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By Sean Caesar
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About this project

TRAILER / INFO

Jaimie Mantzel is a man living in the woods of Vermont. Off the grid in a house that he built, he spends his free time building a giant robot in his airplane hangar workshop. Jaimie records everything he does and posts it on youtube, where I first discovered him. About 2 years ago my friend Chris and I visited Jaimie in order to make a documentary for a class we were taking at the time. You can see the result below.

On August 6th Jaimie did his first real test drive of the giant robot. Chris and I went back and spent more time with him and his family. We captured more footage of Jaimie's life, his house, his kids, and, of course, his robot.

We're looking to create a 20-40 minute short doc. His story is unique and inspiring, but to make this film the best it can be, we're going to need your help. Help us share Jaimie's story--it's a good one.

WHERE'S THE MONEY GOING?

  • Editing
  • Color Grading
  • Audio editing and sound design
  • A musical score for the film
  • Motion Graphics
  • Festival Entry Fees
  • Reward fulfillment

THANK YOU!!!

With your help we are going to finish this film quickly, and get it to a wider audience. Thanks so much for your support and we look forward to moving this project forward!

Risks and challenges

Our potential setbacks are the same as any film entering post production. We have all the footage and are eager to weave it into something great that we can share with everyone. Whatever conflicts arise, whether its with the people we hire or with getting the film out there, I'm confident we'll be able to overcome them and, with your help, make an awesome movie!

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    Access to online test screenings of the film to help us create the best film possible, your name in the credits, plus all previous rewards.

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    An exclusive Robot man backer T-shirt, a pass to come to the Premiere/Wrap party in NYC (does not include travel or hotel expenses), plus all previous rewards.

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    Executive Producer credit in the final film. Get involved in the production of the film, we'll include you in conference calls to talk about edits, the score, the story, robots, or whatever you want!

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