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A documentary following five young guns from Chicago as they journey West and conquer audiences across America.
65 backers pledged $7,700 to help bring this project to life.
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    SUPPORTERS! A great big rock 'n' roll thank you on our social media page!

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    TROOPERS! You'll receive a personally dedicated postcard from the road!

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    ROADIES! Get a Hess Goes West Tour Map! Follow our every move from Chicago to L.A. and back!

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    HEADBANGERS! Get a signed copy of Hessler's new album!

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    LOCATION MANAGERS! Take a look at the tour and tell us about your favorite place in one of these cities! We will visit some of the most interesting suggestions and feature them in the film! In return, every backer will receive a signed 8x12 photograph of one of OUR favorite places from our travels around the world. PLUS, the backer with the most out-of-this-world suggestion will get THE ULTIMATE TOUR SCRAPBOOK which we'll put together on the road!

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    VOODOO ARMY FILMMAKERS! We will send you a handcrafted voodoo doll with its own tour map so you can follow our journey and help us along the way!

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    HESS XPRESS! Get a "HESS GOES WEST" tour shirt with cities and dates!

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    HUNGRY HEARTS! You get a batch of homemade soft and chewy coconut macaroons! We also invite you to plant the seed for our next musical adventure: tell us about a story that you've always wanted to share. Maybe there is a local musician or a venue or a record store that has inspired you, well we want to hear about it. From all the submissions, we will choose the most compelling story and before 2013 is up, we will visit you/this place and make a short about it.

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    FANS ON THE ROAD! Check out the tour! Get a guest list spot (+1) if we come to your town AND a signed 8x12 Hessler photo! (Limit 3 per city. When the slots for a show have been filled up, it will be indicated next to the city.)

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    ACROBAT JUNKIES! Drummer Marcus Lee Cox will perform his infamous front hand spring for you! We'll feature a video of every personalized hand spring on our social media page and we'll sneak the craziest ones in the film. PLUS get a signed postcard from the road and an 8x12 band photo!

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    SOUVENIR JUNKIES! Receive an exclusive souvenir from our adventures on this tour, a personal thank you letter and a photograph from our travels with the band!

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    SKATEBOARDERS! We invite you to a skateboarding session with guitarist Igz Kincaid and bassist Erik Michael down one of their favorite Chicago paths! This also goes out to you guys on the road, check out the tour dates and show them how you ride in your city! PLUS, we'll video it all and give you a DVD of the experience!

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    ROCK & ROLL CHEFS! Get a two-on-one cooking session with Screaming Siren, fitness instructor and nutritionist Lariyah Daniels, also featuring guitarist Frankie Snakes as sous-chef! PLUS get a video of the whole experience!

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    CHICAGO CAKE LOVERS! Get a custom rock 'n' roll cake which we will personally deliver to your door (for the Chicago metro area). PLUS a postcard from the road!

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    PIRATES! Receive a message in a bottle! Now we can't send it to you via the ocean, but both band and filmmakers will toast to you on camera with a bottle of Jack, we will feature the scene in the film AND you'll receive this signed piece of memorabilia with a personal letter inside (no booze included). PLUS, you'll get a special thanks in the credits and a copy of the DVD.

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    PEN PALS! You get a copy of the DVD, special thanks in the credits, a signed world travel photograph AND personal correspondence from the road: we will send you a postcard from EVERY stop of the December 2012 tour!

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    FILM ENTHUSIASTS! You get a copy of the DVD, special thanks in the credits, a postcard from every stop of the tour, an exclusive souvenir from the road AND a pair of tickets to the film premiere! (travel not included)

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    ROCK 'N' ROLL ART LOVERS! Get a limited edition print (only ten available) of an original 1970's painting of Jimi Hendrix. Artist Ronn Groz (who is also our father) painted the piece during his tumultuous youth in Bulgaria when rock 'n' roll was slowly but surely permeating communism's Iron Curtain. Also included: copy of the DVD and special thanks in the credits.

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    PARTY LOVERS OF THE ROAD! Dinner with the band and filmmakers when we come to your city! Also included: guest list (+1) for the show, copy of the DVD, special thanks in the credits, a signed band photo and 2 film premiere tickets! (travel not included)

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    FELLOW FILMMAKERS OF CHICAGO! We offer our videography, photography and editing skills to you. Let's collaborate on a project! PLUS get a copy of The Last Kamikazis of Heavy Metal DVD!

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! With this pledge, the potential of the film skyrockets and we will be honored to give you an Executive Producer credit. We will also keep you updated from the road, send you the macaroons, the copy of the film, the premiere tickets and we'll take you out to dinner when you're in town!

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