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Join Maddy Curley in making the next great Gymnastics Movie: CHALK IT UP!

We all know that gymnasts dream BIG, and I am no exception. Making CHALK IT UP is one of the biggest dreams that I have ever had, and I am so excited that you are going to be a part of it!

CHALK IT UP is a family friendly gymnastics film about a girl named Hannah, who overcomes her past to build a very unlikely team of misfit gymnasts at Harvard University. I dreamed up the idea while on the set of STICK IT, and now my dream is coming to life.

As an actress I have been in numerous feature films and television shows and even written, sold and produced successful shorts. These experiences have given me the skills that I need to:

1. Build the right team of people around me to make this film a success. From the writers, to the actors and a director, I have an extremely talented group of people all ready to get started.

2. Make a gymnastics movie that gymnasts will love. As a former UNC Gymnast and competing at the Elite level I know what it takes to BE a gymnast. I guarantee CHALK IT UP will be filled with great gymnastics.

3. Film in the perfect location! International Gymnastics Camp has been extremely generous to offer us the opportunity to film on location at their amazing camp in the beautiful mountains of Stroudsburg, Pennslyvania. I can't imagine a more perfect place to spend a few weeks.

As you can see we've got everything we need to get this film off the ground. except YOU: our Believers. The gymnasts, friends, family and backers who want to be a part of this journey with us. So check out our page, watch our video, read a little bit more about us. We're pretty sure you'll want to join Team CHALK IT UP!

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Making a film is a huge undertaking, and we know that there will be some bumps along the road, but we're prepared to handle them. One of the first things that we've done is given ourselves a full year to make CHALK IT UP.

From September 2013 to September 2014 we'll complete pre-production (casting, shooting schedules, location scouting), production (actually shooting the film), and post-production (sound, editing, music), and we feel confident that we can get it done.

We also promise to keep you in the loop. Once our campaign is complete, we'll post weekly updates on our Facebook page so you know exactly what's going on. We'll also let you know what hurdles we're facing and the strategies we've put into place to overcome them. Making a movie is a daunting task, but we never shy away from something just because it's difficult.

Come on...we're gymnasts...achieving the impossible is what we do!

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  • At this time we have tentative casting for most of our leading characters, but will definitely be in need of many talented gymnasts to do background, stunt and other work! Once we have all of our funding, we will post updates on the website about casting opportunities whether you are a gymnast or aspiring actor! Thanks for all of your questions. Keep them coming.

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  • Our Facebook page of course:

    https://www.facebook.com/chalkitupmovie

    We are already so excited and inspired by your support! Please "like" our Facebook page and look for your personal thank you for any donations received. We are so appreciative.

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  • Yes, we are interested in working with investors, but cannot accept donations from investors through Kickstarter. If you are an investor and interested in our project please send us an email and we'll be in contact very soon to discuss options. Thank you for your interest.

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    How THOUGHTFUL: For a $10.00 contribution you will receive a personal thank you on Chalk It Up's Facebook page thanking you for your contribution.

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    You're the BEST: For a $25.00 donation you will receive a personal thank you on Chalk It Up's Facebook page, plus a thank you in the credits of the film. Ever wanted to see your name in a movie? This is your chance.

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    We can't thank you ENOUGH: For a $50.00 donation you will receive a thank you in the credits of the film, plus a signed still production photograph from the CIU set.

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    You're INCREDIBLE: For a $100.00 donation you will receive a thank you in the credits of the film, plus a signed DVD of Stick It, by one of its star actresses Maddy Curley.

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    Get a GRIP: For a $300.00 donation you will receive a thank you in the credits of the film, plus a pair of brand new grips (you gymnasts know what we're talking about) cigned by the CIU cast.

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    You're one of US: For a $500.00 donation you will receive a thank you in the credits of the film, plus one of the characters in the movie will have YOUR NAME! The character is guaranteed to have at least one line and your first name will be mentioned in the film.

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    We can't wait to MEET YOU: For a $750.00 donation you will receive a thank you in the credits of the film, plus the chance to be a featured background actor in the film! Come join us on set, meet the cast and crew and get your chance to be on camera. (Travel and lodging not included)

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    Party like a STAR: For a $1000.00 donation you will receive a thank you in the credits of the film, plus a personal invitation to the film's wrap party! Come meet all of the cast and crew and have a chance to see film footage that won't be available anwhere else. (Travel and lodging not included)

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    Ready, Set, ACTION: For a $2000.00 donation you will receive a thank you in the credits of the film, plus an assistant producer credit. Are you looking to back a great film, while beginning your film career? This is it! (Limited Quanity)

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    Be at STAR: For a $5000.00 donation you will receive a thank you in the credits of the flim, plus a speaking role for you or a person of your choosing. If you have always wanted to try your hand at acting this is your chance. (Travel and lodging not included. Actors are guaranteed at least one line that will be in the final film.)

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