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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.
AMATEUR premieres on Netflix April 6, 2018.
AMATEUR premieres on Netflix April 6, 2018.
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2,336 backers pledged $125,100 to help bring this project to life.

90% There With 24 Hours Left!

Hey backers!

As I send this there are just over 24 hours left in the Man-child campaign.

It's been an absolute dream come true.

Despite spending the last 18 months of my life building an audience online, I still had no idea if anyone was going to support my campaign to make an independent youth basketball feature. And here we are over 1,800 backers later! We just hit 90% funded! It has truly been the most amazing experience of my life -- I can't thank you enough.

I wanted to remind you to tune in live tomorrow night (Friday, September 23) at 9pm Eastern for a live video stream/chat of the last three hours of the campaign. I'll send you the streaming link when it goes live, and it will also appear on the Man-child Kickstarter page.

Even better, if you're in NYC come to the party in Brooklyn, kicking off at 8pm!

Finally, I wanted to share with you a list of all of the interviews, guest posts, and news items that have helped this campaign get to this point! Maybe you found out about Man-child from one of these sources? It's a long list, so I'll sign off now knowing that this won't be of interest to many more folks than my mom (hi, mom!).

Thank you all so much, again. And again.

Fingers crossed, we're going to make it! Just $10k left to go. See you tomorrow night!



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    1. Peter Dulay on September 23, 2011

      Koo- Go get em! You're in the final homestretch now. You'll have a lot to celebrate tonight. Wish I could be there! I believe in you.

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      Thomas Corn on September 23, 2011

      Congratulations!!! With only 4.4k remaining 13 hours left I can safely say congratulations are going to be in order. It amazes me how kickstarter (and all of your effort of course) suddenly jumps in the closing hours. Probably because everyone leaves it to the last minute (myself included). I have been quite emotionally invested in this campaign as its the first I have followed. And because my own campaign will kick off early next year.
      Thank you for your incredibly generous gift of knowledge and time.
      I will look forwards to the live stream tonight.
      And again, congratulations. If you ever need a contact in South America who is also passionate about film, email me.

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      Morrison Moments (deleted) on September 22, 2011

      With all this Love - this movie is destined to be an award winner!

    4. Patrick Inhofer on September 22, 2011

      Koo - I wish I could be in Brooklyn and finally meet you, especially to countdown your (I'm pretty sure it'll be successful) KickStarter campaign! I'm psyched for you.

    5. Roy on September 22, 2011

      I am waiting to see you surpass 100% !

    6. Jeff Macpherson on September 22, 2011

      Congrats! I know you will make the 100% !