An inspirational documentary about recovering from the effects of concussions. Survivors share their experience, strength and hope.
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Reclaiming Your Life is an inspirational documentary that puts a human face on the survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury. Peggy and many others you will meet in this film are living proof, even though, after a brain injury a person’s life is changed forever, there is hope, recovery and it is possible to regain a full and meaningful life. Peggy and our other Characters refuses to give up or submit to the prognosis of a limited life. Instead, they demonstrate the power of keeping your body active and the mind positive, proving that sometimes the best cure is living life to its fullest. Our survivors say: “that the best healing technique is exercising the brain. If you love life, and have a life that you love, you’ll fight for it.” We look forward to bringing you this inspirational story, RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE. Thank you for your support.
WHY DONATE? For anyone of the millions who has suffered a severe concussion or has a family member or friend, who has suffered a brain injury this is for you. You will make this project happen. We want to make a difference in the lives of those suffering with the long term effects of brain injury, family members, and caretakers. Beyond traumatic brain injury, anyone facing a life altering illness can find inspiration in RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE. For all of the filmmakers involved, it is a personal story, Traumatic Brain Injury is part of our lives. The people you will meet in Reclaiming Your Life are the perfect example of regular people facing enormous challenges and we want to show how they do it. Together with their families and community, Weaved amongst this narrative is an intimate portrait of the every day battle against TBI, the cognative therapy, exercise routine, medications, treatments, and the community love that makes it all possible and worthwhile.
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HOW WE PLAN TO USE THESE FUNDS:
1. Film professional athletes and military veterans who have suffered concussions.
2. Travel to various cities to film very important research studies.
3. Interview health care professionals and providers about awareness and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury.
4. Interview leading Neurophysiologist in Colorado and other states.
5. Travel to states such as New York, Connecticut and California to film doctors and researchers that are working on research and improving lives of head injury survivors.
6. Filming in Colorado this May & June to follow day to day activities of head injury survivors.
7. Many more interviews with experts, spokespersons, and patients in recovery.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T REACH OUR GOAL?
This is the scary part. We won't receive any of the funds, WE LOSE IT ALL! Even if we are a dollar short by the end of our deadline EVERYTHING WILL BE REFUNDED and no rewards can be given! PLEASE help us prevent this from happening!
This project couldn’t happen without contributions from you and it makes a huge difference. And to show this appreciation we have lined up some great gifts that we would like to give in return.
For every thousand dollars donated we will supply ten copies of RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE to the library of your choice. The film credits at the beginning of the film will thank you for your generous gift.
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Our current rewards lineup includes: A DVD of RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE, hats and t-shirts, a two night getaway at the Hotel Boulderado and Spa just off the Pearl Street Mall in beautiful Boulder, Colorado to be our very special guests at the Premiere of RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE. As we’re based in the Denver/Boulder area, we want to stop by, have dinner, and thank you in person for making a difference.
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HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS
Kickstarter is a tool for anyone in the creative world to gather the help and support needed for their projects. Kickstarter’s platform allows filmmakers like us to share our project with the unlimited Internet community. We create a profile, set a fundraising goal and a time frame to meet it, and offer the rewards/incentives.
WHAT DOES THIS MONEY GO TOWARDS?
A documentary film takes an enormous amount of resources, time and effort to create! All funds raised go directly towards making this film. And $15,000 is just a part of our budget, which will be used to film this documentary. We will travel across the country to interview doctors, athletes, veterans, students and others from every walk of life discovering other captivating and inspirational stories along the way. These funds will also help make and then get this film out to as wide an audience as possible.
CAN WE RAISE MORE THAN OUR GOAL?
YES! And YES! $15,000 is just A PART of our budget and Kickstarter allows you to raise as much money as is given before the deadline. This means more ability for us, the filmmakers, to travel and collect interviews, more time filming MTBI events and the chance for us to film special Brain Injury Support Groups and events, more assistance in getting us the equipment needed, editor, and sound designer, among others.
CAN I GIFT MY REWARD?
YES! You can also donate to the film in another person’s name. For every thousand dollars donated we will supply ten copies of RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE to the library of your choice and the film credits at the beginning will state the film is sponsored by or in memory of the named person. To do this, just proceed with the normal donation process in your name (this is for billing purposes and tax-deduction purposes). After our fundraising deadline, we will send you a message that will ask you for your t-shirt size, name of the person you want your donation to be in, address, and other important information. Please just make sure to reply and tell us who you would like to receive the award or be named for the donation.
WHEN WILL I GET MY REWARD?
We want to get you your reward a soon as possible. Once the project is funded and the deadline is over, you will begin to see the effects of your contribution. You will first see your name on our website listed on our supporters page. After funding is complete, we will contact you regarding T-shirt size and shipping address.
WHEN CAN I SEE THE FINISHED FILM?
We’re working on it! We have a lot of material gathered but there is still much more to do. There are many steps to go and we intend to take every one. There’s filming, editing, additional interviews, the music, and more! We hope this film will be out and the Premier will be by the end of 2011.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW MY T-SHIRT SIZE AND SHIPPING ADDRESS?
After you’ve donated, you’ll receive a message from the filmmakers. Please reply as soon as possible. In that message we’ll ask that you provide us with all relevant information such as your T-shirt size, address, etc.
I’VE MADE MY PLEDGE BUT WOULD LIKE TO ADD MORE?
This is a question we really like to answer. You can absolutely do this and we are all the more grateful for your generosity. If you want to change your incentive reward by increasing your pledge amount, just sign into your Kickstarter account. Go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button is now a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount and choose a new incentive.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO HELP?
After donating, the next most important thing you can do is announce our campaign to your friends. Share our trailer, link to our Kickstarter campaign and website on your Facebook profile and Twitter feed for all friends and family to see. We ask you in this time of giving to help support a story of inspiration that can give back to the community.
Promote this project to your friends and family, we're all in this together!
I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN EVEN BIGGER IMPACT!
We would be honored to have your support in such a large way. We are offering two Associate Producer credits at $25,000 each and two Executive Producer credits at $50,000 each. Your name would appear in our credits and on IMDB as such. Please note that these are honorary titles and do not engender any creative or business involvement/decision-making in regards to any part of RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE nor does the credit entitle any claim of ownership over RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE.
For more information please contact us at: Reclaimingmovie@aol.com , Subject Header: “Executive Producer” or “Associate Producer”.
HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
We’d love to hear from you! You can contact us directly at Reclaimingmovie@aol.com. We will get back to you as soon as possible. We promise!
Project location: Denver, CO
Project location: Boulder, CO
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PLEDGE $1000 OR MORE. For every $1000 pledged. We will place ten copies of RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE in libraries, distribute to the military, hospitals and educational facilities. You may request where you would like them distributed and we will do our very best to make sure they reach that destination. We will acknowledge your contribution at the beginning of your donated copies with an up to thirty second acknowledgement; "this film is being brought to you by a generous grant from Your Name or Company" with your by line, email and phone number, we can not place 'a call to action' since this film may be televised on PBS or other outlets. Of course you will receive a RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE hat, T-shirt and a DVD copy of RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE.
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PLEDGE $5000 OR MORE. For every $1000 pledged we will acknowledge your contribution at the beginning of the film and place ten copies of RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE in libraries, distribute to the military, hospitals and educational facilities. You may request where you would like them distributed and we will do our very best to make sure they reach that destination. Of course you will receive two RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE hats, T-shirts and a DVD of RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE. Plus the top contributor will be our guest at the premier of RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE and a weekend stay at the Hotel Boulerado as our guest. Airfare not included. Since we live in the Boulder/Denver area we would love to come by and have dinner and thank you personally for your generosity.
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