Please visit our new campaign, Help Patrick Read Johnson deliver 5-25-77!
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HELP "5-25-77" GET TO HOLLYWOOD! On 5-25-12, the 35th Anniversary of the opening day of "Star Wars," I departed Wadsworth, Illinois, in my 1975 Ford Pinto, on a 30-day, cross-country, road-trip Kickstarter campaign to finally bring "5-25-77" (Yes, THAT'S the title again and FOREVER!) to the screen. As crazy as that sounds-- the CRAZIER thing is that a group of talented young filmmakers, which includes James Gelet, co-creator of the amazing documentary "The Shark is Still Working", (to be released on the upcoming Blu-Ray release of "JAWS"), has decided to accompany me on my journey. The 7-member crew plans to follow my expedition in an RV/Mobile editing room and small support/camera car to document both the highway adventure AND explore the long and winding road that my movie has traveled, in a film they're calling "Hearts of Dorkness: A Filmmaker's Oddyssey." There are distributors who have said they'd be happy to release "5-25-77", as long as THEY didn't have to pay to finish it. My goal is to raise the 500K needed to do the final post-production work on “5-25-77” by asking the film’s intended audience to help me. So-- For 30 days, I'll drive from Wadsworth, Illinois to Hollywood (and certain points North...), visiting places that have inspired the dreams of sci-fi fans and filmmakers alike. Devil’s Tower, Wyoming-- Meteor Crater, Arizona-- Roswell, New Mexico-- are just a few of the stops on the road-side attraction route. Along the way, I will test screen the film in small-town theaters, drive-ins, and even fans' backyards-- building awareness and gathering publicity with the help of influential media personalities who are ALREADY supporters of the film. (At least ONE of whom is actually IN the film!) If all goes according to plan-- and maybe ESPECIALLY if it DOESN’T-- by the end of the journey, we will hopefully have caught the attention of 3 very important people that I intend to visit and gift with copies of the film they inspired. These 3 meetings will, in one way or another, bring emotional and artistic closure to a dream that started 35 years ago. And ONE meeting, in particular, will maybe-- just MAYBE-- finally help put "5-25-77" in theaters everywhere. All of this will be documented and made available, daily, by the filmmakers-- (AND promoted by the many bloggers and sites that have shown support for us over the years) for viewing by anyone who wants to watch-- or better yet, INTERCEPT OUR COURSE, join the caravan, or otherwise participate in my journey to Hollywood and Beyond the Infinite-- with the best (and WORST) moments of the adventure finally condensed into “Hearts of Dorkness”. Kickstarter campaigns based on IDEAS are generating THOUSANDS of times the money they seek, because independent thinkers are waking up to the idea that they can CHOOSE what they want to see or play or wear or read, rather than have these things chosen for them by people who could care less about anything but making the product as seemingly risk-free as possible. "5-25-77” isn’t just an IDEA. It’s a nearly finished, already award-winning feature film that Kickstarter contributors along our route can actually SEE and appraise for themselves. Given the consistent and supportive interest by fans, from around the world, in seeing “5-25-77” finally come to the screen, I believe, that with your help to jumpstart the trip-- I can finally put "5-25-77" where it belongs-- In front of an audience. $30,000 will cover the gas, food, camping, RV, support car, equipment rentals, and supplies for the documentary team's 30-day, 7500-mile journey. In exchange for your help, you'll get bragging rights, the standard "warm fuzzy feeling", a slim hope that I'll eventually SHUT UP about this project, AND-- Every donation to the documentary filmmaker's "Hearts of Dorkness" FundRazr™ campaign will buy you an equal value premium in MY film's Kickstarter campaign! So, please-- Help ME help THEM to help ME help the FANS to help ME show YOU "5-25-77"! THANK YOU! Get more information, including a look at the trailer-- HERE: AND, take a look at this wonderful blog about the movie and my FundRazr efforts:™+-+A+Daddy+Blog+and+Website+for+Parents+and+Kids+that+Rock%21%29


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