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In an all too possible future, a Sikh wife and mother risks execution as she fights to be reunited with her family.
In an all too possible future, a Sikh wife and mother risks execution as she fights to be reunited with her family.
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Risks and challenges

Putting the dystopian world of '51 States' on screen is going to be an exciting challenge. We are lucky to have assembled a team experienced with overcoming the obstacles that occur when working on an ambitious short film.

Looking after the cast and crew is priority whilst shooting the film itself. The locations will be professionally risk assessed, mornings always start with a safety briefing and we will be providing warmth and weather cover for our exterior scenes.

One of the challenges is getting as many people as possible to engage with the subject matter and we are excited to be working with charities such as Race Equality First, helping us create discussion with the film.

Your support and the belief and determination of the team will be key in making '51 States'!

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    Pledge £10 or more About US$ 12

    THANK YOU + A DIGITAL COPY OF THE FILM!

    Thank you for your kind donation and welcome to the team! Absolutely everything counts when trying to put this world on screen and to show how thankful we are, you will receive a copy of the film to see your contribution on screen!

    In addition to our gratitude you will receive:

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    THE FILM + A THANK YOU CREDIT!

    You are incredibly kind and generous! You have really helped us along and to show how much we appreciate it, we will personally thank you in the credits of the film!

    In addition to our gratitude you will receive:

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 61

    CONCEPT ART!

    Wow thank you, you are wonderful! This is an absolutely amazing donation and could help us put an actor in costume on its own!

    To show how thankful we are, we will send you a signed professional print of some of our beautifully designed concept art, created by director and artist Cassandra Virdee (who has drawn for films such as Wonder Woman!).

    In addition to our gratitude you will receive:

    Includes:
    • Signed concept art by Cassandra
    • A link to view the film online
    • A personal thank you in the credits of the film
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    Pledge £100 or more About US$ 121

    SIGNED 51 STATES MERCHANDISE!

    You are an incredible human being and we can't express our gratitude enough!! This is a serious donation and will make such a difference to the project!

    In an attempt to show you how grateful we are, we will send you all the official merchandise of the film! All of which will be personally signed by our cast and director.

    In addition to our eternal gratitude, a link to view the film and a personal thank you credit we will send you:

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    • A signed DVD of the film personalised to you
    • A '51 States' poster signed by the cast and director
    • Signed concept art by Cassandra
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    Pledge £125 or more About US$ 152

    SET VISIT TO 51 STATES LONDON SHOOT!

    We would absolutely love to see you, and show you and a guest around one of our London locations as we are shooting.

    You have made an incredibly generous pledge and we would love to say a huge thank you to you in person!! You will meet the team and be talked through all that goes on the set as we make '51 States'!

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    Pledge £150 or more About US$ 182

    DUNGENESS SOUND MIRROR VISIT!

    TOURING THE SOUND MIRRORS!!!We would absolutely love to take you on a tour of the Dungeness Sound Mirrors, followed by a lovely pub lunch and walk around Dungeness Estate! We will talk you through the history of the sound mirrors as well as tell you all about making 51 States on an island of sound mirrors!

    This is an extremely rare chance to see these brilliant monolithic structures up close and personal! Dungeness is such a brilliant, atmospheric place this is the perfect reward for someone that loves to explore!

    As well as a tour around the Sound Mirrors, Dungeness and a pub lunch we will send you a concept, credit you in the film and give you huge thank you over our social media campaigns!

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    Pledge £200 or more About US$ 243

    PRODUCTION FINANICER CREDIT!

    We would love to credit you in the film and on IMDb as a Production Financier for '51 States'!

    Your pledge would be absolutely amazing and could help pay for some of our incredible set dressing!

    In addition, anyone who pledges to attend the Premiere (£250) will automatically receive this reward as well.

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    Pledge £250 or more About US$ 303

    2 TICKETS TO THE PREMIERE IN LONDON!

    Your kindness is beyond words and you've just made a MASSIVE difference to this project!! We really are deeply thankful! This pledge could even help us to pay for whole day's filming at one of our amazing locations!

    To try and say thank you we would love to invite you and a guest to the Premiere of 51 States in London, UK where you'll be able to meet our cast and crew. It will be a lovely opportunity to talk to them about making this movie and the many others they have worked on!!

    In addition to all of the above we will send you

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    Pledge £300 or more About US$ 364

    TAKE HOME THE 51 STATES SLATE!

    For our final week, we thought we'd add a VERY special and VERY limited reward, as there's only ONE available.

    For your incredibly generous pledge, you will receive the 51 States clapper board - which has been personalised and custom engraved by the cam store at ARRI Rental. This will have been used by our wonderful crew throughout shoot to mark up the beginning of takes and help our editors sync in post.

    As well as this you will receive the following:

    Includes:
    • A huge thank you on social media!
    • A link to view the film online
    • A personal thank you in the credits of the film
    • A signed DVD of the film personalised to you
    • A '51 States' poster signed by the cast and director
    • Signed concept art by Cassandra
    • Production Financier Credit on IMDB and in the film's credits
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    Pledge £500 or more About US$ 606

    BE AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER!

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Wow this is an unbelievable pledge! How can we thank you enough!! It could be the one to make difference between shooting on an iphone and a film quality camera!

    As well as all of the above you will be credited as an Associate Producer on IMDB, the poster and the end credits of the film.

    We will be holding a Producer's reception at the UK Premiere, where the cast and crew cannot wait to thank you in person!

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,213

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & VISIT THE SET!

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Wow, what can we say. This pledge would be the difference between getting this film into production, and it still sitting on the shelf. To show how incredibly thankful we are, we want to get you involved with the film from start to finish.

    Not only will you be credited as Executive Producer on IMDB your company/family name/logo will feature on all our posters and DVDs as well as being in our film's credit sequence. You will also be invited to visit the 51 States set in London on a day of your choice. Mix with the cast and crew, some of which have been on the latest Star Wars sets! This is another opportunity to ask them what it was like... but don't worry, you'll get another go at the Premiere, because as well as this you'll get all of the above merchandise and Premiere tickets too.

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