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An animated short film about a man's collapsing sanity, featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti, Jason Mantzoukas, and Kate McKinnon.
An animated short film about a man's collapsing sanity, featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti, Jason Mantzoukas, and Kate McKinnon.
489 backers pledged $35,500 to help bring this project to life.

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OUR NEW GOAL! GIANT SLOTH: PART II

Posted by Paul Hornschemeier (Creator)
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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.

So...

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.

-Paul

T-SHIRTS! New rewards and plans

Posted by Paul Hornschemeier (Creator)

People have been asking for them in messages, and here they are: Giant Sloth t-shirts! You can choose from two designs, letting people know your love for the dusty (totally made up) past. Get either shirt (at the $70 pledge level, for which you'll also get the DVD/Blu Ray, the limited edition book, and plenty of other goodies) or get both (at the $85 level, which also includes all the aforementioned loot).

If you want to raise you pledge to get the shirts, it's easy to do through the kickstarter app or site! If you're already pledged at a higher level than $70 and want to get the shirts, just increase your pledge $20 for one shirt or $30 for both and send me a message or a note letting me know what you want. Easy? Easy.

Thanks again and keep spreading the word about the film! There are a couple BIG stretch goals and rewards in the works, so keep an eye for news next week!

High fives,
Paul

OUR FIRST STRETCH GOALS!

Posted by Paul Hornschemeier (Creator)
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Hello again everybody! I'm still bowled over by passing our goal earlier today, only 8 days into this campaign. Thank you again!

We reached our goal so quickly (thank you again, again!), that we're still getting confirmation about some of the rewards and stretch goals that are in the works. But to start with, HERE ARE OUR FIRST STRETCH GOALS!

$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 actors on this amazing cast!

If you haven't pledged, now's a great time to join in, because this film is fully funded. If you've pledged and are at a lower pledge amount, think about increasing your pledge! And definitely keep spreading the word! We've got 22 days to go. Let's keep growing this world.

I'll be posting more soon as we get other goals/rewards set. Until then... thanks again, again, again.

-Paul

WE MADE IT!

Posted by Paul Hornschemeier (Creator)
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We made the goal in 8 days! I'm thumb-typing this while holding my not-feeling-so-well son, Leo, so I'll keep this post brief... But thank you, thank you. A million times over thank you!

I'll be posting stretch goals later tonight, so stay tuned. We've got a lot more time left in this campaign, so let's see how much strange stuff we can make together!

Group hug, Paul

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New reward! You're on Display!

Posted by Paul Hornschemeier (Creator)
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Several people suggested this in messages, and I thought it was too good an idea to pass up: now your likeness can be in one of the exhibits in The Benchley Museum! This will be a smaller (and definitely non speaking) "role" than the "YOU OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES" level, but your face will be appear in the film, and you'll get to keep the original art!

If you've pledged at a lower level, you can always increase your pledge to get this new reward! And we'll be adding more rewards and stretch goals if we pass our original goal...

Keep spreading the word. Let's build The Benchley (and put you in it?).