A motion picture of my dad's fight with young onset Alzheimer's. We will raise ALZ awareness, educate and tell a story with heart. Read more
This project was successfully funded on July 20, 2014.
About this project
This is my family's story. A story many people can relate to. A story portraying an epidemic that is progressive, fatal and has no cure.
• Right now in 2013, 5 million Americans have the disease.
• By 2050 an estimated 15 million people will have the disease.
• Someone develops the disease EVERY 68 Seconds
• This year in 2013, the disease will cost the nation $203 billion
• By 2050, it will cost the nation 1.2 trillion
The Epidemic is Dementia / Alzheimer’s
My name is Erich Hover and I am actor. I worked alongside Brad Pitt in the film “Moneyball” and I’m the middle son of Ed who is stricken with Frontotemporal Dementia. This movie is going to tell my father’s story and my goal is that it will become a vehicle to raise awareness about the disease and provide funding from it’s viewership to help support a cure.
This film is about a family sticking together through a difficult situation, showing the bonds between a father and his children and the love between a husband and wife.
Ed Hover was born in Omaha in 1950. Graduated high school, received his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Biology and Ecology from Nebraska-Omaha, married a wonderful woman named Jerrie. They had three boys that he raised the same way he was; to work hard, treat people with respect and spend quality time with your family.
Ed read a book a week, traveled, exercised daily, enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and horticulture (he loved working in his yard) and did everything a person is supposed to do to keep their mind healthy. However, Ed started showing symptoms of Dementia/Alzheimer’s at age 58. Now at age 62 the disease has drastically affected his memory and his behavior.
This film will go on a journey with a young man as he learns about the disease, his relationship with his father, and his family sticking together through a difficult situation. It will explore love, pain, loss, and overall hope for a better future, and a more fulfilling present.
Risks and challenges
When making a movie, I've learned that many things are constantly evolving and changing. Weather changes, crew changes, family emergencies, actor schedules, all of these could change in an instant during our month long shoot. We will get hit with obstacles and challenges. The good thing: our experienced team of filmmakers from our producer Deidre Backs who works with Alexander Payne, to our director Jay Giannone who has worked on and made over 30 films, to our actors who are showing up for the love of the project, we will stick together no matter what and reach our common goal of making a heartfelt, touching, and effective film. If we get thunderstorms during an outdoor shoot, we will move inside or switch the shooting days to when the weather clears. If a crew member can't continue to do an emergency or collaborative differences, we have back up crew people ready to work in a moment's notice. If one of our actor's has to drop out for another project, we will make the best of the amazing talent pool at our disposal across the country. We will do this! Believe in us. We believe in ourselves. Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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You are an amazing, generous person offering your time and money to help get a movie made about a man suffering from Alzheimer's/Dementia. Your dollar will help raise awareness and lead to finding a cure for the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Thank you!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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We will put your name in a drawing with the other backers to win a role as an extra in "It Snows all the Time." You will be on set, eating with our actors and filmed in the movie. Like a close up. Here comes your close up. Thank you!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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A personal, handwritten thank you from producer/lead actor Erich Hover. A personal shout out from writer/director Jay Giannone on his social media links. All of Rewards #1 and #2. You are awesome! Do you know that? Thank you!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Autographed card by lead actors Brett Cullen, Erich Hover, Slaine, Clinton Sparks and Jay Giannone. "It Snows All the Time" movie t-shirt. All of Reward #2. Thank you!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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A signed movie screenplay by the lead cast, including Brett Cullen, Kenny Wormald, and Taryn Manning. A copy of the finished movie. All of Reward #2. Thank you!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Visit the set and have lunch with us! Director Jay Giannone and actor/producer Erich Hover will talk about the progress of film with you on set during the filming of the movie. Behind the scenes tour of the movie making process. Erich will do a cartwheel welcoming you. Transportation to the set not provided by filmmakers.
All of Reward #3. Thank you!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Be an extra in a movie! You will be on set during filming of "It Snows All the Time", rubbing elbows with some of Hollywood's finest! You will be on camera, filming with Brett Cullen, Kenny Wormald, Taryn Manning, Slaine, and Jay Giannone. Transportation to set not provided by filmmakers. Day of filming at discretion of filmmakers.
All of Rewards #3 and #4. Thank you!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Have your name in the credits of a movie! You will receive a "Very Special Thanks" in the credits of the film. If you have a family member or friend who has been affected by Alzheimer's or Dementia, their name can also be in the credits of the film. All of Rewards #3, #4, AND #5. The keys to Erich Hover's car. Just kidding on the last one. It's not that cool of a car. Thank you!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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Be a producer of a movie! Be an actor in the movie! You will have at least one line of dialogue in "It Snows All the Time." Your name will be listed as a Co-Executive Producer of "It Snows All the Time" in the credits at the beginning of the movie. We will make a producer's chair with your name on it that is yours for the entire shoot. ALL of Rewards #3, #4, #5, and #6. Erich Hover will name is first born child after you. Just kidding, however it is negotiable. Thank you!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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All of Rewards above, 1-9. Everything. And we will put your son, daughter, or friend of your choice as an extra in the movie as well. Thank you!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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