Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 23, 2011.

Update #5

ONE WEEK LEFT and Introducing NEW REWARD LEVELS!

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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!

Koo

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  • Pledge $5 or more
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    153 backers

    YOU MADE 5 FRAMES POSSIBLE! You will be sent the UNIQUE 5-frame clip of the movie that you made possible. Make it your desktop wallpaper, post it to Facebook, print it out and tack it to the wall -- these frames are thanks to you and you alone. Thank you!

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    YOU MADE 10 FRAMES POSSIBLE! + DOWNLOAD You get a high-definition digital download of the FULL film when it's done! PLUS you'll be sent the UNIQUE 10-frame clip of the movie that you (and only you) made possible.

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    NEW REWARD LEVEL: 15 FRAMES + DOWNLOAD + EXTRAS Includes the HD download of the full film PLUS you get the full DVD experience -- without the DVD! You'll get digital versions of the deleted scenes, a director's commentary, a digital flipbook, bloopers (missed dunks! airballs!), a making-of-documentary, and more! PLUS you'll be sent the UNIQUE 15-frame clip of the film that exists thanks to you.

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    YOU MADE 1 SECOND POSSIBLE! + DVD The DVD of the finished movie (with special behind-the-scenes features), PLUS you'll be sent the UNIQUE 1-second clip of the film that exists thanks to you.

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    179 backers

    NEW REWARD LEVEL: 1.5 SECONDS + BLU-RAY Announcing a beautiful high-definition BLU-RAY disc jam-packed with extras! If you saw my web series The West Side or if you watched the Multimedia Lookbook at left you know this film is going to be very visual, so enjoy it in the highest quality possible! The disc will come with all of the behind-the-scenes features, PLUS you'll be sent the UNIQUE 1.5-second clip of the film that exists thanks to you.

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    YOU MADE 2 SECONDS POSSIBLE! + DVD + DOWNLOAD The DVD of the movie (with special features), PLUS the HD Download of the film, AND you'll be sent the UNIQUE 2-second clip of the film that exists thanks to you.

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    NEW REWARD LEVEL: 3 SECONDS + SIGNED BLU-RAY OR DVD + DOWNLOAD + SOUNDTRACK Not only are you getting the high-def Blu-ray (or DVD, your choice), you're getting a SIGNED COPY! Includes an HD download of the film (for watching on the go), and you'll be sent the UNIQUE 3-second clip of the film that exists thanks to you. PLUS this level includes a digital download of the SOUNDTRACK! Note: all levels greater than this one have been UPGRADED to include the soundtrack download and you can also choose Blu-ray or DVD -- and they'll be SIGNED (or not, if you don't want them to be, your choice)!

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    YOU MADE 5 SECONDS POSSIBLE! + DVD + DOWNLOAD + PRODUCER CREDIT The DVD of the movie (with special features), AND the HD Download of the film, AND you'll be sent the UNIQUE 5-second clip of the film that exists thanks to you... PLUS you will be credited as a FOUNDING PRODUCER in the credits of the film itself, on the Man-child website (there will be a special Producers page), and on IMDB.com.

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    NEW REWARD LEVEL: 10 SECONDS + SIGNED BLU-RAY OR DVD W/ NOTE + DOWNLOAD + PRODUCER CREDIT + SOUNDTRACK + SCRIPT At this level you get everything from the $120 level (including the producer credit and the soundtrack) but your Blu-ray or DVD (your choice) will not only be SIGNED but will also come with a personal thank you note! And new at this level is a downloadable copy of the FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT! PLUS you'll be sent the UNIQUE 10-second clip of the film that exists thanks to you.

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    NEW REWARD LEVEL: 20 SECONDS + SIGNED BLU-RAY OR DVD W/ NOTE + DOWNLOAD + PRODUCER CREDIT + SOUNDTRACK + SCRIPT + TICKETS This new 20-second level includes everything in the $240 level above and throws in TICKETS to the New York theatrical premiere, as well as the after party! Come drink with us! The kid actors won't be drinking, though -- who do you think we are?!? PLUS you'll be sent the UNIQUE 20-second clip of the film that exists thanks to you. This level is the same as the $720 level below except the $720 level includes a consultation.

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    YOU MADE 30 SECONDS POSSIBLE! + DVD + DOWNLOAD + PRODUCER CREDIT + TICKETS + CONSULTATION The DVD, the HD Download, the 30-second clip that you alone made possible, the Founding Producer credit, AND... TICKETS to the New York theatrical premiere, as well as the after party. PLUS an hour-long consultation with me (in person in New York City, or via Skype elsewhere) about anything (example topic: how to launch a website for no money and build it up to 500,000 + pageviews/month with no staff in a little over a year... without paying for traffic or being annoying).

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    5 backers Limited (25 left of 30)

    YOU MADE 1 MINUTE POSSIBLE! + DVD + DOWNLOAD + PRODUCER CREDIT + TICKETS + CONSULTATION + BLOG POST You just made an entire minute of the movie possible. THANK YOU TIMES 1,000! Actually, times 1,440. You get all of the above -- the DVD, the download, the unique minute-long clip of feature film you enabled, the Founding Producer credit, the premiere and after party tickets, the hour-long consultation (in person in NYC or over Skype), PLUS I will write an entire blog post about you, your business, or your film on NoFilmSchool.com, which gets half a million views/month. I don't do sponsored posts, so this is a unique opportunity!

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    NEW REWARD LEVEL: 2.5 MINUTES + SIGNED BLU-RAY OR DVD W/ NOTE + DOWNLOAD + PRODUCER CREDIT + SOUNDTRACK + SCRIPT + TICKETS + CONSULTATION + BLOG POST + SET VISIT The new reward at this level is the last one in that long list, and it's a fun one... Come SPEND A DAY ON THE SET! See how movies are made! Watch me bring my vision to life! Hang out with the cast and crew! Eat meals with us (we can't promise caviar, given the project's budget). Yell "action!" once or twice and you'll probably get a chance to be an extra while you're on set too. Just don't knock over the lights! Transportation to and lodging in NC (RDU area) not included, though there may be some scenes filmed elsewhere (NYC).

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    YOU MADE 5 MINUTES POSSIBLE! + SIGNED BLU-RAY OR DVD W/ NOTE + DOWNLOAD + PRODUCER CREDIT + SOUNDTRACK + SCRIPT + TICKETS + CONSULTATION + BLOG POST + SET VISIT + MASS EMAIL In addition to a web site that gets 500k pageviews/month (and is always growing), I also run an email list with 36,000 readers. One reason it's sizable is because I DON'T sell the list (ask any subscriber, they'll tell you). I don't spam my readers! But if you think you have something that relates to filmmaking, photography, or online creativity, and you're trying to get the word out, here's your chance to reach 36k targeted readers directly. However, if the email reward is why you're donating this much, GET IN TOUCH WITH ME FIRST, okay? It has to be something I can write about. If you want me to send out 36,000 emails about penis pills... there is no pricetag for that. Not going to happen! Oh, and you get everything included in the 2.5 MINUTE package above, of course. Finally: THANK YOU. You just made an entire short film('s worth of my feature film) possible!

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