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A short video about why we love our humble, bountiful valley. Rural is innovative. Small is big. And we love beautiful, unique Yakima.

We love our town, and we know a lot of folks do. So, why does our beloved Yakima get such a bad rap? We believe Yakima is worthy of "the kind of love that causes you to write letters, shout from rooftops, and challenge anyone who would dare speak poorly of your beloved." That's why we founded I Heart Yakima. And we believe one of the best ways to share the Yakima story is through video. Filmmaker and Yakima native Jimmy Marble is helping us create this vision with a video that will be the first of its kind: a high-quality story that shows why our town is unique, quirky, beautiful, and worth taking seriously. We want to turn heads and change perceptions. You're going to want to share this video with friends, family and anyone who may question your love for our valley. Want to light a fire? Join us!

PS Check out our Stretch Goal of $10,000 under 'updates'

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Timing was in our favor when we asked Jimmy & his team to film our project--he had an opening in late September and completed the project then. It is waiting in the vault for YOUR support to release it to the public. We suppose there could still be technical challenges in getting it to us (god forbid a corrupted file!) but we are ready to rock & roll on this.

Also: We have NOT seen the final cut, so there could be some last minute edits that would add a scene or two that we thought was vital. But we're confident in Jimmy's team and working together to fulfill our shared vision.

And, though we are confident this is a video that will be shared near & far, it is impossible to predict how much impact it will have. This is also where YOU come in--sharing is contagious.

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  • Approximately 1 minute 30 seconds, with a 30 second version also.

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  • We are proud of the diversity of our valley, and it was top of mind when we filmed. We were limited by two things: time, and willingness to participate. That said, the final video will look more diverse than our sneak-peek (i.e., we filmed a salsa class, lunch at taco truck, a diverse group of students, etc. - not that diversity is defined by these things, but remember we only have 2 minutes). No video will fully represent the diversity of our Valley, but know that we did work to be inclusive. We are always open to ideas and thoughts – so if you have some people or places you’d like to see in the next one, let us know! We’ll look forward to your help.

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  • We plan to share this video far and wide. Of course, it will be shared online via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Additionally, we will approve the use of the video by entities for promotion of Yakima (i.e.,sponsor businesses, the city, the state, visitors and convention bureau, etc.). We will also pitch the final video to blogs and online entities to ensure it gets as many impressions as possible.

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  • The launch party will be held on February 13, 2014 at The Seasons in Yakima. Approximately 200 people can attend.

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    A super cool "I Heart Yakima" window cling for your vehicle (or window). Tell the whole world how much you love our town.

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    What could be better than an original, highest quality I Heart Yakima t-shirt, designed in Yakima, printed in Yakima, and full of glorious Yakima love? And we'll also throw in one of our I Heart Yakima window clings for good measure.

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    A limited-edition Manifesto broadsheet, printed by the incredible Paper Hammer Studios in Tieton, WA (that's Mighty Tieton to y'all). Plus, rock one of our I Heart Yakima t-shirts and a window cling designed and made in Yakima, of course.

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    Get a ticket to our amazing film launch party, where you will meet the biggest movers, shakers and makers in Yakima. And of course, you'll get a window cling to show your love.

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    Film launch party ticket bundle. Get five tickets to our super-awesome film launch event Feb 13, one t-shirt and a window cling. Yeah!

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    Bronze Sponsor package - Your name and/or logo will be listed as a Bronze Sponsor in the credits for the video and in all of its promotion. You will also receive 6 tickets to our Feb 13 launch party and one set of schwag (1 window cling, 1 broadsheet, and 1 t-shirt).

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    Silver Sponsor package - Your name and/or logo will be listed as a Silver Sponsor in the credits for the video and in all of its promotion. You will also receive 10 tickets to our launch party Feb 13 in Yakima and one set of schwag (1 sticker, 1 poster, and 1 t-shirt).

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    Gold Sponsor Package - Declare your love loud and proud: as a Gold Sponsor, you will receive placement above all others in the credits for the video and in all of its promotion. Includes exclusive prominent signage at our launch party, and dinner for you and one guest with the IHY team and special guests the night of the party. You will receive 10 tickets to our launch party Feb 13 in Yakima and three sets of schwag (3 stickers, 3 posters, and 3 t-shirts).

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