Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 7, 2011.

Update #35 - For backers only



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    Good Karma. You can never have too much of that. Everyone gets this, even if they opt out.

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    Your name listed as a backer on the webpage. Plus, you pick a day out of the year and when that day rolls around, we’ll send you a postcard of that day’s Shuttercal photo ( What will it be?

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    The above. Plus, at the end of the journey, you’ll get a copy of the multimedia ebook (or, whatever other cool digital product it becomes in the end. A year is a long time in technology, you know. Ebooks could be obsolete by then.)

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    The above, plus you’ll get your very own entry on our backer map. We’ll give you a creative biography and a new home somewhere in the U.S. It’s like joining the Witness Protection Program, only without all the danger of being killed by the mafia and the hassle of having to move.

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    NEW FINAL DAY PERK: The above, plus...Via our friends at Dotted Line shirts, a super comfortable Sasquatch shirt, which was a cast & crew gift for my film UP COUNTRY. Super comfortable. Super hip. Be cooler than your friends.

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    The above, plus... “Hey ya! Your haiku / Adapted and in your hands. / On your fridge. Shake it.”

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    The above, plus a Year Without Rent t-shirt, soft and comfortable and guaranteed to improve your sex life [editor note: it might not affect your sex life in any meaningful way].

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    The above, plus...A DVD of Lucas McNelly’s “mysterious masterpiece” BLANC DE BLANC (, due early in 2011, and a digital download of UP COUNTRY, which is currently being edited.

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    The above, plus...A monthly download of our more cinematic videos, so that you can watch it on your iPod or iPhone or iPad or whatever else Steve Jobs conjures out of thin air.

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    The above, plus...a Birthday Present. It’s exactly what you think it is. And no, we’re not going to tell you what it’ll be. What kind of friend ruins a present?

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    **NEW** The above, plus...When we swing close to your neck of the woods (assuming the Continental U.S.), we'll meet you at a local establishment of your choosing, buy you a beverage, and regale you with tales of the road. Plus, you'll be able to record a video message for the masses. You can even do it sober if you want.

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    The above, plus...A grab bag. You pick a stretch of 30 days in the year. We’ll take a USPS flat rate box and, in the course of those 30 days, we’ll collect souvenirs for you along the way. Maybe a snow globe of the Grand Canyon. Or a magnet from a truck stop. Or a film festival t-shirt. Or a DVD from one of the filmmakers we work with. We’ll fill up the flat rate box and at the end of the 30 days, send it your way. Just think of how much fun you’ll have opening it.

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    The above, plus...Cinema Mad Libs! You pick a genre and a bunch of words (i.e. a noun, a verb, an adjective, etc, etc.) and we will make a short film out of it. There’s no telling where we’ll make it or who will be involved. And you’ll be the Executive Producer, so you might even get a credit on IMDb out of it.

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    This one is more for productions. Have you ever finished filming and realized you were so busy filming that you forgot to shoot any behind-the-scenes footage or photos? Instead of just being an extra set of hands, we'll take care of that for you. You'll get first priority on scheduling. Whenever you're doing your largest continuous dates we'll shoot a bunch of stuff for your EPK or DVD extras. Then, you can do whatever you want with it. One less thing for you to worry about. (Does not include earlier rewards.)

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    The above, plus...We’ll come to you. We’ll add you to the itinerary (Continental US only), crash on your couch (or on your lawn, or wherever), and drink all your beer. We’ll also screen a film for you and as many people as you can cram into your living room.

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    The above, plus...Join the trip! Spend a week on the road with us, working on films, drinking terrible gas station coffee, the whole experience. At the end of the week, we'll send you home, tired in body, but not in soul

Funding period

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