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"I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story" documentary in development

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Phillip, Mar 23, 2012.

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  1. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Yaaaaay!!! :)
    I wonder what the final product looks like.
     
  2. RaggMopp1987

    RaggMopp1987 Member

    Can't wait to see it!
     
  3. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    They just tweeted that the film is debuting at the Hot Docs festival in Canada in late April-May. It's also 85 minutes.
     
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  4. Slackbot

    Slackbot Well-Known Member

    Why is this film not booked at the Center for Puppetry Arts?
     
  5. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    To quote :dreamy: "Why do you ask why?"
    At least it's getting released and then the rest of us who can't migrate north for the spring will probably be able to buy it later.
     
  6. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    It just gets better and better.
     
  7. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    I really hope the film shows somewhere in PA. I live in that state I would love to see it.
     
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    But what's the release date for theaters going to be? CopperPot is still trying to get this thing in theaters, right?
     
  9. zns

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  10. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    What you are seeing above you is the poster for the film that has just been posted on Twitter.

    Note: It is not the one that Caroll Spinney designed for the Kickstarter campaign.
     
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  11. Chopped Liver

    Chopped Liver Active Member

    Nonetheless, that is a pretty cool-looking poster!
     
  12. Rymoore21

    Rymoore21 Well-Known Member

    I just bought tickets to the showing at Montclair Kimberly Academy in New Jersey on May 3. Tickets are $14 each and Caroll and Deb will be there! I am so excited. Sorry I do not have a link handy but you should be able to find it if you google "Montclair Film Festival."
     
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  13. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    I got my tickets too! It's three blocks away from where I used to live. They're expecting it to sell out fast. Hope to see you there.
     
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  14. SkeetScootSquat

    SkeetScootSquat Well-Known Member

    Man I want to see this. Caroll is my 2nd fav performer, after you-know-who.
     
  15. Rymoore21

    Rymoore21 Well-Known Member

    fuzzygobo, are we friends on Facebook? Add me (https://www.facebook.com/Ryancmoore21) and maybe we can meet up at the show. I will be on a work trip in NYC so I will have a client with me (I take care of people with developmental disabilities.)
     
  16. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see if any of the Muppet websites will post reviews about the film premiers in either Canada or New Jersey. The anticipation is really getting to me. Also looking forward to DVD/Blue-Ray release date. :wisdom::grouchy:
     
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  19. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    Here's the latest Kickstatrter Update from the crew:

    "Hey out there in Kickstarter Land!
    So it has been almost a month since we last reached out to you guys. It's an exciting time here: we premiere I AM BIG BIRD on Sunday night! There's been lots going on behind the scenes, including being accepted into a number of festivals throughout the country. Sadly, many of these festivals have not announced their lineups publicly, so we can't tell you where they'll be. However, we can announce that I AM BIG BIRD will be a part of the Los Angeles Film Festival! You can see a complete listing of our public festival dates and times below. But let's deal with some business first.
    WHEN WILL I GET MY DVD/DOWNLOAD/REWARD?
    Great question. We spoke with our sales agent yesterday and they broke the bad news to us: until we have a distributor lined up, we can't distribute copies of the film. If we do, it jeopardizes the film's release. This knowledge is something we learned the hard way and we deeply apologize for over-promising. That said, rest assured that you will be the first people to receive copies of the film. Though our original estimate for the delivery of the film was off considerably, pledging to our Kickstarter campaign is still--without question--the fastest way to get your own copy of the film.
    Other rewards are dependent on some original art from Caroll, which we're expecting to get next week. Once those designs are incorporated into the various rewards (t-shirts, swag bags, etc), we'll be able to give you a better timeline of when they'll ship. If your reward includes a DVD or BluRay, it will all arrive in one shipment. As soon as we have more exact dates, we'll share them.
    VIDEO CHAT WITH CAROLL
    If you're one of our backers that pledged to participate in a group video chat with Caroll, you should have received a few emails about it. The chat will be this Sunday and you should have a link in your inbox to join it.
    REVIEWS
    We've gotten some early reviews and they're great. We thought you'd enjoy seeing some of the better ones:
    DORK SHELF (yep, that's the name)
    THE GLOBE AND MAIL
    THE TORONTO STAR
    FESTIVALS
    Finally, here's the most current information for all of our festival screenings:
    HOT DOCS
    DATE TIME VENUE
    Sun., April 27 6:00 PM Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
    Mon., April 28 11:00 AM Isabel Bader Theatre
    Wed., April 30 1:30 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
    Thu., May 1 1:30 PM TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
    Sun., May 4 4:00 PM Revue Cinema
    Caroll Spinney and filmmakers expected to attend all screenings except for May 4. Get tickets here (premiere is sold out)!
    MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL
    DATE TIME VENUE
    Sat., May 3 1:00 PM Montclair Kimberley Academy
    Caroll Spinney and filmmakers expected to attend. Get tickets here!
    LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL
    DATE TIME VENUE
    Sat., June 15 8:15 PM Grand Performances
    Caroll Spinney and filmmakers expected to attend. Free! No tickets necessary!
    If you can make it to one of these screenings, please come introduce yourself. We'd love to thank you in person!
    Keep your eye out for fun updates from the festival circuit! Questions? Concerns? Love and praise? Email us at info@copperpotpictures.com.
    Much love,
    The I AM BIG BIRD CREW"
     
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  20. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    So, does this mean that, if no distributor picks it up (and they give up on looking), there won't be a DVD release at all?

    Though I think it was said that a number of distributors had expressed interest before they started filming. Don't know if that would change after the film has completed (limiting any changes the distributor could demand).
     


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