July 17, 2012

I Am Big Bird Kicks Off Kickstarter

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:42 pm

Our latest favorite project, the Caroll Spinney documentary I Am Big Bird, is on the move, in a forward motion.  Of course, they need a little cooperation to do it.

The filmmakers at Copper Pot Productions just launched their new Kickstarter campaign to begin raising funds to get the documentary completed.  If you can donate a buck or ten thousand bucks, they’ll gladly take your money and put it toward the Bird.

And you won’t just get the satisfaction of having donated to a worthy cause in return! You’ll also get special gifts, depending on your donation level.  Those levels are:

  • $1 or more: All pledges receive exclusive access to the private production blog through the course of production
  • $15 or more: A digital download of the film’s soundtrack, plus access to the production blog
  • $25 or more: A DVD of the film, a digital download of the film and soundtrack and access to the production blog
  • $50 or more: A BluRay disc and digital download of the film and soundtrack and access to the production blog
  • $100 or more: A DVD or BluRay signed by Caroll Spinney, a digital download of the film and soundtrack, plus access to the production blog
  • $250 or more: Exclusive invitation to a 60-minute group video chat with Caroll Spinney, moderated by the I AM BIG BIRD filmmakers, a DVD or BluRay signed by Caroll Spinney, a digital download of the film and soundtrack, plus access to the production blog
  • $350 or more: A signed 2-disc special edition DVD or BluRay, which includes cover art designed by Caroll Spinney, commentary from Caroll and the filmmakers, deleted scenes and Caroll’s never-before-seen short films, plus an invitation to the video chat, a digital download of the film and soundtrack and access to the production blog
  • $500 or more: A custom one-sheet of the alternate I AM BIG BIRD film poster designed by Caroll Spinney (the only time the poster will be available to the public), signed by Caroll, plus an invitation to the video chat, the 2-disc special edition DVD or BluRay, a digital download of the film and soundtrack and access to the production blog
  • $1000 or more: An original, signed sketch by the hand of Caroll Spinney, plus an invitation to the video chat, the signed alternate I AM BIG BIRD film poster, the 2-disc special edition DVD or BluRay, a digital download of the film and soundtrack and access to the production blog
  • $5000 or more: Tickets for backer and guest to attend the New York premiere of I AM BIG BIRD (travel expenses are responsibility of the backer), plus a sketch from Caroll, an invitation to the video chat, the signed alternate I AM BIG BIRD film poster, the 2-disc special edition DVD or BluRay, a digital download of the film and soundtrack and access to the production blog
  • $10,000 or more: A private dinner for the backer and guest with Caroll Spinney in New York, premiere tickets for backer and guest (travel expenses for both events are the responsibility of the backer), plus a sketch from Caroll, an invitation to the video chat, the signed alternate I AM BIG BIRD film poster, the 2-disc special edition DVD or BluRay, a digital download of the film and soundtrack and access to the production blog

Not a bad deal!!!

Among the many events they have planned is our own Muppet Vault: The Bird, The Grouch, The Legend, featuring the filmmakers as our special guests.  So why not support your ToughPigs pals while you’re at it?

Click here to read more about the Kickstarter campaign, and click here to read more about I Am Big Bird!

Click here to lend me $10,000 on the ToughPigs forum!

by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com



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