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Part performance art/ part saturday morning cartoon/ part delusions of cat lady/ part arts and crafts time/ all fun/ I love Shivers PS I'm not crazy
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Hello!

My name is Jillian Mayer.

Twelve years ago, I received the award for "Best Attitude" on my soccer team.

Since then, I spend my time making artwork often featuring anthropomorphized animals heavily influenced by 80's cartoons.

You can see the work here: http://www.jillianmayer.net/

My latest body of work is documentations of performance art that has never happened... weird? It entails me popping out of scenes that I build, you can check it out here: http://www.jillianmayer.net/index.php...

But mostly, I am a performance artist. And, I like art that is funny.

Recently I got the opportunity to put together a performance art avant-guard musical at the most official place in town. I got awesome write ups and press. Basically, I tired to recreate the overwhelming color saturation and experience that a kid feels basking in the glow of their television on Saturdays mornings-but on stage.

But why stop at theatre? Several film makers started to contact me about turning my play into a short film. So why not turn my live show that is based on television into a movie. Obvious route, right?

So now here we are, you and I, sitting together with this white screen with black text with the same common goal-makin' cool stuff happen.

So let's do it! The prizes are awesome and I am a nice person who tries to keep it positive and gets out of the car to help animals cross the road!* * 4 days ago, I helped a turtle cross the road (I live in FL).

Why you should fund "Mrs. Ms"

The money you would graciously bestow upon my productions pays for everything from Twizzlers for the crew to eat, to the hot glue, to the Band-aids for my burnt fingers from the hot glue. Your money may even pay for the surgery I will need to hot glue on new fingers because my last ones are so burnt. ouch.

I am working hard with some amazingly talented people (the director's last film went to Cannes and the crew is from an awesome local indie organization called the Borscht Film Festival) and some cash would up our production tremendously. Making a movie with no money turns you in the ultimate scrub. And to tell you the truth, nobody likes a scrub. If I don't get some funds to subsidize my peers, I will have no one to hang out with ever, because my friends will be exhausted from me. I am already all tapped out on the 'barter system.'

___But I digress. Lets make creative babies together, stranger.

'Mrs. Ms' by way of my dog named Shivers, will be our love child.

By the way,

I know how crazy the plot is and how I talk about my dog is. Just to let you know, I am in on the joke.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    You get the MP3 of one of the songs from the film where Jillian (me) sings the parts of both Jillian and Shivers TheDog, as well as a JPEG of Shivers getting humped by a Pomeranian.

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    I will make a small sculpture of a spider especially for you! They are cute and bring good luck.

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    DVD of film, wallet-sized headshot of Shivers TheDog, special thanks in credits, and the special spider sculpture!

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    8 X 10 poster of film signed by cast and crew, booklet of concept sketches I drew for the film (signed by me!), special thanks on my website (plus wallet Shivers pic, DVD, special thanks in credits, and spider sculpture)!

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    I will sing you a song or freestyle rap on the subject of your choice, while dressed in a light-up costume, over Skype or AIM. Plus all previous rewards!

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    Signed 8X10 headshot of Shivers Thedog, original illustration by me on subject of your choice! (plus poster, booklet, DVD, special thanks on website and credits, and spider sculpture)!

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    Choice of any hand prop used in the film (these are all one-of-a-kind and handmade, so are subject to availability), plus Shivers headshot, original illustration, poster, booklet, DVD, special thanks on website and credits, and spider sculpture!

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    You can chose one of of 8x10 fiber art pieces I exhibited in South Florida Art Center Gallery (there are only 5 left, and include works with all sorts of animals and dinosaurs) OR a pillow I made by hand that exhibited in the FIU Art Gallery (there are only 5 left and read "You may already be a winner!), (plus hand prop, Shivers headshot, original illustration, poster, booklet, DVD, special thanks, and sculpture)!

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    Choice of any large prop used in the film (one of a kind and handmade, so subject to availability), 5 VIP tickets to premiere screening in Miami and reception with cast and crew (travel not included), (plus choice of fiber art or pillow, hand prop, Shivers headshot, original illustration, poster, booklet, DVD, special thanks, and sculpture).

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Associate Producer credit in film and on IMDB, any costume used in film (one of a kind and handmade, so subject to availability), a personal love letter from Shivers TheDog to you, framed print from Jillian’s latest series seen here: http://www.jillianmayer.net/index.php?/ongoing/getting-to-know-you-better-visual-performance/ - this series has sold for more than this amount in art galleries, (plus props, VIP tickets, choice of fiber art or pillow, Shivers headshot, original illustration, poster, booklet, DVD, special thanks, and sculpture).

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    A giant papier mache version of your head will be created and used as one of the characters in the film and then given to you, a special copy of the film where the romantic interest’s name is replaced with yours, love video from Shivers Thedog to you will be posted online, Executive Producer credit in film and on IMDB, (plus costume, framed print, props, VIP tickets, choice of fiber art or pillow, Shivers headshot, original illustration, poster, booklet, DVD, special thanks, and sculpture).

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    Pledge $4,000 or more About $4,000

    I will fly to any town in the continental United States and put on an aerial silk performance in your honor. You also get all the other rewards! Here is a clip of me performing silk to terrible music at a nightclub in Miami: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU-U2DroKDg I will also enter an international break dancing competition wearing a shirt with your name on it!

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    X-ray of my hips I hurt during rehearsal (you can kind of make out the outline of my vajayjay). Plus Shivers headshot, original illustration, poster, booklet, DVD, special thanks on website and credits, and spider sculpture!

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