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A feature documentary about renowned author/neurologist Oliver Sacks, MD, one of the most compassionate scientific minds of our time.
A feature documentary about renowned author/neurologist Oliver Sacks, MD, one of the most compassionate scientific minds of our time.
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The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks

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S-T-R-E-T-C-H Goal a Success!

We are THRILLED to announce that we have OFFICIALLY made our $115K STRETCH goal!! Thanks to all of our contributors, this campaign is a success! Contributors will have exclusive access to a special Facebook Live event with Oliver’s primary collaborator, editor & friend (now the Executive Director of The Oliver Sacks Foundation) Kate Edgar, who will be in conversation with me, Dempsey Rice, the filmmaker behind The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks, and a few surprise special guests! We will share stories about Oliver and answer questions from you, Team Animated Mind.

Birthday Week Challenge a Success!

July 9th, would have been Oliver’s 85th birthday - his Astatine birthday! Astatine, element 85 on the Periodic Table, is the rarest element on earth. A fitting element to match the birthday of one of the rarest men to ever live.

Because we reached $90,000 in contributions before Friday, July 13th, ALL of our contributors will receive the Astatine birthday magnet pictured below. Put it on your fridge or your magnetic bulletin board!

3D Backer Challenge a Success:

On June 29 we completed our first backer challenge and reached 500+ backers by June 29th. As a result everyone will get will get a pair of retro 3D glasses plus a copy of a *NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN* 3D photograph that Oliver made as a boy!

about the film...

OLIVER & ME: 

I first met Dr. Oliver Sacks in 2002. We sat down for our first videotaped interview in 2003 and went on to spend over ten years in conversation. Oliver was a private man and I feel incredibly fortunate to have been the only filmmaker he allowed to shoot interviews with him for such a long period of time. 

Animated image of Oliver swimming.
Animated image of Oliver swimming.

An accomplished author and neurologist, Oliver pioneered the idea of “compassionate care” before it was popular. He saw his patients as whole people rather than as clusters of symptoms or “disorders”. As a best-selling author, he recognized that telling people's stories in a way that had never been done before, was far more powerful than publishing medical papers.

Our conversations are the foundation for The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks, a feature length documentary film that immerses viewers in Oliver's powerful stories, personal anecdotes and miraculous patient case histories.

Storyboard image of Oliver.
Storyboard image of Oliver.

THE FILM: 

Throughout our time together, I was consistently awed by Oliver and his deep compassion for all living things. He wasn’t afraid to ask the question, “What is it like to be YOU?” and really mean it!

His unfailing curiosity drove him to explore the magic of how our brains work and delve into the extreme joys and sorrows that come with human existence.   

Storyboard image of Oliver.
Storyboard image of Oliver.

My team and I are weaving together animation, found footage, archival material and cinematic live-action with my own on-camera interviews to tell the story of Oliver’s boundless pursuit of neurological understanding, and connection to people, patients, and the biological world.

We are making a film that will inspire new insight and deep compassion for the human experience in addition to celebrating Oliver’s irrepressible enthusiasm for, and curiosity about, the human mind. 

We hope you will join us on this journey!

Animated image of Oliver swimming.
Animated image of Oliver swimming.

JOIN TEAM ANIMATED MIND!

We are super excited about what we’ve made so far. We have an amazing team of animators and producers (read all about them below), but the crucial element is YOU. 

We need YOU to join US!

We want to create the most visually breath-taking, beautiful film we possibly can, but animation is expensive. We are a small team of independent filmmakers and your contribution will really make a difference.

A donation of any size makes you an official member of TEAM ANIMATED MIND so feel free to swim in a lake, hug the closest octopus or plant a few ferns in honor of Oliver! 

We promise to keep you in the loop as we move forward on this journey. In addition, you can check out some amazing rewards inspired by Oliver – we’ve written all about them in the right-hand column and if you keep scrolling down, you'll find pictures of all the cool stuff.

Thanks so much for joining TEAM ANIMATED MIND -- you are helping us bring the magic of Oliver Sacks to the world! 

Swimming in the City.
Swimming in the City.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: 

  • Donate to this Kickstarter campaign!
  • You can check out our website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. And while you're at it, share a link to this Kickstarter Campaign on your own social media streams!
  • Have you shot photos or video of Oliver? We’d love to see what you have! Share with us on social media or email Team Animated Mind at oliversacksfilm@gmail.com
  • Do you have a story about meeting Oliver? Or about the impact of his writing? If so, we'd love to hear all about it! Email us! oliversacksfilm@gmail.com

 THE REWARDS: 

Everything In Its Place (Fine Art Photograph by Bill Hayes):

Animated Mind Bookmark:

Animated Mind Pocket Notebook & Pen:

Swim With Oliver on your Swim Cap!

Animated Mind Mug:

 Animated Mind Tote Bag:

Welcome Squid Overlords -- this was Oliver's FAVORITE t-shirt of all time!  Made with a super soft fabric, it comes in mens and womens sizes!

3D Periodic Table Placemats:

 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, HAT!

 The OWL Stereo Viewer was designed by Dr. Brian May, lead guitarist for the epic rock band QUEEN, and astrophysicist:

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver & Me by Bill Hayes

Moleskine Journal -- the logo will be debossed (imprinted into the cover) with silver ink!

Midcentury Stereopanorama Show.  Explore the wonderful world of vintage 3D slides and photos:

 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (special edition + art):

Hallucinations Signed, Limited Edition Book (Easton Press):

Periodic Table Quilt:

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ABOUT DR. OLIVER SACKS:

Oliver Sacks, M.D. was a physician, a best-selling author, and a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. The New York Times has referred to him as “the poet laureate of medicine.”

He is best known for his collections of neurological case histories, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain and An Anthropologist on Mars. Awakenings, his book about a group of patients who had survived the great encephalitis lethargica epidemic of the early twentieth century, inspired the 1990 Academy Award-nominated feature film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams.

Dr. Sacks was a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books.

Oliver Sacks, M.D.
Oliver Sacks, M.D.

TEAM ANIMATED MIND:

Dempsey Rice, Director/Producer, explores themes of connection, personal story, relationship and identity in her filmmaking. Her feature documentary film Daughter of Suicide (1999, HBO) received a Cine Golden Eagle, a National Council on Family Relations Media Award and a National Mental Health Association Media Award. She is the recipient of a NY Emmy as the Series Producer of IMNY. Her hyper-local project, The Listening Project: Brooklyn (2013, 133 short films) aired on Brooklyn Independent Television. 

Filmmaker  Dempsey Rice
Filmmaker Dempsey Rice

Lori Cheatle, Producer, is a producer and founder of Hard Working Movies, an independent production company in Brooklyn, NY that produces films, TV and multi-media projects that are bold, creative and entertaining. Working with a range of talented directors, she’s produced over 20 award-winning films that have screened at top international film festivals, in theaters and on all major platforms around the world. Recent titles include MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A., winner of a Special Jury award at Sundance 2018; I Am Another You, directed by Nanfu Wang and distributed by FilmRise; KIKI directed by Sara Jordeno, winner of several awards, released by IFC Films/Sundance Selects; Seven Songs for A Long Life, directed by Amy Hardie, CAPTIVATED The Trials of Pamela Smart, directed by Jeremiah Zagar for HBO & Sky Atlantic; 112 Weddings and 51 Birch Street, directed by Doug Block, and many others.

Kate Edgar, Executive Producer, began working for Oliver Sacks in 1983. For more than three decades, she collaborated with him as editor, researcher, assistant and friend. Kate became the Executive Director of the Oliver Sacks Foundation following his death in 2015. Her role as Executive Producer indicates institutional support for The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks. 

Joanne Nerenberg, Co-Producer, works on all aspects of documentary film as a producer, director and editor. She is the co-creator of move it! A dance TV show for kids sold to Sesame Workshop in 2003. Joanne has produced video for Harvard University, The New York Historical Society, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, and The Lincoln Institute in Cambridge, MA. She is currently producing a new documentary film by Lizzie Gottlieb, featuring writer Robert Caro and his legendary editor Bob Gottlieb. 

Jonathon Corbiere, Director of Animation, is Creative Director & Co-Founder of Thought Café (Toronto, Canada). Thought Café sets itself apart from other animation and visual effects studios by focusing their skills and conceptions on concrete fundamental design and communication principles. Their studio currently houses 20 artists, animators, and designers, consistently outputting concept-driven animation solutions that favor function and substance over pure visual stimulation.

MetFilm Production, our UK Team, is an independent production company making high-quality fiction and documentary films for theatrical audiences worldwide. Together with sister company MetFilm Sales, MetFilm provides a vertically integrated environment for a small pool of exceptional filmmakers. Their award-winning documentaries include the Sundance 2015 opening film How To Change The World, Sour Grapes and Donor Unknown, all directed by Jerry Rothwell, Jeanie Finlay’s The Great Hip Hop Hoax, and Dylan Williams’ Men Who Swim, recently adapted into Swimming With Men, a narrative comedy starring Rob Brydon, which will be released in theaters this summer.

Michael Hearst is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and writer. His film scores include Chicken People, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, To Be Takei, Magic Camp, Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger, The Good Mother, and The House of Suh. Hearst is co-founder of the band One Ring Zero, which has released nine albums. As a solo artist, his projects include Songs For Extraordinary People, Songs For Unusual Creatures, Songs For Ice Cream Trucks, and Songs For Fearful Flyers. He is also the author of the books Unusual Creatures, Extraordinary People, and Curious Constructions, as well as co-director and host of the PBS Digital series Songs For Unusual Creatures.

Risks and challenges

Animation isn't fast my friends! I expect to be finished with the film by the end of 2019, but it might take longer for you to see the the film. I'll let you know about any delays we hit along the way! But don't fret, I'm working with an amazing team who has the skills to get this film done! I do plan to deliver your physical rewards by the end of 2018!

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    Receive special email updates on the progress of The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks--exclusive anecdotes, images, and clips--and a shoutout on our website. Oliver’s book says it all! Our hearty thanks, distilled to its essence—*pure* Gratitude.

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    Curious what Dr. Sacks liked to read? You'll receive select digital photos of Oliver’s densely populated bookshelves. See the tangible source of Oliver’s encyclopedic recall, within your reach! PLUS, all the goodies above.

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    Receive an eye-catching, Animated Mind bookmark. Hold your place in your favorite Oliver Sacks book, and at no extra cost, stimulate the visual cortex of your brain with our snazzy printed logo! Plus all rewards above.

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    SWIM WITH OLIVER SACKS

    A custom-branded The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks silicone swim cap. Oliver was an avid, lifelong swimmer who found inspiration in the water. In 1982, he wrote A Leg to Stand On by a lake, dripping water onto the manuscript as he wrote. Put on your Oliver Sacks swim cap, shimmy into a lake, and let the ideas flow. Plus all rewards $25 and below!

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    AWAKENINGS, THE COFFEE MUG

    Awake every morning with a steaming cup of O, er, Joe! Our custom-designed Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks coffee mug will have a place of honor in your cupboard. Caffeine. Better than L-DOPA! Plus all rewards $25 and under.

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    TOTE YOUR OLIVER SACKS BOOKS!

    Tote all your favorite Oliver Sacks books in this smart, limited edition Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks book bag. Functional and chic! Take Oliver to the beach, shopping, and—who knows?—eventually MARS! In addition, you’ll get all rewards $25 and under.

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    THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT

    Wear your Oliver Sacks fandom loud and proud, with--what else?? The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, HAT—a Kickstarter-exclusive, custom-designed baseball cap with the iconic bowler hat image from the book’s original cover art. Along with this prized item, you’ll also be able to stream the film before broadcast and get all the love we promised $25 and under.

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    WELCOME SQUID OVERLORDS T-SHIRT

    Oliver Sacks’ favorite T-shirt! Receive the limited-edition Mule Design SUPER SOFT graphic tee (mens & womens sizing available), featuring one of Oliver’s beloved fascinations-- a squid! Great conversation piece, and immediate membership in the international, unofficial Oliver Sacks Cephalopod fan club! Also, all the love we promised $25 and under.

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    85th BIRTHDAY PERIODIC TABLE PLACEMATS

    Say *Happy Birthday* to Oliver with a set of 8 placemats that feature one of the passionate loves of Oliver’s life—the Periodic Table of Elements. “The periodic table was incredibly beautiful, the most beautiful thing I had ever seen,” he wrote in Uncle Tungsten. Now you can enjoy the beauty at every meal. These 3D placemats are waterproof plastic, and feature eye-popping photos of the complete Periodic Table, updated to include ALL the most recently named Elements. Enjoy these fun placemats that combine Oliver’s boyish wonder and love of the Periodic Table in one edu-taining mealtime experience. Made by Oliver’s friend, entrepreneur Theodore Gray. Plus all the love we promised $25 and under.

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    STEREOSCOPE + 3D PHOTO OF OLIVER

    Get a rare 3-D stereoscopic photo of Oliver, shot by 3D photographer Brian Loube, paired with your very own OWL Stereo viewer! As a boy, Oliver loved to look though the family stereoscope and “travel” virtually to faraway places. Pop in this 3D image of Oliver to see his likeness up-close, then use your new 3-D viewer for “trips” to other places. PLUS all rewards $25 and under.

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    Get your name in the Thank You Credits (theatrical and festival versions only) of the film! PLUS all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: INSOMNIAC CITY

    Receive a signed copy of author and photographer, Bill Hayes’ memoir INSOMNIAC CITY, “A loving tribute to [Oliver] Sacks and New York.” (The New York Times) Filled with intimate glimpses of life with Oliver Sacks, the book traces Hayes’ own discovery of NYC and the ephemeral connections he has with a wide range of the city's denizen. Through journal-style vignettes and poetic street portraits, Billy deftly conveys what it feels like to be an artistic, compassionate soul moving through the urban sea. To keep your copy of Insomniac City safe and sound, you’ll also receive an Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks Tote Bag, your name in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only) and all rewards under $25.

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    MOLESKINE (OAXACA) JOURNAL

    Oliver started writing in journals at the age of 14. He told Dempsey that he “couldn’t think without a pen in hand.” Now you can be just like “Inky” (Oliver’s childhood nickname) and keep all your ideas close at hand in a handsome, limited edition Animated Mind Moleskine Journal. PLUS Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    WELCOME SQUID OVERLORDS *2 T-SHIRTS*

    Get TWO of Oliver Sacks’ favorite T-shirts! Receive TWO of the limited-edition Mule Design SUPER SOFT graphic tee (mens & womens sizing available), featuring one of Oliver’s beloved fascinations-- a squid! Great conversation piece, and immediate membership in the international, unofficial Oliver Sacks Cephalopod fan club! Also, all the love we promised $25 and under.

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    MIDCENTURY STEREOPANORAMA SHOW TICKET

    One ticket to a New York City stereoscope viewing party, led by Eric Drysdale, an Emmy-winning comedy writer for The Colbert Report and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Eric is a founding member of the New York Stereoscopic Society (of which Oliver was a proud member!) and will share with you his astonishing collection of 3D images. (Travel, room and board not included.) Also, a Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), the stereo viewer, and all rewards $25 and under!

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    PRIVATE FILM SCREENING

    One ticket to an exclusive sneak peak of The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks at IFP Media Center’s private screening room in New York City, Oliver’s adopted town! Join the filmmaking team for drinks afterwards. PLUS an Animated Mind mug, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under. (Travel, room and board not included.)

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    SIGNED BOOK: VINTAGE SACKS

    Signed books by Oliver Sacks are few and far between! Receive one of the few remaining softcover copies of VINTAGE SACKS signed by Oliver, and own a valuable Oliver Sacks memento. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: ON THE MOVE

    Signed books by Oliver Sacks are few and far between! Receive a signed, hardcover copy of On the Move, Oliver’s memoir published in 2015. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: AN ANTHROPOLOGIST ON MARS

    Signed books by Oliver Sacks are few and far between! Receive one of the few remaining hardcover copies of An Anthropologist on Mars signed by Oliver, and own a valuable Oliver Sacks memento. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: SEEING VOICES

    Signed books by Oliver Sacks are few and far between! Receive one of the few remaining hardcover copies of SEEING VOICES signed by Oliver, and own a valuable Oliver Sacks memento. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: UNCLE TUNGSTEN (UK EDITION)

    Signed books by Oliver Sacks are few and far between! Receive one of the few remaining hardcover copies of the UK Edition of UNCLE TUNGSTEN signed by Oliver, and own a valuable Oliver Sacks memento. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: THE MIND'S EYE

    Signed books by Oliver Sacks are few and far between! Receive one of the few remaining hardcover copies of THE MIND'S EYE signed by Oliver, and own a valuable Oliver Sacks memento. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: HALLUCINATIONS (Knopf Ed.)

    Signed books by Oliver Sacks are few and far between! Receive one of the few remaining hardcover copies of HALLUCINATIONS (Knopf Edition) signed by Oliver, and own a valuable Oliver Sacks memento. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: ON THE MOVE

    Signed books by Oliver Sacks are few and far between! Receive a signed, hardcover copy of ON THE MOVE, Oliver’s memoir published in 2015. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: UNCLE TUNGSTEN

    Signed books by Oliver Sacks are few and far between! Receive one of the few remaining hardcover copies of UNCLE TUNGSTEN signed by Oliver, and own a valuable Oliver Sacks memento. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: MUSICOPHILIA

    Signed books by Oliver Sacks are few and far between! Receive one of the few remaining hardcover copies of MUSICOPHILIA signed by Oliver, and own a valuable Oliver Sacks memento. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    THE MAN WHO MISTOOK (book+art)

    Receive a stunning Folio Society, illustrated edition of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. This slipcovered edition includes ten full color illustrations by British artist Martin O’Neill. PLUS you will get a limited edition Giclée print of one of these illustrations signed by O’Neill. (approximate size is 11”x17”) Exquisite books! In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    STEREOPANORAMA SHOW in YOUR NYC HOME!

    Invite your closest friends for a private stereoscopic slide viewing party! (Maximum number of people, including you, is 12.) Eric Drysdale, Emmy-winning comedy writer for The Colbert Report and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, will come to your home or office (NY City only) to entertain you and a small group of your friends with this amazing, one-of-a kind experience. Eric is an original co-founder of the New York Stereoscopic Society, and will answer all your questions related to stereoscopic trivia. Plus stereo viewers for you and your guests, your name in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    PERIODIC TABLE QUILT

    After reading "Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood," a fan once sent Oliver a quilt emblazoned with the Periodic Table. Get this reward, and tuck yourself in under the comfort of your very own (94" square) Periodic Table quilt, customized with a dreamy quote from Oliver. Quilt entrepreneur and author Theodore Gray (best known for his beautiful book The Elements) combines technology with craft to create these “stitchcoded” quilts. You can see a video of how the quilts are made if you scroll through our rewards images in the left column! In addition, you will get a signed copy of Billy Hayes’s Insomniac City (bc, of course!), the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    SIGNED BOOK: HALLUCINATIONS

    ONLY 650 copies of this leather-bound, numbered, and signed edition of Oliver’s book HALLUCINATONS exist in the whole world! Own a precious copy of Oliver’s book that explained how sensory distortions are a common part of human experience, known to befall the likes of Dostoevsky and Lewis Carroll. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    MEET KATE EDGAR & A SPECIAL GUEST

    Hear stories, ask questions, and learn more about Oliver Sacks while having tea with his closest collaborator and friend: Director of the Oliver Sacks Foundation, Kate Edgar (plus a special guest). Kate worked closely with Oliver on all his books starting with “A Leg to Stand on” in 1982, and was present in every aspect of Oliver’s life. She was his editor, friend, assistant, and collaborator, in short, his most trusted adviser. In addition, you will get the Moleskine journal, one piece of Animated Mind gear (choose mug, tote or tee), Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under. (Travel, room and board not included.)

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    OLIVER IN ICELAND (fine art photograph)

    Receive this gorgeous signed Archival Pigment Photo of Oliver taken by Billy Hayes 11” x 17”, Iceland, unframed. Musician and composer Bjork invited Oliver and Billy to her home in Reykjavik in August, 2012 (the title of her album Biophilia, had been inspired by Oliver’s Musicophilia). The two men were enchanted by Bjork, and later swam in Iceland’s famous volcanic pools. Own a magnificent portrait of Oliver, taken by his partner Billy. Accompanying this reward is a signed copy of Billy’s memoir Insomniac City PLUS the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    TOUR OLIVER'S ELEMENTS

    Get a private guided tour through some of Oliver’s most prized possessions. Oliver’s editor, assistant, friend, and Director of The Oliver Sacks Foundation, Kate Edgar and Oliver’s partner Billy Hayes will share stories about Oliver, show you some of his beautiful handwritten manuscripts and share some of Oliver’s favorite samples from The Periodic Table of Elements! Accompanying this reward is a signed copy of Billy’s memoir Insomniac City PLUS the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under. (Travel, room and board not included.)

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    EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE (fine art photo)

    Receive a signed archival pigment print of this stunningly beautiful photograph of Oliver taken by Bill Hayes in London, May 2015. (16” x 20” unframed)

    This image will be on the cover of Oliver's forthcoming book: "Everything In Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales." The final collection of Sacks essays that will be published.

    Accompanying this reward is a signed copy of Bill’s memoir Insomniac City PLUS the Moleskine journal, an Animated Mind tote bag to carry it in, Thank You in the credits (theatrical and festival versions only), and all rewards $25 and under.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT

    Top dog! Congrats, you are now a Contributing Associate Producer on The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks. Receive *first* billing in the Kickstarter credits. As well as everything and anything you might want from the rewards above (not including quilt and rewards with limited availability).

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