$88,461 is an awesome accomplishment! Here's the plan:
Our Kickstarter campaign has been a truly remarkable (non)success -- and we've loved every minute of it. The generosity and support that we've received from friends and strangers alike has been extraordinary. From here forward, you are the community behind the The Man's Guide To Love movie -- and we will keep you in the loop every step of the way as we move forward with the project.
Presently, we are close to funding our movie the old-fashioned way: With the support of a very savvy, super-smart and exceedingly handsome independent film financier. Now we've been in this business long enough to know that you're never truly "greenlit" until you're actually standing on the set shouting "action," so we'll hold off on any formal announcements. But once things become officially official (keep your fingers crossed), you -- our friends -- will be the first to know.
So what's going to happen with all the money?
Very good question. Here's what we're going to do: In a few short hours, we are going to cancel our remarkably (non)successful 200K campaign and your credit card will not be charged. Things will return to the way they were before you ever heard of The Man's Guide To Love movie. Then once we know for sure that the film's moving forward, we are going to relaunch our campaign with a lower goal -- because even exceedingly handsome film financiers won't actually provide enough cash for everything this movie needs, like, um, the proper number of lights, and grips, and speaking parts. At that time, we will still be a scrappy little independent film, and we will call on you again -- our great friends -- with the hope you might reinstate your pledge to support this movie on its journey.
In the meantime, if any of you would like a copy of the interactive screenplay (previously a $10 item), please to write to us via Kickstarter, include your email address, and we'll send you your very own pdf right away just for loving us from the get-go. We want to hear all your reactions to the script, both positive and effusive.
Thank you again for all you've done. Your support has truly meant the world to us and we love sharing this remarkable experience with a true community of friends. Now please watch this guy talk about love: We met Ivan, 81 at a Farmer's Market in Los Angeles. He inspired us on that day, and he continues to inspire us now.
With deep appreciation,
Mark and Jen
pledged of $200,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 19, 2012.
Mar 20, 2012 - Apr 19, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Join us. Participate in the making of "The Man's Guide To Love" movie, and you'll get updates on the progress of production, special Kickstarter-only behind-the-scenes content, and our heartfelt gratitude.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $10 or more
The Script. As a part of our team, get your own password protected link to the shooting script. This isn't just any ordinary script. It's filled with links to real men giving advice, so you can see how these clips interact with the movie. Share your thoughts and participate in the process.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $25 or more
The Script + Movie. In addition to the unique interactive script, you'll get your very own digital download of the movie the same day the DVD is released wherever you live. Throw a Man's Guide To Love party, invite your friends over to see the movie that you helped create.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $45 or more
The Script + Movie + Soundtrack. For this contribution, we'll also throw in a download of the sure-to-be-awesome Man's Guide To Love soundtrack. Guaranteed to make you want to fall in love -- and start an internet company -- both at the same time.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $70 or more
The "We Love You" Call. In addition to the Script + Movie + Soundtrack, Mark and Jen will call you themselves and tell you how much they love you for your supporting their project. There is nothing better than someone calling you and saying those three magic words -- unless it's two people! BEST VALUE!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $95 or more
6 backers Limited (244 of 250 left)
Limited Edition Movie Poster. Okay, sit down for this one. Not only will you get the Script + Movie + We Love You Call, you'll get the official Man's Guide To Love one-sheet movie poster -- personally signed by the cast and filmmakers. Only while supply lasts.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $100 or more
Your Advice On The Website. Give your own advice on love. In addition to the script and download, have your advice (or the advice of someone you love) live forever on themansguidetolove.com. We'll arrange with you to upload a video that will live permanently on our website as part of our collected wisdom on love.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $125 or more
The MGL Book. Get the script, the movie, the Special Thanks in the credits -- plus your own copy of "The Man's Guide To Love" Book that will be coming out from Simon and Schuster. No bathroom would be complete without a book containing the advice of a thousand men sitting right next to the toilet.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $135 or more
Official Crew Hat. If reading isn't your thing, how about an MGL baseball cap? You'll get the script, the movie, the soundtrack, the We Love You Call AND a handsome Crew Hat proudly showing off your affiliation with the movie for all to see.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $150 or more
Your Name In The Credits. Receive "Special Thanks" at the end of the movie. This is permanent. And it comes with your very own iMDB page. You'll, of course, get this Special Thanks Credit in addition to Script + Movie + We Love You Call.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $175 or more
3 backers Limited (27 of 30 left)
Personal Love Advice. We've learned a lot about love over the past couple years. For this contribution, Mark, Jen or someone from original themansguidetolove.com team will call you or Skype with you for fifteen minutes, and offer you the benefit of our wisdom on your personal matters of the heart.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Friends and Family Screening. We'll host a private live stream of an early cut of the film, complete with a Q and A with the filmmakers. As part of the core community behind the film, we want your feedback on the movie before picture is locked.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $450 or more
3 backers Limited (97 of 100 left)
Movie Premiere Tickets. You and a guest will join us for official exclusive premiere screenings in New York and Los Angeles. Walk down the red carpet as one of the backers of the movie and join the cast and filmmakers at the celebration afterwards.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $500 or more
4 backers Limited (46 of 50 left)
Be In The Movie. The movie ends with a mosaic of men all around the world giving their advice on love. You or your husband or your father or your brother can be one of these men giving their advice over the end credits. We think this is a very special reward.Estimated delivery: Sep 2013
Pledge $650 or more
1 backer All gone!
Stay In Our Treehouse. Homey accommodations for the couch surfer crowd. You and a guest will walk across the suspension bridge to your private geodesic dome treehouse thirty feet off the ground. We'll provide sleeping bags, pillows -- and even electricity!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $750 or more
4 backers Limited (46 of 50 left)
The Gotham Group, one of the top management agencies in Hollywood, will read your manuscript, look at your film, your screenplay, or your illustrated work, and one of the Gotham managers will call you personally and offer you counsel on how to turn your project into a success. (And we'll throw in the MGL Script + Movie + Soundtrack + Book as well. That's love!)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $800 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
Propose to your significant other on themansguidetolove.com. Use the website to send a personal expression of love on your wedding anniversary, or use it to ask a secret admiree out on a date. We want The Man's Guide To Love help you express your love!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $900 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Pitching Session. Members of Laurence Mark's development team -- seasoned veterans themselves -- will sit down with you at their office at Sony Studios, listen to your pitch, and help you hone it, so it can find its path to becoming a successful film.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,250 or more
1 backer All gone!
Mark's Orange Hat From The Movie. This will be an actual one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia from the movie. On every film he and Jen direct, Mark wears a different hat for the entirety of the process. Contribute to the movie and his hat will be yours!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
1 backer Limited (24 of 25 left)
Cameo. Be an actual on-camera guest at the climatic anniversary party at the end of movie. You (and one friend) can be our guests and featured at the actual party scene interacting with the cast. The scene will be shot in Los Angeles in late June. RSVP right away! Space is limited!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
Be a Crew Member On The Movie. Come to LA for the month of June and participate in the making of the film. You'll get exposure to every aspect of the process. A cross between film school and film camp. Once in a lifetime opportunity. (Crew housing not included.)Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
2 backers All gone!
Lunch with Laurence Mark at Sony Studios. Larry's produced over forty movies, including "Jerry Maguire," "Working Girl," "I, Robot," "As Good As It Gets," and "Dreamgirls." He even produced The Academy Awards. He'll take you to lunch at the Sony Dining Room in Los Angeles, and his stories about the movie business are absolutely priceless.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
Anonymous Angel. You can always just contribute because you've made a lot of money, maybe you like us, maybe you're our long lost uncle, or maybe you'd just like to support a movie that sends good love vibes out into the world, expecting nothing in return. (You will still receive the "We Love You" Call -- unless of course you'd just rather not.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012