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A story about a stand-up comedian who can't stand up. Follow Drew Pult and his wheelchair up ramps and down to the bar.

Hey there folks!  Thanks for checking this project out.  Just the fact that you're reading this gives us a good feeling.  Anyway, let's get down to business.

Our documentary is about the ultimate irony, a stand-up comedian who can't actually stand.  After contracting viral encephalitis out of the blue, Drew Pult was left paralyzed from the waist down.  With his entire world turned upside down, he decided to make light of a bad situation and get started on the comedy circuit.

Follow the man and his wheelchair up ramps and down to the bar as we document his climb from the open mic circuit of the San Francisco Bay Area to the bustling venues of Los Angeles.  It takes a lot of balls to make it in this line of work and a lot of friends.  We explore a community of comedic hopefuls, pirate radio broadcasts, handicapped parking spaces, and different perspectives of life.  They all come together, expressed through irony, jokes, and the ability to make people laugh.

Sometimes laughter is the best medicine…even when that means laughing at a cripple.

While shooting, we ran into a story and a community that was larger and more interesting than we anticipated.  We really want to refine the look and feel of our documentary, and go on to tell a compelling and well thought out story beyond our original ambitions.  So, that's why we're here on Kickstarter.

If we meet our minimum goal, we'll be able to shoot a lot more at a much higher level of quality than anything you saw in the trailer above.  The money will only be used directly towards the completion of the film, including getting access to equipment, locations, travel expenses, and to create an amazing original soundtrack for the film.  However, the more donations we can get, the faster and more awesome the film will be, and the more we can give away for free.

The coolest part of it all is what will happen to the film when it's all done.  We're making it available for FREE!  Not just the entire documentary, but clean stock footage we'll be shooting that other filmmakers can use in their projects for free as well.  In addition to that, the soundtrack will be released for free as well.  We'll be getting a few talented musicians to compose original songs to maximize the awesomeness.

We're really excited to get this project wrapped up and out there.  So, any help is appreciated.

Feel free to check out what we're all about on our website: http://terrabangstudios.com

Also feel free to leave us a message on our website or simply contact us at info@terrabangstudios.com

FAQ

  • ABSOLUTELY! Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. The more money we raise, the more shoots we can do, the sooner the film will be completed, the more awesome it will be, and the more content we can give away for free. We hope to go as far beyond our goal as possible, as it's the bare minimum we need to finish this documentary.

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  • Straight into the film, and nothing else.

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  • We'll be distributing on the internet on our website for people to watch and download for free. We have hopes to make it available on Netflix and Hulu as well.

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  • Yeah! We'd love that. Show as many people as you want. Have a screening. It'd be really cool if you let us know and shared your experience with us, but you don't have to.

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  • DEFINITELY! That's one of the reasons we do what we do! We know how hard it is for starving filmmakers like us to find resources (especially music) that doesn't cost a fortune to license and is still of good quality. It's all going to be Creative Commons stuff. We love the idea, and we want to do our part to spread it...because we're renegades.

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  • We call ourselves "Terrabang Studios" and we consider ourselves renegades. You can find out more about us as individuals on our website. But, you should probably know that a terrabang is literally a question mark followed by an exclamation point. Isn't that awesome?!

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  • Like we listed above, check out our website: http://terrabangstudios.com
    Or email us directly at mailto:info@terrabangstudios.com

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    Your name permanently put up on our website for all to see. You'll also get a link to download the movie before it's available to anyone else.

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    You'll get your name permanently put up on our website, a special thanks in the film's credits, an early download, and an autographed thank-you card and DVD, signed by Drew Pult and the crew.

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    You'll get everything listed above, a producer credit in the film, and the soundtrack to the film on CD, with bonus tracks that won't be available on the website. Oh, and cool stickers you can stick on handicapped parking signs to replace the wheelchair image with ours (though we can't legally condone that). Yeah, it's pretty awesome.

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    You get everything listed above, plus a super special limited edition movie poster signed by Drew Pult and the crew. These will be printed only for the backers who pledge this amount or more, and then never again...

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    Everything above, an Executive Producer credit in the film, plus a special video made just for you featuring Drew Pult, our crew, and probably some other cool folks. We'll write about how awesome you are on our network of websites, and if you approve, we'll give you a special thanks in every film we ever make. Someday, someone will notice and ask you why you always get thanked, and you can make up a cool story.

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