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A puppet film about the power of memory: how it binds us to those we love and shapes our destinies.
A puppet film about the power of memory: how it binds us to those we love and shapes our destinies.
A puppet film about the power of memory: how it binds us to those we love and shapes our destinies.
60 backers pledged $2,220 to help bring this project to life.

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How Do We Sing? The Movie!

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After filming the 8 episodes of the How Do We Sing? web series, creators Jarod Facknitz and Erin Kathleen Flynn envisioned expanding their next concept into a full length feature, one to be submitted to worldwide film festivals, screened at select venues in the Chicago area, and eventually posted for free on Vimeo. The film will explore memory, how it shapes relationships and guides us through life's challenges: preserving the show's penchant for arresting imagery and emotive storytelling.

Funds raised for the film will go toward the construction and maintenance of new puppets, props, film equipment, and promotional fees.

How Do We Sing? is a continuous project focusing on the beauty within existence and is appropriate for all ages; enjoyed by children for its celebration of the everyday while grabbing adults with relatable topics rooted in the notion that the secret to life is ultimately unknowable.

The How Do We Sing? web series received the 2015 Independent Artists Grant from Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs, won Cinematography and Sound Design Awards in Romania's 12 Months Film Festival, and was an official selection in the London International Film Festival, Spain's Painted Birds Film Festival,The Frostbite International Film Festival in Colorado Springs, the Art All Night festival in New Jersey, and the Broken Knuckle Film Festival. Watch episodes, listen to music, and see the show's blog at www.howdowesing.net.

Risks and challenges

Making this film will require filming exclusively outdoors during all four seasons of the year in varying weather conditions. Any and all delays or changes in production will be reported to backers of $50 or more via monthly emails throughout the filming of the movie.

Awards of a digital nature can be provided instantaneously, while other materials (books, shirts, calendars, etc.) will be shipped and distributed within a few months of the Kickstarter launch.

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    Thank you!

    You will be thanked on the How Do We Sing? website at www.howdowesing.net

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    Put Your Name On It!

    Your name will be featured in the closing credits of the film and on the How Do We Sing? website at www.howdowesing.net. You will also receive a Vimeo link to the How Do We Sing? movie upon completion.

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    Digital Package - Unseen Episode 9!

    You will receive a private Vimeo link to the secret, never-to-be-released, never-before-seen Episode 9, as well as your name featured in the closing credits of the film and on the How Do We Sing? website at www.howdowesing.net. You will also receive a Vimeo link to the How Do We Sing? movie upon completion.

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    Memorabilia and Ultimate Digital!

    You will receive 3 How Do We Sing? pin buttons (one for each character from the film), 3 How Do We Sing? stickers, digital downloads of original music from the How Do We Sing? film and web series, production updates and photos via email, a private Vimeo link to the secret, never-to-be-released, never-before-seen Episode 9, and your name featured in the closing credits of the film and on the How Do We Sing? website at www.howdowesing.net. You will also receive a Vimeo link to the How Do We Sing? movie upon completion.

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    Shirt, Memorabilia & Ultimate Digital!

    Your very own How Do We Sing? t-shirt, 3 How Do We Sing? Pin Buttons (one for each character from the film), 3 How Do We Sing? stickers, a private Vimeo link to the secret, never-to-be-released, never-before-seen Episode 9, digital downloads of original music from the How Do We Sing? film and web series, production updates and photos via email, and your name featured in the closing credits of the film and on the How Do We Sing? website at www.howdowesing.net. You will also receive a Vimeo link to the How Do We Sing? movie upon completion.

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    HDWS Calendar, Shirt, Ultimate Digital!

    Your very own How Do We Sing? 12 Month Photo Calendar, your very own How Do We Sing? t-shirt, 3 How Do We Sing? pin buttons (one for each character from the film), 3 How Do We Sing? stickers, a private Vimeo link to the secret, never-to-be-released, never-before-seen Episode 9, digital downloads of original music from the How Do We Sing? film and web series, production updates and photos via email, and your name featured in the closing credits of the film and on the How Do We Sing? website at www.howdowesing.net. You will also receive a Vimeo link to the How Do We Sing? movie upon completion.

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    HDWS Book, Calendar, Shirt, Digital!

    Your very own How Do We Sing? picture book detailing a never-before-seen adventure with your three friends from How Do We Sing?, your very own How Do We Sing? 12 Month Photo Calendar, How Do We Sing? t-shirt, 3 How Do We Sing? pin buttons (one for each character from the film), 3 How Do We Sing? stickers, a private Vimeo link to the secret, never-to-be-released, never-before-seen Episode 9, digital downloads of original music from the How Do We Sing? film and web series, production updates and photos via email, and your name featured in the closing credits of the film and on the How Do We Sing? website at www.howdowesing.net. You will also receive a Vimeo link to the How Do We Sing? movie upon completion.

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Funding period

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