A BTE Facebook post from earlier today that I felt was worth sharing:
Before the End: Jim Morrison Comes of Age
ONLY 70 HOURS TO GO in the BTE Kickstarter!!! Jess and I are just crazy enough to think we may pull it off! We’ve heard whispers of some heavy hitters being aware of BTE, so we shall see. Meanwhile, thanks to ALL who’ve supported the cause!!! PLEASE PLEDGE and/or SHARE THE LINK WHILE YOU STILL CAN: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zmachine/before-the-end-jim-morrison-comes-of-age
As you can see from our Kickstarter screenshot, we’re closing in our funding goal!!! IF 25% OF YOU BTE FB FANS DONATE $9 RIGHT NOW, WE’LL REACH OUR FUNDING GOAL & BRING BTE TO YOU VIA DVD, VOD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!!!!!!
Like I said in the beginning of the campaign, if I had a dollar for everyone I’ve met who’s said, “Jim Morrison, what a pretentious, narcissistic, misogynistic junkie asshole," or words to that effect, I wouldn't have needed to initiate a Kickstarter. When I’d ask why they held such negative views, I was invariably met with, “Well, I saw the Oliver Stone movie.” Go figure.
As I previously noted here on FB, I've become acquainted with a good friend of Jim’s, who was hired by Stone as a consultant to his 1991 Doors biopic. When Jim’s friend read the script, the friend went to Stone, waved said script in the air, and asked why Stone wasn’t telling the truth about Jim’s other positive traits: intelligence, compassion, sense of humor, etc. Stone supposedly looked at Jim’s friend, smiled, and said, “Because the truth doesn’t sell.” Imagine that.
If that’s the case, I guess Jess and I are fucked, because we’re telling the truth with BTE. But first we need to reach our funding goal. In. The. Next. 70. Hours.
There’s so much more to Morrison than a sex-drugs-rock-‘n’-roll stereotype. HELP bring the REAL Jim to the world and a NEW generation of Morrison fans! PLEDGE and BE A PART OF THE LEGACY of JAMES DOUGLAS MORRISON!!!
70 HOURS LEFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE SHARE THE KICKSTARTER LINK AND HELP BTE BECOME A REALITY!!!!
~ Jeff Finn