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The unique, poetic, humorous and “prophetic” adventure with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, the one movie that explains it all...

What is it about?

A thrilling, poetic narration with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, this movie is a unique project in many ways: it’s not a biography but rather a fairytale documentary! The director followed Lee Perry for 13 years and discovered a story that is almost impossible to believe: a revelation, told about and with one of the major protagonists of contemporary music. It is a mind-blowing encounter with „The Prophet“ of the international Rastafari movement, one of the icons of the Black Power movement and “the” inventor of reggae and dub and it is also a humorous adventure of epic dimensions. The movie can be seen as a guide for how to change the world with music – with a positive attitude, mindset or, as Lee Perry calls it: “vibration”. 

Who Am I? I was 14 when I discovered the music of Lee Perry and Bob Marley, and as a German teenager, it changed my life. Since then it has always been my greatest dream to make a film with Lee Perry, whose mastery also lies behind so many Bob Marley songs. Now, 30 years later, we are about to finish this very extraordinary project and finally fulfill this dream. From the movie "Vision Of Paradise" For the past 13 years I have been going to his house regularly, equipped with my camera and microphone. Over the years we became friends and now we are looking at an immense collection of intimate footage full of surprise, excitement and poetry. The making of this movie has been a long and deep process revealing a shy and extravagant artist who is commonly regarded as a genius.

Why do we need your help? The movie has been financed out of our own pockets for all this time. Now we have completed the shooting and started the postproduction phase. We have a lot of supporters in many ways but we need to be able to concentrate on the movie for the next 6 months to ensure the best way to finish and publish it. Therefore we are asking you the kickstarter community, art and music lovers and the Lee Perry fan community for support. Of course we have created a bunch of very cool rewards that will make you proud of having supported our project! 

Why should you help us to make this movie? Being part of this movie is unique: the movie will always be the most intimate, extensive and fascinating adventure you can possibly have with Lee Perry, one of the most special and influential artists of all times. This project is unrepeatable. It has always been a great adventure. It's not a movie about only one person, its about a feeling, a vibration... 

How can I donate and be part of the film? Just click on the green “Back this Project” button in the upper-right-hand corner. Email us if you have any problems or questions. The rewards will be shipped to wherever you live.

What is our Kickstarter Goal? We set our goal to 20,000 US$, which we think is the minimum amount of what we still have to spend to finish the movie. Of course the limit is the sky. If we can spend more money, we can raise the movie's value. We would be so happy to get your support! 

What does it mean to be “Official Supporter Of Vision Of Paradise”? Imagine Lee Perry and we all create a movement that would be like a “spiritual revolution”... to prepare a new paradise, a new world without problems, without racism or prejudices, without greed... at least as a mindset, a vibration... All "Official Supporters" will be listed at www.visionofparadise.de, unless you instruct us otherwise.

How much is the shipping? Backers under 100 US$ would have to add the shipping fee. Otherwise the project would not benefit. Backers above 100 US$ will get their rewards delivered free.

How can I contact you? Feel free to mail us to: info@visionofparadise.de All mails will be answered asap.

What happens if the money isn’t raised in time? We will still finish the movie. But of course it would be a lot more of a struggle and we would have to take other jobs to finance the postproduction, which would delay the movie.

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The biggest task is to tell this amazing story in a way that the viewer gains access to this extraordinary personality who inspired so many generations of musicians... this is not easy, but already well prepared. We will need animation sequences to illustrate the imaginative world of Lee Perry, we prepared many of them but still need to develop them further. Then, one crucial point will be the marketing of course. We plan to do more than a "normal" movie marketing. We are dreaming of activating a worldwide community of art and music lovers to prepare a "spiritual revolution of good over evil", the main topic in Lee Perry's life. It is more than a commercial product.

Another big issue are the rights. We have to clear quite a lot to be able to release the movie properly. All of this also is already well prepared, it just has to be done and finished...

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    As a Jamaican Proverb says: one one coco full basket, every Dollar Counts, Thank You!

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    All of the above PLUS you will get a very cool „Vision Of Paradise“-screen saver to download!

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    All of the above PLUS a „Vision Of Paradise“-Ringtone PLUS Your name will be listed on the website with a Thank You! PLUS a personal mail from the director. In addition, you will get regular updates on the progress of the movie and everything around it.

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    All of the above PLUS a wonderful „Vision Of Paradise“ T-Shirt. The Hard Cover DVD will be signed by the director PLUS a download of a never released song recorded by Lee Perry and Volker Schaner.

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    All of the above PLUS the movie poster “Vision Of Paradise” signed by the director Volker Schaner PLUS the soundtrack CD of the movie.

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    All of the above PLUS a Special Collector’s Edition DVD-Box featuring tons of outtakes and concerts we have shot with Lee Perry PLUS an autograph from Lee Perry and the director written to you personally!!!

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    All of the above PLUS your name will be mentioned in the End Credits of the movie!!!! PLUS a VIP-Invitation to a Lee Perry concert close to your hometown whenever he gets there. We will get you backstage and you will have the chance to talk to the Upsetter!

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    All of the above PLUS 2 more VIP-Tickets to a Lee Perry concert if you are in that city where he is performing. In addition, we will give you 2 VIP-Invitations to one of the movie premieres (transportation and accomodation not included). You will be part oft he producing team and will have lots of fun meeting and greeting at the Party!

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    All of the above PLUS you become an Executive Producer!!! Your name will be on the End Credits of the movie as supporting executive producer! You don’t receive 2 VIP-Passes to one of the movie premieres but 4! We will write a feature about you on our website, your company’s Logo including a short interview where you get to answer a few questions about yourself will also be featured.

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    All of the above PLUS the unique opportunity to spend a Special VIP-Dinner with Lee Perry and the director (excluding travel and accommodation costs), an evening you will never forget!

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