A filmmaking endeavor that seeks to deepen our understanding of internet culture, and possibly ourselves. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 15, 2014.
About this project
37% - Production expenses
20% - Web material
15% - Post-production and special effects
18% - Backer rewards
10% - Fees
Risks and challenges
We face the risks common to any film production: possible equipment damage, weather-related delays, availability conflicts, and other logistical issues.
With careful planning and hard work, we can mitigate and overcome these difficulties. In time and with the contributions of many, we hope that this thing can spread and become a memorable experience for a lot of people.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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BELIEVER. You'll get access to our secret updates, plus links to all the creative materials including every online article and video surrounding the myth so you'll be fully equipped to spread the word to friends, strangers, and naïve little cousins. Go forth and multiply!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
EYEWITNESS. You’ll receive the above perks plus a postcard from The Stairwell Gift Shop, along with a magnet, two vinyl stickers, and a Stairwell pen—souvenirs from your travels that bear witness to your testimony. Your non-believing friends will have to reckon with the evidence.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
DISCIPLE. You get everything else plus a DVD/Blu-ray of the "Can You Imagine?" webisode, discovered footage from the long-lost 1997 documentary, and exclusive behind-the-scenes features from the day of the Imagine RIT festival.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
APOLOGIST. Contribute to the myth! You'll get access to the Stairwell Visitors' page and will have the opportunity to recount your own experience of the Stairwell on the official site. Have fun with it! You'll also receive an authentic t-shirt from The Stairwell Gift Shop, with your choice of design.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
HERALD. We'll send you all of the above-mentioned rewards plus the original script of the "Can You Imagine?" webisode signed by the cast and crew. You'll also get an Architect's Sketchbook from The Stairwell Gift Shop, which you can doodle on, pontificate on, or give as a present to an adamant non-believer just to annoy him.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
PILGRIM. The authentic t-shirt didn’t convince your friends that you were really there? Maybe video evidence will. If you’re willing to make the pilgrimage to the actual Stairwell in Rochester, NY, we’ll create a 6-second video of you and up to four friends doing something cool and creative in it. Plus, in addition to all the aforementioned perks, you’ll receive one of our Limited Edition movie posters, with your choice of design. (Visitor track)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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