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ALMOST SUNRISE tells the story of two friends, Tom and Anthony, who embark on an epic journey to heal from their time in combat.
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    **IN REMEMBRANCE CREDIT** In honor of Memorial Day, dedicate your support for Almost Sunrise in the name of a soldier or veteran who is close to your heart. Their name will be added to the special ‘In Remembrance' section of the film's credits and to a memorial wall on sunrisedocumentary.com. (Suggested donation is $20 but all names will be included regardless of donation level - email us the name as you would like it to appear at memorial@sunrisedocumentary.com)

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    **THANK YOU**
    You will receive our unending and heartfelt thanks for your generous support on the film’s website. You’ll be safe in the knowledge that you’re helping an important film that supports veterans get made!

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    **THANK YOU CREDIT**
    You will receive our heartfelt thanks for your generous support on the film’s website AND in the film’s credits. Thank you for contributing towards our fundraising goal!

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    **EXCLUSIVE POSTER** Exclusively for this KickStarter campaign, illustrator Daria Zaitseva designed an original work of art especially for our KickStarter campaign and at this level you’ll get our eternal thanks and a 12x18 poster featuring this beautiful illustration of Tom and Anthony. (This illustration is the campaign image)

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    **THE FILM**
    When the film is complete, you will receive your very own copy to watch over and over again! (DVD or Digital Download - TBD)

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    **EXCLUSIVE WATER BOTTLE**
    This super useful water bottle features our original illustration and is perfect for taking on a trek across the country or just walking to the end of the block! And best of all, it’s BPA free!

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    **EXCLUSIVE TOTE**
    Our original illustration on a canvas tote (look to the left to see what it looks like) AND a copy of the film when it’s released.

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    **THE FREE PACO NOW PACKAGE** The FREE PACO NOW Campaign from Michael and Marty’s last film, Give Up Tomorrow lives on! For the first time, this exclusive t-shirt - as seen on Martin Gore of Depeche Mode - is now available HERE! Join the FREE PACO NOW movement while supporting their new film! This package also includes a signed copy of Give Up Tomorrow!

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    **EXCLUSIVE T-SHIRT**
    Our original illustration on either a white or grey T-shirt AND a copy of the film when it’s released.

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    **VETS TREK TSHIRT PACKAGE**
    Support the film AND let everyone know about the incredible work Tom and Anthony are doing to support veterans with this T-shirt featuring the Veterans Trek logo. You’ll also receive a personalized dog tag telling the world that you supported our film on KickStarter AND a copy of the film when it’s released!

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    **THE YUKA AND NELS PACKAGE - No.1**
    Get your hands on an ALMOST SUNRISE poster signed by Yuka C. Honds, Nels Clineand the director, Michael
    as well as your choice of signed CD (Cibo Matto, Floored by Four or If By Yes) and the film when it is released!

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    **WARRIOR SPIRIT KIT** Almost Sunrise’s own WolfWalker has created this beautiful, hand-crafted kit exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign. The kit contains a quartz arrowhead beaded necklace representative of the significance of the Native American warrior, a Medicine Feather and three original flute songs played by WolfWalker himself. And the film went it’s released!

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    **VETS TREK HOODIE PACKAGE**
    Support the film AND let everyone know about Tom and Anthony with this hoodie featuring the Veterans Trek logo. You’ll also receive a personalized dog tag telling the world that you supported our film on KickStarter AND a copy of the film when it's released!

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    **THE HIKING PACKAGE**
    Trek like Tom and Anthony wherever in the world you are with this exclusive Veterans Trek Hiking (100% moisture-wicking) T-shirt PLUS water bottle featuring the original illustration designed for this KickStarter campaign AND a copy of the film when it's released!

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    **ORIGINAL PRINT BY EMMET CULLEN**
    Photographer Emmet Cullen served alongside Tom in Iraq and happens to be an incredible photographer. This is a rare chance to get one of Emmet’s unique 8x10 matted photographs AND a copy of the film when it's released!
    Click on PHOTO GALLERY to view this exclusive collection of images.

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    **THE RESILIENCE MEDITATION PACKAGE** Get an introduction to the techniques that Tom & Anthony learned on their trek. Join a 90 minute video INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION WORKSHOP with a senior meditation teacher. And you can rest and recharge anytime with the 3 guided PWHT RESILIENCE MEDITATIONS as MP3 files donated by Project Welcome Home Troops. Finally, learn from Dennis Harness just as Tom & Anthony did with a signed copy of his book The Nakshatras.

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    **THE SWAG BAG**
    All the ALMOST SUNRISE swag for KickStarter in one bag! A signed poster, signed DVD, exclusive T-shirt, water bottle and personalized dog tag inside the exclusive tote bag!

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    **PRINT OF ORIGINAL 'ALMOST SUNRISE' PAINTING BY PATRICK VOSS**
    While Tom and Anthony were walking across the country, Tom’s father, Patrick, created a painting inspired by a picture taken by his son. Own one of a limited run of prints of this beautiful piece of original artwork - numbered and signed by the artist. AND a copy of the film when it's released!

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    **THE YUKA AND NELS PACKAGE - No.2**
    This one’s for music lovers! An ALMOST SUNRISE poster signed by Yuka C. Honda, Nels Cline and director Michael Collins, as well as your choice of 2 signed CDs (Cibo Matto, Floored by Four or If By Yes) inside a signed Cibo Matto Tote Bag that you can carry while wearing your signed Cibo Matto T-shirt! AND the film when it is released!

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    **TWO FRAMED ORIGINAL PRINTS BY EMMET CULLEN**
    Own two of the unique 8x10 images available for KickStarter donors from photographer (and good friend of Tom) Emmet Cullen - individually matted, framed and signed by the artist. AND a copy of the film when it's released! Click on PHOTO GALLERY to view this exclusive collection of images.

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    **THE NELS CLINE BUNDLE** For the ultimate Nels Cline fan, this package includes a signed copy of DIRTY BABY (Collector's Book + 4 Disc Set), a signed copies of Cline’s new record "Macroscope", his solo record “Coward” and "Floored by Four" - all inside a Wilco tote. You’ll also receive a signed ALMOST SUNRISE poster AND a copy of the film when it’s released!

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    **THE ART LOVERS PACKAGE** In this collection of Almost Sunrise artwork, you will receive THREE of Emmet Cullen’s prints - individually matted, framed and signed by the artist, a print of Patrick Voss’ original painting and an exclusive Almost Sunrise poster signed by the director, Michael Collins. AND a copy of the film when it’s released!

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    **THE HAPPINESS PACKAGE** 1 hour Phone Consultation with Emma Seppala, PhD, on applying the psychology of happiness to your life. Emma is a Stanford University writer, speaker and consultant on the science of well-being, social connection, and compassion and she is widely acclaimed for her ground-breaking research on yoga and meditation for social connection, happiness and health - www.emmaseppala.com

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    **SEE THE FILM FIRST!**
    Attend an exclusive test screening in NYC (with a friend!) and attend a dinner reception with the filmmakers where you can ask them all the questions you want! AND you’ll get the ALMOST SUNRISE Swag Bag! (Travel and accommodation for the screening not included)

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    **JOIN THE PRODUCERS CIRCLE**
    Become part of the ALMOST SUNRISE team by entering into our Producer’s Circle and make this film a reality with your generosity! Receive tickets for two to a US film festival screening of your choice plus a ALMOST SUNRISE Swag Bag. Your name will be included in the credits as a member of the documentary’s ‘Producer’s Circle’. (Travel and accommodation for the festival not included)

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    **CONTRIBUTING ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT**
    At this level of support, you’d be contributing HUGELY to the completion of the film! In return, you’ll receive tickets for two to the WORLD premiere as well as VIP access to all premiere events and parties. Have dinner with the filmmakers and go home with the ALMOST SUNRISE swag bag full of merchandise and unique memories! (Travel and accommodation for the premiere not included)

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    **CONTRIBUTING PRODUCER CREDIT**
    Have an ENORMOUS impact on how quickly we can finish the film and get this important story out there! In return, we will host a private screening in your home town with the filmmakers in attendance. You will also join us at the WORLD premiere as well as gain VIP access to all premiere events and parties and all the swag we can throw at you! (Travel and accommodation for the premiere not included; private screening in the continental US only)

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    **VEDIC ASTROLOGY READING**
    Have your astrological natal chart read by Vedic Astrologer, Dr Dennis Harness who met and read for Tom and Anthony as they passed through Arizona at Christmas. Ask him questions about your karmic patterns of destiny and access this ancient predictive system to consider the future. You can receive this incentive from wherever you happen to be - on the phone, via Skype or if you’re lucky enough to be visiting the Red Rocks in Sedona. AND a copy of the film when it's released!

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    **NATIVE AMERICAN SMUDGING KIT**
    This is a unique opportunity to own a custom crafted smudging fan made from feathers and featuring a hand carved wooden handle. ALMOST SUNRISE’s own WolfWalker will craft each fan specifically for its owner and include a smudging stick made of Rocky Mountain sage and juniper and a Paua shell bowl in which to store it.

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    **FILM FEST PACKAGE - MILWAUKEE**
    This one’s for Wisconsin (where Anthony and Tom are from!) natives. Receive two tickets to the movie’s Milwaukee premiere and attend a dinner reception with the filmmakers as well as Tom and Anthony. AND you’ll get the ALMOST SUNRISE Swag Bag! (Travel and accommodation for the premiere not included)

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    **FILM FEST PACKAGE - NEW YORK**
    Receive two tickets to the movie’s New York premiere and attend a dinner reception with the filmmakers as well as Tom and Anthony. AND you’ll get the ALMOST SUNRISE Swag Bag! (Travel and accommodation for the premiere not included)

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