WE DID THINGS!
This is nuts and insane but we not only A) met our kickstarter goal (see mom, I TOLD you crowd-funding was a thing) but B) we started to EXCEED our kickstarter goal! WHAT? HOW? WHO? INSANITY!
Normally, we're dumb comedians who think about immediate goals, like finishing the movie, and what kind of bagel to get at lunch. But this time, we thought, let's be smart about this and spend the rest of our kickstarter campaign fundraising for the distribution and outreach of the film. Oh yeah, what they don't tell you when you go into filmmaking is that you always need more money, even when the movie is done, you need more money.
Here's what we propose - a series of markers that will fund various distribution and outreach expenditures:
-With an additional 3g's we can buy 2 HDCam prints of the movie
-For an additional 6g's we can afford to edit and underscore a bunch of online conten (we have our sites set on putting out 12 videos for free, fun, and fascinating viewing pleasure!)
-For an additional 8g's we can afford to hire a publicist for the film's premiere
-For an additional 10g's we can afford to pay for posters, postcards, business cards, ads, and all the stuff that goes into launching a movie!
Right now we have a little over $43,00 and we have 4 days left to go and all we ask is, would you mind posting the kickstarter page to your Facebook or Twitter? To your Tumblr or InterNations? To your Pinterest or Friendster account? Kidding! Friendster... ah... remember that?
At any rate, you get what we're putting down here. If you can help us out by digitally shouting your faces off, that would be awesome. But to be clear, what you've helped us achieve up to this point is already too much and beyond believable. Let's just say, there was a teary moment in the office when we reached our goal. Even the intern shed a little tear and she's, you know, an intern.
The support has been overwhelming so from the bottom of our hearts, we give you a big fat Muslim THANK YOU. And when we see your pretty faces in person, that thank you is gonna turn into a hug. A long and bordering-on-inappropriate hug. You are all amazing. Incredibly amazing.
Negin & Dean
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Apr 16, 2012 - May 26, 2012 (40 days)
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You will receive a semi-hand crafted thank you note from the directors Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah transported to you using the latest email technology available to human beings.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Your name will appear in the "Amazing Human Beings" section of the film's official website and the above hand crafted thank you note.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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You will receive a "Thank You" in the film credits for being a truly extraordinary person which will result in warm fuzzy feelings inside for helping us. PLUS you get the reward before this and the one before that one too!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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You will receive an autographed DVD of the award winning film directed by our co-director Negin Farsad "Nerdcore Rising." Do you like Nerds? If so, this movie is for you! PLUS you get every one of the (amazing) rewards above.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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Hate to watch movies in the theater or wait for the TV premier, then this is the prize for you! You can watch the movie on your computer when you want to watch it!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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You get to own the movie, The Muslims Are Coming! Not actually the Muslims in the movie but the DVD signed by Negin and Dean plus all the astounding goodies above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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You must really love Muslims! For $125 you get all the above and a "Muslims Are Coming!" T shirt to show off to your friends (not recommended as airport-wear)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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We will write a joke especially for you about any topic you like: Your spouse, boss, ex-wife, etc. and we will film Dean or Negin telling the joke and post it on Youtube for you to enjoy for eternity or until YouTube shuts down. Plus you get gifts above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Do you like Jimmy Fallon? We do! Jimmy has given us two tickets to a taping of his show NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" plus you will receive an autographed photo of Jimmy!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Have you ever wanted to be a real Hollywood producer? Well, here is your shot (or at least close to it.) For $1000 you will receive a credit in the movie as an "Associate Producer." This credit will also appear on IMDB and the film's website. Plus gifts above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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This is one of those prizes you will tell your grandchildren about. Not only do you get 2 VIP tickets for a taping of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." But the show's Senior Muslim correspondent Aasif Mandvi will give you a personal tour of the set. Plus the great stuff above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Negin and Dean will come to your house and perform a free 30 minute stand up comedy show. Seriously, we will travel anywhere in continental US and perform a show in your house for you, your family and friends. Plus all gifts above EXCEPT tickets and tour of "The Daily Show."Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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This will launch your career as a producer. You and a guest will be flown (coach, of course) to our US premier where you will have a special dinner with the directors, attend the premier, walk the Red Carpet (if one exists) and receive two VIP tickets. PLUS your name will be in lights as an "Consulting Producer" in the film, on our website and on Imdb.com. Plus all the gifts above EXCEPT tickets/tour to "The Daily Show" and free comedy show at your house.Estimated delivery: May 2013