New Reward Option!
I'm trying not to think of these rewards as pure bribery, so I decided to give away something that would be really fun for me. Namely, a mix CD of (some) of my favorite Japanese technopop that I listened to while making the film. Almost all of it is stuff you can't get here in the States, so this one is worth a lot. Not to mention the years of research and hours of excruciatingly bad music that goes into cultivating a great collection (thanks to music supervisor Sean Price Williams!).
You're crazy if you don't want this.
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Beetle Queen postcard and one gummy bug candy (I choose for you: roach, fly, centipede or spider, but please, don’t take it personally)
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Your name on the very special Thank You page of the Beetle Queen website (will launch after we have reached our goal) and a notebook from Muji, with a hand-stenciled bug cover by Jessica Oreck + the above
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Large 39” x 27” original Beetle Queen poster + all of the above
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4 backers All gone!
Clear vinyl Japanese tote bag printed with 2 different beetles and the well-translated phrase, "Eternal Rivals Beetle" + all of the above
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A DVD copy of Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo signed by the director (before it’s released!) + all of the above
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A mix CD of my favorite obscure Japanese technopop from the '80's that inspired the film + all of the above
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Official Beetle Queen T-shirt + all of the above
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Beetle Queen CD soundtrack, signed by the composers of the score, JC Morrison and Nate Shaw + all of the above
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Hand-pinned Morpho butterfly by Jessica Oreck in small, black shadow box
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One very limited-edition paperback, full-color book of stills from the film, signed by cinematographer Sean Williams
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
The ultimate grab bag – a DVD copy of Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo signed by the director, an official t-shirt, the CD soundtrack (also signed by composers), the film’s poster + limited-edition paperback of stills from the film signed by cinematographer Sean Williams – yes, this is an autograph heavy choice – but someday we will all be famous and then you’ll be so happy you picked this one!
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VIP tickets to THE theatrical premiere of Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo at Film Forum on May 12 in NYC, and a personal tour of the American Museum of Natural History, where Jessica Oreck works as a docent and animal keeper + dinner at my favorite Japanese restaurant in NY (if you aren’t sick of me by then)
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Four VIP tickets to theatrical screening of your choice and dinner for four with Jessica Oreck at a Japanese restaurant near the screening
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