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Thanks for the new video Micah. It looks brilliant. So much effort and hard work by all involved.
Can't wait to see the finished film.
@Micah: Thanks for the update and the video. The end is near. ;-) It will definately a great end! Can't wait to see the final movie!
Micah, thanks for the update.
Thanks for the update Micah. Great to see the cast and crew plus an insight into the locations and sets used. And was that a super sneaky peak of the High Priestess Spider Goddess?
From my own perspective I backed this film because it looked absolutely amazing. And it does, I can't wait to see the finished film. But to that end, I am happy to wait as long as possible and as long as it takes to support your vision in making sure that the film is the best that it can be. Thanks again!
Hey Micah, thank you very much for the update and the first video! Cool to see a little bit behind the scenes! :-D
And also thank you very much for the infos about post-production etc. From my point of view I agree with you that it is more important to put more effort or time for something that really enjoys! Take your time. ;-)
Can't wait to see it! And I am really looking forward for a spider behind the scenes video! :-D
Hey Guys, any setbacks are just post-production related. For instance, our original agreement with VFX had them delivering all 200+ shots back in Feb. It's been challenging managing vendors on a film with high ambitions and a very low budget, not just anyone can do the quality work we want and yet it doesn't always happen on a tight schedule because this Kickstarter raise is a very small portion of our overall budget and we can't afford to throw money at problems like a bigger film might. Right now we're trying to make sure the edit and sound design are the best possible final product. This last 10% is going to be the difference between creating a film people really enjoy for years to come and one that's just ok. So we're working extra hard to have your names on the best film possible. I'm hoping to show the film to backers before Blu-rays, it would require a conversation with distributors to see what's possible. There's probably a way, just needs to be protected from piracy. Thanks for your continued patience and support.
Are we gonna be able to see the movie before the Blu-ray release?
Hi Micah, thanks for the update. Awesome to hear from you. :-D
Would be cool if we might get the other prizes beforehand. Fingers crossed for that. ;-)
As always can't wait to see the first video content, especially the first spider videos!!!
But please try your best to at least get the backer BluRays to be "REGION FREE"/"ALL REGIONS". That would be soo cool. Please consider that when discussing further stuff with your distributor. Not neccessary to be all region free but at least for your backers from other countries. ;-)
Micah, out of curiosity, what were the biggest contributing factors to this project being (best case scenario, at this point) nine months late in delivery? None of the updates really mention any major setbacks.
Hey Stephen, Once we have a distributor we will be able to sort out the exact timing of Blu-rays. Our plan is to finalize a deal in the fall. We may ship other prizes beforehand once we finish the book, t-shirt and poster prints. For now, we're still working on completing the actual film itself and creating new video content for Kickstarter donors to enjoy. Thanks for your patience! Micah
Any tentative target dates for blu rays to ship?
Any updates? Your last update had a lot of things that would have happened by now. It would be nice to hear that they did indeed happen.
Hi Micah. How are you? Is everything on track with "Itsy Bitsy"? Short update would be cool to see how production is going.
Please also make us backers very happy with news that the BluRay will be "Region free" just for us! :-D PLEASE!!!
I'm getting a little discouraged
Do we have an idea of when the blu rays are shipping?
Hey Micah, hope you are alright? Any news from the "Itsy Bitsy"-front? ;-) We would love to hear how production is going on so far. Any news... even struggle with VFX etc... We appreciate any news. ;-)
January is almost over, we need an update.
Are rewards still shipping in January?
Can we get an update?
Hey Joseph, I'll get an update out soon. Just been working hard to lock in agreements for Sound, Music, VFX etc and getting them started before end of year. Thanks for your patience. Hope you're doing well. Micah
can we get an update?
Great director, great movie, great kickstarted campaign!
I knew you could do it!
Oh yeaah! Congrats! Can't wait for Itsy Bitsy to release. I echo all of Bul's sentiments and mentions.
Wohoooo! Congratulations. Campaign is over and funded! Awesome! Thank you Micah and the rest of the team. This movie will be great. Unfortunately the SG was not unlocked but still I am happy that it's funded. Now let's finish the movie and share cool stuff with us. ;-)
And don't forget - please:
- Region free BluRays and DVDs for the backers
- Poster rolled and not folded
That would be super cool. :-D
I am just happy to be part of it. :-)
Final hour and only 5k till SG! We can do it! :-D
@Mike: I know. For me it is the same. I think the reason for the cheap shipping in other Kickstarter campaigns is the amount of backers but that is just a guess. Might also be the toll/taxes charge for goods added.
That is true! Would be very bad to have a BluRay which is not playable. But I am confident and promise you that Micah will let us know beforehand if it will be region free or not before we decide. ;-) Till then I just hope he can make it region free at least for the backers and maybe also make sure the poster is rolled in a tube not folded like Nathan already mentioned. Would be a shame to have this awesome poster folded! ;-)
@Bul: Yes, I'm getting multiple things, but even just the DVD is $25 shipping, which is quite high. Most projects I've backed have been in the $10-$15 range.
The region question was more about timing. Like you I'd prefer Blu Ray, but I don't want to choose that and then find out later that it isn't region free.
BTW: Awesome to see that the unlocking of the SG is getting nearer and nearer in the last day! :-D
@Mike: Same for me but Micah told me that the shipping is so high because of the seperate shipping of the items. He tries to do what he can to improve that! Did you choose a pledge with more than the movie like book or Tshirt?
Unfortunately it's unclear if the DVD / BluRay will be region free. But Micah promised he is doing what he can to make it region free. Maybe Kickstarter exclusive region free would be an option. ;-) But I guess there are so many thinks that influences this... we need to wait and see. But I am confident that Micah tries to do his best!!! :-D
And regarding your question. I bet you can decide after campaign ends via pledge/backer manager or e-mail questioning which one you want... DVD or BluRay. Same for me DVD player is region free... BluRay not. :-( But I also want the whole glory of BluRay of this gem! ;-)
Ouch, shipping to Australia is pretty obscene, but this looks really cool.
With the region coding, will we know before we select Blu Ray/DVD?
I have a DVD player that will play any region, but not a Blu Ray player.
55k SG! No problem we can do it! ;-) Want to see that spider and more visual and audio effects! :-D
Hopefully the awesome poster will be the DVD/BluRay cover or maybe alternative cover? ;-) What do you think Micah? :-D
@James: High Five!!! :-D
So cool to see that an independent movie with heart power is still possible in this hollywood money business. The movie will be great for sure! You can see it in every piece from the cool poster which is not a cheap white poster with two persons like all romcoms or comedies, to all the effort the actors, creature effects and the whole team puts into the project! Can't stop writing because I am so happy for them! :-D
Totally echo Julian's sentiments. A fantastic response. Well done Micah and colleagues!
And a big high five to all fellow supporters!
Finally!!!! Congratulations Micah and the whole Team!!!! So awesome! I am so happy that this campaign finally reached it's goal. Totally worth for this awesome movie. :-D
@Julian: I know....we're almost there!!!
I can't wait to see that we reached the goal... go go go! :-D
@James: Yes it is!!! So close! Can't wait to celebrate the reach of the goal with you guys!!! :-D
@Katy: Good choice! ;-) It will be so cool!
@Julian: I know...exciting isn't it! Keep checking back to see the tally.
Brrrr... I'm TERRIFIED of spiders. So of course I HAD to back this movie as soon as I saw it! ���
Sooo cool to see that the campaign got a big boost! Not far from reaching its goal. Cmon! We can do it!!! :-D
@Nathan: Same for me. I saw the poster on bloody disgusting and was totally blown away. Some really nice artwork done and should be presented more! So cool! :-D
The article with poster featured. Awesome! http://bloody-disgusting.com/exclusives/3462707/exclusive-original-elm-street-artist-painted-awesome-itsy-bitsy-poster/
So I saw the social media posts showcasing your glorious poster today, one from Bloody Disgusting, no less. That should be highlighted and shown here more prominently. It's a thing of beauty and drew a lot of online interest. We saw it for the tshirt design but not in its full color glory. Mr Peak did another phenomenal job and it seems to be best, most unique reward available.
Anyhow, any way to get the poster shipped rolled at the $60 tier of the campaign succeeds? Unfortunately can't pledge at $250 right now for the signed poster shipped rolled in a tube. Have had a couple bad experiences here from posters that were shipped folded, in a box, in bubble mailers, carelessly, etc. yet the tubed ones have had no damage from transit. Would be willing to add a little for shipping if that could be done. Want to take no chances as far as that poster goes. One last quick q-Is the poster standard poster /one sheet size? Thanks and best of luck with the rest of the campaign!
@Micah: One site from Germany even did mention your movie and the campaign: http://www.scary-movies.de/44624/itsy-bitsy-crowdfunding-trailer/
:-D I am confident we can do it!
@Micah: Thank you! We know you do your best! Fingers crossed that you can make it happen!
Hey guys I can't guarantee it right now it will be region free but I PROMISE if it's within my control I'll have it be region free. Thanks guys!
@James: I also asked Micah regarding region codes! I also hope it will cover all of them so we can watch it too! ;-) Would be also an argument for some unsure backers I guess!
Many thanks for the update. As Julian said, you all seem very committed to bring all monster fans a film that they can really look forward to...and we certainly are! The quality looks so high across all aspects of production.
Mentioning Arachnophobia reminds me that I had to import the Blu-ray of the film (as we don't have it at present in the UK) and luckily it was A/B/C regions. With that in mind, will the blu ray be all regions too? Many thanks.