It was beginning to seem like the day would never come, but She Got Game is finally finished! It’s been a heck of a ride with lots of ups and downs, but it’s also been one of the most important experiences of my life. I’ve never learned more in such a short span of time. (In fact I like referring to this project as my unofficial master’s degree). But enough about me.
I’d like to draw your attention to the people who really kept this project going—my Kickstarter backers. It’s thanks to you, not only that the project was funded, but that I had the moral support to stay on track. Thanks so much to everybody who messaged me along way, who contributed to the production and who followed the project from the beginning:
Gareth Hodges - Gabe "MightyNightOwl" Arellano - Diana Ewert - Rose Pomykala - Chris Stolte - Gabriel Morgan - S.H. MacDonald - Michael J. Lawrence - Adrian Bonet - Zoe O - Manuel Bijen - Strange Graphs Music - Caitlin F Wilkie - Giovanni J. - Austin - Dr. Corinne Hyde - Christo Smallwood - Dangertoons - LizzyBuzy - Simon Linder- Nathan Sampey - Trevor Grell - Mikal Saltveit
Brad Price - Eric Smith - Lynn W. - Carol Mertz - Ian MacKenzie - Matthieu Campbell - Naicele - Dan Honig - Maddie Shirey - Tami Mitchell - Erik Hanson - Anonymous - Leo Borg - Nick Wesselmann - Lars Rikard Stavrum - Elie C.DeL Abraham
emi E. Anter - Ryan Kelln - Thryn Henderson - Andrew Araki - Semaphore - Steve Reiss & Janet Engelhard - Patrick McCaw - Kelsey Lang - Alex Varughese - Matej Jan - saajid sam motala -Ryan Seney
Alice Rendell - Brittney Oberfeld - Terry Ibele - The Most Venerable and Highly Incorruptible Great Lord Space-Pope Impetuous X, the Allegedly Corrupt - Kevin Smith - Rachel Palmieri - Bryn Scott-Grimes - Bronwyn Frey - Aunt ML - Manuel Pallier - Smashingsuns - Shannon Sun-Higginson - Aleksandar Jankovic - Shelby Morgan - Matthew Baetzhold - Colleen M - Scott Duff -Wright S. Johnson - William Liggett - Gelarto - Mikael Tilly - Jacqueline & Sam Ashwell - KingNewbs - Steve Lubitz - James Bywater - E-J Burr - Kevin "ColdComfort" Patterson - Allison Salmon - Thomas de Groot - Jason Quinn - Barry D. - Henry Smith - Marc Le Guen - Jason Squire - Pedro Alexandre Timóteo - Borna "anothga" Pekaric - Brianna D. Jones - Hugues Barbier - Nathaniel Rosenberg - Vjosana Shkurti
Shadow Stalker - Lucinda Qu - Darryl E. Clarke - Armond Netherly - Andy Flesner - Paul Rocca - Rob McCallum, director, "NES CLUB: Nintendo Quest" - Matt Albrecht - Catt Small - Emma Gardiner - Peter "RHK" Ljungkvist - Ernst Koehler - Ian Pozzebon - Bryan Postelnek - @think_nathan - Aki Somerkallio - Scott Hewitt - Gauvain Bernard - Karl "ToxicAntidote" Abraham - Kelly Seltmann - Gavin Tomlinson - Michael V. Shaw, Jr. - Erik Demaine - Nick Wilson - Greg Conant - Sami - Adam J Curran - Tibo - Heather Cerlan- Texture Artist at Naughty Dog Follow @hmcdrummergirl - Andrew "AiViZe" Vong - Any Haigh @Wolverinesclaws - Anonymous - Carter Medley - Phildo - LollipopGeek Podcast - Erik Gallegos - Livio De La Cruz - Cognitive Discodance - Sven Haskel - Gregory Nazarian - Patrick Jarnfelt - Alex Hauge - Habo Domum - Gerry Cardinal III - Daniel Lindblom, Sweden - George Mesesan - Jeff Schingel - Per Klitgaard - Samuel F Gardener - Zfih - Morten Poulsen - Brian Gish
So now what!?
Well, the film is finished but its life is really just beginning. For now, it’s only available to certain Kickstarter backers, but I’ll be submitting it to various festivals and with any luck it’ll land somewhere near you. In the meantime, for those of you living near Toronto, I’m looking to have a private screening sometime in September so we can celebrate together.
That's all for now—and don’t hesitate to drop me a line.