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Black comedy movie from Syria 2013. While the director was shot dead we want to continue with your help!

Syria, VA Narrative Film
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Syria Inside is a black comedy movie - assembling the most tragic stories and the most funny creative productions from Syrian activists and artists out of the revolution of a people against a dictator.

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Presented in a new technology "Syrian 3D" and with the typical unique Syrian black humour. You will get an insight to what humans are able to do - both good and bad - that let you see yourself in a different light.

(Malas Twins, our new main actors)

The producers Tamer AlAwam (Syria) and Jan Heilig (Germany) from filmbit filmproduction agreed 2011 to collaborate in a production full of unbelievable hilarious situations and stories from this blackbox: Syria!


In August 2012 Tamer was shot in Alleppo /Syria in the middle of the production. The Syrian webshow-producer Samer Bashas of the FreedomWoBas-Webshow and the German producer decided to finish the project and joined with Sherry Alhayek from Chicago to make this happen. Syrien-European Musicians from Paris and the U.S. came on board. Finally a Syrian comedy webshow duo, the Malas Twins, famous already in the Arab world thanks to facebook, signed to be the main actors and presenters. The show will go on....

(Tamer Alawam shortly before his death)

But the decease of Tamer and the reorganisation of the project brought our ressources to their limit - that's why we ask for your support to help us finish it - still animations are to be payed and replacement film shots to be done. We were targeting the presentation of this film at the Montreal film festival in September 2013, but the challenge is hard, as the deadline is 2 weeks after the end of this Kickstarter campaign. Help us to make it happen.

Risks and challenges

Biggest risk is that some of our main coproducers - like 2d animators, citizen journalists and other creative members inside Syria - still are in life danger.

In between some of them have become refugees in Europe - this is a good example where our money was placed: Buying tickets for our crew members. At the moment we fight to get Visas for our production assistant Firas - he survived four times in torture prison, and now is more or less save in Turkey - but shall come to Berlin soon....What makes us overcome these obstacles: We are behind this with all our heart and our soul.

The film project is driven by several professionals as well as by myself. Having said this we are sure to finish the editing process after we successfully funded the gap that Tamer's death has opened in our budget. Most cost intensive are some of the hand drawn animations and visual effects we need for the story.

The remaining challenges are small compared to those our crew members were facing during the shooting. The film will be presented in Montreal at the international film festival and even if the commitee over there will reject it, our partners in Germany and in the Middle East are well established media companies to bring this film into cinemas all over the world and to TV broadcasters. So there is no risk neither of completition nor broadcasting.

We can make it happen!

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  • Yes you can. Amazon Payments does only accept Credit Cards. We figured out two ways for you to get it done without having one. Simple, isn't it?

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    1) Ask a friend to do it with his Credit Card for you.

    2) Send the money you want to pledge to our account in U.K. or in Germany. This is a Neteller-Account that allows us to generate a Virtual One-Time-To-Use credit card number, working with Amazon Payments without a problem. We guarantee to pay back the amount if the project doesn't reach it's funding goal. Details how to do this are in the Update No 2. - and you just need to contact our German Coproducer jan.heilig@filmbit.de - responsible for the financial part of this project. He will send you every detail as well.

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    An email with the “Chicken Joke”, one of the best jokes that will appear in the film.

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    The original Clip of the “chicken” Joke as soon as it has been edited online for you.

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    The online pdf of our film book - called "SYRIA INSIDE - a black humour guide to understand Syria” - illustrated with 50 pics from our film.

    & The original clip of the "chicken" Joke as soon as it has been edited online for you.

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    HD download of the film.

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    The DVD as “producer’s copy” (in 12x12 carton) before cinema start.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Limited edition of the "Syria 3D glasses" - as they appear in our film. They work in any 3D theatre but with the original SYRIA INSIDE button on it, handmade by our filmcrew.

    & as well the HD-Download of the film

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    The DVD, signed by the main actors as “producer’s copy” (in 12x12 carton) before cinema start // & Credit in the film titles as Supporter // & as well the HD-Download of the film

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    VIP press screening guarantee ticket in NY in September (20 places only)

    & as well the HD-Download of the film
    & credit in the film title as supporter

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    5 Pictures of Tamer Al-Awam (who died in Syria while filming) signed by the actors (Malas Twins) “in memory of Tamer”

    & as well the HD-Download of the film
    & credit in the film title as supporter

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    Visit of main actors, the Malas Twins, to your event or screening in your institution - talking about the film and the Syrian Revolution in September 2013 or any date later to this (traveling not included).

    & as well the HD-Download of the film

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    DSLR Camera 600D used by our first director Tamer Al-Awam who got killed in Syria while filming for this project. With this camera his last moments were recorded.

    & as well the HD-Download of the film
    & two VIP press screening guarantee ticket in NY in September 2013
    & Associate producer title in the film titles.

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Funding period

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