Well we haven’t heard too much about the Bronycon Documentary, which had a preview screening this past weekend at Equestria LA. Despite grumblings about the general price of admissions ($100 a pop) the crew did hand out comment cards and listen to the public so they can help clean up any rough areas. They just posted a new update on their kickstarter page revealing that the name shall change from “Bronycon: The Documentary” to “Bronies – The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony“. Here is some copy pasta from the page:
We’ve have a number of updates for you today.
First up, the official name of the documentary has become:
The extremely unexpected adult fans of My Little Pony
Since the film includes three big conventions and is aimed and both Bronies and the general public, we wanted to use a name that would be more inclusive of the fandom as a whole.
Second, as you may have heard the pre-release screening at EQLA went well. The audience reacted positively. We collected comment cards from the audience members and we are in the process of compiling them into notes that can be used to make the film even better. At this point the film is about 80% done – so we need to make it 20% cooler!
Just a few of the things we are working on are:
- Replacing some of the footage with better shots
- Making some storylines more clear
- Building a more solid ending
- Finalizing maps & graphics
- Finalizing original animations
- Picking fan art to include as the background for green screen shoots
- Picking fan music to include
- Composing and recording original music
- Online and color correction
- Audio mix
We were encouraged to hear that the film inspired many who saw it. In particular a number of people said they were excited to show it to friends and family who do not understand their love for the show. After the screening the father of a teen came to me to say he had driven his son seven hours to the convention and spent the weekend there but still didn’t really get why his son was a Brony until he watched the film. He said the film helped him completely understand and want to support his son even more.
I know you are all excited to see the film. We’re at a point where we could just quickly push it out and be done, but we want to make sure we’re doing all we can to give you the best film we can. Instead of guessing, I’ll be posting an updated release schedule after we take a few weeks to finish the editing. In the next few weeks we’ll see if we can put together a trailer or other clip(s) to give you a sneak peak.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mike & the team