Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 10, 2012.

Update #17

Big News & Updates

It’s an exciting time here at the documentary office. We have updates for you about a number of different things. We also have some big news to announce.

First and foremost, the editing of the film is well underway. It’s starting to take shape and looking great! We expect to reach our target release date. The film should be done and the digital download codes should be sent out the last part of November. After that, the Blu-ray discs will be manufactured and shipped in the first part of December.

So what’s taking so long you may be asking. Over 300 hours of raw footage!

We filmed all over the world:

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Andrews, North Carolina

Bar Harbor, Maine

Berlin, Germany

Brooklyn, New York

Dusseldorf, Germany

Long Island, New York

Los Angeles, California

Lowell, Massachusetts

Manchester, United Kingdom

Rugeley, United Kingdom

San Diego, California

Secaucus, New Jersey

Stuttgart, Germany

Tel Aviv, Israel

We have Jay Miracle (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0591969/) one of the best editors in the business on the job. Jay is an Emmy award-winning editor and he is bringing his great talent to the film. He’s working hard on bringing that footage down to about 2-hours of great story telling. 

That brings us to an update from a previous post. Instead of separating the film into three separate parts (one for BronyCon, one for GALACON and one for B.U.C.K.) Jay and our talented story producer Stephanie Hubbard have figured out a terrific way to incorporate all the storylines into one program. We think you’ll like the approach since it puts the Brony phenomena into international perspective. 

We’ve also brought on an amazing music composer. His name is David O (www.davidomusic.com). He’s a respected composer, musical director and performer. He will be writing an original score for the film and will record real life musicians performing much of it. We’re also exploring the possibility of incorporating some fan music.

It’s time to let you in on something special that’s been in the works. The film will feature an original song about who Bronies are. It’s a collaboration of none other than Amy Keating Rogers, Mic the Microphone and David O. To add icing to the cake, John de Lancie will perform the song and a talented group of people are animating it! Can you say epic… how’s that for original content? 

On the rewards front, all the Love & Tolerance Art posters have been shipped. If you have not received yours, please use the “Contact Me” link to send me a private message and I’ll see if I can track it down.

This brings me to address changes. If you have one, just send it to me in a private message and I’ll update our mailing list. 

Finally, the t-shirts are back from the printers. They turned out great. It pains me to say this, but after careful calculation and because we want to put as much of the backer money into the content of the film as possible, we can’t send all the shirts out in a package that is separate from the Blu-Ray discs. The cost of shipping in the US is low enough that only US backers will get a separate package with just the shirt, which will be sent this week. This is only because when the Blu-Ray discs are ready, in the US, they can be sent via low cost media mail. As far as Canada and the rest of the world, I’m so sorry, but your shirt will be sent with your Blu-Ray disc. If you just can’t wait, head over to www.bronydoc.com and for $5 (Canada) or $10 (International) we’ll send your shirt this week.

Again, thank you for your support.

Michael Brockhoff & the Documentary Team.

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      Creator Jacob Gibson on September 15, 2012

      Predicton for next update: "Good news bad news time. The documentary is being pushed to the middle of 2013 due to a dramatic increase in opportunities for epic content of pure awesomeness. Please bear with us as we attempt to find an end to this rainbow." XD
      The more we learn about this project the more I love it. Thank you for putting so much heart into this. I hope that Woodentoaster and Alex S. get mentions too since they're 2 of my favorite musicians. (Even if just to play a few seconds of their music)

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      Creator Michael Brockhoff on September 15, 2012

      I can confirm it is not a rap.

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      Creator Weimann on September 15, 2012

      Myself, the thing I'm MOST happy about with this collaboration is probably Mic's involvement. It's great that the fandom gets a representative, and it's not a given that it will be rap, either.

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      Creator Discostew on September 9, 2012

      Forgive me if I'm not stoked about Mic the Microphone's involvement, but I'm looking forward to the rest, especially Mr. de Lancie singing. Anyone recall this? - http://www.youtube.com/watch…

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      Creator Michelle K. T. Illg on September 9, 2012

      John de Lancie singing a song about bronies?! Thanks for just totally making my life! +D This project sounds incredible. I'm thrilled to hear that the film is coming together as well as you'd hoped it would, and will be ready within a few months. And the song is very, very exciting news.

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      Creator EvilPlatypus on September 9, 2012

      I'm patient, I can wait, I don't need a constant stream of ponies to keep me sane...
      Oh, who am I kidding! Gimme more pony and brony goodness Michael!

      Also, the documentary is sounding better and better every time we get an update.

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      Creator Richard on September 9, 2012

      /)(^3^)(\ so awesome.
      I can't wait.

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      Creator Perrydotto on September 8, 2012

      John de Lancie will sing? Wow, that's terrific. Really looking forward to it.

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      Creator Jákup Fuglø on September 8, 2012

      Luckily I'm just about the most patient person on the planet
      I can just sit and watch paint dry and grass grow
      I'm pure Zen : )

      BUT YOU'RE BREAKING MY BAAAAALLS MIKE!!!

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      Creator Anthony Vink on September 8, 2012

      What! Canadians gotta wait till Blue-Ray comes out for the T-Shirts? I'm ok with this XD

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      Creator Jordan Olling on September 8, 2012

      I think his last name is O'Brien. David O'Brien.

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      Creator Michael Rice on September 8, 2012

      ^You're excited? Look at these nipples!

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      Creator FRANCISCO on September 8, 2012

      Duuuuude, I'm so excited for this!

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      Creator Weimann on September 8, 2012

      "It’s a collaboration of none other than Amy Keating Rogers, Mic the Microphone and David O. To add icing to the cake, John de Lancie will perform the song and a talented group of people are animating it!" These are the best news.

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      Creator Michael Brockhoff on September 8, 2012

      @Evenprime
      I should be able to link everyone, If I run into problems, I'll email you via your paypal transaction address.
      @Jordan Olling
      David O goes by David O.. check out his website at www.davidomusic.com

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      Creator Jordan Olling on September 8, 2012

      What is David O.'s last name?

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      Creator Wilfried "Evenprime" Pasquazzo on September 8, 2012

      I agree with Fragga. 10$ is totally worth it and patience is a virtue that I don't possess.

      Will you link my name from the Paypal donation to my name from Kickstarter yourself or should I write a PM about it?

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      Creator Michael on September 8, 2012

      @Michael Brockhoff
      ...I think I got the segment about the etymology of the term "brony" to you guys much sooner than the rest of it though; it was already completed when I sent an otherwise VERY rough draft to you guys last spring. Did you get to make use of that---

      Better question: for the documentary, are you considering having an informative segment about the history/development of the brony community on the internet, or is it going to be only the stuff that's been filmed and experienced first-hand---

      Actually; even better question. What's the general plan for the flow of the documentary at the moment, bearing in mind that those plans may change as you go from ~300 hours of footage to ~2?
      (i.e: footage from one convention, a quick segment about the diversity of the community, then footage from overseas conventions, then interviews with individual bronies... et cetera.)

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      Creator Fragga - Judicator of the Obsidian Order on September 8, 2012

      and paid the 10$ ... im not known for my patience ^^ do you need something else or are you able to tell who i am and confirm my payment?

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      Creator Michael on September 8, 2012

      @other Michael
      ...Or the live performance, that works too... 0_0
      lol, this Documentary is going to be amazing!

      ...Now I just wish I'd gotten my analysis of the brony community (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LCgsEyEQ9AB4eHhF7h2DTYMmSZuK0Z1Df1YeB3eMHzo/edit…) to you guys much sooner than August 2012. It was far from perfect, but it might've been of some use to you...
      ...I guess it was worth it to be able to present at EAGE 2012 in Copenhagen. I think I was the first high school student and the first brony to ever present there. It was epic, but preparations for it put me so far behind working on the analysis.

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      Creator Michael Brockhoff on September 8, 2012

      @Michael
      TLT discord is in for sure. For a preview of his performance check out http://www.youtube.com/watch…

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      Creator Michael on September 8, 2012

      Excellent news! Also, if you're thinking about incorporating any fan music please make sure this is on your list of potential choices http://www.youtube.com/watch…
      ...If I remember correctly, John De Lancie met TLT at Bronycon; that just makes it all the more apt.

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      Creator RJ Entinger on September 8, 2012

      I am really excited! I can't wait to see what you guys have done with this. :D

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      Creator pjabrony on September 8, 2012

      Sounds like your editor is. . . a Miracle worker!

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      Creator Jacob Farnelid on September 8, 2012

      Aaaah so much good stuff is happening! This is so great! I can't wait for the final product :D

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