IndieGoGo THANK YOUs + Post-Production Update

I became very emotional while compiling this list. It's easy to get caught up in the work of making a film and forget the true extent of others' generosity, the very thing which enabled you to capture the images and sounds that you fret and obsess and lose sleep over. Even in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign, it can be difficult to process how kind and supportive so many people are because you're constantly worrying, strategizing, publicizing (not to mention producing!). It all hit me tonight, and I feel very fortunate. I hope that our backers find Sabbatical  to be worthy of their contributions. We've done our best to make a great film. Without further ado, here are our beautiful IndieGoGo backers. THANK YOU ALL.

  • Christina Aceto
  • Phil Aceto
  • Alex Acquisto
  • Matt Baker
  • Robert Barnett
  • Amanda Ball
  • Benjamin Bell
  • Emily Benson
  • Patrick Brice
  • Nathan Brown
  • Colin Burnett
  • Oren Cantrell
  • Matt Connolly
  • Kelley Conway
  • Eric Curtis
  • John Daigle
  • Leslye Davis
  • Matt DeVore
  • Brian Doering
  • Zach Fleming
  • Meg Friess
  • Jim & Lora Garrett
  • Razan Ghalayini
  • Ray Ginter
  • Kimberley Glass
  • Christina Gomez
  • Nis Grøn
  • Erik Gunneson
  • L. Curtis Hammond
  • James Hansen
  • Courtney Hatley
  • Brian Herrin
  • Arne Hoehne
  • Jonah Horwitz
  • Ted Hovet
  • Kit Hughes
  • Heather Kayal
  • Craig Keller
  • Jenny Keto
  • Mike King
  • Colin & Sage Klein
  • Katie & Steven Klein
  • Rachel Knobelman
  • Leah Kolb
  • Nicolette Krebitz
  • Tish Lawson
  • Jennifer Lee
  • Marta Lively
  • Derek Long
  • Ronald Long
  • Nora Lutyk
  • Daniel McCabe
  • Tristan Mentz
  • Delaney Montana
  • Michael Montes
  • Vanessa Moreno
  • Lauren Munger
  • Preston Nair
  • Ethan Napier
  • Ryan Nethery
  • Jefren Olsen
  • Jenny Oyallon-Koloski
  • Katey Parker
  • Corey Parsons
  • Adam Pennavaria
  • Margaret Rieck
  • Maureen Rogers
  • Blair Rowan
  • Leo Rubinkowski
  • Judy Russell
  • Suzanne Schecter
  • Karen Schneider
  • Byron Seabolt
  • Jacob Shoaf
  • Mike Sickels
  • Kelly Simpson
  • Sierra Sintic
  • Linda Söffker
  • Mary Sparr
  • Taylor Steinbruegge
  • Conor Stratton
  • Chi Chi Thalken
  • Michael Trevis
  • Heidi VanZant
  • Zach Weintraub
  • Mikey White
  • Tiffany White
  • John Whitworth
  • Chuck Williamson
  • Irene Wong

If I happened to miss anyone, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

We're nearly finished -- a few color adjustments here, some audio work there. Our colorist Alan Dubin and sound designer Matt Baker have been working tirelessly, cramming in as much tweaking and tuning as they can in between their regular TV/commerical gigs. Their work is really helping Sabbatical sparkle. I can't wait to finally see the finished product in a theater with an audience. So far, we've received a great deal of positive feedback, which is exciting. People are connecting with the film emotionally, which makes me very happy.

In other news, I'm working on two new scripts. One is a deadpan comedy about inept biologists in Appalachia. The other is a  disturbing court room drama inspired by extreme pornography and Bresson and Dreyer's Joan of Arc films (The Trial of Joan of Arc [1962] and The Passion of Joan of Arc  [1928], respectively). Here's hoping we get to make them sooner than later.

-Brandon

P.S. I just crafted the mix CD, which some backers will be receiving. Really happy with the way it turned out.