We met our original goal in 8 days, but we've got hundreds of people who are part of this project with more joining us every day... So why not make more independently funded work with the time we have left in this campaign? Why not indeed.
OUR NEW GOAL IS $50,000!
Okay. Great. But what will we do with that?
The end of GIANT SLOTH leaves a lot of cliffhangers and questions unanswered. It begs for Gordon's world to be explored further. So we're going further! With your help we're going to make a SECOND SHORT FILM!!! (titled BENCHLEY MORNINGS) that will be even stranger than GIANT SLOTH! If Gordon is losing his mind in GIANT SLOTH, then get ready for BENCHLEY MORNINGS!
IF WE MEET THIS GOAL, EVERYONE ABOVE THE $15 PLEDGE LEVEL WILL GET 2 FILMS!
Additionally, if we reach this new goal BOTH films will have international subtitles, and we'll be able to afford to get this submitted to around three times the festivals (those submission fees add up fast)!
THERE ARE PLENTY OF NEW REWARDS ALONG THE WAY:
$27,500: POSTCARDS FROM THE BENCHLEY All backers at $40 or more will automatically receive a postcard set adorned with exhibits from The Benchley Museum of Cultural and Natural History
$30,000: THE MUSEUM CATALOG EBOOK: All backers at $15 or more will receive a copy of "The Benchley Permanent Collection" eBook, edited by Gordon Boonewell, detailing the history of some of the bizarre antiquities housed in The Benchley Museum.
$32,500: ANIMATED BLOOPER REEL: All backers at $15 or more will receive the animated blooper reel, featuring outtakes, probably plenty of cursing, and general improvisational goodness you've come to expect from the amazing people on this amazing cast!
$37,500: "DESTROY THE PAST" ANIMATED "TED" TALK: All backers at $15 or more will get another mini animation starring terrible boss Roman Nichols (voice by Robert Popper) as he gives a defense for destroying the old Benchley museum. He's awful. We love him.
$45,000: THE FIGURINE: We'll reveal this soon... It's so new I haven't even scanned the art yet! This will be a super limited edition figurine that we'll only be making if we reach $45,000. And it will be only go out to backers at $100 or more.
$50,000: BENCHLEY MORNINGS! An entire other short? Yes! We dive deeper into the Benchley Museum, its dusty world, and the quickly disintegrating life of Gordon Boonewell!
Let's make more stories! If you've pledged, think about increasing. If you haven't pledged yet, come on in. And everybody: keep spreading the word! Share it, tweet it, burp it.
Thanks everybody! Especially you, Marvin.