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About this project

24 New Yorkers on 24 Screens. 1 Day.

Thru|Lines is a ‘day-in-the-life-of’ documentary with a twist. The viewer will experience 24 stories simultaneously on 24 screens.

We are capturing moments of humanity, synchronicity and chaos for each of our 24 subjects as they live a day of their lives, creating, working, and traveling. Throughout the final piece, we intend to sync up moments when everyone is riding the subway or eating, depicting things that we all experience day-to-day regardless of our status in society. Each person's story will unfold throughout the piece set to an original score by Amanda Gookin of PUBLIquartet.

So far, we’ve followed the lives of 18 extraordinary people. They include:

  • A US State Senator as he deals with the closing of a hospital while attending multiple Chinese New Year celebrations.
  • One of the first organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement as he wakes up in Zuccotti park to march against foreclosed homes.
  • An 8-Year Old Girl as she spends her Saturday exploring the city.
  • A lifelong New Yorker celebrating her 100 birthday.
  • The Driver of a horse and carriage in Central Park.
  • A deaf Tour Guide as he leads group at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • A DJ and Performer who rocked New York's Highline Ballroom the night after Gay Marriage became legal.
  • A Baker racing to complete a sculpted cake for a Day of the Dead themed Birthday.
  • An Entrepreneur as she loads her food truck and makes fresh juice on the hottest day of the year.

Please visit ThruLines.com to see photos and bios for everyone that we've followed.

About the Production:

We run a small crew and shoot entirely on Canon DSLR's. By keeping the crew and equipment small we are able to allow our subjects the freedom of going about their day while we capture as candid observers. Each shoot we walk a mile in someone's shoes!

This style of guerrilla shooting makes for a very visceral viewing experience and we believe that style will translate well to the installation, creating an experience unlike any other.

While today's reality television and documentaries can be very manipulative, we strive to provide a real look into the life of the ordinary person. Without voice-overs and interviews, we rely on the real events of the day to provide the narrative. This allows our story arcs to evolve naturally and provides a closer look into a person's life.

What is the money going to?

ThruLines is made up of 24 short films. The money we are asking for will go towards the production and editing of each of the 24. This covers limited crew support and equipment rentals for shoot days as well as editorial support to ensure we can deliver the best final product possible.

What if we exceed our goal?

Any money that we receive above our goal will go towards building the installation and marketing for the project.

Why should you fund this project?

This is your opportunity to ensure the creation of a one-of-a-kind piece of art. One that promotes the positive aspects of human life in our society. There is plenty of negativity to document: war, violence, natural disasters - the list is endless. We'd like to shed some light on the beauty in the world through a window into someone's life. 

Rewards Include:

T-SHIRT, POSTER and DVD Limited Edition ART

Various rewards feature limited edition art by our muralist Ellie Balk.

These rewards include the poster, the T-Shirt and the DVD/Blu-Ray.

Art pictured may not be the final art for the T-Shirt.

COOKIES! ($100) and CAKE! ($1,500)

Our Baker ToniAnn and Brooklyn Treat Shoppe will bake you a batch of cookies from a variety of different flavors or have ToniAnn create a beautifully sculpted cake for your upcoming event.

Both are guaranteed to be absolutely delicious. 

Visit Brooklyn Treat Shoppe for more info. 

HEALTHY JUICE! ($100)

Our master Juice-Maker Deborah and her company Green Pirate will give you 2 Fresh Made juices from her Juice Truck in Brooklyn.

Visit the Green Pirate for more info on Deborah and her business.

HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDE THROUGH NEW YORK'S CENTRAL PARK ($200)

Our Historian Brendan will be your host to a beautiful ride through Central Park while giving you a brief history of New York City.

INTRO TO SACRED AND NAKED YOGA WITH ZAHAVA ($275)

Join a beautiful group of women in this honest and sexy practice to keep your inner fire burning. Learn more about Zahava and the class.

INTRO TO LOVE MAKING DANCES FOR COUPLES ($350)

Zahava will give an introduction to learning how dancing in a partnership can deepen conscious energy sharing. Learn more about Zahava and the class.

PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION ($750)

High End Fashion Portraits by noted fashion Photographer Sailey Williams in a New York Studio.

Learn more about Sailey Williams.

ART CREATED FOR YOUR HOME ($3,000)

Our Muralist Ellie Balk will custom design a painting for your space.

We cannot do this alone! Thank you for your support.

Read more about E.S. Frushtick and Edward Highfield at ProjectPause.com

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    You will receive our ETERNAL GRATITUDE. We really appreciate you being a part of this.

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    You'll get a 'Thank You' credit on the site AND The MP3 / DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the original music by composer Amanda Gookin. Eternal Gratitude also included.

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    The Thru|Lines limited edition POSTER designed by our Muralist Ellie Balk and signed by the filmmakers. You will also get a 'Thank You' credit on the site AND the MP3/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the original music by composer Amanda Gookin.

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    The Thru|Lines special edition DVD with limited edition cover art. You will also get a 'Thank You' credit on the site AND the MP3/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the original music by composer Amanda Gookin.

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    The Thru|Lines special edition BLU-RAY (HD) with limited edition cover art. You will also get a 'Thank You' credit on the site AND the MP3/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the original music by composer Amanda Gookin.

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    'THANK YOU FROM EVAN'S MOM': Evan's Mom Susan will post you a personalized Video on the Thru|Lines YouTube Channel thanking you for your contribution. Each video is guaranteed to be one of a kind! This reward also includes the MP3/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the original music by composer Amanda Gookin.

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    Master Juice-Maker Deborah & Green Pirate, as featured in Thru|Lines, will make you 2 Fresh Made juices from her Juice Truck in Brooklyn. This reward also includes a Special Edition DVD of Thru|Lines.

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    'WEAR THRU|LINES': Limited Edition T-Shirt Designed by our Muralist Ellie Balk. Comes in a variety of sizes for both men and women. This reward also includes the Digital Download and Mom Video Thank You.

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    Baker ToniAnn & Brooklyn Treat Shoppe, as featured in Thru|Lines, will send you 2 dozen cookies in their own quart mason jar from a variety of different flavors. This reward also includes a Special Edition DVD of Thru|Lines.

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    'THRU|LINES FAN PACK': The Thru|Lines DVD or Blu-Ray, Poster, MP3, Limited Edition T-Shirt AND a Thank You From Evan's Mom. You love Thru|Lines and it loves you back.

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    Occupy Wall Street Activist Michael, as featured in Thru|Lines, will speak to you and answer your questions about the movement that has changed the conversation worldwide. This reward also includes a Special Edition DVD of Thru|Lines.

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    Our Horse & Carriage Driver Brendan, as featured in Thru|Lines, will guide you through Central Park while giving you a brief history of New York City. This reward also includes a Special Edition DVD of Thru|Lines.

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    'YOU'RE INVITED': You and a guest are invited to the PREMIERE PARTY. Those few who attend will be the FIRST to see Thru|Lines as a finished installation. This reward also includes The THRU|LINES FAN PACK. **You must provide your own transportation in and to NYC.

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    Tour Guide to the Deaf at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guthrie, as featured in Thru|Lines, will give you two lessons in learning Sign Language. Classes available in person or via Skype. This reward also includes a Special Edition DVD of Thru|Lines.

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    Dancer Zahava, as featured in Thru|Lines, and founder of LoveMakingDances.com teaches a Sacred and Naked Yoga for Women series. Her teachings use a movement practice to fully express orgasmic openings and invoke pleasure as a devotion to Life. This reward also includes a Special Edition DVD of Thru|Lines. **Classes will be offered in the New York City area.

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    Get a one hour introductory FLIGHT LESSON from ThruLines Subject Brian Ljungqvist. Brian will fly you over Long Island, teaching you the basics of flying in a Warrior III plane. This reward also includes a THRU|LINES FAN PACK.

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    Renown Stylist Meeny will give your hair a whole new look. Her styling expertise has been used on models and been seen in magazines, now they'll change your life. This reward also includes a THRU|LINES FAN PACK. **Thru|Lines personal rewards are not included in the other rewards unless otherwise noted.

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    Dancer Zahava, as featured in Thru|Lines, and founder of LoveMakingDances.com will give an introduction to Love Making Dances for Couples to deepen love, trust, and passion. Come with a beloved with whom you want to share energy. This reward also includes the THRU|LINES FAN PACK. **Classes will be offered in the New York City area.

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    'PRODUCE THRU|LINES': You'll become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on the project. Your name will be prominently featured in the credits and in the program. We'll also set you up with your own IMdB profile. This reward also includes a THRU|LINES FAN PACK and an invite to the premiere party for you and a guest.

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    Award winning Chef & Nutritionist Gina Keatley, as featured in Thru|Lines, will take you on a personalized half day culinary boot camp to get your kitchen and yourself into tip top shape. You'll learn to cook and organize like a professional with the guidance of our chef-instructor. You'll plan, prepare and enjoy fabulous dishes and, on some Culinary Boot Camp excursions, shop in one or more of the New Yorks best known markets. **Food and supplies are not covered in this cost.

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    Noted Fashion Photographer Sailey, as featured in Thru|Lines, will take High End Fashion Portraits of you in a New York Studio. Sailey will also advise you on the your wardrobe and you will be tended to by a professional make-up artist. Sailey's work has been featured in Essence, Vogue Italia, and Nylon.
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    Baker ToniAnn and Brooklyn Treat Shoppe, as featured in Thru|Lines, will create a beautifully sculpted cake for your upcoming event. You and ToniAnn will design the exact look of your custom cake together. It will make for an incredibly beautiful and delicious centerpiece. This reward also includes a THRU|LINES FAN PACK and an invite for two to the premiere. **Shipping subject to availability.

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    You and a guest will come to the PREMIERE PARTY and join the creative team of Thru|Lines for an EXCLUSIVE DINNER beforehand where you'll meet the creative team and New York subjects from Thru|Lines. This reward also includes a THRU|LINES FAN PACK. **You must provide your own transportation in and to New York City.

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    Muralist Ellie Balk, as featured in Thru|Lines, will custom design a painting for your space. You will have the opportunity to be part of the process of designing and picking the colors for the painting. Balk's murals and custom commissions can be found all over New York City. This reward also includes a THRU|LINES FAN PACK and an invite for two to the premiere.

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    We'll fly you and a friend to New York City to attend our 'Exclusive Dinner' and 'Premiere Party'. We'll cover your accommodation, and your flight (within the US). At the party you'll meet all of our documentary subjects and the entire creative team of Thru|Lines. This reward also includes the THRU|LINES FAN PACK and ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit.

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    'YOU ARE THE NEXT THRU|LINE': We'll follow YOU (or someone you suggest) for the day. Our documentary crew will be with you as you get the 'Thru|Lines' experience. An incredible time capsule of a day in your life. Video can be used for interviews, auditions, or any other promotional purposes. You may also be featured along with the other 23 subjects in the final THRU|LINES installation. **Only available to backers within the United States and Canada.

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    You will receive Executive Producer credit in the final documentary. You'll get priority billing in the credits, on the poster and all marketing materials. We'll even set you up with your own IMdB profile following the film's completion. This reward also includes the THRU|LINES FAN PACK and TRIP TO NYC to attend our Premiere Party.

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