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The Doctor's Kick(starter)

Hello friends, family, and followers of The Doctor's Case!

Well, here we are. Today is the day. The day we start asking you for money.

There really is no delicate way to put it (believe me, I've been sitting here for more than an hour trying to find one): in order to make The Doctor's Case the incredible, collaborative, and creative experience it will be; in order to make sure that our (nearly) 50-person cast and crew have the production resources they need to do their jobs to the best of their collective abilities; in fact, to make the movie AT ALL - we need your help.

Some amazing members of the Cariboo and Northern BC business communities have come forward to provide our film's micro-budget a stable foundation, but if we hope to achieve what we all know we can achieve with The Doctor's Case, we are going to need additional funds.

Which brings me to our Kickstarter campaign

Over the next 33 days, we (that is Norm, me, and everyone else associated with The Doctor's Case so far) will be flooding our social media feeds and email lists with pleas for assistance. We have support levels for (almost) every personal budget, from $10 to $10,000, and the perks for each level are pretty amazing. We need to raise $40,000 by February 28th at midnight to ensure our project's success (the way Kickstarter works, it's all or nothing: either we raise 40K or we get zilch) and I for one know we can do it. With your help.

If you have the ability to pledge something towards our Kickstarter campaign, please do. I don't know how to ask this of you in any other way. Those of you who know me know exactly how important this project is - not just because it's the directing gig of a lifetime for me personally, but because it's the [fill in your production job here] gig of a lifetime for so many of the folks I am lucky to be working with; the folks who said yes to The Doctor's Case before I could even finish asking the question.

I love these folks.

Honestly, it's for them that I ask this favour of you. It's for them that I will keep asking, every day, for the next 33 days. Please help us if you can, with whatever you can. Please help this amazing team create something truly magical. Something that we can all be proud of.

We won't let you down.

~ James Douglas, Writer/Director