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A heartwarming story about movie piracy. Join a Sundance Lab alum to make a flashback comedy set in 1998 China, when DVD was king.
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    COFFEE BOOST. Film productions need coffee. It's what keeps the engine running. Your contribution will go to providing hot cups of coffee for the cast and crew, keeping us energetic and on our toes from pre-production all the way through post. Plus you'll get a Thank You email from us!

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    CHECK OUT OUR LAST FILM. We spent five years working on it and we think it's a fine, fun film. We'll send you a HD digital download of RED LIGHT REVOLUTION, China's first sex shop comedy. Plus you'll get a Thank You email from us!

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    A POSTCARD FROM SET. Get international mail from Beijing! One of our cast or crew will mail you a post card from the shoot! Plus the HD digital download of RED LIGHT REVOLUTION and a Thank You email!

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    OWN KING OF PEKING. Let's get right to it! HD download of KING OF PEKING as soon as it's available on digital platforms. Plus the HD download of RED LIGHT REVOLUTION!

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    GOIN' OLD SCHOOL. Notice how LPs have made a comeback? By the time this movie is out, DVDs might be in again! Get the DVD of KING OF PEKING signed by the filmmakers. Plus get the HD digital download of RED LIGHT REVOLUTION!

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    YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS! Thank You in the end credits of KING OF PEKING. Wherever the film screens, your name will be there! We're talking film fests, cinemas, tablets, the works! Plus get the HD digital downloads!

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    KING OF PEKING T-SHIRT! We'll be making a limited number of T-shirts with awesome artwork and you could own one! Plus the HD digital downloads!

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    20 MINUTES DISCUSSING YOUR FUTURE EDUCATION! What do the USC Peter Stark Producing Program, the UCLA Professional Program in Producing, the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Toronto Film Festival Talent Lab, Berlinale Talents, and the Victorian College of the Arts have in common? Many things, but one of them is that at least one of us has attended each of these programs. In this 20 minute Skype call we'll talk to you about film education! Plus all the great HD digital downloads!

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    BONUS REWARD: FILMMAKER MEET AND GREET. Sam Voutas and/or Melanie Ansley will meet you at their favorite local watering hole. Choose between L.A, Vancouver, Melbourne, Canberra, Beijing or Shanghai (travel and accommodation not included). Plus all the great digital downloads!

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    OWN THE SHOOTING SCRIPT. The actual printed shooting script we will take to set during filming. PLUS did we mention it is signed by the cast and crew? You can choose an English or Chinese copy. And you get the HD digital downloads to boot!

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    KING OF PEKING POSTER! Signed by Sam Voutas and one of our leads! Plus you get both the HD digital downloads!

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    BONUS REWARD: YOUR COMPANY LOGO IN THE END CREDITS. Our last film was seen by roughly 10 million people. Have your company’s logo featured in the end credits of KING OF PEKING, along with the words “Proudly Supported By”. Please keep all company logos something you don't mind your grandma seeing. Plus all the digital downloads!

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    VISIT THE SET! Based in China? If you're in town during the shoot then you'll get a front row seat for a day to see us filming (travel and accommodation costs not included). Plus all the HD digital downloads!

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    INTERESTED IN FILMING IN CHINA? We've worked in Chinese film, TV and new media since 2001. Our projects have screened on some of the biggest media platforms in the country, including CCTV and Tudou. Get the inside scoop via this half hour Skype call with the filmmakers. Plus you'll get both the HD digital downloads!

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    HAVE A CHINA PERFECT SCRIPT? Our producer will read your feature screenplay or treatment and give you a half hour Skype consult on the script's marketability and producibility in China. Plus all the HD digital downloads to boot!

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    LET'S HAVE HOT POT! Based in Beijing or Shanghai? You and a friend will have an exclusive dinner with the filmmakers at our favorite hot pot restaurant in either Beijing or Shanghai (travel and accommodation not included). Plus the HD digital downloads!

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    FINAL BONUS REWARD: CONSULTING PRODUCER CREDIT. Get an advisory credit on a film that will be seen around the world! You will be credited along with our two consulting producers in China in the end credits of KING OF PEKING as well as IMDB and other press kit materials. Plus all the digital downloads!

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    BONUS REWARD: APPEAR IN THE FILM WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOUSE. Send us your photograph and our art department will draw your face into the artwork of a bootleg DVD cover or movie poster featured in close-up in KING OF PEKING! Our artist’s drawing of your face will be seen by audiences around the world! Plus all the HD digital downloads!

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    YOUR COMPANY NAME AT THE CHINA PREMIERE! Director Sam Voutas or producer Melanie Ansley will wear your company's T-shirt at the China premiere of KING OF PEKING (shirt must meet team approval). And your company logo in the end credits, plus all the HD digital downloads!

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    BONUS REWARD: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT. The highest badge of support. You’ll not only be listed as an associate producer in the film’s end credits, but also on IMDB and all our press kits. Did we mention our last film was seen by over 10 million people, and played at over 20 film festivals? And of course all the HD digital downloads.

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    FINAL BONUS REWARD: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT. Says it all! Only one available. Be listed as “Executive Producer” in the KING OF PEKING end credits, IMDB and other press kit materials.You will share this credit with our two executive producers in China. Plus all the digital downloads!

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    BONUS REWARD: VIP CORPORATE SPONSOR. Have your company be the film’s elite backer. This means your company logo in the film’s closing credits under the words "VIP Corporate Sponsor". Logo will receive preferential sizing and 1st priority placement ahead of other corporate sponsors, will feature on all press kits, all email newsletters going out to fans (lasting a period of roughly 2 years), PLUS on all T-shirts made for the film (logo will be placed on sleeve). Your company will also have the opportunity to distribute promotional items of your choice (pens, T-shirts, hats etc) at select “King of Peking” screenings in China. AND two tickets to the film’s WORLD PREMIERE (travel and accommodation not included), where you will have an exclusive dinner with the filmmakers.

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