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Update #14

Stretch Goals

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Our mailbox is filled with people savvy to the world of Kickstarter asking about a new stretch goal. So here goes:

What is a stretch goal? It sounds like a yoga pose.

A stretch goal means that since we've achieved our goal so quickly, thanks to the outpouring of support from across the globe; we're stretching our goal...

Now that you're officially film financiers, it's time to tell you a little more about how your film will become fully financed. Film financing is a smidgen complicated, but I shall break it down for you:

"Wish I Was Here" is a pretty ambitious indie film. It is larger in scale and scope than "Garden State". It's not a 2 million dollar movie. The budget will be comprised of 3 elements:

  • The money raised here on Kickstarter. (That's you. You rule. I love you.)
  • My own money. (Don't worry. A LOT! An ass-ton.)
  • Pre-selling select foreign distribution rights to a few countries.

The budget for the whole project will ultimately fall somewhere between 4 and 6 million dollars. I know that sounds like a lot of money. (And it is.) But just for some comparison, the studio version of this film would likely fall around 25 million.

Things that are pricey:

  • Fantasy sequences with special effects.
  • A computer generated flying droid. (We could cut him. But I love him.)
  • Shooting at Comic-Con.
  • Shooting with two children (5 and 12). *They are only allowed to work a limited number of hours a day. (Lazy!)
  • An epic soundtrack. (We definitely need some Thom Yorke...)
  • Shooting in Los Angeles. (Several states and Canada offer tax breaks to bring production to them. That's all fine and dandy, but as this film takes place in LA, I'm really campaigning to keep the work here.)
  • Shooting on film instead of video. (OK, I'll likely give this up, but it would be awesome.)

Also, 2 million raised on Kickstarter isn't really 2 million. There are fees to Kickstarter and Amazon, as well as the fulfillment costs of getting you all the delicious goodies we have promised you. (Not to mention how many kitten taints I have to sample to find just the right one for our shirts.)

The point is, now that you've got some skin in the game: the more we raise on here, the better our movie will be. EVERYONE working on this movie is working at the bare minimum the unions will allow.

Zach, get to the point:

Tell everyone you know! Tweet it, Facebook it. Let's keep going. This is your movie as much as it's mine now. The more we raise on here, the more amazing-ness we can afford. We are making history. And I'm so honored by your belief and faith in me. 

We will continue to try and offer all the additional incentives you guys are asking for. Please continue to help us make history...

*Also, we are often asked about how to get multiple things. (Like the vinyl and a screening.) This is a sort of glitch in the Kickstarter set-up. The way to do it, is to set up another Kickstarter account. You can still link it to your same Amazon account.

Berlin, Paris, Rome: we hear you. The 3 of us are working frantically to try and bring you an early screening.

Lastly, I wanna share something with you I've never shared with anyone. (No, still not gay...) My hobby is photography. Here's a photo I took of one of my heroes:

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      Creator Lisa Cesaretti on May 24, 2013

      "A computer generated flying droid. (We could cut him. But I love him.)". Does he have to be CG? I'm sure he doesn't need to be cut, we just might need to get creative/old school! :)

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      Creator Undercat Underdog on May 23, 2013

      'An epic soundtrack. (We definitely need some Thom Yorke...)'
      Please make this happen!!!!!! Would be amazing to have a Thom Yorke song in the soundtrack. Or Radiohead...or Atoms For Peace aha.

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      Creator PJ Paccione on May 23, 2013

      I heard you on Howard the other day too & was really interested in your story & the movie.
      Looking forward to this experience.

      Best of Luck !

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      Creator Jose Rivera on May 21, 2013

      Howard Stern!

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      Creator Drew Treybig on May 21, 2013

      I heard you on Howard today and honestly I was captivated by your story about the challenges re: making this movie. Couldn't wait to become a backer. And I'm going to back more than one item for your movie. Just a mom excited about jointing this project. Can't wait to see you in Austin!

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      Creator Alessandro Schiassi on May 16, 2013

      Shooting on film is just a waste of money (and time), you can achieve the same quality (and even better in low light conditions) with digital camera, PLUS having real time dailies, constant shooting, smaller cameras, etc.
      As for the CG droid give me a shout: I worked on many indie productions as VFX Supervisor and I know how to handle low budgets for amazing visual effects ;)

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      Creator Matt Chan on May 14, 2013

      Zach, is there any way you could shoot the flying droid as an old school practical effect? Would that cut back on the CGI cost? I don't mean to assume you haven't thought about this but just in case you hadn't, I think it would look awesome if it was possible to shoot it on a wire and was an actual little droid guy. Whatever you come up with, I'm excited to see and proud to be a backer and fan.

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      Creator Tiffany N. Witherspoon on May 14, 2013

      love you zach, i swear you are such a diamond in the rough, there are very few celebs that are real as you are and people see and know that so much. you are just .... wow lol no words to describe the awesomeness that oozes from each little drop of sweat and blood you put into your work. i wish there were more people in the biz like you. <3 (oh an my kitty says hes no kitten but his taint is the softest of them all lol)

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      Creator Dj Ludowici on May 11, 2013

      Don't forget the Aussies! Although it is fairly pricey to come down this way.

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      Creator BigDaddy on May 9, 2013

      So very close... You should really make Amsterdam a priority. I'd love te see you there.

      - If not for me, do it for all the weed you can smoke...!

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      Creator Korina Blake on May 8, 2013

      Only a little weirded out that I was listening to Thom Yorke when I read this post. :)

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      Creator Paul Parsons on May 7, 2013

      Any reason you aren't doing a Meet & Greet in London? Is it the beer?

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      Creator Maria Bissinger on May 5, 2013

      ooooh, how intense is that.

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      Creator Tahirih Zorich A on May 5, 2013

      PLEASE SHOOT IN FILM!! It's a lost art, and the texture it creates is gorgeous

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      Creator Isabella Stoloff on May 5, 2013

      Your very own Shaman is sending you positive vibrations for 4 million here on kickstarter...if you were able to get to 2 million so quickly there is no reason youi cannot reach beyond your goal. DO NOT GIVE UP ON THE IDEA OF USING FILM!!! How amazing would that be. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help energetically.. I am the OCHEALINGCENTER after all :) Thanks for the heads up on Thom Yorke...listening now....

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      Creator Vale on May 5, 2013

      Waiting for an italian screening!

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      Creator jess on May 4, 2013

      nice pic!

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      Creator Laura Nicole on May 4, 2013

      This is SUCH an awesome photo!!!! Nicely done ZB!

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      Creator Ramon on May 4, 2013

      flying droids rule! :)

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      Creator Isabelle Bartlett on May 4, 2013

      So excited to be apart of this, can't wait to see the film :) Ever think about doing a screening in Australia ???

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      Creator Mathew Ling on May 4, 2013

      Great photo. Thanks for sharing! :D

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      Creator Sophie Jade on May 3, 2013

      Stretch goal.. Filming on location in LONDON! This is both reachable and achievable. You can make the film you've always dreamed of. We can help...I have contacts ;)
      Love from London!

      Sophs x

      @Sophiee_Jadee_

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      Creator gregoire lemoine on May 3, 2013

      Hey Zach,
      A song for your heroes : http://www.youtube.com/watch…

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      Creator Claudio Bottaccini on May 3, 2013

      what about Jonny Greenwood as score composer ?

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      Creator Wendy M. Fox on May 3, 2013

      Hey Zach,
      Thanks for sharing your photo of Mr. Hopper with us. Very cool. I am enjoying the updates from you and Coco. :-)

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      Creator Ashley Schaffner on May 3, 2013

      From one photographer to another - AWESOME shot! As a backer - I REALLY hope you get to shoot this on film!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Creator Robin Blincowe on May 3, 2013

      Thanks for the updates. Will we be able to buy the T shirt as backers and ship to UK? This will raise more money for the film.

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      Creator Alex Wright on May 3, 2013

      I don't think it would look any less classy to name an amount for the stretch goal. I can't speak for anyone else, but I know I wouldn't have been offended if you did. We all want this to be the best movie it can be. The goal should be to get what you need to make a better movie than "Garden State".

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      Creator Brent Baxter on May 3, 2013

      Your updates are as entertaining as they are informative and quite nice photography, by the way. Best wishes for a lot of stretching...

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      Creator Saurabh Singhi on May 3, 2013

      Another screening in London would be great!! :D

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      Creator Rina Kapuya on May 3, 2013

      it's a great photograph; very nice job.
      and on a different note, how about including istanbul in the list of cities? a showing at the film festival perhaps?

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      Creator Paul Peignaud on May 3, 2013

      Hi Zack and Coco I'm a french fan and backer but that's not the point, I lobe your picture it's really good and I was just hanging around on youtube and found a video that you could like, I know there is no link with the subject here but whatever ^^
      http://www.youtube.com/watch…

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      Creator Lisa Hogue on May 3, 2013

      Personally, I don't care much about the rewards; I'm just excited to help. I'm a decent editor (writing, not film). Need an editor?

      L.

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      Creator Sarah Horsfall on May 3, 2013

      Thom Yorke ftw

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      Creator Adam Vogel on May 3, 2013

      Fantastic photo! He was awesome.

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      Creator Sterling on May 3, 2013

      Nashville = Tax break offers associated with filming. Nashville also = AMAZING indie music. Nashville also also = a plethora of the hats in the above photo. Jussayin'

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      Creator Nikki Meroney on May 3, 2013

      I'm so excited about this film project and interested in learning how complicated the process can be! It's amazing how a black and white photograph can say so much, yet be speechless.

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      Creator Michael Askew on May 3, 2013

      So the stretch goal is "more" and the reward is "better movie"?

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      Creator rawspork on May 3, 2013

      I don't know if these comments are actually read or not, but I just wanted to say that if there was a reward level for getting a copy of the finished film on DVD, I would definitely up my pledge. I have currently only pledged $5 just because I believe in supporting films in general outside of the tyrranical studio system. None of the current rewards appeal to me at all, so I just wanted to mention that at least from me, (and I'm guessing a lot of other people) you would get more money towards the project. I've helped produce DVD copies before, so I know they don't actually cost that much on the back end. Anyway, just something to think about! Good Luck with the film!

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      Creator Bryony Hannah Orr on May 3, 2013

      Please also consider doing another London screening? (My local and favourite independent in trendy East London: http://www.genesiscinema.co.uk/)

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      Creator Joanna Carmen on May 3, 2013

      Amazing news for an amazing film to come !
      Paris ! I can't wait !!!
      And by the way, inspiring photograph ! It's all about beard & hat !
      Fingers crossed

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      Creator Stephanie Clauss on May 3, 2013

      Nice photo! It's the best hobby, isnt it?

      Also...Hoping you get to shoot on film!

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      Creator Nils Anders on May 3, 2013

      Okay, now I really can't wait for Paris.

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      Creator christina buccafurni on May 3, 2013

      Would LOVE some Thom Yorke!
      I have set up 2 accounts to give more-and get more- but would be happy to set up a 3rd and 4th if you added a hug for $100 or makeout for $250 ;-)
      Please try and do the movie on film! I really hope you can.
      Your photo is stunning- you really captured a feeling in it. Love it! Love you!

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      Creator Steven Lee on May 3, 2013

      I agree with everyone else. Stretch Goals need to go up sooner than later, so people have something to rally around.

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      Creator Myriam Zekraoui on May 3, 2013

      Thom Yorke??? would be AWESOME !!! & Thx for considering Paris, thx for all the work to you 3 ! x

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      Creator Kirstine Squire on May 3, 2013

      I'm so excited about this. Gutted I missed the London screenings so Paris would be cool. Also that photos awesome, lets see more yeh?! x

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      Creator François on May 3, 2013

      Hey man, nice picture!

      Some thoughts on the pledge :

      1/ Why don't you give us a numerical figure? I think it is much easier for everyone to focus on a figure than just the "best they can". It could be in terms of money raised but also in terms of backers; We could start by 3 millions, then move to 4 and so on... Then focus on the numbers of backers as well, the more we are, the more awareness we create about this project. I think that's how the guys in Veronica mars did, and it went well.
      2/ About other possible rewards to attract more people, how about a "behind the scene" short documentary? It's always fun to watch. Maybe also stickers for 5-8 $? A pledge for 1$? It is nothing but if it attracts another 60 000 people it will be great.

      I'm glad you heard us on some advance film screening in various European cities, i can't wait to book a seat for Paris!

      cheers!

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      Creator Jonas Blom Bokne on May 3, 2013

      Okay. Points are pouring in. Stretch goals should be clarified, what happens after a particular goal is reached? Shooting on film is still a dream of yours Zach, put it up there and we'll see what we can do about it! Sending backers copies of the movie is a great idea. I think the logical step now is to see what you/we need for the movie, technical stuff, promotional stuff and of course, stuff for the fans. Look into this and come back to us!

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      Creator Laura Meli on May 3, 2013

      love B/W portraits :) I also love photography so much. I think you should share some more photos of yours on your FB page, just like your brother Joshua does, he is also an excellent photographer.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR TWO// I will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, I'll stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in SF -------------------------------------------------You'll also each get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN BOSTON FOR TWO// I will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, I'll stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your travel and accommodation in Boston. -------------------------------------------------You'll also each get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    WRITING ON THE WALL// I'll put your name in the movie. My character in the film encounters a wall covered in graffiti each morning. Give me a name for our set designers to paint on the wall. I can’t guarantee every name will be legible in the final cut. But, you will be able to find your name in high rez images of the wall that I’ll send out in the backer update. Your support will forever be a part of the history of how this movie got made, and I will show it. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, an invite to our Backer's Thank You Screening, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN LONDON FOR TWO// I will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, I'll stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in London -------------------------------------------------You'll also each get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN CHICAGO FOR TWO// I will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, I'll stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in Chicago -------------------------------------------------You'll also each get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN NEW YORK CITY FOR TWO// I will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, I'll stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in NYC -------------------------------------------------You'll also each get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN LOS ANGELES FOR TWO// I will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, I'll stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in LA -------------------------------------------------You'll also each get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN ROME FOR TWO// I will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, I'll stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your travel and accommodation in Rome. -------------------------------------------------You'll also each get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN BERLIN FOR TWO// I will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, I'll stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your travel and accommodation in Berlin. -------------------------------------------------You'll also each get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    ADVANCE FILM SCREENING AND Q&A IN PARIS FOR TWO// I will preview the final cut of the movie just for you special backers before it’s released. After the movie, I'll stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your travel and accommodation in Paris. -------------------------------------------------You'll also each get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    VOICE GREETING// Fifteen seconds of me saying whatever you want. Usually, this is where the project creator says "within good taste". Try me. I'll send you the MP3 file so you can use it as your outgoing voicemail, to prank call a friend, or to gently soothe yourself to sleep with my voice ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, an invite to our Backer's Thank You Screening, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    VIDEO GREETING// Again, I’ll say or do pretty much whatever you want for twenty seconds. I will send you the mpeg file so you can upload to YouTube, play at parties, or send to friends. I will be your dancing monkey. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, an invite to our Backer's Thank You Screening, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    TORONTO MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the Toronto screening. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the Toronto screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your travel and accommodation in Toronto. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    CHICAGO MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the Chicago screening. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the Chicago screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your own travel and your own accommodation in Chicago, Illinois. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    NEW YORK CITY MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the NYC screening. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the NYC screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your own travel and your own accommodation in New York City, NY. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    SAN FRANCISCO MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the SF screening. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the SF screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your own travel and your own accommodation in San Francisco, CA.------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    LOS ANGELES MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the LA screening. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the LA screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your own travel and your own accommodation in LA. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    ROME MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the Rome screening. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the Rome screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your own travel and your accommodation in Rome. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    BOSTON MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the Boston screening. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the Boston screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your travel and accommodation in Boston. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    AUSTIN MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the Austin screening presented by the Alamo Drafthouse. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the Austin screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in Austin ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    PARIS MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the Paris screening. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the Paris screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your own travel and your accommodation in Paris. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    BERLIN MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the Berlin screening. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the Berlin screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your own travel and your accommodation in Berlin. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    LONDON MEET AND GREET// This reward is for you and a date to spend some time with me in the hour before the London screening. We will most likely drink a lot (if you're of age). Take a cab! Also included are two tickets to the London screening where I will show you the movie and stick around for a live ask me anything Q&A session. You'll have to provide your travel and accommodation in London. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    NYC PREMIERE TICKETS FOR TWO// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and other special guests in New York City. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in NYC -------------------------------------------------You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    PREMIERE TICKETS FOR TWO// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and other special guests in Los Angeles. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in LA -------------------------------------------------You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    NYC PREMIERE TICKETS PLUS AFTERPARTY FOR TWO// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and special guests then join us all at the exclusive afterparty for food, drinks and hobnobbing. You have to provide your own travel and accommodation in NYC -------------------------------------------------You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    PREMIERE TICKETS PLUS AFTERPARTY FOR TWO// Watch the film with the cast, crew, and special guests then join us all at the exclusive afterparty for food, drinks and hobnobbing. You have to provide your own travel and accommodation in LA -------------------------------------------------You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    SET VISIT FOR TWO// Watch us film a scene, have lunch with the cast and crew, and take part in the movie making magic! Who knows, maybe you will make your own Hollywood cameo in our Production Diary! We'd like to film the movie in Los Angeles this August. You'll have to provide your own travel and accommodation. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, an invite to our Backer's Thank You Screening, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    BE AN EXTRA// Spend the day on our set, and if you want, you can also be a background actor. Even though you'll be on a glamourous (low-budget) Hollywood film set, I'll direct you to act as if you are just going about your daily routine. You will get to meet the actors working that day, and have lunch with the cast and crew. I can't guarantee you show up in the final cut, but I will try my best. We'd like to shoot in Los Angeles in August. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in Los Angeles. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, an invite to our Backer's Thank You Screening, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    BE AN EXTRA FOR TWO// Spend the day on our set with a friend, and if you want, you can also be background actors. Even though you'll be on a glamourous (low-budget) Hollywood film set, I'll direct you to act as if you are just going about your daily routine. You will get to meet the actors working that day, and have lunch with the cast and crew. I can't guarantee you show up in the final cut, but I will try my best. We'd like to shoot in Los Angeles in August. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in Los Angeles. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, an invite to our Backer's Thank You Screening, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    MY PERSONAL GUESTS AT THE PREMIERE AND AFTERPARTY// You and a guest will sit in my row at the premiere and my table at the afterparty. As I mentioned in the video, if you request it, I will place my hand gently on your leg. I am looking forward to personally thanking you for your support of the making of the film. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    MY PERSONAL GUESTS AT THE PREMIERE AND AFTERPARTY IN NYC// You and a guest will sit in my row at the premiere and my table at the afterparty at our newly announced NYC premiere. I am looking forward to personally thanking a few more of you for your support of the making of the film. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    NAME A CHARACTER// The name you choose will go to a precocious and handsome child actor character, so let’s keep it clean for the kids. I guarantee this character’s first name will be said, out loud, in the final cut. Since my international peeps can’t take the extra roles in the film, I would love to see this backer represent from across the sea. I’m looking at you Germany. I've imagined he's a Klaus. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, an invite to our Backer's Thank You Screening, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    BE A FEATURED EXTRA// Spend the day on our set, and if you want, you can be a FEATURED background actor. You probably won't have a line, but you will be prominently featured in the scene we're shooting. You'll be a parent at school giving Aidan a disapproving nod, a cosplay friend of Jonah's who hangs with him at Comic-Con, or perhaps an actor sitting next to Aidan at an audition. You will get to meet the actors working that day, and have lunch with the cast and crew. I can't guarantee you show up in the final cut, but I will try my best. We'd like to shoot in Los Angeles in August. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in Los Angeles. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, an invite to our Backer's Thank You Screening, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    FILMMAKING SYMPOSIUM AND SPECIAL THANKS// Filmmakers and filmlovers, I need your help to make this movie the best it can be. Spend a day with me in NYC during post production for a screening of the director's cut. After I show you the film, we'll discuss what you liked and what you didn't. You'll help shape the final cut of the film and receive a Special Thanks Credit for your support and guidance. After the screening and discussion, the post team and other select crew will join us to answer all of your questions about filmmaking. As always, you will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in NY ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    "VISUAL EFFECTS MADE POSSIBLE BY" END CREDIT// You will share the screen with up to nine other backers on a special end credit card that will be on both the theatrical and video release of the film for all time. I wouldn't be able to afford to shoot the complex visual effects fantasy sequences without your help. Thank you, you will be part of this film forever ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get an invite plus one to the premiere and afterparty, art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    FILM SLATE//You will receive the slate we use on the film! Zach and the cast will sign the slate and shoot a video presenting it to you. You will own a part of the history of this movie ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get an invite plus one to LA or NYC premiere and afterparty, art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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    BE A CAST MEMBER// For one of my biggest supporters, here’s one of the biggest rewards. You will be a credited as a cast member of "WISH I WAS HERE". Visit us on our set and if you want, I'll put you in a scene we are shooting and write a line just for you. And, we'll give you the star treatment. Hair, makeup, wardrobe, and a space to practice your line. We'd like to shoot in August in LA, so if you would like a walk on role to complement your credit, you’ll need to be available then. You will provide your own travel and accommodation. ------------------------------------------------- You'll also get an invite plus one to the premiere and afterparty, art prints, our tee shirt, a sneak peek of the soundtrack, weekly playlists, our Production Diary and the script.

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