It’s been one week, and the Wingfeather Saga film project has raised $142,000! We were able to reach the first goal in just 48 hours, which was an overwhelming testament to your generosity and excitement about seeing the Wingfeather Saga on screen. We all hoped that the response would be that strong, but I’m no less amazed or grateful that you guys have jumped on board.
So here’s the next step, in case this is your first Kickstarter campaign. The genius of the way Kickstarter works is that now it all comes down to spreading the word. The more people find out about and support this project, the sweeter your rewards get. By reaching the third goal (and we’re about to reach the fourth!), if you signed up for the Wingfeather Tales level (or any level above it) you’ll now get not one but four new illustrated stories in the book! Not only that, the animation gets richer and more robust as the budget increases.
In case you didn’t see it online, we offered a surprise gift of a 20 song compilation of my music—including the cinematic version of “My Love Has Gone Across the Sea,” which you hear in the trailer. Twenty songs! I’ve lost my mind. If you want the compilation all you have to do is sign up to back the project and you’ll find the link in the updates section for backers.
This whole thing has been so exciting, and I love that we’ll be able to point the potential distributors to this campaign when the time comes and show them that you guys are a loyal army of supporters that are interested in seeing this kind of film come to life. My hope is that we’ll get to share this story—and all its nuances—with a lot of people. Let’s bring Janner home.
Thank you so much for your help so far.
I’m off to Sweden today to sing for my distant cousins, so your prayers for me and mine are appreciated. Two weeks is a long time for Jamie and the kids to hold down the fort here at the Warren.
P.S. Here are a few links to make it THAT MUCH EASIER for you to share the campaign. 🙂
The link to the campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/478789344/bring-the-wingfeather-saga-to-the-screen
The link to the teaser trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Mn7YDDxrZIQ
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