Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 14, 2012.

Update #2

48 hours, $45k - so what now? (stretch goals, new prize levels)

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Unbelieveable. 48 hours into the campaign and we’ve hit our goal of $45k!

Words cannot describe how moved I am to have all the support we’ve had for this project. Our team has swelled to almost 400 members!

So, now what?

We have big plans for this film -- each additional dollar raised above $45,000 will go straight into giving this film the polish it deserves.

Here’s what we can do if we raise more:

  • $55k - Professional, studio-grade color correction
  • $70k - Professional sound mixing + dolby license
  • $80k - Adding additional musicians to the score
  • $90k - Website, publicity and marketing for the film
  • $110k - Gross National Happiness animation for the film + stand-alone viral
  • $110k + Wait and see!

We’ve just added a few prize levels to help catapult the project - if you’ve already backed, don’t worry, you can always change your reward level:

  • $250 - // THE HAPPIEST COLLABORATOR (NYC EDITION) // Private rough cut screening & reception in New York City + “special thanks” in the film’s closing credits. Participate in audience feedback and help shape the final cut of the film! (transportation not included)
  • $750 - // THE HAPPIEST KICKSTARTER // 90-minute, one-on-one Skype consultation with Ben on your Kickstarter campaign and / or film / creative project (transferable as gift) (Limited to 10)
  • $1500 - // THE HAPPIEST EDITOR // Join Ben for a day in NYC for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the editing process + private dinner. (Limited to 5)

If I’ve learned anything the last two days, it’s that an intention to share well-being and happiness with your community will be supported. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for joining me in this intention.

Warmly,

Ben & The Happiest Place team

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    ///// THE HAPPIEST ONE ///// Happiness of contributing and joining the team + updates on all aspects of the film

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    // THE HAPPIEST SUPPORTER // Special thanks on the website + behind the scenes updates on the film and Ben & Imogen's collaboration

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    // THE HAPPIEST MOVIEGOER // (previous +) HD download of The Happiest Place

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    // THE HAPPIEST FILM JUNKIE // (previous +) DVD with exclusive, unreleased Bhutan footage & interviews + Exclusive soundtrack featuring Imogen Heap & Zoe Keating

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    // THE HAPPIEST PHOTO JUNKIE // (previous +) Unique matte 8 x 10 photo of your choosing from the film team, expedition team and Imogen, signed by the director. See a sampling of images from the PHOTO GALLERY link at the end of the description.

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    // THE HAPPIEST COLLABORATOR // NEW NYC EDITION! (previous +) Private rough cut screening & reception in New York + "special thanks" in the film's closing credits. Participate in audience feedback and help shape the final cut of the film! (transportation not included).

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    // THE HAPPIEST COLLABORATOR // (previous +) Private rough cut screening & reception in San Francisco + "special thanks" in the film's closing credits. Participate in audience feedback and help shape the final cut of the film! (transportation not included).

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    // THE HAPPIEST BHUTANOPHILE // (previous +) Kickstarter-exclusive Team Photo Book featuring private photographs and stories from the film team, expedition team, and Imogen. Your name will be included in the special thanks section of the book. This book will not be available any other way.

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    // THE HAPPIEST KICKSTARTER // NEW! (previous +) 90-minute, one-on-one Skype consultation with Ben on your Kickstarter campaign and / or film / creative project (transferable as a gift)

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    // THE HAPPIEST FESTIVAL GOER // (previous +) A ticket to our festival premiere + private dinner with film team (travel not included)

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    ///// THE HAPPIEST EDITOR ///// NEW! ($500 reward level +) Join Ben for a day in NYC for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the editing process + private dinner.

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    /// THE HAPPIEST DIRECTOR /// ($500 reward level +) Ben co-directs / films whatever you want for one day and hands over footage (travel and production costs not included)

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    /// THE HAPPIEST SCREENER /// ($500 reward level +) A screening + talk on the film at a venue of your choice in North America + dinner with Ben and Terri Schneider, the Expedition Leader (travel not included)

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    // HAPPIEST ASSOC. PRODUCER // ($500 reward level +) Associate Producer credit on the film and IMDb entry not to mention a whole lot of great karma.

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    // HAPPIEST CO-EXEC PRODUCER // ($500 reward level +) Co-Executive Producer credit on the film and IMDb entry not to mention the wave of happiness from the whole team!

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