TOTAL RAISED TO DATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $84,002
The MEC and Oath Keeper donor profiles are as follows:
$20,000 came from 1 donor = 20,000
10,000 came from 1 donor = 10,000
$5000 came from 1 donor = 5,000
$3000 came from 1 donor = 3,000
$1000 came from 5 donors = 5,000
$500 came from 7 donors = 3,500
$567 came from 1 donor = 567
$435 came from 1 donor = 435
$300 came from 3 donors = 900
$250 came from 12 donors = 3,000
$200 came from 1 donor = 200
$100 came from 120 donors = 12,000
$60 came from 1 donor = 60
$65 came from 1 donor = 65
$25 came from 47 donors = 1,175
$50 came from 82 donors = 4,100
In total, the sum of $69,002 came from 286 donors.
this, we are only $26,993 away from raising the projected budget of
$95,995 and repaying the loan of $15,000. I am hoping additional
donations will come in and/or there will be presales for the DVD and
that these will generate the needed sum. A substantial portion of the
sum needed to fund the rest of the budget (about $10,000) is needed
to do an initial marketing campaign. As part of this campaign, we would
like to launch a saturation news release like we did for SPOILER. A
news release to every newspaper, TV/radio station and internet news
service in the U.S. could direct hundreds of thousands, even millions of
people, to MOLON LABE's release and the sites that carry it.
To generate the $26,993 we need, we still have one "Presentation"
screen credit ($30,000) and one "Executive Producer" screen credit
($10,000) available. Smaller donations of any amount are also still
welcome. See http://www.molon.us/donate to donate. If these donations are received, we will have met the last
funding requirements for this film project.(1) See the trailer at http://youtu.be/Ay7Thif3UOQ
I, and the other producers, are extremely grateful to the 168 members of Oath Keepers,
the 117 people from Matrix Entertainment's previous productions,
Henrietta Jaeger, Brian Rockey, SC (who wishes to remain anonymous), Dan
Happel and several other $1,000-plus donors for their most generous
contributions.(2) Thank you. We are still hoping that additional
members of Oath Keepers and other gun associations (like Gun Owners of America and the NRA) will help us with the final donations, or at the very least, promote MOLON LABE on their sites so Americans can get the DVD.
fine cut for MOLON LABE came in at 116-minutes long. The last things
to do are complete the end titles/name tags and spot the music. This
should be done by Friday, 13 September 2013.
am sorry that we did not get MOLON LABE done by Labor Day, but it does
look like it will be done by Constitution Day. Our last five films took
an average of about 18 months to complete, so MOLON LABE was actually
completed a little ahead of schedule due to the fact that it was a
little better funded than our last ones, thanks to you. The fuller a
film is funded, the quicker it can be produced and/or the better the
production values. This is true for all films and most manufacturing
Friday, we will fully focus on the DVD manufacturing and the release of
MOLON LABE and brief you accordingly. Other than one or more possible
premiere screenings around the country, we will not be placing MOLON
LABE into the public domain for 2 - 6 months. Given the number of
people that have screened the trailer, we estimate there may be a
pent-up demand for at least 10,000 DVDs. If we were to place MOLON
LABE on YouTube or the web for free, most of these people would simply
watch it for free and that would be the end of it. Usually people
don't value what they get for free. On the other hand, if each of these
people were to purchase a DVD for the anyone-can-afford price
of $19.70, we would generate an after-expense sum of about $150,000. With
these proceeds of distribution we would probably not need to come to
you for donations for future films. Also, with such cash-flow funding,
future films could be produced in 9 months instead of 16 or 18 and at
quality levels that are more "mainstream."
has always been my intention to place our films in the public domain and
we have done so with our last five films: FIAT EMPIRE, ORIGINAL INTENT,
CULTURAL MARXISM, CORPORATE FASCISM and SPOILER. All of these can be
screened for free at http://www.YouTube.com/
As a result, millions have seen these films and millions will continue to see them.
YOUR DONATIONS HAVE, AND ARE, CAUSING A POSITIVE CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY AND WORLD.
if these films don't generate the wherewithal to continue -- or
because no one knows about them due to poor dissemination and marketing
-- this places too much pressure on a handful of donors such as you. I
personally don't think it's fair that only a tiny fraction of the
American public finances socially-responsible films about our
Constitution, yet this is a document (and these are films) that benefit
ALL of the American public.
rattle the cage of your friends who have been sitting on the fence doing
nothing, or who have been endlessly complaining about how bad it all
is. Help us complete MOLON LABE with whatever donation you can
afford and help us get DVDs into the public's hands. If you have
donated $1,000 or more you will be able to get MOLON LABE DVDs at the
manufacturing cost and if you have donated anything you are welcome to a
free copy of the movie if you notify us that you want one.
MOLON LABE -- being the 6th installment of our Constitutional films -- could live on and circulate for decades if not generations.(3) Few,
if any, are making films that explain Constitutional principles as
carefully and honestly as the experts in our films. Please
consider that when so many people, places and things compete for your
financial allocations. These movies will be seen by millions: kids,
students, citizens and even people in foreign countries wanting to know
HOW the United States of America was built and WHAT was the blueprint
for that success, prosperity and freedom? We are showing them and
changing the world.
(1) The official MOLON LABE trailer is still at http://youtu.be/Ay7Thif3UOQ so please post this URL on your FACEBOOK page and website and forward it to your email list as often as possible.
Something that rarely gets mentioned is this: the experts that have
appeared in MOLON LABE, and the other films, have done this without
charge. They have donated their time to make these movies happen. Granted we don't ask for too much of their time, but the wisdom they
bring is priceless. In all honesty, I would have no idea how to
compensate an opinion leader/celebrity like Chuck Baldwin, Pat Buchanan,
David Gillie, G. Edward Griffin, Alex Jones, Ron Paul, Larry Pratt,
Walter Reddy, Stewart Rhodes, Jack Rooney, Larken Rose or Edwin Vieira
with mere Federal Reserve Notes. The only way I can hope to thank them
is to work hard to help create a vehicle, a movie, that educates the
public by getting their priceless words out. And these words we all
believe will make this a better nation, a nation that better understands
the principles set forth in the U.S. Constitution.
This is especially important considering a new national survey just
revealed that 35% of those surveyed on naming at least one of the rights
set forth in the First Amendment failed the test. This is the
government-sponsored, public school system and the
Keynesian-infested/European Socialist economic system at work corrupting America.