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A documentary exploring the adventures & risks we take with our friends growing up. But really its about kids toilet papering houses. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on September 3, 2011.

A documentary exploring the adventures & risks we take with our friends growing up. But really its about kids toilet papering houses.

About this project

Update: We made it to our goal. We're making a film. The money raised from here on out will go to entering the film in a film festival or two.

When we were young we took risks like toilet papering houses just for the thrill. Who said we had to stop? 

In 1979 a kid from LA got together with three of his friends because he wanted to artistically toilet paper a house. They planned it out knowing exactly what they would do, how long it would take, and how it would look in the end. One of the kids filmed it. 

They continued this mischief throughout their high school years. When one graduated, they replaced him with a new member to carry on a specific job in the group. These jobs included the "historian" who photographed or filmed every house they hit. 

In the late 90s, I joined this group as the historian. I recently convinced my three compatriots to recount their experiences. They said yes, we collected some great stories, and we were also able to meet the group's founding member.

What remains is to go to Los Angeles to meet and film the kids currently in the group, and see how it's doing since we left in 2000. The footage that was shot over the last 32 years also needs to be unarchived and digitized. 

To complete the film, donations are needed for camera, sound and lighting operators; city permits, insurance, motion graphics and post production.

FAQ

  • Well thanks so much for asking! This means that you'll either have a photo shoot with some friends, or find an old photo, send it to me by email, and I'll make sure it's in a shot (maybe even several shots) of the film. If the photo is of you with toilet paper, that will be a plus. If it's of you TPing a house, you'll probably get a close up.

    That's what I mean.

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  • I certainly will. And thank you so much for asking that question. This means that we will say your name in the film. We'll casually drop it in passing conversation, or we'll talk about how great you are.

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  • No I do not. So if you know someone who wants to donate $10k to the project you should pass the link to them right now.

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    Your name in the "Special Thanks" section of the film's website.

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    An awesome Rolled sticker made by artist Carlos Andres d'Avis. Just his name makes me want one.

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    The final DVD. The sticker made by Mr. d'Avis. Your name on the "Special Thanks" section of the web page.

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    We'll hang a photo of you somewhere in the background of the film. Plus, you'll get everything above.

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    A super sweet Rolled T-Shirt, Plus, you'll get everything above. Including the sticker!

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    Everything above plus a DVD signed by the Director, as well as the 90's TP group - which includes Matt Jones (Badger from Breaking Bad), Kevin Manwarren (Hi Ho Silver Oh and that TeleFlora commercial).

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    Your name in the credits of the film, as well as everything above.

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    We will name-drop you in the film. It's a documentary, we can do that. Plus everything above.

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    Special Donor Commentary section of the DVD. You team up with someone from the documentary to record the "Director's Commentary". I hope you choose me - I'll supply the beverages. Also everything above.

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    "Producer" credit in the opening credits of the film. Also everything above except a sticker. Just kidding, you can have two or three stickers too.

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    You've funded a third of the film. You are now an Executive Producer. You get one third of all the leftover merchandise (including the stickers). I will TP anyone's house for you (in the U.S., preferably the west coast, but whatever), just tell me the time and place.

Funding period

- (32 days)