Last Day Offer - Win a free Tim Doyle, Jay Ryan or Tyler Stout poster!
Any contribution of $10 or more from noon Central Standard Time on January 13th until the end of the campaign will be entered in a drawing to win one of 3 posters!
Officially Limited is a feature length documentary about movie poster & pop art culture - the creators, collectors, events, curators and the business approaches that have created the phenomenon.
Where We're At
A good portion of the work for the film has already been completed. Over the past year, I've traveled across the country (San Francisco, Austin, Los Angeles, North Carolina) shooting footage of events and interviewing artists and enthusiasts.
I've accumulated over 60 hours of footage (sorry editors), and now need help putting it all together. I also have a few crucial interviews that still need to be shot and they require travel. I've run out of money with lots of work and travel left to do and I still need to pay an editor and sound designer, run the film through post-production, get DVDs made, submit to festivals, generate promotional materials...you get the picture.
What You'll Get
With the help of some amazing artists and colleagues, I've got some pretty great rewards set up - exclusive prints from Tim Doyle, Jay Ryan, and a bunch of others, a subscription where you get all 10 prints planned, exclusive access to outtakes and insider updates about future prints, custom handbills from the film, a poster and party with fellow filmmakers Chicago ROT & of course the Officially Limited Posters, DVD/Blu-rays and exclusive screening access.
In additon to movie and poster fan type rewards, we have an educator reward where the school or teacher has permission to screen Officially Limited to students and I will Skype in to answer questions about the process of making the movie and my thoughts in general. As a teacher, I am looking forward to this one.
There's a reward for businesses, galleries, artists, print shops or whoever thinks they might benefit from exposure to our fans. A logo and link to your business will be put on our website and a special credit of "additional support provided by" with your logo will be in the end credits of the movie. The earlier you coontribute, the higher on the list and the better visibility your company will have.
For the super fan who is dying to show the world his or her amazing collection, we have a "You can be in the Movie" reward where you provide footage/stills/whatever of your collection and we will play it next to the credits. Your collection immortalized in a movie forever - how about that for bragging rights?
Where We're Going
Am I making this film because I'm personally interested in pop art? Absolutely. It wouldn't be any good if I weren't. There's more to it though as this culture is rich in different approaches to business and this gray area where art, marketing, and merchandising collide. I think it is an important discussion to be had and I am trying to cover all the angles. Most people I have interviewed have either had strong beliefs and approaches to this or they are not sure. I do not pretend that Officially Limited is going to have all the answers but I think it will spark discussion and maybe some clarity can com out of that.
Having been an educator for the better part of a decade, I'm hoping this film can be an accessible introduction for students to the delicate world of intellectual property, copyright, licensing, fair use, and appropriational art. Nothing would make me happier then to know that this film was being shown in classes and that it might spark in interest in this area.
Other Ways You Can Help
Don't have the cash right now? I understand. (No, trust me, I do.) If you'd still like to help get Officially Limited past the finish line, you can:
Spread the word on Facebook or Twitter (or email or Pinterest or Google+ or...). The more people that know the more likely we are to meet our goal.
Sign up for updates on OfficiallyLimited.com as we will have more opportunities to suport the film with new prints, events, and screenings in the future. No way I could squeez it all into the 60 day campaign so stay tuned for more ways to get involved and tell your friends.
Let's get this film finished!
Officially Limited is like these posters on the ground in the dark right now, great stuff but not put together properly and not being shown to people. Help us get Officially Limited up on the wall were everyone can enjoy it. I feel like we're half-way through this process and this isn't my first time at the rodeo. Your help will definitely get Officially Limited done more quickly and done the right way.
Thank you, Officially Ltd. Team