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In Jay Duplass' documentary debut, he searches for his hero Kevin Gant, a wildly inspired musician who disappeared in 1995.
In Jay Duplass' documentary debut, he searches for his hero Kevin Gant, a wildly inspired musician who disappeared in 1995.
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For $2,500, you will be an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (on IMDb + the film's end credits at upcoming festivals + on the DVD) and have a 30-minute Skype video conversation about anything and everything with Kevin Gant and Jay Duplass (+ ALL OF THE ABOVE)

Who Is Kevin Gant?

In Austin, TX in the early '90s, Kevin was my hero. He was the purest, most inspired artist I had ever seen. His fusion of all-American folk-poetry with a wild flamenco guitar style was completely original, and I went to every show of his I could.

But in 1995, Kevin disappeared completely from the music scene, and I had no idea why.

Two years ago I finally tracked him down, and we began a friendship. I learned about the painful events back in ’95 that shattered his lifelong dream of making and sharing music. I learned he had barely touched his guitar ever since, and forgotten how to play almost all of his songs.

But then, thanks to a magical twist of fate I could never have imagined, Kevin and I found ourselves traveling halfway around the globe and back. And along the way, I watched as Kevin’s dream reignited right before my eyes.

KEVIN, my documentary debut, is that story.

Help Launch Kevin's Comeback Tour!

I am incredibly proud to announce that Kevin has just begun his first world-wide tour. He is building it by following his own life’s story from one film festival to the next. After our World Premiere in March at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX, Kevin has already performed at the Arizona International and Sarasota Film Festivals, with many more to come.

So in addition to helping our production with “finishing funds” for a proper color correct and sound design, your Kickstarter donation will also, literally, be fueling Kevin’s comeback tour.

Every festival he can travel to and book live gigs around will be one more city he can revisit on future tours in 2012 and beyond. Your generosity will truly help Kevin to realize a dream more than 20 years in the making! And I can’t thank you enough for that.

Sincerely,

Jay Duplass

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    "Glowing Metaphors" - a status update shout-out on the KEVIN Facebook page + Kickstarter updates + our gratitude for your support!

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    "Vantage Point" - CD of Kevin's album "The Original Meditator," SIGNED by Kevin Gant + ALL OF THE ABOVE

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    "Wavy Signaled Wavelengths" - DVD of our documentary "Kevin," SIGNED by both Kevin Gant and Jay Duplass + ALL OF THE ABOVE

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    "The Capacitor" - Independent Spirit Awards DVD screener of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival hit "The Puffy Chair," SIGNED by Jay Duplass + ALL OF THE ABOVE

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    "You're on a path that leads to historical reckoning" - a personal "THANK YOU" credit in the film's end credits at upcoming festivals in 2011 and beyond + on the DVD + ALL OF THE ABOVE

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    "Limestone" - a personal "SPECIAL THANKS" credit ON IMDb + in the film's end credits at upcoming festivals in 2011 and beyond + on the DVD + ALL OF THE ABOVE

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    "House of Capricorn" (THIS LEVEL ONLY, first come first served) - in the "ANGEL DONORS" section of the end credits + on the DVD + on IMDb, your name will appear alongside a ONE-OF-A-KIND TITLE of Kevin's choosing, such as: "Peanut Farmer," "Transcender of All" or "The Original Meditator" + ALL OF THE ABOVE

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    "Eternity Man" - Kevin will write a SHORT SONG just for you, record it, and mail you the signed CD with a personal letter + ALL OF THE ABOVE

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    "Escape From Iniquity" - a personal "ASSOCIATE PRODUCER" credit on IMDb + the film's end credits at upcoming festivals in 2011 and beyond + on the DVD, + a 30-minute SKYPE video-conversation about anything and everything with Kevin Gant and Jay Duplass + ALL OF THE ABOVE

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    "Transcending All" (Goosebumps!) - a 90-minute LUNCH (on us!) in the Los Angeles area with Kevin Gant and Jay Duplass (date TBD, sometime in the 3 months after our Kickstarter campaign concludes) + ALL OF THE ABOVE

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