Justin Schwarz is a filmmaker and an old friend who became my friend after several years of writing side by side at the same coffee shop. He was my music soul brother and we'd exchange playlists to "write to" as well as drafts of our various projects. (I had the privilege of reading some of Justin's early drafts of The Discoverers as well as attending an early test screening of the film which blew me away. Justin is a huge inspiration to me as a writer and (ahem) closeted wanna-be filmmaker so I'm here, today, helping my friend get the word out about his Kickstarter campaign so that The Discoverers can land the theatrical release it so deserves. The following post was written by Justin. (High five, Justin.)
Bringing our newborn son to our feature film premiere was a crash course in how parenthood is about juggling everything all at once. This month Henry turned 6 months old and we launched a Kickstarter campaign to support The Discoverers theatrical release. We had 8 film fests in less than 4 weeks, and were starting to get the hang of parenting, so it seemed a great time to partner with our fans to bring the film to theaters nationwide.
The Discoverers has been an amazing journey with my wife and I can’t wait to share with Henry all the stories about his parents making this film. I’ll tell him about giving his mom the first draft of the script on an airplane when the economy was collapsing and our futures were uncertain. I’ll tell him how I watched her laugh and cry while she read it and finally squeezed my hand and whispered, “we’re going to make this.” I'll tell him how his mom gave me script notes and debated aesthetics with me, how when we moved from LA to New York we location scouted and I’ll show him pictures of his mom standing in for compositions that made their way into the final film. I’ll tell him how his mom helped assemble and lead a crew of more than 200 creative collaborators who came together to bring The Discoverers to life.
here. Rewards include the onesie (pictured above) and a free download to our epic soundtrack. Thank you all so much in advance!