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KICKSTARTER GOAL:  $100,000.  The story of a man suffering from mental illness who attempts to rebuild his life.
KICKSTARTER GOAL: $100,000. The story of a man suffering from mental illness who attempts to rebuild his life.
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REAL KICKSTARTER GOAL:  $100,000.  LAST DAY APPROACHING!  Whatever you can give, will help. 

ABOUT THE STORY:  Home is the story of a man named Jack, suffering from mental illness, whose goal is to move out of the group home where he resides and into a home of his own.  By doing so he hopes to rebuild his life, reconnect with his estranged son, and put himself back on a path to "normalcy."  Despite what some see as difficult subject matter (a man dealing with mental illness) Home is filled with wonderful characters, a lot of humor, strong drama, hope... and ultimately, an uplifiting ending.  More information about the story can be found on our website:  www.homethefilm.com.  It's a terrific script that will make a great film.  And right now, we really need your help.  Please join us in bringing this story to the screen!

WHAT'S GOING ON NOW:  Casting is completed.  The script has attracted great acting talent, with Donnie Wahlberg, S. Epatha Merkerson, Victor Williams, James McDaniel, Isiah Whitlock, Elena Hurst, all tentatively attached.  Location Scouting is currently underway in Bushwick, Brooklyn.  Key Crew Members are coming on board for what has become a passion project for us all.  This feature length independent drama will shoot here in Brooklyn, NY this June.

ABOUT THE (ridiculous) GOAL of $2,165:  IT WAS A JOKE!  YOU CAN'T MAKE A MOVIE LIKE THIS FOR $2,165!  IT WAS A GIMMICK (Uh... that hopefully doesn't backfire).  Of course, we really need more. A lot more.  The cost to do this film the "right" way;  paying people something, casting, scouting, hiring SAG actors, renting equipment, buying insurance, paying for locations, renting trucks, renting editing equipment and supplies, paying for music, and feeding people something other than pizza is $975,000.  But don't panic!  We've slashed our budget, asked for favors, talked people into working for free and KNOW we can make a great movie for $100,000.  So PLEASE look at the rewards and give what you can.  And PLEASE tell as many friends as possible.  Find out more information about the film at www.homethefilm.com.  And "friend" us at  www.facebook.com/homethefilmNYC.  The more you can help, the better Home will be.  Starting now, we have ONE DAY LEFT.  So, in advance,  Thank You!

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    Thank You! Project Updates and our sincere gratitude.

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    THE "HOME" LOGO STICKER.
    Stick it somewhere special. But NOT in your Home. Think car, lamppost, mailbox, subway. Spread the word. Also, fun and informative Project Updates!

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    TWO TICKETS TO A SPECIAL SCREENING OF HOME (In New York or LA - we'll have one in each city) WITH THE DIRECTOR. And, A SPECIAL THANK YOU on THE HOME WEBSITE. And the sticker too!

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    DVD SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR (upon film's release).

    Take Home home! Or someone else's home. (After you also hit the theaters our first weekend of release, of course) And all of the above.

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    BE AN EXTRA IN A KEY SCENE!

    Normally, extras get paid to act. Pretend you don't know that. 'Cause, like we said, we need money. Get out of your home and come pay US to act!

    Date TBD Depends on Shooting Schedule. Also, we cannot guarantee that you'll be seen in the final film (but we'll try!). Transportation not included. And all of the above.

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    2 TICKETS TO OUR NEW YORK PREMIERE! We'll even save you a special seat with your name on it - kind of in the middle of the joint. Transportation not included, popcorn (with butter AND salt), soda and swedish fish (our director's favorite movie treat!) are. And all of the above.

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    SIGNED COPY OF OUR SHOOTING SCRIPT by WRITER / DIRECTOR JONO OLIVER and TBD CAST & CREW. A real hard copy too! Not that digital Kindle, iPad nonsense. And all of the above.

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    THE POST-PRODUCTION PACKAGE: A VISIT TO THE EDITING ROOM (for you and a guest) for COFFEE (and snacks!) WITH THE DIRECTOR During post-production. See how it's all coming together. Transportation not Included. And all of the above (except limited rewards).

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    THE PRE-PRODUCTION PACKAGE: INVITATION TO OUR BIG PRE-PRODUCTION MEETING with COFFEE (and snacks!) for you and a guest in late May. Meet the crew and director. See how it all happens. Transportation not included (And all of the above.)

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    1 HOUR (that's 50 minutes to you and me) OF FAMILY CBT (Brief, Solution Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy!) by Doreen Wall, NYS Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse (and our film's Technical Advisor). Our man character, Jack, knows from therapy. You can too! Change your life and help make Home! Transportation not included. And all of the above (except limited rewards).

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    ON-SCREEN "SUPPORTING PRODUCER" CREDIT.
    (and NOTHING from above). Congratulations! You just funded the bare bones of our movie single handedly! And we're thinkin' if you can afford to give us two thousand bucks, you don't need a sticker. So MAYBE all of the above (except limited rewards).

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    THE PRODUCTION PACKAGE: LUNCH ON SET WITH CAST and THE DIRECTOR (yes, we'll be serving pizza). If you've never eaten on a movie set trust me, this will be unlike any meal you've ever had (watch your fingers).

    AND, A REALLY NICE DIGITAL PICTURE FRAME WITH STILLS FROM THE MOVIE. WITH YOU ON SET! Every Home needs pictures. Every Supporting Producer needs pictures of them on a set, acting like the boss. Here you go. The ultimate reward. And thank you! And all of the above (except limited rewards). Transportation not included.

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    Now we're talking! Let's make this movie the right way! "SPECIAL PRODUCER" CREDIT ON A SEPARATE "SPECIAL PRODUCER" CARD (with the others at this level - and on screen long enough for you and your friends to read it too!) And all of the above (except Supporting Producer Credit and except limited rewards).

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