Kickstarter Update #3

Dear Supporters, We head into our most important week with high hopes and a lot of positive developments. Currently we…

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Kickstarter Update #3

Dear Supporters,

We head into our most important week with high hopes and a lot of positive developments. Currently we have 77 backers and are just under 20% funded with 19 days to go. We have some significant verbal commitments that are expected to come in this week that we expect will get us over 50% and then it will be a hard push to the finish line. Below is an update I shot on Friday in front of the Olympic.

From a creative and project profile standpoint, the week felt like a breakthrough. Two major L.A. blogs, LAist and Curbed L.A., did features on the project and campaign. Producer Willard Ford and I met with important downtown stakeholders who are going to throw their weight behind the project. For the documentary, I connected with legendary Olympic boxer Mando Ramos’ widow, a writer working on project about the punk scene at the Olympic, the son of the man who ran the Olympic from the opening until 1940, and a highly credible and very enthusiastic editor who wants to work on the film.

Mando Ramos
Mando Ramos

 

At the end of the day, a Kickstarter campaign is supposed to do just that–kickstart a project that needs a little help to get going. Though we’ve still got a mountain of money to raise, we are deepening relationships with our existing friends in the boxing and wrestling communities and building a whole new set of friends and supporters around the city.

New Reward: Original Artwork from Michael Richey White
New Reward: Original Artwork from Michael Richey White

With your help, we’re going to reach our goal. Share our Facebook page, tweet about us, follow us on Instagram, and spread the word. Thanks for joining the brawl!

 

 

 

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