Goal reached – and your pledges keep coming!
Thank you so much! We passed the $15,000 mark last week, which means our initial goal for the Kickstarter campaign for BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* has been reached.
After our last update, many people kept increasing their pledges. And even with this goal met, many new backers are making their pledges every day – 372 people to date. It is very, very moving to know that so many people are standing behind us, backing not only a single film but also the fight for free speech in documentaries.
Things have been going great in my home country. My team has worked incredibly hard for the biggest documentary launch in Sweden, and the film was screened in parliament last week. A great success! I've just written a blog post about it. Now let's try and have the same effect outside Sweden. We're already being flooded by requests to screen the film around the world. And with your ongoing support, we can make this happen.
We had set the $15,000 target not because that's all we would need – we set it because this was going to be our first-ever Kickstarter campaign and we wanted to be modest and realistic. Like I wrote last time, Dole's attack on my previous film BANANAS!* did cost us so much more than this amount – at least 10 times as much. So if you make a pledge – or increase the pledge you've already made – it'll help us so much more to get on our feet again, and get the new film out there, everywhere.
Have another look at the rewards – and maybe 'upgrade' to a higher pledge? There are only six more days to go.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the goal has been reached. Now the sky is the limit! :-)
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ACTIVIST REWARD. If you don't have the money, give me your time and help me spread this film. I will provide you with any digital material you'll need. As a thank-you we'll publish your name on our website (the same goes for all of the rewards below).Estimated delivery:
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INSTANT REWARD: You'll get instant access to a high-quality digital download of a previous film I directed or produced. This is your choice: I BOUGHT A RAINFOREST (2010) 58 min, TRUE BLUE 2: THE WAY BACK (2002) 78 min, THIN ICE (2006) 57 min, BELFAST GIRLS (2006) 60 min, THE LEFTOVERS (2008) 28 min. And yes, that's a download to keep and play as many times as you like, not just a one-off streaming!Estimated delivery:
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BANANAS!* DOWNLOAD: A high-definition digital download of my previous film BANANAS!*, or of new film BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* as soon as it becomes avaliable. Again, that's a download to keep and play as many times as you like.Estimated delivery:
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RAPID REWARD: I'll send you the DVD edition of a previous film I produced or directed. Simply choose between more than 15 films in our web shop.Estimated delivery:
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BANANAS DVD: I'll send you the DVD edition of my previous film BANANAS!*, or of the new film BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* as soon as it becomes avaliable.Estimated delivery:
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INSTANT BOOK. Get a book written and signed by one of the experts in our film. Choose between Dan Koeppel's "BANANA: The fate of the fruit that changed the world" and Ken Silverstein's "Washington on $10 million a day". We'll add a BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* poster signed by the director.Estimated delivery:
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BANANAS BONANZA: Get the full kit of one BANANAS!* poster, one BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* poster, both signed by the director, a BANANAS!* DVD, a BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* DVD, postcards and pins.Estimated delivery:
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MEET AND GREET: Watch the film together with me when I'm presenting it at a festival or cinema near you. We'll also take a photo of you and me that will be featured in a Hall Of Fame on our website.Estimated delivery:
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GO WILD IN FREDRIK'S WEB SHOP: Pick 10 acclaimed documentaries of your choice.Estimated delivery:
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HAVE A CHAT AND GO WILD: A 30-minute live talk with me over Skype or the phone, on a subject of your choice. And you get to pick 10 acclaimed documentaries of your choice from the web shop.Estimated delivery:
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FREDRIK'S GOLDEN BOX. All films directed by me put together in a special DVD box, plus the 30-minute talk over Skype or the phone, plus your choice of any of the previous rewards.Estimated delivery:
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FAIR TRADE BANANAS AT A FAIR PRICE: A year-long supply (24 boxes) of fair-trade bananas to be picked up in your local fair trade shop. (To be safe, please get in touch with your location before selecting this.)Estimated delivery:
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SPECIAL SCREENING: Have your own private (or public) screening at a place of your choice, and I'll be there to talk about anything you want. (Please get in touch to discuss preferred dates.) On top of this, choose one of our rewards we offer for pledges of $1,000 or less.Estimated delivery:
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BECOME AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: If you contribute $10,000 or more, we'll make you an associate producer, and your name will be on anything we print or publish once this campaign has finished. Again, on top of this, treat yourself to one of our rewards for pledges of $1,000 or less.Estimated delivery:
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