This Book's All Lies

This Book's All Lies is a documentary by Patrick Zimmerman about his pop-culturally influenced childhood obsession with a girl named Jennifer Fox.
Patrick Zimmerman
Austin, Texas
United States
1 Team Member



Nine years ago I had a crush on a girl named Jennifer. After two years of very slowly forcing myself into her life we started a short-lived relationship that ended on a dance floor. In this film I will interview Jennifer and many other people involved to try to tell the most honest and encompassing version of what happened. 

After writing some twenty or so songs, attempting a to write a novel, and even a short film, it's clear this is a story I have been trying to tell for a very ling time. Since before the story had even ended actually. Everytime I analyzed my conclusion, I found that the majority of what I had ended on was a lie. This film will be the final chapter in my many attempts to define this critical point in my childhood. 

Now that so much time has passed and everyone has grown up and moved on it is the perfect time to have these conversations and to explore a time that many people can relate to, but rarely get the chance to revisit in such detail.

Through contributing to this campaign you will be helping me create my first official feature film by allowing me to tell my angsty saga the way it should be told: truthfully.

About Me

I'm a recent film school graduate from The University of Texas at Austin, and I have had a few short films play in festivals and contests, but this will be my first feature length film. And I need your help.

What the Film Needs

I already completed nearly half the production when I was telling this story in a multimedia blog format last summer (which you can check out at This initial campaign will fund the completion of production and the beginning stages of post-production. 

The $2500 will go towards shooting materials (i.e. lighting and sound), hired help (actors for reenactments, an animator), food on set, a small portion will go toward publicity materials, and a portion will go toward wages lost. 

What You Get

All contributors will receive credit in the film. No amount is too small, especially for a smaller campaign like this. I am indebted to anyone who contributes and will promise to make the best possible film as a thank you.

Take a look at the perks to see what other awesome rewards are being offered!

However, if I do not reach my goal, the consequence is that the film will take longer to be completed. I want to finish this project by fall so it can make it to festivals. But that will only be possible if I can raise the funds. 

The Impact

Despite my former obsession with writing and singing about romance as a homeschooled teenager, this is really everyone's story; just told my way. Who hasn't hated a close friend for having feelings for the same person? Or realized at the end of a relationship that you never really got to know the person you were with all that time, and that most of those problems were really your fault?

This Book's All Lies is a film that in a sometimes sad/sometimes funny way will take you into the world of a young, pop-culture induced, child as he navigates through his own words to understand the essence of of art, love, and honesty. 

You can play a valuable role in bringing this film to others by contributing to the campaign.

Other Ways You Can Help 

If you can't contribute, please share this page on Facebook/Twitter/other social networking sites, tell someone in a conversation, or harass your wealthiest friend! 

Also - if someone contributes because of your recommendation, I'll add your name to the credits too! 

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This campaign ended on May 19, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Somebody to Love

    This perk might be one of the best ones on the list. For just $5 you can have your name sung, 14 yr old Patrick style in the final song of the credits. And you'll even get an mp3 so you can listen at times when you feel like you've never been a part of something special. This is included in all other perks as well.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $10USD
    The First Kiss

    The above perk plus an HD digital download of the complete film.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $15USD
    The Ethan Marler Special

    By choosing this perk you will receive all perks listed above as well as a drawing of yourself by Ethan Marler in the style that he used to draw his former crushes. Includes an accompanying character sheet! *THIS PERK IS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY OTHER PERK*

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD
    Love at Second Sight

    As well as a digital download you will also recieve a DVD of the film which will include exclusive bonus materials and featurettes only found on this DVD.

    7 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50USD
    Songs About Her

    As well as everything offered in the previous perks, you will also receive a digital download of Patrick Zimmerman's "Greatest Hits". A musical compilation of the most embarrassing songs and voice recordings by young Patrick Zimmerman. [NOT TO BE USED FOR COMEDIC PURPOSES...JERK]

    1 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    A Romantic Letter

    Everything listed above, plus a signed copy of the film's awesome 18x24 poster.

    0 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $250USD
    Wear My Jacket

    Everything above, as well as the inclusion of your product within the film. Your "product" can range from an actual product of yours to actually having your face in a scene of the film [Content restrictions apply]. Get creative!

    2 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $500USD
    More Than Friends

    Everything above, plus a credit as one of the film's producers. Also a long hug from me!

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Five Hour Phone Calls

    Everything above, plus credit as one of the film's executive producer's! And an even longer hug from me!

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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