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One young West African's quest to transform himself into an international Opera star, despite all odds.
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    Pledge US$ 5 or more About US$ 5

    DIGITAL LOVIN'. For the price of a drink you'll get an effusive thank you via facebook and/or twitter, plus inclusion in our mailing list. Every little bit helps, and we are truly grateful for your support!

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    IMMORTALITY*. Get your name on the permanent "supporters" page of film's official website, plus all the digital love.
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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    SWEET BEATS. Digital download of The Tenor from Abidjan soundtrack, featuring original music from West African artists and recordings of Landry's choir/performances + all the warm fuzzies from the IMMORTALITY* level.

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    SIGHT FOR SORE EYES. Digital release of the film, plus high-res digital still taken by the director while on the road (either production still or travel photography) + IMMORTALITY*!

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    DIGITAL PACKAGE AWESOMENESS : Digital release of the film, digital download of the soundtrack (featuring West African artists and Landry himself!), a high-res digital still taken by the director while on the road + online happiness the IMMORTALITY* level.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    A DAY AT THE BEACH. We will write your name in the sand on a beach in the Ivory Coast, take a picture of it, and send it to you for your digital pleasure (along with a personal thank you from the director, and everything from $50 level).

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    WISH YOU WERE HERE. A physical, handwritten thank-you postcard from the road signed by cast/crew, digital release of the film, digital download of the soundtrack + FB/Twitter love!

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    HARD COPY. Signed DVD of the film, digital download of the soundtrack, your choice of a signed still print and postcard from the road, thank you in your inbox from all of us, IMMORTALITY and lots of online warm fuzzies!

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    Pledge US$ 175 or more About US$ 175

    **NEW REWARD** LEAP OF FAITH. Landry will light a candle for you in his home church, St. Paul's Cathedral in Abidjan, and we'll take a picture and send it to you! Whether you're Catholic or not, a little spiritual fire can always help, right? Plus digital download of the film, download of the soundtrack, a signed print from the road and a social media hurricane of thanks.

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    Pledge US$ 225 or more About US$ 225

    KEEP IT MOVIN'. Carry-on sized duffel bag for your international travel needs. Handmade from 100% wax print lined-cotton in a traditional pattern + everything from the $50 level. Note: Taneisha takes one on all trips, everywhere - it's the best!

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    **NEW REWARD** SIGNATURE EDITION. This gets you a digital download or DVD of the film and soundtrack, special "Thank You" in the film's credits, a signed 8"x10" print of your choice, a snapshot of your name in the sand in the Ivory coast, a personalized postcard from the road, and good karma in addition to many, many thanks on our various social networks/website.

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    Pledge US$ 350 or more About US$ 350

    **NEW REWARD** ON LOCATION. 3 signed, limited edition, exhibition quality prints of your choice (20cm x 30cm - roughly 8" x 12") from Taneisha's travels in West Africa. Examples of her work can be seen in the REWARDS section of the description. A special "Thank You" in the credits, in addition to a digital download or DVD of the film, the soundtrack, a postcard from the road and lots of online love.

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    Pledge US$ 400 or more About US$ 400

    TOTAL REQUEST LANDRY. Pick your favorite aria (in the tenor vocal range) and Landry will record his version of the piece for you. Digital download of film+soundtrack, a very special "Thank You" in the credits, postcard from the road, lots of online gratitude and a personal thank you from the director!

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    GET TO KNOW US. Early digital release, with followup google hangout with the team. A very special "Thank You" in the film's credits. Signed DVD, digital film/soundtrack, online love and a personal thank you from the director, postcard from the road, plus a big shoutout on all our online platforms!

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    Pledge US$ 750 or more About US$ 750

    **NEW REWARD** This gets you 3 limited edition, signed exhibition quality prints (30cmx45cm or roughly 12"x18") taken by the director during her travels in West Africa. Examples of her work can be seen in the REWARDS section. A very special "Thank You" in the film's credits, in addition to the DVD and digital download of the film and soundtrack, a skype call with the team, plus a postcard from the road, and muchas gracias online.

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

    GETTING PERSONAL. The next time Taneisha's in town*, she'll meet with you and tell you all about the film's progress, what it's like living in Rome, and whatever else you want to talk about. The first 2 drinks are on us! Plus everything from the $500 level. **Generally limited to SF Bay Area, NYC, and Rome, with some exceptions. Tell us where you're located and we'll let you know!

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    Pledge US$ 1,250 or more About US$ 1,250

    **NEW REWARDS** You get 3 signed limited edition, exhibition quality prints (50cm x 75cm, roughly 20"x30") taken by the director, in addition to the duffel bag and everything from the $75 level. Examples of her photography can be seen in the "Rewards" section of the project description.

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    Pledge US$ 1,500 or more About US$ 1,500

    WE COME TO YOU. Taneisha and/or a key member of the "Tenor" team will host a private screening in your home for you and your friends, and bring West African food (Plus the rough cut, popcorn and sippables). You'll have a chance to give your input and participate in the filmmaking process. NYC, SF Bay and Rome only. A signed, exhibition quality print (roughly 12"x18"), duffel bag, digital film + soundtrack, special "Thank You" in the credits, and a personal note from the director, in addition to online embraces.

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    THE CONSERVATORY. Ivorian care package from the team including the carry-on sized duffel bag designed by the director from the $225 reward level, a unique spice blend from the Baoule' people - Landry's group - and a signed print taken by either the director or the director of photography. Signed DVD and soundtrack + Invitation for two to the release (transport/lodging not included), invitation to the release party. Patron recognition in the film credits, periodic updates from the director, and our undying appreciation. Seriously. You are amazing.

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    DRESS REHEARSAL. Ivorian care package from the team including the carry-on sized duffel bag designed by the director from the $225 reward level, a unique collection of tea and spices from the Baoule' people - Landry's group - and a signed prints taken by either the director or the director of photography. Signed DVD, soundtrack, Invitation for two to the Release (transport/lodging not included), invitation to the release party and private reception with Landry and the filmmakers (singing may occur). Benefactor recognition in the credits. Periodic phone updates from the team on the road, and some other surprise goodies. Undying gratitude is included and is also renewable.

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    OPENING NIGHT. Associate Producer Credit. Ivorian care package from the team including the carry-on sized duffel bag designed by the director from the $225 reward level (see photo in the description), a unique collection of tea and spices from the Baoule' people - Landry's group - and 2 signed prints taken by the director/director of photography. Signed DVD, Signed soundtrack, and digital versions of both. Invitation to the Release for 4 people (transport/lodging not included), invitation to the release party for 4 and a private reception with Landry and the filmmakers. Benefactor recognition in the credits. Periodic phone calls with the director to keep you updated, plus a 30-min skype call from the team to personally thank you and keep you up on our progress! Recognition in press materials, sneak peeks and google hangouts to discuss the direction of the film, and, of course, some extra special treats from us (your name in the sand, personal call from Landry, etc.). We cannot express how incredible you are. We might actually shout your name from the mountaintops.

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