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A film about the power of music and the social worker who uses it to “awaken” patients with dementia and Alzheimer's.
653 backers pledged $51,620 to help bring this project to life.

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Happy New Year!

Posted by Michael Rossato-Bennett (Creator)

Dear Kickstarter friends and family,

Thank you so much for your help this year- we are nearing the finish line, and we can not wait to see all of you at our big premier party!  

I just wanted to share this magnificent illustrated talk- a beautiful view of aging from one of my favorite guys- Maurice Sendak


Michael Rossato-Bennett

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Sneak Preview

Posted by Michael Rossato-Bennett (Creator)

Hello Friends, 

We're still working away, but getting closer and closer to completing the film.  We're especially close to completing one of our major milestones for this project — the opening sequence design — and wanted to share the news!

eyeballnyc ( is designing this, and they are doing some really wonderful things.  Here's a sneak preview!

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To all of our gracious and wonderful kickstarter backers

Posted by Michael Rossato-Bennett (Creator)


We are still high from the level of support you've given us. Further, we are working night and day to achieve completion on the film! We couldn't have done it without you and have gifts for you coming very soon. We'll start sending surveys by the end of the week, but if you have any other questions, feel free to drop us a line.

Loads of appreciation, 

The Alive Inside Team

Now, back to work on the film!

Posted by Michael Rossato-Bennett (Creator)

Dear Alive Inside friends,

We're so overjoyed that you are part of our family now!  Soon, Alive Inside will go out to the world and out to you!

With just hours left, it fills us with gratitude that people are still contributing. Thanks to all of you still spreading the word!

We will be contacting you soon about your rewards.  You can contact us, and join the movement at! Together, we will make the dream come true.

We must admit, there were a few nail biting moments in the campaign, but in the end you came through so beautifully. We are so grateful to each and every one of you. We will not let you down.  We will inspire the world, and together bring the music back!


Michael and the Alive Inside Team

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Thank YOU!

Posted by Michael Rossato-Bennett (Creator)

Wow, we're so overwhelmed over here. Three whole days left, and we've crossed our first hurdle.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

We can press on with new strength because you've made it clear, in a very real way, that you support our film, and you support the change that the Music & Memory project will bring.

But this isn't over. Anything over our goal will only go towards making the film even better, and to help us bring it to even more theaters near you.

We are so grateful for all the new friends we've made, and we cannot wait to show you this film! Let's keep going, and send the world a message that we won't ever let the music stop.


The Alive Inside Team

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