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A feature length movie to be distributed among the Down syndrome community, focusing on food and exercise while having fun outdoors.
428 backers pledged $60,069 to help bring this project to life.

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Stretch Goal = $60,000

Here are three reasons to add a stretch goal to our project:

1. We will use the money for promotion of the final movie, the more eyes the more impact.

2. We can create a higher quality movie, the original goal was based on a minimal budget.

3. You can still get in on the rewards and be a part of the movie. I'm sure some of you were waiting until the last minute, there's still time to be a part of the team!

Andrew Harris, aka Bob Hammer, is a 32-year old gentleman, brother, uncle, friend, son, runner, general goofball and mountain climber. He also has Down syndrome. Bob loves movies and popular culture. In an ideal world, our culture would promote wellness, fitness, being outside and living a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, the messages from advertising and the media rarely focus on the things that make up a happy healthy life like good food and activity. Bob is susceptible to these messages, especially the ones about unhealthy food, and we want to reinforce the things in his life that allow him to feel good and continue to do the activities he loves. Through this project, we want to reach out to people with Down syndrome, their families, friends and communities and show that people with Down syndrome are not only immensely capable physically and mentally, they deserve some media attention that speaks directly to them and encourages them to choose the good stuff in life. 

The structure of this movie is modeled after a children’s education show using song, dance, costumes and fun to captivate the audience and spread information about some of Bob’s favorite activities, healthy food choices and the other key components of a healthy lifestyle. 

This project focuses on solutions instead of problems and shows them in a familiar and entertaining way. Ducky Goes Up will showcase Bob’s 2017 summit of the Grand Teton as an example of what is possible if you focus on health, fitness, good food and fun. It will also feature costumes designed by performance artist Michelle Lassaline and captivating songs reinforcing healthy choices. The idea is to create a highly motivating, incredibly silly, and engaging movie. This movie is a project for Bob, one that he would love to watch, and one that shows just how much we love him too.

To educate and entertain viewers with Down syndrome and their communities about the relationship between being outside, healthy food, fun and fitness and a healthy and happy life. This is a movie for Bob and his friends with Down syndrome.

A full-length movie freely distributed to the Down syndrome community.

Outside Magazine Article

Climbing Magazine Article

August 19th , 2017

Andrew Summits Grand Teton.

 October, 2018

Crowdfunding Campaign

 December-January, 2018

Pre-Production: Finalized storyboarding, scripting, song writing, costume creation

 February-June, 2019

Production Period: Filming/Animating

June-July, 2019

 Post-Production: Editing, Color Grading, Sound Mix

August, 2019

Project Rollout

 *Note that all backers will receive a digital download of the movie. 

 **All artwork by Michelle Lassaline & all photos by Julie Ellison.

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Houseplant Creative, Max Hammer and Gray Thompson

Houseplant is a production company based in Reno, Nevada, focusing on bringing stories from outside into your home. This two-man team has worked with numerous collaborators and companies, including Patagonia, Arcade Belts, K2, Holden, and High Fives Foundation, in addition to their longer-format passion projects. 

Previous Work:

 The Last Hill...until the next one

The Swiss Knife

Off and On

Risks and challenges

The biggest risk is that we have not made a movie with this type of structure and format. That said, we were't sure we could climb the Grand Teton either, but we had to try. We will approach the movie the same way as the climb, by surrounding ourselves with the right people, developing a detailed plan, working towards a scheduled goal with incremental steps, and having fun.

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    Little goes a long Ways

    Consider this buying Bob a tall Americano. He loves coffee!

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    Postcard

    We'll send ya a signed postcard by Bob for your donation! Please choose a print option from the Rewards Gallery and note it in your order.

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    International Backer

    We love you from across the world, however, shipping rewards internationally does not make economic sense. Please accept a postcard print signed by Bob as the only international reward option, and know that we value your contribution of any amount!

    If you are an international backer and would like to donate over $1000, you will receive all the same rewards as those in USA.

    Please choose a print option from the Rewards Gallery and note it in your order.

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    Pick your Print

    Choose a photo or illustration from our gallery, and we'll send you a 8.5x11" print signed by Bob.

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    Cookbook

    Did you know Bob's sister, Amy, is a passionate and outstanding cook? Check this cookbook of Bob's favorite meals written by Amy and illustrated by Michelle Lassaline. Bob has some food sensitivies, so find plenty of gluten-free and dairy free recipes.

    For more of Amy's recipes visit mountainskillet.com

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    Fan Pack

    Join Bob's Fan Club! Please accept the signed postcard, a 8.5x11" print, and the cookbook as a token of appreciation.

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    Grant's Teton

    "I climbed Grant's Teton with Bob Hammer" t-shirt. Though some know it as the Grand Teton, Bob refers to it as Grant's Teton. This contribution is equal to the summit height above sea level, 13,776 ft.

    Please mention your size (men's large, women's medium, etc.) in the order notes.

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    Ultimate Fan Pack

    Not a fanny pack, though that would be cool. You'll get the signed postcard, a 8.5x11" print, the cookbook, and the t-shirt for being Bob's ultimate fan. Did we mention he is your fan too?

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    Original Print from Michelle Lassaline

    You've seen Bob immortalized in Michelle Lassaline's depictions, for this amount Michelle will make a custom depiction of you, your family, Bob, or anyone you can think of in spirit animal form.

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    Producer

    Producer Status. You have made the credits of the movie! Also, please accept the Ultimate Fan Pack.

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    Come Climb with Bob

    If you can make travel accommodations to Reno, NV, we will take you climbing with Bob. Bob prefers exposed slab climbing, but we will find something suitable for everyone!

    You will also be credited as a producer in the film and receive the Ultimate Fan Pack.

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    Executive Producer

    You are a champion among champions. Because of that, your name will be featured in the titles, credits, and supplemental materials including show bills.

    Does your business want to support our cause? What a great way to get your name on the screen in a positive manner!

    You'll also be inducted into Bob's fan club with The Ultimate Fan Pack.

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