Wrinkles The Clown - It's Stranger Than You Thought
Wrinkles The Clown - It's Stranger Than You Thought
Last year Wrinkles became an internet sensation over night. Little details are known about who he is, but thats all about to change.
Last year Wrinkles became an internet sensation over night. Little details are known about who he is, but thats all about to change. Read more
Have You Seen Wrinkles?
Around 2014 video started popping up online about Wrinkles The Clown. Before long, people started spotting him in and around Southwest Florida.. specifically in Naples and Ft. Myers.
I found all of this to be pretty intriguing and really entertaining, so for a while I was keeping track of his sightings and stories via my own blog, but then I realized that other people were also very interested, so I started a Google+ page where people could share pics, stories and videos.
What Do We Know About Him So Far?
Peter Holley from the Washington Post got the chance to speak with Wrinkles and managed to get some details for us early on, (Read Article) but there is just so much more to be had. We want to go beyond the shallow pool of info that the media has gathered and go deep, really deep.
So, here is our chance. Wrinkles has agreed to let Anomalous Films follow him and document his life on and off the clock. This means we will get to see first hand how Wrinkles lives and works in and out of the mask.
In the past few months, Wrinkles has been getting a lot of attention.. so much in fact, that he is still booked solid through March of 2016. You may have already seen him in the news, on tv or online.
What Can We Expect From This Film?
Hard to say exactly what will transpire, but words like 'awkward' and 'hilariously horrific' come to mind. We have a pretty solid game plan on how we want to capture all of this, but there is no telling how it will play out. Wrinkles will be wrinkles, we'll just be there to capture it. As far as the way we want to shoot it, we envision there to be a couple different filming scenarios...
1. Up close and personal. These encounters with Wrinkles may be in the car or at his home. These will be more intimate and controlled areas to film in.
2. On the clock. Wrinkles gets hired to appear at parties, pull pranks and sometimes to help parents with their children's behavioral issues. For these scenarios there will be a mixture of up-close hidden cams coupled with other cameras positioned further away to capture the action from a distance.
What Do We Need All This Money For?
Filming is expensive, and it's not just about how much the gear costs (although that is a big factor) there are lots of other expenses... like paying the film crew, insurance, travel/transportation, post production, the list goes on.
I would say about a 1/3 of the expenses will go towards gear. Whether it be cameras, lenses, microphones or lights, buying and renting are both pretty pricey. Then there are other expenses like paying the crew, travel accommodations, transportation and insurance which will probably take up about another 1/3 if not more of the expenses. The rest will go towards post production, licensing and of course the rewards. Ahh yes, the rewards! Lets break them down, shall we?
Fun And Unique Rewards
We have 11 different reward tiers as seen to the right.
- Shout-Out on Social Channels - $5? YESSS, thank you! We will for sure give you props on our social channels for helping us out.
- Special Thank You on Website - At $15 or more, we will be setting up a page on our website that lists each and every one of your names. We want everyone to know that you helped make this happen!
- Digital Copy - $15 or more will also get you a password protected link to download the movie once it's completed.
- Wrinkles Sticker - We are still in talks with Wrinkles on whether he wants us to re-produce the stickers he has already, or if we want to come up with a new design. Either way at $25 or more, you are gonna get a 3x3 inch vinyl sticker, woohooo!
- Hand Written Thank You From Director - At $25 or more you will receive a hand written thank you on a Wrinkles post card from the director.
- DVD - At $55 or more you will receive a DVD of the movie with full color, high quality packaging.
- Wrinkles Paper Mask - Where will you wear your Wrinkles mask? School? Work? In a dark alley? At $55 or more you will receive this awesome cardboard paper mask of Wrinkles' face. The mask fits around your head with an elastic and has two eyes cutout so you can see. These are super fun and help spread the word about Wrinkles!
- Exclusive BTS (Behind The Scenes) Animated GIFS - I have had a lot of fun creating some of these GIFs from other peoples pics and videos. We want to continue the fun and create awesome behind the scenes GIFs for pledges of $100 or more. These GIFS will be added to a password protected URL throughout production where you can go back from time to time to view and download.
- Name In Ending Credits - If you are coming off $100 or more you better believe you're gonna have your name in the credits. A $100 is a lot of dough, I don't care who you are. You most definitely deserve some recognition for that.
- Updates and Pics (on set) Texted to You - At $500 or more, you are pretty invested in this and we think you should have a little bit more access to see whats going on. When funded, we will get your telephone number and text you pics and updates as we are filming. Don't worry, we won't get psycho-ex on you and harass you day and night. These will just be sporadic texts that get sent every so often.. once or twice a week tops. This reward is available in the US only.
- Personal Thank You via Skype - We want to look you right in the eye and say thank you! Lets have a short chat to get acquainted and talk about how the film is coming along. This reward is available internationally.
- 3 One-of-a-Kind Polaroids - Alright $1,250 or more.. thats amazing, we're gonna need to step up our game. While filming I will have my polaroid on set and in between shooting/directing video, I will also be documenting intimate, behind the scenes moments with film. You and 13 other people will receive 3 One-of-a-Kind shots from the directors perspective. That means, no two photos will be alike. 45 photos will be taken total, 3 for my archives and 42 unique, One-of-a-Kind shots for the rest of you. I will be using brand new Impossible Film to capture these moments ensuring the best quality for an otherwise close to obsolete medium.
- 1 of 4 Personal Effects From Wrinkles - There will be 4 personal effects from Wrinkles that will be up for grabs at the $5K & $10K reward levels. We aren't quite sure what they will be yet, but we promise that it won't be anything stupid like his toothbrush or anti-fungal cream. Whatever it is, it will be significant and seen in the film. This is an opportunity to own something personal from the grandfather of creepiness himself.
- Premier Tickets - The venue and date is still to be determined but the premier will most likely be at Silverspot Cinema in Naples, Fl. There will be 8 seats up for grabs at the $5K & $10K reward levels. We are reserving the 4 middle seats in the 2 most center rows for this reward. Essentially you will have the best seats in the house!
- Wrinkles' (Worn in Movie) Polka-Dot Onsie & Rubber Gloves - At the first $10k reward tier, you will get your hands on the original, one and only polka-dot onsie & rubber gloves worn by Wrinkles himself! And hey, if you got an extra $10K laying around and want the mask and boots too, well you can purchase both $10K rewards!
- Wrinkles' (Worn in Movie) Mask & Boots - At the seconds $10k reward tier, you will get your hands on the original, one and only Wrinkles' mask & boots worn by Wrinkles himself!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
We don't foresee any problems or delays on our end. The only risk and/or challenge of this project will be the variable that is Wrinkles. He is a pretty reliable guy and so far he has agreed to let us document his life raw and uncensored. But, like anything in life there is no telling what could happen. Maybe he breaks a hip, maybe he goes to jail, maybe he gets shot in someone's back yard.
No matter what happens, we are dedicated to documenting his life to the best of our ability and delivering the best possible movie we can. We like to think positive and positive things usually always happen for us, so we're gonna go with that attitude and plan for the best!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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