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Gutboy is the new indie dark comedy movie feature musical... with puppets!
Gutboy is the new indie dark comedy movie feature musical... with puppets!
107 backers pledged $7,027 to help bring this project to life.

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Gutboy is a revenge story about a poor fisherman who loses everything-- even his skin!

We, like Gutboy himself, are poor. Because we work in commercial production, we're able to draw on a network of personal contacts and friends to help us... but there are still a lot of hard costs. 

Your donations will provide our design team time to focus on Gutboy and make all of our ideas come to life. Your donations will also go to purchase and rent film gear (e.g. slider, monitors, lighting) that will raise the quality of the finished product immensely. Moving forward, your donations will help offset post production costs (e.g. color correction, audio mix, getting rid of all the thirteen strings per puppet in every shot...) that are vital to creating a polished and professional film.

The movie is happening, and with your support, we will be able to create a magical world big enough to hold the madness that is Gutboy!

Check out a few of the places that your money will be going below.

Crafting Materials 

Supplies for our crafters
Supplies for our crafters

The crafting of our puppets, costumes, and sets takes not only a great deal of time, but also money for the raw materials. With the first part of your donations, we will be certain that our crafters have all of the materials they need to make the world of Gutboy!

Transportation

Transportation
Transportation

Though our puppets are small, many of our sets are very large. It may not be glamorous, but a big part of production costs are tied up in small things like making sure that everything gets where it needs to go. This means trucks and time.

Ninja II

Ninja 2
Ninja 2

 We are going to use a great deal of greenscreen in our production, and this little guy will ensure that the greenscreen effect looks as beautiful and seamless as possible! 

Space

Space
Space

Our designers need not only time and money to create the world of Gutboy, but the space to do so! Your contributions will go toward ensuring that our crafters have the square footage they need to build Gutboy's world. 

Additional Puppeteers

Additional Puppeteers
Additional Puppeteers

 We have a great team of puppeteers on board, but with your contributions, we will be able to bring more puppeteers on. With more hands on each puppet, our puppets will gain more refined and specific movements!

Follow Focus

Follow Focus
Follow Focus

 With a scale of 1/6, it is important to have extremely precise camera movement and focus. Your contributions will allow us to have beautiful, sharp shots!

Slider

Slider
Slider

Because of your contributions, our shots can now be more dynamic and interesting. On a 1/6 scale, a small slider can go a long way to creating complex, beautifully composed shots.

$15,000 - Additional Kubble Short Video: Girl's Night Out

Kubble Gets Her Own Video!
Kubble Gets Her Own Video!

If we make $15,000.00 on our Kickstarter, we will produce a short video with Kubble out on the town!

Risks and challenges

Any small, independent feature film faces a slew of challenges. Assembling a team, finding locations, and building sets (to name a few) on a shoestring budget is a monumental task. And that is just the beginning! There are production, post, festival, and marketing considerations as well.

Our strength comes from the astounding team that we have assembled. Many talented folks are either donating their time or working for far under their normal rate because they believe in the project. Your contributions will ensure that the talents of all of the artists on this film realize their full potential.

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    AWESOME, THANK YOU!

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    CONCEPT ART BOOK!

    At this level you'll get a .pdf book full of awesome drawings by our puppet crafters and secret facts about Gutboy's weird world! + Thanks on the website.

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    SOUND OF MUSIC!

    A digital download of the Gutboy soundtrack, including all the songs from the movie! + Thanks on the website.

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    SOUNDTRACK + ART BOOK COMBO

    A digital copy of Concept Art Book and digital download of soundtrack! + Thanks on the website.

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    THE MOVIE!

    A digital copy of Gutboy A Badtime Story upon release, digital download of Gutboy soundtrack, and digital Concept Art Book! + Thanks on the website.

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    PARTY!

    Everything listed thus far and a platinum ticket to the Gutboy Extravaganza Party in New York! There will be an open bar for those with platinum tickets, and you'll get to mingle with cast and crew and see the premier of the trailer!. + Thanks on the website.

    (21+ Only, obviously!)

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    LIMERICK!

    Writer/Director Nick Grant will write a custom limerick for you! We will then record one of our puppets performing the limerick and send it your way! Great for a gag gift!

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    YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS!

    Everything listed thus far plus a special thanks in the credits of the movie itself!

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    STOCK FOOTAGE!

    Cinematographer Sean Hardaway will film up to 3 beautiful, high-definition clips for you! Slow motion available! NYC, Subway, Hot Dogs, Skyline, Models, Streets, Close ups of Trash. Ask, and ye shall receive!

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    PRODUCER LEVEL!

    Everything listed thus far plus an associate producer credit on the movie!

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