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Xmas. 1982. 14 yr-old Gary wants a game console. His pal Pickford? A girlfriend. A film about 8-bit schemes, arcade dreams & 1st love. Read more

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Xmas. 1982. 14 yr-old Gary wants a game console. His pal Pickford? A girlfriend. A film about 8-bit schemes, arcade dreams & 1st love.

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RECENT UPDATES:

*NEW PARTNERS, NEW TIER! Our awesome supporters at Retrogaming Roundup have offered up a new $76 dollar tier! Scroll on down and give it a look.

*CHRISTMAS BYTES SCREENWRITER BRETT NEVEU FEATURED IN 1UP.COM! Read all about Brett Neveu's obsession with "Adventure" right HERE in this week's feature on the Atari 2600.

*BLOGS ABOUT BYTES! Read the great stuff folks are saying about our project! From Straight to the Point Reviews, 8 Bit Central and vgBulletin.

*WELCOME TO OUR NEW PRODUCERS! We're please to announce the addition of producer team Sandra and Geoff Murillo ("Paper Heart" featuring Michael Cera and Charlyne Yi) to the Christmas Bytes ranks!

DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR FIRST CONSOLE?

It was awhile ago, but yeah, I certainly remember mine. It was the Atari 2600 and I played it until my eyes nearly fell out of my head and my thumb had a blister the size of a fifty-cent piece. It didn’t matter if it was summertime, if it was dinnertime or even if my favorite TV show was on -- I wanted to fill my senses with games like Asteroids, Adventure and/or Yars' Revenge. I rapidly knew who I was and what I would be for the rest of my life: a guy who loved video games.

I hold this time uniquely precious because it was the moment I discovered something I could truly call my own. This discovery is the reason I wrote the film CHRISTMAS BYTES, and this is why we’re here, along with a group of CHRISTMAS BYTES producing partners -- an amazing conglomerate of artists, designers, gamers, musicians, actors, authors, freaks, geeks and fans. We’re here so you can lend a hand in helping us create a film about the ever-present emotional pull of gaming. We’re also here so you can help create a movie that reminds folks everywhere why our “first console” was so important. And we're also here to offer you some excellent perks when you donate. But MOSTLY?  We're here because we love this film and think you will, too.

-Brett Neveu, writer/producer

David Webb and his pal E.T.
David Webb and his pal E.T.

"CHRISTMAS BYTES" - WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

It's Christmas season, 1982, smack in the middle of a typical Midwestern suburb. Best friends Gary Green and Scottie Pickford, two restless 14-year-olds, while away the quickly-disappearing few days before Christmas. Gary, a self-described video game nut, pines for his own video game console while Pickford broods over the seventeen year-old neighborhood fox, Janelle Housten. Adding to this anxious mix of holiday want and hormonal agitation are Vernon Housten, Janelle’s nerdy younger brother, and Mike Dill, smooth-guy video arcade owner and consumate ladies man. 

But there are serious detractors in their midst, including Gary’s over-protective mother Sharon, Pickford's newly divorced father Roger, Scottie’s needling older brother Nathan, and Joey Riteland, high school junior, serious bully and unrelenting suitor of Janelle. In their quest for both video game glory and the love of a (not so) fair maid, Gary and Scottie will face untold dangers, try to protect their fragile egos, all while hopelessly watching the innocence of Christmases past disappear into the winter sky like old Saint Nick himself.

WHY WE'RE SEEKING YOUR HELP

The world of 1982, in living color, courtesy of the awesome Brian Schultze
The world of 1982, in living color, courtesy of the awesome Brian Schultze

One simple reason: to create freakin' 1982. Supplemental funds are necessary in order to authentically recreate the details of the period, so we’re reaching out to you via Kickstarter. We want to make sure every car, every can of food, every video game cartridge, every EVERYTHING is spot-on. And that? It can get EXPENSIVE. We very much need your support to help ensure we get 1982 exactly right, so pease join us in making sure 1982 looks perfect AND NOT TO MENTION we need your help to be able to support an original soundtrack by The Residents, additional music by Jerry "Pac Man Fever" Buckner and the ability to use period-specific site locations such as Star World Arcade.

BUT THEN YOU MAY ALSO ASK is $82,000 really enough dough to actually recreate 1982 in the super-best way possible? We shall say this: ehhh probably not. Would more than $82,000 do a better job remaking 1982? OF COURSE. Are we hoping that we raise a record amount ever for any film on Kickstarter ever? That's not our plan. BUT if such a thing should happen, we would not be sad. Or freaked out so much that we would die. We would instead shout a hearty congrats to YOU, fair donating-types. A HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS, INDEED!  Plus a HUZZAH or six or seven or eight or infinity.

OUR AMAZING DONATION PERKS

THIS is the MAGNET. Yep.  THE FREAKIN' MAGNET!!!
THIS is the MAGNET. Yep. THE FREAKIN' MAGNET!!!

With a wild mix of music, art, production props PLUS rare items direct from our producing partners, this list has something for everyone. We've run the perk-gamut, from a straight-on 5 buck donation-level on up to the 10,000 HIGH SCORE WINNERS. We've also assembled a bunch of "limited edition items," such as signed Atari Force comics from the master Gerry Conway to the super-rare "Swordquest: Waterworld" Atari 2600 cartridge, to signed vintage game boxes by the eternal Cliff Spohn to a super-stash of Atari, 80's and classic video game-themed books signed by your favorite smart-guy gamer authors.

AND THEN WE'VE ALSO GOT **SIX** DIGITAL DOWNLOADS (one being a PDF of the screenplay) including a high-resolution scan of "banned artwork" direct from one of one of the first 8-bit box and cart artists, the amazing Steve Hendricks. Here's a taste:

PLUS the amazing 8-bit game "VGS 8200 CHRISTMAS QUEST" created exclusively for the CHRISTMAS BYTES Kickstarter campaign by our mondo-excellent producing partners at 8-bit Rocket. Check out a sample:

THEN THERE'S the ultra cool sounds of the season from 8 Bit Weapon and ComputeHer's "It's a Chiptune Holiday!" Click below to listen to some samples:

AND THEN THERE'S a bit of *exclusive* CHRISTMAS BYTES pixelated artwork that's available here and now only through this offer by the master of the 8-bit movie poster, Eric Palmer. Here's a little peek:

BUT WAIT! THEN THERE'S ALSO the dungeon-module artistic homage/role-playing game CHRISTMAS BYTES MODULE LP1: The Treasure of the 2600 by our own associate producer Larry Pontius. Here's the cover:

"CHRISTMAS BYTES": BEHIND THE CAMERA

An awesome team of folks have been assembled for this project:

Dulé Hill, producer: Dulé Hill's recent projects include his acclaimed roles on both Psych and The West Wing. As a young man, Dulé went on tour with Broadway's The Tap Dance Kid, which led to other musicals, including Shenandoah, Little Rascals, and Black & Blue. During his senior year in high school, Hill won a role in his first feature film, Sugar Hill (1993). He returned to Broadway in 1995 for a starring role with the original cast of Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk. He went onto several television and movie roles, including: Color of Justice (1997), The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997), and A Love Song for Dad (1999). He was also recently seen on Broadway in Lydia Diamond’s Stick Fly (2012).

Steven A. Jones, producer: After directing a large number of nationally aired animated commercials, Mr. Jones branched out into the feature film world, creating the award winning Henry – Portrait of a Serial Killer as producer along with director John McNaughton. The success of this film brought many other projects, including Mad Dog and Glory featuring Robert DeNiro, Bill Murray and Uma Thurman, and Wild Things, starring Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon and many others. Mr. Jones’ body of work also includes five feature films by first time directors. Mr. Jones has had a long creative relationship with the band Styx, directing and producing music videos, documentaries, and video backgrounds for many of their tours.

Meghan Schumacher, producer: credits include “Counter Culture” and “Wright vs Wrong” for Sony/ABC with Stephnie Weir; the web series “Donna’s Revenge: Confessions of an Ex-Contestant” created by Seana Kofoed and directed by Oliver Oertel. Currently, she is developing a pilot for Sony created by Stephnie Weir and the pilot "Clandestine" for SYFY created by Todd Stashwick and Dennis Calero.

Brett Neveu, writer and producer: Brett Neveu's film credits include the short films Convo with Breakwall Pictures, Exit, Clowny with JonPon Films and the feature-length The Earl with Intermission Productions. Recent and upcoming theatre productions include The Opponent and Megacosm with A Red Orchid Theatre and 4 Murders with SkyPilot Theatre. Past work includes productions with The Royal Court Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, The House Theatre, The Inconvenience, The Goodman Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, TimeLine Theatre Company, A Red Orchid Theatre and American Theatre Company. He is a 2012 Sundance Institute Ucross Fellow, the recipient of the Ofner Prize for New Work, the Emerging Artist Award from The League of Chicago Theatres and is an ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre.

Duncan Riddell, director: is a theatre and film director based in Chicago. He is currently serving as dramaturg on the Broadway production of Craig Wright's Grace, starring Michael Shannon and Paul Rudd.  Other credits include Brett Neveu’s The Earl at A Red Orchid Theatre as well as productions at American Theatre Company, The Inconvenience, Sankofa Theatre, and Stage 773. He has also written and directed the films The Lake at Evening (2009), Artistic Temperament (2011), and is currently in post-production for Older Children (2012).

Peter Biagi, cinematographer: Peter Biagi's credits include Jeff Garland's I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, the soon to be released documentary Algren and the feature Stolen Summer. He also operated camera on Robert Altman's last two films - The Company and A Prairie Home Companion. To date, Peter has enjoyed shooting eighteen feature films, many narrative shorts and many long form documentaries.

The Residents, original soundtrack: The Residents are an American art collective best known for avante garde and multimedia works. The first official release under the name of "The Residents" was in 1972, and the group has since released over 60 albums, numerous music videos and short films, three CD-ROM projects, ten DVDs. They have undertaken seven major world tours and scored multiple films. Throughout the group's existence, the individual members have ostensibly attempted to operate under anonymity, preferring instead to have attention focused on their art output. Much outside speculation and rumor has focused on this aspect of the group. In public, the group appears silent and costumed, often wearing eyeball helmets, top hats and tuxedos - a long-lasting costume now recognized as their signature iconography. The Residents' earliest videos are in the New York Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection and were eventually released together in 2001 on the Icky Flix DVD, which includes an optional audio track of remixes. In January 2010 the Residents began a national tour entitled “Talking Light” which featured singer "Randy" wearing an old man mask, and the other two wearing dread lock wigs and some kind of optical gear over their faces. One of these performances was featured as part of the edition of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival curated by Matt Groenig in May 2010 in Minehead, England. 

Jerry Buckner, additional music: Jerry Buckner wrote, produced or performed on a wide variety of recording projects including the “Theme To WKRP In Cincinnati”, the top 10 hit “On And On” by Anne Murray and the million selling classic 80′s hit “Pac Man Fever.” 

Aric Jackson, line producer: Aric recently received his M.S. in Digital Cinema from DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media and has worked in the major motion picture and independent film industry for nearly a decade, working on films such Paramount Picture’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Warner Bros. Man of Steel (2013). During the summer of 2011 Aric collaborated for the first time with director Duncan Riddell to produce Older Children (2012). Aric is currently in production on his feature length directorial debut titled FLuX (2013); a documentary focused on the culinary talents of Chef Brandon Baltzley.

Larry Pontius, associate producer: Larry Pontius' produced stage work includes an Off-Broadway production of Umbrella by Alchemy Theatre Company of Manhattan; Fallout by Working Man’s Clothes Productions and The Lunar Adventures of Dar and Matey by Stolen Chair Theater, followed up with Dar and Matey’s Christmas SpectaculARGH at the The Brick Theatre in Brooklyn.

FEATURED CAST MEMBERS

We've recently begun our casting process and have added some exciting folks, including:

Michael Shannon (ROGER):  One of America’s premiere stage and film actors, Michael earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Revolutionary Road. Michael also appeared in the 2011 film Take Shelter, where he received rave reviews for his performance, and he’s also a cast member of the television show Boardwalk Empire where he plays the role of Federal Prohibition agent Nelson Van Alden. Upcoming and current projects include “General Zod”, the villain in Zak Snyder’s Superman reboot, Man of Steel; a corrupt cop in the film Premium Rush, performing in the Craig Wright play Grace on Broadway as well as with A Red Orchid Theatre (where he is an ensemble member) in Chicago in the Sam Shepard play Simpatico

Keep checking in with us to see what other actors have joined our ranks!

PRODUCING PARTNERS

We are so happy to have pre-production support, consulting and technical direction provided by an incredible list that cuts deep across the rocky and winding field of gaming and geekdom. These folks include:

8-bit Rocket - a kick-ass group of premium designers, fans, gamers and 8-bit bloggers

Eric Palmer - fantabulous artist and creator of the top-notch 8-BIT MOVIE POSTERS

D. Scott Williamson - former Atari programmer and founder of the "Star Castle 2600 Project"

Paul Pape - the mastermind behind Paul Pape Designs, Paul has created stop-motion animated shorts, worked on commercials, industrials and sculpted  stuff for all sorts, including the miniature furniture for the Pulitzer Prize winning play I AM MY OWN WIFE

8 Bit Weapon (Seth & Michelle Sternberger) - having performed their chip music across two continents using their arsenal of classic video game consoles and vintage computers as instruments, 8 Bit Weapon have independently released 11 albums, created their own series of music software for the Apple II and have worked with Disney, Microsoft, Nokia and Sony as well as influential artists such as Kraftwerk and Information Society

ComputeHer - Michelle Sternberger's solo electronic music project, using retro gaming consoles and 8-bit computers to create hard beats with colorful melodies

Gerry Conway - legendary comic book writer, co-creator of “The Punisher” and author of the “Atari Force” comics

Cliff Spohn - one of Apple and the Atari 2600's first graphic artists, Cliff was responsible for the original box art for Combat, Surround, Super Breakout and numerous others

Steve Hendricks - another of Atari's first graphic artists, Steve was responsible for the original box art for Haunted House, DefenderWarlords and many others

Craig Miller - former Lucasfilm employee, television writer and original author and editor of the first series of Star Wars newsletters, “Bantha Tracks”

Rose Estes - author of the 10 million selling “Dungeons and Dragons: Endless Quest” book series

Nick Montfort - co-author of the Atari history book, “Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System" and Associate Professor of Digital Media, Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ian Bogost - co-author of the Atari history book, “Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System,” co-founder of Persuasive Games and Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Digital Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology AND creator of the truly original 8-bit game "A Slow Year"

Roberto Dillon - computer engineer, professor and author of the book “The Golden Age of Video Games: The Birth of a Multibillion Dollar Industry"

Tristan Donovan - game blogger, critic and author of the book "Replay: The History of Video Games"

Mark Bellomo - author of numerous pop-culture related books, including "Totally Tubular 80's Toys" as well as possibly the world's foremost expert on toys and action figures

Chris Melissinos - speaker, Sun Microsystems Chief Gaming Officer and author of the book “The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect,” Chris is also the curator of the Smithsonian Museum’s exhibit of video game art

Matt Barton - professor, co-author of the book "Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time" and co-creator of the influential gaming blog "Armchair Arcade"

Bill Loguidice - video game historian, co-author of the book "Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time," and co-creator of the excellent and influential blog "Armchair Arcade"

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and Brian Bellmont - bloggers and authors of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the 70s and 80s"

Patrick O’Malley - owner and operator of Star Worlds, a real-life, back-in-time video arcade located in DeKalb, IL

IS IT VIDEO TESTIMONIALS YOU DEMAND?

Then click below for a few of our partners and fans chatting about their love for 8-bit!

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BTW: special thanks to Joe Williams for permission to use his wonderful image.

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  • OKAY! Starting at the $75.00 level, we've added a DVD copy of the film with every pledge. SO those who have already pledged $75.00 or more will get a DVD of the film & those who pledge $75.00 or more from now until the end of the campaign will also get a DVD! So there ya go. WE AIM TO PLEASE!!!

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    *FOUR* DIGITAL DOWNLOADS!!! ROLE-PLAYING GAME + 8-BIT GAME + 8 BIT WEAPN/COMPUTEHER+ PDF OF THE SCRIPT: Pick your character (Nerd, Geek, Dork or Fox) and enter the DUNGEON (full of treasure, parents and the occasional jerky 10th grader) in this downloadable CHRISTMAS BYTES-themed module in the style of "Dungeons and Dragons B1 Module: "The Keep on The Borderlands" and created by amazo-writer and Associate Producer Larry Pontius. PLUS the PDF of the script, the downloadable album from 8 Bit Weapon/ComputeHer and the 8 BIT CHRISTMAS game "VGS 8200 CHRISTMAS QUEST!" THAT'S FOUR FRICKIN' DOWNLOADS, PEOPLE! OH! And the awesome magnet, too.

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    RETROGAMING ROUNDUP AWARD: Direct from our awesome supporters at Retrogaming Roundup, one randomly chosen VINTAGE VIDEO GAME CARTRIDGE direct from their personal stash and signed by the Retrogaming Roundup guys themselves. Plus the CHRISTMAS BYTES fridge magnet, the "OFFICIAL SUPPORTER" patch, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $10.00 to your donation for this item.

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    BREAKOUT!: A graphic design legend, our production partner Cliff Spohn was the creator of Atari Corporation's first box and cartridge art and ultimately changed the way video games were marketed. So what do we have from him? An original and signed BREAKOUT box. From Cliff's own personal stash. Direct to you. For donating to CHRISTMAS BYTES. Plus the magnet, the patch, the SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: winning pledges receive a randomly chosen signed game box (flat and never used) based on a progressive roll of a six-sided die.) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    HUMAN CANNONBALL!: A graphic design legend, our production partner Cliff Spohn was the creator of Atari Corporation's first box and cartridge art and ultimately changed the way video games were marketed. So what do we have from him? An original and signed HUMAN CANNONBALL box. From Cliff's own personal stash. Direct to you. For donating to CHRISTMAS BYTES. Plus the magnet, the patch, the SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: winning pledges receive a randomly chosen signed game box (flat and never used) based on a progressive roll of a six-sided die.) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    CODEBREAKER!: A graphic design legend, our production partner Cliff Spohn was the creator of Atari Corporation's first box and cartridge art and ultimately changed the way video games were marketed. So what do we have from him? An original and signed CODEBREAKER box. From Cliff's own personal stash. Direct to you. For donating to CHRISTMAS BYTES. Plus the magnet, the patch, the SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: winning pledges receive a randomly chosen signed game box (flat and never used) based on a progressive roll of a six-sided die.) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    BACKGAMMON!: A graphic design legend, our production partner Cliff Spohn was the creator of Atari Corporation's first box and cartridge art and ultimately changed the way video games were marketed. So what do we have from him? An original and signed BACKGAMMON box. From Cliff's own personal stash. Direct to you. For donating to CHRISTMAS BYTES. Plus the magnet, the patch, the SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: winning pledges receive a randomly chosen signed game box (flat and never used) based on a progressive roll of a six-sided die.) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    BOWLING!: A graphic design legend, our production partner Cliff Spohn was the creator of Atari Corporation's first box and cartridge art and ultimately changed the way video games were marketed. So what do we have from him? An original and signed BOWLING box. From Cliff's own personal stash. Direct to you. For donating to CHRISTMAS BYTES. Plus the magnet, the patch, the SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: winning pledges receive a randomly chosen signed game box (flat and never used) based on a progressive roll of a six-sided die.) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    MINIATURE GOLF!: A graphic design legend, our production partner Cliff Spohn was the creator of Atari Corporation's first box and cartridge art and ultimately changed the way video games were marketed. So what do we have from him? An original and signed MINIATURE GOLF box. From Cliff's own personal stash. Direct to you. For donating to CHRISTMAS BYTES. Plus the magnet, the patch, the SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: winning pledges receive a randomly chosen signed game box (flat and never used) based on a progressive roll of a six-sided die.) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    BARE-BONES VINTAGE VIDEO GAME CONSOLE: No joysticks, no adapters. Just the unit itself. Just the machine. This production prop is possibly dusty BUT definitely working. IT’S TOO AWESOME TO BEHOLD. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $25.00 to your donation for this item.

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    A SLOW YEAR FOR YOU!: Take a wonderful 8-bit journey of excellent inner coolness with a genuine hard-copy book-n-software version of Ian Bogost's "A Slow Year" -- a collection of four one kilobyte games, one for each season, about the experience of observing things and the winner of the Vanguard and Virtuoso awards at the 2010 Indiecade Festival and a finalist in the Nuovo category at the 2010 Independent Game Festival. PLUS the magnet, the patch, the always colossal SIX digital downloads AND a special thanks at the end of the film! BAMMO! & check out the "A Slow Year" at: http://www.opentexture.com/products/aslowyear/ INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    THE ANALOG VERSION: One *official” and signed paper copy of CHRISTMAS BYTES by Brett Neveu. Plus the magnet, the patch, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    THE RESIDENTS SIGNED CD "PETTING ZOO": Our soundtrack artists THE RESIDENTS offer up their excellent best of album "Petting Zoo" featuring such kick-ass hits from their 40 year career as "Constantinople" and "Hello Skinny." The CD is also label-signed by The Residents (a RARE sort of thing). PLUS the magnet, the patch, all SIX digital downloads plus a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    THE RESIDENTS SIGNED CD "DEMONS DANCE ALONE": Our soundtrack artists THE RESIDENTS offer up their excellent album "Demons Dance Alone" featuring such great tracks as 'Ghost Child' and 'Life Would be Wonderful'. The CD is also label-signed by The Residents (a RARE sort of thing). PLUS the magnet, the patch, all SIX digital downloads plus a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    PAC MAN FEVER!: A PAC MAN FEVER compact-disc signed by our additional music contributor Jerry Buckner himself! Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    4 CARTS IN SPECIAL CARTRIDGE WOOD-LIKE SHELVING UNIT MADE OF “WOOD”: Four official, randomly chosen production prop and work-tested VINTAGE VIDEO GAME CARTRIDGES in their own faux-wood & vintage cartridge shelving unit. These things are like heaven for your carts, but you get to take them in out of heaven whenever you want. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $15.00 to your donation for this item.

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    STAR WARS: A NEW(S) HOPE: These amazing production props are the official and vintage Star Wars Fanclub Newsletter: BANTHA TRACKS, signed by the original editor/writer, our producing partner (and former Lucasfilm employee), Craig Miller. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: winning pledges receive a randomly chosen newsletter based on a progressive roll of a four-sided die.) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    “ATARI FORCE” COMICS SIGNED BY THE LEGENDARY GERRY CONWAY!!!: These amazing production props are the official and vintage ATARI FORCE comics signed by our producing partner and author (and powerhouse) Gerry Conway. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: winning pledges receive a randomly chosen comic based on a progressive roll of a six-sided die.) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    “TOTALLY TUBULAR 80’S TOYS”: One signed copy of “Totally Tubular 80’s Toys” by our producing partner, toy/action figure expert and author Mark Bellomo. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    "VINTAGE GAMES": One signed copy of "Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time" by our producing partners, game experts and authors Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton. Plus a limited edition "Vintage Games" bookmark, the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    "THE GOLDEN AGE": One signed copy of the book "The Golden Age of Video Games: The Birth of a Multibillion Dollar Industry" by by producing partner, game expert and author Roberto Dillon. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    "REPLAY": One signed copy of the book "Replay: The History of Video Games" by producing partner, critic, influential blogger and author Tristan Donovan. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    “RACING THE BEAM”: One signed copy of the book “Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System” by producing partners, bloggers and authors Nick Montfort and Ian Bogost. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    “THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES”: One signed copy of the book “The Art of Video Games: from Pac-Man to Mass Effect” signed by producing partner, video game expert and author Chris Melissinos. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PUDDING POPS?”: One signed copy of the book “Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?: The Lost Toys, Tastes, and Trends of the 70s and 80s" signed by renowned bloggers and authors Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and Brian Bellmont. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    “DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: ENDLESS QUEST” SIGNED BY AUTHOR ROSE ESTES: One official and vintage production prop of the awesomely excellent DUNGEON AND DRAGONS: ENDLESS QUEST series of choose-your-own-adventure books. We have a limited edition of seven copies signed by author Rose Estes herself (actually, they are each MORE THAN JUST SIGNED -- Rose Estes shares a hand-written anecdote about the creation of the book in each individual copy!!!) and they can be yours if you so choose. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. HUZZAH! (NOTE: winning pledges receive a randomly chosen Endless Quest book based on a progressive roll of a eight-sided die.) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    8 CARTS FOR YOUR PLAYING PLEASURE: EIGHT randomly chosen production prop and work-tested VINTAGE VIDEO GAME CARTRIDGES (no duplicates), all ready to pop in and play. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $15.00 to your donation for this item.

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    *YOU* HAVE BEEN DELETED!: Got a great remembrance-anecdote-conversation from the 80’s? Always thought, “Hey! That remembrance-anecdote-conversation would make a great scene in a film!” Our screenwriter, Brett Neveu, will turn your personal 80’s r/a/c into a “virtual deleted scene” and write your personalized deleted scene (featuring the characters of CHRISTMAS BYTES), sign it and send it to you. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $5.00 to your donation for this item.

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    8-BIT CHRISTMAS BYTES - MIB!: A mint-in-box copy of "VGS 8200 CHRISTMAS QUEST" with awesome cover art and an instruction book signed by our excellent production partners at 8-bit Rocket. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads (including a digital copy of the video game) and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $10.00 to your donation for this item.

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    VHS OR BETA COPY OF "CHRISTMAS BYTES": That's right, it's a highly desired VHS OR BETA version of the film! You can watch CHRISTMAS BYTES as it was meant to be watched -- on OUTDATED TECHNOLOGY! We'll also send you a DVD copy of the film, just in case. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: BETA version of the film limited to "availability of BETA tapes") (OTHER NOTE: film only available after completion (obviously).) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $10.00 to your donation for this item.

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    ACTION FIGURE IT OUT: So you think you should be made into an action figure? Or you think your friend or girlfriend or mom or dad or dog or cat or bird or whoever should be made into an action figure? THEN CHECK IT OUT. Our amazing producing partner Paul Pape will sculpt an action figure per your instructions and BAM. Job done. PLUS the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $10.00 to your donation for this item.

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    80’S VIDEO GAME STRATEGY GUIDE PACKAGE DELUXE!: a package of production props from the film, including FIVE vintage paperback trade books: "How to Win at Video Games," "Mastering Pac-Man," "Score! Beating the Top 16 Video Games," "The Player's Strategy Guide to Atari VCS Home Video Games" and "How to Master the Video Games." All 5 BOOKS are housed in a vintage and "sticker signed" faux-wood grained floppy-disk storage case PLUS the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $25.00 to your donation for this item.

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    STAR CASTLE 2600 DELUXE PACKAGE!: from producing partner D. Scott Williamson, comes one sealed & autographed Star Castle 2600 cartridge in box with player's manual. Totally frickin' AWESOME, right? IN ADDITION -- three signed Twin Galaxie Superstar 2012 trading cards featuring D. Scott Williamson. PLUS the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $15.00 to your donation for this item.

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    PLAYER-READY VINTAGE VIDEO GAME CONSOLE!!!: Joysticks? Check. Power cord & adaptor? Check. Vintage console? SUPER-CHECK. Time to plug in this "sicker signed" production prop and PLAY A FREAKING GAME! Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $35.00 to your donation for this item.

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    SWORDQUEST WATERWORLD CARTRIDGE. SERIOUSLY. WE ARE NOT KIDDING. One CHRISTMAS BYTES production prop and game-tested "Swordquest: Waterworld" cartridge. Ranked "9" on the rarity scale, this sucker is like video game gold. Plus the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. NOTE: yes, we know this cart is from 1983. We're shooting it from behind, so it doesn't matter. :) INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $10.00 to your donation for this item.

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    ULTIMATE ANALOGISH PACKAGE: One boxed copy of "VGS 8200 CHRISTMAS QUEST" signed by the guys at 8-bit Rocket. One fancy-bound and signed by Brett Neveu paper copy of CHRISTMAS BYTES. One CD copy of "A Chiptune Holiday" signed by 8 Bit Weapon/ComputeHer. AND One deluxe, old-school, three-ring binder version of the CHRISTMAS BYTES MODULE LP1: THE TREASURE OF THE 2600. Plus the magnet, the patch and (of course) all SIX digital downloads (for backup purposes). Plus a special thanks in the end credits of the film. INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $25.00 to your donation for this item.

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    A SLOW YEAR - THE LIMITED EDITION: Okay. We're not fooling around with this one, and neither is Georgia Institute of Technology Professor Ian Bogost. This is the ultra-rare, numbered and signed limited edition copy of his hit 8-bit game "A Slow Year," featuring: a numbered, signed 2600-ready cartridge of "A Slow Year;" a leather casebound, foil embossed edition of the "A Slow Year book," with color details, numbered to match and signed; a boxed CD-ROM with the Windows/Mac edition, all carefully packaged in an intricately detailed, embossed leather box with the "A Slow Year" cover art. YOU CAN NOT DENY THIS IS SOME HEAVY DUTY RETROMODERN COOLNESS. PLUS the SIX digital downloads, the magnet, the patch, a signed script and a special thanks at the end of the film. & check out the "limited edition" at: http://www.opentexture.com/products/aslowyear/limitededition.aspx INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $25.00 to your donation for this item.

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    A CREW JACKET IS COOL: an *authentic* and *excellent* black satin CHRISTMAS BYTES crew jacket with patch, a MIB copy of "VGS 8200 CHRISTMAS QUEST," a deluxe signed copy of the script, the magnet and all SIX downloads. PLUS a VHS or BETA copy of the film & a DVD copy and a special thanks at the end of the film (some items will be available post-production). INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PEOPLE please add $30.00 to your donation for this item.

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    THIS IS THE ONE: The main production prop VINTAGE VIDEO GAME CONSOLE to be used in the film, this one comes with its own vintage plexiglass protective box, joysticks, cords, ten boxed production prop & game-tested cartridges, a boxed "VGS 8200 CHRISTMAS QUEST" cart from our producing partners 8-Bit Rocket, a complete & vintage production prop of the Atari game "Star Raiders" and a personalized "thank you video" from the cast and crew. Plus the black satin crew jacket with patch, the magnet, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: some of these items will (obviously) be available after post-production) Free shipping anywhere in the world.

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    YOU HAVE BEEN DELETED. ON FILM.: remember the above deleted scene perk whereas our screenwriter writes your 80's remembrance-anecdote-conversation as a scene for the film? Well. He'll do it for you here at this level, but this time WE FILM IT WITH OUR ACTUAL ACTORS AND INCLUDE IT AS AN EXTRA/DELETED SCENE ON THE FUTURE RELEASE OF THE DVD. That's right. Your remembrance-anecdote-conversation. Filmed. Then deleted. Then shown as an extra. Just like they do in the movies. Plus the black satin crew jacket, the VHS or BETA (& DVD) copy of the film, the MIB copy of "VGS 8200 CHRISTMAS QUEST," the magnet, the patch, a signed script, all SIX digital downloads and a special thanks in the end credits of the film. (NOTE: filmed bit available (obviously) after post-production) Free shipping anywhere in the world.

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    *YOU* ARE THE HIGH SCORE WINNER!: you have reached a high score and your initials will be listed (by top score) in our HIGH SCORE LIST in classic video game style at the beginning of the credits at the end of the film (as well as your name listed as a Producing Partner). You will also receive a personalized "thank you video" from the cast and crew, a hard-bound and signed copy of the script, ten magnets, an official CHRISTMAS BYTES black satin crew jacket (with patch) a personalized VIP invitation to the CHRISTMAS BYTES screening in Chicago, New York or LA (your choice) (transportation not included), an awesome cast-signed production prop, the MIB copy of "VGS 8200 CHRISTMAS QUEST" and a VHS or BETA (& DVD) copy of the film, a three-ring binder version of the role-playing game CHRISTMAS BYTES MODULE LP1 and, of course, all SIX digital downloads. (NOTE: some of these items will (obviously) be available after post-production) & free shipping. Duh.

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    NO, WAIT, **YOU** ARE THE HIGH SCORE WINNER!: you have entered the super-elite top five high scores and your initials will be listed (by top score) in our HIGH SCORE LIST in classic video game style at the beginning of the credits at the end of the film (as well as your name listed as a Producing Partner). You will also receive a personalized "thank you video" from the cast and crew, a hard-bound and signed copy of the script, ten magnets, an official CHRISTMAS BYTES black satin crew jacket (with patch) a personalized VIP invitation to the CHRISTMAS BYTES screening in Chicago, New York or LA (your choice) (two round-trip tickets to closest venue are provided, continental US only), an awesome cast-signed production prop, the MIB copy of "VGS 8200 CHRISTMAS QUEST," the VHS or BETA (& DVD) copy of the film, a three-ring binder version of the role-playing game CHRISTMAS BYTES MODULE LP1 and (OF COURSE) all SIX digital downloads. & free shipping on all things shippable. Double-duh.

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