Bronies - The Unreleased Tapes

A campaign to cover the cost of editing and releasing additional and extended footage that was not included in the feature length Bronies documentary film.
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Michael Brockhoff
Video / Web
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

About

Last year we held a crowdsource funding drive to create a documentary which we named “Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony.” We are grateful for the tremendous support from thousands of people that helped us make that feature length film possible. The result has been praised and enjoyed by both Bronies and by the general public.

The film contained stories and material culled from over 200 hours of footage shot around the world. Part of the difficulty in making a film is selecting just the right amount of material to include. You want to include enough to keep people entertained and satisfied. Too much and you run the risk of losing your audience.

As with most productions, as part of the process, we shot some great stuff that was not included in the final film. Some of it didn’t quite fit the theme of the film in which we were mostly trying to introduce the general public to the phenomena of the Brony fandom and why it exists.

People have been asking us to release the additional material. That’s what this project is all about. We want to edit this material into segments and release it for all to see.

The Process

The good news is that the material has already been shot. The first funding drive helped pay for the professional crews and producers to travel and capture it. Now it sits on hard drives in a raw state.

We need to pay the people to do the real work of editing and administering the production process. Funds will also go towards perks and postage. Any extra funds will go towards our continuing efforts to promote the feature film which includes entering and attending film festivals, sending out press review copies, etc.

Once finished, the material will be released under a pay-what-you-want model online so that anyone who wants to see it can, at whatever price they can afford. We’ll also sell DVD’s for those who prefer a hard copy.

The Stories

How much material we can release will depend on the total funds raised, but we would like to include the following:

• Segment about the fire at BronyCon. We captured the fire itself and the crowds having a great time outside singing and bonding as the fire department works.

• Extended segment on “Sethisto” and the team from Equestria Daily covering BronyCon.

• Segment on Convention Chair Andrew Brockert, including pre-BronyCon madness and his car accident on the way to BronyCon.

• Extended interviews with Military Bronies.

• Segment about a couple honeymooning at BronyCon.

• Segment on Megan Youmans and the Traveling Pony Museum

• Segment about a Malaysian Brony who makes a trip to America.

• Segment on the Pirate Party in Germany who uses episodes of MLP in “Pony Time” time-outs to cool down heated political meetings.

• Segment on a gay couple that attends B.U.C.K. and find acceptance in the fandom.

• Extended segment on the BronyCon Cosplay Contest.

• Segment on a young man who meets and gets career advice from Lauren Faust.

• Segment on a woman who came to meet Lauren Faust, her former childhood babysitter, at BronyCon. Lauren often drew pony pictures for her.

• Segment on a family of Bronies (Father, Mother and Teen).

• Extended segment on artist John Joseco.

• Segment on Tara Strong at San Diego's ComicCon.

 

Thank you for your support. Your help will make this release possible.

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  • $10USD
    HD Download + Photo Album

    You will receive our gratitude, a link to an HD 1080p digital download of the new material and you will be invited to an exclusive online photo album with over 500 never before seen photos from BronyCon 2012 taken by a professional photographer.

    227 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $25USD
    + Die Cut Sticker Sheet

    You get the download, photo album invite PLUS we will mail you a sheet of die cut stickers with characters featured in the documentary original animation. The "Mane Three" (Professor de Lancie Pony, Taralicious Pony and Fausticorn) and the girl and boy Hipster, Creative and Moderate Brony Ponies. (Includes worldwide shipping)

    29 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50USD
    + DVD (US SHIPPING ONLY)

    You get the download, photo album invite and the stickers, PLUS we will mail you a DVD of the new material. (Standard Definition, NTSC, Region Free)

    81 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $60USD
    + DVD (WORLDWIDE SHIPPING)

    You get the download, photo album invite and the stickers, PLUS we will mail you a DVD of the new material. (Standard Definition, NTSC, Region Free) (Includes worldwide shipping)

    59 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $150USD
    + T-Shirt

    The download, the stickers, the photo album invite, the DVD PLUS a T-Shirt in your size featuring the Bronies documentary logo on the front and the "Main Three" on the back. (Includes worldwide shipping)

    17 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $500USD
    + Custom Blindbag Ponies

    The download, the stickers, the photo album invite, the DVD, the T-Shirt PLUS custom blindbag ponies of each of the "Main Three" (Professor de Lancie Pony, Taralicious Pony and Fausticorn). (We are still deciding on an artist, but they will be great!) (Includes worldwide shipping)

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $1,500USD
    + 3 Custom Plushies

    Everything else PLUS custom made plushies of each of the "Main Three" (Professor de Lancie Pony, Taralicious Pony and Fausticorn). Each will be at least 10" tall. (We are still deciding on an artist, but they will be great!) (Includes worldwide shipping)

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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