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Legendary LA street artist TEMPT ONE, paralyzed by ALS, gets his voice (and art) back through free open-source technology. Read more

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Legendary LA street artist TEMPT ONE, paralyzed by ALS, gets his voice (and art) back through free open-source technology.

About this project

Our purpose is to inspire people to see that when a singular individual teams up with a like-minded community, the once impossible becomes possible.

THE STORY

After being diagnosed with ALS and rendered almost completely paralyzed, legendary L.A. street artist Tony “Tempt One” Quan gets his voice back through free open-source technology that reads the movement of his eyes and enables him to create art and write once again.

THE FILM

Our intention was not to make a film; it was to help a paralyzed man draw again.  Then one day, through some prompting of friends, the process and journey began to be documented.  4 years later, and after countless awards, press and buzz, a film was created that has begun shifting people’s perspective on what they, as individuals, could change in this world. This film is about many things, but above all, the film is about hope and the power of human perseverance.

THE BUZZ

People are definitely talking… Here’s what they’re saying:

50 Best Inventions of 2010  - TIME MAGAZINE

2012 Audience Award  - SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

“Getting Up is about…inspired hope and perseverance… and highlights the power of open collaboration.”  – FAST COMPANY

“A moving...uplifting example of the power of the collective creative spirit.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Inspiring. Entertaining. Hopeful and heartwarming... a film that will make you smile and think positively about the future of one bedridden artist and of all mankind.”  – INDIWIRE.COM 

"Words grossly under-serve me in describing GETTING UP, a film about lives driven by images and creativity... It made me weep...  The inspiration, compassion and generosity demonstrated in this film will make an impression on even those with the most cynical view of humanity."  – SHEPARD FAIREY

PROJECT OUTCOME GOALS

The most common comment and request made by viewers after seeing the film is, “This film NEEDS to be seen by people.”  While a version of the film is complete, there are a few things that we need to do before a widespread release:

  • Additional footage: Breakthroughs have been made!  We have some new developments in the technology of the Eyewriter that we must share with the world (Code name: BrainWriter). Without this, the story would not be complete. This will entail additional shoot days at the hospital with TEMPT and a several follow-up interviews.

  • Post-production: We have post-production costs with the current version (color correction, sound) and with the additional footage, we will have editing, music, sound and additional work to integrate the movie.  In addition, we’ll need to add your names to the end roll!

  • Legal: In order for the film to have a wide release there are some legal issues that have arisen. We have some legal fees regarding "Fair Use Law" and logos that must be removed.

  • Graphic Design: Packaging, collectables, web elements and such must be created before release.

  • Distribution: In the spirit of our purpose (To inspire people to see that when a singular individual teams up with a like-minded community, the once impossible becomes possible.), we’re going to take the film on tour and build events around the movie.  We’ve found that the traditional distribution model doesn’t really work for us and we feel that we can reach more people who need to see this movie by promoting it via tour. We’re kicking off in Los Angeles in late summer and the more funds we have, the better we are able to support these events.

FUNDRAISING GOALS

Our minimum ask is $55,000, but that is really just the beginning. Here are our longer-term goals:

$55,000: Film is complete. This includes a new ending and all post-production.

$75,000: Once the film is complete, we’ll ready it for distribution. The additional funds will allow of better design, DVD production and the ability to get the word out a little more easily.

$125,000: We’ve lined up Money Mark, Shepard Fairey and other musical guests as well as a crew of graffiti artists to support the cause and we are planning to kick off a U.S. tour. We’re shooting for early August and are incurring start-up costs. Plus, there is PR, legal and a host of other expenses that go along with an event like this.

$250,000: We can support local events with additional funds, making the film more accessible.

As my husband Mick poses in his TED talk: “If not now, when? If not me, who?”

REWARDS

Here is what some of our rewards look like. The images are for illustration purposes only but are pretty darned close! See rewards on the right for specific details. If you have any questions, give me a holler: caskeys-projects@theebelinggroup.com.

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    $5 reward

    2 backers

    A digital version of the movie poster along with our eternal gratitude.

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    $15 reward

    2 backers

    A digital download of an exclusive song by Money Mark plus everything from the $5 pledge.

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    $25 reward

    14 backers

    The download edition of Getting Up: The TEMPT ONE Story plus everything from the $15 pledge.

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    10 backers

    An exclusive Kickstarter edition DVD of Getting Up: The TEMPT ONE Storyplus everything from the $25 pledge.

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    $55 reward

    4 backers

    A very cool Eyewriter tshirt, plus everything from the $40 pledge .

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    $55 reward

    6 backers Limited (94 left of 100)

    A movie poster personally signed by the director (36" x 24"), plus everything from the $40 pledge.

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    $100 reward

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    A limited edition, TEMPT ONE tshirt, plus everything from the $40 pledge.

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    $200 reward

    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    Hands sculpture, by Slick. (Hands will be either Gold Finger, Hamburger Hater or Yin/Yang, depending on availability). Your name will also appear on the credit roll. Plus everything from the $40 pledge.

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    $200 reward

    1 backer

    A 24" wide photograph of the TEMPT ONE tribute wall by Steve Grody. Participating artists include: Defer, Prime, Slick, Angst, Panic, Key, Mural, Hash, Nuke, Pryer, Fear, This, Petal, Akua, Green, Dream, Kofie, Mandoe, Zuco, Tetris, Gabe88, Brief, Heaven, Roc, Thanks, Kel, and Eyeone. Photo is an archival pigment print on Somerset Velvet cotton rag, 505 gsm, unframed. Image is 24" x 8.1" with additional top and side borders of 1.5". Plus everything from the $40 pledge.

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    $250 reward

    5 backers Limited (95 left of 100)

    A Kickstarter exclusive TEMPT canvas print of a page from Slick's Blackbook, digitally signed. Your name will also appear on the credit roll. Plus everything from the $40 pledge.

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    $1,500 reward

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    A 36" wide framed photograph of the TEMPT ONE tribute wall, by Steve Grody. Participating artists include: Defer, Prime, Slick, Angst, Panic, Key, Mural, Hash, Nuke, Pryer, Fear, This, Petal, Akua, Green, Dream, Kofie, Mandoe, Zuco, Tetris, Gabe88, Brief, Heaven, Roc, Thanks, Kel, and Eyeone. Photo is an archival pigment print on Somerset Velvet cotton rag, 505 gsm. Image is 36" x 12.25" with additional top and side borders of 1.25". Your name will also appear on the credit roll. Plus everything from the $40 pledge.

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    $2,500 reward

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    A miniature replica of the TEMPT ONE sculpture that was displayed at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, crafted and cast by Jesse Clarkson, exclusively for our Kickstarter campaign. Your name will also roll with the Associate Producer credits. Plus everything from the $40 pledge.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Associate Producer credit in the film and festival passes for any one of the festivals where we are screening (transportation and lodging not included). If we’re at the festival, you can tag along to the parties with us and we’ll send as much SWAG as we can possibly find, including the non-exclusive stuff above and a DVD of the completed film.

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    We’ll fly you and a friend to LA and get you two tickets to the LA screening of Getting Up and access to the awesome after-party featuring Money Mark, Shepard Fairey and special guests. Benefit includes two round-trip coach tickets from anywhere in the US, one night hotel and dinner with Caskey and Mick. (Actual date depends on event date.) Plus, all the benefits of the $5,000 donor.

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