Z*Con is a Horror/Comedy film about four teen podcasters who are trapped at a comic convention when the zombie apocalypse breaks out.
Thank you so much for being a part of this first campaign.
We're not done yet...
And who are you?
We are Big Damn Films. Since we are a 501(c)(3) organization, all pledges are tax-deductible, minus the value of the rewards you receive.
What is Z*Con?
Z*Con is a Horror/Comedy film about four teen podcasters who are trapped at a comic convention when the zombie apocalypse breaks out. They use social media to share what’s going on inside with the outside world. It’s kind of like “Goonies” meets “Shaun of the Dead” set in…well….a comic convention.
What do I get for backing this project?
We don’t believe you should have to pay for the movie twice…unless you want to. So every single backer of this project will receive, at the minimum, a digital copy of the film and their name in the film’s credits. Yep, you read that right. For $15, you will receive a digital copy of the film, your name in the credits, access to content on our website (where you’ll receive news a week earlier than anyone else), and an invitation to be an extra in our film when we begin production. The rewards are only going up from there.
What is our goal, and where will that money go?
Every penny will go directly towards completing our project which is our film’s production and contributor rewards. Our budget covers everything from production insurance, location fees, equipment rentals, cast and crew wages, props, costumes, and makeup to the VFX, sound design, and, well, everything we will need to make the film. While the budget may seem low to you, we learned how to maximize our funds during our first film. And, since we’re a non-profit organization, some aspects will be donated to the production, which also helps reduce costs.
What happens if we exceed our goal?
The pledges that come in, after we exceed our goal, will go towards expanding the production and marketing the film. We'll also include some awesome stretch goal rewards that we'll announce when we reach that point.
During, and after this campaign, you can keep up with us at:
Yes! You will get all the incentives from the lower donation levels EXCEPT those that specify limited quantities. We want to make sure that your experience in Kickstarter, as it will with the film, grows. BTW hugs are totally free.
That's the easiest way to do it. Just pick a new level and it will change your reward instead of adding the new level on top of it!
Just login to Kickstarter and click the “Action Needed” system message on the top of your screen. It will redirect you to Amazon, where you can change your payment method. Alternately, Kickstarter will send you an email every 48 hours with a direct link to correct the issue. Don't delay, however: backers have seven days to correct payment issues before they are dropped from the project (and therefore no longer eligible to receive rewards).
We are an honest to goodness (who talks like that?!) real 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our EIN number is 26-4157747. As you should with any donation to a non-profit, we encourage you to do any, and all, research on us you like. You can learn more about us at our company website bigdamnfilms.org.
We were aiming to finish the film and have a supporter only release in September 2013 with a full global launch in 2014. Backers get the first chance to see it before anyone else.
What if I live in another country, what about region codes for the digital download and physical copies?As we did on our last film, this entire project will be DRM free and have no regional restrictions. You can download this file, burn it to a DVD, and play it as much as you like. Or pledge for the DVD or Bluray and enjoy it when it arrives.
Some of these items (like the physical copies of the DVD/Blu-ray and bonus disc content) will not be ready until a few months after the digital version of the film is released around September 2013. We'll work to keep everyone looped into development of these items, so watch the forums and for Kickstarter Updates!
Yes please! If you're out of the US and would like to receive a poster, please include an extra $10 in your pledge. This will be basic shipping with limited tracking. If you would like to have your items sent priority, please pledge a minimum of an extra $20. We will send an email out to backers after the end of the project to gather names for the credits and addresses for shipping.
Once the digital version of the film is available, backers who pledge at least $15 will be emailed with a unique login and password to access their downloadable content. This content will only be available for 2 downloads and after that it won’t be available. The reason for that is that the donations from the films release will go to charity. As a small company whose primarily made up of volunteers and sponsors who are working on this project for free or for far less than they would in their regular industry. We would like to be able to continue to offer this delivery method in our future films, which makes it cheaper for the up and us, but can only do that if this film is profitable.
The community section has been established over at our website zconmovie.com, but the Kickstarter Community sections will be available shortly after the project is successfully funded. Everyone will be informed via the Kickstarter project page and email when access to that community section is ready.
Can I put someone else's name in the credits that isn't my own? Can I ship posters to a different address?You can! We will send an email out to backers after the end of the project to gather names for the credits and addresses for shipping. Just let us know then what name you would like, but know there is a limit to one name.
Unfortunately, kickstarter can not accept PayPal. More information about this specific issue can be found at: http://www.kickstarter.com/blog/amazon-payments-and-us-only
HOWEVER, Amazon has suggested that using prepaid credit cards will work, as long as you pledge $1 extra on top of the rewards tier you desire.
Also, if you really want to use Pay Pal, we offer that ability to donate via our website zconmovie.com under the “Support the Film” section, but please know that the Kickstarter Pledge Rewards do not apply to those donations.
Did someone tell you we were already planning to write you a special note?!? Bad Zombie!! Yes, we’ll be emailing you for shipping information and we’ll double check with you then about any personalization requests.
Absolutely! An email with a survey asking for your size will go out to all backers that pledged over $100 to gather shirt sizes once the campaign is successful.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 11, 2012.
Jun 11, 2012 - Jul 11, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Your name appears in the closing credits and exclusive access to Backers only profile and community on our website where you will receive info one week earlier than the general public. (Website access is delivered the day after the campaign is successful.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $15 or more
An HD download of the finished film (extra features not included) including downloadable DVD box cover and disc artwork, exclusive access to Backers only profile and community on our website where you will receive info one week earlier than the general public, and your name appears in the closing credits. (Website access is delivered the day after the campaign is successful.)Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $30 or more
HD download of the DVD extras, Digital download of the soundtrack, and all previous reward tiers.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $60 or more
Special edition DVD or Blu-Ray of the completed film, PDF version of the Z*Con "Making of" Book (filled with 100+ full color pages of concept art, candid and professional photos, the complete shooting script, and more), and all previous reward tiers!Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $100 or more
Special Thanks to Kickstarter Backers *IMDb credit listing*, "I Survived Z*Con" Exclusive Backer T-shirt, original Z*Con poster, and all previous reward tiers. (T-Shirt will ship three weeks after the campaign is successful. These items are exclusive to the campaign and will be shipped for free in the US. Please add an additional $10 to your pledge for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $250 or more
5 backers Limited (795 of 800 left)
Z*Con film Poster autographed by Michael C. Dougherty, the cast, and the production team, two (2) free tickets to one (1) of the four (4) US Z*Con film premieres (travel and lodging not included), and all previous reward tiers. (These items are exclusive to the campaign and will be shipped for free in the US. Please add an additional $10 to your pledge for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $500 or more
3 backers Limited (397 of 400 left)
Hardcover Z*Con "Making of" Book (filled with 100+ full color pages of concept art, candid and professional photos, the complete shooting script, and more) signed by Michael C. Dougherty, some of the cast, and the production team, and all previous reward tiers. (These items are exclusive to the campaign and will be shipped for free in the US. Please add an additional $10 to your pledge for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
3 backers Limited (97 of 100 left)
You will be listed as an Associate Producer in the film's closing credits and receive an *IMDb credit listing* (This is an In Name Only title. No profit will be shared.), a visit to one of the Z*Con sets (availability pending and travel/hotel not compensated), and all previous reward tiers.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
Ever wanted to have a booth at a convention? Ever wanted to be in a movie? Now you can do both. Have your booth in the convention of our film as well as be listed as a sponsor on our website throughout the life of the project. Guaranteed screen time, but you must have own supplies. You'll receive all rewards from the $500 pledge reward!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
You will be listed as a Producer in the film's closing credits and receive an *IMDb credit listing* (This is an In Name Only title. No profit will be shared.), Large canvas print of art used in the film, and all previous reward tiers.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
You will be listed as an Executive Producer in the film's closing credits and receive an *IMDb credit listing* (This is an In Name Only title. No profit will be shared.), lunch with Michael C. Dougherty (he will come to you...you lucky person, you), a tour of the Z*Con offices (travel/hotel not compensated), and all previous reward tiers. THERE ARE MORE REWARDS but we can't post them here because they're too big! For premium rewards past a $10,000 pledge, email email@example.comEstimated delivery: Sep 2013