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Who'd have thought that quite possibly the most talented independent band today dresses up like robots each night to save the world?
Who'd have thought that quite possibly the most talented independent band today dresses up like robots each night to save the world?
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In a bleak future, mankind searches daily for the hope to survive to the next tomorrow.  Whether they realize it or not, their saviors are out there, and they call themselves the Protomen.  Ten warriors risking their lives (in a fearsome death machine they call the Skyhammer), they traverse the continent and instill the world with faith that sweet jams still exist, and that we shouldn't be afraid.

Mysteries surround and questions abound regarding what may very well be the most talented independent musicians today.  This documentary will take you behind the scenes to discover what the world truly looks like through the eyes of a badass touring rock band.  It will reveal the extreme gravity with which the Protomen execute their mission to save mankind, and the equally extreme silliness with which they keep themselves energized.

That being said, it will also explore the incredible amount of access the band provides its cult-like fan base, all while keeping on one side of the fourth wall.  The latest in social technology allows an unprecedented range of means for them to reach that fan base instantaneously, and as a result the fans have banded themselves even closer together over Facebook, Twitter, and the official website.  Whether it's the fans that love the band more, or the band loving fans, this doc will explore the unique relationship the Protomen have fostered with their legions of supporters.

This documentary is entirely official, and done with the consent, blessing, and fear of the band, so have no hesitation: when we say this is an all-access doc, we mean it.

Incentives

In keeping with the Protomen's fine tradition of having everything they touch turn to awesome, there are unique and incredible incentives available for an extremely limited time.  They are listed in short to the right side of this page, with a more in-depth look at some of them below the words you are reading right now.

$10 - Your name will be placed on a special donors page of the Protomen's website, www.protomen.com.

$25 - Upon release of the film, you'll be given access to a free digital copy.  Please keep in mind that this is a major project with a wide scope, one whose time to completion will not be measured in weeks or months, but years, and obviously this incentive can not be provided until that time has come.

$35, $60, $100 - These feature limited edition posters and a t-shirt with unique designs created by the Protomen, only available to Kickstarter donors, autographed by the band if desired.

$150 - Your name will be featured in a "Special Thanks" credit at the end of the film, and you will also receive a limited edition DVD of the doc upon it's completion, autographed by the band if desired.

$250 - Lead-singer Raul Panther will hand-craft a custom made leather belt specifically for you, complete with your code-name engraved into the leather, autographed by the band if desired.

$500 - The Protomen will custom create an official Protomen stage-show battle helmet, your choice of Protoman, Megaman, or Sniper Joe, precisely like the ones worn during their performances, autographed by the band if desired.

$2,000 - You will be credited in the film as an Executive Producer, as well as receive a page on www.IMDb.com crediting you as such.  In addition, you will receive both the belt and helmet mentioned above, autographed by the band if desired.

$10,000 - You will be transferred ownership of Jessie Christine, the Protomen's original tour bus, although its lack of brakes leads us to advise against its ever being driven.  Nonetheless, it makes a lovely lawn ornament!

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