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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 23 2018 4:55 AM UTC +00:00

About

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Braden Leonard hasn’t let the loss of his arm get in the way of his passion: riding motorcycles. The firefighters motto to adapt and overcome has pushed Braden to create life-changing prosthetic devices and give him the freedom to continue living life to the fullest. Countless prototypes have been made, but now the whole crew is ready to test it out with a cross country trip. Help them document this feat! Your donations will stipend the film crew who have, up until this point, treated this film as a labor of love.

If 1,000 people donate $20 each, our goal will be met. The implications of testing this prosthetic device stretch far beyond a motorcycle ride. With your money, you will also help Braden help others regain a part of their life they thought they had lost forever.

Film Description:  

The day before Braden Leonard lost his right hand to flesh-eating bacteria, he was an outdoor enthusiast, a veteran fireman, and a dedicated member of his local Rhode Island community. It was on a regular trip mountain biking when he was thrown from his bike, hit a tree, and ended up with a thorn in his hand. He chalked it up to a rough day on the trails and headed home. But what initially seemed like a small accident landed Braden in a medically induced coma in a matter of hours. The thorn had infected his bloodstream with necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria), which was doing quick work of shutting his body down. He was given a 30% chance of survival. If they amputated his hand, it might stem the infection, but there were no promises. Luckily, Braden beat the odds and woke up a week later. He lost his right hand, his job, and his sense of normalcy, but he had his life. At this point in the story, many amputees adapt their life to include their prosthetic, but Braden insisted on finding something that would fit his active lifestyle. He couldn’t find one, so he built one himself. This is the story of how a mountain-biking fireman is taking on the entire prosthetics industry—one-handed. His do-it-yourself design has the potential to revolutionize how amputees move. And this summer, he’ll take his prototype and join his father on a cross-country, on/off-road motorcycle trip in the ultimate test of product endurance. Along the way, he’ll team up with adaptive athletes who are redefining what it means to be doers and makers.  

Expected Release Summer 2019  

Website: filmhandmade.com  

Facebook: @handmadedocumentary  

Instagram: @filmhandmade  

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6823596/  

Contact e-mail: info@filmhandmade.com

Risks and challenges

This project is solely to fund the production costs of filming Braden's cross-country motorcycle ride.

Significant amounts of additional funding is required for the rest of the film, so we are also seeking corporate partnerships to support.

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    STICKER

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    Have a Hand: Made sticker and a free digital download of the Hand: Made film.

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    MADE BY HAND: MADE TUMBLER

    Watch a free download of the film HAND: MADE while sipping from a laser-etched tumbler sent to you and made by us.

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    MADE BY HAND: MADE COASTERS

    At Team Hand: Made, we love making things. When you donate $200, you'll get a Hand: Made sticker, two laser-etched tumblers, and two mahogany coasters, along with a Hand: Made sticker and digital download.

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    MADE BY HAND: MADE, PLUS

    A toast to you, dear friend. We will make you four Hand: Made wooden coasters PLUS four Hand: Made laser-etched tumbler glasses.

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    HAND: MADE IN BOSTON

    Meet up with Team Hand Made in BOSTON. Get a personal tour of the Autodesk BUILD Space, where the team has been developing products. Plus, get 2 tickets to a film screening in the city.

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    HAND: MADE IN NEWPORT

    Meet up with Team Hand Made in NEWPORT. Go on a bike or pedicab ride with Team Hand Made around Newport's Ocean Drive, our beautiful product testing ground. Plus, get 2 tickets to a film screening in Newport.

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    COME SAIL WITH US IN NEWPORT

    Take a leisurely sail with the crew and bring a friend! Dates to be determined.

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    WE GOTTA GIVE YOU CREDIT

    Be listed in the credits of the film! Plus get the film swag.

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    LEFT HAND SHAKE IN NEW YORK CITY

    Join Team Hand Made on the ride in New York City! Shake left-handed with Braden and Team Hand Made, who will bestow upon you a thousand thank yous (rough estimate).

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    LEFT HAND SHAKE, THIS RIDE GOES TO YOU

    If you're in the Contiguous USA, have the ride come to you! Shake left-handed with Braden and Team Hand Made from the comfort of your own hometown (or city of your choice).

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    NUB VERSUS WORLD

    Nub vs ????? ...You name something a hand can do, and we design and build a way for a nub to do it. We will film the process and list you on YouTube as an Executive Producer! Plus tickets to a Hand: Made screening of your choice and a Swag Bag.

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    PRIVATE SAILING CHARTER

    Our home in Newport, Rhode Island is the sailing capital of the United States. Bring up to twelve of your friends and come on a private sailing charter with Team Hand Made before a film screening.

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    ONE-HAND DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE

    Own the actual GT downhill mountain bike from some of the mountain bike footage in the trailer. It's been retrofitted for one-handed use.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    Be listed as an Executive Producer of Hand: Made. This comes with a personal screening with Team Hand Made before the film releases and a set of PERSONALIZED Hand Made tumbler glasses and wooden coasters.

    Please note, screening expected in Spring 2019. Backer is responsible for their transportation to and room & board for screening.

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- (30 days)