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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 2 2012 5:00 PM UTC +00:00
$8,369
pledged of $50,000 goal
44
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 2 2012 5:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

JUST ANNOUNCED!:  Want exclusive access to script scenes, storyboards, behind the scenes interviews, and more, as the film progresses?  Our Kickstarter backers, at all levels, will be able to access exclusive content on the film!  In fact, in just a few short days, we will release a scene from the script to Kickstarter backers only!  

CONTRIBUTE TODAY TO GET EXCLUSIVE CONTENT!  ------>

OUR STORY:  Back in 2007 I read an article in the Los Angeles times about a Wiener Dog Race that was going on later that day.  I called up my friend and told him we should head down to the races.  When we arrived we were shocked to see the massive turn out.  I thought all these people must be here to actually see the horse races that were the "main event," and the Wiener Dog Races must just be the side-show circus that had attracted the few curious such as my friend and I.  

But I was wrong.  When I entered the track I was immediately struck by the huge number of Wiener Dog Fanatics!  People wearing team shirts, dogs and owners dressed in similar over the top uniforms, a guy in a wrestling outfit, whose dog was equally decked out.  This would make a great movie, I thought.  

We left the races, and the idea of making this movie gnawed at me everyday.  I pitched the film to Wienerschnitzel, the sponsor of the event in 2008.  They loved it!  I was off and running.  I wrote the script, and brought it around town.  Everyone loved it, but no one wanted to fund it.  "Its got kids and dogs in it," I heard over and over again.  "That will be too expensive to shoot."  

But we think they're wrong!  We believe that if you love a project, are passionate enough about a project, that others will become passionate about it too. 

Now, here we are.  Script in hand.  But still no money.  That's where you come in.  

Kickstarter is an amazing chance for filmmakers to connect with the public that wants to see their movies made.  Our response to this film has been so overwhelmingly positive, that we are encouraged to reach out to the fans of Wiener Dog Races everywhere and attempt to raise a portion of our financing via Kickstarter.  

We have met so many amazing individuals so far, and look forward to meeting many more, just like you!  Please help fund our project, fan us on Facebook, and drop us an email if you have any questions at fromagepictures@yahoo.com.  

We have been four years in the making, and it's finally time for us to go into production.  This film has gone through quite a bit to get to where it is today.  We have had our fair share of hardships, but we will not give up until the lights go down, and this film comes up on the screen.  

WHAT DO I GET:  Take some time to go through the many items we have added for a donation to the film.  We anticipate some of the most popular to be a special thanks for you or your dog in the film.  We also have some great chances to visit the set, skip straight to the end and come to the Premiere, or to even have your dog STAR in the film.  We have put a lot of thought into our rewards for our backers.  Or as we like to call them, our barkers.  We plan on adding a few more along the way.  If you have something you'd like that you don't see listed, please email us at fromagepictures@yahoo.com, and we will see what we can arrange. 

OTHER CHANCES:  Once the campaign is over, the chance for these rewards will be gone.  If you are looking to invest in the film, or would like to make a donation outside of Kickstarter, email us at investments@fromagepictures.com and we can discuss the specifics of your proposal.  Investment Units are set at $10,000 each.  

FINAL NOTE:  Please remember Kickstarter is all or nothing, meaning if we do not hit our goal, no one is charged and we do not receive any funds, so please donate today and make this film a reality!

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About US$ 1.00

    Get your name on the "Wall of Thanks," and the mp3 of the song "Wiener Dog Nationals!" One dollar, one song, one wiener!

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    Get a "Special Thanks," on the end credits of the movie! Wow! For the cost of lunch you can have an actually film credit! We must have lost our minds?!?! No! We just love our fans, and are counting on your support!

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    Get your dog's name in the movie under "Special Barks." Don't have a wiener dog to get in the film? No problem. Get their name snuck into the credits anyway! Wiener dogs are eligible too of course!

    More than one dog you want listed? No problem! Just donate $15 for each and message us to let us know.

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    Have a pet that you want to get into the end credits, but they do not fall under "Special Barks?" Get all other pets a credit under "Special Pets," with this category. More than one pet you want listed? No problem! Just donate $20 for each and message us to let us know.

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Special DVD, ONLY available to our Kickstarter backers, of behind the scenes footage, bloopers and outtakes. This disc will only be released to those who back us during THIS CAMPAIGN! Get a behind the scenes look at the film before anyone else!

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    THIS JUST IN! Get a ready to frame work, from artist Nathaniel Millijour! He has made a series of pieces depicting Wiener Dogs in WWI garb. One of these pieces is being planned to show up in the background of the film, in the villain's house! Only three available.

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    Get a signed copy of "The Wiener Dog Nationals," script, as well as a SPECIAL THANKS, and either "SPECIAL BARKS," or "SPECIAL PETS," in the end credits for you and your pet!

    BONUS: Get a personal call from Writer/Director Kevan Peterson, while he's on the set of the film! Pitch your project, or just get a live update on the film before anyone else!

    INTERNATIONAL PLEASE ADD $10 FOR SHIPPING SCRIPT.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Our fans spoke and we listened! Want more than just a "special thanks?" Choose from one of these great titles, available only for the duration of this Kickstarter campaign!

    "Professor of all Things Doxie," "Top Dog," or "Wiener Pit Crew."

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    THIS IS ONE OF THE COOLEST YET! GET AN OUTFIT FOR YOUR WIENER DOG, FROM DOWNUNDER DOG DESIGNS VALUED UP TO $100!
    (http://www.etsy.com/shop/DownUnderDogDesigns)

    THEN GET ALL THIS AS WELL!

    Get a signed copy of "The Wiener Dog Nationals," script, as well as a SPECIAL THANKS, and either "SPECIAL BARKS," or "SPECIAL PETS," in the end credits for you and your pet! BONUS: Get a personal call from Writer/Director Kevan Peterson, while he's on the set of the film! Pitch your project, or just get a live update on the film before anyone else! INTERNATIONAL PLEASE ADD $10 FOR SHIPPING SCRIPT.

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    Pledge US$ 101 or more About US$ 101

    We've just added three new SPECIAL TITLES! Want more than just a "special thanks?" Choose from one of these great titles, available only for the duration of this Kickstarter campaign! "Dog Walker," "Some Guy/Girl Who Really Loves Dogs," or "Tummy Rubber." Previous three titles can be used as well.

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    Get an exclusive Kickstarter WDN poster signed by the cast of Wiener Dog Nationals - The Movie! (cast list is currently being assembled, but we will update as we go.), as well as a special thanks in the end credits.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    Avoid all the headache of production and just skip straight to the premiere. Come to see the film in Los Angeles at either the PREMIERE or CAST & CREW SCREENING. You will also get a "Special Thanks," in the end credits, for you and your Pet, a signed copy of the script, and the EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter behind the scenes DVD. (Travel to Premiere not included.)

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Come visit the set for one day. Bask in the glow of the lights, mingle with the cast and crew, and see how a movie is put together. This is a great chance to network, or just to have a once in a lifetime experience! (transportation not included.)

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    Pledge US$ 1,001 or more About US$ 1,001

    ONLY ONE OF THESE AVAILABLE! We do have one NON-WIENER DOG that is at the first day of the races, and gets turned away. This is a non-speaking part. It is a specific gag to be incorporated into the film, and is a great chance for someone who owns ANY other breed of dog to be part of the film. Please have a dog that is well behaved for production purposes.

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    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About US$ 1,500

    Get you or your Wiener Dog featured in the movie! You and your dog will be invited to one of the days we are filming the actual races that will be in the film. Your dog will run along side the star dogs, and be featured in the movie! Available to WIENER DOGS only.

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Get a walk on role in the movie! You will have a line in the only fictional film about Wiener Dogs to ever be made!

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    Pledge US$ 2,501 or more About US$ 2,501

    Get an Associate Producer credit in the film, and on IMDB!

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

    Have your product featured in the film. This is open to companies looking to promote within the movie. Must be a family friendly product. Please message us for additional details.

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

    HAVE A WIENER DOG NATIONALS PARTY! Select cast and crew will come to your hometown to screen the film when it is done, and host a Wiener Dog Race, before or after the screening! PRIVATE SCREENING, Q&A, and WIENER DOG RACE! Gather everyone from your community of dog lovers to raise the money to get us there, and we'll bring tons of prizes to pack the house!

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    Pledge US$ 7,500 or more About US$ 7,500

    Get an Executive Producer credit on the film. See your name on the big screen, and on IMDB. You will also be invited to the Los Angeles premiere and/or cast and crew screening. (transportation not included.) Meet the stars of the film and live the Hollywood Dream!

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    Pledge US$ 8,000 or more About US$ 8,000

    Have your dog be one of the STAR dogs of the film. We will make sure that your dog is featured during the film as one of the main characters. Each of the main dogs is a specific type of wiener dog, (long haired, short haried, etc), so it will be up to producers discretion which of the main characters your dog plays. Sorry this is available ONLY to wiener dog owners. Each dog may be played by multiple dogs, due to long filming days, and production restrictions. You will also get an Executive Producer credit on the film, and be invited to the Hollywood premiere. (transportation to Premiere and to the Film shoot will not be included.) Film to be shot between Los Angeles and San Diego.

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Funding period

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