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The rise, fall, and redemption of the greatest Swedish hand-clapping disco band of all time, Hands of Thunder (circa 1977-1980).
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The Story...

 "We'll see things today we don’t want to see, but listen up, we'll do it together. We'll be together, and we'll all come back together."

After the death of their mother, three orphaned brothers, Deter, Gunner, and Hans, were raised by their Nana to become the greatest Swedish hand-clapping disco band that ever lived. With the rise to fame came jealousy and addiction, fueling the rivalry between the two leading brothers. This rivalry lead to the untimely death of Hans, the brother that held the group together, in a tragic hand-clapping accident onstage during their last performance. After that night, the band was broken, and their lives were shattered.

 After a fall from grace, one brother's whirlwind addiction stripped him of everything, while the other brother worked to rebuild what was left of his broken existence.

 What is this story really about?

 This story is about  hope. About overcoming addictions, being able to forgive...and most of all, love.  You may think that outwardly this film is a comedy, but at its core, it is a heart-felt tragedy. Quick jokes are nothing without the truth and honesty of a beautiful story told through the magic of cinema.

 Where will your donations go?

 With an original music score, breathtaking special effects, and dance sequences like you've never seen before, your help will fund the most amazing onstage concert performance in history! This is in addition to elaborate costume design,  studio time for a giant green screen, set design and art direction for the recreation of old world Sweden, location fees, and much much more. Music is a major theme for this film, so funding the soundtrack will be key to its success. This will  include of course epic disco sequences, but also cinematic overtures accompanying the brothers' journey from beginning to end. Overtures reminiscent of those great composers of the past, fused with traditional Swedish folk classics.

 So, from the bottom of hearts we thank you. And, please...

 "Help us give the clap back to the world!"

 Watch Hands of Thunder: THE BEGINNING! This mini-short illustrates the humble beginnings of the "World's Greatest Disco Hand-Clapping Band"  in their homeland of Sweden.

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    An amazing Hands of Thunder bumper sticker, plus lovely shout outs on Facebook and Twitter!!! Yeaaaa!!!

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    digital copy of Hands of Thunder the movie, autographed pictures of all three brothers, and 2 autographed tickets to the premier. You will also get to be an extra on set during a taped Hands of Thunder concert performance! Can't wait to see there!

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    All of thee above, plus...a Hands of Thunder T-Shirt and and signed DVD. (T-Shirt delivered by Feb 2011)

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    Wow...Thanks! This will bring you all of the above, plus... a signed original soundtrack, signed copies of all of our films, and a backstage pass inviting you to join us on set and at the cast party...where you will experience Hands of Thunder live!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    All of the above...plus, your own original Hands of Thunder song, written and performed by the brothers just for you! You're also a producer for our film. We will now include you as a producer in the credits. Bravo!!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    We are humbled... You get all of the above, plus... your very own original Hands of Thunder song WITH a short music video of the song performed by the brothers on DVD (you will receive 3 signed copies). This makes a great gift idea.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    You get all of the above, plus... We will make a film just for you and about anything you want! (PG-16) (up to 6min in length...you'll love it). This can be a gift for somebody you know with all the actors from Hands of Thunder, or, you can be the star of the film! The film will include full color graded, soundtrack enhanced, professionally produced movie magic. It will be the real thing.

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