A Kid and Dog movie based off the actual races held each year by hotdog chain Wienerschnitzel! One Nation, One Race, One Wiener.
OUR STORY: Back in 2007 I read an article in the Los Angeles times about a Wiener Dog Race that was going on later that day. I called up my friend and told him we should head down to the races. When we arrived we were shocked to see the massive turn out. I thought all these people must be here to actually see the horse races that were the "main event," and the Wiener Dog Races must just be the side-show circus that had attracted the few curious such as my friend and I.
But I was wrong. When I entered the track I was immediately struck by the huge number of Wiener Dog Fanatics! People wearing team shirts, dogs and owners dressed in similar over the top uniforms, a guy in a wrestling outfit, whose dog was equally decked out. This would make a great movie, I thought.
We left the races, and the idea of making this movie gnawed at me everyday. I pitched the film to Wienerschnitzel, the sponsor of the event in 2008. They loved it! I was off and running. I wrote the script, and brought it around town. Everyone loved it, but no one wanted to fund it. "Its got kids and dogs in it," I heard over and over again. "That will be too expensive to shoot."
But we think they're wrong! We believe that if you love a project, are passionate enough about a project, that others will become passionate about it too.
Now, here we are. Script in hand. But still no money. That's where you come in.
Kickstarter is an amazing chance for filmmakers to connect with the public that wants to see their movies made. Our response to this film has been so overwhelmingly positive, that we are encouraged to reach out to the fans of Wiener Dog Races everywhere and attempt to raise a portion of our financing via Kickstarter.
We have met so many amazing individuals so far, and look forward to meeting many more, just like you! Please help fund our project, fan us on Facebook, and drop us an email if you have any questions at email@example.com.
We have been four years in the making, and it's finally time for us to go into production. This film has gone through quite a bit to get to where it is today. We have had our fair share of hardships, but we will not give up until the lights go down, and this film comes up on the screen.
WHAT DO I GET: Take some time to go through the many items we have added for a donation to the film. We anticipate some of the most popular to be a special thanks for you or your dog in the film. We also have some great chances to visit the set, skip straight to the end and come to the Premiere, or to even have your dog STAR in the film. We have put a lot of thought into our rewards for our backers. Or as we like to call them, our barkers. We plan on adding a few more along the way. If you have something you'd like that you don't see listed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will see what we can arrange.
OTHER CHANCES: Once the campaign is over, the chance for these rewards will be gone. If you are looking to invest in the film, or would like to make a donation outside of Kickstarter, email us at email@example.com and we can discuss the specifics of your proposal. Investment Units are set at $10,000 each.
FINAL NOTE: Please remember Kickstarter is all or nothing, meaning if we do not hit our goal, no one is charged and we do not receive any funds, so please donate today and make this film a reality!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Get one year of exclusive behind the scenes content on the making of the film. We will continue to release exclusive content to our Kickstarter backers only. You will receive an email every time we post a shot list, storyboard, etc. Must contribute before the end of the campaign! Once this list locks, our barkers will be the only ones to get this exclusive content!Estimated delivery:
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Get a "Special Thanks," in the end credits of the movie for yourself! A "Special Barks," for your dog, or a "Special Pets," for any other animal! Wow! For the cost of lunch you and your pets can have an actual film credit! We must have lost our minds?!?! No! We just love our fans, and are counting on your support! More than one credit you want listed? No problem! Just donate $15 for each.Estimated delivery:
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Special DVD, ONLY available to our Kickstarter backers, of behind the scenes footage, bloopers and outtakes. This disc will only be released to those who back us during THIS CAMPAIGN! Get a behind the scenes look at the film before anyone else!Estimated delivery:
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Get a signed copy of "The Wiener Dog Nationals," script, as well as a SPECIAL THANKS, and either "SPECIAL BARKS," or "SPECIAL PETS," in the end credits for you and your pet! INTERNATIONAL PLEASE ADD $10 FOR SHIPPING SCRIPT.Estimated delivery:
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Our fans spoke and we listened! Want more than just a "special thanks?" Choose from one of these great titles, available only for the duration of this Kickstarter campaign! "Professor of all Things Doxie," "Top Dog," or "Wiener Pit Crew."Estimated delivery:
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2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)
Name one of the dogs running alongside our main dogs in the races! See Update #6 for full details! This one is AWESOME!!!Estimated delivery:
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GRAB BAG. You get everything at the $75 level, plus ONE of the following: props from the film, $100 item from Downunder Dog Design, Tickets to the Premiere of the film, Visit the set for a day, original Wiener Dog artwork from Nathaniel Millijour and more! More grab bag items will be added as the campaign goes on. Look under our updates for an ongoing list! If you have a preference, please let us know, and we will try to comply! But remember, the fun of a grab bag is that you don't know what cool swag you'll score!Estimated delivery:
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Get you or your Wiener Dog featured in the movie! You or you and your dog will be invited to one of the days we are filming the race scenes for the film. Your dog will run along side the star dogs, and be featured in the movie! Don't have a dog? No problem, we will give you one for the day, so you can appear on screen as a dog owner! Dog role available to WIENER DOGS only. Walk on role available to anyone. Be part of the only fictional film about Wiener Dogs ever to be made!Estimated delivery:
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HAVE A WIENER DOG NATIONALS PARTY! Writer / Director Kevan Peterson and available cast and crew will come to your hometown to screen the film, and host a Wiener Dog Race, before or after the screening! Gather everyone from your community of dog lovers to raise the money to get us there, and we'll bring tons of prizes to pack the house!Estimated delivery:
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