Wish I Was Here Family,
I have some very exciting news to report today. We and our team from Focus Features have decided upon a US release date for WISH I WAS HERE.
Like Garden State, our movie will be a “platform release”, which means we will start in a few cities, and expand to more and more cities over a couple of weeks. With a “platform release”, we are able to build word of mouthabout the movie, which helps build excitement for the film’s release as we widen across the country.
I am so proud to announce that our movie WISH I WAS HERE will be released on July 18th, 2014 in Los Angeles and New York.
The following week, July 25th, we will expand to 20 major cities in the US, and then keep adding more cities across the country until we reach as many of you as we can.
We will update you as we have more info about when the film is opening in each city throughout the US. Our international distributors are working out their release dates too, and I hope to have an update soon on where and when our international backers can go see the film in theaters.
For those of you who pledged for an Advance Screening, now that we have a release date, we are working out the schedule of when I can fly to reach all of your cities. We know that many of you are traveling to join us at these screenings, and figuring out the schedule is our top priority in the coming weeks so you can plan ahead. I will post dates here as soon as I have them. If you can’t make it to your advance screening date, you are free to transfer your tickets to a friend.
Also, since we are releasing earlier than planned, our online Backer’s Thank You Screening, and other rewards slated for the fall, will also now be delivered to you earlier, around the time of the release date this summer. We will have more news on the Backer’s Thank You Screening in the near future. Our T-Shirts, Chairbacks, Signed DVDs and Art Prints will come in the Spring, more info to come on designs for you to choose from.
Now, for another treat, I told you a couple of weeks ago that we brought the awesome Joe LaMattina along with us to Sundance to film a little something for you all. I hope you enjoy this video about the triumphant end to our journey completing the film and showing it for the first time, and the beginning of an exciting new one as we prepare for release with Focus Features.
I am so grateful to all of you that made it possible for me to make this film, bring it to Sundance, and now to theaters across the world. Thank you, and I can’t wait to share it with you.