22 days ago
– Thu, Feb 01, 2024 at 09:55:25 AM
It's 2024 somehow! Here's the latest on the IOBE documentary project...
After a busy end of year, we are excited to announce that we have begun post-production on the documentary!
What does this mean, exactly?
We've started reviewing and transcribing the footage of each interview to piece together the story of the film
We still have more interviews to shoot, although how many more will depend on the success of future fundraising
Despite all of this, there's still a long way to go to having a completed film or a firm release date
Fan Video Specs
Starting post-production also means that we finally have the long-awaited details on the "Submit a fan video" reward tier! If you supported our Kickstarter campaign at that level, keep an eye on your email inboxes. We'll be sending a separate message soon with info on what (and how) to submit!
Thanks to a particularly viral photo of Jim Varney in his DeLorean, sales of "The Importance of Being Ernest" biography book shot through the roof, cracking the top 100 in the "Actor and Entertainer Biographies" category in Amazon. In the span of a week, Justin tripled his book sales — even outselling Bono!
Meanwhile, in Kentucky...
9 months ago
– Wed, May 31, 2023 at 03:45:16 PM
IOBE documentary filming continues in Jim Varney's hometown of Lexington, KY! More photos coming soon.
An Interview / Our FAQ / Rewards for You
about 1 year ago
– Tue, Jan 31, 2023 at 02:04:00 PM
Happy 2023, Ernest P. World! Here's what's been going on lately with the IOBE documentary project...
The IOBE "Frequently Asked Questions" page has been updated with information about projected reward fulfillment, our plans for the production, and more. You can find those (and other answers) here: https://www.beingernestfilm.com/faq/
If you've got a burning question that still needs to be addressed, feel free to send us an email!
Speaking of FAQs—one thing we've been asked about often are the physical rewards from the Kickstarter campaign: prints, books, original artwork, etc. We are planning to start shipping these very soon!
But before we can ship, we need to "lock" our current orders on BackerKit. Basically, this means we'll be getting final confirmation on all mailing addresses and charging credit cards for any additional items purchased.
(This doesn't mean that new orders can't be placed in the future, it just means that all existing pre-orders will be finalized and prepared for fulfillment.)
Anyway, we are planning to lock orders on FEBRUARY 13th of this year, and to charge credit cards later that week. So if you need to update your mailing address or payment information, now is the time!