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Please consider backing The Good Giants at Pacific Film Foundation. Thank you!

Hello.  Please consider making your contribution to The Good Giants directly to Pacific Film Foundation.  

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It's tax deductible (PFF is a 501c3 nonprofit).  

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We understand the risks and challenges that lie ahead of us on this journey. We have invested our time and funds in this project, and are prepared to do everything in our power to make The Good Giants feature documentary. We are open to the fact that we may lose our investments to date.

It's clear that for documentaries, achieving wide distribution can be a major challenge. Fortunately, as a group and individually, we have successfully produced and distributed documentaries (including award-winners) and our core team brings significant marketing communication experience and expertise to the table, e.g. integrated marketing communication, branding, new media marketing, digital analytics, public relations and online promotions. As we have proceeded with development, we have also focused on building an audience for the film.

An important challenge we are taking on is to tell this important story in schools and educational institutions by converting content into curricula.

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    YOUR THOUGHTFUL GIFT...If you are on a budget, and feel our film is worthwhile, please consider giving $5. We’ll be so grateful, and you’ll automatically become a member of LA FAMIGLIA DEI GIGANTI BUONI, receiving backer updates. Please help us meet or exceed the Kickstarter goal for this worthy project, and help our film get made.

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    YOUR COPY OF THE SCRIPT...You'll get a PDF of the final script for The Good Giants Documentary once the film has been completed. You’ll automatically become a member of LA FAMIGLIA DEI GIGANTI BUONI, receiving backer updates, as you help us to reach our goal of shooting this film.

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    YOU'LL SEE THE FILM You’ll be among the very first people to see The Good Giants as you receive your own digital version of the finished documentary within a few days after the movie’s debut. Plus, you'll get a PDF of the final script, automatically join LA FAMIGLIA DEI GIGANTI BUONI, and receive backer updates.

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    YOUR EMBROIDERED POLO SHIRT OR TOTE You’ll receive a limited edition of the Italian designed "La Famiglia dei Giganti Buoni" embroidered emblem on our polo shirt or our zippered totes (available only to backers). The polo shirts or totes will be available to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries (Now including Italy!) In addition, there's your digital version of the documentary, the PDF of the final script, your membership in LA FAMIGLIA DEI GIGANTI BUONI, plus backer updates throughout the process.

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    YOUR DVD WITH EXTRA CONTENT You'll receive a physical DVD of the documentary, including additional content not available on the digital download. You’ll receive a limited edition embroidered "La Famiglia dei Giganti Buoni" polo shirt or our zippered totes. The polo shirts or totes will be available to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries (including Italy). In addition, you'll receive a digital version of the documentary, the PDF of the final script, your membership in LA FAMIGLIA DEI GIGANTI BUONI, plus backer updates as the film is being made.

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    YOUR GOOD GIANTS MOVIE POSTER You'll receive the official The Good Giants movie poster. Available to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries ( including Italy). You’ll also receive a limited edition embroidered "La Famiglia dei Giganti Buoni" polo shirt or our zippered tote. And, of course, you will get your digital version of the documentary, the PDF of the final script, your membership in LA FAMIGLIA DEI GIGANTI BUONI, plus backer updates throughout the filmmaking process.

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    YOUR BLU-RAY HD! It keeps getting better. You’ll receive everything listed above – the updates, the script PDF, the limited edition, embroidered polo shirt or our zippered tote, the digital version and the regular DVD of the movie, PLUS the movie poster. Additionally, you’ll receive a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack that includes extra content not seen on the regular DVD. Available to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries ( including Italy).

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    YOUR COPY OF THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE MOVIE You’ll receive a signed copy of the book, Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, written by Ivan J. Houston, the WWII hero and Buffalo Soldier who is featured in the film, The Good Giants. You’ll also receive everything listed above – the updates, the script PDF, the limited edition, embroidered polo shirt or our zippered tote, the digital version of the film, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, the regular DVD, and the movie poster. Available to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries (including Italy). You have the option to receive the book translated into Italian.

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    YOUR TICKETS TO THE FLORENCE PREMIERE Attend the Italian Premiere of the The Good Giants documentary scheduled around Memorial Day, 2014, in Florence, Italy. (Does not include transportation to and from your home or accommodations while in Italy; date and exact location to be determined). Plus, you’ll receive everything listed above – the updates, the script PDF, the limited edition, embroidered polo shirt or our zippered tote, the digital version of the film, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, the regular DVD, the movie poster, and the signed copy of the Ivan J. Houston's book, Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II. Available to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries (including Italy),

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    YOUR TICKETS TO THE AMERICAN PREMIERE IN NEW ORLEANS Attend the American Premiere of the The Good Giants documentary scheduled in November, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Does not include transportation to and from your home or accommodations while in New Orleans; the exact date and exact location are to be determined). Of course, you’ll also receive everything listed above – the updates, the script PDF, the limited edition, embroidered polo shirt or our zippered tote, the digital version of the film, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, the regular DVD, the movie poster, the signed copy of the Ivan J. Houston's book, Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II. Available to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and Select EU countries (including Italy, with the book translated into ITALIAN).

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    YOUR NEW VOICEMAIL MESSAGE Michael Dorn, the Narrator of The Good Giants (who played Worf on Star Trek) will record up to a 15 second outgoing voicemail message for you. You can decide what the message will say within the bounds of good taste (of which Michael Dorn will be the arbiter). You’ll be sent this as an mp3. You’ll also receive the signed book, Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, the movie poster, the digital version of the movie, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, the limited edition polo shirt or our zippered tote, and the pdf of the shooting script. Voicemail message available to the United States and Canada backers only.

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    YOU'RE IN THE FILM! Be a featured background extra. You will be responsible for your own costume. You may wish to dress like an Italian in 1945, who has now been liberated by the Buffalo Soldiers in your homeland of Tuscany, as part of The Good Giants documentary. (See the Italian people in our film Trailer). You will spend at least one day on the set. We’ll put you in the background (or foreground!) of scenes. You’ll eat lunch with the cast and crew. We’ll do our best to feature our Kickstarter extras in the scenes, but we can’t promise every extra will make the final cut. All extras that appear in the film will receive a screen credit. You’ll also receive the signed book Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, the movie poster, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, the digital version of the movie, the regular DVD, the limited edition polo shirt or our zippered tote, and a pdf of the shooting script. PLUS, YOUR PLEDGE ENTITLES YOU TO A THREE-NIGHT STAY (INCLUDING BREAKFAST) AT A HOTEL NEAR LUCCA. NOTE TO EXTRAS: there will be days during the September/October, 2013 shoot that we’ll need 150 extras. There will be days where we’ll need five. We will do our best to accommodate our Kickstarter extras’ scheduling needs. TRAVEL RULES: Extras will need to provide their own travel to, from and within Italy, except for any travel done under the auspices of the film (this will be free to you). Your Pledge includes three nights (and breakfasts) at a hotel near Lucca. YOU'LL ALSO ATTEND THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS CELEBRATION AT THE VILLA LA DOGANA. FILMING LOCATIONS: Our best guesses on filming locations are Lucca, Tuscany, Italy and the surrounding villages and countryside (all of it beautiful, especially during September). We won’t be able to give specific details until we see how much money we raise.

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    TWO OF YOU ARE IN THE FILM! Be two (2) featured background EXTRAS; you will be responsible for your own costumes; you could choose to dress like Italians in 1945, in your homeland of Tuscany, as part of The Good Giants documentary. (See the Italian people in our film Trailer). You will spend at least one day on the set. We’ll put you in the background (or foreground) of scenes. You’ll eat lunch with the cast and crew. We’ll do our best to feature our Kickstarter extras in the scenes, but we can’t promise every extra will make the final cut. All extras that appear in the film will receive a screen credit. You’ll also receive the signed book Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, the movie poster, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, the digital version of the movie, the regular DVD, the limited edition polo shirt AND our zippered tote, and a pdf of the shooting script. PLUS, YOUR PLEDGE ENTITLES YOU TO A THREE-NIGHT STAY (INCLUDING BREAKFAST) AT A HOTEL NEAR LUCCA. NOTE TO EXTRAS: there will be days during the September/October, 2013 shoot that we’ll need 150 extras. There will be days where we’ll need five. We will do our best to accommodate our Kickstarter extras’ scheduling needs. TRAVEL RULES: Extras will need to provide their own travel to, from and within Italy, except for any travel done under the auspices of the film (this will be free to you). Don't forget that your Pledge includes three nights (and breakfasts) in a "Double Room" at a hotel near Lucca. YOU'LL ALSO ATTEND THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS CELEBRATION AT THE VILLA LA DOGANA. FILMING LOCATIONS: Our best guesses on filming locations are Lucca, Tuscany, Italy and the surrounding villages and countryside. (All of it beautiful, especially during September and October). We won’t be able to give specific details until we see how much money we raise.

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    YOUR VILLA FOR FOUR DAYS! The 500-year-old Tuscan Villa La Dogana - all for you and ten family members and/or friends - for a very special four day and three night experience. The Villa is ideally situated near the Serchio River, about 8 kilometers Southwest of the Medieval walled city of Lucca. Five spacious rooms, each with its own bathroom, including an owner's suite with sitting room and luxury bathroom. Your hosts Mattea Piazzesi, the co-producer of The Good Giants, her husband, Marco, her son, Lodovico, and their partner in the Villa, Marta will be delighted to serve you a delicious breakfast each day, and personally direct you to places in and near Tuscany. On one excellent day, you will be visited by a team of World War II Reenactors and their vintage vehicles; you'll be able to watch them do historically accurate maneuvers on the spacious park of the Villa, and then everyone will sit down to a delicious Tuscan dinner prepared by the "Alpini" - a group of reenactors of the gallant Italian Mountaineer Partisans. We guarantee you will not regret your pledge, or this experience. TRAVEL RULES: Your group will need to provide your own travel to and from your home(s) to the Villa. In addition, you’ll also receive the signed book Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II, the movie poster, the Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack, the digital version of the movie, the regular DVD, the limited edition polo shirt or our zippered tote, and a pdf of the shooting script. THANK YOU!

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    SPONSOR A WWII SOLDIER TO APPEAR IN THE GOOD GIANTS DOCUMENTARY. We know that, in addition to Ivan Houston, there are other living service members from units who fought in Italy (in and around Tuscany) in WWII, including other Buffalo Soldiers of the 92nd Infantry Division, female African-American soldiers (non-combat), members of the 442nd Infantry Regiment (Nisei), as well as troops of the British and French colonial empires (West and East Africans, Moroccans, Algerians, Indians, Gurkhas, Jews from the Palestine mandate) and the non-segregated Brazilian Expeditionary Force which had in its ranks ethnic Japanese. SO, if you qualify in any of the above categories, or are a family member, or a close friend, please consider this opportunity. Through your sponsorship, we will guarantee that the person who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in Italy during World War II will appear in the documentary, The Good Giants. YOUR PLEDGE includes all filmmakers' costs necessary to complete filming and editing of a Hi-Def interview with that person at a time and place to be mutually determined (prior to December 31, 2013.) [The pledge may come from a group aggregating funds to achieve Reward #15.] THERE ARE THREE PLEDGES AVAILABLE AT THIS LEVEL.

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