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Pre-order the short film + the music that inspired, to make it come to life. In turn you will be duly rewarded with limited edition collectors items. Read more

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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 4, 2010.

Pre-order the short film + the music that inspired, to make it come to life. In turn you will be duly rewarded with limited edition collectors items.

Brooklyn, NY Shorts
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HOW THIS WORKS
• Locate the reward you like, pledge the corresponding amount, get a warm fuzzy feeling inside for helping fund a true independent venture, check out the backer updates to receive free exclusive materials and receive your reward when the project is complete.†
Policy: Pledge now, pay later! No one will be charged unless we reach our funding goal, and no payments will be processed until Sunday July 4, 11:59pm EST.
• If you already submitted a pledge, it is possible to increase your pledge amount, at any point before Sunday July 4, 11:59pm EST
• If we reach 130% funding by Independence Day we will add 1 new bonus reward (TBA) to each pledge amount of $50 or more.

†Note:
• If we do not meet our funding goal no charges will be processed which means we will not receive any of your pledge monies. It also means we will not be able to afford to make this first studio album or short film. What's worse is, none of you guys will receive the awesome rewards we have planned for you so...

Make a pledge today and join us in giving Independence Day a whole new meaning! + Follow this project


So what do you do as an unsigned musician when you and get an unexpected Grammy Nomination and end up in (Radiohead) Thom Yorke's current top 10 list? You put out your first full scale independent release, that's what!

And that is exactly what Muhsinah is setting out to do as she embarks on the recording of her debut studio album entitled, Dear ______ , (Blank). Unlike her previous release, The Oscillations: Sine/Triangle, a 2 part compilation of bedroom recordings, Dear ______ , will be Muhsinah's first attempt to record, mix and master acoustic instruments, in-studio.


THE STUDIO ALBUM
Entirely self-produced, this debut studio album will contain a mix of reinterpretations of unreleased material along with all new recordings; all based on Muhsinah's realization that she will soon need to sacrifice her comforts to achieve her full potential. THE SHORT FILM
Directed By M.J. Zilla & Jelani Memory, the film intends to explore the relationships between individuals, art and ideas. -
A young woman uncovers the key to her own successes, and learns that to govern anything she must risk everything. As she sets her wheels in motion, we witness the world around her changing. THE GOAL
In the next 31 days Team Muhsinah aims to raise the $31,000 needed to cover the cost of producing this album/film project through pre-sale and fan support. That means that this endeavor will not come together unless we reach our funding goal. THE TEAM
Producer/Composer: Muhsinah
Film Consultant: Seith Mann
Director/Screenwriter: M.J. Zilla
DP/Screenwriter: Jelani Memory
Creative Director: Yego Moravia
Lead Animator: Salih.tv THE REWARDS
All rewards include U.S. shipping/handling.

* International orders please add an additional $5USD.
** International orders please add an additional $10USD.

Want more info? 
Check the new microsite for project updates, blog posts, pictures, and plans. More information is being added every day! www.dearblank.info

Follow @Muhsinah on Twitter or Team Muhsinah on facebook Want to stay updated on our progress? follow this project Check out more videos on vimeo

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $10 reward

    57 backers

    STREAM TEAM REWARDS // Stream Teamers will receive a secure link for digital download for both, the "Dear

    ," album w/ eBooklet + Independent Short Film + (3) three unreleased recordings (via kickstarter updates).

  • You selected
    $25 reward

    48 backers

    TEAM REWARDS // Teamers will receive an autographed Limited Edition "Dear

    ," Secret Envelope Enhanced CD (containing both the Short Film and Album) + a Team Muhsinah Kit: Containing (2) two 1" buttons, an assortment of custom cut vinyl stickers + (1) one personalized and autographed mini-poster. *

  • You selected
    $50 reward

    6 backers Limited (1 left of 7)

    DREAM TEAM REWARDS // Dream Teamers will receive (1) one autographed Deluxe Edition "Dear

    ," 2 Disc CD/DVD + A Team Muhsinah Kit + (1) one autographed & hand-numbered 12" Vinyl Test Pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing (delivered in a Custom Silk-Screened Tote Bag). **

  • You selected
    $50 reward

    28 backers Limited (72 left of 100)

    DREAM TEAM REWARDS // Dream Teamers will receive (1) one autographed Deluxe Edition "Dear

    ," 2 Disc CD/DVD + A Team Muhsinah Kit + your name listed as a "THANK YOU" in the liner notes + (1) one autographed & hand-numbered 12" Vinyl Test Pressing courtesy of United Record Pressing (delivered in a Custom Silk-Screened Tote Bag). **

  • You selected
    $100 reward

    3 backers Limited (97 left of 100)

    SCREEN TEAM REWARDS // Screen Teamers will receive DREAM TEAM REWARDS + (1) one gold plated keychain + (1) one guest list invitation to the exclusive "Dear

    ," Album Listening & Film Screening event in New York - Catered By Dante Fried Chicken **

  • You selected
    $150 reward

    6 backers Limited (44 left of 50)

    SUPREME TEAM REWARDS // Supreme Teamers will receive SCREEN TEAM REWARDS + (1) one gold plated lapel pin + your name listed as a "THANK YOU" on the CD/DVD card insert + (1) one Limited Edition "Dear

    ," T-Shirt designed By 21MC + Preferred Seating invitation to the exclusive "Dear

    ," Album Listening & Film Screening event in New York - Catered By Dante Fried Chicken*

  • You selected
    $300 reward

    0 backers

    PATRON REWARDS // Patrons will receive SUPREME TEAM REWARDS + (1) one mosaic photo frame with placard filled w/ film production stills and behind the scenes photos + your name listed as a "THANK YOU" in the final film credits + invitation to the exclusive "Dear

    ," Album Listening & Film Screening event in New York - Catered By Dante Fried Chicken for you and (1) one guest **

  • You selected
    $500 reward

    1 backer Limited (8 left of 9)

    BENEFACTOR REWARDS // Benefactors will receive PATRON REWARDS + the Handwritten Score (Autographed & Framed) of (1) one song from the "Dear

    ," album. **

  • You selected
    $1,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER REWARDS // Associate Producers will receive PATRON REWARDS + An "Associate Producer" credit in the film as well as the IMDB.com database + Private Dinner Catered by Dante Fried Chicken + Opera Box Seating (plus 1) at the exclusive "Dear

    ," Album Listening & Film Screening event in New York + VIP invitation to the New York Afterparty for you and your guests.

  • You selected
    $3,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)

    PRODUCER REWARDS // Producers will receive PATRON REWARDS + A "Producer" credit in the film as well as the IMDB.com database + (1) 3D Lego Poster with placard + Private Dinner Catered by Dante Fried Chicken + Opera Box Seating (plus 2) at the exclusive "Dear

    ," Album Listening & Film Screening event in New York + VIP invitation to the New York Afterparty for you and your guests.

  • You selected
    $5,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (5 left of 6)

    EXECUTIVE REWARDS // Executives will receive PATRON REWARDS + an "Executive Producer" credit in the film (includes IMDB.com database) + an iPad loaded with STREAM TEAM REWARDS + Private Dinner Catered by Dante Fried Chicken + Opera Box Seating (plus 3) at the exclusive "Dear

    ," Album Listening & Film Screening event in New York + VIP invitation to the New York Afterparty for you and your guests.

Funding period

- (31 days)