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Make a magical children’s movie in the Andes and help preserve one of earth's rarest ecosystems. Ukukus, Ekekos, Pishtacos y Lanlacos.

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¡TÚ PUEDES AYUDAR A ALCANZAR LA META!

Video subtitulado español, AQUÍ  Texto español AQUÍ. Texte francais ICI.

("Ukukus, Ekekos, Pïshtacos y Lanlacos", titulo en español)

The Project

Nor Yauyos-Cochas, high in the Andes mountains in Peru, is one of the rarest and most beautiful ecosystems on the planet. It developed over millions of years, as the seas covering that part of the Andes receded, giving way to marvelous glacier-fed lagoons. It is also one of the most impoverished regions in the world.

We're making a movie here because we want children all over the world to become aware of the frailty of nature and we’re using nature-friendly Andean mythology to do it.

What makes this project special, aside from sorcerers, ancient Inca gods coming to life and a fantastic production team, is the environmental impact we know it can have. Through Eduin we're creating a message that’s global and environmental, a message that will inspire the next generation to take care of the planet. Because of this environmental message, the Mountain Institute has already given the project a letter of support.  

 The film is Eduin and the Golden Scepter of the Incas. You can learn  more about it on our website. Check it out.

The Movie

Amidst surges of Andean earth magic, a young boy faces an evil sorcerer with the help of a blind girl, a mythological bear-man, and a very powerful, absent-minded fellow who just might be an Andean god if he could only remember who he is.

Welcome to Eduin’s world! Come with us to a land of ancient magic and rituals, a land where Andean gods are alive and superhuman heroes battle dark wizards to save the day; a land where one small child and his donkey can make all the difference in the world.

Why should you back this project?

First, it’s a great adventure film with an original story based on the magic and mythology of Andean culture, deeply rooted in a sense of respect for nature and fellow man. 

Second, this film has something no other film has ever had – an environmental message with a social impact plan that can bring lasting benefits to hundreds of people living in poverty.

So you’re not just making a great movie for kids, you're making a real difference in the lives of a lot of people. Remember, the kids who will watch this film are on the front line. They’ll make the future choices to protect, preserve, or destroy this earth.  With Eduin you'll be part of helping them make good choices.

 Distribution-Marketing-Publicity:  

Our Associate Producer is already in touch with festivals around the world for Eduin's inclusion in the top festivals. And it doesn’t hurt that director Gaston Vizcarra’s last film Guachiman (Watchman) just broke all box office records for a Peruvian live-action film in the past 3 years.  He also won the prestigious Montgomery Award at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.  To contact Gaston about the project, reach out to him here.

The film’s website has launched (eduinylosincas.com).  Dual language PR and social media campaigns have been in development with Olson Communications.  François Painchaud, one of the industry’s leading web marketing consultants, is developing the online branding strategy for Eduin.

 These multi-platform marketing strategies will create high market demand for the film’s television and DVD releases, building buzz in the Hispanic market for months leading up to the release of the film. The ecological and social impact plan is a key part of Eduin’s unique PR appeal, and will drive national press, social media and Hispanic audiences.

Financing 

We’ve been knocking on a lot of doors and windows and we’ve already had some solid success. For starters, we’ve funded part of the shooting budget through a grant, and after we shoot, we have a first rate postproduction partner in Animal FX. They’re standing by to bring Eduin’s magic all the way into the movie theaters.

But we still need your help to reach our shooting budget. We are 39,000 dollars short and for us that’s a big gap. (Seriously, we could use so much more than $39,000, but that amount guarantees the film gets made.)  We start filming September 2012, and begin post production in November 2012.  Our plan is to have the movie finished and ready to premiere by July 2013. Mark your calendars and take a look at the rewards you’ll get for helping Eduin make it to the big screen! 

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    TRIBUTE TO THE EARTH CEREMONY ("Pago a la Tierra"). In the Andes, before any important undertaking, gratitude must be shown to the PACHAMAMA, our mother earth, for her many gifts to us. Before we start filming, we will hold an EARTH TRIBUTE CEREMONY with an Andean Shaman to honor the PACHAMAMA and the APUS, as we ask for their help. You can be part of this special ceremony and we will include your name as we celebrate PACHAMAMA’s gifts and ask her to support you and our project. (All backers at higher donation brackets will also be included, of course!)

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    PLEDGE $5 OR MORE You get a SPECIAL THANKS MENTION on the Eduin website, and a warm feeling in your heart.  And we will keep you up to date every step of the way as we are making the movie, so you’ll be making a few new friends!

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    Delivery Date – June 2012 PLEDGE $10 OR MORE ONLINE ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO, fresh after the shoot. Plus, you get a SPECIAL THANKS MENTION on the Eduin website, and updates.

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    PLEDGE $15 OR MORE EDUIN THEME SONG RINGTONE! Make your phone even smarter. This one's a blast -- our film composer, Miguel “Chino” Figueroa is recording a great music score for the film, full of Andean tonalities and instruments. He’s making a special version of the theme song into a ring tone, which we will send to you so you can upload it to your phone!  Plus, you get special thanks on our website and access to Behind the Scenes video!

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    PLEDGE $ 20 OR MORE EDUIN GRAPHIC KIT! All the posters and screensavers you’ll ever need! You'll receive a digital download of the complete Film Graphic kit: Posters and banners in all formats, screensaver and wallpaper for computer and mobile devices. Plus you get the ringtone and special thanks on our website.

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    PLEDGE $60 OR MORE AUTOGRAPHED DVD OF FINISHED FILM! Eduin in your hands! You will receive an OFFICIAL DVD, autographed by Director/Screenwriter Gaston Vizcarra (US/Canada Shipping please add $6.00; int’l shipping please add $10.00.)  Plus Graphic Kit, Theme Song ringtone and special thanks!

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    PLEDGE $120 OR MORE OFFICIAL EDUIN RED CHULLO. (Traditional Andean Wool Hat) Keep warm and make a cool fashion statement, Inca Style! You will get the official EDUIN Chullo, a cool traditional Inca wool hat, with a design made especially for the movie! A unique treasure for any hip wardrobe! Along with the DVD, the Graphic Kit, Theme Song ringtone and special thanks!

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    PLEDGE $300 OR MORE PARTY ON!  2 tickets to the cast & crew screening in Lima, Peru. This could be the biggest event in Peruvian cinematic history! Come join the cast and crew, take pictures, and chill at the premiere screening soirée! (transportation to and lodging in Lima not provided but we’ll help you find a hotel). Along with a Chullo, the DVD, the Graphic Kit, Theme Song ringtone, special thanks and access!

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    PLEDGE $500 OR MORE Become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on our film! That’s right, your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Associate Producers", Also included in the package are the 2 tix to the cast & crew screening in Lima, Peru (transportation and lodging not provided), the Chullo, an autographed DVD of the film (US/Canada shipping, please add $6, int’l please add $10),  Graphic Kit, Theme Song ringtone, special thanks and access!

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    PLEDGE $700 OR MORE LIMITED REWARD ONE ON ONE COACHING FROM THE EDUIN PROS. Choose between two of our team leaders to give you the low down on their fields! OPTION A: FESTIVAL 101  -  Calling all filmmakers!  Want to know what festivals are best for your film and how to get your film considered for festival screenings?  Get an exclusive Skype or phone session with Nicole Dreiske, one of the top children’s festival producers in the U.S. (And you also get the Associate Producer package of perks!) OPTION B: WEB 2.0  - You want to make the web your ally? Francois Painchaud is an Online presence specialist. And we are lucky enough to have him on board as web strategist. Having delivered over 700 Internet strategies in the last 12 years, for clients such as Formula One engine builders, city portals and Fortune 500 companies, François knows the Internet industry inside out. Would you like a one-on-one talk with him about that project you have in mind? This is for you. (And you also get the Associate Producer package of perks!)

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    PLEDGE $1000 OR MORE LIMITED REWARD GET JIGGY WITH EDUIN IN PERU -  Come join us for the last day of shooting and the wrap party in Lima, Peru. (Transportation to and from Lima, not included. Lodging for one night is included). We’d love to welcome you on this very special night.  Of course, you also get the Associate Producer package.

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    PLEDGE $2,000 OR MORE LIMITED REWARD     WALK THE RED CARPET WITH THE ANDEAN STARS! 2 tickets to one festival screening of the film! Choose from the festivals we will attend and you can join the Eduin team for the official festival premiere and go on a night of celebration with us. (Available festival will be made known later. Lodging and Transportation to and from Festival city, not included). The Associate Producer package is, of course, included.

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    PLEDGE $5,000 OR MORE LIMITED REWARD     YOU WANNA WORK ON A MOVIE? You get a 3-day, hands-on position in the crew of “Eduin and the Golden Scepter of the Incas” as part of the AD team, complete with your name in the end credits! (Transportation to and from Lima not included. Lodging included for three nights during shoot.) Come spend the day working with our crew in Lima, Peru during the last three days of our exciting shoot. Get pix taken by our on-set photographer, who will make sure to document your moviemaking experience. A great gift for any young filmmaker! (Also includes wrap party and Associate Producer package)  

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    PLEDGE $7500 OR MORE LIMITED REWARD     DID I GET YOUR NAME RIGHT? This is a very special and limited reward. We’ll name a character in our movie after you or anyone you want to surprise with a special gift. Don’t wait to do this one -- there are only two small characters left in the Eduin script who are waiting to be named! Plus, of course, you get the Associate Producer package.

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    PLEDGE $10,000 OR MORE LIMITED REWARD     A PREMIERE OF YOUR OWN! Director Gaston Vizcarra will come to your hometown and do a private screening and in depth discussion session of “Eduin” just for you and anyone you decide to invite to your home! (In the Americas only. Winner must provide screening room and discussion facilities. Dates to be coordinated with backers).  Plus you get the Associate Producer package.

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