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Can DJ'ing be a Music Therapy tool? Can a shy kid perform in front of thousands? Will doctors prescribe Music instead of Xanax one day?
Can DJ'ing be a Music Therapy tool? Can a shy kid perform in front of thousands? Will doctors prescribe Music instead of Xanax one day?
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'Before We Were Kings' - A documentary with the ambition of focusing on someone who has difficulty blending into social settings, but takes up the art form of DJ'ing as a hobby. 

- Check out the video link below to see how music helped Congresswomen Gabrielle Gifford recover after the violent attack on her. -

VIDEO - The Healing Power of Music

WHY WE NEED KICKSTARTER?

There are key parts of the film which need to be shot in New York, so getting the funds to fly out crew and shoot on location is our biggest hurdle. The filmmakers have put in a lot of their own money, but there is only so much we can film with our resources. 

So, we're turning to Kickstarter to reach out to those who understand the film's focus and want to see it hit the big screen. If the campaign is unsuccessful, the filmmakers will still make sure this project is completed 'By any means necessary', because we believe film's message. This means, well line up at the Blood Banks!

WHY SUPPORT THIS FILM?

Has a song every helped you get through a rough time in your life? Has a song given you the confidence to walk into a situation which you would have typically avoided? Are you a fan of musicians?

The filmmakers believe that Music can be just as helpful as Xanax to someone who has Anxiety or Depression. Through our research over two years, we have learned that music has been helpful to those on the Autism Spectrum, with speech impairments, or stroke victims. We believe in the POWER of music and think that MILLIONS of other people in the world do as well. 

PARTICIPATING DJs

MOBY - 

* Over 20 million albums worldwide, *Remixer - Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, & David Bowie , *Grammy Nominated & MTV Music Award Winner , *Album 'Play' - Diamond status

 WOLFGANG GARTNER - 

* Eight #1 Beatport songs, * Collaborations - Deadmau5, Skrillex, & Tiesto , *International Dance Music Award nominee, *Top 10 - America's Best DJ Competition

SANDER KLEINENBERG - 

* Remixer - Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, & Madonna, *Dancestar USA Awards - Winner Song of the Year ,  *Top 10 Netherlands DJ , *Multiple #1 songs on Beatport

DJ ILLANOISE - 

SANDRA COLLINS - 

Sandra Collins DJ'ing
Sandra Collins DJ'ing

DJ ROBBIE WILDE ("That Deaf DJ" ) - 

& MANY MORE

PARTNERS

Nordoff Robbins center for Music Therapy at NYU

 American Music Therapy Association - 

Ibiza non-profit - "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" - 

DJ School - DUBSPOT

REWARDS

We understand that some people won't be able to support the project financially, but that's just one way to help this film get made. By supporting us through social media  - TWITTER, FACEBOOK, & BLOG you will be helping to spread the word about the film as well as Music Therapy.

Some of the rewards include T-Shirts, Hats, Hoodies, Posters, Postcards, and Vinyl Plaques. See below for samples.

T-Shirt
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BWWK Hat
BWWK Hat
BWWK Hoodie
BWWK Hoodie
MOCK Ticket
MOCK Ticket

Risks and challenges

The main challenge of making this film is finding supporters of Music Therapy. Some people don't believe that music can make a large impacts on various mental disorders. They do believe that music make people feel different emotions, but that the extent of its power stops there.

We are seeking support from those who believe in the power of music and want to educate the naysayers by seeing a film like this released.

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    "YOU'RE FAR TOO KIND" - A HUGE thank you in the form of a Twitter shout out!

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    "SNEAK PEEK" - Exclusive 'Before We Were Kings' newsletter including Behind-the-scenes Pictures & Video + Above Reward

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    "OLD SCHOOL TXT MSG" - 2 "Before We Were Kings' Postcard (1 w/ personal msg & 1 to send to a friend) from Producers + Above Rewards

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    "MUSIC 2 MY EARS" - Exclusive track from the film's soundtrack in the form of MP3 + a Thank You on the film's website + EVERYTHING from $15 pledge

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    "PREMIERE FROM HOME" - Digital copy of film, available the night of the premiere. So, you watch when we watch + EVERYTHING from $20 pledge

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    "SHOW OFF" - Official "Before We Were Kings" poster + a Thank You on the film's website + EVERYTHING from $30 pledge

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    "ON YOUR MIND" - Official Hat of "Before We Were Kings" + everything from the $30 pledge

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    "HOW I ROLL" - The official "Before We Were Kings" hoodie + everything from $30 pledge

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    "THE SHOW" - Tickets to a DJ's* show (LA, New York, Chicago, or Miami) + Special On-Screen Thanks in the film + EVERYTHING from $30 pledge. (*DJ which will be participating our film)

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    "THE AFTER PARTY" - Tickets to a DJ's* show (LA, New York, Chicago, or Miami) + Hoodie + Producer's personal picture/video diary from set + EVERYTHING from $30 pledge (*DJ which will be participating our film)

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    "The AFTER, AFTER PARTY" - 2 Tickets to a DJ's* show (LA, New York, Chicago, or Miami - (flight & hotel not included) + LIMITED EDITION Hoodie, T-shirt, Hat + Special Thanks On-Screen credit in the film + EVERYTHING from $30 pledge (*DJ which will be participating our film))

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    ULTIMATE REWARD = "READY FOR YOUR CLOSE-UP?" - Appearance in the film to answer our official question - ‘How has music been your medicine?' + ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit - Name on shared card at beginning of film + Special Thanks credit, Name on IMDB + 30 minute Skype call with filmmakers to discuss distribution + the official Hoodie, T-Shirt & Hat + option to Attend Premiere's Q & A through Google Hangout, Name on IMDB + EVERYTHING from $30 pledge

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    PRODUCER credit - Name on shared card at beginning of film + Special Thanks credit, Name on IMDB + "Before We Were Kings" Vinyl Plaque + 30 minute Skype call with filmmakers to discuss distribution + Tickets to premiere (flight and hotel not included) + the official Hoodie, T-Shirt & Hat + EVERYTHING from $30 pledge

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit - Shared card at beginning of film including name & logo, name & logo on film’s website, + "Before We Were Kings" Vinyl Plaque + Tickets to premiere (flight and hotel not included), + All from tier $1000 and above except Associate Producer credit

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