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.
August 19th , 2017
Andrew Summits Grand Teton.
Pre-Production: Finalized storyboarding, scripting, song writing, costume creation
Production Period: Filming/Animating
Post-Production: Editing, Color Grading, Sound Mix
*Note that all backers will receive a digital download of the movie.
*Note that the actual T-shirt will have a men's and women's cut and vary to a slight degree.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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