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David Cross wants you to Pay-What-You-Want to see his film.
BASED ON A TRUE STORY... THAT HASN'T HAPPENED YET.
BASED ON A TRUE STORY... THAT HASN'T HAPPENED YET.
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HITS - A Film By David Cross

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Thank you all so much for your support. We’re in almost 50 markets as of today. Full list of cities, dates and theaters above, with a few more to confirm over the next few days.  Keep reaching out to your local theaters!

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Hi there,

If you are interested in talking with the producers about a theater in your area, you can click on the "contact me" button just up to the right, or send an email to info@honoraproductions.com.

Thanks!

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Hi Everyone,

Last year I made a movie called, HITS, a low budget indie thing, with a bunch of my very talented friends.  It stars Meredith Hagner, Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Jake Cherry, Derek Waters, Wyatt Cenac, David Koechner, Jessie Ennis, Amy Sedaris, Michael Cera, Amy Carlson and Jason Ritter.  It's a dark independent comedy exploring the nature of fame in 21st Century YouTube America and we're releasing the film in February.

We went to Sundance and while we received offers from some great distributors, their plans with the film were a little lackluster... so we decided to release it ourselves in an unusual way, as an experiment! We're launching it nationally in theaters and on BitTorrent as a Pay What You Want release! It will be on iTunes and other platforms but they will be more traditionally priced. 

We want you to decide how much tickets cost and you pay artists directly, not distributors or studios. This is an experiment, a first of its kind to see if we can make it more sustainable for both fans, and filmmakers. In order to do this in theaters as widely as possible we need your help to raise $100K.  We are distributing ourselves and there are costs associated with making all of this happen.  In addition to theater rental fees, we need to cover our marketing and publicity efforts.  We ideally want to be in 50 markets, but the more money we raise the more theaters we can be in, so if we go over $100k, we'll just expand our plans, which would be great!

Thanks for supporting the film and for being a part of our experiment and check out the trailer above!  Oh and here are a few behind the scenes pictures from set.

David

Risks and challenges

We have a pretty solid plan in place and an awesome team of producers who have already supported me in successfully completing the film, so I don't anticipate many risks or challenges. That said, we are hoping to release the film in February, so please be patient with us if it takes longer than expected to receive a response with regards to awards etc. Everyone over here is really busy. That said, we're excited to be releasing with your help, so we'll do our best do make sure you're all kept informed and feel taken care of.

Your goodies like t-shirts and posters for helping us make this possible will be sent out by a professional fulfillment company. For those of you who are attending an event or joining us on set of a future film, we will do our best to keep you in the loop on our schedule.

If you become an extra or receive a part in a future movie, you must be a US citizen or have a US work visa, and not be a member of SAG/AFTRA.

You must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who will count as your plus one) to attend the premiere or visit the set. Extras must also be over 18.

Some rewards may require additional paperwork. If you are appearing in a film, you will have to sign a release.

Some rewards may require travel. We will not take care of any travel expenses - those will be the responsibility of the purchaser.

In regards to the "Godfather" reward, David holds no legal obligation to do anything more than be "Godfather" in name only. There is no obligations to attend services, provide advice or actually ever talk to or meet your child.

This fundraising campaign is all subject to applicable Kickstarter rules/regulations, movie guild rules and applicable law. if any of this conflicts, we will work with you in good faith to give you a substitute reward.

It's impossible to guarantee everything will come together exactly as planned, but in the end, we will have pulled together a cool distribution plan that I think you'll like and be proud to have been a part of. I thank you in advance if you can help make this ride possible.

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    DOWNLOADABLE HITS FILM GRAFFITI STENCIL - For you to do with whatever you wish. As long as it's semi-legal.

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    SHOUT OUT ON DAVID CROSS' FACEBOOK PAGE - By name, by me. See your name in lights (sort of) written in that "classic" facebook font!

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    DELETED SCENE FROM FILM, EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER BACKERS – I’ll send you one of my favorite scenes that didn’t make it into the film to thank you for your support. This will be just for backers.

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    The Above Stencil and a LIMITED EDITION DAVID CROSS BUTTON - Use it to keep something from fraying further or just to cover up unsightly blemishes. The choice is limitless*
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    FILM AND THANK YOU NOTE - Digital copy of the film via VHX w/ thank you note from David Cross sent to you straight away.

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    DINER MENU:
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    SWEET 12 GAUGE T-SHIRT - "Sweet 12 Gauge" is one of David Koechner's lines in the film. This became an inside joke amongst cast and crew on the shoot. Get in on the joke in t-shirt form. This t-shirt can be used in over 1,000 applications!!

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    GIRL WITH A GUN T-SHIRT:
    Get a t-shirt designed just like our poster. It’s a red, soft, comfy, broken in shirt with the Katelyn / Warhol image on the front, and HITS written small across the top back of the shirt. Fucking sweet shirt is what it comes down to. If you’re a girl I mean.

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    SIGNED COPY OF THE SCRIPT:
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    FREE DAVE STUBEN HOODIE - Just like the one that the hipsters wear in the film. Made of the finest Chinese prison labor. Just kidding, it could be from the Mauritanian Islands. Who knows?

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    PERSONAL PHOTO BOOK:
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    SWORD-FIGHTING PUSSY:
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    SIGNED PROPS FROM HITS - We have all sorts of things to send you guys like Michael Cera's weed case to Matt Walsh's speech to Katelyn's sunglasses. Name it! We'll work with you to find one you like after you've seen the film, but be warned we'll be offering them on a first come, first served basis.

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    COSTUME WORN BY REAL CELEBRITIES - buy it, try it, post it to our page! Options for costumes are: Meredith Hagner, Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Jake Cherry, Wyatt Cenac, Derek Waters, Michael Cera, David Koechner
    Derek Waters, Jason Ritter & Amy Sedaris.
    Let us know who you're interested in and we'll make it work. Again these are offered on a first come, first served basis.

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    DAVID CROSS’ BEARD – That’s right. When I have to shave my beard for Mr. Show I will collect it and send it to you in a lovely wooden box perhaps with velvet lining. This is the same kind of box Bruce Wayne (America's, "Batman") would receive a beard in! Use the beard hairs for whatever you may. Please note - in several Southeast Asian countries my beard holds magical powers.

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    NY PREMIERE - Two guaranteed seats at the NY HITS launch. David and cast will be present answering A's to your Q's.

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    FEATURED EXTRA - Be a featured extra in Honora's next film. We can't guarantee a line but we'll make sure you are positioned next to one of the main characters in the film so you're seen.

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    INSTAGRAM INSTA-FAME. We’ll put your name and picture on a Hits Billboard then we’ll take a picture of you by your billboard and have the cast of Hits post it on their instagram accounts. It’s a win-win as you’ll get fame and social media success in one spectacular swoop. The swoop to end all swoops!

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    TWITTER COUNSEL - 140 characters can feel very daunting. I will run your Twitter handle for one week to grow your popularity. And I HATE social media!!! That's how much this (and you) mean to me.

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    STORY TIME WITH DAVID CROSS - I will come to you and read two chapters of your choosing of Fabio's (or Flava Flav's, Paris Hilton's or Bristol Palin's, there are so many) memoir. Invite a bunch of friends (up to fifty), I don't give a shit. Maybe I can convince H. Jon Benjamin to join me. We'll see, no guarantees on that part. I'll give it a shot though. Let's do this!

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    DAVID CROSS GODFATHER - David Cross will become a Godparent to your child.
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