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Academy Award-nominated Animator Bill Plympton Reaches Kickstarter Funding Goal With 16 Days To Go
New Film CHEATIN’ is Plympton’s 7th Animated Feature
NEW YORK – January 16, 2013 – Bill Plympton’s Kickstarter campaign blew past it’s $75,000 goal yesterday thanks to the 1000+ Backers that pledged between $1 and $5,000 to the project. With 16 days left to go, the campaign announced a new “stretch goal” of $90,000 to help with P&A (prints and advertising). Backers of CHEATIN’ can receive a variety of rewards including signed DVDs, limited edition lithographs, original animation drawings from the film, and personalized caricatures by Plympton himself.
“The response from the Kickstarter and independent animation communities has been truly overwhelming,” says Bill Plympton. “CHEATIN’ is a very important film for my career. I’m really excited to share it with the world.”
CHEATIN’ is Bill Plympton’s 7th animated feature film and the first being done in a hand-painted style with over 40,000 drawings to be scanned, cleaned, and colored by a small studio team of just ten people. The film is an adult tale of love, jealousy, revenge, and murder – full of nudity and violence, but also with Plympton’s surreal sense of humor. The noir story is inspired by the works of James M. Cain (“Double Indemnity” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice”).
“I've always enjoyed using watercolors in my illustrations, and now, for the first time, I can employ my painterly sensibilities to the treatment of my animation. This loose, almost impressionistic style has never been seen before in my films. Thanks to this new aesthetic and a beautiful, full-length musical score, I believe CHEATIN' will be a breakthrough for my career,” says Plympton.
Bill Plympton is widely considered to be the “King of Indie Animation” and is still the only living animator to hand draw every frame for an animated feature film by himself. His animated features include THE TUNE, MONDO PLYMPTON, I MARRIED A STRANGE PERSON!, MUTANT ALIENS, HAIR HIGH, and IDIOTS & ANGELS. He has also directed over forty animated shorts, five music videos, and three live-action films. His animated shorts, YOUR FACE (1987) and GUARD DOG (2005) were Oscar-nominated.
Bill and his team have been busy keeping up with the hundreds of questions and requests that continue to come through the Kickstarter message boards. To visit the Kickstarter page and pledge your support, please visit: http://kck.st/UbO1bW. The campaign ends on February 1st.
CHEATIN’ is written and directed by Bill Plympton, produced by Desiree Stavracos, and Executive Produced by James Hancock and Adam Rackoff.
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Download the CHEATIN’ Press Kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/odossmitxdu5z4o/kihGrtrXfw
For more information or to schedule an interview with Bill Plympton, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dec 3, 2012 - Feb 1, 2013 (60 days)
Pledge $1 or more
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You’ll receive access to download a high-res CHEATIN’ desktop image for your computer.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $10 or more
You’ll receive a private, password-protected link to view the completed film online for a limited time. This exclusive online reward will be made available sometime after the film’s theatrical premiere and Oscar-qualification process next fall. You'll also receive the $5 desktop image.Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
Pledge $25 or more
You’ll receive exclusive access to download a collection of rare and never-before-seen animations by Bill Plympton! You can enjoy these high quality digital QuickTime files on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, video iPod, or Apple TV. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image and the $10 password-protected link of CHEATIN’.Estimated delivery: Nov 2013
Pledge $40 or more
You’ll receive a signed copy of CHEATIN’ on DVD mailed to your home after the film’s theatrical run and Oscar-qualification process next fall/winter. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image, the $10 password-protected link, and the $25 digital download collection.Estimated delivery: Jan 2014Add $14 to ship outside the US
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You’ll receive a limited edition 8.5 x 11-inch CHEATIN’ lithograph produced exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign. Each lithograph will come signed and numbered by Bill Plympton. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image, the $10 password-protected link, and the $25 digital download collection.Estimated delivery: Nov 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
Pledge $100 or more
You’ll receive an original animation drawing from CHEATIN’ signed by Bill Plympton! Each drawing is a one-of-a-kind work of art and perfect for framing! You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image, the $10 password-protected link, the $25 digital download collection, and the $65 lithograph.Estimated delivery: Nov 2013Add $30 to ship outside the US
Pledge $140 or more
You’ll receive an original animation drawing from CHEATIN’, a lithograph, and a DVD - ALL signed by Bill Plympton. You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image, the $10 password-protected link, and the $25 digital download collection.Estimated delivery: Jan 2014Add $40 to ship outside the US
Pledge $200 or more
You’ll receive an original animation drawing from CHEATIN’ and a signed copy of Bill Plympton’s new hardcover book, INDEPENDENTLY ANIMATED: The Life and Art of the King of Indie Animation! You’ll also receive the $5 desktop image, the $10 password-protected link, the $25 digital download collection, the $65 lithograph, and a "special thanks" credit at the end of the film!Estimated delivery: Nov 2013Add $40 to ship outside the US
Pledge $500 or more
You’ll receive “Bill Plympton’s SUPER FAN Package!” Get the full Plympton experience with this set that includes nearly all of his animated films and books, with the books and posters autographed by Bill! The collection includes 6 DVDs, 2 CDs, 2 posters, and 3 books! PLUS, you’ll still receive ALL of the $200 rewards (listed above)!Estimated delivery: Nov 2013Add $55 to ship outside the US
Pledge $1,000 or more
You’ll receive an original caricature of yourself drawn by Bill Plympton! Simply mail or email a photograph of yourself to Bill and he’ll draw, sign, and date a sketch just for you! You’ll also receive “Bill Plympton’s SUPER FAN Package” and ALL of the $500 rewards (listed above).Estimated delivery: Nov 2013Add $55 to ship outside the US
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You’ll receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the film and on IMDb.com! You’ll also receive ALL of the $1000 rewards (listed above)! This is a great way to get your name attached to a great feature-length film and build your IMDb resume!Estimated delivery: Nov 2013Add $55 to ship outside the US
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You will receive two tickets to a screening of CHEATIN’ in NYC, an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the film, and ALL of the $1,000 rewards (listed above). You will also receive a personal tour of Bill Plympton’s NYC animation studio followed by lunch with Bill! This is the ultimate reward package! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any fan of Bill Plympton! Note: you must be able to meet Bill at his studio. Travel and accommodations to the screening, studio tour, and lunch are not included.Estimated delivery: Nov 2013