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An intimate look at the battle between wanting to be left alone and the fear of being lonely. A character piece for the introverted.
An intimate look at the battle between wanting to be left alone and the fear of being lonely. A character piece for the introverted.
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This film is a character piece kind of story. Set during the summer of 1962 in the town of Aspen -- a small city nustled in the mountains. The story follows a recent high-school graduate who's gotten a job as a janitor at a mental institution. Akin to the janitorial position, and to much of his father's chagrin, Eric Spring takes the job as it gives him an excuse to be left alone. There's one problem though --and I'm sure everyone has encountered it -- Eric wants to be left alone but he doesn't want to be lonely. As the summer runs by Eric observes how bitterness and loneliness move people to act the way they do. He sees it in his family, in his work, and in himself. Throughout the summer he watches as people morn, replace, and deceive themselves into happiness. This is a slice-of-life story, no beginning, no middle, no end just a reflection -- like most art. What could be more intriguing than trying to understand an underlying conflict of human thought?  What the film lacks in rapid car chases and rattling violence I promise will be made up for in realism, intimacy, and authenticity. :)

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    My lucky number! You'll be getting some serious Karma for this! Every penny counts, THANK YOU! Could i give you a virtual hug?!

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    SINCERE PACKAGE - Not only do you get official BRAGGING RIGHTS but also a handwritten THANK YOU LETTER on Manic and the Pear stationary complete with a signature from the director AND a SINCERE CERTIFICATE of Contribution to the film (This prize is unique to the Sincere package).

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    EARLY BIRD PACKAGE - There are only a limited number of these, for those quick on the ball! You will receive your own copy of the SCRIPT signed by the DIRECTOR and 2 POSTERs both signed by Jake Guy and Morgaine Lee.
    *******(As this package is a limited offer its prizes DO NOT extend into the other package)*********

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    SPRING PACKAGE - You are quite literally helping our project grow, you will receive all prizes listed above* as well as your own DIGITAL COPY of the FILM.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $46

    ASPEN PACKAGE- Kay so you're pretty AMAZING! I can't believe you've made it this far! This package includes everything listed above* PLUS a MOP with an engraved handle ("Manic and the Pear") AND a DVD of the FILM.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $93

    MOUNT HAVEN PACKAGE - Welcome to Mount Haven institute for the troubled mind. You will be directly feeding us! All donations made to this package will go to feed all of us here on set! For keeping our stomaches happy you will get all above* PRIZES BUT you will also receive BLOOPERS on your DVD copy of the movie AS WELL AS your own copy of the SCRIPT signed by all the cast and crew!

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    MANIC PACKAGE - You will receive all above* PRIZES and ALSO have 2 TICKETS TO THE SCREENING OF THE PREMIERE, you will also receive your own copy of the STORYBOARD signed by all the cast and crew, AND an HONOURABLE MENTION in the credits!

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $279

    PEAR PACKAGE - Not only do you get all the prizes above (delivered in December) but you can come and JOIN US ON SET for a day! (In August). Can't join us? How about a skype call!? You decide when. If you'd like to talk to us about the film before or after its release thats up to you. You will have us for 2 hours, ask away!

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $464

    ERIC PACKAGE - Holy MANN! you are above and beyond my expectations! For all your help you will receive all above prizes and not not 2 but 4 TICKETS to the PREMIER, an HONOURABLE MENTION as an ERIC SPONSOR, a signed POSTER of Jake Guy as Eric Spring, and online access to the CAST FILM DIARY.

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    Pledge CA$ 550 or more About $511

    PAIGE PACKAGE - For all your help you will receive all packages about AND not only 2 but 4 TICKETS to the PREMIER, an HONORABLE MENTION as an PAIGE SPONSOR, a signed POSTER of Morgaine Lee as Paige Carlton, AND the CAST FILM DIARY placed on your copy of the DVD.

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