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My Brother Jack is a feature length independent film by acclaimed writer/director Stephen Dest (Blind-Cannes Film Festival 08) to be filmed in CT.
My Brother Jack is a feature length independent film by acclaimed writer/director Stephen Dest (Blind-Cannes Film Festival 08) to be filmed in CT.
37 backers pledged $20,300 to help bring this project to life.

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT: This winter we will begin production on our New Haven based feature length film, My Brother Jack. Our goal with this Kickstarter campaign is twofold. The first is to raise a minimum of $20,000 which will be used to help pay for the hard dollar costs of pre-production. The second is to raise awareness, build a fan base and most importantly connect with people who have an interest in getting involved in the world of independent film in Connecticut.

We will use this Kickstarter campaign as a way of communicating with you, the Backers and fans, keeping you involved in the process as we move closer to the start of production. As a Backer of My Brother Jack, you will be the first to learn about casting, locations, screenings and other live events and will have an insider’s view of the project through post production and release.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about My Brother Jack. Be sure to check out our list of rewards on the right. We also have some exciting news we plan to reveal over the course of the Kickstarter campaign so be sure to check back in often and help us spread the word.

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Film Synopsis: Twenty years ago, on Christmas Eve, celebrated artist JACK BURNS and his brother VINCENT witnessed the murder of their parents in cold blood. Now the man convicted of the murders is released from prison and is found brutally stabbed to death the same day. Who killed the killer?

All signs point to Vincent who battles the demons of mental illness and sleep paralysis – a condition that blurs the line between the real and unreal.

To protect his brother, Jack is forced to confront his own demons and uncover the truth of what really happened the night his parents died - A truth that threatens to burn away his life of fame and fortune with murder and lies.

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    SIGNED POSTER OF MY BROTHER JACK BY CAST/CREW! + Letter of appreciation + Web site thanks + Updates and reveals.

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    DVD SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY STEPHEN DEST & CAST! + Signed poster + Letter of appreciation + Web site thanks + Updates and reveals.

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    SPECIAL "THANKS TO" IN FILM CREDITS! + Signed DVD + Signed poster + Letter of appreciation + Web site thanks + Updates and reveals.

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    A PERSONAL PHOTO OF YOURS WILL BE USED IN THE FILM! + Special "Thanks to" + Signed DVD + Signed poster + Letter of appreciation + Web site thanks + Updates and reveals.

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    INVITE TO WORLD PREMIERE (AND A GUEST)! + Personal photo used in film + Special "Thanks to" + Signed DVD + Signed poster + Letter of appreciation + Web site thanks + Updates and reveals.

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    BE AN EXTRA IN THE FILM! + Invite to premiere (and a guest) + Personal photo used in film + Special "Thanks to" + Signed DVD + Signed poster + Letter of appreciation + Web site thanks + Updates and reveals.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT & 2 VIP INVITATIONS TO THE CAST/CREW WRAP PARTY! + Be an extra + Invite to premiere (and a guest) + Personal photo used in film + Special "Thanks to" + Signed DVD + Signed poster + Letter of appreciation + Web site thanks + Updates and reveals.

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    A FICTIONAL CHARACTER IN THE FILM WILL BE NAMED AFTER YOU! + Associate producer credit & Invites to wrap party + Be an extra + Invite to premiere (and a guest) + Personal photo used in film + Special "Thanks to" + Signed DVD + Signed poster + Letter of appreciation + Web site thanks + Updates and reveals.

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    PRODUCER CREDIT & A SINGLE ON-SET VISIT FOR YOU AND 1 GUEST! + A fictional character named after you + Associate producer credit & Invites to wrap party + Be an extra + Invite to premiere (and a guest) + Personal photo used in film + Special "Thanks to" + Signed DVD + Signed poster + Letter of appreciation + Web site thanks + Updates and reveals.

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    OWN ORIGINAL ARTWORK FROM THE FILM & 4 INVITATIONS TO CAST/CREW WRAP PARTY! + A fictional character named after you + Associate producer credit & Invites to wrap party + Be an extra + Invite to premiere (and a guest) + Personal photo used in film + Special "Thanks to" + Signed DVD + Signed poster + Letter of appreciation + Web site thanks + Updates and reveals.

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