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The first feature film by Koo (dir. of The West Side, founder of explores the high-stakes world of youth basketball.
Created by

Ryan Koo

2,336 backers pledged $125,100 to help bring this project to life.


Hello Friends!

We have officially reached the LAST WEEK OF THE CAMPAIGN. There are now just seven days left for us to make history together! Time is running out but we have some GREAT momentum going into the last week. In fact, as I write this we just crossed $70k pledged! It's been a terrific few days since the last update.

I'm excited to share something else with you. I'd heard from some of you about the gaps in the reward levels -- from one level to the next was a significant jump. So for this last week I've premiered NEW REWARD LEVELS! There's some great new stuff in there, including a high-definition Blu-ray, signed DVDs, a digital download of the full shooting script, an on-set visit... these new rewards fill in the gaps by being available at $15, $36, $72, $240, $480, and the big one at $3,600. As with the existing levels, these numbers correspond to a specific number of frames of Man-child that you're enabling.

If you like one of these new levels and you pledged for an existing level, fear not: you'll notice that the original green "BACK THIS PROJECT" has turned to a blue "MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE" button. Hit that and you can switch anytime -- I hope you'll find something worthy in these new reward levels!

Also, if you didn't catch it, Kickstarter just highlighted Man-child in this week's Projects We Love newsletter -- which is a huge deal, as only three projects (out of thousands currently active) are spotlighted in a week. They're also currently featuring it on the homepage, and Vimeo and Shooting People are featuring Man-child on their curated Kickstarter pages as well. The community backing for this project is amazing and is really coming together here at the end. And it's going to take every bit to make it!

Finally, the support I've received from all of you over the past 30 days is like nothing I've ever experienced. I will be forever grateful -- no matter what happens over the next seven days. Thank you so much for believing in me!