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Update #37

REWARDS!!!

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Hey, hey, Everybody!!!

I know you are all anxious to get your rewards and I just wanted to stop in, wish you all a Happy New Year and assure you that the good folks at Whitewater Films are working hard to get everything out to everyone this month!! 

Apologies for any delays or frustration. When we created these rewards, we just did not calculate that we would have to wait for the DVD before getting out so many rewards.  Duhhh.  Well, we'd never done this before!   And we are still learning.  So, bear with us and look forward to your DVD and the rest of your rewards arriving shortly.

It has been such an amazing journey, and I am honored and humbled to have shared it with you.  I LOVE this movie and the great groundswell of support has been overwhelming and awesome.

THANK YOU!  And, please....

Don't Fuck With The Fat Kid!!

Much love,

Matt

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Update #36

iTunes

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After a long, frustrating wait - complicated by Hurricane Sandy of all things! - FAT KID is finally available on itunes!  Yay!!! 

Here's the link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/fat-kid-rules-the-world/id577519357

Also, I know there's been a little bit of frustration and confusion over when the rest of the rewards for this campaign will be shipped. We would never want any failures on our part to cloud how completely deeply and sincerely we appreciate your support. We have sent out a lot of bumper stickers and 7 inch vinyl and other rewards....BUT!!! if your reward included a DVD we will not be getting your stuff to you until January because the DVDs have not been manufactured, yet!  The street date is January 22 so if your package included a DVD (ie, you got the t-shirt, the poster, the tectonics, song, etc!) look for your rewards in the mail around then.

Oh, and..... THANK YOU!!!

Matt

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Update #35

REWARDS - VOD

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Hey, Everybody!!

Wanted to just give you a little update on how things are proceeding on the FAT KID front!  We have had - to date - more than 1000 requests for Tugg screenings of FAT KID RULES THE WORLD.  Hopefully, it has come to a city near you!  If not, you can always just email me and I will help make your screening happen!

If you're not up for organizing a screening, we wanted to let you know that FAT KID will be playing in limited regular bookings starting October 5 in NYC at the Cinema Village.  Cast members and crew will be there opening night, so if you are in the big apple come on by and say hi!

We will also be opening in additional markets in the weeks that follow:

October 12 - Los Angeles (Laemmle Noho)/(Laemmle Pasadena)

October 19 - San Francisco - Metreon 

October 19 - Seattle - SIFF

October 19 - Palm Springs - Palm D'Or

October 25 - Atlanta - Plaza

November 9 - Tempe - Valley Art

We have additional bookings in the works.  Check out our Facebook page for up to the minute updates!

If you cannot make any of those dates, we will be coming out on VOD starting October 25!!

As for the rewards, 7 inches have arrived.  Bumper stickers are on the way.  That stuff will be going out shortly!   The big hold up for the rest of the stuff is the DVD as we have to wait until the DVDs come in before we can ship them (weird, I know).  But we are on track to have DVDs available January and will endeavor to get all of the rest of the rewards out just as soon as those come in.

Thank you for your patience, your support and your love for the FAT!!   Please feel free to email with any questions!

Much Love,

Matt

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Update #34

GAA

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Hey, Everybody:

Just wanted to give you a brief update on all things FAT KID.  We are currently promoting the movie on the Vans Warped Tour.  There has been a ton of enthusiasm from the kids out there and the bands playing on the tour.   Our various promotional efforts have resulted in over 800 requests for screenings and the movie is now scheduled to screen in many markets.

Additionally, there have been several successful screenings in places such as Chicago, Bainbridge, Pasadena and many of the cities along the tour.

Check out Good Afternoon America, today, to see Matt Lillard on air talking about the film and our innovative distribution efforts.

Thanks as always,

Team Fat Kid


Update #33

Tugg The Fat Kid

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Hey, Everybody:

I'm out here on the Vans Warped Tour!  Oh, yeah.  It's amazing to see all of these kids so excited about our film. 

I just wanted to touch base with all of you to let you know what we are doing on the distribution side.  Nothing about this process has been standard and the distribution angle is no exception. 

As many of you know, we have taken the very unconventional approach of launching a deal with Tugg.com whereby anyone anywhere in the US can arrange a screening of the film wherever they want.  All you have to do is go to www.tuggthefatkid.com and either buy a ticket to one of the existing screenings or Demand a screening on your terms.

Once you have set up your screening, it is up to you to spread the word so tickets sell. If you don't sell enough tickets, the screening won't happen. If you do, the screening goes live. And what's more...if you are the one who set up the screening, you get a share of the ticket sales.

You guys have brought us so far.  The movie is now available.  We are working hard to get the word out, but wanted to also come to you and let you know you can see the movie, now.  When you do set up your screening, let me know and I will help you promote.

BRING THE FAT. It's on.

Much love,

Matt

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    Autographed copy of KL Going's original award winning novel FAT KID RULES THE WORLD. (Signed by KL Going and Matthew Lillard). See the inspiration for the awesome performance created by Jacob Wysocki, Matt O'Leary and Billy Campbell. (We'll also send you the DVD/T-shirt/Poster/7" and bumper sticker!)

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    Two tickets to the Rooftop Films New York premiere of FAT KID RULES THE WORLD. This will be a special event screening in NYC On June 8, 2012 featuring punk rock bands on a cool rooftop setting in Downtown Manhattan. Rad. Be there. This reward does not include travel and/or lodging. (Of course, this also includes sticker and DVD, 7", Bumper Sticker and a T-shirt!).

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    Special Kickstarter End Title credit! That's right, folks. Your name will be immortalized in the end of the film where we will give a special Kickstarter Thank You to everyone who partiicipates at this level! (TShirt/7"/Poster and DVD as well!)

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    Mike McCready will autograph that same super cool 7" Vinyl Record custom pressed for SXSW. Not only did he write and perform the score for FAD KID, he's the lead guitarist for PEARL JAM!!!! Plus listen to it wearing your FAT KID T-shirt (included). (You'll also get DVD and sticker!)

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    Did we mention Mike McCready of Pearl Jam created our score!? Holy wow. Now, he's very generously donated 10 autographed copies of this awesome collector's edition box set: Ten Club is proud to present Pearl Jam 1993-1995: 
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    Vans Warped Tour Package - You and a guest will be given tickets to come out to the tour in San Antonio on June 30 or Boston on July 19. Spend a day seeing your favorite bands and then we will sneak you and your guest backstage for a special backstage screening of FAT KID RULES THE WORLD where you will get to meet members of the cast and mingle with members of your favorite bands! (Package does not include travel or lodging and is limited to 10 packages per venue).

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    THE BILLINGS PACKAGE. Literally. Ever wonder what lurks beneath the still, smoldering surface of actor Billy Campbell's interpretation of "Mr. Billings?" Well, now you can find out. Contribute at this level and you will receive one very spicy photo of our very own Billy Campbell. In the buff (well, mostly). Artistic, tasteful and hot as your wildest fantasy! This has to be the craziest reward ever offered on Kickstarter, and it can be yours, today! (Customize signature available as well!) (Of course, we'll also send you the sticker/DVD/Poster/7"...as if you needed more incentive!!!).

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    CRITIQUE YOUR NOVEL OR SCREENPLAY. KL Going who wrote the award winning novel FAT KID RULES THE WORLD will provide a professional consultation / critique of your manuscript. This is a service KL offers professionally to aspiring novelists and will give you her expertise/experience and advice. Service includes a two page overall critique and notes on the pages of your work in progress. Reports generally comment on all of the basics -- plot, voice, characters, setting, pacing, consistency and writing style. KL also writes comments directly on the pages as she reads. These range from line or word deletions, to thoughts relating to the larger themes that will appear in the report. This is an awesome reward. Not only is KL an amazing talent and gracious, lovely person, she wrote the book on this: Writing and Selling the YA Novel by KL Going! Check it out! (Of course, you'll also get a t-shirt, 7", stickers and dowloads!) (3 critques) avail. --or-- Are you screenwriter? Michael Galvin and Peter Speakman will offer their critique of your screenplay! (3 critiques avail)

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    TECTONICS SONG PACKAGE. Matt O'Leary and Jacob Wysocki aka The Tectonics will write and record an original Tectonics song just for you! Do you love the Tectonics? Is there nothing better than listening to "Fat Kid's Revenge" at full bore? Well, then this reward is for you! Great lyrics and a unique punk rock sound. This reward is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity. (Buy 10 and you get an 11th free: that's an entire album for 10k!).

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    Mike McCready autographed electric guitar!!! Mike McCready of Pearl Jam who composed the awesome Fat Kid score has actually played this same guitar and signed it. Bring it home. Put it somewhere special. Kneel at its altar and worship. (Of course, this includes T-shirt / Stickers / Digital Downloads / 7").

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    Private screening! Bring FAT KID RULES THE WORLD to your very own special private or corporate event. Matthew Lillard will attend the screening in a theater / screening room in your hometown or corporate headquarters. Screening price includes booking the room / Matthew Lillard's travel / T-shirts / Stickers/PIns/7"s for your guests).

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    Filmmaker Mentor Package. Do you have a short film you are dying to make? Do you want the support of an experienced team of filmmakers to advise and consult? Whitewater Films has specialized in mentoring young filmmakers and are now offering their expertise as a reward. For 10k, you will receive ten days of filmmaking mentorship to help you create your short film. Two days to discuss and consult on script and casting. Two days of soft prep at the Whitewater Offices to organize your shoot. Two days of location prep - scouting and coordinating logistics. Two days of shooting. And Two days of editing. In short, this is a graduate level masterclass - an opportunity to realize one of your filmmaking dreams with an experienced filmmaking mentor to watch your back and help you make the best film possible. (Open to filmmakers everywhere, but this reward can only take place in Los Angeles and does not include any financing or travel and accommodations.)

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