Funded! This project was successfully funded on March 2, 2012.

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      Creator Robyn Gallagher on March 9

      Just wondering if anyone has received the "digital poster". I haven't.

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      Creator Alyssa Gootierrez on February 28

      will never support again, 2 years and no communication!!!

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      Creator Jessie Scoullar on February 17

      Still waiting.

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      Creator Piero Manchego-Badiola on February 13

      Digging this back up from the grave...any news about the status of the pledges? There are still some of us who are waiting patiently after almost two years. Managing projects and pledges like this can't be easy but all it takes is an update, some kind of explanation to ease our minds and restore a little faith.

      In other news, "What We Do in the Shadows" seems interesting. Look forward to seeing it.

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      Creator Jessie Scoullar on September 11, 2013

      I agree with Nicola below. The radio silence is really disappointing. I'm about to move house for the second time since I pledged 18 months or so ago - I'll send in my new address, but I'm not expecting much :(

      Waiting on DVD, poster, patch, card, in London.

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      Creator Nicola Andrews on August 21, 2013

      My local library here in the US has four copies of Boy on DVD (awesome!), so I presume that distribution should no longer be an issue. I have moved house and sent my new address to the Kickstarter crew a month ago, and have received no response. I hope that the rewards are sent soon, and to my correct address.

      I feel very disappointed in this whole process - I'd seen the movie in theatres three times (in NZ and the US), saw Taika on his US tour of the movie, told all my friends in the US to go see it, and pledged a much higher Kickstarter pledge than I normally would - because I really love this movie and want to see it and Taika succeed, and enable him to make more hilarious and poignant projects.

      The disappointing part of this process has not been the wait to receive Kickstarter rewards. I understand that things take time, and that even if the US-region DVDs were ready, Taika would still have to sign them all by hand while still taking care of other creative endeavours, his family and having a life. However, I feel very let down at the total lapse in communication that has happened since the successful US tour - no more charming video updates, no emails, not even so much as a tweet saying "Sorry, I haven't forgotten about you, I promise!". I've read all of the comments here and some of them are pretty harsh - I certainly wouldn't call Taika a "thief", maybe just naive.

      It's not a nice feeling to be left wondering if us Kickstarter backers will be rewarded, or even sent an update - a little like Boy himself staring down a dirt road, waiting, and hoping that his beloved Shogun will remember him after all.

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      Creator Amy Hope Dermont on July 1, 2013

      Still waiting for my DVD, patch & membership card... but did receive the poster.

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      Creator Rob B. on June 21, 2013

      Received a small package with the DVD, Crazy Horses patch and member card, but not the poster. Not sure if it will arrive separately, but in any case, I'm happy that most of my items finally arrived.

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      Creator Jake Smith on June 20, 2013

      I just got my signed poster in Canada! I will stare at it lovingly while I wait for the membership card, jacket patch, and signed DVD.

      I'm not complaining, Taika just had a newborn right after this! Maybe Patrick and I are soul brothers, he got the other stuff and I got the poster. From Canada to Oklahoma to New Zealand!

      Kia ora!!!

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      Creator Laura Jefrine Hopf on June 19, 2013


      Just got my jacket patch and membership card in the mail in Toronto. Hopefully everyone gets all their items shortly :) x

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      Creator Patrick Weigant on June 15, 2013

      Got everything but my poster, assuming its in a different package here in Oklahoma! Woot! Worth the wait!

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      Creator Jing on June 14, 2013

      Just wanted to let fellow backers know that I got some of my pledge gifts today in California! I got my DVD, jacket patch and membership card! Hopefully, everyone else will be getting their gifts over the following week or two. :)

      I know some folks are frustrated ( I know, I was at times, too) but the Kickstarter model is still relatively new and there is going to be a learning curve in how to execute and complete a successful campaign. Just thinking about the logistics of a project like this with over a thousand backers, while working another job, balancing family & home, etc., make my head spin.

      Hiccups aside, Taika & Co., I hope this doesn't put you off from doing another KS campaign and that you've learned a lot about crowdsourcing! Thanks for a great film and I can't wait to share it with my friends who missed it the first time around.

      But the bigger THANKS goes out to all of my fellow backers that made it possible to see BOY at a theater here in the US. Thank you giving me a chance to see this last year with a great crowd and Taika in person. :)


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      Creator K......H (deleted) on June 11, 2013

      Hello! Christmas came today. Thank you Santa Taika for all the lovely gifts.
      Kathleen :)

      p.s. Tell us about your next project!

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      Creator Jessie Scoullar on June 10, 2013

      Still waiting here in London, UK.

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      Creator Grant Williams on June 7, 2013

      Hey, look, a signed poster! Now just waiting on the, sometime next year?

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      Creator Patrick Weigant on June 5, 2013

      Anyone know how it's coming, USPS, FedEx, UPS etc?

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      Creator Claire Querée on June 4, 2013

      Update: June 4, 2013
      Unfortunately nothing has been received here by me in Canada. I pledged $250.
      I also wrote to the creators about two weeks ago and haven't received a response.
      Some more communication from the team would be awesome.
      Glad to see at least some people are getting their rewards, finally.

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      Creator Laurel Meadows on June 4, 2013

      I received my poster yesterday, June 3, still waiting on the DVD and artwork. I'm being patient, lol... just hope it arrives before I go back to NZ and buy a copy myself! hehe

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      Creator Cinders23 on June 2, 2013

      Update: June 2, 2013. There is NOTHING to report. I repeat, NOTHING.

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      Creator C Cockle on May 19, 2013

      Just wanted to post an update to my March 2nd comment - I have received all my goodies today and am now a very happy backer. Apparently my details were on Taika's list but not Kickstarter's so maybe some of you are in the same boat.

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      Creator Cinders23 on May 16, 2013

      Emanuel Michael, now that wasn't so hard, was it? A simple update on where things stand. This could have been posted months and months ago, with encouraging words and words of thanks to the backers who gave you $110,000. That's a huge chunk of change. A simple message posted periodically would have gone a long way. My opinion on this whole thing may change when/if the rewards are actually received. Lesson learned all the way around, eh?

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      Creator Katy M on May 16, 2013

      Thanks for getting in touch, Emanuel. Communication like this is awesome, and I think it will go a long way to calming people down -- I haven't heard anything since last August, so I figured we had been given up on. I know that i kicked in to this project because I know taika's work and I was excited to help bring him to a wider audience, even in a small way. Glad to see we haven't been forgotten :)

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      Creator Emanuel Michael on May 16, 2013

      Hey Rob, Katy, and everyone... As one of the producers of BOY, I can confirm that this latest comment is 100% accurate. Firstly, the date that was initially put down for the rewards was inaccurate. Second, the DVD was the major hang up. It wasn't allowed to be circulating so far in advance of the actual DVD release in the States. It had nothing to do with Taika who had to weather some pretty rough emails and comments... Taika actually went out of his way to physically complete all of the rewards and pushed as hard as he could for the early release of the DVD, but "the suits" said that the DVD had to wait, and so... well, we were stuck in contractual mud... We feel terrible about the huge delay in the States... We're sorry that our US fans and supporters had to wait so long for these rewards... (I'm waiting on mine too...) There is good news, though... I know for a fact that the DVD has now been given a green light... The US rewards are beginning to be sent out tomorrow (Friday, May 17th, 2013)... All of the rewards are packaged and ready to go out, so they will all finally get to their proper homes! Thank you for sticking with us... It was a long haul... But it's coming together now... Thank you for your patience, your generosity, your coolness, and your support!

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      Creator Rob B. on May 16, 2013

      Not sure if anyone else has been contacted, but here's a message that I just received which gives me a little hope that our prizes will be delivered; though I must admit that I still have a "I'll-believe-it-when-I-see-it" attitude. Anyhow, read on...

      I can tell you now the USA / CANADA shipment will be released as of Monday 20th May.
      Unfortunately the reward date that was posted initially was never correct. We were never able to release any material on DVD to the USA or Canada until after a certain amount of time following the theatrical release.
      Taika certainly had no hand in writing the reward received by date. However he has had to deal with all the rewards personally. There is no machine behind him helping him to get it all together.

      I have been helping Taika from NZ to sort these reward packages and get all the NTSC components made. Infact all the rewards had to be created from scratch. This in no way excuses your wait for the reward and we will make good on the promise that was made to you.

      Please accept our apology and do hope this does not affect your relationship with Kickstarter in the future.

      Kind regards,
      BOY kickstarter reward helper.

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      Creator Katy M on May 13, 2013

      I gave up waiting. I sent Mr. Waititi an email, and left a comment on here and on twitter. Nothing. I have asked Kickstarter to step in. I'd like my reward or a refund.

      Here is a copy of the letter I sent:

      Hi. Back in Feb 2012, I backed the project "Boy: The American Release" ( The goal was $90,000 and just over $110,000 was actually raised. I pledged $100, my first pledge with Kickstarter, and as yet my only pledge. The fulfillment date was set at March 2012, but we heard from the project creator that his wife had had a baby, and things would be delayed. In July 2012, I was sent a mass email asking for my details so that the rewards could be fulfilled. I completed it on time, and returned it promptly. Approximately three weeks ago I contacted the creator to let him know that I'm moving, and wanted to let him know my new address, asking him when we could expect reward fulfillment and how best to make sure my new address is noted. No response. Now we are over a year past the fulfillment deadline, I see that Taika Waititi (the creator) is actively using twitter, so he hasn't actually fallen off the face of the earth, and the dvd and bluray are both on Amazon for pre-order, and the film premieres that he wanted to fund have taken place across the country. Many, many backers are complaining on the project message board, and many of us appear to be in the same boat. At this point with Mr. Waititi refusing to respond to us, I'd like you to step in to ask him to make good on his promises, or else refund us. As an attorney, I know that it is not your place to issue refunds, but I hope that you will be able to ask him to take action. He has definitely made me leary of funding any more kickstarter projects.
      I appreciate your attention and help.

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      Creator Alyssa Gootierrez on May 9, 2013

      still waiting-disappointed. you shouldn't ask people for financial help then not follow through with what was promised. having a child is not an excuse, what an example to teach.

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      Creator Katy M on May 3, 2013

      ... and to all, have faith :) Surely Taika will come through. When he started the project, and we pledged, we formed a contract. From the Kickstarter website:

      Is a creator legally obligated to fulfill the promises of their project?
      Yes. Kickstarter's Terms of Use require creators to fulfill all rewards of their project or refund any backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill. (This is what creators see before they launch.) We crafted these terms to create a legal requirement for creators to follow through on their projects, and to give backers a recourse if they don't. We hope that backers will consider using this provision only in cases where they feel that a creator has not made a good faith effort to complete the project and fulfill.

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      Creator Katy M on May 3, 2013

      Nothing yet here in Wisconsin... and I move in 24 days, so I hope it arrives before then... I'm not sure how to let them know I'm moving. Maybe I'm waiting in vain anyway. It has been well over a year :(

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      Creator Cinders23 on May 1, 2013

      Today is May 1, 2013. I have received NOTHING from Taika. I sent him a tweet about 6 months ago mentioning that he was a bit of a slacker and he replied he was busy. He's probably blocked me. He is officially a money-sucking slacker. A thief. I am so disappointed. The movie BOY holds a special place in my heart as I saw it in NZ when visiting my daughter & her Kiwi husband. Taika Waititi, SHAME ON YOU! Shame, shame, shame.....

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      Creator Claire Querée on March 26, 2013

      Nothing yet here in Canada! Still hopeful...

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      Creator nonch on March 11, 2013

      I'm in America and still waiting for my DVD. Are we waiting for a Region 1 release? Anyone know if that's the reason for the delay? Has anyone in the US received the Boy DVD yet?

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      Creator C Cockle on March 2, 2013

      I'm in NZ and gave $250 (was only gonna do $100 but I'd had a couple of wines). Still waiting, I haven't received any rewards at all, but pretty much given up. Got an email on December 5th saying the drawings are on their way. Really regretting those wines. It's put me off funding anything else on Kickstarter.

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      Creator Sabrina Dean on February 19, 2013

      I'm in Oregon and am still eagerly awaiting. I was just telling a friend how eager I am to get this. I'm moving this spring, but I'm sure I'll see things before that time comes.

      As soon as I do get my film copy I'm planning a movie night with friends to watch with me.

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      Creator Piero Manchego-Badiola on February 9, 2013

      Have people in the States been receiving anything? My shipping address is in Buffalo New York and I haven't received a thing....

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      Creator Eva Darron on February 5, 2013

      nothing in NJ yet either - can't wait for my patch ^^

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      Creator Laurel Meadows on January 21, 2013

      Hmm nothing to Idaho yet. Still waiting. Patiently.

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      Creator Lizzie Watkins on January 14, 2013

      Got my stuff too - yay!
      Kia ora Taika :)

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      Creator Jessie Scoullar on January 13, 2013

      Promising comments below! I'm in London and waiting on the signed DVD, gang patch package. I changed my address since pledging but fingers crossed, the carrier pigeon let this be known.

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      Creator mike smith on December 12, 2012

      Mine arrived today, so watch your mailboxes, people! Now I've got a dvd to watch, a poster to put up, and a patch to sew! (and with my sewing skills!)

      THanks Taika!

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      Creator Lynne Everett on December 12, 2012

      Well my packages arrived in Oz yesterday, so they're definitely on their way :-)

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      Creator Leigh on December 11, 2012

      update...yes, Michael, who has received his reward already, is near the top of the list of backers. I guess those who backed the project early will be taken care of first. Fair enough. Will take this opportunity to report that Taika Waititi really has been very busy this year...we're pretty proud of him here in Aotearoa :)

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      Creator Leigh on December 10, 2012


      I live in New Zealand and haven't received mine yet...I am waiting for same reward that Michael got. Hmm, maybe I'm just further down the list and will get it any day... :)

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      Creator Sarah on December 10, 2012

      Glad to know Michael had a package waiting! I'm US (Los Angeles) based and wondering if anyone in the area has received theirs too? Veeeery much looking forward to a possible Xmas day screening of Boy at home!

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      Creator Michael Roberts on December 7, 2012

      So I got home the other day to find two packages waiting for me. The rad film 'Boy', a poster, a club patch and card, and a hectic drawing by Taika. Props cous.

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      Creator Claire Querée on November 14, 2012

      An update would really be awesome, doesn't take any longer to write than a tweet :)

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      Creator Lizzie Watkins on November 8, 2012

      Nah, I haven't.
      I reckon we just gotta write this one off.

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      Creator Rant Casey on October 29, 2012


      Just wondering if anyone has received the physical (not digital) rewards yet....?

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      Creator John Galliers on October 12, 2012

      Hey Taika
      Any news on when we are likely to receive our items? I wanted to give them as a birthday present, but it's looking more like a Christmas present now. Would be grateful to receive them before then.

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      Creator Lizzie Watkins on September 29, 2012

      Hey Taika!
      Hope the little whanau is trucking along nicely :)
      Thanks for the links (Like some others I couldn't use them though)
      Any news on the other items please?
      Kia ora

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