The Bunyan Affair is a story about a couple of friends who are making a Paul Bunyan comic book.
Two aging nerds are stuck in perpetual adolescence -- like the Fantastic Four stuck in the Negative Zone. With all of their friends getting married and having kids, our heroes must try to turn the tables on society with a burst of artistic creativity. For help, they turn to the plaid-wearing protector of Portland, America's first super hero, Paul Bunyan!
In other words: lacking any ambition outside of creating cool comics, our heroes become inspired by the legend of Paul Bunyan and decide to make a kick ass Paul Bunyan comic book. Things start to go awry when they enlist the help of a local Paul Bunyan purist...
As in classic Stan Lee comics, we'll leave the reader wondering what will happen next?? Only one way to find out, i.e. watch the movie!
BUT WAIT: in order to do that you need to help make sure that this movie gets produced! Any donation that you can spare would be greatly appreciated.
All money contributed will be put to good use to make this story look and sound as epic and cinematic as old Paul himself. We will be renting most of the lighting, sound, and camera equipment that will go into making this project come alive. The finished film will come in at about 20 minutes in length so $3200 is actually quite a small budget but we're very confident that with your help we can make it happen!
We have some pretty great incentives! Thomas and Jason are pretty good at dispensing advice and non-creepy hugs, Jason's pancake brunches are starting to become modern legend in the Pacific Northwest, and BT Livermore's Bunyan prints and pillows make epic gifts! Oh and the movie on DVD will be pretty cool too!
Thanks again for checking us out!
As a bit of a teaser for you, here is the first page of our script:
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 12, 2012 - Aug 7, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Your donation of $5 or more will entitle you to a dose of reasonable life advice from one of the Affable Gentlemen. ("So it's not just a clever name...")Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Your donation of $10 or more gets you a nice and non-creepy hug, as well as a heaping helping of friendly life advice!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $20 or more
For a contribution of $20, Affable Gentleman (or maybe a member of the cast) will mail you a postcard with a personal thank you message. Add the hugs and friendly advice chat and it's like we're old friends!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
In return for your generous donation of $25 or more, you shall receive a copy of The Bunyan Affair on DVD, an enthusiastic hug with optional back patting, and some downright sagely life advice!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
For $50 or more you will receive an exclusive invitation to our home cooked Paul Bunyan Pancake Breakfast! (served in the Portland, OR area). You will also receive a copy of The Bunyan Affair on DVD, as well as a hug/life advice should you so desire.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $55 or more
If you do not reside in or near Portland, OR and can not attend the Paul Bunyan Pancake Breakfast, have no fear - we've got you covered. We'll send you Jason's pancake recipe plus all the dry goods you will need to make your own pancakes. As soon as breakfast is ready, fire up the computer because Affable Gentleman would love to have breakfast with you via skype! You will also receive a copy of The Bunyan Affair on DVD, as well as a hug/life advice should you so desire.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
10 backers Limited (20 of 30 left)
Own an original Paul Bunyan print from dapper Portland artist BT Livermore! As part of his vintage mountain man aesthetic, BT Livermore produces a new Bunyan piece every year -- the 2012 installment will be yours with donations of $100 or more! (Check out more of BT's art at http://www.bigtimeillustration.com/) Of course you'll also receive an invitation to the Bunyan Breakfast, a copy of the film on DVD, and our respect and admiration conveyed through manly embrace/advice.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $200 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
As a special thanks for your generosity, we'll send you a handmade Paul Bunyan doll! Take home your very own stuffed lumberjack; he will surely chop down your heart. These cuddly Bunyans are created by Portland's own old time-y craftsman and illustrator BT Livermore. You'll also receive a copy of the finished film, a Paul Bunyan print, and an invitation to the Bunyan Affair pancake breakfast in Portland, OR!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $500 or more
0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
As a symbol of our UNDYING LOVE, respect, and boundless gratitude, you will receive an Executive Producer credit, a fabulously cute Paul Bunyan doll, a Paul Bunyan print, a DVD copy of the finished film, and veritable "guest of honor" status at the Paul Bunyan pancake breakfast!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012