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A love story, the glamour of traveling, a long distance relationship & lots of obstacles to be overcome. How much love does it take?
A love story, the glamour of traveling, a long distance relationship & lots of obstacles to be overcome. How much love does it take?
296 backers pledged NZ$ 26,295 to help bring this project to life.

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Imagine that you meet the person of your dreams. You fall madly in love & begin the romance journey of a lifetime. 

But reality isn't really like that! 

The reality is that you are from 2 different countries. One of you isn't allowed in the other's country. 

So you travel the world for 3 years .... then - you break up! 

You go your separate ways, each of you missing the other like crazy.

You get back together ..... on skype. The next time you see each other it is to get married. Then you apply for a green card. But your application is rejected! 

You and your other half have to fight the US immigration system in order to live together - a battle you eventually win.

7 years after you met - and 18 months after you got married - you finally begin your life as a newlywed.

Loving in Limbo is a documentary film about love; love at first sight, long distance love, love overcoming all the obstacles! 

 When I first met Hap and heard about the love story of Hap and Mandy it made me believe in love, all over again, possibly even for the first time! 

I loved this story so much that I wanted to share it with you!

Hap and Mandy have been filming and photographing their life since they met. Then I came along and said, let's do it! Let's make a documentary about your love story. So we are!

I know what it's like to have had a long distance relationship. To have Africa break us up. But this is where my story is different. I never heard from my one again. It took me a long time to get over him. I was pretty devastated. And it was years before I was to be in a committed relationship again. 

I had just finished my last failure of a relationship when I heard about this story. It came at a time when I really needed to believe in love again. And it rekindled my passion for love again. 

And now I want to show you the fabulous story of Hap & Mandy's love journey.

The story of Hap, a Kiwi traveller and Mandy, an American school teacher and their journey of love is a wonderfully beautiful story. 

These two met on a beach and fell in love during 6 blissful days in Mexico. Four months later Hap flew to Denver to see Mandy for a couple of days and stayed for 3 months. 

They left to go backpacking in Colombia for 6 weeks. On their return to the States they were going to apply for a work visa under defacto status. But Hap was denied entry and deported! 

Hap returned to NZ and it took 10 months before they reunited in Bali. They travelled and worked the world for 3 years but Africa broke them and their relationship was over. 

But true love doesn't let these things lie still and they got back in touch. Mandy arrived into NZ after a year's separation and married him. 

They applied for Hap live in the States but he was refused, so they fought the US government and won their battle. 

Hap and Mandy now live as a happily married couple in Denver. It only took 7 years but they got there!

We have a lot of footage already but there is more to the story that has not been captured yet so we need to go to Denver to film for a couple more weeks. We need to edit our masterpiece together which is going to take a number of weeks as we already have over 120 hours of footage. 

So this is where we need you!  

We need a minimum of $25,000 to do the filming and the editing. And here is how that budget is split:

Every little bit helps and your contribution does make a difference! 

We will be able to create this film with your help. So please make a pledge and back us, and choose which reward you want to have as part of your experience of this project.

How Kickstarter Works:

Choose which reward on the right hand side that you love. Kickstarter takes your credit card details and you are then considered an official backer. Your credit card is only charged when our funding period is finished. And only if we reach our funding goal. 

We do not receive any funding unless the initial goal is met. It is an all or nothing system. Which is why we are asking for the minimum we need in order to have a finished film.

We have some really interesting rewards that are all relevant to our story. These rewards have been created so that you can be included in the film and the project. We would love to create a sense of community around this film and this is how we think we can do it. 

We love these rewards, and we hope you do too!

$5 and above

You will become part of the team of Loving in Limbo. We will send you updates telling you our progress. We will also have a special spot on our website thanking our Kickstarter supporters. Your name will be proudly displayed there.

$10 and above

You will get the previous reward, PLUS:

The photo of you and your love will be part of our Loving In Limbo movie poster for when the movie is released. Your love can be whoever/whatever you call your love - romantic partner, child, mum, dad, grannie, dog, cat, the list is endless. Here is the Mockup we have created:

$25 and above

You will get the previous rewards PLUS: 

This is our Early Bird reward, there are limited numbers so get in fast. You will be able to stream the movie, the day after it releases in your country. Due to the regulations of distributors we are unable to do anything that limits their ability to get audiences into the cinemas. So the earliest we can get this to you is the day after the first screening in your country.

$35 and above

You will get the previous rewards (except our early bird reward) PLUS: 

You will be able to stream the movie, the day after it releases in your country. Due to the regulations of distributors we are unable to do anything that limits their ability to get audiences into the cinemas. So the earliest we can get this to you is the day after the first screening in your country.

$50 and above

You will get the previous rewards (except our early bird reward) PLUS: 

You will be part of the credits of our film in a section specially for our Kickstarter supporters.

$100 and above

You will get the previous rewards (except our early bird reward) PLUS: 

You will receive an invitation to attend a special fan screening in Auckland prior to the release of the film.  If you wish to bring a partner, ie: your loved one pledge $150 and we'll arrange 2 tickets. Travel and accommodation is not included.

$200 and above

You will get the previous rewards (except our early bird reward) PLUS:

The photo of you and your love will appear in the credits of the film. Again, your love can be whoever/whatever you call your love - romantic partner, child, mum, dad, grannie, dog, cat, the list is endless. We have created a mock up. It was fun trying to think of names to use (for copyright reasons they can't be real people in this mock up).

Special thanks to the loving couples who sent through their photos for us to use in this campaign!

$1,500 and above

You will get the previous rewards (except our early bird reward) PLUS:

You will be invited to be part of the Team Loving in Limbo creative input. You will be invited to attend a preview screenings and be part of the feedback forum before any public or fan screenings. This will be in Auckland. Travel & accommodation is not included.

$5,000 and above

You will get the previous rewards (except our early bird reward) PLUS: 

You will be given an Associate Producer credit. Your name will be up in lights in the credits of the film, either before or after the film, depending on where the credits are to be placed. There are only 4 of these. Travel & accommodation is not included.

$8,000 and above

You will get the previous rewards (except our early bird reward, and the Associate Producer credit reward) PLUS: 

You will have the ability to create your own video proposal to your love and have it screen at the end of our film in your home town. You are responsible for creating your own video proposal though, but we can offer production advice.

 Director / Producer - Susan Parker, and the love of her life is her dog Max!

Production Interns - Thomas, who's love is snowboarding; Alex, who's love is sound design, music & movie making; Lauren, who's love is English and is waiting for residency; Hayley, who's love is Scott.

Composer - Daniel McCallum, and the love of his life is Virginia, and they also have their own loving in limbo story

DOP - Guillermo Roques, and the love of his life has just married him and is leaving Spain soon to join him in America so their loving in limbo is soon to end

Hap and Mandy Cameron - our stars and the inspiration for this film. Without them, there would be no film! They lived the loving in limbo story!

We would love your help here. We love this story so much but we do need your help to get the message out to as many people as possible. 

And so it would be fantastic if you could spread the word to your communities - we are on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr

#alittlelove #Ibelieveinlove  

If you love the story please share it, we would love your support, and really appreciate it.

If you would like a media pack, please go to this dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/voaeaqzox75l5yl/AADjBj5d7uw_RIcpGcLVuxqba?dl=0

Do you have an interesting Love story or Loving in Limbo story yourself? We would love to hear about it. Please leave a comment and tell us your love story and we will share this with the Loving in Limbo community. 

Risks and challenges

Most of the filming has already been done as Hap and Mandy filmed themselves over the last 7 years as their relationship progress. So the biggest risk and challenge in getting the footage and developing the story has already happened.

All we need now is to fund the completion of the film. We need to film some more and then we need to edit. I have a great editor standing by who loves this project as much as I do. All we need is to afford them! I am asking for the minimum necessary to finish filming & to complete the edit.

I have worked in the film industry for over 25 years and this is my first time as a Producer and a Director. So it is a very exciting step finally being in charge of my own project. I am really looking forward to continuing on this journey.

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    Pledge NZ$ 5 or more About $3

    THE TARZAN AND JANE.
    Become part of Team Loving In Limbo, you'll get our updates, and thanks on our website. (About US$3.80)

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    THE SHREK AND PRINCESS FIONA.
    Your "loving" photo gets included in our film poster - what is your love? your wedding, your proposal, your partner, your pet, your child, too many to count. Plus previous reward. (About US$8)

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    Invitation to the fan screening to be held in Auckland prior to release date. Does not include travel or accommodation. One off screening! Plus all previous rewards, except Scarlett O'Hara option. (about US$78)

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    THE EDWARD CULLEN AND BELLA SWAN.
    Have your "loving" photo appear in the credits of the film. Plus all previous rewards, except Scarlett O'Hara option. (About US$156)

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    Pledge NZ$ 1,500 or more About $988

    THE CLARK KENT AND LOIS LANE.
    Team LovingInLimbo creative input. Get to come to the Preview screening and be part of the feedback forum, before any public screenings. Plus all previous rewards, except Scarlett O'Hara option. (About US$1,170)

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    THE HAN SOLO AND PRINCESS LEIA.
    You will be given an Associate Producer credit; your names will be up in lights. Plus all previous rewards, except for Scarlett O'Hara option. (About US$3,900)

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    Pledge NZ$ 8,000 or more About $5,268

    THE ROMEO AND JULIET.
    Propose to your partner via the end of the film, to be screened in your home town. Plus all previous rewards, except for Scarlett O'Hara option. (About US$6,200)

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