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A documentary exploring the world of movie poster art, past and present, the artists who create it and the fans who collect it.

We're here to tell the story of movie art...with a movie.

"Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six" is a film that explores the world of movie poster art, past and present; the artists who create it, companies that commission it, galleries that display it, and collectors and fans who hang it.

We'll be interviewing a number of high profile key art personalities from the 70s and 80s, including legendary film marketing director, Tony Seiniger, the man behind the inception of the original "Jaws" poster.  We'll be speaking with Andrea Alvin, a long time member of the film marketing community and wife of the late, great John Alvin, creator of such iconic works as the original one-sheets for "Blade Runner", E.T.", "Blazing Saddles", "Gremlins", and countless more.  Placing a special focus on John and his career we'll ask the question of where traditional illustrated posters disappeared to, and why.

Moving into this decade, we've been interviewing and following several modern screenprint artists, in various stages of their careers, through the process of producing illustrated movie poster art and speaking with them about their influences, their challenges, dealing with studios, print houses, and galleries. We've conducted interviews with independent print house Skuzzles to pick their brains about why illustrated art is so important to movie fans. We've visited Mondo in Austin, Texas to discuss the enormous impact that they've had on bringing illustrated film art back into the limelight.  We'll even be profiling some collectors of movie poster art and speaking with them about its importance, how to store it and how to frame it (yep. we're going so far as to visit a frame manufacturer to get an inside look on custom framing movie art).

To top it all off, we're putting together a one of a kind gallery show featuring a ton of original posters from some really incredible artists.

It's a hugely ambitious project, but it's a story that needs to be told.  And we intend to tell the hell out of it.

Our interviewees:

Where are we now?

As things stand now we're a good portion of the way through production. We've conducted a slew of interviews so far and have lined up a great deal more to be knocked out in coming months. The director and crew have turned their wallets inside out to push ahead as far as possible and we've gotten a great big piece of the story locked down that we're very excited to complete. Our post-production crew members are lined up and ready to roll on editing, motion graphics design, coloring, and sound editing as soon as we wrap production.

How can you help?

We're looking to fans of film and art alike to help us reach our goal of $25,000. This funding will be allocated toward travel expenses for the remaining, more remote interviews with artists and gallery owners as well as toward post-production and administrative costs like insuring the film for exhibition in festivals, film festival submission fees, and marketing materials. We will also be using some of the funding for licensing rights for some very exciting original art that we have in store.

What kind of rad stuff are we going to give you?

We're happy that you asked! Because we've got a ton of rad stuff to give away to our supporters and we want to show it off.

Above and beyond the usual DVDs, Blu-Rays, Digital Copies of the film, "Thank You"s, etc. We've got:

And seeing as this is a documentary about Movie Poster Art we've commissioned a couple of up and coming, incredible artists to design some limited edition screenprints obtainable only through pledging to this campaign.

Oh, yeah...and you could be in the movie.

You read right - you could be in the movie. And not just your name in the credits (though we are offering that too). We want to give movie poster fans and collectors a chance to appear in the film. Simply head over to our website - www.twentyfourbythirtysix.com and upload a short video of you showing off your favorite movie poster and we might choose you to be among several of the submissions that appear in the end credits of the film! There's no pledge necessary, but we can't make any of it happen if we don't reach our goal.

So help us out (have we told you how amazing you look today, by the way)! Pledge (I don't know if it's something you've done with your hair or what, but wow, really, you look incredible)! Spread the word to other fans and collectors, or even just people who complain about how bad modern Hollywood posters are who you think might be interested in something new! Together we can knock this flick out of the park and make the fun, insightful and entertaining exploration of the poster art world that movie-lovers and art-lovers deserve!

Contact Us:

Website - www.twentyfourbythirtysix.com

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

"Challenges" are what our challenges call trying to lift themselves up off of the ground after we've beaten them to a pulp.

That said, any experienced filmmaker will tell you that the biggest challenge, even after completing a film, is to find distribution. We've got a film festival timeline and schedule already prepared, a marketing strategy in place, and we're going to ride this film across North America and fight tooth and nail to get it the attention that it deserves.

We're experienced filmmakers with a previous effort having been picked up for broadcast and distribution by one of the bigger networks in Canada. We've worked on little to no budget in the past and been able to hold our heads high after a long struggle. We will complete this film, and it will kick serious ass. The funding from this campaign effort is to expand our reach, allowing us to travel further, conduct more interviews, and potentially play in more festivals world-wide. We will make the film about poster art that not not only has us fans talking, but that has the rest of the film-loving world taking notice.

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    Your name listed on our web site's "Special Thanks" page for all the world to see! As well as the knowledge that you helped to create a fun movie about the art that accompanies the films we all love. You should be proud - and you're so good-looking (not sure if we mentioned that).

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    A very special, personalized email from the director himself thanking you for your support and telling you how remarkably good-looking you are (We are seriously shocked at just how handsome and/or pretty you are). You'll also have your name listed on our web site's "Special Thanks" page AND in the credits of the film. Blam-O!

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    A copy of the film made out of bits of data, numbers, magic and such. More commonly referred to as a "Digital Download". And your sexy self can watch it over and over again to your heart's content. You'll also get the personalized email from the director AND your name on the "Special Thanks" page of our web site and in the film's credits.

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    A T-Shirt! Because we love you we want to make sure you're adequately clothed and protected from the elements. So if you pledge $45 we're going to hit you up with a rad T-Shirt featuring your choice of one of our original poster designs (we'll contact you by email to find out which). And you'll get all of the previous sh%t too!

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    NEW CATEGORY - Custom playing cards, for you to play cards with! A pledge to this reward category will score you a cool deck of "Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six" custom playing cards, signed by the director. You can play go fish, you can play poker, blackjack, war, solitaire. Remember those "100 Games in 1" Nintendo cartridges? It's just like that, but with cards! You'll also receive everything from the previous reward categories as well!

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    Digital Video Discs!?! The future is now, man. If you pledge $65 you'll score a DVD of the film with a rad, reversible, 2-sided cover featuring one original art piece on each side. And just in case the DVD doesn't fit into your iPad you'll still get the Digital Download. As well, of course, as the thank you email from the director, a t-shirt and your name on the website and in the film credits.

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    If you're the Queen of bloody England and DVDs just aren't good enough for you (we still think you're hot) then you can pledge $75 and snag a Blu-Ray of the film instead of a DVD. And you'll get the Digital Download, thank you email, a t-shirt and your name on the website and in the film's credits as well.

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    A whole book full of poster art! More cool stuff! For a pledge of $100 you'll get a copy of the incredible book "Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground" signed by author Matthew Chojnacki. You'll also get your name on the web page and film credits, thank you email, digital download, DVD or Blu-Ray and T-Shirt. You get so much stuff at this point that I barely have enough room to write jokes.

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    OR - "Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six" limited edition screen print - Version 2 (Regular). Version 2, or "The Artist as Fan" is another option for pledging $150. Same edition size (150), same dimensions (24" x 36"), same paper (HQ stock), but a completely different design, this one by the talented Matt Ryan Tobin. The print will be signed by the artist and numbered. AND you'll get all of the previous stuff too (name on web page and film credits, thank you email, digital download, DVD or Blu-Ray, signed copy of "Alternative Movie Posters" Book and T-Shirt).

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    "Twenty-Four by Thirty Six" limited edition screen print - Version 1 (Regular). This is what it's all about! If you pledge $150 you will receive a beautiful, limited edition, screen printed film poster printed on high quality paper stock. There will only ever be 150 of these highly collectible art prints made. Version 1, or "The Artist as Creator" was designed by Paul Ainsworth and measures 24" x 36". The print will be signed by the artist and numbered. AND you'll get all of the previous stuff too (name on web page and film credits, thank you email, digital download, DVD or Blu-Ray, signed copy of "Alternative Movie Posters" Book and T-Shirt).

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    OR - "Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six" limited edition screen print - Version 1 (Metallic Ink Variant). Movin' on up! A pledge of $200 lands you the variant edition of the Version 1 screen print printed with a shimmering metallic ink. There are only 75 in existence. The print will be signed by the artist and numbered. AND you'll get your name on the web page and film credits, thank you email, digital download, DVD or Blu-Ray, signed copy of "Alternative Movie Posters" Book and T-Shirt.

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    OR - "Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six" limited edition screen print - Version 2 (Glow in the Dark Variant). It's like a screen print flashlight (disclaimer - do not attempt to use screenprint as a flashlight)! The variant edition of the Version 2 screen print rocks an amazing Glow in the Dark ink! Like the other variant, there are only 75 in existence. The print will be signed by the artist and numbered. AND you'll get your name on the web page and film credits, thank you email, digital download, DVD or Blu-Ray, signed copy of "Alternative Movie Posters" book and T-Shirt.

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    *PRICE REDUCED* THE WORLD IS YOURS - For the champion pledge artist who assists with $350 - you will receive both original screenprints in their variant editions signed by the artists AND the film's director and producers. You will receive a signed copy of "Alternative Movie Posters: Film Art from the Underground", you will get your name on the web page and film credits, thank you email, digital download, DVD or Blu-Ray and T-Shirt. And as a special thank you, the director will make a personalized video just for you!

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    SKUZZLES! - The supermodels who pledge $750 will receive an amazing reward, tailored by our friends at Skuzzles just for this campaign - A 10 print subscription to Skuzzles' officially licensed releases. You'll receive one copy of each of Skuzzles next 10 consecutive screenprint releases, and throughout the course of your subscription you'll be able to choose 2 prints of the 10 to receive in their variant editions! You'll also receive all of the rewards from the $500 category.

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    THE DEMI-GOD - The incredible, radical angels of pledging who decide to back with $1000 will receive the print of their choice, signed by the artist, production team, and the artists and other folks appearing in the film, custom framed in a one-of-a-kind, Italian made, Roma Moulding frame, ready to hang on your wall. Plus you'll also get the other 3 original prints to round out the set. Includes all rewards from the $500 level as well.

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    THE JOHN ALVIN SPECIAL - The legendary John Alvin might have passed on, but his work will live forever. The amazingly attractive plegers who decide to help us out with a pledge of $1500 will receive a copy of John Alvin's "Alien" 15th Anniversary poster, signed by the late legend himself, with a certificate of authenticity from John Alvin's estate! You will receive an invite to the premiere of the film in Toronto (travel and accommodations not included) and an Associate Producer's credit on the film. You'll also receive all 4 of our original screenprints (variant and regular), signed by the artists and filmmakers. Includes all rewards from the $500 level as well.

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    PLEDGE AMOUNT REDUCED FOR OUR FINAL WEEK - LORD OF POSTERDOM - For the insanely generous $3000 pledge - you get it all: You will be invited to the Director's home in Toronto (travel and accommodations not included) for a private screening and BBQ with the crew and some of the artists appearing in the film. The director will cook you ribs, steak, veggie burgers (really, anything that you want). You'll get to hang out and chat film and art, have some drinks, and be among the very first people ever to see the film. You will also be invited to the film's official premiere in Toronto, you'll receive an "Executive Producer" credit which will appear in the opening credits of the film, AND your name will appear on original screenprints and official marketing art that we create for the film in the future.. You'll also get the fully signed screenprint of your choice in a Roma Moulding frame, a signed copy of all of the other prints (including John Alvin's "Alien"), the personalized video from the director, signed copy of "Alternative Movie Posters", your name on the web page, thank you email, digital download, DVD or Blu-Ray and T-Shirt. Tales of your pledging exploits and your good-lookingness will be written into prose and sung around campfires for generations to come, solidifying your legend in history.

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