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Help two fans make the definitive film on Bill Nye The Science Guy and his quest to change the world with science!
Help two fans make the definitive film on Bill Nye The Science Guy and his quest to change the world with science!
Help two fans make the definitive film on Bill Nye The Science Guy and his quest to change the world with science!
16,850 backers pledged $859,425 to help bring this project to life.

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We aren’t wasting any time celebrating-- we're going to get started making this film ASAP because we can’t wait to dig in and tell this story. There is a long hard road ahead, but we are up to the task and thrilled to be on this journey with Bill. Onward!


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Bill Nye is on a quest to change the world, and we want you to be part of it!

Once the host of a popular kid’s show, Bill is about to take off his “Science Guy” lab coat and battle the naysayers to create a more scientifically literate and engaged universe.

We’re going to make a film about it. A film for science. A film for the cosmos. The full access, exclusive film about Bill Nye.

We’re documentary filmmakers, but we’re also hardcore Bill Nye fans who spent our middle school years learning about the ecosystem and the color spectrum from his trusty VHS tapes. Bill’s passion and enthusiasm stayed with us, and when we got older, we started making films about science and technology. When we learned that Bill Nye was doing something new, working outside of the classroom to champion science and space exploration and the fight against climate change, we knew we had to make this documentary.

So we did our homework and learned everything we could about Bill. We gathered a great team, including Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon, and we created a plan for a documentary that will offer an all access backstage pass to Bill’s epic quest to change the world. Then, we shared our vision with Bill, who not only said yes but opened up his life to us. We’re still a little giddy. It’s awesome!

With Bill on board, we’re ready to start following Bill as he tours the globe, advocates for space policy in Washington DC, launches a satellite, hangs out with Neil deGrasse Tyson, debates climate change deniers, and attempts to fill the big shoes of his former mentor and friend Carl Sagan -- all at a time when science is under attack.

The pieces are all falling in to place, but we need one last boost to make this film happen. We need your support. We need to raise the funds to travel with Bill, buy plane tickets and crash in cheap hotels. We need to find and license the best moments from Bill’s storied career in television -- including “Bill Nye The Science Guy,” as well as the lesser known classics like “Bill’s Basement” and “Almost Live!” Then, we need to hire an amazing team for post-production, including an editor, sound designer, animator, composer and colorist. Finally, we need to send it to film festivals and get it out into the world.

So we are turning to you, people of the internet…. People who grew up on Bill Nye... People who care about science and knowledge and bow ties. If you get on board with this crazy mission, we will make the ultimate documentary about Bill Nye, and science will finally rule (again)!

Carl Sagan once said, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” We know that right here in front of us, there is a great story waiting to be known. If you jump on board and support this film, we promise to give it everything we’ve got. Our hearts, blood, sweat and tears. We will not rest until we’ve made something incredible -- the ultimate film about Bill Nye.

As Bill says, “Let’s change the world!”

Science rules,

Jason & David

Our backers will get exclusive updates from the road, be invited to an awesome party with Bill Nye in New York, and, of course, be part of this dream. And if that’s not enough, we’ve got some pretty sweet rewards.

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Risks and challenges

We think the time for this story is now, and we are committed to making the best film we can as quickly as possible. That said, documentary is an art, not an exact science, and there could be some bumps along the way. If production obstacles cause delays, that could mean that we get the film out to you, our backers, later than anticipated. But, based on our experience making films and the strong team we have put together, we are confident that we can make a great film and get out there soon!

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    GIVE BILL A HIGH $5

    Welcome to the team! You get progress reports about the film, exclusive access to behind the scenes anecdotes, images, updates and clips. Plus, you'll get a shout out on twitter and the satisfaction of giving 'The Science Guy' a high five!

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    BILL NYE EMOJI SET

    20+ Bill Nye themed emojis: 'The Science Guy' face palm, bunsen burners, beakers, LightSail, and Bill's old boss! You'll also get progress reports, exclusive updates, and a shoutout.

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    THE BILL NYE RARE DIGITAL BUNDLE

    Receive a rare digital bundle featuring an eclectic assortment of articles, historic photographs, interviews, GIFs, text message tones featuring Bill's catchphrases and much much more!

    Plus, you get the exclusive Bill Nye Emoji Set and updates from the film!

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    BILL'S HAND WRITTEN NOTES FROM THE 'HAMM ON NYE DEBATE'

    Own a special piece of history with a PDF of Bill's handwritten notes from the epic debate in Kentucky with creationist Ken Hamm. Plus, everything above!

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    STREAM THE BILL NYE FILM

    Be the first to stream the film on a private link, *before* it is released to the public on VOD platforms. Exclusive to Kickstarter supporters. Also, you get everything above.

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    BILL'S EDUCATION BUNDLE

    Get Bill's top ten experiments to share with kids and a list of his favorite science movies and books. Plus, you get a #shelfie of Bill in front of his bookcase. You get everything above, too!

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    PLUTO CORK COASTERS (SET of 4)

    We’re excited to collaborate with a talented artist to produce these limited edition, custom etched Pluto cork coasters to commemorate the New Horizons flyby, accompanied by a now-famous Bill Nye quote, “Humankind does great things when ideas get off the ground."

    Also you get all digital rewards under $25 and under.

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    BOW TIE FOR YOUR DOG

    It's about time your dog got dapper. This doggie neckware* is crafted specially for your pooch's collar and comes in various styles and sizes.

    Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35.

    *Reward does not include doggie lab coat nor safety doggles-- er, goggles.

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    CUSTOM Bill NYE COFFEE MUG

    Kickstarter exclusive, custom-made & beautifully designed Bill Nye Film coffee mug featuring C8H10N4O2 (the molecular formula for caffeine) and Bill's catchphrase: "It's not magic, it's science!"

    Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, plus your name in the credits of the film.

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    EXCLUSIVE HANKSY T-SHIRT

    Kickstarter exclusive t-shirt from prankster street artist Hanksy! This wildly popular print has never been on a t-shirt before. Get it!

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    THANK YOU IN THE CREDITS

    Everyone who supports this film is a star, but some of you are supernovas. Chose this reward and get your name in the film credits.

    Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35. If you want the doggie Bow Tie, you can opt in for that too.

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    CUSTOM BILL NYE FLASK

    Kickstarter exclusive, custom-made & beautifully designed Bill Nye Film flask featuring CH3CH2OH (the molecular formula for alcohol) and Bill's catchphrase: "It's not magic, it's science!"

    Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, plus your name in the credits of the film.

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    CHARON & PLUTO CORK COASTERS (SET of 8)

    Limited edition, custom etched Charon & Pluto cork coasters to commemorate the New Horizons flyby. Charon coasters are accompanied by a quote from Bill Nye echoing Carl Sagan, "You and I are made of the same stuff as the Sun. We are at least one of the ways that the Universe knows itself."

    Also you get all digital rewards under $25 and under.

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    BLU-RAY DVD OF THE BILL NYE FILM

    See the finished film in High Definition, complete with bonus scenes and DVD extras! Signed by the filmmakers.

    Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS your name in the credits of the film!

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    CUSTOM MUG AND FLASK SET

    Isaac Newton said, “What goes up must come down." And now, you can too with your the kickstarter exclusive Bill Nye Film mug and flask set. Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, plus your name in the credits of the film. Wow!

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    SIGNED 'RULES OF THE ROAD'

    What made Bill's show so great? Legend goes that he had a 1-page document called 'Rules of the Road.' It was his personal vision for The Science Guy show. The first line of this document was "Objective: Change the World!"

    You will own a hand-signed *special edition* print. Let's change the world!

    Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS your name in the credits of the film.

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    SIGNED BILL NYE KID'S BOOK

    Bill Nye has an excellent assortment of children's books. Receive a copy of your favorite book and it will be signed by The Science Guy. Books like: "Great Big Book of Tiny Germs," "Big Blast Of Science," "The Science Guy's Consider the Following," "Big Blue Ocean," and more! We'll work with you to get the book you want.

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    SIGNED 'UNDENIABLE'

    Receive a signed hard copy of Bill's New York Times best seller on evolution.

    You also get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS your name in the credits of the film.

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    *BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND* SIGNED 'UNDENIABLE'

    Receive a signed hard copy of Bill's New York Times best seller on evolution.

    You also get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS your name in the credits of the film.

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    SIGNED COPY OF BILL'S UPCOMING BOOK.

    Receive a first edition signed hard copy of Bill's upcoming book on climate change.

    Also, you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS your name in the credits of the film.

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    TICKET TO A PRIVATE SNEAK PEEK SCREENING

    Watch an exclusive sneak peak of the film in a special screening in New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles. Attend an after party with the film team.

    You also get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS your name in the credits of the film.

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    MOVIE POSTER OF THE BILL NYE FILM

    A sweet 27"x40" first edition film poster signed by Bill Nye.

    Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35 PLUS your name in the credits of the film.

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    SIGNED ""SCIENCE RULES"" ULTIMATE FRISBEE

    Consider the following: Big Nye is a huge fan of ultimate frisbee. He played on Cornell's inaugural Ultimate Frisbee collegiate team. You will receive a limited edition Bill Nye Film regulation frisbee, the Discraft 175 gram Ultra-Star™, signed by Bill! BONUS: you also get a video of Bill Nye the Aeronautical Engineer Guy explaining the physics of how frisbees work. Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, plus your name in the credits of the film.

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    CLIMATE CHANGE HARD COPY SIGNED BOOK

    Receive a first edition signed hard copy of Bill's latest book on Climate Change. Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, plus your name in the credits of the film.

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    SIGNED BILL NYE KID'S BOOK

    Bill Nye has an excellent assortment of children's books. Receive a copy of your favorite book and it will be signed by The Science Guy. Books like: "Great Big Book of Tiny Germs," "Big Blast Of Science," "The Science Guy's Consider the Following," "Big Blue Ocean," and more! We'll work with you to get the book you want. Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, plus your name in the credits of the film.

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    SIGNED 'RULES OF THE ROAD' 2nd EDITION + Blu-ray (or DVD)

    What made Bill's show so great? Legend goes that he had a 1-page document called 'Rules of the Road.' It was his personal vision for The Science Guy show. The first line of this document was "Objective: Change the World!" Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, plus your name in the credits of the film and the Blu-ray signed by the filmmakers!

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    SIGNED VHS TAPE

    Limited edition (only 50!) signed VHS tapes of the original, out of print, Bill Nye The Science Guy show.

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    SIGNED PERSONAL LIMERICK

    Did you know Bill loves limericks? If you pick this reward, you will get a postcard from Bill with a handwritten limerick about you and your life, signed by The Science Guy.

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    THE AMAZING SCIENCE SHINDIG!

    Come party with Bill and the film team in New York City!

    We will serve cocktails in beakers, with dry ice to boot! Each party goer will get their own, private selfie with The Science Guy before we all party the night away. Of course, there will be a DJ playing the best cosmic jams.

    Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS your name in the credits of the film AND the cool signed movie poster.

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    SIGNED BOW TIE FROM BILL

    Bill will sign and donate a special collection of some of his favorite ties that he has worn over the years. Included is a handwritten story of when he wore the tie.

    Also you get the digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS your name in the credits of the film and a signed movie poster.

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    BILL NYE GOOGLE HANGOUT

    A special reward for educators: your school can join a google hangout with Bill. Cool! Questions are not just allowed, but encouraged!

    Also, you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS you name or institution name in the credits of the film and a signed movie poster.

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    BILL NYE THE SUBSTITUTE TEACHER GUY LIVE IN PERSON*

    Bill Nye will come to your school and teach a class! Yeowza! Talk about an amazing day at school.

    Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS you name or institution name in the credits of the film and a signed movie poster.

    *Note: this reward is only available in New York, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle. Does not include travel or accommodations.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT IN THE FILM

    Become an associate producer and receive *first* billing in the scrolling credits at the end of the film!

    Also you get the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS an invite to the New York Science Shindig AND six invites to the sneak peek screening in LA, NY or SF... AND a signed movie poster!

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