We made it!!! 2,336 of you made my dream possible.
I'm typing this from Indie Screen, the bar/lounge/theater in Brooklyn, NYC where we hosted the last three hours of the Man-child campaign live. It was a lot of fun, we had over 600 people tune in over the course of the night, and ended the campaign with a final tally of 2,336 backers for a total of $125,100! This means after Kickstarter and Amazon Payments take their fees that the campaign will have raised the full $115,000. We hit 108% funded!
If you want to see the archived stream of the last 3 hours -- minus the last 3 minutes, because Ustream cut off the recording early! -- it is available here. It was great fun chatting with backers from around the world and wrapping up the campaign live.
Thank you to all of you who tuned in. And thank you to all of you who backed the project -- it has been inspiring and humbling and I can't thank you enough.
I'll have many more updates for you over the course of the months and years to follow, but for now: I am going to work my absolute hardest to make a movie that makes you proud.
Talk to you soon and once again, thank you for your support, it has been the most amazing experience of my life!
All the best,
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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)!Estimated delivery:
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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.Estimated delivery:
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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.Estimated delivery:
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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!Estimated delivery:
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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).Estimated delivery:
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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!Estimated delivery:
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