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The Bug Movie is a feature length documentary film about the most beloved and recognizable vehicle on Earth, the Volkswagen Beetle.
466 backers pledged $44,074 to help bring this project to life.

Rolling It Out

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We had an amazing world premiere as the Closing Night Film at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The screening was sold out and the audience reaction was beyond my wildest expectations! To share something publicly for the first time is always a bit nerve-racking, but the hard work has paid off.  We are currently in the process of partnering with a theatrical distributor that will organize screenings across the country.  We'll share more about this over the next couple weeks, hopefully we can screen it in your city.

We are making a small run of advance copy DVDs for supporters that will be mailed out with other rewards over the next couple months. Thanks for your patience! So excited to share it with you soon.

Here are some pics from the premiere:

Beetle's lined the block in front of the Wilma Theatre the day of the screening including one brave Kickstarter supporter who drove his super beetle 1500 miles all the way from Dallas (you know who you are)!!
Beetle's lined the block in front of the Wilma Theatre the day of the screening including one brave Kickstarter supporter who drove his super beetle 1500 miles all the way from Dallas (you know who you are)!!
Movie-goers lining up at the box office, beetles lining the curb.
Movie-goers lining up at the box office, beetles lining the curb.
It was a packed house.
It was a packed house.
Q&A after the film with Damon Ristau, Jason Willenbrock and Tory Alonzo.
Q&A after the film with Damon Ristau, Jason Willenbrock and Tory Alonzo.
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    1. Svein Lysø on

      It says on my pledge: "Estimated delivery: Jan 2015". So it's been a while... I feel like Derek Sanchez here below; "The folks who paid for the project are going to be the last to see it?"
      :(

    2. Jim Tetzlaff on

      Any updates on when we can expect our DVD's to arrive?

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      Derek Sanchez on

      It seems the screenings have gone worldwide now. When will your Kickstarter donors receive their DVD? The folks who paid for the project are going to be the last to see it?

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      Donna Pell on

      Hi Damon
      Just wondering about getting a copy for our Australia VW Spectacular Show 24th July-1st Aug, 2016. We are having a drive in movie which we are hoping to show the BUG Movie
      thanks Donna Pell

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      Daryl Martin on

      Any updates on when we can expect our DVD's to arrive?

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      Douglas Huth on

      I am so looking forward to seeing the movie! I'll be keeping an eye on my mailbox.

      You ought to have a showing of the movie in Palm Springs, California. We have all sorts of film events out here, so people are always keeping their eyes open for something special. There are also a lot of car nuts out here who would probably want to see it. There are a number of theaters out here who regularly do special events such as that would be, including the Camelot.

      Will you be sending out a listing of venues where you will be premiering the film?

    7. Ronald Wenger on

      It will be great to see the finished product.

    8. Svein Lysø on

      Finally! Can't wait to get it in my mailbox, well done, Damon!
      Cheers from Bergen, Norway