The Shopkeeper: A Documentary about Mark Hallman & the Congress House

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This campaign ended on September 2, 2014
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  • $65USD
    Featured
    No! Not The Cowbell Joke!

    Yes, cowbell. LOTS more cowbell. Give all your friends a fever with a limited edition Congress House cowbell, a black 100% cotton Congress House t-shirt in "girly" or "studly" and a dozen Congress House logo guitar picks, plus the digital movie and the virtual hug. BTW, I'm not kidding about the virtual hug. I live in Ojai, California, and we do things like that all the time.

    Estimated delivery: October 2015

    15 claimed

  • $1USD
    Music Appreciation

    Mark and Rain will perform - at the Congress House, filmed by Micah, on various instruments - a song that contains the name of every person who donates $1

    Estimated delivery: November 2014

    5 claimed

  • $5USD
    I Pick This Kiss!

    Limited edition Congress House logo guitar pick, pre-strummed on camera by Mark and then handed to Rain, who will then seal it in a personalized thank you note with a lipstick kiss. Why? Because we LOVE that you took the time to support this film! (This item will become far more valuable in the future if they figure out how to clone people from their DNA.)

    Estimated delivery: November 2014

    7 claimed

  • $15USD
    Virtually Yours

    Digital download/streaming link of movie before it’s released, and a virtual hug from the whole crew. Feel it?

    Estimated delivery: October 2015

    17 claimed

  • $20USD
    Shopkeeper Water Bottle

    Making music is thirsty work. You need to stay hydrated! And what better way than with a stylish 24 ounce stainless water bottle with the elegant "Shopkeeper" logo, designed by Jesse Morgan?

    11 claimed

  • $30USD
    Artistic Mood Swing Pendant

    Did you nail that guitar solo? You rock! Nobody showed up for your gig last night? Oh, you obviously suck. Proudly tell the world whether you require adulation or a sympathetic hug with a lovely hand-stamped guitar pick-shaped 1" aluminum pendant that says "I suck" on one side and "I rock" on the other. For you or the messed up artist you love. Plus, you get the digital version of the movie and the virtual hug too.

    Estimated delivery: October 2014

    14 claimed

  • $30USD
    Austin Rhythm & Juju

    The egg shaker is the most democratic instrument, played by enthusiastic toddlers and rock gods alike. You need one! But how much cooler would it be if it was black w/ a CH logo? And what if its rhythmic potential was personally blessed by Texas State Musician Sara Hickman and other Austin notables, bestowing good juju and chops upon it? We will take the shakers around and post a video of the good wishes of the cream of the musical crop of Austin. Also: the digital movie and the virtual hug.

    Estimated delivery: December 2014

    6 claimed

  • $30USD
    The Shopkeeper DVD

    Go old school with an autographed piece of plastic you can hold in your hand, plus a half dozen limited edition Congress House logo guitar picks.

    Estimated delivery: October 2015

    46 claimed

  • $30USD
    "Like Crack" Chocolate Sauce

    A couple years ago I made this deep, dark, mysteriously spiced sauce for Christmas presents and I was told it was "like crack." Submit to your chocolatey cravings and receive a 16 ounce jar of sinful goodness, plus the digital version of the movie and a virtual hug.

    10 claimed

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    $80USD
    Legendary Advice

    There's a reason some of the world's best bands hire Mark Hallman, and he has agreed to share his expertise with you. This award is an hour-long phone consultation with Mark Hallman on any production topic of your choice, like "Making Logic talk to Protools" or "Song Choices in Pre-Production" or "Preparing Files For Mastering" or, if it's worth $80 to you, "the story of the day Oasis trashed the Studio." Plus: the digitial version of the film and the virtual hug

    5 out of 5 claimed

  • $80USD
    Weird Instrument Lesson

    Mark Hallman plays more instruments than I know their names. Spend an hour learning to play the bouzouki, oud, mandolin (not that weird) or cajon, in person (if you're in Austin) or by Skype. Plus! You also get the digital version of the movie and the virtual hug.

    2 out of 3 claimed

  • $80USD
    Weird Instrument Lesson

    Mark Hallman plays more instruments than I know their names. Spend an hour learning to play the bouzouki, oud, mandolin (not that weird) or cajon, in person (if you're in Austin) or by Skype. Plus! You also get the digital version of the movie and the virtual hug.

    1 out of 3 claimed

  • $100USD
    I Eat Austin Pack

    Oh yum, Austin! You get the CH t-shirt in studly or girly, half dozen guitar picks, the egg shaker blessed by Sara Hickman, a bottle of Stubbs BBQ sauce and an Amy's Ice Cream Mexican Vanilla Candle all packed in a beautiful pastel Guero's Taco Bar souvenir bag, plus the digital movie and the virtual hug.

    16 claimed

  • $150USD
    Red Carpet: Ojai Edition

    Champagne reception for two at the Ojai premiere of The Shopkeeper, plus a copy of the DVD, a blessed egg shaker and a dozen guitar picks.

    Estimated delivery: October 2015

    11 claimed

  • $150USD
    Red Carpet: Austin Edition

    Two tickets to a champagne reception at the Austin premiere of The Shopkeeper, plus a copy of the DVD, a blessed egg shaker and a dozen guitar picks.

    Estimated delivery: October 2015

    13 claimed

  • $250USD
    So You Wanna Be An Intern?

    After an intense phone consultation by John Pearson (CH Intern and documentary co-star), spend a day as a lowly studio rat. Make the coffee, set up the mics, be blamed for the crackling coming from the Neve board - and have the chance to work up close with Mark Hallman and absorb why so much amazing music has come out of the CH. (You have to get yourself to Austin, but Rain will make you a custom Austin travel guide.) Oh, and the virtual movie, the hug, blah blah blah...

    1 out of 5 claimed

  • SOLD OUT

    $350USD
    Mixed & Mastered by the Master

    You know what? I hesitated to call Mark the first time because he was a big fancy producer with intimidating credits. That --as it turns out -- was silly. Don't sell yourself short like I did - bring the song you've recorded to Mark and let him mix and master it for you. Then watch the digital version of the movie smugly because *you* are a Congress House alumnus too!

    3 out of 3 claimed

  • $500USD
    Premiere at Your Place!

    Private screening of the film at your home for you and as many of your friends as you can fit in your living room, digital copy of the film for all of you and a talk-back with the director. If more than a day’s drive from Ojai, CA, you’ve gotta get me to you!

    Estimated delivery: October 2015

    6 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    PREMIERE! At Your Place

    Private screening of the film in your living room, plus a deluxe goody bag for all your guests (up to 20), including the CH Logo t-shirt, Cowbell, Egg Shaker and Guitar Picks, the digital version of the movie for all (and a *real* hug) plus pie of your choice for everybody made by the director.

    2 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Sponsor the Soundtrack

    This campaign will make the movie. But if you're in a mood to go farther, you can help sponsor the soundtrack. No swag, just your name above the song credits at the end of the film and the knowledge that you supported the artists whose music is in the movie by allowing me to license more of their songs.

    1 claimed

  • $2,500USD
    Austin Movie Star Getaway

    This October, you and your +1 will enjoy two nights in a suite at the hip and luxurious Hotel San Jose + a curated ultra-gourmet culinary and musical tour of Austin, all meals included. On October 19, be our guests at the Congress House 33 and 1/3rd Anniversary Party, enjoy a cameo in the movie as well as the "I Eat Austin pack" for two (plus 2 DVDs of the film when it’s completed). [Note: airfare not included, but everything else - including Amy's Ice Cream - is.]

    Estimated delivery: November 2014

    0 out of 1 claimed

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