Happy New Year Ty’s List supporters!

We are so grateful to have you for the start of 2014. We promise this year will be an exciting one for all of us. Ty’s List will be completed and sent to film festivals this May—and we have you to thank! We still have a ways to go and have started fundraising again (read the last paragraph if you're interested in helping out.) Updates below!


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Roland Smith (our Director of Photography, Producer and one of our Editors) just pushed out another cut of the film, and we’re REALLY happy with it.  We can see final product ahead of us, and with the right work ethic and focus, we’re confident that we can deliver a final product sooner than later.


To help us along, we’ve been working everyday at Next Door Cafe in Lakeview, Chicago.  We’ll have an official announcement about this soon!


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All the credit goes to Melissa Sobin for completely revamping our website, which is also home to our new Ty’s List teaser! Check it out: www.tyslist-themovie.com


We are days away from hiring a new animator for the film. We are so excited to bring on a talented artist to help tell the Ty’s List story in a fun and clear way.


We have been in talks with some awesome people and there may be an opportunity to take a lot of the themes and ideas expressed in Ty’s List to a wider audience.  Stay tuned folks….


We have relied heavily on the financial support of our community members to get to this point and we could not be more thankful. We are currently at a point in post-production where we will need additional funds in order to complete the project. We can see the finish line, but need your help to get to the end! If you would like to donate to the film here are a couple ways to do it:

Go to our website and click on the donate tab to donate online!

Or, if you’d like to donate $250 or more, you can receive a tax deduction by donating through our not-for-profit fiscal sponsor, Chicago Voyagers by making a check out to Chicago Voyagers, writing “Ty’s List” in the memo, and sending it here:

Chicago Voyagers // 318 N Elmwood Ln // Palatine, IL 60067

If you’re making a tax-deductible donation, feel free to let us so we can know to expect your contribution!

THANK YOU SO MUCH! Life is good!

Ben, Jesse and the rest of the Ty’s List team.