Original photo from elizabethvermotwick's Instagram
We're scheduled to shoot the two remaining scenes for OkStupid this Sunday August 17 at Astoria Coffee - a new coffee shop that's opening soon in the neighborhood. The owners Dennis and Liz are kind, friendly people whose shop will share that same friendly ambiance.
Be sure to follow our Instagram page to see photos from on set as they happen. Looking forward to getting all the footage in the can.
When I launched the OkStupid Kickstarter, I had an idea to create the Stupid Portal - a place where people could check out behind the scenes nuggets as we reached each fundraising level throughout the campaign.
Unfortunately, we failed to reach our goal and only passed the $2k mark. The Stupid Portal was left unfinished.
This past Sunday, I relaunched the Stupid Portal as a weekly newsletter that shares a little progress update on the film, and a few worthy links about online dating. In the first issue, we launched the official Instagram for our backers.
When I was kid, I used to steal the Sunday paper from Dad for the back page comics. Or as I called them, the funnies. I want the Stupid Portal to bring you the joy and entertainment the funnies gave me every Sunday.
Most of our subscribers to the Portal are funders from our Indiegogo, but it's open to anyone. If you'd like to subscribe, there's a handy sign-up form below.
The Indiegogo campaign closed last night, and the final numbers are in. In 32 days, we raised $2,126 of our $2,000 goal, coming in at 106%. Being supported and backed by friends and family truly feels great. Now the little hype man inside me can get some rest. Thank you to all 47 of our supporters.
It was only a little over a year ago, when I binge-watched all eight seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm. I was also online dating. These two coinciding experiences sparked an idea to write a silly script about online dating that I thought was kind of funny.
To see this idea supported by friends, family, and others makes me feel enormously lucky. Thank you for your generosity. I can promise you that your support will create something special. In honor of reaching our goal, I'm sharing a rough cut of a scene that you can watch below.
Remember, you can still contribute to our campaign in the next 35 hours. Our original Kickstarter goal was $5k, so we set the bar low on Indiegogo. If you are able to and would still like to support us, I urge you to do so. It'll go towards a great project that's being made by a group of talented, awesome people who have a passion for creating, and more importantly, making people laugh.