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The Canyons is a contemporary thriller written by Bret Easton Ellis, produced by Braxton Pope and directed by Paul Schrader.
The Canyons is a contemporary thriller written by Bret Easton Ellis, produced by Braxton Pope and directed by Paul Schrader.
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    1. Kristin Galvin on July 23, 2014

      I agree, this is ridiculous that we're not getting ANY sort of contact about this! I've literally been waiting years to see this project and get my reward!

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      Josh Woodfin on July 17, 2014

      Anyone else feeling like they've been fucked over? Anyone else feel like making this a little more public?

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      Josh Woodfin on July 17, 2014


      Still waiting on my script package. That was a lot of money for me, it'd be great if you stepped up and honoured all the backers.

    4. Kristin Galvin on June 17, 2014

      Can someone please contact me about not receiving my reward yet?! I've been trying to get a response for months!!!!

    5. Ed David on June 10, 2014

      I loved this film so much!! Thank you guys for making it!!! I am so happy you guys made it the way you did. The performances, the acting, the look - all of it was beautifully done. I think this is the film to put Lohan back on the map! Thank you again for making it!

    6. Underhill on April 25, 2014

      After this long wait, I'm very very disappointed to see that the BEE's book and the scenario were not personalized as promised. Spent a lot of money and the rewards are not ones betrothed.

    7. Matt Koppelman on April 15, 2014

      There was an update on 2/9 that said domestic backers were already receiving their discs - has anyone received theirs yet?

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      Lloyd on February 2, 2014

      Any update? At all? For, y'know, the people who supported this project?

    9. Kristie Macris on February 1, 2014

      Any updates at all? Not just on the actual movie, but my package included a signed book, which could have been sent out ages ago. Has anyone heard anything?

    10. James on January 27, 2014

      Hi guys, just wondering when the DVD/Blu-ray will be sent out to backers? Have they been sent out? Could we please get some kind of update on this? Thank you very much.

    11. Mike McGannon on January 25, 2014

      Just sent him a direct message, email to the one that is listed on his website and a tweet

      maybe we'll get an update on the DVDs shipment

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      BP on January 24, 2014

      Can we have an update as to when the backers' packages, perks and DVDs will be fulfilled? Thank you.

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      Daryl Whitlow on January 22, 2014

      Funny, the reward section says that we get the DVD when it is released. It has been out over a month now and still nothing. Combined with the fact that the film was actually released back in October on iTunes and you are really starting to frustrate your backers.

    14. Mike McGannon on January 16, 2014

      Any updates on when the DVDs will ship?

    15. Avery Auer on January 13, 2014

      Can you please tell me when you expect to begin mailing out DVDs? Thanks in advance. I'm very much looking forward to viewing the film!

    16. M Jellow Bird on January 8, 2014

      When cani expect my reward?

    17. CJ Williamson on December 12, 2013

      I second @Brian's opinion. The international one is very cool.

    18. CJ Williamson on December 12, 2013

      @Brian the international poster? Where can I find this? I thought it was the original promotional posters.

    19. Brian Kisielewski on December 12, 2013

      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me that the signed posters from Schrader/BEE will be the International poster!!! Nothing against the domestic poster, but it just doesn't compare to the cool look of the International one.

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      Lloyd on December 3, 2013

      I haven't received my bluray or signed posters from Schrader/Ellis, despite paying for these and paying additional overseas shipping. Can you tell me when you'll be sending them or no?

    21. Corey Baudinette on November 29, 2013

      Since we helped pay for this production, just wondering when your commitment to your backers will be fulfilled?

    22. Anthony Begnoche on November 25, 2013

      When should the backers expect their DVD? Seems lame to be the LAST to get the film considering it comes out tomorrow. Just sayin'.

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      Todd on March 1, 2013

      Any Update On When The Dvd And PostErs Will ShIp?

    24. Brian Kisielewski on February 15, 2013

      The Lincoln Center in New York would be a love place for the NY Screening to take place... *cough cough* ...but really glad to hear that IFC films picked up the rights. They know what they're doing and helps keep a little bit of the original DIY feel to the project. Good work guys.

    25. Lauri Dahl on February 7, 2013

      I, too, am wondering about the cast and crew Q&A screening. When is that going to happen?

    26. Monte Robison on January 28, 2013

      When is the cast and crew Q&A screening??

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      BP on December 13, 2012

      I do not support the recent work of James Deen for discussed on his blog along with The Canyons film. Is the funding that was raised here used in any way to promote Jame Deen and the brutal gang rapes of young girls with anti-religious themes at

    28. Jason Klein on September 6, 2012

      Did anyone else get a private link for casting? I didn't...

    29. Stephen Judge on August 14, 2012

      I am glad to be backing this project. However as a backer I would like to make one very important request. Please release the film under a Creative Common Copyright license (

      By releasing the film under a CC license you will allow it to be legally shared and possibly allow it to be remixed were new creative art can be derived from your creative art. Allowing a film to be legally shared will drive up enormous interest in the film and will thus boost sales for the film at the box office and DVD/Blu-ray sales. Take the bold step as others have done, like the 'Nasty Old People' (2009) film. You could and should also take the progressive step of having a single worldwide release date and make Region 0 DVD's and Blu-ray's available to buy at the cinema after screenings similar to the documentary film 'Hungry For Change' (2012)!daBD4B5 .

      You are putting faith in us to back you, and I for one want to put faith in you to continue on this journey of experimentation, breaking down the barriers of the traditional Hollywood Studios institution and be as progressive as you can with new thinking on how to deliver, our film, to a worldwide audience.

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      lee moffat on July 24, 2012

      you should have told us theres a teaser on imdb

    31. Braxton Pope Creator on June 20, 2012

      Greg you can still amend your pledge to The Canyons through paypal.

      Send your pledge to

      Make sure you leave your contact info, and what tier you backed. If you need to, please check our international shipping rates update.


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      Erwin Kleinjan on June 20, 2012

      Chance pledge? How? Why and where?

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      Laura on June 12, 2012

      Another international backer who failed to change the pledge. Argh!!

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      BP on June 12, 2012

      Will the auditions of James Deen (1st priority) and Lindsay Lohan be available for viewing to the backers?

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      Brandon Rattan on June 11, 2012

      Another int. backer, who also failed to change my pledge before the deadline. Please let me know how to rectify this, thanks a bunch.

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      Nikos88 on June 10, 2012

      Another int. backer, who also failed to change my pledge before the deadline. Please let me know how to rectify this, thanks a bunch.

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      Matt McVeigh on June 10, 2012

      Another international backer here who failed to adjust my pledge before the funding deadline (was away from life in the mountains at the time!) Can anybody tell me how I can do it - cheers!

    38. Jakob Lindqvist on June 10, 2012

      Great job everyone!

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      Ian Wallace on June 10, 2012

      International backer here who failed to adjust my pledge before the funding deadline (my bad) and now can't figure out how to adjust it. Want to ensure I'm covering the necessary costs. Please advise. Thanks!

    40. LukAss SudOil on June 9, 2012

      Let's see if this experiment works!!!

    41. Cindy Gallop on June 9, 2012

      +1000 comment below re James Deen. :)

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      BP on June 9, 2012

      Love watching the development of this project. So exciting. Hoping that James Deen joins The Canyons.

    43. Lauri Dahl on June 7, 2012

      Love this idea. Love that I get an autographed script. Love that I get to help with casting. But seriously, when did 55+ become the oldest age group??? Geez.

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      Andy Cruickshank on June 4, 2012

      So excited to be part of this. BEE is my favorite author and I'm really looking forward to seeing the movie. Hopefully it will be as edgey and raw as his books.

    45. Paul F on June 1, 2012

      Great to see truly talented folk making a movie the way they want to make it. I'm more than happy to contribute to that. As a huge fan of BEE's books, I'm looking forward to this. Being indirectly involved with the casting experience today was great fun too.

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      Victoria Salbi on May 27, 2012

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      Maria giovanna on May 23, 2012

      I'm very proud to be your backer! Congratulations guys!

    48. Jessica Lohse on May 19, 2012

      Thanks for joining the precedent of bringing your audience in to the process. I love this stuff and with real legends at the helm it's film history.

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      Clementine on May 18, 2012

      I see that we're doing nothing short of MAKING FILM HISTORY!
      For one: we're contributing to making a movie along with 2 artists with more than 1 generation-defining works (PS: American Gigolo, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull; BEE: Less Than Zero, American Psycho).
      And two: we're participating in forging a new model by allowing the artists & the audience to self-finance their film outside of the traditional channels which have a tendency to thwart the artistic.
      Hmmm... What more could you ask for?!

    50. James on May 18, 2012

      Congratulations on achieving your goal. It's an honor to be part of your group. I'm in LA and would gladly donate my services to your shoot in any way you may wish. You cab see my background on Linkedin.

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