The Opening of Misty Beethoven, A Film by Radley Metzger,
Project Misty Update November 2012
Thank you to all of you, thank you so much! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and or a pleasant weekend, depending on where you are located in the world! I want to post an update about the release of Misty and more importantly the rewards, which I have been dedicated to for the past 2 weeks.
Here are some fun STATS about the Project Misty rewards shipping to date, it really is a daunting task.
1. over 410 Media boxes packed and shipped
2. 160 poster tubes(320 POSTERS) have been shipped
3. Postage has exceeded $1400.00 USD and still counting – AND another round for CD’s (UGH)
4. Over 120 hours just for assembling-packing-labeling-shipping!
BTW, none of this is complaining, I am enjoying every minute of this crazy ride, I am hands on and packed every single box myself, and took them to the post office, each and every one. Do I sometimes wish this was lucrative enough to be able to split the labor? Sure I do, but things are alright, this craziness creates character and running things tight enable me to do more film related stuff, which is the goal!
First off, the release of the CD set and Blu of Misty is official. Although it did not go off with the “bang” I was looking for, it will certainly gain momentum as it gets out into the world! Early reviews are coming in and they are simply awesome.
Secondly, the rewards for the Misty backers have been shipped, with the exception of a few international backers, which are shipping this week. Also, the giclee prints are being shipped this week, for the few backers at the top level! They are incredibly fragile and had to be packed with care.
Lastly, we are still awaiting the CD Soundtrack for Misty. It is due any day now, and we are as anxious as anyone, as this has been in the works for over a year now. As soon as they arrive, all backers who pledged at the soundtrack level, will receive their copy.
PROJECT MISTY REWARDS F.A.Q (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q. I have received a poster tube with the Misty Beethoven posters, but not the DVD or Blu-Ray?
A. This is totally normal. In the US, the poster tubes are sent using Priority Mail or Parcel Post, and usually arrive within 2-4 days, but the DVD/Blu-ray are sent using Media Packs, so they can take a bit longer.
Q. The CD Soundtrack was not included in my Media Package along with the DVD and Blu Ray of Misty Beethoven?
A. The CD is not in yet and as soon as it arrives, it will be sent to all backers. Most likely, you will see a hand written note on your PAID invoice that says “CD Coming Soon”!
Q. I was not sent the proper reward package?
A. Everything was custom packed and tracked, and we tried very hard to make no mistakes, but we are human. Just send me an email at email@example.com and I will correct the problem immediately.
Q. I still have not received anything?
A. Most of the rewards were sent using USPS, with the exception of the larger boxes which were sent using UPS. The bulk of the rewards were shipped just before Thanksgiving, and there was also a postal holiday. Please keep your eyes open for your rewards, I am getting reports that they are arriving!!
Q. I am an international backer and I have not received my rewards?
A. All of the international packages are being sent using the United States Postal Service(INTERNATIONAL). Delivery times can usually run between 4-7 days, depending on country and customs it can run much longer. They should arrive soon!
Q. Something in my reward package is damaged, either due to defect, packaging or in transit?
A. Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will correct the problem.
Q. I pledged at the lower level as I just wanted the DVD/Blu ray, but now, I would like to purchase one of the posters, the CD Soundtrack and a pair of the martini glasses. How do I do that?
A. All of the rewards that were available for the Project Misty backers are all for sale in the official Distribpix online store at http://www.distribpix.com. They are very limited and going quickly. You can also send me an email anytime.