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An unconventional feature film set in the jungles of Bhutan about what is unleashed when identity is concealed.
852 backers pledged $145,320 to help bring this project to life.
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The fourth film by director Khyentse Norbu (The Cup, Travellers + Magicians, Vara: The Blessing) will be his most personal and artistic, meeting no one's expectations but the director's own. Answering to no one. 

Once every twelve years, there is a secret gathering. The identities of all who join are hidden. No face, no gender, no status, no persona. In this anonymous domain, there are dances, rituals, and rules to abide and rules to break. What happens when the mask is in place? Liberated from the "you" that is you, who do you become? What does this freedom unleash? Blood will spill in the Bhutanese jungle. 

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This is the first phase of funding. With the $125,000 we can commence production. Post production will be funded separately. We will tackle all obstacles with joy.

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    Download of a high resolution photo behind the scenes by Jigme Tenzing, Director of Photography.

    Your name will also appear on screen at the end of the film. It will be microscopic. You may also be selected for one of five masks that will be sent out at random.

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    Your name will appear on screen at the end of the film. It will be microscopic. You may also be selected for one of five masks that will be sent out at random. It is the director's wish that no one donates more than $100.

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    An MP3 of 1 song by the band Valleys, written & recorded for the film.

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    Your face on one of the movie posters. We will be designing a poster for the film that will be a mosaic composed of hundreds if not thousands of faces. You can see examples on line if you do a search for "images composed of smaller images."

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    Bhutanese 'surfer' style shorts, worn in the movie. Hand printed and sewn by designer Jamyang Choden of the art department. Sent from Bhutan.

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    Movie poster signed by the director.

    Plus + Your face on one of the movie posters. We will be designing a poster for the film that will be a mosaic composed of hundreds if not thousands of faces. You can see examples on line if you do a search for "images composed of smaller images."

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    Download of a cut scene from the film, something no one else will see.

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    Blu-ray DVD of the film when it is completed after festival season.

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    Thank you post card from Bhutan, signed by director sent from Bhutan.

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