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Jerry Kramer's life transcends winning football championships -- 

-- although he sure did a lot of that.  His life - both personally and professionally - has embodied character, integrity, and excellence. Jerry has always made the effort to do things "the right way." This film is not only about his life, it's about the values that define how he has lived it -  selflessness, teamwork, rising above adversity, and perseverance.  

"This Kickstarter campaign has been launched so that the film can be independent and truthful, and so that it can be completed this year. I think you'll really like the Rewards. Thanks for visiting!" - Glenn Aveni (filmmaker)

L: Jerry's NFL rookie card; C: profile shot - the young Packer R: the photo used for the cover of Instant Replay, the groundbreaking and bestselling book Jerry wrote with the late great Dick Schaap
L: Jerry's NFL rookie card; C: profile shot - the young Packer R: the photo used for the cover of Instant Replay, the groundbreaking and bestselling book Jerry wrote with the late great Dick Schaap

As a player for the Green Bay Packers, he won 5 championships, 2 Super Bowls (the first two Super Bowls ever), was an All-Pro selection 6 times, and made the biggest block on the biggest play of arguably the biggest (and still the coldest) game in NFL history, known forever as The Ice Bowl.  He is on virtually every known list of "Greatest Players in History. "

L: Jerry (#64) making THE BLOCK in The Ice Bowl, taking the legs out from under Jethro Pugh; R: moments later, Bart Starr (#15) scores, Jerry gazes back and sees the results of a job well done,  Jethro Pugh (#75) can only watch and lament, and the Packers are Champs.
L: Jerry (#64) making THE BLOCK in The Ice Bowl, taking the legs out from under Jethro Pugh; R: moments later, Bart Starr (#15) scores, Jerry gazes back and sees the results of a job well done, Jethro Pugh (#75) can only watch and lament, and the Packers are Champs.

Jerry's ability to rise above adversity is best exemplified by him playing in 129 regular season games (over 11 years), despite an astounding 22 surgeries. And his admirable perseverance is best exemplified by an inexplicable 50 year wait to be enshrined into the NFL Hall Of Fame, an honor finally bestowed upon him in 2018 at the age of 82. 

Jerry helps Bart Starr off the field (accompanied by Dr. James Nellen) in the Western Division championship game at Lambeau Field in 1965. Jerry and Bart remained very close. Bart passed, only days before this campaign was launched. It has been determined that a special dedication in this film will be made to Bart Starr.
Jerry helps Bart Starr off the field (accompanied by Dr. James Nellen) in the Western Division championship game at Lambeau Field in 1965. Jerry and Bart remained very close. Bart passed, only days before this campaign was launched. It has been determined that a special dedication in this film will be made to Bart Starr.

The film takes viewers on a heartfelt and emotional journey - from Jerry growing up in a very small town, with very modest means, to his appreciable NFL glory and achievements, to an admirably productive and significant life after football.  Jerry Kramer has been a successful player, teammate, author, motivator, and ambassador of humanity. He's been an inspiration to a great many, role model to some, trusted friend to a few, and perhaps above all, he has been, and forever will be a proud and loving family man.  

"I feel humbled and privileged to make this film," says filmmaker Glenn Aveni. "I want to add that we live at a time when traditional values, trust, and character seem less visible and prevalent. This film will entertain and enlighten, but I hope many also find it inspirational."

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"Jerry Kramer did not know how good he was when he first joined the Green Bay Packers. You'd be surprised how much confidence a little success will bring." - Vince Lombardi

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HALL OF FAME PLAYER, PERSON, FATHER, AND FRIEND

Jerry was born in eastern Montana and moved - during 4th grade - to Sandpoint, Idaho.

L to R: Jerry at age 2; Jerry in home-made coveralls (made by his mom); Jerry (with a teammate) while on his high school skiing team
L to R: Jerry at age 2; Jerry in home-made coveralls (made by his mom); Jerry (with a teammate) while on his high school skiing team

In 1953, an accident shot a lance of wood into his abdomen, sticking out his back between two vertebrate. Doctors cut the piece in two and pulled it out, front and back. Two weeks later, he was back at High School football practice. He accepted a football scholarship to the University of Idaho, where he played nearly every play until his final game. He was drafted by the Packers in 1958 (Vince Lombardi became coach the next year.) In 1965, while playing for the Packers and having achieved much success, Jerry missed most of a season when he was diagnosed with actinomycosis from remaining wood fragments still in his abdomen all those years. After serious surgery, he reclaimed his starting position at right guard. The Packers went on to win three additional (and consecutive) NFL titles. 

L to R: Jerry with daughter Alicia; with grandchildren Mariah and Myles - children of Jerry's daughter Diana; and with son Daniel (photo by Packers longtime photog Vernon Biever)
L to R: Jerry with daughter Alicia; with grandchildren Mariah and Myles - children of Jerry's daughter Diana; and with son Daniel (photo by Packers longtime photog Vernon Biever)

 In 1967, Jerry collaborated with Dick Schaap on Instant Replay. The book chronicled the life of a professional football offensive lineman during a season. It was groundbreaking and highly successful. Jerry authored two additional books with Schaap. When Vince Lombardi tragically died from cancer in 1970, Jerry edited a collection of reminiscences from coaches, players, and friends as well as the family of the late great coach. 

L to R: Jerry with Mike Ditka; with Muhammad Ali (and longtime friend Claude Crabb); and with Clay Matthews and fellow HOF'er Willie Davis
L to R: Jerry with Mike Ditka; with Muhammad Ali (and longtime friend Claude Crabb); and with Clay Matthews and fellow HOF'er Willie Davis

Jerry was always a major proponent of The Lombardi Principles, and still lives his life by its precepts and doctrine.  He has been universally respected by players, management, competitors, and sports celebrities all over the world. He's become a sought-after motivational speaker (and if you played our Project Video, you've heard his distinctive, defining, almost mesmerizing voice). 

Screenshot of the Kramer family, seated in the Packers’ Alumni box the day he was presented his Pro Football Hall of Fame Ring and his name was unveiled in the Packers Ring of Honor. From left: Tony Kramer holding Jack, Stephanie Kramer peeking in, Diana Lee Kramer, Jordan Kramer, Jerry, Daniel Kramer, Alicia Kramer and Matt Kramer.  (The game that day versus the Vikings ended in a 29-29 tie.) Photo credit to Paul Bodi.
Screenshot of the Kramer family, seated in the Packers’ Alumni box the day he was presented his Pro Football Hall of Fame Ring and his name was unveiled in the Packers Ring of Honor. From left: Tony Kramer holding Jack, Stephanie Kramer peeking in, Diana Lee Kramer, Jordan Kramer, Jerry, Daniel Kramer, Alicia Kramer and Matt Kramer. (The game that day versus the Vikings ended in a 29-29 tie.) Photo credit to Paul Bodi.
A graphic depiction of Jerry's Hall of Fame induction; collage created for this campaign by Doug Ridley
A graphic depiction of Jerry's Hall of Fame induction; collage created for this campaign by Doug Ridley

Jerry was a Hall Of Fame finalist on 10 separate occasions. He was widely considered the greatest player not in the HOF for decades. Finally in 2018, at the age of 82, and with enormous help from his children, including son Daniel, and led by daughter Alicia, Jerry was inducted into Canton. He still loves wearing the jacket.

L to R: the 1962 championship football with others; Jerry with the 1962 ball at Heritage Auction; Jerry sporting his Hall of Fame jacket at home (photographed by daughter Alicia)
L to R: the 1962 championship football with others; Jerry with the 1962 ball at Heritage Auction; Jerry sporting his Hall of Fame jacket at home (photographed by daughter Alicia)

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"Jerry - you are a new inductee into the NFL Hall Of Fame!" - HOF President David Baker

"And you are the most beautiful man I've ever seen!" - Jerry Kramer with a smile, in response

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MORE ABOUT THE FILM

The film opens with Jerry getting the news that he finally was going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. His reaction is priceless.  It then flashes back and traces Jerry's life in a biographical manner, beginning with his childhood in Sandpoint, Idaho. 

Throughout the film, Jerry speaks. Other present-day interviews that have already taken place or been committed, are with Donnie Anderson, Bobby Beathard, Boyd Dowler, Brett Favre, Franco Harris, Paul Hornung, Dave Robinson, and Ron Wolf. Upon success of this Kickstarter, additional interviews will be added, including Bart Starr Jr.  The film will be rich in archival interviews as well, and will contain much classic, dramatic and historic game footage licensed from the NFL. And of course, Jerry's 6 children - Tony, Diana, Daniel, Alicia, Matthew, and Jordan will each speak personally on camera. 

The film shows footage, and makes commentary on the way football was once played mostly in "the trenches". If you are a football fan, you've no doubt heard the expression "the game is won in the trenches." Jerry Kramer played in the trenches, as an offensive guard. The role of the offensive line is to sacrifice the body to protect, and to block for others. A lineman never carries the ball. The job is selfless, exemplifies the team nature of football, and this fits the persona of Jerry to a tee. The film also discusses Jerry's role in the Packers' signature play - the Packers' Sweep. This play became iconic, and it was used so often that it was almost as if the Packers (and Coach Lombardi) were saying - "you know it's coming, here it is, see if you can stop it."

The Packers Sweep, led by Jerry, blocking for: top left - Jim Taylor; top right Paul Hornung; bottom Donnie Anderson
The Packers Sweep, led by Jerry, blocking for: top left - Jim Taylor; top right Paul Hornung; bottom Donnie Anderson

The film also brings you head-on into the era of 1960's football through team rivalries and personal ones.  After all, there were less teams back then, no free agency, and far less frequent substitutions. Rivalries became almost religious in nature.  Jerry often lined up directly against such luminary defensive linemen as Alex Karras and Merlin Olsen. 

L: Alex Karras - with his arm cocked - seems to be ready to haul off on Jerry; R: Karras again, having knocked off Jerry's helmet moments earlier. Alex Karras and Merlin Olsen were two of Jerry's primary rivals.
L: Alex Karras - with his arm cocked - seems to be ready to haul off on Jerry; R: Karras again, having knocked off Jerry's helmet moments earlier. Alex Karras and Merlin Olsen were two of Jerry's primary rivals.

The film discusses The Ice Bowl, Jerry's retirement, the death of Coach Lombardi, and it tells of The Lombardi Principles, which embody how Jerry lived his life.  Throughout the film, we hear commentary and testimonials not only through current interviews, but archival clips. 

Then there is the uniqueness of playing in Green Bay, in front of the fervent Packer Nation. 

PACKER NATION & PACKER PRIDE

The film will explore links between Jerry Kramer and the Green Bay Packers which transcend the fact that Jerry played his entire career for them. The Green Bay Packer franchise is marked by great success, but also by principles, ideals, a unique way of doing business, an unparalleled degree of fan loyalty, and support of the community and by the community.

The Green Bay Packers, circa 1962, having a fun moment after taking their official team photo.
The Green Bay Packers, circa 1962, having a fun moment after taking their official team photo.

The city of Green Bay is - by far - the smallest U.S. market to host a professional sports team in any major sport. The Packers are the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, and have played in their original city longer than any franchise. The Packers are a non-profit, community-owned professional sports team, the only one in the U.S. The bond between the Packers and the Green Bay (and surrounding) community is virtually unequaled. Every game played in Green Bay has been sold out since 1960. There is a 30+ year wait for season tickets. 

L to R: Curly Lambeau with Coach Lombardi; Jerry's ring from Super Bowl I; Jerry hoisting Coach Lombardi after Super Bowl II, which would turn out to be coach's final game (photo by Neil Leifer)
L to R: Curly Lambeau with Coach Lombardi; Jerry's ring from Super Bowl I; Jerry hoisting Coach Lombardi after Super Bowl II, which would turn out to be coach's final game (photo by Neil Leifer)

The Packers have enjoyed success, having won 13 league championships, the most in history. During Jerry Kramer's 11 years with the Packers (1958-1968), they won 5 league championships, and won the first two Super Bowls.

The 1960's were "glory years" for the Green Bay Packers, and the team played under the stern and moralistic tutelage of all-time great coach Vince Lombardi.  Terms like Packer Nation and Packer Pride were based on real life messages. It's been argued that no team has ever adopted a more personal role in its community than the Packers, and in 2008, ESPN.com ranked Packers fans as best in the NFL (tied with fans of the Steelers). 

Packers fans have eternal love for their team (and their dogs) - sticking together in all kinds of weather; pictured here - a lovely springtime afternoon in Wisconsin
Packers fans have eternal love for their team (and their dogs) - sticking together in all kinds of weather; pictured here - a lovely springtime afternoon in Wisconsin

DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY

Says Glenn: "My earliest memories growing up in Wisconsin, were watching Packers games on cold Sundays with my dad and my uncles. I would fetch them beers, they would yell at the TV, I only partly understood why. It was the first time I saw grown men fraternize, and the first time I heard off-color language. I only knew it was fun, and I got caught up in the passion and excitement, because - who wouldn't?  As I got a little older and better understood football, rooting for the Packers became part of my soul. 

"When I was 10, already a die-hard Packers fan, my dad handed me a book one day. He said: 'You need to read this.' He had never handed me a book before.  It was the best seller Instant Replay, by Jerry Kramer and Dick Schaap, about the 1967 season. Jerry's words were inspirational. They stayed with me. 

"I've been fortunate to have a career as an independent filmmaker, because with independence comes the freedom to choose the stories to tell. I produced a documentary on guitarist Les Paul that won awards and acclaim. A few years ago, I produced a documentary on The US Festival and its founder Steve Wozniak, and brought it successfully to Kickstarter. I love music and play guitar. I love sports and love to tailgate. I especially love telling stories about people and events that are uplifting and larger than life. 

"'You Can If You Will' is a quote that originated with Jerry's high school coach. It seemed a fitting title for a film about a small-town boy who braved serious injury and hurdled obstacles to become a 5-time world champion pro football player, best-selling author, articulate and forceful speaker, proud family man, good friend, neighbor, and role model, and - after a 50 year wait (which is a story in and of itself, discussed in the film) - an NFL Hall of Famer. He has lived  and embodied the 'Lombardi Principles' : Love your family. Love your teammates. Show respect to receive respect. Live with integrity. Character matters. Do things right not just some of the time, but all of the time. 

"I appreciate that you've read this commentary - thank you. Whether you are a die-hard longtime Packers fan, or someone who knows nothing of Jerry Kramer or professional football, you will enjoy this film. It is a story that is not only true, it's real. You'll feel that. As I've said, and will now say again, it's an honor and a privilege for me to tell the Jerry Kramer story. Thank you for your interest, and thanks for your support." - Glenn

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DID YOU KNOW?  Jerry was also the Packers' placekicker for several years, and he scored ten points, on three field goals and an extra point, in the Packers 16−7 victory over the Giants in the 1962 NFL Championship game. In 1963 he was jovially described as "the best knuckleball kicker in the NFL."

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ABOUT THE REWARDS 

Every reward beginning at $15 includes the film in some way. Every reward beginning at $105 includes your name in the closing credits under "the Producers wish to thank …". 

The posters are movie-style, signed individually by Jerry and will be shipped in a tube for protection. 

The $185 personally inscribed book reward will be of Instant Replay, signed by Jerry, personalized to you (your name or a name of your choosing).

The Insider Special reward which includes several unique items contains Jerry Kramer's "Inside The Locker Room" 2-disc CD set which covers Green Bay's 1967 championship season; the audio tapes - used to create Instant Replay - include Coach Vince Lombardi's last Green Bay locker room speech, Super Bowl II locker room audio and interviews with Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Max McGee and Captains Willie Davis and Bob Skoronski.  

CAN YOU MIX AND MATCH? Yes, you can. If there are Rewards you'd like in a certain combination/quantity that are not offered that way, no problem. Send a message by clicking the round photo of Glenn (top left of page), and then "CONTACT ME". We'll work it out. DELIVERY DATES: The Rewards deliveries are approximate, and reflect a delivery date of a best-guess for the film's completion; because the success of this campaign would raise enough to finish the film, we intend to get it to you before the holidays this year. However, we are also likely to fulfill many of the Rewards a bit earlier. MAKING YOUR "CHOICES": All "options" involved in any Reward tier (t-shirt size, etc.) are made AFTER the campaign; Kickstarter has a survey form for this. 

MEET THE TEAM

Glenn Aveni - Filmmaker, Director, and Producer 

Glenn at work, posing for GQ, w his family at a Brewers game, and w his pal Snowy
Glenn at work, posing for GQ, w his family at a Brewers game, and w his pal Snowy

Glenn is a boutique indie filmmaker who is passionate about sports and music. His films are focused on people and things that have made a difference. His documentary on Les Paul was nominated for an Emmy and was a multiple award-winner at major festivals. The US Generation (funded on Kickstarter) was about The US Festival and its founder Steve Wozniak. Glenn is a resident of Wisconsin and a lifelong Packers fan. He has immensely enjoyed getting to know Jerry Kramer and his family, and he looks forward to completing and releasing this film. 

Daniel Kramer - Producer

Daniel Kramer is an author, photographer, educator and circumnavigator, currently residing in Houston. He is Jerry's third child. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Documentary Photojournalism from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His photographs have been published in TIME, Newsweek, The Atlantic, CNN, the BBC Newshour, etc. and are in collections at museums worldwide including the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), the Phoenix Art Museum, and The Ramones Museum in Berlin. 

Mark Mayfield - Executive Producer

Mark works extensively with Jerry Kramer as Jerry's exclusive sports marketing agent. The two men have a uniquely close relationship. Mark is President of Mayfield Sports Marketing, through which he has many relationships with former and current NFL and especially Green Bay Packers players, some of whom have agreed to be interviewed for this film. 

Bob Monagle - Executive Producer

Bob is co-founder of Tanner Monagle Studios and an award winning broadcast producer/editor. Bob brings a unique perspective to this film production and he is a longtime Green Bay Packers and Jerry Kramer fan. One of Bob’s inspirational childhood memories is reading the Jerry Kramer/Dick Schaap best selling book titled Instant Replay.

John Tanner - Executive Producer

John is co-founder of Tanner Monagle Studios and has worked on numerous award winning films, television programs and recorded music projects. John will oversee the film’s score and licensed music for the film. John has worked with former Green Bay Packers legend Donald Driver and numerous other sports celebrities over his illustrious career. 

Ross Monagle - Director of Photography, Lead Editor 

Ross has a passion for producing meaningful films about people who have an extraordinary story to tell, and Jerry Kramer’s story is no exception. Ross’ passion for sports and the Green Bay Packers and his superior knowledge how to light and shoot a scene, will give this film a unique character to match Jerry’s unique qualities.

BUDGET, TIMELINE, & USE OF PROCEEDS

Production is well underway, and funds from Kickstarter will allow for completion. This includes the additional interviews and content, as well as the the editing necessary to create a rough cut. Post-production includes color correction, sound editing, music, and some basic effects - all the things that make a film special. Licenses and Clearances include rights fees for NFL and other footage and some music. In the event that the Kickstarter campaign exceeds its target raise, incremental funds will be used for soundtrack, additional effects, plus submission to film festivals and broad distribution efforts. The ongoing Production will re-commence immediately after the campaign, and continue through the summer. Post-production efforts will occur in the Fall. The film will be completed and released to backers before Christmas of 2019. 

WHY KICKSTARTER

We came to Kickstarter because we wanted this film to be INDEPENDENT, and to speak to a COMMUNITY.  With independence comes truth, and the ability to finish the film sooner, so that Jerry himself can also enjoy it sooner.  The community we seek is not just football fans, or Packers fans (who may know Jerry and his story), but a wider community that would appreciate a documentary that embodies motivation, integrity, adversity, perseverance, patience, and humanity.  What better place for us than Kickstarter, where documentary films are featured, and communities are fostered every day.

QUESTIONS

If you've got questions, we've got answers. Send a message through Kickstarter by clicking on the little round photo of Glenn at the top left of the campaign page, then click CONTACT ME. We'd love to hear from you! 

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 "I am excited about the film, I’m excited about the opportunity to talk about the philosophy and beliefs of coach. I think it’s a philosophy that is applicable to virtually any walk of life. As coach said: 'You don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time.'" - Jerry Kramer

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PHOTO CREDITS: In places where the photographer was known to us, the credit appears in the photo caption. If anybody sees a photo not credited and can provide information as to who should be credited, we would be pleased to add said credit(s). 

Risks and challenges

Making a motion picture is a comprehensive endeavor full of many moving parts, difficult even for a major studio. Independent film in particular has to juggle economic reality as a variable. In our case, we have been working on the film for a while, and so we are pretty far along. The B-roll - classic football footage, crowds, etc. - is all located, and ready to be licensed. Some of the interviews are done. Some of the rights are cleared, and the rest is at least known. This is not my first rodeo, so to speak. I feel very privileged to be working not only with Jerry, but his family and representatives who are very much wanting to see the broad legacy of this fine man told on the big screen. For all these reasons, I can say with total certainty that when this Kickstarter campaign reaches its target, this film will be finished, on time, and all the Rewards will likewise be delivered on time. - Glenn

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    COMBO #2 PLUS NAME IN CREDITS

    You will receive everything from the $40 (or $45 level, DVD or Blu-Ray, your choice) above, PLUS the T-shirt from the $60 level, PLUS the poster from the $75 level, PLUS your name will appear in the end credits under "the Producers wish to thank ...". All "choices" are made after the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • DVD or Blu-Ray of the film - your choice
    • T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Your name in the closing credits of the film
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    Pledge US$ 185 or more About US$ 185

    COMBO WITH PERSONALLY INSCRIBED BOOK

    You will receive everything from the $105 level above, PLUS a personally inscribed (to your name or a name of your choosing) paperback copy of INSTANT REPLAY, the legendary and timeless book Jerry wrote with Dick Schaap. PLUS your name will appear in the end credits of the film under "the Producers wish to thank ..." Note: ALL Rewards "choices" are made after the campaign. See About the Rewards for more.

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • DVD or Blu-Ray of the film - your choice
    • T-Shirt or Signed Poster - your choice
    • INSTANT REPLAY - personally inscribed to you by Jerry
    • Your name in the closing credits of the film
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    Pledge US$ 260 or more About US$ 260

    PARTY-TIME IN MILWAUKEE!

    You receive everything from the $60 level above, PLUS-- 2 tickets to the Milwaukee-area premiere of the film. (Travel not included.) Join with us in the "Kramer VIP" group for a celebration of the film's completion/release, and of course a viewing of the film. We don't have all the details but we already know one thing for sure - this will be a special, heartfelt, and memorable night! And you will of course see your name right there on the screen, as you are thanked in the end credits.

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • Deluxe Digital Download of Film
    • T-Shirt
    • 2 Tix to Milwaukee Premiere of Film in Kramer VIP Party
    • Your name in the closing credits of the film
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    Pledge US$ 275 or more About US$ 275

    PARTY-TIME IN GREEN BAY!

    You receive everything from the $60 level above, PLUS-- 2 tickets to the Green Bay-area premiere of the film. (Travel not included.) Join with us in the "Kramer VIP" group for a celebration of the film's completion/release, and of course a viewing of the film. We don't have all the details but we already know one thing for sure - this will be a special, heartfelt, and memorable night! And you will of course see your name right there on the screen, as you are thanked in the end credits.

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • Deluxe Digital Download of Film
    • T-Shirt
    • 2 Tix to Green Bay Premiere of Film in Kramer VIP Party
    • Your name in the closing credits of the film
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    Pledge US$ 385 or more About US$ 385

    YOUR STORY, ON CAMERA, ON THE DVD

    You get everything from the $135 level above, plus you get to tell us a story (90 seconds in length max) on camera (iPhone is fine) and we will put it on the DVD (and Blu-Ray) as an "extra", that we will call "Voices of the Fans". Your story should - in some way - relate to the Packers or to the message of the film "You Can If You Will." An ideal reward for memorializing something personal that you'd love to share. You will also get two extra DVD's (3 total), and a credit during the main body of end credits. Limited to 8.

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • DVD or Blu-Ray of the film - your choice
    • T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Your Story, on camera, on the DVD
    • Your name in the closing credits of the film
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    Pledge US$ 535 or more About US$ 535

    INSIDER SPECIAL

    A very special Reward. You will receive everything from the $135 level above, plus three unique extra's: the 108-page Hall of Fame Magazine entitled: You Can, If You Will - A Son's View of Jerry Kramer's Hall of Fame Journey by Daniel Kramer; PLUS a copy of Jerry Kramer's "Inside The Locker Room" 2-disc CD set and accompanying booklet - the CD's take you inside the locker room during 1967 and you'll hear the audio tapes used to create Instant Replay, Coach's last locker room speech, and more; PLUS you will ALSO have a personal 1 on 1 telephone conversation with Jerry. For more on this, see About the Rewards. Of course, you'll also see your name in the end credits as you are thanked. Wow!

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • DVD or Blu-Ray of the film - your choice
    • T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Hall of Fame photographic magazine/journal on Jerry
    • Inside the Locker Room audio CD's plus booklet
    • Phone call with Jerry
    • Your name in the closing credits of the film
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    Pledge US$ 685 or more About US$ 685

    YOU ARE IN THE FILM

    You get everything from the $135 level above, plus you are in the film itself. How are you in the film? We'll figure it out - maybe you introduce a segment, maybe you give a quote, or maybe you come up visually during the closing credits in a way befitting the Packers and the film - this is an ideal reward for impressing your friends. You will also get a credit in the main body of credits. Limited to 6.

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • DVD or Blu-Ray of the film - your choice
    • T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • YOU are in the Film!
    • Your name in the closing credits of the film
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    Pledge US$ 1,150 or more About US$ 1,150

    PRIVATE SCREENING FOR UP TO 12 PEOPLE

    You receive everything from the $135 level above, PLUS you and 11 of your friends will be invited to a special private screening of the film. The Green Bay/Milwaukee area location which we will provide (your choice) will be cool. There will be refreshments (and treats), special guests for a post-film Q and A, and ... you, yes you, will be the first to see the Final Cut of the film with your name in the end credits. You'll have lead time to invite your friends, or use this to make new ones! Either way, you'll never forget it, and your 11 friends will love you for life. (Travel not included).

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • DVD or Blu-Ray of the film - your choice
    • T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Prvate Screening of the Film for 12
    • Your name in the closing credits of the film
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    Pledge US$ 2,250 or more About US$ 2,250

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    You get everything from the $135 level, PLUS you get 2 tickets to the Premier of your choice ($260 or $270 level - travel not included), PLUS credit as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, which will go onto IMDb, the film's end credits, plus key art (posters, DVD boxes, etc.). You are truly a part of our team, and we're glad to have you aboard.

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • DVD or Blu-Ray of the film - your choice
    • T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Two tix to Milwaukee OR Green Bay Premiere of the Film
    • Credit as Associate Producer of the Film
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    Pledge US$ 3,350 or more About US$ 3,350

    CO-PRODUCER

    You get everything from the $135 level, PLUS you get 2 tickets to the Premier of your choice ($260 or $270 level - travel not included), PLUS a 4-hour meeting/lunch/work session with the Director in the office and editing bay (in Milwaukee-area, travel not included), PLUS credit as a CO-PRODUCER, which will go onto IMDb, the film's end credits, plus key art (posters, DVD boxes, etc.). Thank you for supporting, we are thrilled to be teammates!

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • DVD or Blu-Ray of the film - your choice
    • T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Two tix to Milwaukee OR Green Bay Premiere of the Film
    • Credit as a Co-Producer of the Film
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    Pledge US$ 5,500 or more About US$ 5,500

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    You get everything from the $135 level, PLUS you get 2 tickets to the Premier of your choice ($260 or $270 level), PLUS a full day's meeting/lunch/work session with the Director in the office and editing bay (in Milwaukee-area, travel not included), PLUS credit as an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, which will go onto IMDb, the film's end credits, plus key art (posters, DVD boxes, etc.). Thank you for your most generous support!

    Includes:
    • Rotating Screensaver
    • Personal thanks from Jerry
    • DVD or Blu-Ray of the film - your choice
    • T-Shirt
    • Signed Poster
    • Two tix to Milwaukee OR Green Bay Premiere of the Film
    • Credit as Executive Producer of the Film
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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    STRATEGIC ALLIANCE / SUPER FAN VIP

    This is an opportunity for an alliance between the film and a person OR business. Values and packaging for discussion. It includes a 2-hour personal appearance by Jerry. You can choose whether you want him to appear at a function, speak to a company or group, or you can have dinner together - Jerry will come to you (in that sense, this is the only Reward in which travel IS included). We can and will make this incredibly special - feel free to contact us for more details. You also get - at minimum - everything from the $135 level PLUS two VIP tickets to the Premiere of your choice, PLUS a unique credit in the film - you can choose between Executive Producer or a standalone "Extra Special Thanks" credit. If there are other Rewards on this page you would like, let us know. Pleased to work with you, and/or your company. Happy to speak further. Note: no shipping, it is included.

    Includes:
    • Two hours' personal appearance from Jerry at your chosen location
    • Two tix to Milwaukee OR Green Bay Premiere of the Film
    • An assortment of many other Rewards, to be discussed.
    • Executive Producer, or standalone Extra Special Thanks credit.
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