Over six years in the making, BOB AND THE MONSTER will Premiere at the 2011 SXSW Film Fest in March... OR WILL IT!?!
***SECOND GOAL*** - OKAY, SERIOUSLY...WE'RE BLOWN AWAY! We had no idea that we would reach out goal in ONE DAY! WHAT?? We set our goal at $10,000 hoping that it would help us get close to the $35,000 we need to get to show at the festival. We thought that was impossible. Truth be told, we thought if we got to 10k that maybe a couple of private investors would come in and match the rest. We felt like that was our only hope. BUT NOW WE KNOW DIFFERENTLY! THE OUTPOURING OF LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR THIS FILM HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE.
We feel confident that we can make it together! HOPE IS RESTORED!! We will do our part and continue to provide cool rewards, copies of the DVD and original poster artwork by Uprising Creative. Bob Forrest is helping us gather up some cool treats to add to the list so that we can keep going. Maybe we could even fly Thelonious Monster to Austin!!
***STAY WITH US!**** We will be posting video updates soon. KEEP SPREADING THE WORD. AND MOST OF ALL THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WE WERE ASKED A FEW QUESTIONS THAT WE'D LIKE TO HELP ANSWER.
1. "Why isn't Bob giving you money? Isn't he rich?" - Good question. We are sure that Bob would have loved to contribute, but he is the subject of the film, not a producer of the film. He has been a kind contributor of his life and time, but not of money.
2. "Will you ship internationally?" - The answer is yes! We will ship internationally.
3. "What does the poster look like?" - Check the update section for a scan of the poster or you can see it on our fanpage here: http://on.fb.me/fi44MU
WHAT'S THE FILM ABOUT : Six years in the making, this documentary film follows outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his transformation into one of the most influential and controversial drug counselors in the US today. BOB AND THE MONSTER crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with archival performances and personal videos from Bob's past to reveal the complex layers of this troubled, but hopeful soul. Testimony from his peers, including Courtney Love, Anthony Kiedis and Flea add texture, but it's the depth of Bob's music, interwoven throughout the film, that illuminates this unforgettable and inspirational story.
WHY ARE WE HERE: If you've made it down to this second paragraph then you may be interested in hearing more about BOB AND THE MONSTER and why we are here on Kickstarter. My name is Keirda, I am the director and producer of the film. My husband and I started this project in 2004 and have seen it through the past six years on our own dime (and the dimes of some amazing friends!), plus massive dedication from the many people who have collaborated on the film over the years and generously donated their time and talent.
Last month we got the call that BOB AND THE MONSTER was invited to World Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival this March. This is a very exciting call to get! But it is also very sobering, because we have to cover the hard costs to finish the film - online, music rights, archival clearances, sound mix, etc. We have continued to find favors, but these real world costs are now unavoidable.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Very simple. Donate. We need your help! Bob Forrest, as well as other cast members, are on board to help us raise the money by donating some VERY attractive rewards.
We don't have a lot of time Kickstarters, this may be the quickest campaign in history, so if you are interested in joining the Monster army, please don't wait! WE HAVE TEN DAYS!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Feb 22, 2011 - Mar 4, 2011 (10 days)
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A big, virtual MONSTER hug! Thank you!
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A big MONSTER thank you on the website!
Pledge $35 or more
A first run copy of the DVD (upon release), signed by director Keirda Bahruth and Bob Forrest.
Pledge $75 or more
All the above PLUS an amazing limited edition, hand-screened film poster, signed by Bob Forrest, film score composer Josh Klinghoffer and director Keirda Bahruth. (DVD in this package will also be signed Josh Klinghoffer)
Pledge $250 or more
All the above PLUS your name in the SPECIAL THANKS credit roll of the film and on IMDB.
Pledge $350 or more
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NEW SPECIAL MONSTER PACKAGE - You will receive everything above, SPECIAL THANKS credit in the film and on IMDB, first run DVD, and the very framable hand-sceened film poster signed by the director, Keirda Bahruth, Bob Forrest, Josh Klinghoffer AND John Frusciante! TO THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE DONATED, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO UPGRADE IF THIS IS ATTRACTIVE TO YOU!!
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The MONSTER Associate Producer reward! Your name will appear as an Associate Producer in the film, on IMDB and will forever be attached to BOB AND THE MONSTER. You will of course receive the DVD and poster signed by Bob Forrest, Josh Klinghoffer and director, Keirda Bahruth.
Pledge $1,000 or more
THE GOOD WILL MONSTER! Are you just interested in supporting the film and don't really care about rewards? Well, this one is for you GOOD WILL MONSTER. We will of course include some signed DVD's and posters for you if you wish. We will also invite you to a screening or two (if you like), but this one is for the ones who like to remain anonymous.
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All of the above PLUS a special signed guitar by all the cast members of the film. This is a personal promise from Mr. Bob Forrest himself. That's a lot of signatures! Check out the trailer again for a reminder!
Pledge $3,000 or more
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Private screening of the film with director Keirda Bahruth and Bob Forrest PLUS an acoustic solo performance by Bob Forrest. Yes...Bob will play a set in your living room. Yes...you want this to happen. (Transportation and lodging costs must be provided if outside Los Angeles, CA and surrounding areas) Scheduling will be worked out post Kickstarter campaign.
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THE MONSTER CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACKAGE!!! - We have just added some new rewards because we are selling out! For this generous donation, you will receive the private screening with Keirda and Bob, acoustic set by Bob after the screening (Travel and lodging provided by you if not in the LA area), signed poster and DVD PLUS you will be added to a shared title card credit as CO- EXECUTIVE PRODUCER at the end of the film. That's right, you will have a title card credit. Not rolling, title card!!! It's a big deal!! But that's not all, you will be invited to every screening and party we have, EVER! You will be our eternal VIP MONSTER!!