A Steampunk Western

Cowboys & Engines: The Update

Greetings, everyone.

This is a big update, so if you don’t have the patience, interest or time to dig through the details, I’m going to skip the softsell and put the major point right up top; Kickstarter is doing GREAT but WE STILL NEED YOU!

Please, if you haven’t looked at our Kickstarter page, click this link and pony up some spare change.


It’s no lie to say that every dollar really does help, and we’re thrilled to get it. Match what you spend on Starbucks every day, and we’re funded!

But while we want your money, we really NEED your involvement. We have to reach as many people as possible, so please, copy that link, or any of the links listed below and froward them to your email list with a note of support. Talk up the project to your friends and family, and ask them to do the same. Email the websites you look at or the blogs you read and ask them to cover the project.

That might sound futile, but I swear, there’s nothing more important in the world. It means so much more coming from you than it does from us, and it works. We’ve already gotten some PR from people on this list doing that exact thing.

Most importantly, KEEP AT IT! Even when we hit that $100k, we want to go over. We want to hit what they call our “Stretch Goal,” and that stretch goal is, as much as we can get! Every dollar goes on screen to make the movie bigger, better, and more impressive. No matter what our total, this campaign doesn’t end until March 9th, and we’ll be asking you to help until that very last minute!

Now, for those who want it, here’s the latest:


Thursday was a big day for Cowboys & Engines; we’ve secured a new Executive Producer in Michael Hemmerich, a friend of a friend with a great heart and an artistic sentiment who’s come on board to help us steer this boat to shore (or zeppelin to the pad, in this case.)

We’ve also been getting a lot of great press since launching the campaign. Producer James Deen did dozens of interviews in Las Vegas, most of which have mentioned and linked to our Kickstarter page. (We’re talking Entertainment Weekly, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Slate, and a whole lot more)

Additionally, our own press push is gaining traction, and Cowboys & Engines articles are popping up on websites small and large all over the world (literally; we’ve had articles on websites from Rio, London & Prague.)

Also, we have various events lined up over the next month to ensure we have something fresh to talk about. There’s new content on this site every day, so be sure to keep checking it.

We shot our Kickstarter interview with Star Trek star Walter Koenig, who plays Professor Timéon in our film, on Wednesday. That — as well as the interview with our FX Supervisor Ryan Carter — will be going up this evening so we can promote it throughout the weekend.

We’re very close to announcing our final casting for Dr. Clay, and we’re very excited about that. He’s an amazingly talented actor, and that will give us an added PR push, and even more legitmacy in the minds of geeks worldwide.

On February 12th, we’re having a table read of the full script at Clockwork Couture, a steampunk clothing store here in the L.A. area. Since the majority of our cast will be attending, including Jeff Cannata, Walter Koenig and (we hope) the mysterious Dr. Clay, we’re attempting to get press to cover the reading. We might also make a few audience spots available on Kickstarter, though the room itself is quite small so space is limited.

That same night, members of our team will be accepting an invitation from organizer Kevin Flint to come speak at “The Collaboration Project,” a monthly creative networking event with a focus on independent film and Kickstarter projects. That’s being held at the Brewery in downtown LA, and and we’ll be publicizing the info so anyone local who’s interested can attend that.

Their Facebook page is here:


Including attendance at that table reading, we’re going to be offering some new rewards shortly including a package aimed squarely at James Deen fans (who can’t afford $2k for the date), and another offering a model of the Magellan rocket.

Lastly, James’ publicist will be sending out a series of press releases over the coming days talking about all of the above, and getting that out to the broader press, who will hopefully pick it up.That’s all for now, but this isn’t the last time you’ll be hearing from me.

Please make use of the links below.

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Bryn Pryor
Cowboys & Engines

Our Kickstarter Page:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1865079920/cowboys-and-engines-a-steampunk-western

The Cowboys & Engines  Website:http://cowboysandenginesthemovie.com/

Our Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cowboys-Engines/461369903912913

Our Twitter:https://twitter.com/Cowboys_Engines

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