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About

Have you participated in Odyssey of the Mind? Ever tried to describe the organization to someone who hasn't? We certainly have! And that's why we want to make ODYSSEY, a feature-length documentary.

Our plan is to follow an Odyssey of the Mind team through the season. We'll see their brainstorming process, the development of their script, sets and costumes, and finally their experience at competition. All this will be interspersed with interviews - everyone from the higher ups at the organization to volunteers to OMers past and present.

If we raise more than our budget, we may be able to follow additional teams. Wouldn't it be great to showcase a Classics or Performance solution along with a Vehicle, Technical or Structure?

This organization has so much to offer, and most people don't even know it exists. We're excited to make this documentary, but first, we need your help!

Risks and challenges

Step 1. Raise the money.
Kickstarter is all or nothing, and we really can't make this project without your help.

Step 2. Find a team.
We can't possibly show the world what Odyssey of the Mind is all about without the help of a brave and generous group of OMers.

Step 3. Logistics.
We'll be working closely with our team(s) to develop a shooting schedule. It's going to be a long haul with production extending well into 2018.

Step 4. Put it all together.
After we spend the better part of a year filming, we'll have to pare all that down to a finished film. Lots of work ahead!

So what are the risks? Well...what AREN'T the risks? But Odyssey of the Mind taught us that risk-taking and creativity go hand in hand. It also taught us how to work as a team and face challenges head on.

With your help, we're confident that we can create a compelling documentary about this incredible but little known program.

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    Team Member

    Welcome to the team! We're glad you're here. As a thank you for your gift, you'll receive updates as we make our way through production.

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    Odyssey Pledge

    Thanks for taking the Odyssey Pledge with us! We want share our film with you, which is why you'll get a digital download of the finished project.

    You'll also receive regular production updates.

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    No Outside Assistance

    You're an independent problem solver, so wear it loudly and proudly with this Odyssey film sticker!

    As a thank you for your gift, you'll also receive a digital download of the film and production updates.

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    Pin Trader

    OMers love trading pins, and clearly you do too! You'll get to select one of six Odyssey film pins. (We have one for every Long Term problem and Spontaneous!)

    You'll also receive a sticker, digital download and production updates.

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    First In Style

    You've got style to spare, and we want to thank you with an Odyssey film t-shirt!

    This reward level also includes a pin, sticker, digital download and production updates.

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    Highly Creative Response

    Your Spontaneous performance will last through the ages, and so will this DVD of our finished film.

    As a backer at this level, you'll also receive a t-shirt, pin, sticker, digital download and production updates.

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    Creative Use of Materials

    That response earned extra points, but so does your use of materials. Flaunt your skills with an Odyssey film tote bag!

    We'll be thanking you with a DVD, t-shirt, pin, sticker, digital download and production updates as well.

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    Unbreakable Structure

    Your support is totally unbreakable. That's why you'll receive a special thank you during the end credits of our film as well as all the rewards listed above!

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    Pin Collector

    Whoa! You must REALLY like pins...and we can't say we blame you. For your gift, you'll receive a full set of six Odyssey film pins - one for each Long Term problem and Spontaneous.

    We also want to thank you with all the rewards listed above.

    **Please keep in mind that the Pin Trader single pin ($50) is included in this set of six.

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    Ranatra Fusca

    Ranatra Fusca - hard to say but very important. You're very important, too, and we want to thank you for your gift with a special Odyssey film pendant necklace...designed and handmade by a former OMer!

    You'll also receive all the rewards listed above.

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    World Champion

    Wow! Your problem solving and teamwork skills are matched only by your creativity. At this level, you'll receive an Associate Producer credit on our film along with all the rewards listed above. We can't thank you enough!

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Funding period

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