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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
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 Scott Gossett 2 days ago

      Hahaha just checked expected delivery date of May 2013. I was so young and naive back then!

    2. Creator Jack Moulton 2 days ago

      Happy to hear you're heading to TIFF! But please - surely we'll get to see it before festival goers right? If not, you'll at least give us a date for DVDs by September?

    3. Creator QB on July 22

      Since it appears to be going unannounced here - it has been reported that Anomalisa will be shown at the Venice Film Festival in September.

    4. Creator Remiam on June 19

      Whatever happened to the T-shirts we were supposed to receive?

    5. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on June 19

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! Hope the film will not be as boring as this campaing.

    6. Creator Karl Lee Soule on June 11

      Here's something I found while searching for more information - a Tumblr site with some additional behind-the-scenes stuff that wasn't posted to the KS list. Enjoy!

    7. Creator Karl Lee Soule on June 11

      Hi Guys!

      I still believe in this film, and I know it will turn out great! For those people that have appeared on camera and in the videos, you all seem like a bunch of hardworking fun people.


      I've got to say that this ranks as one of the worst Kickstarter projects I've been a part of.


      You've basically left us almost completely out of the process. You did 21 updates to launch the Kickstart. That was in the span of about 60 days. Over the course of the last 3 years, you've done 25 updates. That's less than 1 update a month. Some of those were really short updates. We've gotten a picture here, a quick video there, but nothing of substance. I wasn't expecting Peter Jackson-like 10 minute fully-produced making ofs, but it's pretty easy to grab a hand phone, and say a few words once a week. We, the Kickstarters, do this not for the rewards, but to feel connected to the process. You've mostly kept us locked out of that.

      2 year delays can be forgiven, especially on a vocal Kickstart, because you're explaining what's causing the delay. We waited a year and a half for the (WONDERFUL!) news that the movie was now 80 minutes in length, and then Dino gave sort of a "happy 2 year anniversary plus sorry" message last September.

      I respect you guys, I think the film is going to be amazing, and I wish you guys the best success with it. But I don't think I'd back any additional projects from you guys again.

    8. Creator Brendan Hong on June 2

      @ Gabe Russell

      Kickstarter has changed and you change your address now (you couldn't be once you submitted a response to the survey). Just go to whichever tier your pledged for and click "your response' and there's an option to edit your address.

    9. Creator Marco on June 1

      I think it's not so correct this way to work. We're our supporter. We have sent to you our money. And after all this delay, we continue to have no answer from march.....that's hollywood?

    10. Creator Y on May 28

      It's been way too long for an update. Please give us an update!!!

    11. Creator Jack Moulton on May 17

      So... this year or next year? I don't mind, just wanna know!

    12. Creator Gabe Russell on May 8

      Hopefully you will send out an address survey before actually mailing the rewards? I have moved twice since I funded this project.

      Speaking of, can we get any kind of update on the rewards?

    13. Creator Starburns Industries, Inc. on March 31

      Thad, I got that change for you. We will credit both you and your son. Thanks!

    14. Creator V. Thad Evans on March 31

      Thad Evans is correct, but would like to change to my son...Seiji Evans. Thank you

    15. Creator Seema Z on March 23

      Any new updates?

    16. 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.

    17. 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.…

    18. 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.

    19. 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!

    20. Creator Dean Bycroft on December 15, 2014

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

    21. Creator Starburns Industries, Inc. on December 10, 2014

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

    22. Creator scp.filme on December 10, 2014

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

    23. Creator cedlebreton on December 5, 2014

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

    24. Creator Niraj Sanghvi on December 4, 2014

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

    25. Creator Chuck Douros on December 3, 2014

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

    26. Creator Starburns Industries, Inc. on November 25, 2014

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

    27. Creator Roger Sarao on November 24, 2014

      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.


    28. 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

    29. Creator Shannon Hilchie on August 28, 2014

      Awesome! Thanks, guys!

    30. 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.

    31. 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".

    32. 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.

    33. 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 ...

    34. 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.

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

      Nearly 2 months since last update. Disastrous!

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

      This is what you get when you DM them :

      Not good!

    37. 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. :(

    38. 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! :-(

    39. 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!

    40. 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.....

    41. 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?

    42. 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.

    43. 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!

    44. 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.

    45. 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.

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

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

    47. 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...

    48. 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

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