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An original, contemporary/hip hop dance film shot on location throughout Chicago, IL by Chicago Dance Crash & P3 Mediaworks
An original, contemporary/hip hop dance film shot on location throughout Chicago, IL by Chicago Dance Crash & P3 Mediaworks
86 backers pledged $12,525 to help bring this project to life.

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You're an average, unassuming Chicago citizen going about your day at the park, in the office, at the club, on the couch, etc... and then you receive a simple message that forever alters your priorities (that, plus you happen to be a professional dancer). This is the premise behind the project we're asking you to help us realize as we move into the post production phase after having finished preliminary shooting on location throughout the city. Please take a look at the interview above of director Corey Gilbert and choreographer Jessica Deahr as they discuss inspiration, camera gizmos, flips and tricks, and how to tell a semi-linear dance story without coming off too elitist.

P3 Mediaworks & Chicago Dance Crash were, ironically enough, both founded in 2002 and both developed professional careers in boundary-breaking starting in Chi and then expanding to the Midwest and now to national recognition.

If you've watched television anytime in the last 5 years you've seen P3's handiwork in plenty of commercials. As it relates to this project and their storytelling capabilities, check out Black & check out Convergence just to name a few.

If you've been to a public arts or entertainment event in Chicago in the last 5 years you've seen Crash's handiwork in plenty of dance concerts, hip hop battles, fashion shows, and branding campaigns. As it relates to this project and their "pop art" capabilities, check out End of Line & check out Cotton Mouth Club just to name a few.

Learn more about Crash on Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook.

But in terms of specific persons, our squad is strong...

You have been part of the plan all along since we first conceived this project 2 years ago. Every calendar year, Crash debuts a Season of live productions paid for with grants, separate gig revenue, and ticket sales. In 2015, the formula was turned on its head as we SKIPPED our summer show and instead spent our studio time, money and resources to choreograph and shoot the presented film alongside P3. So far so good BUT in order to take this from a hard drive to your screen we NEED YOUR SUPPORT to allow us to finish all of the vital post production aspects including editing, color correction & color grading, sound design, music composition and a whole lot more. If we go over, funds will allow us to go BEYOND our current plan as well as pay for festival fees and other nonfree ways of getting this film to various audiences. Currently, "This Way Comes" is nothing more than several hours of video and a gameplan. It's your investment in this project, P3 & Crash, and the "dance on film" genre that will truly make this project sing and send it all across the planet.

It's all about being the FIRST to see this thing come to life! Down the road, after the premieres and festival circuits, ALL funders of ALL amounts will be contacted the moment "This Way Comes" is put out on the web for easy, free consumption. But much sooner than that, rewards revolve around the ways we can credit you and get you personally to the ultra swanky, ultra fun world premier in Chicago!

June 17th, 2016 Chicago Dance Crash will hold an extreme version of our annual Season announcement party, The Black, White, & Red Ball. Catering, open bar, giveaways, DJ, live performances & announcements and all are dressed "rockstar formal" in our company colors. The night will be highlighted by the viewing of this project in its entirety. What's more, meet and hangout with Jess, Corey, the dancers and everyone involved in this crazy thing.

HEY CURRENT CRASH PATRONS, PLANNING ON BUYING YOUR #BlackWhiteRed2016 TICKETS ANYWAYS? JUST MAKE THE APPROPRIATE PLEDGE VIA THIS KICKSTARTER AS A DISCOUNTED WAY TO ATTEND WHILE HELPING US REACH OUR GOAL!

And lastly, you of course get our undying appreciation. Thanks in advance for considering being part of this amazing endeavor and on behalf of Chicago Dance Crash and P3 Mediaworks thank you so much for your support. We'll make you proud.

Risks and challenges

Since the team has been assigned and the footage has already been shot, there's (honestly) very little risk involved in this project! The film his being created by two organizations with over 20 years experience in professional dance & film making. The talent is there. The drive is high. The plan is tight. We just need YOU!

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    THANK YOU!
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    THANK YOU! (on our website.)
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    TICKET TO THE FILM PREMIER!
    This is the highlight. Website love plus all funders at $50 and above will be able to attend the film's Chicago premier happening on June 17th, 2016.
    The premier will take place at "1st Ward" and will include food, open bar, a live performance from Crash and the chance to hangout with the cast and crew! (Note: we will not be providing travel or housing to Chicago, IL.)

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    TWO FILM PREMIER TICKETS!
    All that magic above, except you get to bring whomever you love the most with you to the premier! (Note: you don't actually have to bring whomever you love the most... you can bring someone else if you want.)

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    FOUR TICKETS AND EVENT CREDIT!
    Website props. 4 person-party at the premier PLUS we'll be displaying your name on the big screen throughout the night at the debut! Everyone there will know precisely what a big shot you are.

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    PRODUCER CREDIT IN FILM!
    All above plus your name will be included among the producers of the film at the ending credits! This one lasts FOREVER! Your name will be documented and associated with this project at every screening, festival, and website this thing shows up on.

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    PARTY OF 10!
    Site, Event screen, & credits love plus you get to ROLL DEEP at the June 17th premier in Chicago, IL with you and your 9 favorites attending alongside you. Did we mention there'll be a DJ'ed afterparty? There will be, and you'll have plenty of folks having your back.

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    CRASH SEASON TICKETS!
    All above plus keep your relationship going with Chicago Dance Crash with FOUR season tickets to Crash's productions taking place in July-December in Chicago. (Note: As much as we'll love you, still won't be providing travel or housing to attend.)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT
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