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Bandito FilmsBy Bandito Films
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Bandito FilmsBy Bandito Films
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$92
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 28 2016 5:14 AM UTC +00:00

About

We're filmmakers and animal lovers who were introduced to the amazing work of HANA, the Help-A-Needy-Animal Fund. HANA is a non-profit whose mission is to prevent euthanasia in pets. It is the sad reality that pets are euthanized not due to a poor prognosis or an inability to cure disease, but due to the sometimes insurmountable cost of treating the disease or a lack of care that allows problems to go on for way too long. HANA provides life-saving surgeries and treatments for curable diseases in pets whose owners have no ability to pay for such treatments or for those animals who have been abandoned. These procedures are all offered at no cost. 

Now Dr. Brian Evans and Dr. Greg Bishop, HANA's two principle veterinarians, are embarking on the most dangerous and ambitious house call of their lives. The war on drugs has caused untold violence in northern Mexico, and the country's animals are not spared exposure to it. The cases of gunshot wounds to dogs and cats overwhelm local vet hospitals, often leading to the loss of these beloved pets. Additionally, farmers' livestock and horses are sometimes harmed via threatening tactics from local drug lords looking to gain compliance from the local population. Brian and Greg are going to risk it all to provide the care that's so desperately needed. They know they'll be targets for bad guys everywhere they go, and just hope they can get in, make a difference, and get out safely. To them, the risk is worth the potential for saving countless animals' lives. 

Sunny
Sunny

Take, for example, the case of Sunny, a puppy that came to HANA hours away from death with a severe parvo infection. Abandoned by her family, she needed intensive hospitalization and care. Once she was back to full strength, HANA found her a loving forever home.

So how did a filmmaking team get involved with HANA? We were so moved to hear these stories we decided we wanted to help. Being huge animal lovers ourselves, we started talking about how we could best support this amazing work, and get the word out in a big way at the same time. 

Our timing couldn't have been better, as we learned HANA is now planning to head to Mexico with a mobile pet hospital to provide as much free animal health care as possible in 30 days. Their mobile facility is a full surgical unit, capable of handling nearly any type of case.

Their trip will primarily focus on farmers and ranchers in the northern states whose working animals are having serious problems. These ranchers depend on their horses, cows, dogs and other animals for their very survival. However they can't afford the expensive medical care some of them desperately need and the futures of their families often hang in the balance. They've made a plea to HANA to come down and provide help, while there's still time. 

We couldn't think of a better cause to get behind, and we hope you'll help us make this a reality. We are already in talks with (distributors we aren't allowed to name yet) who are interested in this film. That means it has a good chance of getting HANA in front of a huge audience, which is our ultimate goal. Help us promote the amazing work of Dr. Brian and Dr. Greg as they bring their lifesaving skills to those who need it most. 

Risks and challenges

We realize this is an ambitious film to make especially on the very modest budget we're proposing (about a third of what we estimate this should cost to make). However we have assembled a top filmmaking team who have all agreed to work for well below their normal rates because they believe in this project as much as we do. With their support and yours, we can make a film that will inspire people and change the lives of countless animals and those who love and depend on them.

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    Show the Love

    This is for all you animal lovers who want to show some support but only have a buck. Every dollar helps and we really appreciate it.

    For $1 you'll have our eternal gratitude but we can't afford to send you any swag.

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    Producer's Diary & Stills

    Take a peek behind the scenes. Each week during the prep, production and post process of making this film you'll be sent the Producer's own production diary which includes exclusive behind the scenes photos of the filmmaking process. These production stills won't be made available to the public until well after the film is released so you'll see everything months ahead of time.

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    Exclusive Online Screening

    Be the first to see the film online in this backers only event. Hosted by the Director and filmmaking team, this live streaming event will allow you to see the film before anybody else. Afterward the Director and Producer will host a live chat where you can ask your questions and discuss the film and HANA.

    You will also receive a DVD of the film, your name on screen, the Producer's weekly production diary and behind the scenes photos.

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    Limited Edition HANA T-Shirt

    Show your support in style. HANA is designing an exclusive t-shirt just for Kickstarter backers. These shirts are super nice soft cotton tees, not the cheap knock offs you find in Times Square. The design was custom made for HANA by a well known artist, and will only be made this one time for our backers. When they're gone, they're really really gone. Available in sizes S-XXXL.

    You'll also get all of the rewards above including a DVD of the film, the weekly Producer's diary and photos, as well as access to the online premier screening and live chat with the Director.

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    HANA Saved Animal Portrait

    HANA saves some beautiful animals. Show your support of their work with a framable photograph of one of the animals they've saved. You'll be given the option to choose from several photographs of cats, dogs, horses and many others all taken by a professional photographer. Your 8x10 glossy print will include the name of the animal featured and a brief description of their story.

    You will also get ALL of the rewards listed above including a DVD of the film, limited edition t-shirt, exclusive online screening and weekly Producer's diary with behind the scenes photos. Don't forget you'll also receive our undying gratitude.

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    Behind the Scenes Special

    As a bonus exclusively for Kickstarter backers, you'll receive a behind the scenes special mini-documentary which includes never before seen footage and interviews with the cast and crew. In addition, you'll receive a copy of the film.

    You also get a DVD of the film, limited edition t-shirt, exclusive online screening and weekly Producer's diary with behind the scenes photos.

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    Advanced Preview Screening in LA

    See the film in person before it's released at an exclusive event to be held in Los Angeles. Dr. Brian will be present as well as the film's Director.

    After the screening you'll be invited to participate in a Q&A with HANA and the filmmaking team.

    This reward also comes with a DVD of the film, limited edition t-shirt, and a sharpie pen so you can get everybody's autograph while you're there.

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    Advance Preview Screening + All the Swag

    If you're going to be attending the in-person preview screening in LA, you may as well score some cool swag in the progress. You'll receive access to the LA preview screening of the film plus all of the rewards listed above so you can have them autographed in person.

    This includes the behind the scenes special, a copy of the film, t-shirt, animal portrait, your name on screen, and the Producer's weekly diary and photos.

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    Appear in the Film

    Show your true love of animals by helping Dr. Brian on camera. You will appear alongside the HANA staff at an animal care event which will be filmed for the movie in Southern California. You'll get the opportunity to see HANA at work live and appear on camera at the same time. It's a win for you and for the animals you'll be helping that day.

    No medical or veterinary experience is required. Travel to the Southern California area is not included.

    You will also receive a DVD of the film and behind the scenes special, the limited edition t-shirt, animal portrait, your name on screen, and the Producer's weekly diary and photos.

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    Become an Associate Producer

    Tell your friends the whole movie was your idea, they'll never know. At this level your name will appear in the credits as an Associate Producer. Best of all you won't even have to do any work to earn it. Your name will appear on all copies of the film in any form, on our website, and best of all on IMDB.

    Additionally, you will receive the rewards listed above including access to the preview screening in LA, behind the scenes special, a copy of the film, the limited edition t-shirt, animal portrait, and the Producer's weekly diary and photos.

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    Become an Executive Producer

    If you've ever wanted to enter the film business, here's your chance. At this level you become one of our Executive Producers, the top title a film production. Your name will appear prominently on screen in the credits, in our print and advertising, on our website, and of course on IMDB. It's filmmaking legitimacy at its finest.

    In addition, you'll be flown to the LA premier of the film where you'll also receive a personal dinner with the cast and crew. You'll enjoy an opportunity to spend some one on one time with the Director, Producers, HANA personnel and of course Dr. Brian himself.

    You'll also receive all of the other rewards and our eternal gratitude for helping make all of this possible.

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Funding period

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