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Here's the good stuff.... [Aug. 12th, 2011|07:33 am]
kyle cassidy
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This has been a long time coming and it's been tough sitting on my hands Not Divulging The Top Sekret Projekt but here it is.

A few months back I went to Boston to do an author photo for greygirlbeast, aka novelist Caitlin R. Kiernan. Somehow along the way she gave me an Advanced Readers Copy of her upcoming book The Drowning Girl, a Memoir. It was filled with beautiful, strange, compelling imagery and I really wanted to bring some of it to life in the form of stills from the movie I can't make.

Together Caitlin and I are Kickstartering a project to make this happen. We've got actors/models to play the parts, we've got locations, but we're all scattered across the Eastern seaboard -- we need to get everybody together for three days and make pretty pictures -- we're also going to make a book trailer.

I'm really excited about this. I invite you to watch the video and you can use the Kickstarter page to pre-order images from the series and various other swank stuff. When it's done we'll be looking to place it as a gallery show at various conventions, so if you're on the art planning committee for Enormocon 6 or something drop me a line.

Here's a group of people coming together to make something beautiful out of air and good intentions -- I'm so happy that Kickstarter exists to allow things like this to happen. Every dollar we have going in to this helps us make the whole thing just that much better.

Here's one of the photos I've already done with custom costuming by Heartless Revival. I promise you, it's going to be this good.

Thanks everybody.




Clickenzee to go to the Kickstarter






Watch the video, it's good. I promise.






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[User Picture]From: matociquala
2011-08-12 12:13 pm (UTC)
I love that book, and am looking forward to this project.
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[User Picture]From: lawbabeak
2011-08-12 12:37 pm (UTC)
I would tell you to make the Kickstarter clicky bigger, but I notice you're about $210 from your goal, two days in. So, yay!
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[User Picture]From: skreidle
2011-08-12 04:39 pm (UTC)
$190 over, now. :D
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-08-12 05:24 pm (UTC)
Over's good, it means we'll be able to do things better. Kickstarter advises you to set you goal for the minimum you could do it for. More money means we can pay our actors and crew better and make higher quality prints for shows. Which is a "yaay!"
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[User Picture]From: skreidle
2011-08-12 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yaay!

(Yeah, I figured more money wouldn't hurt. :D)
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[User Picture]From: tigerinvaseline
2011-08-12 03:29 pm (UTC)
Always happy to help when I can...and look at that, the goal is already hit. <3
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[User Picture]From: pingback_bot
2011-08-12 04:17 pm (UTC)

Pictures of a Drowning Girl

User cherylmmorgan referenced to your post from Pictures of a Drowning Girl saying: [...] Kyle Cassidy’s LiveJournal today there was news about a new book he’s putting together [...]
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[User Picture]From: skreidle
2011-08-12 04:42 pm (UTC)
The book sounds fantastic, and the proposed trailer can only make the whole shebang even better! :)
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[User Picture]From: yo_sarrian
2011-08-12 05:20 pm (UTC)
Donated! And I'm re-blogging the heck outta this! :)

Edited at 2011-08-12 05:28 pm (UTC)
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From: (Anonymous)
2011-08-12 09:56 pm (UTC)

A certain magic

Kyle, check your email brother. The whole thing just reeks of goodness.
Z.
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[User Picture]From: veghead
2011-08-13 03:49 am (UTC)

I'm a backer!

Very excited to see the final project -- and thank you for thinking about adding extra copies of the book!
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[User Picture]From: ldygrinningsoul
2011-08-15 12:33 pm (UTC)
Plague masks! Is it weird to have a thing for those? ;)
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From: ex_kaz_maho
2011-08-16 10:43 am (UTC)
So... I'm thinking about pitching in for this - better late than never. I go for $50 (the larger print), do I get to choose which one I want?

Cheers,
Kaz
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From: ex_kaz_maho
2011-08-16 10:43 am (UTC)
I meant... IF I go for $50...

*sigh*

Hand me that coffee, stat! :)
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-08-22 04:40 pm (UTC)
Hi Kaz -- ideally people will be able to choose, though I can't make an absolute promise -- it's going to depend on the workload. Anyone will, however, be able to buy whatever one they want when the project's done, but they'll be more expensive.
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From: ex_kaz_maho
2011-08-23 01:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I might wait and buy the one I want when the project is complete... As it's all funded now, anyway, I might as well. I want to make sure I get the one I've already fallen in love with! :)
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-08-23 04:30 pm (UTC)
which one have you already fallen in love with?!
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From: ex_kaz_maho
2011-08-23 04:50 pm (UTC)
The 'drowning girl' herself. Final image. Wow. Just... wow.
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[User Picture]From: always_bryn
2011-09-02 05:10 pm (UTC)
Did the shoot go as scheduled with all the bad weather?

Shelley
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