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I'm a house cleaner whose self-funded film was selected for Sundance Film Festival.  I need your help to get to the finish line!
I'm a house cleaner whose self-funded film was selected for Sundance Film Festival. I need your help to get to the finish line!
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My Situation:
It's hard to ask people for help when I've been dealt such extraordinary luck, but I'm in honest need of it. Believe it or not, I self-funded Resurrect Dead, my debut documentary feature, with my wages as a house cleaner over a period of about five and a half years. On the day that Sundance notified me that it was selected to premiere in the prestigious documentary competition, I was near penniless.

I directed, videotaped, edited and scored the film myself, teaching myself to do each skill over the years as I went. So I run an extraordinarily cheap operation; making each dollar stretch is a necessity. But even with the utmost frugality, there are unavoidable costs to get my film prepared for Sundance.

This is the window of time that an amount of money, large or small, can do a tremendous amount of good. Please help if you can. I was able to get it most of the way on my own, but I need support for this last stretch to get it to the finish line.

My Movie Synopsis:
Strangeness is afoot. Most people don't notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home.

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    Get a CD by Red Devil, a punk band that the filmmakers used to play in + Get a Resurrect Dead sticker, button, and thank you letter + Your name will be added to the website in the lists of supporters.

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    Get a signed special edition DVD and poster + Get a CD by Red Devil, a punk band that the filmmakers used to play in + Get a Resurrect Dead sticker, button, and thank you letter + Your name will be added to the website in the lists of supporters.

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    Your name will appear in the thank you section of the credits. + Get a signed special edition DVD and poster + Get a CD by Red Devil, a punk band that the filmmakers used to play in + Get a Resurrect Dead sticker, button, and thank you letter + Your name will be added to the website in the lists of supporters.

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    Get a phone call from director Jon Foy to thank you personally for your contribution. +Your name will appear in the thank you section of the credits. + Get a signed special edition DVD and poster + Get a CD by Red Devil, a punk band that the filmmakers used to play in + Get a Resurrect Dead sticker, button, and thank you letter + Your name will be added to the website in the lists of supporters.

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    Have lunch with director Jon Foy and possible cast/crew from the movie. (Needs to be in proximity to the Philadelphia/New York City area). + Get a phone call from director Jon Foy to thank you personally for your contribution. +Your name will appear in the thank you section of the credits. + Get a signed special edition DVD and poster + Get a CD by Red Devil, a punk band that the filmmakers used to play in + Get a Resurrect Dead sticker, button, and thank you letter + Your name will be added to the website in the lists of supporters.

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    Get a consultation with director/editor/composer Jon Foy on your film or other artistic project. Great for filmmakers or those aspiring to make movies! + Get a phone call from director Jon Foy to thank you personally for your contribution. +Your name will appear in the thank you section of the credits. + Get a signed special edition DVD and poster + Get a CD by Red Devil, a punk band that the filmmakers used to play in + Get a Resurrect Dead sticker, button, and thank you letter + Your name will be added to the website in the lists of supporters.

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    Get an Associate Producer's credit on Resurrect Dead + Your choice of a creative consultation with director/editor/composer Jon Foy or Lunch with Jon Foy and possible cast/crew (Philadelphia area) + Get a phone call from director Jon Foy to thank you personally for your contribution. +Your name will appear in the thank you section of the credits. + Get a signed special edition DVD and poster + Get a CD by Red Devil, a punk band that the filmmakers used to play in + Get a Resurrect Dead sticker, button, and thank you letter + Your name will be added to the website in the lists of supporters.

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