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The first feature film from The Rumpus, directed by Stephen Elliott, based on the novel Happy Baby.
1,013 backers pledged $93,775 to help bring this project to life.

About Those Rewards

We started with 9 rewards and we've been steadily adding more. There are now 24 rewards. Any two rewards can be added together by combining the dollar total. And, when the campaign is over, we'll be contacting you to check your shipping address and make sure we have you down for the right rewards, in case you have different rewards going to different addresses. 

Today we added The Big Fat Box of Books reward. Thirty brand new books, all just released, not even out yet, or signed by the author. Includes signed books from Elizabeth Gilbert, Dave Eggers, David Byrne, Cheryl Strayed, Nicky Hornby, Chloe Caldwell, and more.

There's also The Big Fat Box of Books PLUS reward, which includes a choice of The Dominatrix Package, a trip to the turkish baths in the East Village with Jonathan Ames, The Poetry Package, or The Essay Transformation Package.

The Essay Transformation Package, by the way, is very cool. Personal feedback on an essay, up to twenty pages, from frequent New York Times contributor Chris Colin, Rumpus Senior Literary Editor Julie Greicius, and Chloe Caldwell. They'll also comment on your second draft and brainstorm with you places to submit the essay for publication, depending on your goals.

The Poetry Package includes feedback on your poetry from Nick Flynn, Camille Dungy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Matthew Zapruder, and Rumpus Poetry Editor Brian Spears.

Our strangest reward, my relationship with James Franco, is still up for grabs. Today we lowered the contribution amount on that one.

If you're giving your reward to someone as a Christmas gift let us know and we'll make you a Christmas card to give to that person explaining what you got them. We'll make you the Christmas card by hand.

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!