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    1. Magnus Jacobsson on September 30

      "I've had just about all I can take
      You know I can't take it no more
      I've got a gut feeling"

    2. Bronwyn Cragg on September 23

      In the time that has passed since this was funded I've gotten through all of high school and half of a BA � really bad y'all

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      Henning C-F
      Superbacker
      on August 25

      +1
      While I understand the problem with an “authorized” film, would really like to know why this can’t flip to “unauthorized” and just ship the edit.

    4. Michael Rowe on August 22

      Man, five years since this was fully funded.. and after all the projects I’ve backed on KickStarter.. the ONLY one that has not shipped ANYTHING. So glad they are not all like this. While I understand the problem with an “authorized” film, would really like to know why this can’t flip to “unauthorized” and just ship the edit.

    5. Curt Sautter on August 9

      How about some kind of an update.

    6. Michael Rowe on July 15

      In one of your last updates you mentioned that the SPUDs had not approved the latest edit. Have they commented on it? Or is it silence on their end? Do they have you under some kind of a Gag order?

    7. Jeff Daniher on June 26

      Q: Were we not fooled? A: Yes

    8. Patrick Rowley
      Superbacker
      on June 6

      Hello?!?!?!?!

    9. Magnus Jacobsson on March 18, 2017

      Silence is not golden. //Magnus

    10. Roy McClurg on March 7, 2017

      Mr. Pemberton,

      I think that you owe an explanation to the trusting backers of your Devo movie. Sadly, you've provided absolutely no information since the last update in 2016. I understand how difficult some artists can be, as I am a music executive and deal with similar situations every day. The difference between us is that I provide updates frequently and if the project does not work, I take responsibility. Those of us who want this movie seen and have put our hard-earned money into the project only want an explanation. If the band members were never "on board", then why even proceed? Please do not ignore us.

      Sincerely,

      Roy McClurg
      Copenhagen Music/Put Together Music

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      Scott Reed on December 15, 2016

      I find it upsetting that this project is still promoted on the professor's resume and Montclair University website. https://www.montclair.edu/focus-on/faculty/tony-pemberton-roberta-friedman/

    12. Magnus Jacobsson on December 11, 2016

      Please tell us backers if the project is DEAD!

    13. Magnus Jacobsson on November 17, 2016

      Anything goddammit! Tell us what's happening. There must be something that can be of interest for us backers. Sincerely, Magnus

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      Lefae on November 2, 2016

      So disappointed. I truly can't believe they can get away with this without some form of recompense to all us suckers who paid out our hard earned cash on something we believed in.

    15. Magnus Jacobsson on September 22, 2016

      anything, anything at all

    16. Magnus Jacobsson on September 10, 2016

      some information please

    17. Patrick Rowley
      Superbacker
      on September 6, 2016

      So, dead silence on this project? The last update was in February. You OWE us some answers at this point.

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      Scott Reed on August 26, 2016

      I put $300 into a project that was "95% shot and ready for editing" over 4 years ago. Best I anticipate at this point it a digital copy. Kickstarter complaints are worthless.

    19. Rob S on August 8, 2016

      Happy Anniversary

    20. Henry Steingieser on July 19, 2016

      I get this also Tony but a better way to show some good faith and love for the community that supported your project is to invest in some other Kickstarter projects.

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      Lefae on May 20, 2016

      How does one go about getting a refund from something like this?

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      Jon on March 4, 2016

      I see the boys are releasing their own book now. I wouldn't be surprised if it's related to this in some manner and killing this gets more books sold. Either way....this project has been a disaster.

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      Ian Ashman on February 23, 2016

      Let's be straight here. Backers were scammed into thinking this project was fully authorised. It wasn't. If I am wrong, show me the contract between you and Devo which attests to this being authorised.

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      Ian Ashman on February 23, 2016

      Let's be straight here. Backers were scammed into thinking this project.

    25. Don Arntz on January 28, 2016

      Scott, I'm not sure if that was the terms and conditions when we contributed.

    26. Scott McMillin on January 28, 2016

      I'd like my refund please.

      A Project Creator is not required to grant a Backer’s request for a refund unless the Project Creator is unable or unwilling to fulfill the reward. Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012

    27. Bronwyn Cragg on January 22, 2016

      I, like others, are feeling pretty hopeless about this whole project. I pledged a LOT of money that I didn't have but felt was necessary to move the project along in my first year of high school. I have now almost graduated -- that's a long time! I think a lot of us would appreciate at /least/ a few more regular updates. It's nothing less than tiring and grating to hear the "ask Mark" excuse ad nauseam. That said, I look forward to any updates (hopefully positive) (or any refunds!)

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      wilcoxon
      Superbacker
      on January 21, 2016

      Some more information please? As near as I can tell, no updates with any info at all have been posted anywhere (here, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, blogspot) since August 2015 (and those mostly just seemed to say "it's up to Mark"). Almost 800 people helped fund this film - we deserve to be kept in the loop about what is happening.

    29. Magnus Jacobsson on January 2, 2016

      some information please

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      Scott Reed on October 29, 2015

      I filed a complaint today.

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      Scott Reed on October 26, 2015

      Nearly 2.5 years late. Can someone tell me how to officially file a complaint and ask for my money back? As far as I am concerned it is not happening- surely Mark M is not designing and signing shirts, so the fair thing to do would be to return all money. Remember this is 3 times as much as they asked for.

    32. S M on October 4, 2015

      Going to be great.
      Excited as a spud could be to see this documentary.

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      Cametethea on August 31, 2015

      I feel scammed bamboozled beguiled bilked burned conned deceived duped finessed gypped hoodwinked overcharged swindled tricked victimized ripped off and sad.

    34. Rob S on August 14, 2015

      If anyone is going to the DEVOtional this weekend, it would be nice to get a report on this project. Also, during Q&A maybe nailing someone down to answer to the issues.

    35. Mal Padgett on July 13, 2015

      Fo mine, I say get the video out, compromises or not, then release a 'director's cut' some time in the future - kinda like Apocalypse Now. Plenty of great directors compromise their visions because of interference from the studio or, in this case, the subject matter. It's two years late and you've had the trust of we Backers. Let us decide if the film is flawed or not when we see it, hopefully sooner than later. I sympathise but you need to also appease your shareholders. Good luck!

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      Brian Ronningen on July 8, 2015

      I'm a huge Devo fan and this film looked like it had great promise. This is the only Kick-starter project I've ever backed and now I need to find out how I get my money back :(

    37. Charles Cousins on July 7, 2015

      Sorry to hear about your woes. I hope it all works out.

      I do appreciate the update.

    38. John Fallon on July 6, 2015

      I think it's class action law suit time. What a crook.

    39. Gordon Reiselt on June 21, 2015

      I will try to be reject full and considerate. I used to like Devo and so when I backed this project in 2012, I did not expect a lot. But what I got was a lot less then what I expected. When the deadline for the film and the rewards to be due, I waited. Then I wrote to Tony several times just wanting some quick update as to why nothing had happened and why everything seemed so secretive. The result of all of this is that I do not trust Kickstarter for getting involved with Devo and I think that Devo is a big mess. Don't think they or anyone involved with them on this project are crooks, but they are not to be trusted and all involved are incompetent. I am not going to cheer them on because they no longer have my respect. It takes little time and effort for someone associated with Devo to set this record straight. I don't expect an important guy like Tony to have the time to get involved, but maybe his maid or butler can lend a hand. Get with it guys and stop throwing crumbs and start telling us what is going on.

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      Ian Ashman on June 12, 2015

      These guys are either crooks or the most incompetent kickstarters on the planet.No contact with backers. Just hopeless. Refund time.

    41. Don Arntz on May 27, 2015

      It pains me to say it, but I think it's time to request a full and accurate accounting report of where the money went. If there is any left, it's time to start processing refunds based on percentage contributed. I encourage backers to report the project due to lack of transparency. There is a "report this project to Kickstarter" link at the bottom of the campaign page. I don't blame the producer or director for things beyond their control, but it is clear at this point they do not wish to share what has happened / happening.

    42. Michael Rowe on May 13, 2015

      May need an "Un" authorized cut to be released...

    43. William James Cuffe on May 5, 2015

      I believe there actually is a film, as the clips that have been shown have a professional polish to them. The problem seems to be getting the band to approve the film as is. General consensus seems to be that it is Mark that is holding up the approval process, with inference that it is because there is some mention of drug use in the band's past. I can understand why Mark would not want that sort of thing out there with his recent success in the Lego Movie and his Yo Gabba Gabba activity. But that "admission" is a matter of public record -- Bob 1 successfully reacquiring the "Blue Potato" Ibanez comes to mind. I think the question that should be asked at this point is: How important is it for the released film to be "Official"?

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      Ian Ashman on May 5, 2015

      OK, I give up.

      This is either a scam or the most incompetent filmmakers in the world.

      Which is it???

    45. Robert G. Schaad on April 28, 2015

      A lot has happened in DEVO history over the past few years...but when is the finished docu/dvd coming out??

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