Thanks to 272 backers (and counting), Multiplex 10: The Web Series is FULLY FUNDED. At this point, the Kickstarter is funding:
FIVE (or more) episodes of Multiplex 10: The Web Series
FIVE (or more) movie reviews (similar in format to, but not necessarily, Multiplex 10 Movie Minutes reviews)
FOUR one-minute animated movie reviews with Jason (rewards for Co-Producer level backers and up)
a digital comic incorporating reviews (from a certain point of view) of TWENTY-FOUR nerdy movies: the first ten theatrically released Star Wars movies, all the Middle-Earth movies (Extended Editions), and the Harry Potter movies (the $16,000 milestone goal)
plus EIGHT more movie review comics (rewards for Cinephile level backers and up)
and the production of Multiplex 10: The Web Series USB cards
And we still have two and a half days to add more work onto that pile! The funding period ends at 10pm on Tuesday (July 17th), meaning we get into our final 48 hours TONIGHT, and Kickstarter will send out the “Remind Me” notifications, hopefully pushing us up even higher.
We have exactly one stretch goal: more Multiplex 10. For every $4,000 we raise beyond the minimum goal, we’ll be able to produce one more episode of the web series AND improve the budgets on all of other episodes — allowing us to bring in more voice actors, license more (and more expensive) music, making longer and more complicated episodes, pay the writers-who-aren’t-Gordon better, etc., and maybe even upgrade the five year old laptop that Multiplex 10 is currently made on. (Video work is much more demanding than comics and illustration!)
We had a bit of a setback last night on the Kickstarter campaign. Two pledge adjustments put us back below $18,000. We’ve already recovered some of that ground, but are still roughly $1,200 shy of our goal, with FOUR DAYS left in the funding period.
We could use your help getting back up over that $19,000 milestone and pushing on to the goal! Remember: Kickstarter projects are all or nothing—if we fall short, we get none of the pledges, and no new videos (or movie review comics) will get made!
We also passed $18,000$19,000 on the Multiplex 10 Kickstarter so we have just under $1,000 left to go. With FIVE (and a half) days left in the funding period, we’re in very good shape! Hopefully we will be able to go a little farther so i can wring even more animation out of the budget. Fuck. Shit happens, and a couple of people needed to adjust their pledges, so we’re basically back to where we were Thursday morning.
There are SIX DAYS LEFT in the funding period! After a veeerrry slow week, we’ve finally passed $17,000! Thank you for your support so far—but this still isn’t a sure thing yet.
We’ll almost certainly a late surge as the Kickstarter gets close to its funding deadline, but the question is how soon will it start, and will it be enough? I would love to add more milestone goals to help move things along faster, but honestly, after hitting the totally unexpected review comic milestone (which is already a lot of extra work on top of the videos), I can’t bribe you guys by taking on even more work until we start talking about stretch goals. I’ve gotten pretty good at stretching budgets, but I’m not to only person who needs to get paid from this project.
I posted last night about everything that this Kickstarter will fund — six web series episodes, EIGHT animated movie reviews, and an entire digital comic’s worth of comics-form reviews. None of that gets made if we don’t hit that base goal first! The most heart-breaking part of it is that Multiplex 10 won’t be able to continue. I can’t self-fund the web series any longer; I’m actually long past the point of being able to do so comfortably.
We’ve had some big-ticket producers step up and raise over half the money to date, but we can’t count on more jumping in. And we can’t assume that nobody is going to back out before the end of the funding period. Even just $1 truly does help—and you get all kinds of stuff in return. Learn more on the project page or…
As of the RIGHT NOW — 10pm on Tuesday, July 10 — there are exactly seven days remaining in the Multiplex 10: The Web Series Kickstarter project! We’ve raised over 83% of our funding goal, putting us well within striking distance of the base goal for the upcoming final push!
Thanks to hitting a $16,000 milestone goal really early, the Kickstarter campaign funds more than just additional web series episodes and animated movie reviews:
There will be three shorter movie reviews with Jason (rewards for our Co-Executive Producer backers).
It will also fund a series of strips where Kurt and Jason “review” (from a certain point of view) the Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings (and Hobbit) movies — twenty-four of the nerdiest movies you all know and love. I’m going to have a little fun with the format, and while the animation deadlines will take precedence, I’m hoping to make them one a fairly regular basis — so the Multiplex 10 Cinemas staff (or two of them) will be in a webcomic again.
AND while this is an unofficial reward, Joe Dunn has threatened to feature the Multiplex 10 cast in two strips a week for three months. Here’s one of his recent misappropriations of these characters:
But none of this happens unless we hit that base goal, so don’t wait! No matter how good things look right now, the sooner we hit the base goal, the better. Funded projects always see a big boost in pledges — people just love “betting” on a sure thing.
Multiplex 10: The Animated Short has been officially selected by the Independent Cinema Summer Showcase! It will screen at the event in Los Angeles, CA, on July 29th, but I don’t have any more details beyond that right now.
Leigh Lahav (who will be writing an upcoming Multiplex 10 episode provided the project gets successfully funded) just posted a new video TODAY — “The Infinite Place.” Check out that shirt, because it’s funny as fork!
We have an awesome announcement today: “Fangirls” creator Leigh Lahav will be scripting an episode of Multiplex 10: The Web Series—if we hit our base funding goal of $20,000 by Tuesday, July 17th at 10pm Eastern. That’s EIGHT DAYS (and twelve hours) away!
If you don’t know her by name, you’ve almost undoubtedly seen her own animated videos skewering various aspects of geek culture: her OnlyLeigh YouTube channel has nearly 390,000 subscribers and over 35 million views. Leigh has also written and/or created for Fine Bros., Rooster Teeth, Disney, Newform Digital, and more!
Here’s one of my personal favorites:
What’s she gonna write for us?! WHO KNOWS. The writers’ room will be convening the second we hit our funding goal to break down what we want to do in the new videos.