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The Monument is a short film project that perceives warfare & creation with formalist and minimalist filmmaking techniques.

The blog: http://themonumentfilm.blogspot.com/

The Facebook group page: http://www.facebook.com/group.php...

Media: http://www.examiner.com/pop-culture-in-wilmington/local-filmmaker-draws-attention-with-his-latest-film-the-monument

http://www.udreview.com/mosaic/student-writes-directs-sci-fi-flick-1.1794715

http://www.udreview.com/mosaic/students-of-the-year-1.1822411

The "Dead Artists Scene" photographs: http://themonumentfilm.blogspot.com/2010/10/monument-and-art.html

The Monument is a student film project that includes a fantastic cast of both young and old filmmakers, photographers, musicians, and performers. The project began as a self-produced class at the University of Delaware that grew to include a large number of Wilmington University students as well as various performers from Philadelphia.

We've come very far on what limited means we have, but now the project needs a second wind to bring it to fruition. We'd like to ask the Kickstarter community to help us fund the rest of the project with the ultimate goal of increasing the film's quality to competitive standards.

Portions of the film have been shot. The goal of my class has been proposed and passed. The class was about constructing a crew and organizing the crew to shoot some terrific footage. In both of those goals, The Monument has succeeded. We've toppled a thousand challenges with very little. We want to take it further. The project needs funding to supply us with the necessary tools to finish, polish, and promote the film competitively.

The money will be used to finish the shooting. This includes all of the props and makeup we'll require for scenes that need to be added, reworked, etc.

As stated in the promotional video, this money is also supporting a wide array of incredible artists that have provided their respective talents to broaden the universal message that this film hopes to convey; that creation is a necessity to the definition and perseverance of humanity.

Thank you very much for your time, Doug Cannon

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    A special thanks in the credits as well as digital copies of musical compositions written and recorded for The Monument.

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    A mailed, signed letter expressing my thanks, digital copies of the music written and recorded for The Monument, and a special thanks in the credits of the film.

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    A personal DVD copy of The Monument for your collection. You will also receive a mailed, signed letter expressing my thanks, digital copies of the film's original music, and a special thanks in the credits of the film.

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    A 10x10 (on 11x14 paper) photograph from the "Dead Artists Scene" of your choice, signed by photographer Brian Murphy. The photographs have been shot on a Hasselblad 500cm. Digital doesn't do the quality of these photographs justice, but please refer to the photography links in the project description if you're interested and specify which picture you would like sent to you. If not specified, we will still send you a photograph, but it will be of our choosing. We'll also send you a DVD copy of the film, my personally signed thank you letter, and a special thanks in our credits.

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    Anything above $100 will receive all of the gifts listed in previous increments as well as a script signed by the cast and crew of The Monument. (Remember to also specify which photograph you want).

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