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A quirky film about consumerism, excess, and what we really need in life.
123 backers pledged $10,428 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    FRIENDS FOR GARBAGE -
    Donate $1 AND send our Kickstarter link to your friends and family - those on Facebook, Twitter, or even the ones you actually know. In exchange, we'll pick up 20 pieces of trash in your name.

    Just CC us on your mailing and we'll start cleaning up other people's garbage for you today.

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    GET OUT OF GUILT FREE CARD -
    Despite our best intentions we all get confused sometimes...use your Get Out Of Guilt Free Card next time you accidentally put a compostable into the recycling bin. We'll send you a custom made digital card for use anywhere, anytime.

    Plus you will receive the added joy of receiving no new objects that could clutter up your house or get thrown away.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD AND SPECIAL THANKS -
    Be among the first to see 'Do I Need This' - receive a waste-free digital download upon completion of the film plus on-screen special thanks.

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    MAGICALLY TURN JUNK INTO ART - I admit it, I have too much stuff in my life. I'll donate a piece of it to charity or a good home in your name, but first (since I happen to be a photographer), I'll photograph it and send you a digital copy of the junk that your donation magically turned into art.
    Also includes waste-free digital download of 'Do I Need This' upon completion of the project and on-screen special thanks.

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    FINE JUNK ART - Take advantage of a rare opportunity to affordably add a fine art piece to your collection. We'll send you a signed and numbered 5"x7" limited edition print of one of Kate Schermerhorn's latest photos - GARBAGE 1. (larger print available at $250 level) Scroll down to the bottom of the project description for a sample of the piece. Also includes a digital download of "Do I Need This" upon completion of the project and on-screen special thanks.

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    CHILDREN'S ECO-ART - Together with the creative geniuses in the family, my children, we will make you a fabulous sculpture for your garden (their past sculptures have included dogs made of discarded mailboxes and men made out of insulation tubing). Shipping not included.

    Also includes digital download of 'Do I Need This' upon completion of the project and on-screen special thanks.

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    FINE JUNK ART - Take advantage of a rare opportunity to affordably add a fine art piece to your collection. We'll send you a signed and numbered 8"x10" limited edition print of one of Kate Schermerhorn's latest photos - GARBAGE 1. Scroll down to the bottom of the project description for a sample of the piece. Also includes a digital download of "Do I Need This" upon completion of the project and on-screen special thanks.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    YOUR OWN PERSONAL JUNK IMAGE - Send me your most shameful purchase, the one you really never needed in the first place... I'll photograph it to make it look tasteful and attractive before donating it to a local charity in your name and sending you a digital file of the image so you can remember your mistake forever.

    Also includes digital download of 'Do I Need This' upon completion of the project and on-screen special thanks. (postage not included)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    USELESS OBJECT LIMITED EDITION PRINT - I have photographed a lot of 'stuff' in my day, including a series of photographs of useless objects purchased from the Sky Mall Catalog (and then returned with a friendly note saying I didn't actually need the item because it was useless). You might have noticed them in our Kickstarter video. You can own one of these limited edition 16"X16" prints today.

    Also includes digital download of 'Do I Need This' upon completion of the project and on-screen special thanks.

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    I NEED LOVE, I NEED FAMILY - What do you really need in life? Love.

    And sometimes you need your love documented.

    I will spend the day photographing a day in the life of your family - from the time your sleepy child rolls out of bed in the morning until the family sits down to eat dinner together in the evening and everything in between. And, in case the reality of your life also includes bickering siblings, I will also take a happy but candid family portrait, just to be safe.

    Also includes digital download of 'Do I Need This' upon completion of the project and on-screen special thanks. Travel outside of California not included.

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    THE ART OF GIVING AWAY - We will come to your house and help you decide what you need and what you don't. We will spend a day helping you de-clutter, pack up, donate, store, sell, recycle and trash your unneeded belongings. We will help you answer the $5000 question - "Do I need this?" And just to be sure you won't ever miss it, we'll photograph some of your favorite items for you because, after all, images last longer than bellbottom jeans.

    Also includes digital download of 'Do I Need This' upon completion of the project and on-screen special thanks. Travel outside of the United States not included.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/SUPER-GIVER - Really make this project happen and become the executive producer of 'Do I Need This.'

    Be part of the entire creative process - we will send you periodic updates, photos and film clips throughout the production process. Once we start editing the film, you'll be invited to sit in on edit sessions to give your opinion and feedback on the direction the film is taking.

    Upon completion of the film, we will hold a private screening for you and your friends. We will bring bubbly drinks, popcorn, entertainment, and celebration dinner for 10 people. You will receive tickets to all festival screenings and events, digital downloads for you and 100 of your friends, and an onscreen executive producer credit. Travel outside of the United States not included.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    MAGICALLY TURN A WHOLE GARBAGE PILE INTO ART - We will pick up 100 pieces of garbage from our local beaches and open spaces, each piece lovingly picked up and removed (and where appropriate recycled) in your name...and because I pride myself in the ability to make anything look beautiful in a photograph, I will do my best to turn this pile of garbage into a beautiful photo (and a digital file of it for you). Also includes digital download of 'Do I Need This' upon completion of the project and on-screen special thanks.

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