Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 20, 2011.
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A docudramedy, "Shoplifting from American Apparel" moves between an adaptation of the popular novella to the mishaps during filming.

We have moved our project to IndieGoGo.

Why did you switch from Kickstarter?

We didn't think we would make the project goal of 37K in the 54 days that were left. We also realized that Indie GoGo offered a better platform because we had the type of film that could be made for less than 10K if it needed to go that route. The film is basically in flux according to what will actually happen during filming, as well as trying to meet what has been written in the script. But if we suddenly can't film a segment because an actor doesn't show, or we don't have enough funds to shoot a particular element, then that will become a part of the film as well. 

What if I already donated to Kickstarter?

If you re-donate to Indie GoGo, you will receive a free SFAA tee shirt (as worn by the actors in the featurette). If you donated at an amount that now includes a tee shirt as part of the donation tier, you will receive an additional tee shirt (see James Roehl pictured below).

(Our DP, Andrew Crighton adjusts a light)

The Film

Part absurdist documentary and part cinematic realism, Shoplifting from American Apparel moves between    the life of the actual writer who has written the popular novel on which the film is based to the mishaps of a ragtag film crew who offer each other challenges to make certain scenes despite having unnecessary stunts go horribly wrong, budgetary constraints, and other unforeseen creative roadblocks.

(James Roehl gets make-up done in his official SFAA tee shirt)

Is the pledge amount publicly displayed?

No, only you and the project owner can see the details.

(3EyedBear's "Talking Tree" paper toy - one of the many gifts for backing the project)

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    A digital download of the film’s soundtrack, and your name in a special "thank you" section in the credits.

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    A special “Supporter Edition” DVD of the finished film with bonus footage and packaging unique to this campaign, a digital download of the film’s soundtrack (with exclusive bonus tracks/remixes), and your name in a special "thank you" section in the credits.

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    An autographed “Supporter Edition” DVD, a digital download of the film’s soundtrack (with exclusive bonus tracks/remixes), a custom made "Talking Tree" paper toy brought to you by 3EYEDBEAR with artwork by Jeffrey Brown, and your name in the credits.

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    A limited edition chapbook with work from Tao Lin, Noah Cicero, Charles Yu, Kate Greenstreet, Jordan Castro, Brad Warner, Loren Goodman, and others, a placard of the movie poster drawn by comic book artist Jeffrey Brown suitable for framing, an autographed “Supporter” DVD, a digital download of the soundtrack, a custom made "Talking Tree" paper toy brought to you by 3EYEDBEAR with artwork by Jeffrey Brown, and your name in the credits.

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    An original drawing and autograph of Richard Yates, Eeeee Eee Eeee, or Shoplifting from American Apparel. by Tao Lin, a limited edition chapbook with work from Tao Lin, Noah Cicero, Charles Yu, Kate Greenstreet, Jordan Castro, Brad Warner, Loren Goodman, and others, a placard of the movie poster drawn by comic book artist Jeffrey Brown suitable for framing, an autographed “Supporter” DVD, a digital download of the soundtrack, the "Talking Tree" toy, and your name in the credits.

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    An autographed placard of the movie poster drawn by comic book artist Jeffrey Brown and suitable for framing, an original drawing and autograph of Richard Yates, Eeeee Eee Eeee or Shoplifting form American Apparel by Tao Lin, a limited edition chapbook with work from Tao Lin, Noah Cicero, Charles Yu, Kate Greenstreet, Jordan Castro, Brad Warner, Loren Goodman, and others, an autographed “Supporter” DVD, a digital download of the soundtrack, the "Talking Tree" toy, and your name in the credits.

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    A large mixed media painting by Pirooz Kalayeh mounted in a unique frame and signed by the cast and crew of SFAA, an autographed placard of the movie poster drawn by comic book artist Jeffrey Brown and suitable for framing, an original drawing and autograph of Richard Yates, Eeeee Eee Eeee or Shoplifting form American Apparel by Tao Lin, a limited edition chapbook with work from Tao Lin, Noah Cicero, Charles Yu, Kate Greenstreet, Jordan Castro, Jim Goar, Brad Warner, Loren Goodman, and others, an autographed “Supporter” DVD, a digital download of the soundtrack, the "Talking Tree" toy, and your name in the credits.

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    Co-Producer credit in the film and profile creation on IMDB, and an invitation to spend a day on set in Hollywood and attend the world premiere (air fare and accommodations are responsibility of the backer). Everything else listed in the rewards.

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    Executive Producer credit in the film and profile creation on IMDB, and an invitation to spend a day on set in Hollywood and attend the world premiere (air fare and accommodations are responsibility of the backer). Everything else listed in the rewards.

Funding period

- (75 days)