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Pre-production fundraiser to get a few of the little things like make-up, FX tests, production art, storyboard, and film a teaser.
Pre-production fundraiser to get a few of the little things like make-up, FX tests, production art, storyboard, and film a teaser.
221 backers pledged $27,171 to help bring this project to life.

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For pledges $60 and up you get everything below it EXCEPT the $30 pledge. Once we set the rewards we couldn't edit them once the error was seen.

Keep Up With The Film after the campaign via



Website: http://zconmovie.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/zconmovie
Facebook: http://facebook.com/zconmovie

We reached our goal in 24 days...so what now?

We have some amazing stretch goals that are lined up and are broken down into small increments of $5,000 each. These will help add more to the overall production...as well as get you more goodies!

Stretch Goal #1 - $30,000 
Convention Stuff! Each backer of $15 or more will receive not only the new Z*Con poster and the convention t-shirt that will appear in the film designed by Adam Levermore!

Stretch Goal #2 - $35,000
The Score! This stretch goal will help us record the score for the teaser and set the tone for the film. Each backer of $15 or more will receive a digital download of the score from the teaser.

Stretch Goal #3 - $40,000 Unlocked when Stretch Goal #1 is achieved!

Stretch Goal #4 - $45,000 
Unlocked when Stretch Goal #2 is achieved!

Stretch Goal #5 - $50,000 
Unlocked when Stretch Goal #3 is achieved!

Stretch Goal #6 & Beyond...
We need to give you something to look forward to. We'll be releasing more stretch goals as you unlock them! 

What is Z*Con?

Z*Con is feature length film about four teen podcasters who are trapped at a comic convention when the zombie apocalypse breaks out. They use social media to share what’s going on inside with the outside world. It’s kind of like “Goonies” meets “Shaun of the Dead” set in…well….a comic convention.

Where's the money going?

While our crew has full time jobs, they will be donating their time to make this project happen up until filming begins. Excellent news is that we're off to a great start. St. Johns Properties is donating a warehouse space big enough for our sets, but we're going to run into costs we can't take on by ourselves. That's where you come in. We'll need to do auditions, FX tests, production art, storyboard, film a teaser trailer, and... the costs will add up.

We've set this Kickstarter campaign at $25,000 to get pre-production rolling. This will be everything we have to take care of to get us started. With the funds raised through Kickstarter, we'll be able to move forward with making this film with less of a funding hurdle and we want you to be a part of that process.

What do I get for backing this project?

As Neil Gaiman tweeted about us, we don’t believe you should have to pay for the movie twice…unless you want to. So every single backer of this project will receive, at the minimum, a digital copy of the film and their name in the film’s credits. Yep, you read that right. For $15, you will receive a digital copy of the film, your name in the credits, access to content on our website (where you’ll receive news a week earlier than anyone else), and an invitation to be an extra in our film when we begin production. The rewards are only going up from there.


What's next?

Our first attempt at a kickstarter campaign taught us a valuable lesson. Because of the lessons learned from that, this will be the first of three fundraising campaigns for us.  The pre-production campaign will provide us with seed money to get started prepping, casting, scouting, and film an amazing teaser trailer. Then there will be a production campaign to get us through the shoot and finally a post-production campaign to get us through editing/sound design and finishing costs. And by backing this project you'll be with us every step of the way.

What happens if we help you exceed your goal?

That would make you totally awesome and worth our praise and thanks. The pledges that come in, after we exceed our goal, will go towards expanding the pre-production and making the film. We'll also include some awesome stretch goal rewards that we'll announce when we reach that point.



Keep Up With The Film:



Website: http://zconmovie.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/zconmovie
Facebook: http://facebook.com/zconmovie

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Your name appears in the closing credits and exclusive access to Backers only profile, you'll get a personalized copy of the first five pages of the script (that's $1 a page), and access to the backer only community on our website where you will receive info one week earlier than the general public. (Website access is delivered the day after the campaign is successful.)

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    An HD download of the finished film (extra features not included) including downloadable DVD box cover and disc artwork, exclusive access to Backers only profile and community on our website where you will receive info one week earlier than the general public, and your name appears in the closing credits. (Website access is delivered the day after the campaign is successful.)

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    HD download of the DVD extras, Digital download of the soundtrack, and all previous reward tiers.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Special edition DVD or Blu-Ray of the completed film, PDF version of the Z*Con "Making of" Book (filled with 100+ full color pages of concept art, candid and professional photos, the complete shooting script, and more), and all previous reward tiers from $15 and below!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Special Thanks to Kickstarter Backers *IMDb credit listing*, "I Survived Z*Con" Exclusive Backer T-shirt, original Z*Con poster, and all previous reward tiers from $15 and below! (T-Shirt will ship three weeks after the campaign is successful. These items are exclusive to the campaign and will be shipped for free in the US. Please add an additional $10 to your pledge for international shipping)

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Z*Con film Poster autographed by Michael C. Dougherty, the cast, and the production team, two (2) free tickets to one (1) of the four (4) US Z*Con film premieres (travel and lodging not included), and all previous reward tiers! (These items are exclusive to the campaign and will be shipped for free in the US. Please add an additional $10 to your pledge for international shipping)

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Hardcover Z*Con "Making of" Book (filled with 100+ full color pages of concept art, candid and professional photos, the complete shooting script, and more) signed by Michael C. Dougherty, some of the cast, and the production team, and all previous reward tiers! (These items are exclusive to the campaign and will be shipped for free in the US. Please add an additional $10 to your pledge for international shipping)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You will be listed as an Associate Producer in the film's closing credits and receive an *IMDb credit listing* (This is an In Name Only title. No profit will be shared.), a visit to one of the Z*Con sets (availability pending and travel/hotel not compensated), and all previous reward tiers.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Ever wanted to be in a movie? Want to have a booth in the films convention? Now you can do both. Have your booth in the convention of our film as well as be listed as a sponsor on our website throughout the life of the project. Guaranteed screen time, but you must have own supplies. You'll receive all rewards from the $500 and below pledge reward when the film releases!

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    You will be listed as a Producer in the film's closing credits and receive an *IMDb credit listing* (This is an In Name Only title. No profit will be shared.), Large canvas print of art used in the film, and all previous reward tiers.You'll receive all rewards from the $500 and below pledge reward when the film releases!

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    You will be listed as an Executive Producer in the film's closing credits and receive an *IMDb credit listing* (This is an In Name Only title. No profit will be shared.), lunch with Michael C. Dougherty (he will come to you...you lucky person, you), a tour of the Z*Con offices (travel/hotel not compensated), and you'll receive all rewards from the $500 and below pledge reward when the film releases!THERE ARE MORE REWARDS but we can't post them here because they're too big! For premium rewards past a $10,000 pledge, email mike@bigdamnfilms.org

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Funding period

- (30 days)