WE WILL DO THIS IF...
Soccermen and Soccerwomen,
We have 14 days left to do this. 2 weeks, baby - $9000 and I have great news.
I got the calculator out and found a legitimate and realistic solution. If everyone who gave $100 or less doubles their pledge - WE WILL DO THIS. Case closed. We have generated a tremendous amount of momentum over the last 6 weeks. Please do not let this groundswell go to waste. It would be a titanic tragedy if we came this far only to fall short at the final hurdle.
Kickstarter doesn't care if you are $1 short. If we do not cross $35000 - this entire journey, all the articles, the coverage, the TV interviews, the 735 tweets, the 848 Likes, the celebrity endorsements, the unspeakable amount of man hours, it will all be for nothing!
We have raised just short of $26,000. TOGETHER. That is incredible. 244 passionate football fans so far have come together for no other reason but they love this game and were inspired by this story. Football, soccer WHATEVER you want to call it - we are all fans of this mesmerisingly beautiful game which brings people of ALL cultures together in a way that nothing else can or will ever be capable of doing. From Manchester to Micronesia - this is a truly special sport.
Micronesia are on the cusp of FIFA membership, as I said in a previous post they submitted their paperwork last week and it is being officially reviewed. When I think back to how we started this project - with a rain soaked kick-about with a bunch of curious Pohnpeians to now within touching distance of a possible million dollar investment from the world's governing body of soccer, it brings tears to my eyes. Once you are admitted to FIFA, you get a developmental grant which will change football on Pohnpei forever.
In the proposal, our tour of Guam and indeed our win were cited as proof that Micronesia is serious about soccer and wants to be recognized by the global soccer community. I am now officially re-starting production to capture this moment and will include Fifa's decision in the final film. What an incredible ending to this film this will be. Whether we get accepted or not, this is the beginning of something special in the Pacific.
If you double your pledge, people, not only will you ensure this movie gets made, you will ensure this story gets told. Yes a % of the films profits will go back to the team but the power of the message of this story is worth infinitely more. Doubling your pledge will be proof that you CANNOT KEEP AN UNDERDOG DOWN FOREVER and the proof will be at a cinema or TV screen near you.
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A Thank You tweet and your name on our donor wall at www.thesoccermen.comEstimated delivery:
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A Thank You tweet and your name on our donor wall at www.thesoccermen.com PLUS: A POHNPEI SOCCER BUMPER STICKER!Estimated delivery:
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A Thank You tweet, your name on www.thesoccermen.com, a Pohnpei Soccer bumper sticker PLUS: A DVD OF THE MOVIE!Estimated delivery:
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A Thank You tweet, your name and photo on www.thesoccermen.com, a Pohnpei Soccer bumper sticker, a dvd of the movie PLUS A PERSONAL PHONE CALL FROM THE PRODUCERS AND A SPECIAL THANKS CREDIT IN THE MOVIE!Estimated delivery:
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A Thank You tweet, your name and photo on www.thesoccermen.com, a Pohnpei Soccer bumper sticker, a Thank You call from Producers, a dvd of the movie, a special thanks credit in the movie PLUS SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK, UP POHNPEI, WRITTEN BY PAUL WATSON AND PUBLISHED BY PROFILE BOOKS!!Estimated delivery:
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A Thank You tweet, your name and photo on our donor wall at www.thesoccermen.com, a Pohnpei Soccer bumper sticker, thank you call from Producers, a dvd of the movie, a special thanks credit in the movie, a signed copy of Up Pohnpei signed by Paul PLUS AN EMBED-ABLE THANK YOU VIDEO FROM THE PRODUCERS.Estimated delivery:
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All the above PLUS A PERSONALIZED TRAINING JERSEY WORN BY THE POHNPEI TEAM (and washed of course...a few times!)Estimated delivery:
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All the above PLUS AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT in the movie!!Estimated delivery:
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All the above. PLUS: either the producer will play for your football team (depending on location) or you'll receive a match ball from the Pohnpei Premier League signed by the Pohnpei Team. You'll also be treated to a personal LA screening (travel not included) of the film before it's released with Producer, Matt Conrad and Pohnpei Captain Dilshan Senarathgoda.Estimated delivery:
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If you pledge $5000, you can have all the above swag and both Paul and I will personally cry tears of uncontrollable gratitude until you tell us to stop. You'll also get a CO-PRODUCER credit.Estimated delivery:
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