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An intimate portrayal of what it means to be a young Native American in the 21st century. Read more

Browning, MT Documentary
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An intimate portrayal of what it means to be a young Native American in the 21st century.

Browning, MT Documentary
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Become a part of WHERE GOD LIKES TO BE!

The documentary film WHERE GOD LIKES TO BE portrays what it means to be Native American today – taking a personal, cinematic and lyrical journey into the heart of the Blackfeet Indian reservation. The film follows three young protagonists, Andrea Running Wolf, Edward Tailfeathers and Douglas Fitzgerald over the course of one summer as they decide if they want to leave the reservation to attend University or if they want to stay and live with the hardships of their home. 

With this film we hope to break down stereotypes and transform conventional views of the reservation showing it as the spectacular home of a great and openhearted group of people who do their best to survive in and identify with a country that has tried to strip them of their identity.

For us this is the final stretch of the film! We need your help to finish it and bring it to the people we made it for: The community on the Blackfeet Reservation. 

All donations will be used to pay for travel expenses to the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival so that our protagonists Andi, Doug and Eddie, their families and the film crew can attend the premiere of WHERE GOD LIKES TO BE on the 22nd of February. We will be paying for the sound mix and color correction to prepare our film for the big screen and we also need to gather some funds to do the most important thing to us: Put on a big screening on the Blackfeet reservation, free and open to the public so everyone can attend.

We have been working on WHERE GOD LIKES TO BE since 2009. What was once an idea during a snowstorm in 2001 will now premiere, 13 years later not far from where we first thought of it. On our way to completing this film we have had numerous kind people help us, just out of the goodness of their hearts and because they believed in our vision. We have had the support of the wonderful people on the Blackfeet reservation who shared their stories with us and allowed us into their lives making this a one of a kind group effort and an accomplishment we all share.

LISTENING MATERIAL

Listen to Nico getting interviewed by Montana Public Radio!

http://kufm.org/post/where-god-likes-be

READING MATERIAL 

We have had some great coverage in the Missoulian!

http://missoulian.com/entertainment/movies/documentary-follows-daily-lives-of-young-people-on-blackfeet-reservation/article_12439ce0-958f-11e3-b0ed-0019bb2963f4.html

http://missoulian.com/corridor/where-god-likes-to-be-explores-native-american-culture/article_3ba894d2-8a0e-11e3-baa8-0019bb2963f4.html

THE POSTER

We are very excited to have Berlin-based artist Timothy Armstrong to hand draw our theatrical poster for us. Tim’s work is known for its complexity and detail – and he can do it all: Capturing the beauty of the reservation on paper as well as loud and colorful drawings like his latest commission for Lady Gaga whose portrait he drew to celebrate the release of her latest record in Berlin. As our Kickstarter campaign runs we’ll provide you with updates on how the poster is coming along and where Tim is at with this one-of-a-kind artwork. The final product is one of the very special rewards of the campaign!

Work in progress: The theatrical poster for WHERE GOD LIKES TO BE
Work in progress: The theatrical poster for WHERE GOD LIKES TO BE
For the last two weeks Tim has been working on the theatrical poster for WHERE GOD LIKES TO BE. Painstakingly drawing each line, this picture says more than a hundred typed words about Tim’s work could describe.
For the last two weeks Tim has been working on the theatrical poster for WHERE GOD LIKES TO BE. Painstakingly drawing each line, this picture says more than a hundred typed words about Tim’s work could describe.

ARCHIVAL PRINTS: PLEDGE AND TAKE YOUR PICK!

The long road leading to Browning, the main town on the Blackfeet reservation.
The long road leading to Browning, the main town on the Blackfeet reservation.
The winter roads on the reservation are as beautiful as they are hazardous.
The winter roads on the reservation are as beautiful as they are hazardous.
The rolling hills of the Rocky Mountain front.
The rolling hills of the Rocky Mountain front.
An Aspen grove on the cut-across road from East Glacier to Heart Butte.
An Aspen grove on the cut-across road from East Glacier to Heart Butte.
One of the most beautiful places in the world: The big skies of the Blackfeet reservation.
One of the most beautiful places in the world: The big skies of the Blackfeet reservation.

A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR ONGOING SUPPORT:

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges… we have had many of those on our journey of making this film! Our most current challenge is TIME! We are running out of it! Our premiere is on the 22nd of February and we are working hard on getting everything ready for the big day - and on getting our protagonists and their families to join us for a celebration of all the hard work they put into the film as well. We have no doubt in our minds that we will deliver all the rewards we are offering - unless something happens to Tim before he finishes the beautiful drawing of the poster. Let's all hope that does not happen!

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FAQ

  • That is a good question and there has been some confusion about the delivery date set by Kickstarter. So: Because the campaign does not end until March we could not set the delivery date of the tickets to February. This is just a technicality. Rest assured: If you choose the $25 ticket reward you will absolutely get your ticket before the premiere on the 22nd of February at the Wilma Theatre in Missoula!

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Rewards

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    17 backers

    Every little bit counts! Thank you! And, so everyone knows how much you care we will thank you publicly, by name, on Facebook and Twitter. You will be a philanthropical celebrity!

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    Tobias Wagner and Chester Travis have composed beautiful music for this film. You will get a a digital download of the soundtrack. Take a look at the trailer and listen to how truly great this stuff is.

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    10 backers All gone!

    A ticket to the premiere of the film at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. This means you will be in the audience! Look for your name on the big screen at the Willma Theatre. Transport and accommodation not included.

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    For those of you who can't make it all the way to the festival premiere in Missoula but have a spare $25, we'll send you a theatrical poster and pop your name in the credits, too. We will also cheer when we see your name scrolling up, so everyone knows you're with us in spirit.

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    34 backers All gone!

    Now it's getting even more exciting! We will send you a copy of the theatrical poster, which is a beautifully hand-drawn image by Timothy Armstrong. AND, we will ask Andi, Doug and Eddie (the protagonists of the film) to sign it for you, making this a one of a kind keepsake perfect to decorate your office wall with. You'll also get a digital download of the dreamy soundtrack and your name in the credits ... Whew!

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    Wall decoration, lovely music and eternal fame... We will send you a copy of the theatrical poster, which is a beautifully hand-drawn image by Timothy Armstrong. You'll also get a digital download of the dreamy soundtrack and your name in the credits!

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    Interested in an opportunity to own work by an up-and-coming Berlin artist? Your reward is a one of a kind, signed concept sketch torn straight from the notebook of Timothy Armstrong. His stuff is gorgeous. Check it out here: http://www.timothyarmstrong.com Don't miss the chance to get your hands on an original! We'll also send you a copy of the theatrical poster, signed by Andi, Doug and Eddie and of course, we'll put your name in the final credits.

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    If you like the look of the poster you should pick this reward: A one of a kind, signed concept sketch torn straight from the notebook of Timothy Armstrong. His stuff is gorgeous. Check it out here: http://www.timothyarmstrong.com Don't miss the chance to get your hands on an original! We'll also send you a copy of the theatrical poster and of course we'll put your name in the final credits.

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    24 backers Limited (26 left of 50)

    A 11"14 archival photographic print from the Blackfeet reservation, taken by Nicolas Hudak (director) during the filming. We're even letting you choose the image so take your pick from the images on the left in the description. This will look great in your kitchen, trust us. We'll also add your name to the final credits.

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    9 backers Limited (51 left of 60)

    OK - these are going to be great: Tim has put countless hours into painstakingly drawing each individual line of this poster by hand. In order to properly represent his vision we are doing a limited edition run of 5-color screen prints, just for you. Tim is signing and numbering them, too, to really make them special. Plus you also get your name in the final credits.

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    This will look amazing hanging on your wall, in your living room. A 24"36 archival photographic print by our dear Nicolas Hudak... that is one big, beautiful photo! Go ahead and take your pick from the images on the left in the description. Nico will also get out his pen, sign it for you and write you a personal Thank You note alongside the Certificate of Authenticity. Plus your name appears in the final credits.

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    1 backer All gone!

    This is it. One of a kind. Limited edition: i.e. ONE!
    Tim's original artwork of the film poster. Here you can study the masterpiece in all its glory, the infinite detail of hand-drawn colored pencil. Signed by the artist and personally delivered to your door by director Nico Hudak (well, this depends on where you live, of course! Otherwise USPS man/woman will deliver personally and hopefully give you a smile!). We will also give you an Associate Producer credit.

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    Tim's original drawing was snatched up faster than we could say "pen and ink", BUT we have an exciting new reward for the most generous of philanthropists out there! Now listen to this: We will send you a secret link to the film so you can watch it in the privacy of your own home. You pick your favorite scene from the film and Tim will hand draw a personalized piece of artwork based on that scene. More one of a kind and unique is not possible! And what a great story to go with this beautiful piece of art. We will also give you an Associate Producer credit.

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    The original drawing for the poster was claimed on day one - and so was one of the rewards we are offering in the following! This is your chance to get the last one of Tim's original drawings! Read on… We will send you a secret link to the film so you can watch it in the privacy of your own home. You pick your favorite scene from the film and Tim will hand draw a personalized piece of artwork based on that scene. More one of a kind and unique is not possible! And what a great story to go with this beautiful piece of art. We will also give you an Associate Producer credit.

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