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Check out our video above for ALL of the details!! Plus, its fun to watch. I will leave you smiling by the end!  Scroll down to see the crazy rewards we came up with!

Here's the short film that premiered at the 39th Denver Film Festival last weekend! https://vimeo.com/191391299 [It's a great intro to the feature film we're making now]
...and a super short teaser:  https://vimeo.com/187242483
Our website: http://jonbenetstricycle.com/

JONBENÉT’S TRICYCLE is, yes, about a tricycle that actually belonged to JonBenét Ramsey and the candy canes seen along the front walk of the Ramsey house. It is told in the context of the collector, Andrew Novick, who possesses these items and how they relate to other objects in his collections. It is not about the murder of JonBenét so much as it is an exposé of the pop culture around the unsolved case, the strange list of suspects, and the public and media’s interest in it. You won’t find pageant scenes or other footage of JonBenét in this movie. Instead, the collected items are taken for a ride through various circumstances, including psychics and ghost hunters, the red carpet, and on a flight to Georgia.

My Story:
Hi, I am Andrew Novick - Electrical engineer - Crazy Collector.
I have done a lot of fun things in my life and enjoy the process of learning something new.  I have been in bands, done screen-printing, performed PowerPoint presentations (I even went on tour with the Melvins), invented food concoctions, made music videos...and I teach a college course about fun!

I have decided to make a movie!  With all the fun things I have done, I have collected a lot of stuff! I have been called a "crazy collector" and even appeared on national television shows because of my collecting. [ http://isaveeverything.com/collections/ ] With everything I have collected over the years I realized that some things can just sit there and be part of my collections but other things I feel like I want to do something with. Making this movie has been an idea for a long time, and I'm finally doing it! 

I have already begun this project and there are some amazingly talented people working on it with me. We have started a production company, acquired insurance and have started shooting AND editing the film in parallel.  It is being shot with 4K resolution and the footage so far looks incredible!  It costs a lot to make a film, but we are doing it very economically and wisely. I believe it is also important to pay people for their hard work.

Because the film festival deadlines are so early, and the film won't be done for a few months, we decided to put together a short film to submit. It's been submitted to Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW and Denver Film Festival.

My Team:
Producer: Theresa Mercado
Editor: Corbin Gill
Director of Photography: Robert Muratore
Score: Adam Stone
Crowdfunding/Casting/Wardrobe: Merhia Wiese

Where does the money go?
We have a line-by-line detailed budget, but here's a simplified breakdown:
Production team (Producers/editor) ~ $12,000
Crew (director of photography, 2nd/3rd camera people, audio, travel to shoots) ~ $12,000
Equipment and expenses: ~ $8,000
Wardrobe, film festivals, legal, insurance, accounting: ~ $12,000
Media (hard drives, camera media, drive bays): ~ $2000
Post production (color correction, sound, effects, score): ~ $10,000

Please consider supporting my dream of making a feature film!
Please share too!  Let's make a movie!

Here are some photos of available rewards!

Backer DVD
Backer DVD


 

Mockup of movie poster
Mockup of movie poster

 

T-shirt! (M/F styles available - any size!)
T-shirt! (M/F styles available - any size!)

 

Banned Globe Magazine
Banned Globe Magazine

 

Warlock Pinchers Stuff
Warlock Pinchers Stuff

 

The Astounding Problem of Andrew Novick book
The Astounding Problem of Andrew Novick book

 

Risks and challenges

I am REALLY excited to be doing something new. There are a lot of hurdles in making a documentary film. WOW! A lot! I have been learning about insurance, fair use of materials and SO many other legal wranglings - very interesting! Nothing so challenging that we can't get through it though. With your help, this movie will be a success!!

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    Digital Music Download Yo!

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    Surprise! Surprise!

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    Want my stuff? (was:Surprise!Surprise!)

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    Collectors DVD

    For your pledge of $45, you will receive a special backer DVD - lots of exclusive additional footage! (after the movie premiere) - signed by the Director, Andrew Novick! This is what it's all about!

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    Movie Poster

    For your pledge of $55 we will send you a Full-sized Movie Poster (24x36) - photo by the Director, Andrew Novick. Inspired by the famous Eggleston "Trike" photo. We can't do this without you!

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    Cereal Dust... WHAT?!?!

    For your pledge of $55 we will give those of you who are long-time fans of, or new fans of the Director, Andrew Novick, we are offering a baggie of cereal dust from his collection of cereal dust and an 8x10 photo of a dessert taken by him from his "Sweet Tooth" Art. We can't do this without you!

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    Awesome Tricycle T-Shirt!!

    For your pledge of $60 you will get an amazing graphic reproduction of the tricycle on a shirt! (men's or women's style) The printing has been donated by Indy Ink in Denver because they love us and they're awesome! Artwork by Zshanna Kristoff. Comes with free button too! Wear the trike with pride!

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    Gossip!

    For your pledge of $65 the Director, Andrew Novick will send you a signed ORIGINAL GLOBE Magazine (with crime scene photos) that was banned in Boulder and Andrew made available in protest, and a special backer DVD of the movie (after the movie premiere) You are making this possible!

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    One of each!!

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    Warlock Pinchers Swag!!

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    Warlock Pinchers Swag!! 2.0

    For your pledge of $90 we will send you a mystery Warlock Pinchers gift pack – a T-shirt, CD, flyers/tickets/poster and a download code (or USB) with ALL of our albums (remastered!), music videos and over 500 images of articles and flyers from virtually EVERY show! Rock-on motherfuckers!!

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    Mega(byte) Package

    All-digital package - digital downloads of all of these: Movie soundtrack by Adam Stone, hi-res image of the movie poster, “Astounding Problem of Andrew Novick” book and the phone conversations (that are included with the book), dessert images and several other images from Andrew Novick’s art shows, behind the scenes footage, the VHS mixed tape footage and a personal recorded thank you message from the Director, Andrew Novick

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    Who doesn't love a mixed tape!

    For your pledge of $100 the Director, Andrew Novick, will make you and send you a VHS mixed tape from his collection of weird videos. Hours of entertainment!

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    Who doesn't love a mixed tape! 2.0

    For your pledge of $100 the Director, Andrew Novick, will make you and send you a DVD of of the VHS mixed tape above (for those of you who are lost on the ‘art’ of VHS!) made by the Director, Andrew Novick from his collection of weird videos. Hours of entertainment!

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    ART!

    For your pledge of $130, we will send you one of the Limited edition 11x14 fine art pigment print of the trike, on archival watercolor paper, signed and numbered by the Director, Andrew Novick (Photographer) [EDITION OF 100] We can't do this without you!

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    Astounding Problem of Andrew Novick...

    For your pledge of $150, we will send you a signed copy of the Director's book “Astounding Problem of Andrew Novick" (a 100 page gallery catalog with over 3000 photos of items from his collections) + cereal dust and CD of phone calls. The book features photos of items that MIGHT appear in the movie. Also included is a signed backer DVD and a surprise piece from one of Andrew Novick’ s many personal collections (something that is in the book!) with a description and Certificate of Authenticity - His choice!

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    Something personal.

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    Something personal ++

    For your pledge of $250 you will receive a personal phone call from the Director, Andrew Novick (up to 20 mins. talk about whatever you want!) and a signed backer DVD of the movie. (after it premieres of course) + a full sized movie poster!

    Phone Call from Director, Andrew Novick, Full size Movie Poster and Signed DVD

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    NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!!!

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    A video just for you, about you!

    For you pledge of $500 personalized thank you video from the Director, Andrew Novick (posted to Social Media) Special thanks in the end credits, a Full Sized Movie Poster and a signed backer DVD (after it premieres) YOU ROCK!!

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    We won't judge...

    For your pledge of $1000 we wont judge you for wanting this reward and we will send you a clipping of the Director, Andrew Novick’ s Famous “Hair-fangs” with a Certificate Of Authenticity, photo of the hair being cut and a signed backer DVD of the movie (after the premiere) You are a weirdo and we love you for it!

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    A trike of your very own!

    For you pledge of $1500 we will send you a Custom Packaged replica of JonBenet’s trike. We can't do this without you!

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    Look at you Fancy Pants!

    For your pledge of $2500 you will get to have dinner at Pasta Jays (the Ramsey's favorite restaurant in Boulder CO) for 4 people, with the Director, Andrew Novick, his undying gratitude, a shout out on social media about how AWESOME you are, a digital download of movie soundtrack, a signed backer DVD (after it premieres), a baggie of cereal dust, a photo with Andrew, a full size movie poster, the book - "The Astounding Problem of Andrew Novick" and a replica of JonBenet's trike! We love you to the moon and back again... (transportation to Boulder CO NOT provided)

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    Producer Status (listed in credits)

    For your pledge of $3500 you will get Producer Status (listed in credits), the Director will travel anywhere in Colorado for a private screening for up to 10 people. Each person gets a poster, signed backer DVD (after it premieres), digital download of the movie soundtrack and our eternal love!

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    Executive Producer Status

    For your extremely generous pledge of $5000 you will get Executive Producer Status (listed in credits) - Director Andrew Novick will fly to your town for a private screening for up to 10 people. Each person gets a poster, signed backer DVD and a digital download of the movie soundtrack. North America Only. DAMN girl, you know how to party!!!

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    Executive Producer Status ++

    For your extremely generous pledge of $10,000 you will get Executive Producer Status (listed in credits), you get to spend a day with Director Andrew Novick including breakfast, coffee and lunch (for up to 4 people) and a personal tour of his favorite places in Denver and Boulder, his undying gratitude, a shout out on social media, a digital download of movie soundtrack, a signed backer DVD (after the premiere), a baggie of cereal dust, a photo with Andrew, a full size movie poster, a signed book “The Astounding Problem of Andrew Novick” and a custom packaged replica of JonBenet’s trike!! Are you Mother Nature? Because you are making it rain!!!

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