point, but you can still continue to back the project if you want and help us get this film to as many festivals as possible!

Again, thanks everyone for your support!

Kickstarter – One week later…

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Hi everyone!

We have now reached more than three times our initial goal after just one week on our Kickstarter page! Once again, thank you for your continuous support.

Now that word has spread through most of our friends and relatives, we’re hoping this week to get more attention in the medias to bring a new flow of visitors to our Kickstarter page. We’ve sent this morning a press release to more than a hundred journalists. Branchez-vous and the Huffington Post have already published our story. Let’s hope more news websites start doing the same!

For those of you who might have missed it, we released last week a HD version of our teaser on our Vimeo page. It has already been featured on itsartmag, evermotion, softimage.tv and lesterbanks. Check it out if you want to see our teaser in its full glory!

One last thing worth mentionning is that the animation department of the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, where we all studied, has made a very generous contribution of 1000$ last wednesday! Thanks again to all the department!

Stay tuned for more infos on the campaign, it’s still far from over!

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