I get a kick out of Spike Lee’s ongoing Kickstarter campaign, and the way he’s keeping his contributors informed on the progress of their investment. He’s effectively pulling them into his world, as participants in his ongoing adventure. As I donated $40 to his campaign (I have not yet received my Spike’s Joint T-shirt), I get the status reports. Here’s the latest, in caps of course:
Project Update #60: New Spike Lee Joint Update
Backer_whiteFor backers only, Posted by Spike LeeLike
Peace, Light And Love To All Who Bet On Da Mule. The Cast And Crew Have Gotten On A Bus To Parts Unknown. Yesterday We Completed Our 5th Day Of Principal Photography En Nueva York. We Got Great Performances And The Week Flew By Mad Fast. We Appreciate All The Love And Support You Have Given Us. I Tell People All The Time “That This New Spike Lee Joint Is A Film BY DA PEOPLE FOR DA PEOPLE.” I Promised You That Everyone In Front Of And Behind The Camera Would Be Giving It Their All. We Are Honoring Your Pledge. You Will Be Proud To Say “I Helped Get Dat Spike Lee Joint Made”. And Dat’s Da Honest Truth, Ruth.
YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF. BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.