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I'm a 19 year old film major with a film about Jimmy and his violent imaginary friend, Solomon Grundy. Seven short stories, all rolled into one. Read more

New York, NY Documentary
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I'm a 19 year old film major with a film about Jimmy and his violent imaginary friend, Solomon Grundy. Seven short stories, all rolled into one.

New York, NY Documentary
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The Fun Stuff (updated 3/17/10)

  • This month, we've launched our official website!
  • Solomon Grundy Born on a Monday
  • Solomon Grundy has been getting some attention! After sitting down and talking things over, one of the producers of 2008s Oscar nominated film, Revolutionary Road, Henry Fernaine has signed on to guide me through this process and make sure Grundy taps its full potential
  • When that happened, we recently were featured in the Kickstarter Blog!
  • the facts I made a good project with $250. I'd like to make a spectacular project with more. See what I can do with a little, then help me prove what I can do with a lot. I'm 19 years old. I've got a plan, watch my proof of concept, and help me run with it. www.wackeychan.com I make movies. Three features, and a lot of short films. I'm now taking on a few projects I'm very proud of, and would like to make them as good as they possibly can be. Though I am working to fund six short films, it comes as one project.

    Below, I would like you to watch Solomon Grundy: Born on a Monday which was made on a low budget of $250 USD and shot in a day. http://www.youtube.com/watch... It's kind of a proof of concept. The film was shot on an extremely low budget in a day and a half. I would like the opportunity to take the characters, the world, and the tone that I've hit on, and really enjoy, and take off with it.

    It's from my work in Solomon Grundy that I hope to take off with this project and complete several more 'episodes' based off of the nursery rhyme... Solomon Grundy, born on a Monday Christened on a Tuesday, Married on a Wednesday, Took ill on a Thursday, Grew worse on a Friday, Died on a Saturday, Buried on a Sunday This is the end of Solomon Grundy Each verse has it's own episode. They are not chronological, and interweave time and place, with characters coming in and out of the story. At the very end the whole series will be boxed up into an excellent DVD complete with special features. Deluxe editions come with a special production book. Read the rewards for more. I'm looking to really give myself a budget I can use to deliver a higher quality. Please watch my pitch video, and be sure to e-mail me if you have any questions. announcement: when I reach 5k I will be releasing Stephen King's "Popsy" to my backers only. Look for it in the updates. about me Mattson Tomlin www.wackeychan.com http://mattsontomlin.blogspot.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/wackeychan http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3231728/

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    12 backers

    Access to the updates, which- near the end of production, will include Solomon Grundy work, access to some of the online work that won't be posted on wackeychan.com or my blog. Can't afford to pledge? Take a look at my video, where I tell you a way to help.

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    15 backers

    Another kickstarter used this reward, and I think it is brilliant. If you pledge 7 (one for each episode) send me an e-mail. If you tell me a film that you greatly enjoy, I will record an audio commentary that you can run off of your ipod- and trust me- it will entertain. Any film. complete with a Mattson Tomlin commentary file to listen to as you watch. Very personalized. Right to you.

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    35 backers

    A copy of Solomon Grundy: Born on a Monday on DVD. Also, be sure to tell your friends. Word of mouth is just as important.

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    Pledge $30 or more

    29 backers

    The Box set of Solomon Grundy. All Seven episodes packaged in a pretty slick DVD with all the features.

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    Pledge $50 or more

    19 backers

    Box set of Solomon Grundy- all seven episodes, as well as a DVD containing the work of my Sophomore year, including my Invisible Man work, Popsy, my documentary work, and more for the year. Anyone who pledges this much or more will also get an inside scoop about what each episode will be showing.

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    Pledge $100 or more

    16 backers

    Box set of Solomon Grundy- all seven episodes, as well as a production book that includes stills, writings, plans, the works, as well as said Sophomore year DVD. You'll also get the scoop on Secret-Film-X.

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    Pledge $300 or more

    3 backers

    Wow. All of the above, Box Set, Booklet, and Sophomore Year, plus work from Freshman Year (including my Freshman Film- Until the Sky Falls, which is not available online or on DVD unless I've given it to you)

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    Pledge $500 or more

    5 backers

    All of the above- Box set, all episodes, production book, Sophomore DVD, Freshman DVD + my third feature, The Projectionist, all of the above signed by the cast, the crew (my cast is going places, folks)- AND you will help ensure everyone who has contributed will get the best rewards possible. More money means better films, and better quality of the box set, the booklet, etc, I'll be able to hire that pyrotechnics guy and blow up a car, for one of the episodes... And then there's Secret Film X...

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