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To the 505 greatest backers and friends on the planet:

You have made our dreams come true over the course of these last 26 days! Every pledge, comment and message has filled us with pride and gratitude. You guys are simply the best. We can't wait to share this journey with you.

Wondering what to do with the extra time until the campaign is officially over?? Let's add a new city! Watch Henry below for details....

“Narrated by actress and activist, Daryl Hannah, American Mustang is, in turns, sweeping and intimate; a visually stunning love song and call to action.” 

- Huffington Post

American Mustang

The story of a girl, a cowboy and a wild horse.

In an artful blend of exquisite observational documentary and character-driven narrative, the majestic wild horses of the American West are revealed in stereoscopic 3D as never before. The wonder in a girl’s eye pulls us into a drama that unfolds on hundreds of millions of acres of public land. The battle lines have long been carved into the landscape, and the players are deeply entrenched. From the voice of a rancher to the heart of a wild horse, we see the future of America’s western landscape at stake. The transformative dance between a man and a mustang presents lessons for us all, even the battle-hardened special interest groups and wild horse advocates fighting for the place of the AMERICAN MUSTANG.

WHAT WILL YOUR PLEDGE DO FOR AMERICAN MUSTANG?

With your support, we will open in select cities in Colorado, Florida, Texas, and California during the first three months of 2014 - it all starts in Denver on January 16th.

For these screenings to be successful, we need an effective marketing and advertising campaign every bit as good as our movie, and that will cost money. This Kickstarter campaign will cover the costs of opening the movie on multiple screens in each targeted market for up to two weeks.

Your financial backing will help the American Mustang team do the following:

  • Create and deliver prints and/or digital assets to project in movie theaters across the country. 
  • Hire a team to market, publicize, and promote the film.
  • Pay for local and national print and online advertising. 
  • Pay for events to help promote the film, such as premiere screenings.
  • Hire a team of distribution specialists to book 3D theaters make the film available on all platforms.
  • Pay for presentations to schools across America to activate our youth on the issue.

Our goal is the minimum we need to raise to screen in three cities. Should we exceed our goal, (and we really want to do that) we can add more cities and bring the message of American Mustang across the country!

Studios often spend up to twice this amount to open in just one city. We are being smart and creative and spending only what’s absolutely necessary to reach out and market this film. American Mustang is completely self funded and we are sticking our necks out with these screenings believing that people care about this issue and will come out to support this campaign.

You see, the only way the bean counters in Hollywood will get behind this film, is if they see that lots of people will come out to see it. Our success in this campaign and our success filling seats, will prove to them that not only do people care about about wild horses, but they’ll come out to theaters to see a movie about it on the big screen in 3D! (NOTE: Each reward level comes with a pair of 2 tickets to see the movie - how cool is that?)

Denver and the other cities are just the beginning. If this works, we will be able to bring American Mustang to a theater near to you. 

Ellie and Bradley at the Denver Premier Party - Check out Bradley's cool Limited Edition American Mustang Rockmount shirt!
Ellie and Bradley at the Denver Premier Party - Check out Bradley's cool Limited Edition American Mustang Rockmount shirt!

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IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION

Should you decide to "back" (another way of saying contribute) the project for more than the amount of the reward, the additional amount IS tax deductible (because we are a non-profit) and we will send you a letter with that amount for your records. 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Ella, Max and Alex Ansbacher sporting their very own American Mustang Rockmount shirts and signature American Mustang hats. Yes, we have kids sizes too. Check out the rewards section and grab one for each of your kids!
Ella, Max and Alex Ansbacher sporting their very own American Mustang Rockmount shirts and signature American Mustang hats. Yes, we have kids sizes too. Check out the rewards section and grab one for each of your kids!
Here's what on the back of every American Mustang Rockmount Shirt looks like. Up to now, you had to work on the film to get one!
Here's what on the back of every American Mustang Rockmount Shirt looks like. Up to now, you had to work on the film to get one!

Risks and challenges

American Mustang is a fully finished documentary film, so although there are a few variables in the distribution process that will impact how we deliver the film to audiences, we are confident we will deliver on our promise to support a theatrical release. As for the promised rewards, we are confident that we will deliver these to you although in some cases we have estimated timing of delivery, and it may vary slightly from our estimate.

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    BACKERS' CHOICE //
    Here's your chance to have American Mustang The Movie screened in your city. To cast your vote pledge $10 here and if your city wins, you will receive one ticket to the screening. Pledging in increments of $10 will entitle you to additional tickets per $10.
    **Please message us with your ZIP CODE as soon as you've pledged so we can tally the votes!**
    **If you are an existing backer and you'd like to vote, know that your existing pledge will go towards the three existing cities on our roster. However, if you add $10 to your existing pledge, and send us a message with your zip code, we will add in your vote and set aside a ticket for you in the “new” city.

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    AMERICAN MUSTANG OFFICIAL SCREEN SAVER AND INFOGRAPH PACK//
    You are now part of the American Mustang Family and you'll have the screen savers to prove it. Who needs pictures of palm trees and white sandy beaches when you can have images of majestic wild horses on your screen? We've developed a beautiful collection of wild mustang images for your social media sharing pleasure.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $15 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

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    TWO TICKETS TO A SCREENING// Attend American Mustang with a special friend in any of these cities: Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $6 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack! // We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that would like to see the film.

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    LIMITED EDITION AMERICAN MUSTANG KEYCHAIN// Time to make a statement with your keychain people. Only Kickstartar backers will receive this one-of-a kind American Mustang Keychain. Holding your keys will never be the same again.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $16 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that would like to see the film.

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    FAMILY FIVE PACK OF TICKETS// Since American Mustang is a family film, we decided to put together this 5 pack of tickets to screenings of American Mustang in one of these cities: Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. Yes, it's a film your whole family can watch - grandma too!// You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $15 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack! // We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that would like to see the film.

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    SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE EDITION SIGNED SOUVENIR 3D BLUE RAY // This makes a great year round gift for the horse enthusiasts in your life. Best part, is it's in 3D and we'll even send you a pair of 3D glasses!

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $30 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that would like to see the film.

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    DIRECTOR'S CHAIR BACK // A Director's Chair Back printed with the movie's logo just like the ones we used on set for the cast and crew. Often the director and stars of the film will keep this piece of their chair to remind them of making the movie. Now you can too! Chair not included.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $30 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE EDITION SIGNED SOUVENIR AMERICAN MUSTANG BELT BUCKLE // We worked really hard on this design. Makes a terrific gift any time of the year.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $30 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    AMERICAN MUSTANG SCHWAG PACK: HAT, TEE SHIRT & SIGNED 11x17 POSTER // This isn't any run of the mill schwag. Everything about this pack says I.Love.Mustangs.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $6 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    ARTISTS FOR MUSTANG // We've compiled the Ultimate Wild Horse Coffee Table Book including some of the most famous horse photographers and illustrators work. This makes a phenomenal gift for the wild horse lover.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $36 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION AMERICAN MUSTANG SIGNED POSTER (24 x 36)// This is the cool theater-sized poster. Frame it and display it or keep as a collectors item.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $46 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation.// We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    LIMITED EDITION AMERICAN MUSTANG/ROCKMOUNT RANCHWEAR PEARL BUTTON SHIRT // Since the Denver Film Festival, the crew of American Mustang, has been sporting these cool co-branded button down shirts and everyone that sees them, wants one. We've decided to only release a limited supply of these shirts to our Kickstarter backers. This makes a very thoughtful gift for the classic cowboy or cowgirl on your Christmas list.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $16 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // We'll send out a backer update with size and style options, so you can choose the exact shirt that you want. In addition, we'll ask which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    PHOTO SAFARI // A special Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary program to accommodate amateur and professional photographers! Join seasoned equine photographers familiar with the Sanctuary for an unforgettable journey into the hills to meet our wild herds. These are the SAME herds that were captured in AMERICAN MUSTANG. The hike begins with an overview about Return to Freedom and America’s wild horses before heading into the hills to photograph these magnificent animals. Capture the early morning or afternoon light, and relationships as the herds move about in their daily lives. Capture it all on film for an unforgettable experience. Choose from a Sunrise Safari (6am-9am) or an afternoon Safari (4pm-7pm). We'll send out a backer update with times and date options, so you can choose the exact time and date that you want.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $90 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. It also includes an American Mustang Hat and Tee Shirt.// You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // We'll send out a backer update with size and style options, so you can choose the exact shirt that you want. In addition, we'll ask which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    TWO TICKETS TO PRIVATE AMERICAN MUSTANG PARTY// You'll receive 2 tickets to a screening (in Denver, Welington or Houston); and two passes to our private American Mustang party (in one of the 3 above named cities) where you will have a chance to meet and greet with other Kickstarter backers, our director and/or producers).//

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $74 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, two hats and two tee shirts.// We'll send out a backer update with size and style options, so you can choose the exact shirt that you want. // We'll also ask which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    MOVIE TALK// We've put together a 30 MINUTE SKYPE VIDEO CHAT where you can get up close an personal with the Director or one of the Producers of American Mustang. Feel free to ask anything you want about the making of American Mustang, film making, or even our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. This would make a terrific gift to a burgeoning film maker in your life.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $200 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX AND an American Mustang tee shirt and hat. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // We'll send out a backer update with size and style options, so you can choose the exact shirt that you want.// We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    VIP TOUR FOR TWO OF DURELL VINEYARD// You and your special guests (up to 6) will receive a very special VIP tour of Durell Vineyard. This is a private VIP Tour for our Kickstarter Backers.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $458 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX AND an American Mustang tee shirt and hat for you and your guests. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // // We'll send out a backer update with size and style options, so you can choose the exact shirt that you want.// We'll also ask which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    SPONSOR A CLASS OF STUDENTS TO SEE AMERICAN MUSTANG // The future of our wild horses depends on educating as many of our youth as we can. Sponsor a group of kids (in DENVER, WELLINGTON OR HOUSTON) and do your part in spreading the message of the American Mustang.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $250 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang (for you and a guest) in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation.// We'll send a backer email asking which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to students that want to see the film.

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    PRIVATE DINNER PARTY IN DENVER WITH CREATORS OF AMERICAN MUSTANG// Two tickets to a very private dinner party at Denver's Capital Grill with American Mustang's Director and/or one of the Producers. You will have a chance to get to know the creators of American Mustang and ask them anything you want - IN PERSON.

    TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION: $700 (and/or any amount above the cost of the reward).

    Includes the screensaver pack, 2 tickets to American Mustang in Denver, CO, Wellington, FL or Houston, TX. AND TWO AMERICAN MUSTANG ROCKMOUNT RANCHWEAR SHIRTS. // You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation. // We'll send out a backer update with size and style options, so you can choose the exact shirt that you want.// We'll also ask which city you would like to attend or if you'd like us to donate your tickets to school kids that want to see the film.

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Funding period

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