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An inspiring TV Show about 4 friends in WI & MI chasing the Bucket List left behind by Gregory's mother after losing her to cancer.
An inspiring TV Show about 4 friends in WI & MI chasing the Bucket List left behind by Gregory's mother after losing her to cancer.
An inspiring TV Show about 4 friends in WI & MI chasing the Bucket List left behind by Gregory's mother after losing her to cancer.
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DON'T BLINK: Wisconsin Bucket List TV Show

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In short, DON'T BLINK is an eight-episode television show following the journey of four friends as they travel around Wisconsin chasing 14 of their most exciting Bucket List items.

For us this series is all about sharing and storytelling. It's always been our dream for people to take our bucket list adventures, whether they are as small as milking a cow and jumping off a bridge or as big as catching a touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, and BE INSPIRED to go out and do it themselves. It's our hope that through this series we will be able to inspire others as Colleen, Gregory's late mother, was able to inspire all of us --giving back and celebrating the tremendous beauty of being alive. 

We need to raise the funds to purchase the film and audio equipment required to be able to shoot the series at broadcast quality. Wisconsin Public Television and WNMU Public TV 13 among many other stations are on board to broadcast the series but we have to match their required film specs and resolution standards in order to broadcast it and without this equipment we can't. 

We are so grateful for your support!

 

Letter of Support from Wisconsin Public Television
Letter of Support from Wisconsin Public Television

 

Letter of Support from WNMU Public TV 13 of Upper Michigan and Northern WI
Letter of Support from WNMU Public TV 13 of Upper Michigan and Northern WI

 

After an 8-year battle with cancer, Colleen past away at the age of 51. Following the funeral, her son, Gregory, and his three best friends decided to complete all of the items she left unfinished on her “dream board.”

“It was just sort of this moment in time where we all were very attuned to how short life is and we weren’t ready to just accept the standard track of life,” Gregory’s friend Kevin recalls. “Yes, there is something to be said for a great job, great kids, great house, etc. but what is the point of it all if you aren’t going out and being the best person you can be.”  

A year later, as they started working on his Mom’s list -- Gregory, Kevin, Owen, and Nick a 2016 Kingsford High School Graduate decided to add their own dreams and ideas to it. “No idea was too far fetch or ridiculous for the list,” Owen explained. When all was said and done, it contained 273 of their biggest goals, wildest dreams, and deepest ambitions. 

“People always talk; they talk about doing this,” Nick says “but no one actually does it.”

 “We are going to be hitting the state of Wisconsin where we have 14 huge items we are going after,” Gregory proudly announced. Accompanying them on this journey will be a camera crew filming an 8-part, Wisconsin travel/adventure series called Don’t Blink. The series will follow the four boys as they throw convention to the wind, chasing 14 of their biggest Wisconsin bucket list items and learning, for perhaps the first time, what it means to really truly live.

 Please share! We have 30 DAYS to raise the entire $15,000 or else we don't get any of it. So please email, FaceBook, Tweet, Instagram,....even pick up the phone! We so appreciate all of the tremendous support we have recieved! 

Risks and challenges

As with any film production there are always risks involved. We are preparing for the scheduling conflicts and cancelations that could arise throughout the production and are trying to maintain as much flexibility as the schedule affords to deal with them. As much we plan, we will be sure to take you along for the ride every step of the way, over every hurdle we encounter as we chase 14 of our biggest Bucket List items in WI & MI and prove that if we work together, any thing is possible.

We have assembled a great team and have an incredible community supporting us so we are confident that whatever we encounter along the way, we will be able to overcome. We look forward to keeping you up to date on all the latest.

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    Shout Out on Social Media & Bucket List

    In addition to our tremendous gratitude, you'll receive a personal Thank you on all of our social media outlets! You will also get a digital copy of our entire list of 273 items to help you brainstorm ideas for your own list!

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    Sneak Peak & Thank you shout out

    Contribute $25 dollars and you will get a 10 minute a pre-release sneak peak at the first episode of the series before anyone else. This will be made available to contributors via Vimeo for a during the end of post production in 2017.

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    Random Act of Kindness done in your name

    Your donation will not only help us create this incredible show but it will also immediately make someones day. We will do one random act of kindness, take a picture or video of what we did and send it to you. It could be anything from buying coffee for the person behind us to giving a homeless person a lunch. Tell us your ideas if you have them

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    Don't Blink T-Shirt

    Beautiful kelly green T-Shirt with the white Don't Blink logo on it.

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    VIP Package • Tickets to Premiere

    You and one guest will receive tickets to the two early bird Premieres (one will be in Upper Michigan, the other in the greater Milwaukee area.) You will get to watch two episodes from the series with the cast and crew of Don't Blink before anyone else. This will include food, refreshments + All the rewards of lesser donations!

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    Producer Credit

    Receive a producer credit for DON'T BLINK! See your name on the screen as a producer for every episode and on our website. You will also receive a personal phone call from stars of DON'T BLINK!

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    1 hour of community service in your name

    For every $150 that you give we will do one hour of community service in your name. As much as we are given we want to give back and your donation will allow us to do that.

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    Be featured in the show

    Yes, you can be in the show. You will get to come out while the team team is filming and we will make sure you get at least 30 seconds of screen time of which some of that you will be talking. You will get to hang out with the guys and potentially be apart of one of the bucket list items.

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