Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 21, 2012.

Update #15

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Howdy amazing people!

It feels likes it been so long since we've spoken!

I wanted to update you on the status of packages! Because I oh so badly want to send you mail. We are just waiting on a contract for some graphic design/illustration before we can print the stickers. It should all happen next week which means mail soon!

Greg and I are both going on separate adventures next week -- he will be in DC working with a group of 41 students on an Alternative Spring Break trip to help the homeless and the hungry. I will be in Alamosa, visiting family and shooting a music video. I think we will both come home feeling incredibly fulfilled.

BUT! BIG NEWS! American Bear: An Adventure in the Kindness of Strangers as been selected as a potential fundee for the American Documentary Pitch Competition in Palm Springs, California! We are incredibly excited to head out there in about three weeks and give it our best shot! We can't wait to tell people all about our film. (Its also our three year anniversary!)

And lastly, we wanted to share with you our next episode of BEAR Bones -- in which Amy Pinkham discusses facial hair. Basically, people who have it can't be trusted. Except Santa Claus. and Greg. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8-Om_5RWAY

I hope you are all doing so well. Its snowing in Syracuse right now -- big large flakes of real snow. And I love it!!

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    American Bear Cub! --- Spread the word about the documentary and our fundraising efforts. We love the idea of strangers helping fund a project about kindness from strangers. Take screenshots of your facebook efforts, (b)cc us on emails, tag us in posts or tweets and let us know at beardocumentary@gmail.com. You will be credited as an American Bear Cub in the credits of the film!

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    Your name in the Digital Donors section of our credits and an American Bear Logo sticker! (applies to all donations except those that list different credit incentives) If you want two credits or a snazzier title share this link with friends and become an American Bear Cub!

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    American Bear Logo sticker (the bear driving an imaginary car) and a heartfelt and neatly scrawled American Bear Thank You card with illustration by Katrina Kopeloff (http://katrinakopeloff.com/americanbear_card.html).

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    Sticker, Thank You card, and a copy of Sarah and Greg’s unofficial Road Trip Mix dedicated to a stage of our journey (choose from: It Begins, The First Bear, Miles of Desert, Greg Cuts His Beard and After the Crash).

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    Sticker, Thank You card, Road Trip Mix and a signed DVD copy of the film once it's completed.

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    Sticker, Thank You card, a DVD copy of the film, PLUS an album of your choice purchased from band Breathe Owl Breathe (www.breatheowlbreathe.com) whose music will be used in the documentary.

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    Sticker, Thank You card, DVD copy of the film PLUS Sarah will hand draw you a personalized map of the American Bear route complete with notes on adventures, and Greg will print you two glossy prints from our photo archives (as large as 8’’-12’’ as small as 3’’-4.5’’). (10 available)

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    Sticker, Thank You card, DVD copy of the film, PLUS a hand printed card from Chris and Michelle at Minka (http://www.minkahome.com/collections/stationery) who hosted us on our test shoot, a glossy photo print of your choice, and we’ll send you postcards from every state on our next road trip... wherever that may lead!

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    Sticker, Thank You card, DVD copy of the film, PLUS postcards from our next trip, and a framed poem written by host Amber in Oklahoma about the themes of the film. (5 available)

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    Sticker, Thank You card, DVD copy of the film, PLUS a pie baked and mailed from Yumis bakery in Iowa -- the place where Sarah had her favorite pie in the WHOLE country from the owners who helped us find a home for the night. (5 available)

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    All the stickers you want, Thank You card, DVD copy of the film, PLUS a Pay It Forward Party hosted in your name. (ie the Betsy Jensen Helps Pay It Forward Party) and host Wade from Idaho will carve you a whistle from a branch similar to the one he carved for us to bid us farewell. (4 available)

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    All the stickers you want, Thank You card, DVD copy of the film, PLUS a Producer Credit on the film. Also comes with a free reiki session from host Joe in New York who took care of us on the first night of our journey. AND we'll host YOU in our Syracuse apartment, complete with dinner, stories, and just about whatever you want before your drive to visit Joe (www.dreamweaverenergyworks.com).

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