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Meet DENNIS. Help him make his movie and he promises not to eat you while you sleep.
Meet DENNIS. Help him make his movie and he promises not to eat you while you sleep.
70 backers pledged $3,810 to help bring this project to life.

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"Findin' lonely kids to eat is like takin' candy from a... you get the point." - Dennis

Meet Dennis, a monster crippled by addiction to snacking on innocents.
Meet James, one of these said innocents, a truly pathetic ten-year-old leading a miserable life.
When the two meet, our story begins. A story that needs your help to be realized.

PROJECT UPDATE: Donate at the $50 level or higher by 12:00 AM on March 31, 2010 and be entered to win the original DENNIS concept artwork signed by director Kyle Aldrich. (Click here for details...)

A fairy-tale without the fairy-tale ending.
Atmosphere is essential to this film. The dark tone of the subject matter needs to saturate every facet from costuming to location, light to post-production and soundtracking. We've decided to make Dennis live and breathe in a shared space with real people.

Monster fur isn't cheap.
We'll be creating the puppet/costume of Dennis from scratch. This is where a majority of your funding will go. For just a few dollars, you can be part of something truly unique. Have you ever helped build a monster before? Now's your chance to become an active member in the filmmaking experience. The remaining funding will go toward standard production and post-production costs.

What do you mean 'active member'?
For the small amount of $15 (or higher), you gain access to password-protected posts at our production blog over at www.mynameisdennis.com. Members will be able to view special posts that include behind-the-scenes information - everything as it is thought, designed, built, and shot. You will even have the opportunity to sound off in our comments section and offer your feedback. You'll be able to watch your contribution work from the comfort of your computer.

I want more!
And you deserve more. Please view our different pledge levels and rewards to your right. The more you give, the more Dennis becomes your own. Whether it's through rad, signed memorabilia or actual screen credit. We hope that you can give as much as you're comfortable with.

Why should I give you my hard-earned cash?
If the rewards and behind-the-scenes access aren't enough, we hope the greater cause is. We're trying to shoot a high-quality, yet low-budget film that will be submitted to festivals around the world. With your help, we can expose Dennis to a lot of people. And a world that knows Dennis is a better world, or a more terrifying world (we're working out the specifics).

Okay, I want to make Dennis my own.
Awesome! You are a fantastic person. All you need to do is click the green "Back this Project" button above, make your pledge, sit back and reap the glory of being a model human being.

I want to make Dennis my own, but first I have some questions.
Shoot away. Head to our contact page at http://www.mynameisdennis.com or write to us at dennisthefilm@gmail.com.

Dennis is now on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/dennisthefilm

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT!

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    Telepathic monster-proofing of your sleeping quarters.

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    Monster proofing + Access to special behind-the-scenes posts at our Official Production Blog @ www.mynameisdennis.com.

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    All of the above + Signed, special-edition DVD or Blu-Ray of the film with bonus material (including a personalized 'thank you' video from the filmmakers) + 'Special Contributor credit in the film's opening and closing credits (instead of 'contributor').

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    All of the above + 'Associate Producer' credit in the film's opening and closing credits (instead of 'special contributor') + Invitation to first-look, advance online screening + Free tickets to any screening in your area (if this happens, no promises at this point).

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    All of the above + 'Executive Producer' credit in the film's opening and closing credits (instead of 'associate producer') + A personalized thank-you video from Dennis himself!

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    All of the above + the Dennis costume is yours!

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