This film is an award-winning documentary about the world's most famous board game. Help us bring it to theaters! Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 11, 2011.
About this project
*** UPDATE: We're down to the last few hours! You guys are doing an awesome job spreading the word and upping your pledges, but we're in the final 25% of funding! If we don't hit the goal, we don't get any! So please keep it going! ***
*** Watch the all-new trailer for the film! ***
For over 75 years, the game of MONOPOLY has brought friends and families together and created millions of memories. This award-winning, feature-length documentary, "Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story," narrated by Zachary Levi (TV's "Chuck"), reveals the little-known early history of MONOPOLY, shows how the game has become a worldwide cultural phenomenon, and follows the colorful players who compete for the coveted title of MONOPOLY World Champion.
What are we doing? We are raising money to bring our award-winning documentary, "Under the Boardwalk" to theaters so that you all can see it on the big screen! Hitting our goal will let us play in a couple cities, and if we exceed our goal, we can bring it to even more cities -- hopefully one near you!
Where can I learn more about the film? Please watch the video above and visit our official website, MonopolyDocumentary.com! There you'll find a full synopsis of the story, filmmaker bios, a trailer and video clips, a history of the production, and you can sign up for our mailing list!
What can I do?
1) Donate, and please spread the word.
2) Vote for us on Digg: http://t.co/WiG5JrJ
3) Use the above widgets to share the project on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and your own websites to spread the word.
4) Write to blogs and your local TV/paper/radio station! Anyone who might be interested, this is how we've gotten to where we are today, from our investors and donors writing to others.
Is my pledge amount publicly displayed? No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive? All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. When we meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you and make the digital download available. The Special Edition DVD should be ready around May.
What if I don’t want the incentive, I just want to support? No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
Can we exceed the goal? YES! This would truly be awesome. Exceeding our goal would allow us to make a better movie. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. We have set our goal at the low end so if we were able to exceed it, it would be a dream come true and it would allow us to bring the film to even more cities!
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made? YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
Can I Gift An Incentive? YES! That’s very thoughtful of you. If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time? If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and we will continue seeking funding sources outside of Kickstarter.
Who does the money go to? Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the distribution budget for "Under the Boardwalk" - i.e., Your money goes directly to the release and promotion of this film.
I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to projects? Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
How do we contact you? Glad you asked! Please go to our website for the film. MonopolyDocumentary.com and go to contacts or send an email to kevin (at) monopolydocumentary (dot) com. We will get back to you ASAP!
How can I see the film right now? Head to MonopolyDocumentary.com/dvd and order the film on DVD today! Use Coupon code "Kickstarter" to save 15% on the DVD!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
Our sincerest thanks for helping us distribute "Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story!" We couldn't do it without you!
Pledge $15 or more
A digital download of "Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story" that you can watch on your computer or iPod!
Pledge $30 or more
A DVD of "Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story" autographed by the director and producers! (Intl shipping, please add $10)
Pledge $50 or more
GET OUT OF JAIL and get an autographed DVD of "Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story" PLUS a limited-edition "Under the Boardwalk" t-shirt! (Intl shipping, please add $10)
Pledge $75 or more
All the $50 rewards PLUS an autographed copy of "The MONOPOLY Companion" written by Monopoly expert Phil Orbanes! (Intl shipping, please add $10)
Pledge $100 or more
Get the Special Edition DVD of "Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story" (with Bonus Features), a limited-edition UTB t-shirt PLUS an autographed copy of "The MONOPOLY Companion" written by Monopoly expert Phil Orbanes! (Intl shipping, please add $10)
Pledge $200 or more
PASS GO and get all of the $100 rewards PLUS an autographed full-size movie poster for "Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story." (Intl shipping, please add $20)
Pledge $500 or more
Director Kevin Tostado will do a 30-minute phone call or Skype chat with you and share some of the best Monopoly tips and tricks he's learned OR chat with you about what we've learned about distribution and marketing as independent filmmakers.
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the $200 rewards PLUS the director will record a video thanking you and all the other $1000 or higher donors by name as a Bonus Feature on the Special Edition DVD! (Intl shipping, please add $20)
Pledge $1,500 or more
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Receive a Monopoly set with a board that was signed by every competitor at the 2009 World MONOPOLY Championship as well as a special pack of MONOPOLY Money only given out at the 2009 World Championships. (Add $15 for intl shipping)
Pledge $2,500 or more
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The director of "Under the Boardwalk" will fly to your home to host a private screening of the film with you and your friends, play games of MONOPOLY, and share strategies and tips learned from the pros! (US residents only)
Pledge $5,000 or more
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The director of "Under the Boardwalk" will fly to your home anywhere in the world to host a private screening of the film with you and your friends, play games of MONOPOLY, and share strategies and tips learned from the pros! He'll also help to organize and run a MONOPOLY tournament.
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