Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures

Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures is the micro-budget film division of Two Dollar Radio, a mom-and-pop's indie book publisher based in Columbus, Ohio.
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Eric Obenauf
Film
Columbus, Ohio
United States
4 Team Members

Who We Are

Two Dollar Radio is a mom-and-pop's independent book publisher based in Columbus, Ohio. Their titles have been honored by the National Book Foundation, selected as 'Editors' Choice' picks at the New York Times Book Review, and placed on year-end best-of lists at O, The Oprah Magazine, The Believer, NPR, and Salon, amongst others. They've received praise from The Brooklyn Rail for publishing "some of the finest works of contemporary fiction," and The Los Angeles Times for providing the industry with "an air of possibility, the belief that the future was very much in play." The Seattle Stranger envisioned them leading a "dream industry" out of the wreckage of corporate publishing.

With your help, one of the most acclaimed contemporary book publishers will launch their own micro-budget film division, Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures.

Why Us, Why Film?

Digital distribution models, along with developing technologies and the irrelevance of modern cinema lead us to believe that this foray into film is not only possible, but that there is a void to fill.

We have demonstrated that we have a knack for producing work that is distinctive, singular, and culturally resonant, all traits that we’re aiming for with the establishment of our film division.

Every Dollar Counts

Our operation weathered the Great Recession and the “Death of Print” by being lean, extremely selective with content, and real freaking nervy. It is guaranteed that whatever you are able to contribute will be put to good use; in other words: not actor-trailers, or on-site chefs, or the use of a pop song on the soundtrack.

Every dollar counts.

What Does Your Donation Go Towards?

Your donation will enable us to make not one or two films; we plan for this fund-raising campaign to establish our entire micro-budget film division.

Our hope is to produce films with budgets in the $7,000 - $10,000 ballpark.

During the week of September 23, we will be announcing our initial 3 projects, the principal participants involved with each, along with teaser-trailers for 2 of them, starting Tuesday, September 24.

We have already optioned 3 feature film scripts, which are presently in pre-production. We are exceptionally giddy about each of these, and their potential. We will be updating this page with information on each of them starting Tuesday, September 24.

Why Aren't You Using Kickstarter?

Money pledged through Kickstarter is processed via Amazon Payments. We don’t like Amazon.

I Have No Dollars But Want to Help

Even if you don't have the funds to contribute to our campaign, you can help by making  more noise than a Two Dollar Radio and honking the horn about this project. We'd really appreciate every bit of attention we can get!

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$5,784USD
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This campaign ended on November 11, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Karma Bath

    When you contribute $5, we will send good/positive karma your direction and you will probably sense this.

    8 claimed
  • $10USD
    TDR Temporary Tattoos

    A $10 contribution gets you 5 temporary Two Dollar Radio radio-logo tattoos!

    3 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $15USD
    Thank You

    $15 gets you an official 'thank you' listed on our website.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $19USD
    The Removals

    A digital copy of The Removals, one of our first projects, written by Nicholas Rombes, to be directed by Grace Krilanovich.

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  • $19USD
    The Greenbrier Ghost

    A digital copy of The Greenbrier Ghost, one of our first features.

    5 claimed
  • $20USD
    Frequencies Complete Set

    Get the 1st 3 issues of our biannual non-fiction journal of artful essays, Frequencies! Featuring essays by Blake Butler, Joshua Cohen, Roxane Gay, Kate Zambreno, D. Foy, Lawrence Shainberg, Antonia Crane, and more!

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  • $35USD
    Gets You Looking Good!

    $35 gets you one of our brand spanking new Two Dollar Radio t-shirts, hand-printed by the good folks at Alison Rose.

    31 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $39USD
    The Removals DVD

    Receive both a digital edition and a DVD of The Removals, one of our first projects, written by Nicholas Rombes, to be directed by Grace Krilanovich.

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    The Greenbrier Ghost DVD

    Receive both a digital edition and a DVD of The Greenbrier Ghost, one of our first features.

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    $50USD
    Barbara B. Sings Your Praises!

    For $50, you can choose a song and have Barbara Browning cover it on the ukulele for you. [That's Barbara's cover of 'The Passenger' on the Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures promotional video--pretty excellent!]

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $69USD
    First Films Collection!

    Contribute $69, and you'll receive each of our first 3 films once they're completed!

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  • $79USD
    First Films + T-Shirt

    Get each of our first 3 features along with one of our 2013 t-shirts to get you looking good and feeling good, too!

    4 claimed
  • $99USD
    Tchotchkes from Karolina

    When you contribute $99, Karolina Waclawiak will pick you out a tchotchke at her local flea market.

    4 out of 10 claimed
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  • $250USD
    Credit Yourself!

    For a $250 contribution, we will let you create your own personal credit, which will appear embedded in the end-credits of each of our first 3 films. Maybe it'll show up on IMDB--who knows?!

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  • $400USD
    Grace Krilanovich Painting #2

    4"x6" original gauche landscape painting by the incendiary author of the contemporary classic, The Orange Eats Creeps.

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    $500USD
    Painting by Grace Krilanovich

    Receive an original painting by the incendiary author of the contemporary classic, The Orange Eats Creeps.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Special Advanced Screening

    $1000 will get you a special digital advanced screening of each of our first 3 films, once they're completed, before they arrive with retailers or in theaters.

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  • $2,500USD
    Attend the Opening!

    We will fly you to the Opening Screening/Party of one of our first 3 features, of your choosing.

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  • $5,000USD
    Tour Stop!!!

    Contribute $5,000 and we will make your town one of the destinations on the film tour, where you will receive a personal screening of one of the first 3 films (of your choosing) with either the director, writer, producer, or principal cast member from the film.

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