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PIG is a nearly-finished feature film seeking funds to complete post production and for marketing. It's a mystery and a puzzle. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on April 24, 2011.

PIG is a nearly-finished feature film seeking funds to complete post production and for marketing. It's a mystery and a puzzle.

About this project

We're finishing our new movie PIG and you can help!  (Check out the above video for more information on the film).  With Kickstarter, you can join in and be a big part of making it all possible. Kickstarter makes it easy for you to learn about the project, keep track of its progress, contribute funds at the level you feel most comfortable, (receiving valuable rewards at the various levels), and pass the information along to other folks who might also want to contribute. 

We have established a fundraising goal and have given ourselves a limited time to raise those funds.  With Kickstarter, it's all or nothing--if we don't raise ALL the money in time, we don't receive any of it.  So check out our video above, read more about everything below, visit our website, "Like" us on Facebook, and contribute to the project by clicking one of the buttons over here to the right.  If you have any questions, you can email us at:

Thank you for making Pig a reality!

About The Project

Pig is a self-financed narrative feature film written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Henry Barrial and produced by Mark Stolaroff.  Pig has been shot and edited and is nearing completion, on its way to premiering at film festivals around the world.  Pig is about a man who wakes up in the middle of the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands tied behind his back.  He doesn't know where he is, how he got there, and most importantly, who he is.  Pig is a mystery, a puzzle, a mind-game film, in the tradition of films like Memento  or Seconds.  It could also be classified as "indie sci-fi" or "lo-fi sci-fi".  You can learn more about the project here:

What The Funds Will Be Used For

Funds collected from Kickstarter will be used in two general ways:  to complete the film and to market it. 

Completion includes:

  • Finishing the musical score and licensing one song
  • Finishing the sound design, sound editing and sound mix
  • Finishing picture elements like color correction, some visual effects, and titles
  • On-line editing and mastering

Marketing includes:

  • Building and maintaining a professional website
  • Designing and printing postcards, posters and other promotional materials
  • Film festival fees and expenses
  • DIY distribution and marketing strategies, including audience building, social media, and transmedia games

How Kickstarter Works

Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world.  Artists in a variety of disciplines use Kickstarter to raise money from energized patrons all over the world.  Rather than investing in risky projects, patrons donate funds in return for tangible and valuable rewards at different giving levels.  Rather than rely on a few investors to fund their projects with large investments, artists receive funds of varying levels from hundreds, even thousands of fans from all walks of life in any corner of the world, increasing the level of awareness for their projects.

Kickstarter is ALL OR NOTHING.  Artists set a fundraising goal and a fundraising deadline and if they don't raise the entire amount by that deadline, they do not receive any of the funds!

What Happens If We Don't Raise Our Goal?

Well, like we said, if we don't raise our goal, we go away empty-handed.  So, if we only raise $14,500 of our $15,000 goal, we don't get to keep any part of the $14,500.  Donors pledge the amounts, but don't actually pay until the goal is reached and the funding deadline has passed.

Can We Raise More Than Our Goal?

YES, we can.  There is no limit to the amount of funds we can raise and additional funds raised will be put to good use.  In today's new distribution environment for independent films, filmmakers can take an active role in distributing their films, which is incredibly empowering.  Additional funds raised will ensure that the film reaches audiences everywhere.

When Will You Receive Your Reward?

As soon as we reach our funding deadline and assuming we raise our goal, we will start getting rewards out to everyone.  Some will take longer than others because they will need to be created or ordered, but rest assured that everyone will get their rewards.

How Else Can You Help?

Pig is your film, too, so the most valuable thing you can do is Participate. "Like" our Facebook fan page and follow us on Twitter.  Join the conversations there and let us know what you think of the film or any of the rewards you received.  Spread the word--let your friends know about the film and this campaign.  Beyond forwarding our Kickstarter link to your friends who might enjoy being a part of something like this, let them know when the film will be playing in their towns. 

This is what Kickstarter is all about.

More Information on Us

If you have any questions about the film or this campaign, please contact us at:

Our official website is:

You can also find us on the aforementioned Facebook and Twitter pages:

We have a YouTube channel and a Vimeo page where we post trailers and clips: ThePigPicture


Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

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    Our Eternal Gratitude. Thank you for just being a part of "Pig." We'll never forget your generosity.

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    We Can Google You. We'll never forget your gratitude, but just in case, we'll put your name on a special page of our website.

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    Your Name In Lights. Not only will you get your name on the website, but we'll also put your name in the closing credits of the film in the Thank You section!

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    Own The Film! Your name on the website and in the credits, and a preview edition of the "Pig" DVD! You'll also get an autographed copy of our mini "Pig" Comic Book, sure to be a collectors item, and a digital poster.

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    The Henry Barrial Collection. Your name on the website and in the credits, the "Pig" comic book, the "Pig" digital poster, and DVD's of all three of Henry's films: "Some Body," "True Love," and "Pig."

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    Wear Your Support. All of the above plus a "Pig" T-Shirt, and an 8x10 of Ari Haswari (from "NCIS") autographed by Rudolf Martin.

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    The Future Never Looked So Good. All of the above, plus a Tarot Card reading from Magali Barrial, (in person for those in the Miami area; or over the phone).

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    The Mark Stolaroff Collection. All of the above, plus free attendance to one of Mark Stolaroff's upcoming weekend No Budget Film School seminars in Los Angeles, (travel not included). And a DVD of Mark Stolaroff's appearance on the Jerry Springer-hosted dating show "Baggage."

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    Forget Me Not. All of the above, plus a free photography session with professional photographer Eva Fisher, (aka Mrs. Henry Barrial)--family portrait, child's portrait, or headshot. (Travel to LA not included). Plus, a "Pig" USB Memory Stick, preloaded with lots of goodies, including special clips and trailers, production stills, and sections from the original score.

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    Memorabilia. All of the above, plus an autographed "Pig" movie poster, an autographed copy of the original shooting script, a "Pig" Jigsaw Puzzle, and a brochure that was used as an actual prop in the film.

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    Make Your Own Film. All of the above, plus a one-on-one consultation with Producer Mark Stolaroff on your no-budget feature film project (can be over-the-phone or in-person; minimum 2 hour consultation). And a signed "Some Body" movie poster, to inspire you.

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    Desert Rose. All of the above, plus a guided tour of our shooting location, Kelso Dunes, the tallest sand dunes in North America, and dinner at the world famous roadhouse Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown, CA (travel to Los Angeles not included; must be in excellent physical condition! Winter months recommended.)

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    Never Forget. All of the above, plus a one-hour coaching session with the nation's #1 memory expert Ron White (U.S. Memory Champion 2009 & 2010), AND his Super Advanced Brain Athlete Package, which includes 6 CD's, a DVD, a book, and other stuff to get you on your way to remembering everything! LIMIT ONE! First Come, First Served.

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    You're The Best. All of the above, (excluding Ron White package, if sold out), plus credit in the film on a solo title card as "The Best Person In The Whole World." Everybody who sees the film will know this. LIMIT ONE, first-come first-served.

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    Preserve The Memories. All of the above, (excluding Ron White package and Best Person credit if sold out), plus a custom Family Record video, a mini-documentary about any member of your family, to capture and preserve their memory for future generations. We will come to your home town, interview you and your friends and family, scan photos and transfer old films and videos, and edit together a beautiful tribute. All delivered on DVD in its own special package.

Funding period

- (33 days)