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Exploring the sacrifices and struggles of migrant domestic helpers working to create a better future for the children left at home.
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    Supporter:

    Thank you so, much for expressing your support for the production and also domestic helpers! From now on, as the newest crew member, you will receive exclusive updates on the production process right from the Director!

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    Unsung Heroes Fan:

    For supporting the project at this level, not only will you get our huge thanks, but also a digital download of the Unsung Heroes emotional song "I Wish I Could Kiss You Goodnight" recorded in a top studio in Hong Kong with conductor Steve Sidwell.

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    Contributor:

    This is a great token of confidence - thank you! On top of receiving exclusive updates from our Director, we will add your name to the contributor's page on our website in order to thank you properly!

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    Privilege:

    This is real privilege, but you definitely deserve it for your support! You will be among the small circle to get access to "The Helper" via online streaming before the official theatrical release, and then a digital download of it after our theatrical release. This is on top of getting your name listed on the the contributor's page and receiving exclusive updates from our Director along the production process.

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    Involved:

    If you are ready support us even further - we'll add your name to the "Special Thanks" section of the credits at the end of the film! Your contribution means that much to us!

    Meanwhile, you enjoy the all previous perks as well!

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    Sunday Student Clockenflap Ticket:

    If you're a huge live music fan, and you want to support the Unsung Heroes then support both Clockenflap and The Helper documentary by getting your Sunday Clockenflap student ticket here.

    Ticket only with valid HK student ID

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    Insider:

    If you'd like to celebrate the success of this campaign with the film's closest friends and supporters, come along for the Kickstarter campaign party and have an evening of fun with us including complimentary drinks and great entertainment at one of the nicest clubs in Hong Kong.

    This invitation is for one person and comes with of the previous perks as well!

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    Sunday Adult Clockenflap Ticket:

    If you're a huge live music fan, and you want to support the Unsung Heroes then support both Clockenflap and The Helper documentary by getting your Sunday Clockenflap ticket here.

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    Official Poster:

    This perk is dedicated to our international supporters, who are ready to contribute at this great level, but we cannot reward them with any of the exciting live benefits.

    We will also reward you with all the benefits that a the "Involved" tier would entail. Thank you!

    We are in the process of currently making the poster but can guarantee it won't disappoint!

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    Weekend Student Clockenflap Ticket:

    If you're a huge live music fan then support both Clockenflap and The Helper documentary by getting your Weekend Clockenflap student ticket here.

    Ticket only with valid HK student ID

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    Premiere:

    You prefer a real cinema experience? This perk gets you a ticket to the official red-carpet Premiere Screening of The Helper in Hong Kong in 2016. Expect a crowd of celebrities, journalists and politicians as well as the cast and crew members of the film itself!

    This invitation for one comes with all the perks of the "Involved".

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    Weekend Adult Clockenflap Ticket:

    If you're a huge live music fan then support both Clockenflap and The Helper documentary by getting your Clockenflap weekend ticket here.

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    "Joy" photo print by Kurt Kamka.

    Living in Manila, American-born Kurt Kamka is a sought-after documentary photographer who uses his camera to document his unique view of the human condition.

    This series of photos captures moments of joy from the barrios featuring many of the children left behind.

    A3 size photo print.

    Please see Perks Images section for examples of Kurt's incredible work.

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    Limited Edition Official Art Poster:

    This perk is dedicated to our international supporters, who are ready to contribute at this great level, but we cannot reward them with any of the exciting live benefits. Since our poster will an art piece on its own right, we shall ship you one signed piece and also reward you with all the benefits that a the "Involved" tier would entail. Thank you!

    We are in the process of currently making the poster but can guarantee it won't disappoint!

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    VIP:

    If you are ready to support us at this level, you are a real VIP. We will express our gratitude with all the benefits of the Involved tier plus tickets for 2 for the red-carpet Premiere Screening and also the VIP Reception afterwards. Chin chin!

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    Custom Portrait by Pirate:

    Would you like a custom portrait of your beloved domestic helper or another member of your family?

    Renowned local Hong Kong artist and illustrator Tanya aka Pirate (whose clients include Christian Louboutin, Mandarin Oriental and Lane Crawford) is offering just that. Get an ORIGINAL one-of-a-kind likeness of someone special to you.

    Please see Perks Images section for examples of Pirate's incredible work.

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    Dinner Friend:

    If you are ready to contribute this much, it means you're a true friend of "The Helper" documentary. To show our appreciation we'll take you and three friends to one of our favourite restaurants in Hong Kong, and a place where we spent a lot of time working development of this project. You, your guest and us (Joanna Bowers the director and Tony Verb the producer) will share a great dinner and surely some fantastic conversation! We look forwards to it! (Perk includes 3 course dinner for 4 people excluding wine)

    You will also enjoy all the other benefits of the "Involved" perk tier as well.

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    Family Clockenflap Package

    This is for some unique people out there and tailor-made for a 4 people family experience around The Helper. It includes 2x Adult VIP tickets to the Premiere Screening, 2x Adult 3-day Weekend Clockenflap tickets and 2x Student 3-day Weekend Clockenflap tickets. We are looking forward to see you all in person!

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    "In Person" Presentation

    We bring the story of "The Helper Documentary" to you!
    Director Joanna Bowers and/or Producer Tony Verb will appear in person at your private event and share a the inspiration behind and challenges faced in putting this important film together. This can be a presentation/keynote speech/ fireside chat format for associations, private clubs or corporations.

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    "Mother and Child" original acrylic on canvas artwork by Randy Carizo. 102cm x 76cm.

    Sought after artist Randy Carizo grew up in Manila and now resides in Hong Kong.

    His work is inspired by the passion and synergy of the people he meets and observes in life. Randy explores his subjects and experiences with a style that has grown from realism and monochromatic approach to experiment with impressionist and colorful applications.

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    On Set "experience"

    Join the crew of the film for a shoot day to get the full "behind the scenes" movie making experience. Get unique and intimate knowledge of the filmmaking process and the see the crew in action, as well as all the benefits of the VIP tier reward.

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    Associate Producer Credit:

    At this level of support you should definitely be associated with the production of the film, and as such we will reward you with an Associate Producer credit. You will receive such credit on and beyond the screen with all the other benefits of the "On Set Experience" as well as 2 additional tickets to the red-carpet Premiere Screening and VIP Reception (4 total).

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    Pineapple Print by Emilie Sarnel:

    Hong Kong based French artist and graphic designer Emilie Sarnel has only just released these colorful pop-inspired fruit digital prints - so be the first to get your hands on one!

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    Print is A2 size.

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    Fruit Cup Print by Emilie Sarnel:

    Hong Kong based French artist and graphic designer Emilie Sarnel has only just released these colorful pop-inspired fruit digital prints - so be the first to get your hands on one!

    Emilie's client list includes Hermes HK, Clinique and Converse

    Print is A2 size.

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    "The Women" Signed Print by Stella Lai:

    Hong Kong artist Stella Lai grew up in Cheung Chau and now her work is exhibited all over the world.

    Her vivid artwork has been described as having a "graphic sensibility informed by anime and advertising."

    Print is A2 size.

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    "Bathtime" photo print by Kurt Kamka.

    Living in Manila, American-born Kurt Kamka is a sought-after documentary photographer who uses his camera to document his unique view of the human condition.

    This series of photos captures moments of joy from the barrios featuring many of the children left behind.

    A3 size photo print.

    Please see Perks Images section for examples of Kurt's incredible work.

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    "Hula-hoop " photo print by Kurt Kamka.

    Living in Manila, American-born Kurt Kamka is a sought-after documentary photographer who uses his camera to document his unique view of the human condition.

    This series of photos captures moments of joy from the barrios featuring many of the children left behind.

    A3 size photo print.

    Please see Perks Images section for examples of Kurt's incredible work.

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    "Basketball " photo print by Kurt Kamka.

    Living in Manila, American-born Kurt Kamka is a sought-after documentary photographer who uses his camera to document his unique view of the human condition.

    This series of photos captures moments of joy from the barrios featuring many of the children left behind.

    A3 size photo print.

    Please see Perks Images section for examples of Kurt's incredible work.

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    "Girl In The Window" photo print by Kurt Kamka.

    Living in Manila, American-born Kurt Kamka is a sought-after documentary photographer who uses his camera to document his unique view of the human condition.

    This series of photos captures moments of joy from the barrios featuring many of the children left behind.

    A3 size photo print.

    Please see Perks Images section for examples of Kurt's incredible work.

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    "Stairs Sleep" photo print by Laura Simonsen

    British-born Hong Kong-based photographer Laura Simonsen is passionate about street photography, and loves taking pictures of the unnoticed, people alone or having a moment of solitude, a journey from A to B, a moment of desire or happiness which can be challenging in such a crowded fast paced city.

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    "Counter Nap" photo print by Laura Simonsen

    British-born Hong Kong-based photographer Laura Simonsen is passionate about street photography, and loves taking pictures of the unnoticed, people alone or having a moment of solitude, a journey from A to B, a moment of desire or happiness which can be challenging in such a crowded fast paced city.

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    "Blue Eyes" original painting by Csteien:

    Hong Kong based Swedish artist Caroline Steien works as a fashion illustrator for many brands.

    Her original artwork "Blue Eyes" is a original painting in acrylic and pastel on white slightly structured paper.

    Artwork is 24cm x 32cm in size.

    Please see Perks Images section for image.

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    Dinner with Emily Lau:

    This is a unique opportunity to share a dinner with not only the creators, but also one of the most inspirational leaders in contemporary Hong Kong politics and a major character in the promotion of fair employment and treatment of domestic helpers. Chairwoman of the Democratic Party, Hon. Emily Lau and guest will join you and your guest for dinner with the producer and director and you will have an outstanding opportunity to discuss contemporary issues with a woman who's right at the epicentre of power, representing the people of Hong Kong. (Perk includes 3-course dinner for 6 excluding wine)

    You will also enjoy all the other benefits of the "Involved" perk tier as well.

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