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By Richard Lowry
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So how will it work?

The first goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 for the capital required to produce the opening six minutes of the film — the first two episodes in the 20-minute web series saga — which will serve as a demonstration of quality and production value. If we raise more, we can shoot out our scenes in Death Valley. The campaign funds will be used for Panavision film cameras, Kodak 35mm. film stock, paying our actors and crew, transportation and lodging costs in Death Valley, creating miniature ships and sets, customized wardrobe and props, compensating our visual effects artists, and post production needs. With continued fan approval and support, a second campaign will follow to raise the balance of the budget required to complete the 20 minute film. All supporters will have access to stream it in all of its 1977-style glory....

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    REBEL ALLIANCE

    Your name on the backers page on the RISE OF THE EMPIRE website
    PLUS access to our "Donors Only" Facebook Group with exclusive content, production blogs, cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes videos and more

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    NEW RECRUIT

    * Credit on the RISEOFTHEEMPIRE website
    * Access to "Donors Only" Facebook Group
    * 1st Look at exclusive content
    * Receive a "Thank You" email
    * Your name listed on our FB Fan Page.

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    YOUNGLING

    Get a PDF script of the first 2 episodes

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    REBEL ROUSER

    * Credit on the RISEOFTHEEMPIRE website
    * Access to "Donors Only" Facebook Group
    * 1st Look at exclusive content
    * Receive a "Thank You" email
    * Your name listed on our FB Fan Page
    * (1) Illustrated Script (digital copy)
    * (1) Concept Art Screensaver (download)

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    PADEWAN
    AUTOGRAPHED MINI-POSTER

    (8 1/2 x 11) personally autographed by Darth Pygaan (William Romeo)

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    CANTINA CRAWLER
    AUTOGRAPHED MINI-POSTER

    * (1) 12x18 inch full color poster autographed by Lord Pygaan (played by William Romeo)
    * Credit on the RISEOFTHEEMPIRE website
    * Access to "Donors Only" Facebook Group
    * 1st Look at exclusive content
    * Receive a "Thank You" email
    * Your name listed on our FB Fan Page
    * (1) Illustrated Script (digital copy)
    * (1) Concept Art Screensaver (download)

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    ROBOT RESCUER

    * (1) LOGO SHIRT
    * IMDB - "Thank You" Credit
    * (1) 12x18 inch full color poster autographed by Lord Pygaan (played by William Romeo)
    * Credit on the RISEOFTHEEMPIRE website
    * Access to "Donors Only" Facebook Group
    * 1st Look at exclusive content
    * Receive a "Thank You" email
    * Your name listed on our FB Fan Page
    * (1) Illustrated Script (digital copy)
    * (1) Concept Art Screensaver (download)

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    The HoloScreen

    Get a Rise of the Empire DVD of the first two episodes, chock full of behind the scenes, interviews, and concept art.

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    JEDI APPRENTICE

    Get a Rise of the Empire logo t-shirt

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    HOLOGRAM PROGRAMMER

    * IMDB & On Screen - "Thank You" Credit
    * (1) DVD or Bluray with all the exclusive videos, episode 1 & 2 and much more
    * (1) LOGO SHIRT
    * (1) 12x18 inch full color poster autographed by Lord Pygaan (played by William Romeo)
    * Credit on the RISEOFTHEEMPIRE website
    * Access to "Donors Only" Facebook Group
    * 1st Look at exclusive content
    * Receive a "Thank You" email
    * Your name listed on our FB Fan Page
    * Illustrated Script (digital copy)
    * Concept Art Screensaver Pack

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    DROID INTERPRETER

    * (3) Concept Art posters digi signed
    * IMDB - "Special Thanks" Credit
    * (1) DVD or Bluray with all the exclusive videos, episode 1 & 2 and much more
    * (1) LOGO SHIRT
    * (1) 12x18 inch full color poster autographed by Lord Pygaan (played by William Romeo)
    * Credit on the RISEOFTHEEMPIRE website
    * Access to "Donors Only" Facebook Group
    * 1st Look at exclusive content
    * Receive a "Thank You" email
    * Your name listed on our FB Fan Page
    * Illustrated Script (digital copy)
    * Concept Art Screensaver Pack

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    EXPLORE THE DARK SIDE

    Get an 11x17 poster autographed by Writer/Director Rico Lowery and Sith actor William Romeo (instead of mini-poster)

    PLUS a small container of sand with a certificate of authentication taken from the Return of the Jedi location (Death Valley)

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    GALAXY EXPLORER

    * Receive all DROID INTERPRETER Perk
    * (Upgrade) IMDB & On Screen "Special Thanks" Credit
    * (Upgrade) To Official T-Shirt Design (several to choose from)
    * (1) 12x18 inch poster autographed by Writer/Director Rico Lowry & William Romeo
    * (1) Small container of sand with a certificate of authentication taken from location.

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    ULTIMATE FAN PACK

    * Receive all GALAXY EXPLORER Perk
    * (Upgrade) IMDB "The Producer would like to thank" Credit
    * (1) 12x18 inch poster autographed by Writer/Director Rico Lowry & William Romeo & Producer William d'Anthony
    * (1) Official Crew Bandana
    * (1) Official Tote Bag
    * (1) Official Ball Cap

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    FIGHTER PILOT

    Get a limited edition of Rise of the Empire’s IMPERIAL FIGHTER DRONE model made by our props master.

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    FLYBOY FIGHTER

    * Receive all ULTIMATE FAN Perk
    * (1) Limited Edition "Rise of the Empire FIGHTER DRONE" model, (numbered from 1 to 100) which is an original design made exclusively by our Prop Master.
    * (Upgrade) IMDB & On Screen "The Producer would like to thank" Credit

    **NOTE** the number of the model and blaster prop you'll receive is base on the order in which we receive your contribution. Don't delay get this perk today.

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    SITH APPRENTICE

    DVD of the first two episodes, chock full of behind the scenes, interviews, and concept art.

    Full color, DONOR EXCLUSIVE, Rise of the Empire t-shirt.

    PERSONALIZED thank you video from writer/director RICO LOWERY

    PLUS all previous rewards EXCEPT limited items

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    EMPIRE BUILDER

    * Receive all FLYBOY FIGHTER Perk
    * (1) Blaster prop created for the film, used on set, and numbered
    * (Upgrade) 12x18 inch poster PERSONALIZED, autographed by Cast, Director, and Producer
    * (3) Rise of the Empire t-shirts (upgrade)
    * PERSONALIZED thanking you video from writer/director RICO LOWRY
    * (Upgrade) IMDB "The Director would like to thank" Credit

    **NOTE** the number of the model and blaster prop you'll receive is base on the order in which we receive your contribution. Don't delay get this perk today.

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    THE REBEL
    EMPIRE BUILDER

    * Receive all EMPIRE BUILDER Perk
    * (1) PERSONALIZED Jacket
    * (upgrade) PERSONALIZED thanking you video from writer/director RICO LOWERY, cast, and crew
    * (Upgrade) IMDB & On Screen "The Director would like to thank" Credit

    **NOTE** the number of the model and blaster prop you'll receive is base on the order in which we receive your contribution. Don't delay get this perk today.

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    REAL MEN/WOMEN WEAR ROBES

    * Receive all EMPIRE BUILDER Perk
    * (Upgrade) ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit
    * (Upgrade) Saber from Drone model.
    * Opportunity to visit the set during production for 1 day in Los Angeles
    * Meals provided

    (transportation and lodging NOT provided - Filming in MAY 2015)
    * PLUS a Masters robe (please specify male or female), one size fits all

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    THE "MEN IN WHITE" EXPERIENCE

    * Receive all EMPIRE BUILDER Perk
    * (Upgrade) Co-Executive Producer credit
    * PLUS a walk on role as a TROOPER
    * (1) Customized Costume made to the specs of the 501st Legion
    * (1) Membership into the 501st
    * Behind the scenes pics and video of you to brag to all your friends.
    * Lodging and Meals provided
    ***Transportation to California not provided
    (FILMING IN MAY 2015)

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Funding period

- (30 days)