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The Brick People tells the story of the Mexican immigrants who lived and worked at the brickyard in Simons, CA in the early 1900's.
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We're almost there - in just ONE HOUR our project will fund! Thank you to all of our supporters. We still need to build our Brick community as big as possible. We need more backers at any sponsorship level.

This is your last chance to contribute

The more money we raise, the more we can do with the film. And the more backers we have overall, the louder our voice will be in the online and real-world communities as we work to finish the film and work to get it distributed. 

If you're visiting this page for the first time,pleaseconsider making a donation. Anything will help. $10, $5, even $1 can go a long way to helping us do something else really cool during post production.

Thanks again, and be sure to spread the word about The Brick People.

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The Brick People is a documentary that chronicles the story and legacy of the Mexican immigrants who came to work at Simons Brickyard #3 in Los Angeles during the early part of the 20th century. The bricks they made helped to build Los Angeles, rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and were shipped to countless other locations all over the world.

Our goal is to produce a polished short-form version that we'll take to festivals to help generate interest in and support for the production of a feature-length version.

The money we raise will be used to pay for music and image licenses, sound mixing, and all of the other little expenses that come along with finishing a film.

If you're not familiar with how Kickstarter works, please check out the link to the FAQ at the top of this page - there's a ton of clear, easy to understand information there.

The most important thing to remember, though, is that if we fall even one dollar short of our goal, we get NOTHING. Truly, every single dollar helps and will be endlessly appreciated.

Over-funding is allowed, too, so even if you see that we've made our goal of $5,555, you can still contribute. The more money we have, the more we can do to make this a truly great film.

And now for some fun stuff... If you choose the PHOTO BUFF PACKAGE, these are the three images that you'll be able to choose from for your 10"x16" print...

Thank you so much for your participation in this project and be sure to check us out at www.facebook.com/TheBrickPeople.

Best,

The Brick People Crew

Mike Kirsch - Director/Editor

Alessandra Morales-Gunz - Writer

Alejandro Morales - Producer 

Art Kirsch - Producer

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    FIRST IN LINE PACKAGE. Priority registration for the official public premiere of the short version of The Brick People. (Your participation at this level will ensure that you receive an invitation to register for the screening before any announcements are made to the general public. Seats will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.)

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    BOOK COVER PACKAGE. Limited edition book cover from the spanish translation of The Brick People. Signed on the back by the four key members of the Documentary production team. Suitable for framing. These were provided by the publisher, so we only have 30 of these covers. Also includes the reward from the FIRST IN LINE PACKAGE.

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    21ST CENTURY PACKAGE. Digital download of mobile version of finished short, plus the reward from the FIRST IN LINE PACKAGE.

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    I HELPED MAKE THAT MOVIE! PACKAGE. When we're close to being done with editing, we're going to need some opinions, and at this level you'll get to participate in the final round of feedback. After watching the rough cut online, you'll be invited to participate in a secure online survey where you can let us know what you like and what you think we might be able to do better. For your participation, you'll receive a "Contributor" credit in the end credits of the finished short. Also includes all rewards of the 21st CENTURY PACKAGE.

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    AVID READER PACKAGE. Copy of "The Brick People" book signed by the author. Investor can choose from either English or Spanish version. Also includes all rewards of the I HELPED MAKE THAT MOVIE! PACKAGE.

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    PHOTO BUFF PACKAGE. 10"x16" print of one of three historical photos from the heyday of the Simons brickyard. You pick which of the three prints you would like. Suitable for framing. Also includes all rewards of the AVID READER PACKAGE.

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    VIP PACKAGE. 2 VIP tickets to the public premiere of The Brick People short. You'll have a reserved seat waiting for you and you'll look really cool when you're sitting in the VIP section. Also includes all rewards of the PHOTO BUFF PACKAGE.

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    SUPER VIP PACKAGE. 4 VIP tickets to the public premiere of TBP short and all rewards of the PHOTO BUFF package.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE. "Associate Producer" credit on the finished short. Also includes 4 VIP tickets to the public premiere of The Brick People short and all rewards of the PHOTO BUFF PACKAGE.

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