Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 28, 2012.

Update #1

WE ARE HUMBLED BY YOUR GENEROSITY.

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Hello Detropians,

Day 4 of our first venture into independently releasing one of our babies and we are well are on our way...BECAUSE OF YOU.

DETROPIA is a film that attempts to give a voice to those who are rarely heard: men and women who, despite a near total economic collapse in their city, have doubled down in their efforts to stick with Detroit, and not give up on a challenged American dream. 

You will help us bring this crucial story to the world this fall. Thank you for contributing and please spread the word, spread the love...we can make this happen together.

With so much gratitude, 

Heidi and Rachel (and the whole DETROPIA team!)

 

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      Creator Dave Vick on June 8, 2012

      #Allen Salyer: Michigan Ave. between 15th and Vernor, across from Roosevelt Park. Almost directly north of the old MI Central train station.

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      Creator Allen Salyer (Detroit) on June 2, 2012

      I am curious to know where in Detroit the "UTO PIA" auto parts store is located. I would like to check it out.

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    SPIRIT OF DETROIT: We’ll email you an exclusive high-res photo picked especially for you from our archives. Some will be from the documentary itself, some will be behind-the-scenes …it’ll be a surprise when you get it. You’ll also get the DETROPIA newsletter every month to keep you connected.

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    COLLECTORS ITEM! How would you like a gorgeous medium-size limited edition DETROPIA poster (18” x 24”) DESIGNED BY WHITE STRIPES’ ARTIST ROB JONES? We thought so! We’ll be super excited to send it to you. You’ll also get the digital download of DETROPIA (Jan. 2013) and the newsletter to stay in touch. (Please add $3 to your pledge for shipping and $6 internationally).

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    EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER: you can’t rock out without the kick-ass DETROPIA soundtrack by Motor City native DIAL 81. In addition to the (exclusive here) digital download, you’ll also get a medium DETROPIA poster, the digital download of the film (Jan. 2013) and join the DETROPIA newsletter club. (Please add $3 to pledge for shipping and $6 internationally.)

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    MOVIE NIGHT! We’re gonna send you an autographed DETROPIA DVD and a box-set of DVDS from Loki Films ("The Boys of Baraka," "Jesus Camp," "12th & Delaware," "Freakonomics" and "Dissident."). We’re also gonna autograph the LARGE FULL-SIZE limited edition DETROPIA poster (27” x 40”) DESIGNED BY WHITE STRIPES’ ARTIST ROB JONES, PLUS a special shout-out on our DETROPIA website and you’ll get the digital download of the DETROPIA soundtrack by Motor City native DIAL 81 and of course, the monthly newsletter.

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    TICKET TO RIDE. Oh boy, we can’t wait to send you everything above AND to reserve 2 tickets for you to the New York City Theatrical Premiere on September 7, 2012. We’ll make sure you get all the details and we’ll look forward to meeting you there, we can’t cover travel costs but we will save your seats. You will also get a year-long membership to the IFC Center! Join us as we launch into the marketplace. New York Native @AlecBaldwin (yep, THAT one) Tweeted that DETROPIA was “a great film” – we heart you and Motown hearts New York.

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    THE CADILLAC PACKAGE: We’ll not only send you All the rewards above with a special personal note of thanks from us, but we’ll attend a private screening of DETROPIA for you and your friends and go on-and-on with a personal Q&A about anything you’d like to know about the project or filmmaking for as long as you can stand us. Become your own film festival, we’ll come to you anywhere in the Continental USA anytime during 2012 for your personal screening. Travel Expenses are on us. We can’t wait to meet you!

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    HEROIC DETROPIAN! We wouldn’t even know how to thank you, but we’ll try. Not only do you get any and all rewards we’re offering, but we’ll fly you and a guest to New York City for the Theatrical Premiere of DETROPIA on September 7, 2012. The whole DETROPIA creative team will join you at the screening and then host you for a dinner in the city afterwards, we can talk about the film or anything you want. All expenses for 2 RT coach tickets and one night’s stay in New York City are included. You’ll also get your name in the credits of the final DVD version of the film to memorialize your support forever.

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