Note from the Director
Hi Supper Club Lovers,
It's been a long time since our last newsletter, but the good news is we have been dedicating our time to working onOld Fashioned. I’m especially excited for this newsletter because it announces the launch of our Kickstarter campaign! This campaign marks one of the final steps in getting this documentary out to you. What is Kickstarter you ask? Kickstarter is a way to raise money online for projects of all types including music, photography, fashion, films, and other specific works that have clearly defined goals and expectations. You can learn more about Kickstarter here. The production costs of Old Fashionedso far have been covered in a large part by me, the director. Money has also come from a fundraiser that was held in Chicago in March of this year and from private donors. Please visit our Kickstarter page to see a short video featuring me explaining the project and how the money raised will be utilized. Depending on the size of your donation, you will receive various gifts as our way of saying “thanks”. Who doesn’t a “Love for the Supper Club” t-shirt to show their Wisconsin pride? Or receive a copy of the film? Or have a dinner for two at one of the supper clubs featured in the film? These are just some of the many items you can receive when you donate to our Kickstarter campaign.
Holly L. De Ruyter
Director of Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club
Pass It On
One of the biggest challenges of making a film is getting the word out. An even bigger challenge is raising money for the film. When raising funds every donation helps! If all you can donate is $5, that’s $5 closer to our goal. With Kickstarter, if we do not meet our goal we get nothing! Our goal is $5,000, which is the minimum we need to get our documentary completed, so it’s important we raise this money. The deadline to meet this goal is January 1, 2012. We have already received some donations on our Kickstarter campaign, and for each one we feel loved and appreciated knowing there are people out there who support our project and hard work. Even if you can’t donate right now please spread the word! Forward this newsletter or the link to our Kickstarter page to your friends and family, especially to those who love film, food, or Wisconsin. Making this documentary has presented of plenty of challenges, but it’s all worth it when people express their interest and love for the subject. Knowing we have a hungry audience for this documentary makes all the late nights worth it. Visit our Kickstarter page to donate today!
Have an “Old Fashioned” Holiday Season
Looking for the perfect gift for the Wisconsin aficionado who has everything? Give a donation in their name on theOld Fashioned's Kickstarter page! If and when we meet our goal on January 1, they'll get some great loot like a print from the film capturing the beauty of a Wisconsin supper club or a t-shirt that declares their love for supper clubs. They’ll also have the knowledge that their gift is helping support a documentary about one of the state's greatest culinary traditions! Check out our Kickstarter page to learn how to donate, about the other great incentives for donating, and how you can make someone’s holiday be memorable.
Check out our silk-screened, sweatshop-free, made-in-the-USA t-shirts! Yeah, we went all out. But just like the family owned and operated supper clubs featured in the documentary we wanted to support small businesses that provide a good product. Also, the graphic was designed by Mike Seiders who designed the logo for our film. You can view more of his design work here.