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A feature-length documentary about the late, reclusive illustrator Edward Gorey shot with his active participation from 1996 to his death in April, 2000.
A feature-length documentary about the late, reclusive illustrator Edward Gorey shot with his active participation from 1996 to his death in April, 2000.
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    Big thanks...this project has been 18 years in the making.

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    A FIGBASH DANCE. For your kind pledge, receive a Facebook shout-out on both the Edward Gorey documentary Facebook page and director Christopher Seufert's personal page.

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    THE DOUBTFUL GUEST. Let the world know you helped! You get the above plus your name on our official website "Thank You" page plus a link to the web site of your choice (no spam sites).

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    GOREY VIP: You get all of the above plus special, VIP access to a PASSWORD PROTECTED PRIVATE SECTION of THE EDWARD GOREY DOCUMENTARY ARCHIVE with unique, frequently updated behind-the-scenes content and clips.

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    OLD SCHOOL DONATION: For those who'd just like to help with a quick donation, you'll get the Edward Gorey documentary Altoid candy tin as a thank you. Altoids included.

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    DIGITAL VIEWER: You'll receive all of the above plus a digital download of the completed film.

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    JUST THE MOVIE: A DVD of the finished documentary with the accompanying bonus tracks and deleted scenes. Signed by director Christopher Seufert

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    ALTOID TIN PLUS: Want the Altoid tin but also the DIGITAL VIEWER package? This one's for you!

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    MOVIE AND THE CD: A DVD of the finished documentary with the accompanying bonus tracks and deleted scenes, signed by director Christopher Seufert. PLUS the companion soundtrack CD of the music that inspired Edward in his plays. Created by our project musicians and including interview outtakes.

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    THE BOOK: You'll receive the limited edition coffee table book with the previously unpublished Edward Gorey interview transcripts, photos, and Christopher Seufert's story of the documentary.

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    Old School/New School: Just THE BOOK and the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

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    THE BUNDLE: Receive the limited edition signed DVD, the CD, and the coffee table book. The best value package of them all.

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    THE WORKS: For the true Gorey fan. Get the signed DVD, the CD, the book, the VIP access, the digital download, the film credit on the web site, and the Facebook shoutout. Plus, your name in the thank you credits of the film. If we can sell 200 of these our goal is met!

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    THE WORKS PLUS THE ALTOID TIN: So many of you wan the Gorey documentary Altoid tin that we've added it by request to this popular package.

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    THE GIFT BUNDLE : Receive the limited edition signed DVD, the CD, and the coffee table book for you and a friend. The best value package of them all. Same as the BUNDLE but X 2. (Please send us your name and your friend's when it's completed.)

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    THE WORKS PLATINUM: Includes the Works plus the decidedly curios Gorey altoid case plus a crew t-shirt. Wear it to any screening and we'll put you in all the PR photos.

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    CAPE COD STUDIO PREVIEW: Sit down with the editors for a one-on-one Film preview of the footage in the editing suite, navigating to any of the 70 hours of footage that you'd like plus lunch with director Christopher Seufert (on him) at one of Edward's old haunts (several to choose from) afterwards. Ask any questions you'd like and check out Edward's necklace that was passed on to Chris via the Estate. Of course you'll walk out with some free Gorey project schwag (Altoid tin, t-shirt..) depending on what's in stock. Visit limited to two hours plus lunch. Message here to schedule a prospective time to do this. Limit of 2 people per session.

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    You'll receive the hard-copy DVD of the film, the companion photography/interview book, the interview CD, plus two tickets to the finished film's premier on Cape Cod, and a special "Thank You" in the film credits (travel and lodging not included).

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    CAPE COD GUIDED GOREY TOUR BY CHRISTOPHER SEUFERT: The CAPE COD STUDIO PREVIEW PLUS a guided tour of all things Edward Gorey by director Christopher Seufert including a tour of the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouth. Edward's old haunt is right down the street for lunch or go to his favorite bar in Cotuit for drinks. We'll also be visiting the site of the Deranged Cousins, one of the few Gorey stories based on real life. Seufert will also document your day with photographs on USB flash drive. Of course you'll walk out with some free Gorey project schwag (Altoid tin, t-shirt..) depending on what's in stock.Tour limited to six hours including lunch. Message here to schedule a prospective time to do this. Limit of 2 people per tour.

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    I'll fly anywhere within the continental U.S. with the film under my arm and make a DVD presentation of the finished film or rough cut film (your preference) at your institution or organization. Includes a full presentation and Q & A.

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    SAVIOUR: Plain & Simple: An executive producer's credit in the film credits. Dedicated graphic before the credit roll. We're reserving three of these for some special backers. You're now a member of the crew and will be in all the photos with our special Gorey guests TBA. You get our VIP media bundle plus three reserved VIP seats at the Cape Cod or Massachusetts premiere of your choice.

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    WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: Director Christopher Seufert will host a theatrical screening in YOUR own hometown anywhere in North America. He will really make it a Red Carpet event and let everyone know that YOU are the star that helped bring this film to the big screen. You or your organization of choice keeps all ticket sales. PLUS, a framed and signed limited addition poster (Only 10 of these posters will ever be made). Director Christopher Seufert will host your for dinner beforehand. Signed DVD of the movie included.

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    TWIN EXECUTIVE SAVIOUR: : Two executive producer credits in the film up front. We're reserving one twin block of these for some very special backers. You're now a member of the crew and will be in all the photos with our special Gorey guests TBA. You get our VIP media bundle plus three reserved VIP seats at the Cape Cod, Massachusetts, or NYC premiere of your choice.

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