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!
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