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Feature-length documentary film which chronicles how a group of New York comedians started a cultural phenomenon.

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Introduction

Hello! Whether you’re a fan of Improv Everywhere or learning about us for the first time today, thank you for visiting this page. We’re close to being finished with our feature-length documentary film which chronicles the global impact of Improv Everywhere. The director of the film, Matt Adams, has been producing the project on his own up until now, but it has grown so much in scope that we need to reach out to our Internet fan base to help us make this film a reality.

Director's Statement

When I started working with Improv Everywhere, I was also working a full-time office job. The job enabled me to purchase some professional audio/video equipment and pursue filmmaking in my free time.

After saving up for close to a year and doing my best to make Improv Everywhere videos look as good as I possibly could, I left my day job and decided to give all my attention to the group.

In the 3 years since I left my job, the videos that I've produced with Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd and edited from my Brooklyn apartment have been seen by over 100 million people. 

As I continued to work with Improv Everywhere, I realized that there was a whole other story about the group that hadn’t been told. I began interviewing people that had been involved with Improv Everywhere from the start about their personal experiences. The stories were so fascinating that I immediately knew that I had to make a feature-length documentary film that told the behind-the-scenes story of the group. 

What am I supporting? 

EditingWhile many post production services have been donated to the film, we still need to rent facilities and hire additional editors.

AnimationsTo help illustrate certain points throughout the film, we will create custom animations, graphics, and images.

Sound MasteringWe really want this film to sound great. We will professionally master the entire soundtrack for theatrical, online and DVD viewing.

ComposerWe’d love to hire a composer to create an awesome original score for the film.

Closed CaptioningImprov Everywhere wouldn’t be what it is without our international audience and we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to see this film with captions in their native language. By helping fund closed captioning, our film will be accessible to the hearing impaired and foreign language speakers.

TravelTo complete our interviews, we need to purchase tickets for travel and lodging. Additionally, once the film is complete, the team needs to travel with the film to various film festivals with hopes to get it seen by as many people as possible.

Equipment and Expendables
Although we are using mostly all of our own equipment, we still need to purchase media to store all of the footage and need to maintain all the equipment that we do have to continue the ongoing post-production process.


Website & Digital DownloadThroughout the post production and film release, we will need to maintain our website and pay for bandwith charges.

Footage Rights Improv Everywhere made a television pilot in 2007, and the rights belong to the network.  There is raw footage in the network’s possession that we haven’t even seen. Our goal is to get access and rights to all the footage from this pivotal moment in Improv Everywhere’s history to tell the most engaging story possible.

FAQ

Do you have to reach your goal? Yes. We need to reach or exceed our goal in order to keep any of the pledges for the film. If we don’t reach our goal, no one will be charged for their pledge and it will be as if the whole thing never happened. It’s all or nothing!

What happens if you exceed the goal amount? So happy you asked! If we exceed our goal by enough, we will use that money to stage and document one brand new prank from the planning process, all the way to the final cut. We want to take the audience through something where we have no clue how it will turn out! We can’t tell you what the idea is, but we will document all aspects of it and interview everyone involved.

What’s the release date? As of now, we’re looking at festival release in March of 2013

Will the DVD be playable on my player/computer? Yes, we will be making the DVDs region free.

Can I give my reward as a gift? Yes, you can purchase a pledge and gift it to someone else. They will be notified about the gift and who it was from. We can even ship them their reward if you leave us a note.

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Below are some examples of our rewards: 

Below are a few images of our talented friends who appear on the film:

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    Join us at our first private New York screening! Dinner and drinks provided. Meet the film-making team and Improv Everywhere founder, Charlie Todd. Also, all previous rewards.

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    Join us at our first festival premier! We will provide festival passes but travel and lodging are on you. Also receive: an early release of the DVD, access to hours of interview archives online, a “behind-the-scenes” DVD with special commentary, a coffee table hardcover book with full page photos and stories from the making of the film, an all new Improv Everywhere tee shirt, a movie poster signed by Improv Everywhere founder, Charlie Todd and credit on the Improv Everywhere website as a proud supporter. All items delivered to your door for free!

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    This one of a kind experience lets you participate in an upcoming smaller-scale Improv Everywhere project as a featured agent! We’ll take care of everything day of, but travel and lodging are on you. Also receive: an early release of the DVD, access to hours of interview archives online, a “behind-the-scenes” DVD with special commentary, a coffee table hardcover book with full page photos and stories from the making of the film, an all new Improv Everywhere tee shirt, a movie poster signed by Improv Everywhere founder, Charlie Todd and credit on the Improv Everywhere website as a proud supporter. All items delivered to your door for free!

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    An “Associate Producer” credit and a personal screening of the film in New York. Also receive: an early release of the DVD, access to hours of interview archives online, a “behind-the-scenes” DVD with special commentary, a coffee table hardcover book with full page photos and stories from the making of the film, an all new Improv Everywhere tee shirt, a movie poster signed by Improv Everywhere founder, Charlie Todd and credit on the Improv Everywhere website as a proud supporter. All items delivered to your door for free!

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