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A short film about the tug of war between taking care of others and yourself.

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As with any project, we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. If an actor or principle crew member is sick and we cannot find an appropriate replacement, we most likely will have to postpone and reschedule the shoot. I'm open to the weather's contribution - even if it rains. But extremes risk the safety of our equipment, team, and the quality of our recording. Consequently, we'll postpone and reschedule the shoot.

Additionally, we are the mercy of technology. We'll check our hard drives on a daily basis. In the worst case scenario, if a scene goes missing, we'll try our best to squeeze in a reshoot during one of the following production days. If this is not an option and if the story makes no sense without it, I'll invest in the necessary funds to schedule a separate day for a reshoot.

A film's beast and beauty is the amount of layers it's made of. Especially during post-production. Finding the right sound/picture editors, colorists, musicians etc. takes a lot of time and money. In the worst case, it'll take me longer than I have suggested to get the film done.

Challenges may postpone the shoot and the finalization of the film. But they won't defeat it. As said, I will invest every grain in me to make this project stand strong.

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    ♥ THANK YOU + DIGITAL POSTER ♥ #1. Within a week of your donation, you receive a "thank you" on the official website's backer-page. (www.mothershortfilm.com) and #2. Once it's ready, you receive the film's digital poster. (Not the print.)

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    ♥ PERSONAL EMAIL + FILM CREDIT + PREVIEWS ♥ In addition to the rewards listed above, #7. Within a week of your donation, you receive a personal "thank you" email from me. #8. Once the film is complete, your name will be in the credits! #9. You see the trailer before its official release, #10. You see the film before the premiere! (Both #9 and #10 are provided as a HD non-downloadable/private link. Available as downloads after film's festival circuit.)

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    ♥ LETTER + SPECIAL EDITION DVD ♥ In addition to the rewards listed above, #11. Once the film is complete, you receive a personal handwritten "thank you" letter from me inside the casing of the #12. SPECIAL EDITION DVD (including artwork and slip) with the film and special features: teaser(s)/trailer(s), deleted scenes, recording of the first public reading & discussion, and the previous collaboration between Pepe Avila del Pino as Director of Photography and myself as the co-leading actor in Jessica Sue Burstein's CHICKEN (Best Short Film Cape Fear Independent Film Festival and recipient of the Independent Women's Independent Film Festival's Merit Award. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/48894659) ★ Free shipping in my home country, Austria, and US. ★

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    ♥ THANK YOU VIDEO + PREMIERE, Q & A, AFTER PARTY ♥ In addition to the above rewards, #15. After filming wraps in September, you receive a "thank you" video (provided as a link) from me, in which I'll also share some visual insight on the experience you've made possible. #16. Two tickets (bring a friend, family member, or beloved) to the private premiere in New York or my home town, Vienna, followed by a Q & A with the cast and crew, and after party including live music, free snacks, and super cheap food and drinks. (NOTE: Airfare/Travel not included. Q & A in Vienna held with director in person and video interviews of cast and crew.)

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    ♥ SKYPE VIDEO CALL + TAILORED SCRIPT w/ PHOTO ALBUM ♥ In addition to the rewards listed above, #17. Within a week of your donation, you receive a Skype video call from Nicola (Producer) and me. #18. A bound and signed hardcopy of the script dedicated to you (on the title page it'll say "for [YOUR NAME HERE]" in whatever font and color you desire) and each page is accompanied by an illustrative interpretation from the storyboard designed by Shane Velazquez, behind-the-scenes production stills as well as frames from the final cut to give you detailed step-by-step insight on how each page was translated into film. #19. Your DVD is uniquely addressed to you: "MOTHER - a short film by Franz Maria Quitt, for [YOUR NAME HERE] (again, you determine the font and color). ★ Free shipping in my home country, Austria, and US. ★

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    ♥ MUSEUM QUALITY POSTER + FAMILY VIP PASS ♥ In addition to the rewards listed above, #20. When it's ready, you receive the film's official poster dedicated to you and only you (on the front of the poster it'll say for [YOUR NAME HERE] in whatever color you prefer, and the back IS your special "thank you" letter). #21. Instead of two, you receive four VIP tickets (for you and your family or closest friends) to the premiere in New York or Vienna (including priority seating, free drinks and food.) (NOTE: Airfare/Travel not included.)

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    ♥ ON SET TOUR ♥ In addition to the rewards listed above, #22. In September, meet me and the rest of the team in person - eat with us and watch us bring the film to life during one of the production days. Food will be provided by my mother who cooks healthy, delicious and unique meals. ♥FOR BACKERS NOT IN NEW YORK: You receive a password to the private Tumblr page, where you'll have exclusive access to behind-the-scene visuals of the six production days in September (almost in real time.) AND when you receive your DVD you get an additional DVD with the full behind-the-scenes documentary (video+pictures) journaling the six production days with my commentary.♥

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    ♥ FINAL READING & PRODUCTION DISCUSSION + FEATURED EXTRA ♥ In addition to the rewards listed above, #23. In mid-late August, meet the cast and crew at the final reading and production discussion before we head to set. #24. BE IN THE FILM as a featured extra in one of two pivotal scenes! (Note: Travel to set included for New York locals only.)

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    ♥ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ♥ In addition to the above listed rewards, YOU ARE ONE OF THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS OF MOTHER: #25. Within a week of your donation, an entire Executive Producer page will be made for you on the official website (including your picture, bio, and the thank you video dedicated to you. You choose the color and font of your page.) and you become an admin on the MOTHER Facebook-page. #26. Your name will appear at the beginning and end of the film, at the end of every trailer/teaser, and your name will be mentioned at the end of the MOTHER - Audio Book. #27. IMDB credit as Executive Producer (www.imdb.com.) #28. Your name as Executive Producer on the official poster and DVD cover. #29. You are one of the honorary guests at the premiere in New York or/and Vienna. #30. Last but not least, as a thank you, before the private premiere, join Nicola, me and your fellow Executive Producers for dinner at Chef Matteo's Under the Table, Brooklyn (http://www.uttbk.com/#!about/c5cy) - "Each dinner is curated to bring together a unique group of open minds and a shared love for beautiful, seasonal food. Our Brooklyn dining room, designed by Nicole Baum, is our backdrop for the intimate, casual 5-course meal." OR: Have the dinner in Vienna, Austria, where my mother and I (director) will treat you to a 5-course meal in a peaceful and traditional environment - my home. (Note: Airfare/Travel not included.)

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