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Following the critically-acclaimed cerebral feature, "the ah of life," filmmaker Banks creates a phantasmagorical comedy about Chance.
164 backers pledged $8,417 to help bring this project to life.

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What is the project?

We are creating an online movie studio for "7 lives of Chance" a surreal comedy feature film.

What is the story about?

After witnessing her boyfriend’s death, Chance buries herself in a soothing world where the line between life and death blurs. This dark comedy permeates in the realms of obsessive compulsiveness, playfully toying with reality as nothing more than just a balloon.

Who is the writer/director?

For the past 15 years, Banks has self-funded five features and numerous shorts with some grant assistance. Every project has become more critically acclaimed and subsequently more expensive. His skewed perspective has led to truly thought-provoking independent films. Therefore, not only are we raising money to fund this movie, we are also connecting audiences to this unique artist.

Why are we making this film?

It is the story. It is the artist. It is the feeling of sitting in a dark room for two hours laughing, crying and thinking with total strangers.

Be one of those strangers with us.

Where can I learn more about the project?

Please visit our official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/7-lives-of-Chance/155528487824794

Or visit our official site: http://www.whoisbankshelfrich.com/7_lives_of_Chance_Home.html

Or see who Banks really is: http://www.whoisbankshelfrich.com/Banks_Helfrich.html

There you can find a full synopsis of the story, filmmaker bio and what goes on inside the artist's mind.

How can you help?

With this Kickstarter page, we are creating an online movie studio to raise enough money to pre-produce "7 lives of Chance." We want you to be our movie studio.

When are we shooting?

November 2011 in Orlando, FL.

FAQ

Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?

No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.

If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive?

All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you.

What if I want to support, but I don't want the incentive?

No problem. There is a button that you can select if you don’t want the incentive.

Can we exceed the goal?

YES! This would truly be amazing. Exceeding our goal would allow us to make a better movie. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given beyond the goal. This is only the beginning of our journey with this movie. We have set our goal at the low end so if we were able to exceed it, it would be a dream come true.

Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?

YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive by increasing your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount.

Can I gift an incentive?

YES! That’s very sweet of you. If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. It will be forwarded to the email address you provided. We will request things like your address from you at that time. Please enter the information of the person who you would like to receive the incentive.

What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?

If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs!

Where does the money go?

Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter/Amazon) will go directly to the “7 lives of Chance” movie budget. Your money goes directly to the funding of this film.

I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to "7 lives of Chance?"

Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.

How do we contact you?

Glad you asked! If you have any questions, please hesitate minimally and message me through Kickstarter or Facebook (7 lives of Chance). We will quickly get back to you!

BE OUR FILM STUDIO!!

And, THANK YOU!

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    COMPLETE ACCESS to "7 lives of Chance" through electronic updates via Kickstarter, Facebook, email; a thank you credit (7+ font) on the movie and an invite to the premiere.

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    A THANK YOU CALL from one of our lovely producers as well as complete access. (Yes, she'll need your phone number. No, she'll never bother you again.)

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    A MOVIE COPY(digital download or hard) of "7 lives of Chance" as well as a call and complete access.

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    A DREAM...your dream that you can keep or give...as well as the movie, a call and complete access. (For the person who has everything.)

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    BE THE PROP MASTER which means your prop will be featured in "7 lives of Chance." Send us your prop. It will be included in a scene, credited (17+ font) and sent back to you with the movie as well as a dream, a call and complete access.

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    BE THE ARTIST which means your art will be featured in "7 lives of Chance." Send us your art. It will be included in a scene, credited and sent back to you with the movie as well as a dream, a call and complete access. You will be credited. (27+ font)

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    BE THE FILMMAKER which means you converse with the writer/director on writing, directing, making movies, Kickstarter, all of the above, none of the above and/or donuts or he will listen as well as a dream, a movie, a call and complete access. (Maximum 37-minute phone conversation.)

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    BE THE WRITER which means you name a character in "7 lives of Chance" and receive a dream, a movie, a call and complete access. You will be credited. (37+font)

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    BE AN EXTRA in "7 lives of Chance" shooting on location in Orlando, FL (transportation not included) which means you join the cast/crew for the day, have lunch with the director/writer and receive a dream, a movie, a call and complete access. You will be credited. (47+ font)

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    BE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR in "7 lives of Chance" shooting on location in Orlando, FL (transportation not included) which means you meet the cast/crew, call "action" at least 7 times, eat lunch with the director/writer and receive a dream, a movie, a call and complete access. You will be credited. (57+ font)

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    BE THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER for "7 lives of Chance" shooting on location in Orlando, FL (transportation not included) which means you get invited to the set for one day, receive a chair with your name on it, meet cast/crew, eat lunch with the director/writer and hear "THANK YOU, MR/MS. EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, MAY I GET YOU SOMETHING?" at least 7 times. You will also receive a dream, a movie, a call and complete access. You will be credited. (77+ font)

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Funding period

- (37 days)