A record day for Franklin!
Dear backers and prospective backers (so, like, hi everyone),
April 18th was the best funding day since the day I launched the Franklin animation project! A couple of pledges came in after midnight, but even discounting those, this was a record day.
Franklin the Ladies' Cat is 39% funded, and reaching the goal is still going to be a real stretch. Whether we reach the goal or not, please know I'm truly touched by your generosity, interest, and encouragement. Franklin is also excited, but I think for him it's more of a physical thing. I'm just being honest.
Special thanks to Phil Dynan, a kind stranger who not only backed the project, but also brought in additional people. Phil's running his own campaign for an interesting music project -- please consider supporting it.
I'm blown away by the support from friends and former colleagues. But what about friends of friends of friends? That demo can still be mined. This is industry talk I'm engaging in here. I'm a professional.
Help me even more than you already have by posting my project on Facebook, tweeting it to your followers, and just generally being a nuisance to the rest of the Internet. What are they doing that's so important anyway? Watching cat videos?
To anyone reading this who's NOT a backer yet: Notice how I just said "yet?" That means it's predetermined and you unfortunately have no free will. Sorry. But seriously, please jump in. The world will be (almost imperceptibly) better for it.
Oh, by the way: If the project gets funded, you will get a survey thing where you provide your address to me and so on, so I can send you your rewards. Don't worry about it until then.
Sincere thanks from Bard Edlund and the whole Franklin crew (me).
pledged of $2,500 goal
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Apr 13, 2012 - May 14, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
I LIKE YOU. An awesome "postcard poster" for the film featuring everyone's favorite cat, with my handwritten thank you on the back! (For this and all rewards below, if you're not in the U.S., please add a few dollars to help me pay for postage.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
I LIKE YOU A LOT. HD download of the finished short film, plus the aforementioned postcard poster -- in an envelope to protect it.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $15 or more
I THINK I LOVE YOU! Everything above, plus a sweeeet desktop wallpaper (designed for all popular resolutions) and the knowledge that you're $5 more awesome than the $10 pledgers.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
I LOVE YOU! Everything above, plus a somewhat hastily hand-drawn one-of-a-kind signed 4"x6" sketch of Franklin by yours truly, AND mp3 downloads of the musical score from the film plus the score from my previous short film "Gone" (never before released!).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ICE CREAM! Everything above, and a competent one-of-a-kind signed 4"x6" pen drawing of Franklin by yours truly, plus your name in the beautifully designed "special thanks" credits of the finished film. I'm really proud of the credits sequence, it's going to be cool.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $125 or more
6 backers Limited (19 of 25 left)
LET'S JUST HAVE SEX RIGHT NOW. Everything above, plus a 10"x8" limited edition print of one of my favorite frames from the film. Includes certificate of authenticity.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
I DON'T EVEN. Everything above, and a custom 1-3 minute video filmed in Times Square in New York City, where I, an introvert who hates crowded public spaces, loudly and creatively proclaim your awesomeness.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
SEVERAL STATES BAN WHAT I WANT TO DO TO YOU. Everything above, and a 5-10 second custom animation made specifically for you, in which Franklin will say whatever you want him to say (as long as it's not racist or anything). Oh, and this reward comes with my eternal gratitude.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
SCHUFZUBUJUBURJH!!!!! Everything above, and an official certificate stating unequivocally that you are mentally insane but stunningly attractive.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012