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BASED ON A TRUE STORY: Help us get our critically acclaimed festival hit starring Academy Award Nominee JEREMY RENNER into theaters!
BASED ON A TRUE STORY: Help us get our critically acclaimed festival hit starring Academy Award Nominee JEREMY RENNER into theaters!
480 backers pledged $55,231 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Jean-Paul Hellendall on February 14, 2014

      Hello everyone Just wanted to let everyone know my new campaign for The Handyman is up please go check it out.

    2. Creator Douglas Kent on June 1, 2013

      Finally got around to watching the movie. It just ended, and wanted to say it was pretty good. The performances were particularly strong.

    3. Creator Jean-Paul Hellendall on April 12, 2013

      Hey guys thanks for the DVD when you get a chance check out my new campaign. For The Handyman starring Casper Van Dien.

    4. Creator Gary Kurkewich on February 9, 2013

      No refund necessary I really enjoyed the film but if you do get around to the blu rsy case Ill take one.

    5. Creator Arriba Films, LLC on January 31, 2013

      Hi Gary,

      We have to re-do our artwork for a Blu-ray case, which we will do, but it is several months away. I wlill send you one one available, or if you prefer I can issue you a refund.



    6. Creator Arriba Films, LLC on January 31, 2013

      Hi Gary,

      I'll have to look into this...I haven't had this request and will look into what exactly a "Blu-Ray" case is. I'll keep you posted.


    7. Creator Gary Kurkewich on January 29, 2013

      It says Blu-ray but I meant that its not a Blu-ray case so its a bit awkward on the shelf

    8. Creator Arriba Films, LLC on January 25, 2013

      Hi Gary,

      Does your case say "DVD" on the top right hand corner?


    9. Creator Gary Kurkewich on January 25, 2013

      Got the case for my Blu-ray but its just a dvd case.

    10. Creator Shadow Stalker on January 11, 2013

      Hey Guys / Girls of Arriba Films just received my DVD in Australia.
      Guess what I'am watching this morning : )
      Great Job to Everyone.
      Proud to be a Backer.

    11. Creator Ernest Plange on December 18, 2012

      Has the digital download been emailed out yet?
      I haven't recieved mine yet

    12. Creator Gary Kurkewich on December 15, 2012

      Just got my Blu-ray in the mail cant wait to watch it but I was a little surprised that it didn't have a real case. I was wondering if there will at least be some artwork that I can print so I can put it on my shelf?

    13. Creator Veronica Baxter on October 13, 2012

      Congrats on fully funding this project and getting above $55K! That is amazing! :-)

    14. Creator Amanda Boyce on October 6, 2012

      Yay!!! I'm so excited for you guys! I'm so glad we get to see this movie in theaters!!!! Congrats!

    15. Creator (deleted) on October 5, 2012

      Wohoo! We've made it! Let's get the champagne glasses out and drink to that :) We are so happy for you guys and we are looking forward to seeing you at the movie premiere in New York City, baby. A heartfelt Thanks to everyone who got involved and helped to make this possible.

    16. Creator Satu Sharp on October 5, 2012

      Jealous of everyone getting to go to a premiere. I'm sure they'll be fantastic events though please - loads of photos for those of us who live a little far to make it ; )

    17. Creator Veronica Baxter on October 5, 2012

      This was the best news I heard all week! I am soooo happy that this project was fully funded! Really wish I would have been able to give enough support to be able to make it to one of the premieres - I am sure the energy there will be amazing! But I was at least able to go back and give a little more than I originally was able was my own way of celebrating this project getting fully funded plus some! Congrats!!! Truly amazing!!!

    18. Creator Suzie Price on October 5, 2012

      WHOOP is that $49,000 i see?!?!?!

    19. Creator Arriba Films, LLC on October 5, 2012


    20. Creator Bunny on October 4, 2012

      Who's going to the LA Premiere with me?!?! Whoop, whoop....I'm going now that the goals been met!!!

    21. Creator Mindel Hale on October 4, 2012

      Yay! We did it! Congrats to Arriba Films! Can't wait to see Ingenious hit theaters! Thank you for letting us be a part of this film in some small way.

    22. Creator Carol on October 4, 2012

      Awesome! We made the target with time to spare!! :-)

    23. Creator (deleted) on October 4, 2012

      It has been a great pleasure being part of something so special and creative. And, how wonderful to see all these excited backers. Thanks a lot to everyone involved and for spreading the (Jeremy Renner) love.

    24. Creator Emily Mabini on October 4, 2012

      I think this ones in the bag! Looking forward to seeing this film in theaters! ;-)

    25. Creator Suzie Price on October 4, 2012

      i hope the success of this project will bring it to UK cinemas too!!!

    26. Creator Veronica Baxter on October 2, 2012

      I am excited to see this project almost fully funded! I love that even in a small way, I am getting to help an Independent film. I wish this project nothing but luck! I truly cannot wait to see this goal get knocked out of the park! :)

    27. Creator Christopher Berry on October 2, 2012

      I can almost smell my DVD now!! And I second Nicole's comment!!

    28. Creator Nicole on October 2, 2012

      Please bring this movie to South by South West in austin!

    29. Creator Ashley Tousignant on September 29, 2012

      What a cool idea....maybe even Ingenious :) just pledged and spreading the word!! Team Renner.

    30. Creator Vickey Hawkeye Tree on September 25, 2012

      Loving the new clip guys! Can't wait to see the whole thing.

    31. Creator Ash Fallon on September 25, 2012

      The clip looks very interesting - "Women, they can't stay mad, they are emotionally resilient creatures, man " . Really ? Cannot wait to watch the rest of the movie !

    32. Creator Christopher Berry on September 24, 2012

      Whoah! Everyone at Arriba, keep up the good work! Can't wait to see it at home!

    33. Creator Ronee (deleted) on September 23, 2012

      Looks like a great flick. Can't wait to see it. Good Luck with your goal, I just know you will make it!

    34. Creator Victoria Steele Logue on September 22, 2012

      Sure wish you were screening it at the Savannah Film Festival!

    35. Creator Nicole Colyer on September 21, 2012

      J Renner fan here. Seeing him in one of his indie films is what made me a Renner fan for life. Looking forward to seeing this movie. What are the chances of him signing one those production stills?

    36. Creator Iriel on September 21, 2012

      I can't wait to watch it :D

    37. Creator Mircea Goia on September 13, 2012

      I am pretty sure you will make your goal...and hopefully exceed it. I backed you.

    38. Creator Mindel Hale on September 12, 2012

      I love the opportunity to support independent films like this. It's so gratifying to see filmmakers still striving to create and fund their projects without a large studio backing. I really hope we make the goal, fingers crossed! Thanks for keeping the indie spirit alive Arriba and Brian!

    39. Creator Christopher Berry on September 12, 2012

      This is a great film that still inspires me! I hope to see Brian and Arriba Films meet and exceed their goal! Great film, great Team! I am happy to have been at the premier and I can't wait give my congrats when you are successful!!

    40. Creator (deleted) on September 12, 2012

      We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Don. Thank you for your kind words and support towards the Ingenious team. Independent films are the best, because everyone involved genuinely cares about the product and its quality. We are all for a life outside of shallow and judgmental Hollywood, because true art and creativity are priceless, and everyone with an idea should get a fair chance!

    41. Creator Don Shanahan on September 12, 2012

      Brian Neufang and the folks at Arriba Films should be commended for striving to keep good work like "Ingenious" independent and free from studio interferance. As with any "labor of love," you don't want to see it sullied, devalued, or ruined. I support this Kickstarter cause wholeheartedly and encourage others to do the same. Independent film is a worthy and artistic cause. Bravo, Brian and Arriba Films!

    42. Creator Joey DC on September 11, 2012

      Wow, look at all these backers. This is so exciting and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you guys that you will reach your goal. It is an honor to be part of such a wonderful indie project and I wish you all the best!