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THE BUS is a feature-length documentary film celebrating one of the most iconic and beloved vehicles ever produced, the Volkswagen Bus.

This is the story of a vehicle that became an icon. Anyone who has ever driven a VW Bus already knows that it's a tale of freedom, love, friendship, breakdowns and adventure.

How did a post-WWII German utility vehicle come to represent freedom and peace around the world?

In The Bus, we answer this question by allowing the vehicle to act as the main character, and the people it carries along the way to be its voice. The film begins in Germany with a simple sketch that would change the world forever. What comes next is a wild ride that takes us through time following the evolution (the good, the bad and the ugly) of the vehicle  that has established a colorful and resonant place in modern culture. From Woodstock to Hollywood, and Burning Man to Baja, we find people from all walks of life who share their stories and passion for The Bus.

This is a documentary that really wants to get made. Since the idea was conceived a couple years ago, everything surrounding the film has been serendipitously falling into place. We are getting close, but now we need your help.

The funds raised here are vital to finishing this film. We hope to continue production and post-production through the summer and to have a finished film by the end of this year. This support will allow us to enrich the film by hiring additional crew, licensing archival footage and securing rights to the high caliber soundtrack this subject deserves.

Please help this film get made and pledge what you can! THANK YOU!

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    You will receive a sweet Bus movie poster!

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    For your pledge, you'll receive an advanced DVD copy of THE BUS with many DVD extras including behind the scenes footage and archival VW Bus commercials.

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    You'll receive an autographed advanced DVD copy of THE BUS with many extras including behind the scenes footage and archival VW Bus commercials. This level also includes a sweet Bus movie poster, and your name in the credits.

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    On this pledge level, you'll receive a pair of tickets to the Sneak Preview screening of THE BUS at the Wilma Theatre in Missoula, MT. Also includes TWO autographed advanced DVD copies of THE BUS with many extras including behind the scenes footage and archival VW Bus commercials (give one to a friend!), a custom VW Bus toy, a sweet Bus movie poster and your name in the credits.

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    Pledging on this level includes an invitation (for 4) to our private VIP pre-screening cocktail party and 4 tickets to the Sneak Preview screening of THE BUS at the Wilma Theatre in Missoula, MT. Transportation (for 4) to the screening in a classic VW Bus, TWO autographed advanced DVD copies of THE BUS with many extras including behind the scenes footage and archival VW Bus commercials, a custom VW Bus toy, a sweet Bus movie poster and your name in the credits.

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    If you pledge at this level, you will be an Associate Producer of THE BUS. Your name will be included on the website and in the credits. You and a guest will be invited to the film festival premiere and you'll also get an invitation (for 6) to a private VIP screening party and 6 tickets to the Sneak Preview screening of THE BUS at the Wilma Theatre in Missoula, MT. Also includes TWO autographed advanced DVD copies of THE BUS with many extras including behind the scenes footage and archival VW Bus commercials, a custom VW Bus toy!

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    If you pledge at this level, you will be an official Co-producer of THE BUS. Your name will be included on the website and in the credits. You and a guest will be invited on TOUR with the film to screen at film festivals other events around the country. You'll also get an invitation (for 6) to a private VIP screening party in Missoula, MT. Also includes TWO autographed advanced DVD copies of THE BUS with many extras including behind the scenes footage and archival VW Bus commercials, a custom VW Bus toy, a sweet Bus movie poster.

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