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This film depicts young adults finding their new normal after battling cancer and facing the outdoor adventure of their lives.
This film depicts young adults finding their new normal after battling cancer and facing the outdoor adventure of their lives.
142 backers pledged $21,507 to help bring this project to life.

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT

The effects of cancer reach far beyond the physical symptoms of the disease. Those who survive often find themselves dealing with a profound loss of community, identity and confidence, with few resources to turn to. On a quest to redefine themselves and defy their diagnosis, Out Living It tells the story of young adult cancer survivors who take on the challenge of rock climbing and white water kayaking during a week long outdoor adventure camp in the mountains of Colorado.

WHY WE’RE DOING THIS

Out Living It was created to document the transformation of people living with cancer as they discover their ability to embrace life while navigating the challenges of their disease. Realizing the far-reaching impact of this story, Serac Adventure Films teamed with First Descents to create a film that portrays the triumph of human spirit in the face of adversity, while inspiring its audience to seek challenge, adventure, risk and laughter.

More than 70,000 young adults are diagnosed with the disease each year in the United States alone, and unlike pediatric or geriatric cancer, this group’s survival rates have not increased since 1975. Often considered strong and resilient, the people who fall into this category struggle to find support or deny the fact that they need support.  We want this film to be an opportunity to launch young adult cancer into a national spotlight and allow the voices of this under-recognized group to be heard.

WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?

As important as this story is to tell, we need your support to help complete the final stages of our project. Your contribution will help finance the finishing touches of the editing, find the best possible soundtrack, and create a distribution plan to get this film out to the world. Please take the time to view our trailer, and if possible, donate whatever you can to help us complete take this film across the finish line and we will be happy to shower you with gifts!

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    OUR HEART-FELT GRATITUDE. You get that warm fuzzy feeling inside knowing that are helping the production team finish a powerful film about amazing people who face their fears beyond cancer.

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    To thank you for your contribution, we will send you a movie post card signed by our Director, 5 time Mount Everest summitteer and Emmy Award winning Michael Brown of Serac Adventure Films.

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    Along with your own self-satisfaction of helping us finish an amazing film, we will not only thank you with a signed post card by our esteemed Director, Michael Brown, but, we will also send you a lovely First Descents wristband for your support.

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    Ever want to see your name in movie credits? With this level of support, we will thank you by including you in a special section of the movie credits. Under the title “Supporter Acknowledgement” we will add your name, or, even better, you can name whomever you want in the Supporter Acknowledgements! Know someone who has struggled with cancer or is continuing to struggle? Want to give this as a gift to a friend or family member? Supply us their name for the credits! What an amazing tribute!

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    A shout out of big thanks from our team, Supporter Acknowledgements in the film credits for you or anyone you designate, a Michael Brown autographed movie post card, and an official First Descents wristband.

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    Supporter Acknowledgements in the film credits, and a specially made book of production photographs from the two camps and the making of the film.

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    You get Supporter Acknowledgements in the film credits, an official First Descents wristband, the production book of full of fun photos, and your choice of a Serac Adventure Films award winning DVD with a signed post card by Michael Brown, Emmy Award winning Director:
    1) Father Than the Eye Can See: “The incredible story of blind man Erik Weihenmayer’s quest to climb Mount Everest.”
    2) Light of the Himalaya: “Cameras journey into the Khumbu region of Nepal, where doctors from the "Global Giving" program perform over one-hundred cataract surgeries on the area's indigenous people who would have otherwise lost their sight.”
    3) The Endless Knot: “The celebrated high altitude Sherpa families suffer the loss of family members in the mountains more than any other group as they work at extreme altitude for Western expeditions. This film honors meaning beyond tragedy with a mountaineering school for Sherpas and high altitude workers.”

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    You get the whole package! Supporter Acknowledgements in the film credits, an official First Descents wristband, photo book, and all three of the amazing, award winning, Serac Adventure Films documentaries.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You get the whole package PLUS a DVD of this amazing movie! That is right, you get: Supporter Acknowledgements in the film credits, an official First Descents wristband, the book of photos signed by Michael Brown, one of the amazing Serac Adventure Films documentaries and a pre-release DVD of this life changing movie!

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    SEE YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS, well maybe not lights, but a single line in the credits of the film listing you as a “Presenting Partner.” So you get everything above (wristband, photo book, all three Serac Adventure Films DVDs, pre-release DVD) and you get your own line of credits in the film!
    [Please note that while donations at this level will guarantee you FD rockstar status and a permanent place in the First Descents/Serac family, this is an honorary title and does not transfer or entitle any claim of ownership, nor allow any creative or business involvement/decision-making.]

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    YOUR NAME IN THE MOVIE, a single line in the credits of the film listing you as a “Executive Partner.” So you get everything above (wristband, book, all three Serac Adventure Films DVDs, pre-release DVD) and you get your own line of credits in the film!
    [Please note that while donations at this level will guarantee you FD rockstar status and a permanent place in the First Descents/Serac family, this is an honorary title and does not transfer or entitle any claim of ownership, nor allow any creative or business involvement/decision-making.]

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