You guys are more than just “readers” – you’re community. I value your opinion. I received 212 (!) auditions from narrators. I narrowed them down to the 12 below. I won’t guarantee that your pick will be the guy, but I’m very interested in what you guys think.
Each narrator is listed below in alphabetical order. A link to his audition is provided (in one case, to his three readings). They are all reading the same passage (the extra-readings guy has two extra) so you can get a standardized reading. This allows an apples-to-apples comparison. The standardized reading includes various characters’ voices, including a female one.
There’s a handy poll feature below so you can simply rank them that way. You can go on Facebook or email me with your picks, but it’s way, way harder for me to keep track of your picks that way. The poll feature is the way to go.
Thanks again for being a community.
OK, here are the narrators (in alphabetical order):
- Brancy, John Alexander
- Falcon Sound Company
- Fike, Bill
- Grey, Brian
- Harrison, BJ
- Holte, DJ
- Pierce, Kevin
- (second reading)
- (third reading)
- Ratkins, SamuelReel Audiobooks LLC
- Rosen, Adrian
- Schaeffer, BJ
- VOPlanet Studios (1)
- VOPlanet Studios (2)
Yep. This is the big announcement.
Let’s make a movie. For real.
Everything you need to know is here, on the Kickstarter page for 299 Days.
Here’s more detail: We have a real Hollywood producer – who is a Patriot and prepper (!) – and we’re going to raise the money to make the first of hopefully three 299 Days movies. Movie One will be based on Book One and Book Two. You can listen all about it on this interview of me on the Survival Podcast (which, by the way, is the best interview I’ve ever done.)
We know Hollywood is full of left-wing lunatics so we’re not counting on them to make this movie. Instead, we – the Patriot and prepper community – are going to do it ourselves. We’re self-reliant; doing things ourselves is what we do. A movie is no exception.
We will raise the money in two stages: (1) pre-sales of DVDs and Blu-Rays, and (2) a Kickstarter campaign for the remainder. (Here is background on how Kickstarter works.) No one has to pay a dime unless we meet our funding goal and can then make the movie. Here are the details:
The first stage is from March 20 to April 1 when we will pre-sell DVDs and blu-rays of the movie. You can pledge to buy them here. We are not collecting your credit card numbers now; you are merely pledging to buy DVDs and blu-rays. If we don’t meet the funding goal We’re doing pre-sales to raise as much money as we can this way so we can ask for less in a Kickstarter campaign. If we don’t meet your Kickstarter funding goal then we don’t get the Kickstarter money, so we want the Kickstarter goal to be as low as possible. So please pre-order as many DVDs and Blu-Rays as you can – they make great presents to hand out to people to described why they should be a prepper. The more you order, the better the chance of the moving being made.
The second stage is from April 2 to May 2 when we launch the Kickstarter campaign. In that time period, you can go onto the Kickstarter web page for 299 Days and (1) view the magnificent video trailer we did (some of the screen shots are below), and (2) make a pledge. The great thing about Kickstarter is the rewards. You get something cool for your pledge. For example, a $20 pledge gets you a sticker or patch. A larger pledge gets you a signed movie poster. An even larger pledge gets you a role as an extra. A really big pledge gets you all of those things plus a weekend out at the cabin with the Team or a trip to Jack Spirko’s.
No matter what you do, please do two things: (1) watch the Kickstarter video once it’s up on April 2, and (2) share the this blog post and (after April 2) the Kickstarter page on Facebook, Twitter, and by email to your friends – and post about it on forums. Get the word out about the Kickstarter campaign.
We can do this. But we need your help. Think how great you’ll feel if we can actually make the first movie that accurately portrays us – and you had a direct part in making that happen.
Thank you. Each and every single one of you.
Here are screen shots from the Kickstarter video that will be available starting April 2 on the Kickstarter page for 299 Days (link to be provided on April 2).
Sign up for the pledge
In an effort to reduce the funding amount we need to ask for on Kickstarter, we are offering a discounted price on the pre-sale of DVDs. In addition to receiving an autographed DVD, you will get email updates on the progress of the production, your name on the “Special Thanks” wall of the 299 Days website, a .pdf of the script, and a “Thank you” post, on your Facebook wall, from Glen himself. This reward on the Kickstarter campaign will go for $65. If you pledge now, you will receive it for only $50 (30% discount).
This form is only a pledge to pre-order. No payment is required until we reach our goal on the Kickstarter campaign. If we do not reach our goal, you will not pay anything.
This pre-order opportunity is available from March 19th through April 1st, 2014. We will then launch the 30 day Kickstarter campaign to raise the balance of the funds needed. Only if we are successful, will you be asked to remit payment for your pre-ordered DVD(s).
The information on this form will be kept 100% confidential. The data will not be shared with anyone.
The pre-sale pledge period has ended. To obtain a signed DVD or BluRay, please go to the 299 Days Kickstarter page.
This is so cool. Father Shaun sends in this picture. Kinda shatters your view of priests as liberals and pacifists, huh?
In Book Seven or Book Eight (still not sure yet), you will read about Pastor Pete, the protestant chaplain of the 17th Irregulars, doing his best to perform a service close to a Catholic Mass for the many Catholics in the 17th. That was my way of reminding everyone that people of all faiths are Patriots. You’ve read about the Spencers and Folsoms who are Mormon, and Andrew Berkowitz who is Jewish – all of them Patriots.
Everyone – regardless of religious beliefs – is welcome at Pierce Point. There are already way too many things dividing us Patriots. We don’t need additional things.