Improv Everywhere has brought smiles to faces around the world, causing scenes in public places and racking up hundreds of millions of YouTube views. Started by Charlie Todd in 2001, Improv Everywhere has done everything from freeze in Grand Central station to ride the subway with no pants, brought Ghostbusters to the library, pranked Best Buy, walked invisible dogs and more. Now a documentary film telling the story of Improv Everywhere is in the works, but they need your help to get the film off the ground so they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the project.
On the Improv Everywhere Film Kickstarter page, director Matt Adams explains that he has been working with Improv Everywhere producing their videos for a few years now. “As I continued to work with Improv Everywhere, I realized that there was a whole other story about the group that hadn’t been told. I began interviewing people that had been involved with Improv Everywhere from the start about their personal experiences. The stories were so fascinating that I immediately knew that I had to make a feature-length documentary film that told the behind-the-scenes story of the group.”
The Kickstarter campaign is hoping to raise at least $125,000 by January 20, 2011 and will support renting editing facilities, animations, sound mastering, a composer, closed captioning travel, equipment and more. Supporters can receive some pretty cool rewards, from digital downloads of the film to DVDs, limited editions footage, posters, books, private screenings and more.
Check out Matt Adams’ Kickstarter video below, complete with a teaser for the Improv Everywhere documentary film. Find out more at improveverywhere.com/kickstarter.
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