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New stretch goal: $35k (2 great new backer levels)

August 22, 2013

With three days left we’ve set a stretch goal of the project: we hope to reach $35k using the extra funds primarily for promotion and PR for the final film. Advertising isn’t cheap and to reach out beyond our own networks will take dedicated effort.

To help towards the stretch goal we’ve added two new backer levels:

1. WMS Set visit + w/ Schwag ($650) –  You’ll get to tag along and watch us work, either on location shooting part of the film, or sitting in to watch one of our fascinating production meetings (Zug has been known to throw chairs). This is exclusive access to the core of the project and to get to see first hand how the film is being made.

2. Join the Distribution Team – ($250) – By joining this reward level you are specifically committing resources to magnify our terrific word of mouth with strategic distribution and promotion.  You will also receive 1 ticket to our launch party in Seattle and one set of schwag (1 sticker, 1 coaster set, 1 poster, and 1 t-shirt).

And we still have other backer levels available if you want to join in: head to our kickstarter page for more info.

We’re funded! (and more is welcome)

August 21, 2013

First, a huge thank you to all 200+ of our backers. Each of is a part of this project and we are honored to have your support in making this project happen at all.

A special thanks to our awesome silver sponsors, who have shown great civic pride by anchoring our fundraising efforts with the largest contributions:

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Home stretch update: Dan McComb

August 21, 2013

We need your help in this final stretch. If we don’t make our goal in the next 4 days we get bupkis – zilch – zero.

Video update from Dan with the details is below.

We know you believe in this project as much as we do and can help get us there.

So pull in a friend to pledge – or consider doubling down on yours.

We are so close. Thanks for all of the support.

Much love for you and this city,

– Bryan, Scott, Dan, and Adam

Thanks Zillow: Silver Sponsor

August 21, 2013

We’re excited to announce Zillow has signed up to be our sixth Silver Sponsor, contributing $2500 to the We Make Seattle Project.

Thanks for helping support us and the city of Seattle  – you’re awesome.

Will you be next? We hope so. Maybe you can get your team to pitch in for a $150 schwag bundle? Or perhaps you’re a leader in your organization and can have your company sponsor? We’d be grateful.

Oh, and there are only 4 days left to support this project, so now is the time.

New Sponsor Level: Grassroots ($1000)

August 20, 2013

As we make our final push we’ve heard feedback that startups and organizations want to support what we’re doing, but that they needed something in the gap between our backer levels.

Ask and ye shall receive!

We’re happy to announce a $1k Grassroots Sponsorship, which includes visibility in the credit roll for the film itself, an honor reserved only for our largest project backers.

Please check in with your bosses and coworkers, perhaps while holding doughnuts or casting pocketbook opening spells, and tell them this is their best last chance to get their organization on board.

If you think about it, $1000 is really just:

  • $33 a day for a month, less than most project teams spend on lunch
  • Or $1.35 an hour
  • Or 2 cents a minute

But don’t think too much – go here and help us tell Seattle’s story.

Behind the scenes at We Make Seattle (design)

August 20, 2013

We’re on the home stretch: 77% funded with 5 days to go.  Before we make the final push, it’s a good time to take a peak at how we’ve gotten this far.

For months our crack team of volunteers has been hard at work. We’ve developed themes, written scripts, brainstormed mottos and manifestos, and designed our brand, as well as crafting giveaways for supporters who help with the kickstarter campaign.

Thanks Filter: Silver Sponsor

August 19, 2013

We’re excited to announce  Filter has signed up to be our fifth Silver Sponsor, contributing $2500 to the We Make Seattle Project.

Thanks for helping support us and the city of Seattle  – you’re awesome.

Will you be next? I hope so. Maybe you can get your team to pitch in together? Or perhaps you’re a leader in your organization and can have your company sponsor? We’d be grateful.

Top Ten Reasons to back We Make Seattle

August 16, 2013

If our little film is fully backed, and successful, the benefits are clear. By doing a better job of telling our story about the city we love, many of the things we love about the Seattle area are likely to only get better:

  1. Encourage locals to dream and make big bets locally
  2. Inspire entrepreneurs with big ideas to start their companies here
  3. Get quality ammunition to throw at annoying friends who live elsewhere who say we live in Rain City or CoffeeTown (you’ll get to say “Seattle is amazing, here, watch this video”)
  4. Increase the talent pool to hire from (if you’re hiring)
  5. Creation of more jobs to choose form (if you’re looking)
  6. Attract more interesting shops and restaurants
  7. See your property values rise (if you own any)
  8. See more housing options in your neighborhood (if you need some)
  9. Get karma points for giving back to the city you love
  10. Make unicorns and butterflies dance around your street (ok, we can’t do that one)
  11. Join a community of 161 177 amazing locals who have already supported the project.

Don’t wait – Get behind us now at our kickstarter page.