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6 Reasons to Back 'Man-child' in its Last Hours (from a NoFilmSchool Reader)

09.22.11 @ 12:51PM Tags : ,

NoFilmSchool reader @truphtooph took to Twitter recently to offer up some reasons to back my campaign to make my first feature film, which ends tomorrow night. Man-child, I don’t need to remind you, will raise nothing if the campaign falls short! Also, I had nothing to do with these tweets — it was a simple act of unprompted generosity. My favorite reason of his has to do with American Movie — and what could happen if Man-child ends up sucking!

Here are his six reasons:


Koo's a generous writer. No doubt we'll be treated to insightful stories on the blog as his makes his first feature. #manchild


I like his ambition. Doing sports scenes on his first go round, will definately be interesting. #manchild


A pledge of $24 guarantees me a DVD. What if it goes wrong? We might get the new 'American Movie'! #manchild


Transformers 3 in 9 out of 15 screens at the cinema? Pfff. I'm willing to try something new. #manchild


Re. Kickstarter. You pledge, but money only gets taken if the target is reached. #manchild


Koo's blog has already supported, encouraged, inspired and enabled countless new filmmakers. I think we should reward that. #manchild

Thank you for your support, Peter! And if you agree with any of these reasons but haven’t joined over 1,700 others in backing my first feature, there are only hours left to join us! See you guys on the live stream Friday at 9PM Eastern here on the front page of NoFilmSchool — or in person here in NYC!

@ No worries. Wish I could do more. Good luck! (and thanks, you're blog has been really helpful to me)


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  • Not only do I want to see to see you succeed – I want to see the movie!

    I have increased my sponsorship level. \

    Hopefully more folks do the same.

  • Koo, been watching and promoting your Kickstarter campaign all I can. Really can’t wait for it to pull through. I also can’t wait for the fantastic blog posts about the making of the film.

  • Don’t have much money (about 4000 euro in montly income) but I threw in 10 :)

  • Looks like you might pull this off! 33 hours and a little over 10K to go. It’s good to see my 24 dollars helping indiependant film.

    I hope you keep us up to date with the filming process. Fingers crossed for your success!

  • Just signed up to back the project. I’ll share it with my readership and hope to find a few more backers that way for you.

  • increased my pledge, good luck!

  • C’mon! I just pledged – and I have a wife and two kids and am flat broke! If I can pledge, you can! Koo is so close. This is what it’s all about!

  • Thanks guys! Exciting and nerve-wracking! See you all either online or in person tomorrow… Fingers crossed.

  • Brett Pierce on 09.22.11 @ 11:01PM

    You’re so close! I think when it comes down to crunch time your backers are going to donate even more just so that it will happen. I know I will!

  • Mark Borchardt: Would you buy this movie for $14.95?
    Mike: Yeah, hell yeah, man.
    Mark Borchardt: If I can find 3,000 people like you across this country, man, I’m in business.
    Mike: Of course, man, I mean… Shit, that’s what “Rush” tickets were.

    -American Movie (1999)

    Well done! Man-Child is going to be great.