I followed those instructions exactly. I've long since written-off the Kickstarter, but, as a successful businessman myself, I would have hoped that any genuine firm might have the courtesy to deal properly with its supporters and prospective customers ? Since you bring it up, I've never had (or even been offered) any film from them, free, early, bought at full price. or otherwise ?
Maybe you missed the update then. A few years ago, when they did the first run of P30 Alpha, they offered it to Kickstarter supporters. I can't remember the price but it was reasonable. I bought 4 rolls. They said there were scratches and other issues with some of the batch and told people up front. Mine were all perfect.
I think we should also acknowledge that what they are doing is unbelievably hard. I also think that unlike some other folks (e.g. ADOX) they did not know what they were getting in to. I would appreciate more communication, but they do post updates on their website. It would be nice to have a new one since the last was 6 months ago. I still wish them the best.