Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
COME ON!!!
We made a great documentary about Arrested Development. Help us release the movie this spring!
COME ON!!! We made a great documentary about Arrested Development. Help us release the movie this spring!
1,079 backers pledged $35,486 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

The Arrested Development Documentary Project project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$35,486

1,079

This documentary is the brainchild and a fun 5 year endeavor of two Arrested Development superfans, Jeff and Neil!  Hi there! We have been fans of the show since it was on Fox. To our dismay, it was stripped off the air. We turned to the DVDs to get our AD fix and became even more in awe with the show. When the show was picked up by G4 and HD Net, there was no end to re-watching episodes and finding new little comedy treasures.

The overall goal of this documentary is to provide awareness of this brilliant, witty and original comedy that is like nothing else. We started by reaching out to Arrested fans on social networks, and the response was encouraging.  We interviewed Arrested fans in and around Los Angeles, where we live. Then we were off to San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix (even though Lucille "would rather be dead in California, than alive in Arizona”) and Dallas. We headed Eastward to Omaha, Kansas City, Detroit, New York City, Boston (home of the first analyst-therapist), then Raleigh/Durham. We even visited "wee" London, Ontario.  Finally, we went back to Los Angeles for interviews with the cast, crew and other industry players to find out the story behind the story of Arrested.

Go ahead, check out the trailer, COME ON!

You would NOT be making a huge mistake by donating to this project.

Risks and challenges

After five years, we’re finally close to releasing the documentary. Our final step is to pay the network for photos from the set of the show. These photos are extremely relevant to the story, and we can’t move forward with the release of the documentary until our fees are paid to the network. This is where you come in. Help us pay the network fees so every Arrested fan can see this documentary!

-- Important Information About Rewards --

- Distribution schedule not finalized for digital download, but Kickstarter backers that choose a rewards package containing the digital download will receive it within days of the world premiere.

- DVD/Blu-ray version will be released at a later date than the digital version, and the distribution schedule is not yet finalized.

- Travel, lodging and transportation is not included in any reward bundle

- Must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend events (premiere, premiere gala)

- Some rewards may require additional paperwork (to protect us and you)

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

Support this project

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A great big THANK YOU from the bottom of our sandwiches!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    47 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Gobias donor level: A great big THANK YOU Pard'ner! on our website.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    94 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Never Nude donor level: Digital download of the documentary once released. There are dozens of you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    539 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    Barry Zuckercorn donor level: Special edition pre-order DVD/Blu-ray of the documentary (release TBA). He's very good.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    226 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $53 or more About $53

    Mr F donor level: Digital download of the documentary once released PLUS our exclusive movie poster signed by Jeff & Neil. This is not just for British eyes only.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    21 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $53 or more About $53

    Marta 2 donor level: Digital download of the documentary once released PLUS special edition pre-order DVD/Blu-ray of the documentary. Because everyone needs 2 versions.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    33 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Loose Seal donor level: Special edition pre-order DVD/Blu-ray of the documentary (release TBA) PLUS our exclusive movie poster signed by Jeff & Neil. Don't worry, you will be all right.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    23 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    Bob Loblaw donor level: Digital download of the documentary once released PLUS our "artist" designed t-shirt. You sir, are a mouthful!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    23 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $80 or more About $80

    Gene Parmesan donor level: Special edition pre-order DVD/Blu-ray of the documentary (release TBA) PLUS our "artist" designed t-shirt. If you think that’s worth more than $80, I'd really appreciate it. I’m not even going to count it.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Home Builders Organization donor level: Digital download of the documentary once released PLUS our exclusive movie poster signed by Jeff & Neil PLUS our "artist" designed t-shirt. Solid as a rock!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Maggie Lizer donor level: Special edition pre-order DVD/Blu-ray of the documentary (release TBA) PLUS our exclusive movie poster both signed by Jeff & Neil PLUS our "artist" designed t-shirt.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $153 or more About $153

    J Walter Weatherman donor level: everything in Maggie Lizer donor level PLUS a digital download of the documentary once released. And that's why you always leave a note and a donation!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $453 or more About $453

    Sitwell Industries donor level: Jeff & Neil will take you and a guest to dinner in the Los Angeles area so we can discuss our passion for everything Arrested PLUS a digital download of the documentary once released PLUS our "artist" designed t-shirt. DON'T have the Skip's scramble.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $553 or more About $553

    Mr. Manager donor level: You and a guest are invited to the movie premiere at a secret Los Angeles location and be VIP guests to our premiere gala PLUS a digital download of the documentary once released PLUS Special edition pre-order DVD/Blu-ray of the documentary (release TBA) PLUS our exclusive movie poster BOTH signed by Jeff & Neil PLUS our "artist" designed t-shirt. There's always money in the banana stand!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $5,353 or more About $5,353

    I Just Blue Myself donor level: We bring the movie screening to you and 53 of your closest friends PLUS a digital download of the documentary once released PLUS a special edition pre-order DVD/Blu-ray of the documentary (release TBA) PLUS our exclusive movie poster BOTH signed by Jeff & Neil PLUS our "artist" designed t-shirt. We are afraid that we too just blue ourselves!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)