The Dog Days
The past few days have been slow, to say the least. Four new backers in three days - our hill to climb has gotten a bit steeper. But I am undeterred - it's apparent that you and I want to see this movie get made!
So many of you have helped to spread the word about this project, and I thank you for that. For those who aren't on any social sites like Facebook, my I impose on you to forward along a little note that describes our endeavor through your email contacts?
Like most, I find mass emails to be rather odious - but I believe in this project and I will have to put myself out there to try to reach this goal. Forgive me one and all.
If you'd like, here is an example of what I've just sent out to all my contacts -
My name is Alan Bernstein – I am the Co/Producer and Director of the movie When We Went MAD! a documentary that explores the history and influence of MAD Magazine. Whether you grew up reading MAD, had a brother or sister who read it, or remember a parent who proclaimed it “pure trash” – chances are you have a connection to MAD. We already have twenty interviews shot featuring current and former MAD artists, writers, and editors.
To continue production on the project, When We Went MAD! is raising capital with a crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter until February 9, to raise funds to cover the cost of travel, equipment rental, and post production. Everyone who pledges will be acknowledged with a certificate of recognition and insider updates regarding the film’s release. Larger contributions can include perks such as DVDs of the movie, T-shirts, posters, and the highest level includes an Executive Producer credit on the project. Kickstarter is an all or nothing service - it we don't meet our goal, everyone gets their money back.
The best way for us to be successful is through word of mouth. Thus, this email I am sending out. Even if you choose not to contribute, would you please share this with your friends? Forward this email, post a link to us on Facebook, talk it up at parties. Ask your friends where they were when they first read MAD. The conversation (and the intangible benefit of participation in this project) can go on and on. And you can proudly claim, “What, Me Worry?”
Take a look at our trailer. When We Went MAD! can be found on Kickstarter at this link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1438570989/when-we-went-mad-a-documentary-of-ecch-ic-proporti
Thank you so much!
When We Went MAD!
As always, thank you for your support.
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$10 - cheap! Your ten bucks helps us and buys you peace of mind knowing you're helping our cause. It also gets you a cool postcard thanking you for your contribution! Every contribution will also enroll you in receiving any updates we send out regarding the project. Keep up with the latest news and info!Estimated delivery:
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$25 - cheap. Along with bringing this flick one step closer to completion, you'll proudly display not only your very own postcard, but you'll get to dazzle your friends with a personal download of the completed movie!Estimated delivery:
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$50 cheap? Holy Furshlugginer! With this pledge, you've given us lots to work with and as thanks, we'll send you the postcard, and a digital download, AND an official WWWM! button.Estimated delivery:Add $12 USD to ship outside the US
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$100 - Nice! This pledge will bring you the satisfaction of knowing you've done a good deed, along with a postcard, a WWWM! button AND a DVD of the movie.Estimated delivery:Add $12 USD to ship outside the US
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$250 - Way to go! This kind contribution shows you have a fond memory of Mad Magazine! For that, we're offering everything under the $100 pledge, PLUS a When We Went MAD! T-Shirt. As an added bonus, we'll try to send you the right size!Estimated delivery:Add $15 USD to ship outside the US
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$500 - You've made our day! This is such a generous pledge and as thanks, we will gladly send you everything from the $250 pledge PLUS your name in the credits of the film as a THANK YOU.Estimated delivery:Add $12 USD to ship outside the US
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$1000! All we can say is - WOW!! To show our gratitude we'll send you everything from the $500 pledge AND an autographed one-sheet of the movie.Estimated delivery:Add $12 USD to ship outside the US
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$5000 - You've got Moxie! This is a big time pledge and deserves a big time thank you. We'll send you everything included in the $1000 pledge as well as CREDIT in the movie as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and an invite to the world premiere.Estimated delivery:
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$10000 - What, us worry? You really want to see this movie get made - and we can't thank you enough for this pledge. We'll attempt to by sending you everything included in the $1000 pledge as well as CREDIT in the movie as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER along with an invite to sit with us at the world premiere.Estimated delivery:
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