It's been an exciting couple of months as a team has been assembled, a cross-platform editing and restoration workflow has been established, and (of course) more film has been scanned. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our backers and our followers, Manos is already looking better than ever.
Donor incentives have been coming together nicely as well! If you've been on our facebook group or checked the website over the last couple of days, you'll have seen the design for our $10 and up pledge reward, a lapel pin that will identify you as a member of this odd fraternity of ours. It was designed by Patrick McCart and measures a tasteful 3/4".
Today, I'm also happy to unveil the design of our donor exclusive T-shirt, obtainable only through this fundraiser, that acknowledges your role as a member of the Manos Restoration Team. Ray Patnaude designed the artwork which will be printed with discharge ink to ensure a soft texture, dark brown on tan, in both men's and women's sizes.
Today you will receive a backer survey to identify your shirt size, your name as it will appear in the credits, and to verify your mailing address. Once all shirt sizes have been surveyed, printing will begin immediately followed by fulfillment of both the t-shirt and pin.
If your donor level includes the final Blu-ray / DVD, your rewards will be split into different shipments and arrive as they are made. If you would instead like to receive them all in a bundle upon completion of the disc, which at this moment is still on track for autumn, simply send me a message via Kickstarter and let me know. Neither option will result in additional costs to you.
If you choose the second option and our distribution situation changes (in other words, if a distributor picks up Manos for an official retail release) a slight delay in the disc may result as further extra features are added. In that event, your other rewards will be fulfilled immediately, with the disc following at the appointed time.
Please note that posters will be shipped in a tube, and therefore will always arrive separately from other rewards.
If you have any questions, feel free to message me via Kickstarter and I'll do my best to answer them directly. I'm working on making the fulfillment process as smooth as possible... we'll all be walking around with Manos shirts before you know it!
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A 'Manos' pin, plus your name on the 'Thanks' section of the website!Estimated delivery:
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Above incentives, plus "Manos Restoration Team" T-shirt, not to be sold outside of this fundraiser. 'Special Thanks' in Restoration Credits.Estimated delivery:
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'Donor' status in restoration credits, plus your choice of a special Blu ray / DVD / Digital Download of the completed restoration.Estimated delivery:
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Above, plus a silkscreened 'Manos' poster. 'Sponsor' status in Credits.Estimated delivery:
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The same as above, but instead of a 16mm print you will receive a photo book with 2k scans from the film.Estimated delivery:
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Above, plus invitation for two to the first screening of the restored 'Manos' as a guest of honor (travel and lodging not included). 'Producer' status in Credits, and a unique, limited reward: the first five to donate will receive all previous incentives plus a complete 16mm print of another, non-Manos feature from my collection! Projector not included.Estimated delivery:
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'Executive Producer' status in Credits. Above, plus your poster will be autographed by Jackey Neyman Jones, one of the original surviving cast members of 'Manos: The Hands of Fate'.Estimated delivery:
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Above, plus a role in the Producer's Track - a supplemental audio option on the Blu ray and DVD where YOU voice one of the characters in 'Manos: The Hands of Fate'. If you are not located in Los Angeles, CA, you must have access to a microphone and a recording device to participate in the Producer's Track!Estimated delivery:
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'MASTER' status in the credits. A very special role in a very special movie, well deserving of a spot in the 'Master's Reel', where your image will be digitally inserted into a scene. This will appear as an easter egg on the DVD / Blu Ray and on Youtube and NOT in the film itself. You must have the ability to send a photograph or video of yourself if you are not located near Los Angeles, CA. In addition to the above, the first person to claim MASTER status will receive a genuine piece of the crumbled original 'Manos' set (donated very generously by Tony Trombo). Place it on the shelf next to your chunk of the Berlin Wall.Estimated delivery:
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