The Great Clock in the Sky
I lost the keys to my time machine this morning, so this late night update will have to do. It's almost 4AM and I've come to the conclusion that I'll never be able to forget my life with Kickstarter. To say this entire process has been strangely unique would be an understatement. It's been a roller coaster ride of nerves and 5-hour energy drinks and I'm just happy that it's nearly over. We still have time on the clock to push this towards our target so I haven't given up hope just yet. If there's anything I learned throughout this entire process it's that ANYTHING is possible, especially when you have a network of supportive backers like you guys. Your shares, pledges, increases in pledges and more shares are pushing this into an actuality when just 2 days ago, it was far from even being a reality. Blows my mind that we raised over $12,000 in just the past 2 days. It's an exciting ride to be a part of and I look forward to transferring that momentum into the production of Zen Dog.
So... during the past 24 hours, A LOT of people have been increasing their pledge amounts surprisingly. That got me thinking and basically, if every single backer in the sub-$100 range individually increased their pledges to rise up to the $100 ZEN DOG PACKAGE, we would generate nearly $10,000. Then I thought, What if the remaining backers then jumped to the next tier of reward, Zen Dog becomes Zen Wolf, Zen Wolf becomes Zen Bear and so on ... well if that happened, we would surpass our $30,000 goal. There's wiggle room in there and we continue to grow our list of backers as the minutes slip away, but as a failsafe, if you're watching the clock, glued to your seat and you don't want to see this ship sail, increase your pledge. There's no loss here, only gain. Every increase in reward is a win win on both ends. You get awesome stuff and we get to make a movie that gives you back that awesome stuff. And remember...these rewards, this opportunity to be apart of Zen Dog, it's all limited. After the clock stops, you'll never be able to get this kind of access ever again.
The popular ZEN DOG $100 package contains the following,
• HD Digital Download of the Movie
• Random autographed page of one of our working scripts from production
• Special Thank You credit in the actual Movie
• Kickstarter Exclusive DVD-NTSC/PAL SD COPY of the Movie
• 3 x 5 Limited Mini-Poster of the Movie
• Limited Edition BLU-RAY that will contain special features which may include a behind the scenes documentary, making of documentary, commentary track + more!
• A random post-card mailed from the road while we're shooting keeping you updated on our progress
• A coin replica from the movie signed by a random someone from our cast or crew
Keep in mind that after the campaign comes to an end, there is no way to change your reward. So choose wisely.
Thanks everyone for all your continued support! It keeps my engines going! We're almost there! Ya!! Sleep!!
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Dec 13, 2012 - Jan 12, 2013 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD & a Special Thanks on our facebook & website for your supportEstimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $30 or more
ZEN MANTIS PACKAGE All of the above + • A random single page from one of the working scripts from the road, complete with grease stains, dirt marks and a signed THANK YOU from the writer/director • 3x5 Limited MINI-POSTER of the filmEstimated delivery: Jul 2013Add $7 to ship outside the US
Pledge $50 or more
ZEN FOX PACKAGE All of the above + • DVD-NTSC or DVD-PAL Limited Edition for Kickstarter Backers Only • Special Thanks Credit in the MOVIEEstimated delivery: Feb 2014Add $7 to ship outside the US
Pledge $100 or more
ZEN DOG PACKAGE All of the above + • Limited Edition BLU-RAY that will contain special features which may include a behind the scenes documentary, making of documentary, commentary track + more! • A random post-card mailed from the road while we're shooting keeping you updated on our progress • A coin replica from the movie signed by a random someone from our cast or crewEstimated delivery: Feb 2014Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $300 or more
ZEN WOLF PACKAGE All of the above + • INSIDER'S ACCESS VIDEOS. Exclusive behind the scenes content from the road while ITS HAPPENING. You will be subscribed to 1-2 raw video updates per week during our 4 week shoot that will be shot from the road, beamed to the cloud and cut & launched for your viewing pleasure while we work.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $500 or more
ZEN BEAR PACKAGE All of the above + • Personalized & signed BLU-RAY custom intro message while we are on the road from the director & crew either thanking you or whomever you wish. • INSIDER'S POST-PRODUCTION ACCESS - Get special updates on where we are when we begin post. Private posts and videos that will keep you updated and also give you a sneak peek to show how something raw can be cut into something polished.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $1,000 or more
ZEN EAGLE PACKAGE All of the above + • For your generous backing, your actual name will either be spoken or seen in the actual film. • (4) Tickets to either the NYC or LA Premiere (TBD) • Associate Producing Credit • IMDB Credit / Print Credit / Website Credit • Personal communication from the road to update you on our progressEstimated delivery: Feb 2014Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $2,000 or more
ZEN WHALE PACKAGE All of the above (except shooter package) + • CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT • Personalized Post-Cards from EVERY state we drive through. • (3) Extra Tickets to the Premiere • Gift-Bag of assorted mementos from the road, polaroids, maps, trinkets, etc.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013Add $100 to ship outside the US
Pledge $2,500 or more
ZEN SHOOTER PACKAGE Everything from the $10-$1000 categories + • (2) DAY PRE-BOOKED SHOOT with either Rick Darge or Richie Trimble + a full Red EPIC Package including lenses • Client must pay for room & board outside of Los Angeles • (2) Full 12-Hour working days. Shoot whatever you want, music video, commercial, short film... • Pre-Book a job at least 30 days prior starting May 2013.Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $10 to ship outside the US
Pledge $5,000 or more
ZEN STAR PACKAGE All of the above + • Walk-On role. • Paid Airline ticket to TBD location where you will stay with us for 2-3 days, share our food and get a speaking or non-speaking role forever cementing you to ZEN DOG.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
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ZEN PRESENT PACKAGE All of the above (except shooter package) + • You believe in this so much that you're presenting it • PRESENTED BY Credit at the opening of the film as well as the poster, press & print that will circle this filmEstimated delivery: Feb 2014