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The inspirational true story of Moondog, the legendary musician and New York icon whose life was an unexpected, outrageous adventure.
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    THANK YOU. You’ll get updates on our progress + the joy of knowing you helped bring Moondog’s amazing story to the screen!

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    MOONDOG PLAYLIST. Download an exclusive Kickstarter playlist curated by an A-list musician and Moondog fan.

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    NEW! MOONDOG MAGNET! You’ll get a high quality Moondog magnet featuring the Moondog emblem handmade in Brooklyn by Gnome Enterprises + Moondog Postcard signed by the director.

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    NEW! MOONDOG PIN & PLAYLIST. You’ll get a high quality Moondog metal pin badge featuring the Gnome Designs Moondog emblem + A Moondog postcard signed by the director + $10 MOONDOG PLAYLIST!

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    MOONDOG MOVIE. You'll get an HD digital download of the movie when it’s commercially released + Your name on the Patron’s wall of thevikingof6thavenue.com to honor your involvement in the film + Production updates and Moondog news!

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    BRACELLI & MOONDOG. A CD of Moondog’s beautiful music performed by Moondog’s friend, and Trimba expert Stefan Lakatos and Ensemble Bracelli, produced on Laska records in Bochum, Germany in 2004. You’ll get A CD signed by Stefan and the director + A Viking of 6th Avenue postcard + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE LEVEL!

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    NEW! MOONDOG PLAYLIST, MOVIE & MORE. You’ll get the exclusive Kickstarter playlist + a high res digital photograph of Moondog taken by his friend and collaborator Stefan Lakatos + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    NEW! MOONDOG MUSIC & MOVIE. Choose a CD of "More Moondog" or "Moondog: The Viking of 6th Avenue" from our friends at Honest Jons Records. You’ll get A CD signed by the director + A Viking of 6th Avenue postcard + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE LEVEL!

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    MOONDOG VINYL. You'll get choice of one of the brilliant Moondog rereleases (pictured) from our friends at Honest Jon records, signed by the director + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    MOONDOG SHIRT OR BAG. These awesome Moondog themed items are specially designed for us by Gnome Enterprises in Brooklyn, NYC. They are hand-drawn and hand-printed on high quality, sweat-shop free cotton bags & super-soft American Apparel shirts. You'll get a Viking of Sixth Avenue limited edition t-shirt or tote bag + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY + NAME IN CREDITS. You'll get a copy of the latest edition of Robert Scotto’s authorized biography of Moondog, signed by the author + A download of the album made specially to accompany the book + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + A special Kickstarter edition postcard personally dedicated to you and signed by the director + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    NEW! MOONDOG MUSIC & SHIRT COMBO. You’ll get a Viking of 6th Avenue t-shirt specially designed for us by Gnome Enterprises + Everything from our $45 level!

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    MOONDOG SHIRT & BAG COMBO. You'll get a Viking of Sixth Avenue t-shirt + tote bag specially designed for us by Gnome Enterprises + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    NEW! MOONDOG MOVIE POSTER! You’ll get The Viking of Sixth Avenue official film poster! (this will be made for the film’s theatrical release and will be big and pretty damn cool) + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + Everything from OUR $35 MOONDOG PLAYLIST & MOVIE level!

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    SEE IT FIRST. You'll get a private link to stream the film simultaneous to its world premiere and prior to its commercial release + A specially designed souvenir e-ticket + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    NEW! MOONDOG YEARBOOK 1! You’ll get a limited edition reproduction of an original pamphlet produced by Moondog in 1967, (it contains photographs of Moondog, music scores, poems, and other material written by Moondog) + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + Moondog postcard + Everything from our our $35 MOONDOG level!

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    OWN A PIECE. You get a unique 8 x10 frame from the movie individually selected for you! It might be a beautiful still from Moondog’s home town or an interview scene with one of his famous collaborators and it will be made just for you with a dedication on the reverse from the director + A Viking of 6th Avenue postcard + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    MOONDOG & HIS FRIENDS! Moondog collaborated with some pretty cool folks
    along the way. One of our favorites is Will Gregory of the awesome UK band
    Goldfrapp. (Read Project Update #5!) You’ll get a signed copy of the rare Sax Pax for
    a Sax CD + Signed latest Goldfrapp album + Your name in the film’s
    Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) everything from our $25
    MOONDOG MOVIE level.

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    MOONDOG PORTRAIT. You get a numbered, limited edition Moondog portrait by artist Sebastiaan Verhees printed just for Kickstarter backers, signed by the artist and director + A Moondog vinyl album of your choice from Honest Jon’s records + A Viking of 6th Avenue postcard + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    NEW! MOONDOG ORIGINAL VINYL! You’ll get an original copy of Moondog’s 1969 Columbia album + Moondog postcard with a personal note from the director + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    NEW! MOONDOG RARE POSTER! LIMITED OFFER! ONLY 1 AVAILABLE! You’ll get a Moondog promotional poster for the Sax Pax Album from 1997 from the director’s own collection (to the best of our knowledge only a few survive) + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + Moondog postcard + Everything from our $35 MOONDOG level!

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    NEW! MOONDOG PRINT. You’ll get a rare Moondog print by photographer Willa Percival (1 of 100 printed exclusively for Kickstarter backers) with a matte surround, numbered and signed on the reverse by the director + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    MOONDOG'S PURSE. You get a limited edition leather purse constructed using Moondog’s famed squares principle and handmade by Moondog’s friend, Trimba player Stefan Lakatos + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    MOONDOG'S NEW YORK. You get a special video tour with unique content of Moondog’s New York - see the places he lived, hung out, played and recorded music + A digital transcript of the film + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + Everything from our $25 MOONDOG MOVIE level!

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    NEW! EXTREMELY RARE MOONDOG POSTER! LIMITED OFFER! ONLY 1 AVAILABLE! You’ll get a Moondog promotional poster made for Moondog’s very first concert in Sweden at the Museum of History, in August 1981. It is from Stefan Lakatos’ own collection, is in mint condition and is extremely rare + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + Moondog postcard + Everything from our $75 MOONDOG MUSIC & SHIRT level!

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    MOONDOG IN NEW YORK. See the film before release in the city where Moondog made his name and meet the team behind the film! You'll get Two tickets to a very special preview screening in NYC (travel and accommodation not included) with special guests + A Moondog album on vinyl from Honest Jons + A signed Moondog biography and accompanying album download + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + A Viking of 6th Avenue postcard + Two digital downloads of the movie!

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    MOONDOG IN LONDON. See the film before release in the city where Moondog performed and recorded music and meet the team behind the film! You'll get Two tickets to a very special preview screening in London (travel and accommodation not included) with special guests + A Moondog album on vinyl from Honest Jons + A signed Moondog biography and accompanying album download + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + A Viking of 6th Avenue postcard + Two digital downloads of the movie!

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    MOONDOG'S US/UK/EUROPEAN PREMIERE. You'll get Two tickets to the film’s US, UK or European premiere (travel and accommodation not included) + Two tickets to the after party + Two "Viking" t-shirts + Two Moondog albums of your choice from Honest Jons + A signed Moondog biography and accompanying album download + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + A Viking of 6th Avenue postcard + Two digital downloads of the movie!

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    DINNER AND A MOONDOG MOVIE. You'll get Dinner for you and a friend with the director or producer of the film + Two tickets to the film’s US, UK or European premiere (travel and accommodation not included) + Two tickets to the after party + Two "Viking" t-shirts + Two Moondog albums of your choice from Honest Jons + A signed Moondog biography and accompanying album download + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + A Viking of 6th Avenue postcard + Two digital downloads of the movie!

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    MOONDOG'S NEW YORK... LIVE. You'll get a special guided walking tour of Moondog’s favourite haunts with the director of the film and the author of Moondog’s biography, Dr Robert Scotto + A special ‘Moondog’s New York’ graphic map detailing the locations you’ve visited + Two tickets to the film's NYC premiere (travel and accommodation not included) + Two tickets to the after party + Two "Viking" t-shirts + Two Moondog albums of your choice from Honest Jons + Two signed Moondog biographies and accompanying album downloads + Your name in the film’s Kickstarter credits (festival and home video versions) + A Viking of 6th Avenue postcard + Two digital downloads of the movie. Can’t make it to NYC? Join the tour via Skype and we’ll provide you with two tickets to your choice of UK or European premieres (travel and accommodation not included)!

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    PRIVATE FILM SCREENING. You get a private screening in your own home/private venue (venue hire not included) for you and your friends/clients with an introduction and Q&A by the film’s director (if outside NYC or UK intro/Q&A via Skype) + A special thank you credit for you or your company (theatrical & home video version) in the film + A special Viking of 6th Avenue crew t-shirt + All of the Moondog vinyl from Honest Jon’s records + A specially dedicated copy of Moondog’s authorized biography by Robert Scotto and accompanying album download + You and all your screening attendees will get digital downloads of the movie, Moondog postcards and specially printed souvenir tickets!

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    MOONDOG'S WORLD PREMIERE. You get 4 tickets to the film’s World premiere (location TBD, excludes travel and accommodation) + A special thank you credit (theatrical and home video version) + Personal updates on progress of the project including sneak previews during the edit + A signed biography and accompanying album download + All of the Moondog vinyl from Honest Jon’s records + A special Viking of 6th Avenue crew t-shirt + A digital download of the movie for you and each of your 3 guests + Viking of 6th Avenue postcards!

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    MOONDOG TOP DOG. Thank you for believing in this film and becoming a key part of the team. You’ll get a special on-screen production credit of Contributing Associate Producer + 2 tickets to the film’s World Premiere (travel and accommodation not included) + A private dinner for you and a guest with the production team (travel and accommodation not included) + 2 tickets to the after party with the rest of the team + A one off print of Moondog, signed on the reverse by the director, which has never previously been reproduced - this will be the ONLY copy we'll print + Personal progress reports and sneak previews of material and scenes + A special set of four exclusive production stills, framed and signed by the director and dedicated to you + The official film poster signed by the director + The signed biography and accompanying album download + All of the Moondog vinyl from Honest Jon’s records + A special Viking of 6th Avenue crew t-shirt + Viking of 6th Avenue postcards + Our eternal thanks for making this movie happen!

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