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A documentary film crew ventures into the remote South Pacific to solve the worlds first hijacking mystery and bring home 15 Americans.
53 backers pledged $6,115 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Kickstarter project!

Trip number three back to Micronesia is on the horizon and I need your help to make it a success. As you may know, I have been researching the mysterious vanishing of Pan Am Airways flight 229 and the legend of it being the worlds first aerial highjacking. As the story goes, it was during a typical voyage between California and China that the famed Hawaii Clipper was hijacked and then flown off course between Guam and the Philippines to a remote Japanese held island in the South Pacific. Once there in a sheltered lagoon, local villagers tell of fifteen American passengers and crew who were led from the aircraft, taken to a construction site and buried face down in wet concrete.  This film will document that mysterious vanishing, meet eye witnesses and their families, interview experts in the subject matter and with luck, discover the remains of the victims.

My Kickstarter promotional video was made not only to bring you up to speed on my 12 year effort, but also build awareness in the first film of its kind while helping to repatriate these lost fathers, sons and brothers back home.  Please, if it is within your financial capacity, pledge any amount you can and help make this documentary a reality.

Thank you so much for your attention and time.

Risks and challenges

When it comes to fulfillment, every project has potential obstacles, from production delays to permits to collaborator mishaps. With that said, you have my promise to complete this film on time and within budget. I have personally met 50% of this goal and need the remaining 50% to cover other budget shortfalls. Together with you, this documentary will go from production to post-production in the fall with an anticipated delivery date of spring 2015. Your support is critical and I can't thank you enough for your help.

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    You'll receive a Hunt for the Lost Clipper Poster, have your name listed as a supporter on the website, and get exclusive email updates about the investigation.

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    You'll receive the e-book about the investigation, including behind the scenes photographs and interviews from Micronesia. Plus your name will be listed on the website as a supporter!

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    You'll receive a full-color limited edition Hunt for the Lost Clipper "Film Crew" cotton T Shirt, a digital copy of the film via download link and I'll list your name in the final credits of the short documentary and on the Lost Clipper website.

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    Special Note: ALL rewards will also be shipped internationally as well as domestically. Sorry for the confusion but once a Kickstarter campaign begins the shipping information cannot be altered. Thanks!

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    You'll receive a full-color limited edition Hunt for the Lost Clipper "Film Crew" cotton T Shirt, your name in the final credits of the short documentary and the Lost Clipper website. Also, you will receive a digital version of the documentary and a signed copy of the completed DVD Video Documentary.

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    You'll receive all of the awards above AND receive free tickets to any screening close to your home address. Additionally, if you can make it to the screening, you will be publicly acknowledged and invited to give your thoughts about the film and the project.

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