Postmarked film helps ALS awareness

$24,029 of $43,000 goal

Raised by 136 people in 33 months
Ron Hunting is a friend of many in the Phoenix theatre community. He is also a friend with ALS, a deadly disease which is taking his life. Ron wrote a dark comedy about letter carriers which had a staged reading last year. Gene Ganssle saw the play and thought it would make a funny feature film, and "Postmarked" was born. We are funding the August shoot with this campaign. When released, this film will tour festivals and seek distribution. It will also be used to increase awareness of Ron's disease and fight ALS, with the majority profits from distribution being donated to ALS research. Our dreams are big, our budget small, but we have a great group of professionals working to make this a reality. 
Find out more about the film, our team and the incentives we offer for your generous gifts at  www.PostmarkedMovie.com
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After Postmarked's World Premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival, we took a break, but it's time for an UPDATE:
Yesterday I presented Ron & Athena with their autographed & framed poster and we visited for a bit.
We have submitted to five more film festivals so far, from NYC to Portland, including a December one in Phoenix - wish us luck!
Postmarked DVD's for cast, some crew and qualified donors will be available at the beginning of August, but (sorry) they are not for sale until we are done with the festival circuit. See the donation levels if you wish to qualify for one of these exclusive copies - it's not too late, and we could use the funding to enter more festivals.
NEWS: Ron's play (upon which Postmarked is based) will get its first full production here in Phoenix this fall, and we hope to document this adventure.
Finally, we have established the 501(c)3 organization for donating half of all proceeds to ALS research as we move forward with the film and projects for other non-profits. More news on that VERY soon - watch for it - as we will establish a new GoFundMe for tax deductible donations/video purchases as we play festivals and then release the film in early 2017.

THANK YOU to everyone for supporting us in this wonderful project. We definitely could not have done this without YOU!!
<3
Gene Ganssle, Director
www.PostmarkedMovie.com
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As promised, we have postcards for our Postmarked donors! Email your mailing address to info@postmarkedmovie.com and we'll have one delivered by an awesome postal letter carrier. We will have full sized posters at the Postmarked World Premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival, too, ready to be signed by the cast on April 9th!
Here is the link to buy tickets to our three screenings:
http://2016phoenixfilmfestival.sched.org/event/6HO2
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"Postmarked" had its preview on 2/2, and on 3/3 we have the great pleasure to announce that The Phoenix Film Festival will showcase the World Premiere of "Postmarked" the weekend of April 9th, 2016 at the Harkins 101, Scottsdale!
This film, written by Ron Hunting and produced with the assistance of ASU's School of Film, Dance and Theatre, will have several showings at the Festival. Half of all proceeds from this film's release will go to ALS research. More details soon.
Thanks to everyone for their support to make this film a reality - our Comedy for a Cause!
Poster Design 2 by Chris Mascarelli
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Hey, Postmarked Supporters -
We are less than a week away from our Invited Preview. The Evites have been sent out and we are close-close-close with post! More news to come when our Premiere date is set.
Thanks to everyone for your help with our Comedy for a Cause!
We have two poster designs ready...
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Rick Mounts
28 months ago

On behalf of Steve Evans and I, Thanks Gene!

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Raised by 136 people in 33 months
Created May 31, 2015
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$50
Foulball Faller
16 months ago

Hugs and healing to you, Ron! FB

$25
Anonymous
17 months ago
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Yard
25 months ago

Car, been standing on Glendale street corners for you and Athena...

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$50
Michael Bradley
26 months ago

To Ron: Thank you for all you've ever done for me, my friend. I am delighted to return the favor, even if just in some small way. And even then I wish I could do more. Much love to you & Athena. :)

Rick Mounts
28 months ago

On behalf of Steve Evans and I, Thanks Gene!

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