We passed our goal!!
We woke up this morning to find our project 110% funded! I refreshed the page twice to make sure it was real. Thank you all for making this possible. It is a dream come true. You are all a part of the movie now and I thank you for joining us. And we still have 18 days to go!
It means we can make the movie even better - we can use better equipment, spend more time shooting, more time editing, and offering proper financial compensation to our collaborators (the musicians and artists that are helping us). After crunching the numbers, I determined $20,000 was the minimum needed to make the movie a reality- really the bare minimum. Now that we have passed our goal a door opens to an entire world of creative options that I have been hoping to explore.
The more funding we have the more options we have. One idea I am so excited to look into is using animation to tell a few of the interesting stories about Chinatown Fair’s history. We are also going to work with an illustrator to create a movie poster that is inspired by the classic illustrated movie posters from the 1980’s (think Star Wars, Escape From New York and E.T.)! All these things cost money and the more funding we get the more we can dream and make the movie the way we want!
Irene and I are going to continue working hard on sharing the project with people and we hope you will too. Lets see how far we can take it! So far we have 295 supporters, coming from all over the world (Japan, China, Finland, Australia, and New Zealand!!!). The scope of this is inspiring!
We love hearing from you so please continue to let us know your thoughts! Feel free to email us or leave a comment on the Kickstarter page and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/arcademovie).
On another note, the Kickstarter backers event that was planned for May 25th is being postponed because Next Level arcade is currently being renovated and may not be ready for the party. Our apology to anyone that made plans to come to NYC for the party (if you are coming, please let me know and we will make sure we do something fun that night!). Don’t worry though, the party is definitely going to happen at a later date! We will announce the date once the arcade is 100% ready.
I can't thank you enough for helping me realize my dream of directing this movie!
pledged of $20,000 goal
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Apr 26, 2011 - May 31, 2011
Pledge $10 or more
A digital copy of the movie and a big thank you with your name in the movie's credits!
Pledge $25 or more
The DVD, which will be made from recycled paper and printed with soy-ink. Plus, all of above.
Pledge $30 or more
A Chinatown Fair T-shirt made by my friends at Homage Clothing! Inspired by the arcade token featuring a really cool dragon. The $30 level gets you the shirt, but not the other stuff. If you would like the shirt and everything above (DVD, download, and thank you in credits) check out the $50 level.
Pledge $50 or more
A t-shirt made by Homage Clothing inspired by the Chinatown Fair token featuring an awesome dragon. Plus, all of above. Shirt is MADE IN USA. (www.homage.com)
Pledge $100 or more
A custom mixtape and 'zine featuring artwork, photography, and writing contributed by the Chinatown Fair community. The mixtape will be a custom mix featuring music and samples inspired by arcades, video games, and New York City. Plus, all of above.
Pledge $250 or more
An awesome ARCADE movie poster (Box Office size)!! Plus, all of above.
Pledge $500 or more
ARCADE MEGA GIFT BASKET EXPERIENCE!!! + 2 tickets to NYC MOVIE PREMIER: An awesome gift basket filled with toys, handmade coasters, handmade magnets, a Chinatown Fair shirt, a retro USB NES controller, DVD, mixtape, zine, homemade video game cookies, signed poster, soundtrack, PLUS two tickets to the NYC premier (or a showing near you).
Pledge $2,500 or more
Executive Producer credit, which will be seen before the movie in the credits, in the end credits, and on the movie poster. Plus, all of above.
Pledge $5,000 or more
A custom designed Chinatown Fair theme arcade cabinet! You get an authentic arcade cabinet for your home, decorated with artwork inspired by New York's greatest arcade!! Plus, all of above. (This reward is only available within the United States).