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MANBABY: Feature Film Post Production

MANBABY, a science fiction comedy about a man who becomes a baby-- first as farce, then for real-- needs completion funding.

MANBABY: Feature Film Post Production

MANBABY, a science fiction comedy about a man who becomes a baby-- first as farce, then for real-- needs completion funding.

$1,541
pledged of $5,750pledged of $5,750 goal
26
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 3 2017 8:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

MANBABY is almost finished, but we need your help to give birth to the strangest science fiction comedy you've ever seen.

Shooting a Tricky Scene
Shooting a Tricky Scene

MANBABY was shot over 3 years ago on a micro-budget, (no one was paid!) part of which was raised successfully right here on Kickstarter! The other, larger part was paid for by the generous donation of time, effort, and skills of the cast and creators. (And also headstrong director Tim Lightell's credit cards.)

The first Kickstarter was "just enough" to get us through principle photography. It did not provide for any of the actors or crew getting paid, and while it barely covered the production costs, it did get the movie "in the can." 

Shooting Downtown
Shooting Downtown

90 percent of MANBABY is done, including photography, editing and special FX. 

However, it's not ready for the public because of some very important post-production expenses that are needed.

First: Pickups. We need to shoot some extra scenes to clarify the somewhat intricate story. It doesn't mean what we shot wasn't good, (it was great) but we need to fill in a few narrative gaps so that MANBABY can be the movie that you and your grandma can both enjoy.

Second: ADR/Audio.  MANBABY's shoestring budget meant compromising some location audio. Normally, audio can be fixed in post production through ADR.  We are keeping these costs to a bare minimum.

Third: Paying Our Cast.  We asked so much from these actors, and they generously gave their time and talent to this nutty idea. This time around, we would like to give them compensation for a brief return to these roles. Also, this compensation is in addition to the cost of bringing some of the cast (who have since moved from Seattle) back to Seattle to shoot and replace audio.

Asa Fager, Sidney Jayne Hunt, Anya Johnson, Tom Stewart, Alice Bridgforth, Cherilynn Brooks
Asa Fager, Sidney Jayne Hunt, Anya Johnson, Tom Stewart, Alice Bridgforth, Cherilynn Brooks

MANBABY's teasers and BTS videos have been featured on blogs and forums around the world with great curiosity and interest-- which is unusual for an outsider, micro-budget movie. MANBABY was made for a unique audience interested in unusual stories and offbeat humor.  This is not the kind of story you can’t find in mainstream media. The creators believe there is an audience for this strange, modern-day fable. With a little luck, MANBABY may even provoke discussion on psychological and social topics.

 (One of our first videos has over 20,000 views!) 

A small donation could be the amount that pushes us to the full amount we need to finish. Any amount truly helps and any amount is appreciated. 

Help us give birth to MANBABY!

Help give birth to MANBABY
Help give birth to MANBABY

 

Risks and challenges

If you've already donated you know that your rewards didn't show up. This is because there wasn't enough time and money to provide them. Hopefully you understood then, as now, this is a work in progress. Yes, it's been 3 years. But while most of you probably went on with life, the creators and actors in MANBABY have been living with this movie, like a sword of Damocles hanging over their heads.

The challenges are great.

But the risk to you, the individual donor is nonexistent. Donate to MANBABY, again or for the first time, and let's give birth to MANBABY.

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    Maybe you gave a few years ago and you are thinking, where's the movie? Well, we need a little more. Give us a little more this time and become an honorary crew member, listed in the credits and where ever else you'd like.

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    We already have 1, get your name alongside the rest of the MANBABY team by donating this generous amount.

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