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When two six year old boys are in the hospital together fighting for their lives, courage and friendship are found.
When two six year old boys are in the hospital together fighting for their lives, courage and friendship are found.
148 backers pledged $25,657 to help bring this project to life.

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Welcome, we are happy to invite you on this journey with us.

UPDATE: We are proud to add that our story made it on our local NBC affiliate. Check it out below.


We are Psi Theater Films and our movie “Courage of Two" is a true story about two six year old boys who are in the hospital together fighting for their lives. Throughout their journey, courage and friendship are found.

"Best friends for life"
"Best friends for life"

This story was written by Patrick's mother Roxanne and Marc Wells, who is also producing the film and the father of the real life Denver. When Denver goes to the hospital he discovers that he has Type-I Diabetes and learns that he will have to take three shots every day for the rest of his life. Even though he is scared at the thought of having to face major changes, he finds a new friend named Patrick in the ICU who has a different situation, cancer. 

The actual Patrick and Denver at 6-years-old.
The actual Patrick and Denver at 6-years-old.

The two boys form a bond that will carry on for the rest of their lives and will call the viewer to look within themselves as they feel a profound change in their own lives. It is our desire to invite you, the backers, to become part of this ongoing story of triumph and courage of the human spirit. This movie will show the world that any one person can make a difference, even a 6 year old. Denver Wells, Patrick Cozad and their families have an amazing and heartwarming, though sometimes sad, story to tell. 

From left to right, Colton Nicol as Patrick Cozad, the actual Denver Wells, Ty Hellenthal as Denver Wells
From left to right, Colton Nicol as Patrick Cozad, the actual Denver Wells, Ty Hellenthal as Denver Wells

After all of our hard work which has garnered us the locations and some of the equipment, we are still falling short of the money needed for the day to day operations. This is where Kickstarter and you, the backer, come in. We are asking for $25,000, we have looked into everything and thought a lot about the best way to do this and in the end we would love to open our movie up to you, the Backer community. 

We are asking for $25,000 which is the minimum amount needed to cover additional equipment rentals, insurance for the cast and crew, and actual wages for hiring professionals. The extensive experience of Shelly Heyward, who has worked on films such as "Over Her Dead Body", "Twilight", "Grimm” and most recently "Raze,"will elevate the quality of this film.

Shelly Heyward
Shelly Heyward

We are prepared to meet stretch goals in the anticipation of over funding, which will allow this film to evolve to be more professional and reach a wider audience. 

$35,000 - Professional Mixing

Our first stretch goal of $35,000 allows us to not only hire a professional sound mixing company to do the final polish on the film, we will add the digital score/soundtrack onto the $15 and above Backer reward.

$50,000 - Format Upgrade

At $50,000, the film will be converted into the format needed to work on all digital movie theater systems, including the film festivals that we plan on attending. This is something we really hope we can do as is preserves our image quality when put on the big screen.

$100,000 - Editing Upgrade


At $100,000, we will send the movie out for a professional polish. We have a great editing team and we know they will do an amazing job. However, there are companies whose sole purpose is to put that final movie look on a film and we would be so grateful to the backers for making this happen. In addition, we will include the downloadable behind the scenes documentary as well as bloopers and candid video reel for all of our $25 and higher Backers.

Once these initial stretch goals are achieved, we have prepared more great surprises that will be announced as we meet each level.

We did a lot of brainstorming to come up with what we hope are some very worthwhile and enticing rewards. We have done are best to make a wide variety of rewards for whatever level you would choose to back at. Also, there will be add-ons that can be bought no matter what level you are on. 

Here's a look at one of our designs, this is the mouse pad you receive at $30 or higher.

There will be 3 other designs to choose from as well.

Plus there's the add-ons:

You can add any one of these by just adding $25 to your backer amount and telling us which item/s and styles you want. The final designs will be similar to the ones shown but could change, we will have the final designs a week before the kickstarter ends. Plus, no additional shipping is required. 

Coffee mugs

Embroidered Hat

T-shirt

Exclusive backer reward shirts will look like the one below with the 200 names of the backers on the back.

Thank you so much for your interest in our project. We look forward to telling this story and bringing you, the backer, along with us on this amazing journey.

Make sure to Like us on Facebook so that you don't miss out on important updates!

https://www.facebook.com/CourageOfTwo

Risks and challenges

We face the same challenges that every independent film does. What if something goes wrong? What if we lose an actor or a key crew member? We feel confident in being able to cope with these challenges because our handpicked core crew has been with us from the beginning. Already, we have made two independent films together, and learned that the key to making films on a small budget is to work within our limitations. Will there be some, yes, will we get scared and give up, no. We have been down this road before, we know how to fix these issues and keep going. We are dedicated to making this film and letting these two boys' stories speak to the world.

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FAQ

  • Yes the digital version and the DVD will be Close Captioned for the hearing impaired. Also we are looking into a Spanish subtitle option as well.

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