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From Charlie Kaufman, writer of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, comes Anomalisa his first animated film
5,770 backers pledged $406,237 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Seema Z on March 23

      Any new updates?

    2. Creator Dan Glaza on March 2

      Turns out I shared a bastardized version. Fuck. Hopefully someone out there can find the best version of 'calculator', with all the stupid math and stuff. I loved that shit.

    3. Creator Dan Glaza on March 2

      I love you all and believe in what you're doing. All I have to say? One should adapt to calculating.…

    4. Creator SVP on February 26

      Hey!! The worst year(s) of my life is/are over. I'm still here!! I keep forgetting about this thing. Happy to see people still working on it. Well as happy as one person who had happiness driven out of them can feel things. I'm on the upswing now. Take care.

    5. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on February 13

      "We've begun putting together some of the pre-release rewards as we head into post production and will keep you updated on those delivery dates."

      That was more than 2 months ago!

    6. Creator Dean Bycroft on December 15

      Hello! I have sent you a message via Kickstarter to update some details (again!). Thank you and Merry Christmas! :)

    7. Creator Starburns Industries, Inc. on December 10

      @scp.filme Just send us a message with your new details, and we'll add a note to your account.

    8. Creator scp.filme on December 10

      I have moved since I backed you. Where can I send my new address?

    9. Creator cedlebreton on December 5

      Hi everybody! It's nearly christmas so happy christmas and what about the project? It's very long :-(

    10. Creator Niraj Sanghvi on December 4

      Agreed, it'd be really nice to see a holiday update!!

    11. Creator Chuck Douros on December 3

      Howsabout a special holiday update of progress! Eh? Ehhhhhhhh?

    12. Creator Starburns Industries, Inc. on November 25

      @Roger No problem, we'll make a note on your account with the change.

    13. Creator Roger Sarao on November 24

      Given the delays, I want to ask if I can change my choice of rewards (based on my "Pledge $75 or more" selection) from the DVD I indicated on my survey response to a BLU RAY copy instead. And if so, whether this comment will suffice or if I need to do anything more formal to change my reward from DVD to BLU RAY.

      Thank you.


    14. Creator Arnold Pistorius on September 10, 2014

      Woohoo two year anniversary! I

      Honestly I look forward to the making of, as that must be a story on its own. At least your still going and those sets do look amazing keep on chugging

    15. Creator Shannon Hilchie on August 28, 2014

      Awesome! Thanks, guys!

    16. Creator Starburns Industries, Inc. on August 28, 2014

      Hi all! To address a few of your comments and questions:

      @Kelly: Yes! You'll still get a free download, post-release.
      @Marlene: Thanks for the kind words. We certainly will!
      @Marie-Andree: We're working on an update as we speak! Thanks for your patience.
      @Shannon: Sure, we'll make a note on your account.
      @Aaron: Thank you! We know you're going to love it.
      @Brendan: Thanks Brendan. We don't like having to delay either, but are confident that the wait will be worth it! Thanks for your patience and understanding.

    17. Creator Brendan Hong on August 18, 2014

      @ Marie

      I think the project will be done as people's reputations will be on the line. I was part of a Kickstarter where the writer was in charge of it and overcharged everyone and things ended up costing a lot. People got really upset at the lack of communication, lack of delivery and failed promises. A lot of comic book websites picked up the story and I can't imagine it'd be easy for that writer to work in the comic book industry again if he wanted to.
      So yes, the project has been delayed with less communication than anyone of us would like. That sucks a bit, but I'm sure they're working on it. I'm hoping the new update will be "hey, we're done. Available next week".

    18. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on August 13, 2014

      I've been part of many projects, some as large, and some lot larger, and communication to our stakeholders is always important, even strategic.

    19. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on August 13, 2014

      @Aaron And you know that there will be a film how? That is what updates are for ...

    20. Creator Aaron Bulger on August 10, 2014

      While I respect Marie-Andree's frustration, Marie does not speak for all of us. I eagerly look forward to the final film! Keep up the good work.

    21. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on August 1, 2014

      Nearly 2 months since last update. Disastrous!

    22. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on July 21, 2014

      This is what you get when you DM them :

      Not good!

    23. Creator Shannon Hilchie on July 21, 2014

      So, obviously a lot has changed in two years, including my laptop. Is it possible to switch out my DVD request for a Blu ray copy instead?
      I'm more than a little worried about this project... I wish you would keep us in the loop more. :(

    24. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on July 12, 2014

      Again, no update in more than 40 days! This little game of remembering the creator is gettimg very boring! If we have to wait I don't know how much time, at least update us with interesting stuff! :-(

    25. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on July 1, 2014

      I also learned with the years that the more time it take, the more $ it also take. I agree that a creative project take time but changing scope ... and taking a lot more time to do it can be catastrophic unless everybody is working free "for the cause", which I doubt is the case here!

    26. Creator Marlene Briski on June 7, 2014

      Take the time you need to make a movie that is your collective best. I do not care if it take another year or two. Creativity does not always fit into a timeframe. Do your best.....

    27. Creator Kelly on June 4, 2014

      @Starburns my original pledge said I am going receive a free download of the film once it is completed. Does that still apply since it is now a feature film?

    28. Creator Daniel on May 30, 2014

      @Starburns- I hear what you are saying and I respect the closed set and the incentives that require your project to be further a long. I'm curious why "you hope to be distributing them this summer" After being just about a year behind on the physical rewards I would hope you would have some solid dates. Why wasn't fulfillment of things like hoodies and shoes a 1st priority?
      Feels like your pandering in your response rather than assuring me I backed the right team. Again, very dissapointed and while I love Dan, Dino, Charlie and the rest of the team I don't think I'd have involvement on any level. I think the Starbunrs team quickly forgot that adding a KS element to a film or media project means that a certain amount of customer service is now involved. Not trying to be a jerk or give you a hard time I just would hate to think this was more of a money grab than a truly crowd funded, amazing project.

    29. Creator Starburns Industries, Inc. on May 29, 2014

      Hi @Daniel,

      Thanks for commenting with your concerns about the Anomalisa Kickstarter rewards.

      We completely understand your frustration with the time it’s taking to get all of our rewards fulfilled. We want to assure you that we have been fulfilling rewards where doing so doesn’t jeopardize the “closed set” nature of the production. We’ve awarded all studio tours, Twitter rewards, Skype calls, and drinks, and are working on the production of the hoodies, shoes, and other limited edition accessories which we hope to be distributing them this Summer.

      Unfortunately, we have to wait until the film is released to distribute some of the other rewards, including signed scripts, signed storyboards, digital downloads, and DVDs.

      Thanks again for your continued support and patience!

    30. Creator Daniel on May 28, 2014

      Congrats on on the extended length of your project, forget my incentives where's my respect!?

      This is great news but it's no excuse to be so behind on incentives. I very much understand scripts, production stills, things that might compromise the production. However I need you to make me understand why things like the apparel hasn't been released or studio tours haven't been given. I'm more than willing to wait and I'm over joyed that you guys get to make a film twice as long. I understand production delays and I understand protecting the project. It seems to me though there's no respect for the people that funded your film. This is really disappointing because it's destroying the fibers of trust to those who would like to return to KickStarter but now have been burned and have a bad taste in their mouth. I'm not trying to slander what you're doing I'm just very disappointed, I would have loved to help fund your next project a long with the 5,769 other fine folks that backed your project.

    31. Creator Jacob Rangel on May 23, 2014

      I'm a huge fan of this team. That being said I'm irked that after all this time they don't even have a teaser trailer to show. 1 minute of music and VO and hell maybe a glimpse of a few shots from the film. I'm worried that after the production phase is complete we'll have to deal with another year of quarterly, one paragraph vague updates as the film slogs through post. I feel like there's more to the story we haven't heard. Just venting, really want to see this thing come out and wow the world.

    32. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on April 18, 2014

      Update us maybe! With @Danny's story, it looks like you just vanished in thin air!

    33. Creator Danny Shutler on March 29, 2014

      I pledged $250 for the studio tour and originally scheduled my tour for early/mid-May last year, but then production got pushed back and I had to take a job in Chicago come June. I've been back in LA for three months now and have sent a couple of emails to the Anomalisa gmail, but have yet to get a response. Am I shit out of luck? Or can I get some other kind of reward? Or can I get my pledge refunded? No hard feelings, but I want to know what my options are, if any...

    34. Creator Starburns Industries, Inc. on March 9, 2014

      @Arnold and our other faithful KS backers,

      Please be assured that we are only working on Anomalisa. The scope of this movie has grown exponentially and while we cannot divulge the details, it is truly amazing what we are accomplishing and how hard this team is working. The movie is now 80 minutes long. We are adding as many shooting stages as possible.

      Please know that there is a team of 70 people in the Starburns castle working tirelessly, 7 days a week to get this movie done. We aim to have the movie completed by the end of year.

      Can we be better with our updates? Yes and we are working on it. We are working on a twitter feed that will share our stage walkie calls. We are working on employee profiles. In short we are working on creating a steady stream of content to share.

      Don't loose faith in us Arnold. Once you see the film you are going to be extremely proud of the project you backed. We are working, this is a slow process, but it is looking absolutely amazing.

      Keep talking to us and we will answer your posts. Until next time.

      Rosa Tran

    35. Creator Jack Moulton on March 9, 2014

      Thank you for the update guys!

    36. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on March 9, 2014

      That make four of us ... on 5770!

    37. Creator Erik van Dijk on March 9, 2014

      I am also waiting for an update..

    38. Creator Arnold Pistorius on March 9, 2014

      Lol i was just wondering about this?? is this still happening? what I am noticing the more "professional" the backing, the worse the delivery date, completely underestimated time and budget. probably working on another job as thats what these companies are like, so far you falling under my 2nd worst backing. Never again....

    39. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on March 8, 2014

      Clearly, Charlie and team had, at a minimum, forgot about their backers who put $400 000 in his project, and at the worst flew with our money. But we are 2 people on 5 770 worrying about it!

    40. Creator Manuel Haj-Saleh Ramirez on February 28, 2014

      I agree with Marie at this. An update is due, even if there are no substantial changes. And I understand all those difficulties, changes, and stones on the road that have delayed the project. I even understand an understimation of the time needed (though it's been longer than a year since the funding process ended). But the longer the delay is, the scarcer the updates are. And that does not transmit confidence.
      So my request would be, as kind as possible: update us, the funders, more often. Even if it is just a couple of lines of the production log. It would mean respect to those who put money and hopes on it. Thanks.

    41. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on February 24, 2014

      @Brendan I don't care that much about delays and don't only focus on the end results, but also on the process of writing, pre-producing, producing, editing, etc. the film. That is what KS should be!

    42. Creator Brendan Hong on February 22, 2014

      @ Marie and Y.

      Don't worry, you're not the only ones waiting for an update. I've got faith that they'll finish the movie, but I'm guessing that like a lot of other earlier on Kickstarter campaigns, they severely under-estimated on the time needed. Hopefully there will be an update and better yet, a date of when the movie will be finished.

    43. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on February 22, 2014

      One day, we will maybe have an update. But since we are only 2 backers on 5 770 asking for it ...

    44. Creator Y on February 14, 2014

      From your last update which was on Dec 22:

      "expect an update once or twice a month"

      Today is February 14. :)

    45. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on February 14, 2014

      So doing my monthly round of videogames and movies projects (the most delinquant on the communication front of all my projects, because, "oh well their creators are free spirits that don't have to be accountable to anyone except themselves").

      No update in more than 1 month (nearly 2). Update please! At least, put a link that looks like an update in a blog, forum or FB entry.

    46. Creator Jack Moulton on February 7, 2014

      Are you guys in post-production yet? :)

    47. Creator Starburns Industries, Inc. on January 17, 2014

      Thanks for sharing SVP, that's pretty cool!

    48. Creator SVP on January 17, 2014

      check this out.

      Anybody watch this?
      my life has been pretty craptastic but I still enjoyed this homemade movie.
      Its like underground ghost-in-the-machine meets cute aliens claymationish w/ pangs of Nightmare-before-xmas.…

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