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CA$ 6,708 pledged of CA$ 27,000 goal
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By Nihad Ademi
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About this project

Project Description:

White Balloon is a heartfelt and hard-hitting documentary feature chronicling the life of Nihad Ademi, who returns home to Bosnia and Herzegovina to reconstruct a dark chapter of his hazy past when he was a prisoner of war in the terrifying concentration camp Omarska. This is not a harrowing portrait of a world gone wrong, but a true story of hope, goodness, and redemption.

What We Are Asking For:

White Balloon is partially funded. We are only asking for $27,000 CDN on Kickstarter, which is less than half of our total budget of $70,000 CDN. This is the minimum amount we need to get this important project off the ground; finished and edited with the quality that we can all be proud of. If you would rather invest directly, please reach out to us through our contact form below. If you feel the White Balloon is a feature documentary that you would love to see, please help us and become part of our team!

Creator/Director: Nihad Ademi
Creator/Director: Nihad Ademi

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Team Winnipeg:

With tremendous gratitude I have brought together an amazing team who have volunteered their time and energy to make sense of my dark and hazy past. The team consists of:

Guy Maddin - Canadian filmmaker with countless shorts and 11 feature films to his credit, including the Emmy Award-winning film Dracula - Pages from a Virgins's Diary (2002); The Saddest Music in the World (2003); My Winnipeg (2007); and US National Society of Film Critics Best Experimental Film Prize-winners Archangel (1991) and Heart of the World (2001). 

Guy Maddin - Film Advisor
Guy Maddin - Film Advisor

Dr. Frank Albo - an internationally recognized architectural historian and an expert on communicating new streams of knowledge in relation to the built environment and the cultures of the past. Dr. Albo was featured as the code-breaking protagonist in the best-selling book, The Hermetic Code (2007). 

Dr. Frank Albo - Script Supervisor
Dr. Frank Albo - Script Supervisor

Alexander Mickelthwate - music director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Alexander is renowned for his splendid, richly idiomatic readings (LA Weekly) and fearless approach and first-rate technique (Los Angeles Times). Critics have celebrated Alexander's passion and emotional intensity.

Alexander Mickelthwate - Music Consutant
Alexander Mickelthwate - Music Consutant

John Gurdebeke - is trained as an artist, now working in film. He is noted for his work as picture editor and sound designer. His feature film editing credits include several works of Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg; and Keyhole) and Sean Garrity (My Awkward Sexual Adventure; and Borealis).

John Gurdebeke - Editor
John Gurdebeke - Editor

BriAne Lewin - Winnipeg film editor, BriAnn enjoys expressing herself through a variety of artistic mediums. Classes at Red River College have established the foundations of her editing style which continues to evolve through enthusiastic experimentation.

BriAne Lewin - Assistant Editor
BriAne Lewin - Assistant Editor

Norman Dugas - has been professionally active in music and sound for over thirty-five years. He worked as a keyboardist/arranger in Manitoba, then for 5 years in Montreal, where he got his start in a recording studio. Eventually, he returned to Manitoba where he got involved in composition and studio production.

Norman Dugas - Recording Master
Norman Dugas - Recording Master

Mike Meyers - has been working with computers since the Timex Sinclair and the BBS. He can be found wandering the prairie, fixing computers for the people, and being an all-around technical wizard.

Mike Meyers - Technical Support
Mike Meyers - Technical Support

Why Help Us?

White Balloon is an moving true story of hope and inspiration in the face of human suffering. The film is dedicated to everyone who has overcome hardship and remains positive every step of the way.

What is Our Deadline?

We have 30 days to raise $27,000 CDN on Kickstarter. 

Risks and challenges

If we do not reach our goal, we do not receive any money. Please consider donating something today. Even the smallest contribution makes a difference.

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    The Supporter: You will receive a white balloon with a tag featuring your name, our eternal thanks for your support; plus a signed copy of Nihad Ademi's magazine G.Love.

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    The Fan: You will receive a white balloon with a tag featuring your name, our eternal thanks for your support; a signed copy of Nihad Ademi's magazine G.Love; and a Special Edition signed DVD copy of the White Balloon feature documentary.

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    The Champion: You will receive a white balloon with a tag featuring your name, our eternal thanks for your support; a signed copy of Nihad Ademi's magazine G.Love; a Special Edition signed DVD copy of the White Balloon feature documentary; signed copy of the CD "Balkan Folk Tales."

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    The Super Champion: You will receive a white balloon with a tag featuring your name, our eternal thanks for your support; a signed copy of Nihad Ademi's magazine G.Love; a Special Edition signed DVD copy of the White Balloon feature documentary; signed copy of the CD "Balkan Folk Tales"; a signed 16 x 20 black and white photograph from Nihad's book, A Frozen Moment; and a VIP invitation to the Premier in Winnipeg.

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    The Ultimate Champion: You will receive a white balloon with a tag featuring your name, our eternal thanks for your support; a signed copy of Nihad Ademi's magazine G.Love; a Special Edition signed DVD copy of the White Balloon feature documentary; signed copy of the CD "Balkan Folk Tales"; invitation to the Premier; signed 16 x 20 black and white photograph from Nihad's book, A Frozen Moment; a VIP invitation to the Premier in Winnipeg; and a signed copy of Frank Albo's book, The Hermetic Code.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $801

    Producer: You will see your name displayed in the film's opening credits and on IMDB as a Producer. You will also receive a white balloon with a tag featuring your name, our eternal thanks for your support; a signed copy of Nihad Ademi's magazine G.Love; a Special Edition signed DVD copy of the White Balloon feature documentary; signed copy of the CD "Balkan Folk Tales"; VIP invitation to the Premier; signed 16 x 20 black and white photograph from Nihad's book, A Frozen Moment; a VIP invitation to the Premier in Winnipeg; a signed copy of Frank Albo's book, The Hermetic Code; and a signed DVD copy of a Guy Maddin movie.

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    Executive Producer: You will see your name displayed in the film's opening credits and on IMDB as an Executive Producer. You will also receive a white balloon with a tag featuring your name, our eternal thanks for your support; a signed copy of Nihad Ademi's magazine G.Love; a Special Edition signed DVD copy of the White Balloon feature documentary; signed copy of the CD "Balkan Folk Tales"; signed 16 x 20 black and white photograph from Nihad's book, A Frozen Moment; a VIP invitation to the Premier; a signed copy of Frank Albo's book, The Hermetic Code; and a signed DVD copy of a Guy Maddin movie.

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Funding period

- (30 days)