After 2 years of filming, and 1 year of touring, the feature length LARP documentary is coming to home viewing.
What is Treasure Trapped!?
In December 2012, you helped us make our dream come true, you funded our first feature film - the LARP documentary 'Treasure Trapped'. For those that STILL don't know (you should watch our film!) LARP stands for Live Action Role-Play - it's a curious pastime that we were fortunate enough to spend a few years chasing all over Europe.
Considering it's a film, why not watch the trailer...we'll wait:
In December 2014, after 2 years of filmmaking, we were able to release 'Treasure Trapped' upon the world with a 10 month theatrical tour that took the film all over the world to hundreds of people. This level of success completely blew us away and for all of the continued support in making the film a reality, we thank each and every one of you that has been involved.
A recurring theme over the last ten months has been the great numbers of people who have wanted to buy 'Treasure Trapped' on DVD or BluRay to take home and watch again or to show their friends or share with colleagues. It's these countless requests that has brought us to now.
Bringing Treasure Trapped Home
We thought long and hard about how to deliver 'Treasure Trapped' for home viewing. We spoke with distribution companies, LARPers, other filmmakers and fans. After much debate, we've decided to handle the distribution of 'Treasure Trapped' ourselves. We want to deliver the film as it was seen in cinemas: unedited and unchanged. We also, after many, many requests, know what footage you want more of and we wanted to make this possible by handling DVD/BluRay extra features ourselves.
We've spent the last few months figuring out how to make this a reality and now we're ready to go. We've worked out all the special features, mastered the film for home viewing and found a distribution company willing to print and box DVDs/BluRays to a full-on professional standard.
How does it work/What do I get!?
The best way to think about this is that it's like a pre-order. Our distribution company needs a minimum amount of orders to be able to print and package the discs. Rather than print a load of discs that no one wants, we've put the power back into your hands. We'll be taking pre-orders for two weeks through Kickstarter, all orders we get in this time will be made and delivered by Christmas. Simple as that. If you want the film for home viewing then now is your chance, we don't know if this will happen again!
So here's what your ordering:
- The full film as seen in cinemas, re-mastered for home viewing
- All related shorts mastered for home viewing (Panopticorp, Knowledge Through Play, trailers etc)
- Exclusive special features available NOWHERE else (these will be announced throughout the campaign but expect more LARP, more madness and more sarcastic English people driving around in a van!)
- Animated Menus
- English Subtitles
- DRM-free digital download of the theatrical film.
For reading this, believing in this and making everything that's happened in the last few years possible - THANK YOU! You have literally changed our lives. Here are some FAQs about specifics, but in the meantime happy pre-ordering! We hope this is the home version of 'Treasure Trapped' you wanted!
HEY! I backed Treasure Trapped aaaaaages ago where's my digital download I was promised!?
First of all - THANK YOU for backing us back in 2012. We know it's frustrating to not have your download yet but we're working on it. We've been tied up with cinematic exclusivity for the last year so have been unable to release the film for home viewing in any way, shape or form. We are close to inking a deal that will allow you to get your download before the end of the year and you'll be the first to know about it.
DVDs are so 1998, why can't I just download it!?
Vintage is cool right!? Seriously though, lots of people asked us for DVD or BluRay, people want something to hold in their hands and remember the project by. Physical media also enables us to provide special features and lots of them. So for all those people who wanted more footage of each LARP and more interviews then this was the only way. If you REALLY, REALLY don't want a physical copy and have a super minimalist, clutter-free house, then rest assured a digital copy will be available soon, we're working on it!
I was at (insert LARP here) did you film that really specific moment where I spoke to that dragon and will it be in the special features!?
Short answer - maybe! At this moment in time, we can't handle individual requests about footage but we did shoot A LOT and A LOT of it is going to be on this home version. We've tried to provide more of what people wanted, so if we've had a conversation with you about this chances are you'll be happy.
I live in the Antarctic, will the DVD/BluRay work there!?
If you have a DVD or BluRay player then YES you can play 'Treasure Trapped'. We've made all releases region-free as we know lots of different people want one so don't you worry - it'll work. You'll need a TV and power too...and the appropriate cables...and eyes...
What about postage though!? Do you SHIP to the Antarctic!?
So long as humans take mail there then we can deliver 'Treasure Trapped' to you. We have three postage options on each of the rewards but if you have some specific needs or requests send us a message and let us know.
I backed your last Kickstarter and didn't receive my rewards you @*£*!^*££^(!
Oh no! That shouldn't have happened - we feel your pain. All rewards have now been sent out apart from digital copies so there must have been a mistake. Maybe you moved house? Or our e-mails went into your junk folder? E-mail us right now at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll fix that right away! Go! E-mail! Now!
Home release!? Does that mean I can't host a screening anymore!?
Absolutely not! As long as people want to see 'Treasure Trapped' in theatres or other venues then it will be there. Drop us an e-mail on email@example.com to ask about obtaining a screening licence.
Are you going to end this FAQ list with a funny jokey one so it's not all business!?
Risks and challenges
The first challenge is the fact that we've never made a DVD or BluRay release before. We'd never made a feature documentary before though and last time you believed in us we didn't let you down! On a serious note though we're only handling the editing and content section of the DVD/BluRay, all of the mastering and printing is being handled by professionals so hopefully we're covering our backs for any risks there.
Another risk with this project is shipping, we're not a logistics company or manufacturer so handling ordering, shipping etc is new to us. That being said we've learnt a lot since our last Kickstarter campaign and have successfully delivered the rewards for that along with hundreds of t-shirts and merch packs on our theatrical tours. So whilst this isn't our area of expertise, we have a better idea now than ever before of how to fulfil our promise to you and overcome associated risks. We're also running the campaign now so there's enough time for the product to be made, shipped, lost, made and shipped again and STILL reach you for Christmas.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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