We finished editing! Whats next for Ty's List?

Hi everyone! It’s been a month packed with last minute editing, fundraising and publicity for Ty’s List. We are thrilled to update you on how the film has been expanding!

 Jesse Swedlund and Ben Prawer answering questions after the intimate private screening at the Logan Theatre in Chicago for friends and family.

Jesse Swedlund and Ben Prawer answering questions after the intimate private screening at the Logan Theatre in Chicago for friends and family.

The best place to start is the film itself: we’ve completed it! After several years of work, Ty’s List is picture-locked and once we finish coloring and titles, it will be ready to be shown to the public . We were able to preview the film for friends and family a few weeks ago, first at Northwestern University and then at the Logan Theater in Chicago. Both viewings earned a positive reception for which we are so grateful. 

  Fun right?

Fun right?

But we don’t want Ty’s List and its message to end with these crowds, which is why we are now devoting our time to looking for distribution and entering film festivals. If you have suggestions or connections, we would love to hear about them. You can contact us here!

 Christina Powers (fan), Melissa Sobin (the Ty's List Web Designer), Andrew Wales (featured on the Ty's List Soundtrack) and Becky Chan (one of the subjects of the film) grinning ear to ear after seeing a preview of the doc!

Christina Powers (fan), Melissa Sobin (the Ty's List Web Designer), Andrew Wales (featured on the Ty's List Soundtrack) and Becky Chan (one of the subjects of the film) grinning ear to ear after seeing a preview of the doc!

As we move in the direction of widening the film’s reach, we are honored to have been featured in Expedia’s Find Your Closure campaign.  Please check out our promo video below and our Expedia blog post here

In addition to Expedia, we have had two features on the radio—one on WGN Chicago with Steve Cochran, and another on a station in Victoria, Canada. The WGN interview can be heard here

And perhaps most excitingly of all, between incredible support from our screenings and our publicity and marketing, we were able to meet our base Kickstarter goal of $7,000! The whole team is so touched by your generous support and genuine belief in our documentary. We promise your money is taking us a long way. That being said, the more money we can gather, the greater chance Ty’s List has of being seen by distributors who can bring the film to a much larger audience. So although we have reached our goal of $7,000, we still tremendously appreciate any further donations.

We know this is a long blog post, but it is because we are so excited to have these updates to share with you. None this journey would not have been possible without our encouraging and passionate fan base.

So here’s to you, Ty’s List advocates—thank you for the hours, efforts, and resources you have put into making each and every day more fun.

 

 das'lala (our amazing artist friends ) put together a "What did you do today that was fun?" art installation for the Chicago screening!

das'lala (our amazing artist friends ) put together a "What did you do today that was fun?" art installation for the Chicago screening!