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“Ahma & Alan” is a dramatic short film about a Taiwanese grandma who has to pull her American grandson out of a Taipei jail.
“Ahma & Alan” is a dramatic short film about a Taiwanese grandma who has to pull her American grandson out of a Taipei jail.
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    Updates + Shout out!

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    - Social media shoutout (please include social media handle in backer info).

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    "Ahma & Alan" Screenplay (English & 中文)

    - A PDF of the script in Mandarin Chinese and English. See how the story translated! Delivered after festival run.
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    See the Film + Digital Wallpaper

    - A digital download of the film. Be the first to see the film after our festival run!
    - A high quality digital wallpaper still from the film (est. delivery July 2019).
    - Includes previous reward levels.

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    Thank You Credit + Behind the Scenes

    - See your name on the screen! Your name will be included in the Special Thank You section of our film.
    - Private access to behind the scenes photos taken on set.
    - Includes previous reward levels.

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    Photographic Still from the Film

    - Receive a full color, 8x10 signed photograph (physical and digital) from the film.
    - Includes previous reward levels.

    Estimated shipping (to be paid after campaign): US $3, International $8.

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    Poster + T-Shirt

    - Signed poster from the film.
    - Limited edition Ahma & Alan T-shirt.
    - includes previous reward levels.

    Estimated shipping (to be paid after the campaign): $5 U.S., $15 International

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    1 Hour Consultation & Notes

    Writer/Director James Y. Shih will have a 1 hour consultation with you via Skype on a topic of your choice (examples below):
    - Screenwriting. Receive notes on the first part of your feature or your entire short film script. Submit up to 30 pages of an industry standard formatted screenplay prior to our meeting to receive notes on it.
    - Filmmaking: Submit a pitch deck/proposal prior to our meeting to receive notes.
    - Basic Mandarin lesson: Let me know your Mandarin level/textbook you’re using and I’ll craft a 1 hour lesson for you.
    - Anything else you’d like to learn!
    - Includes previous rewards.

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    Limited Edition Look Book/Photo Book

    - Get a hard copy and digital copy of the pre-production/production lookbook used for the film which also includes a photo book with select high quality prints from the behind the scenes photos and stills from the film.
    - Includes discussion notes from the cast and crew, and a personalized note from the director.
    - Includes previous reward levels.

    Estimated shipping: $10 U.S., $25 International.

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    Associate Producer Credit + Lunch

    - Receive an Associate Producer IMDB credit on the film and join us for lunch! Feel free to pitch us a project idea or just have a casual chat. Backers may only have lunch in one of these three locations: SF, LA, Taipei.
    - San Francisco: Have lunch with the Writer/Director James Y. Shih and the Director of Photography Richard Sue at a nice San Francisco lunch spot. You can ask about our working relationship, the look of the film, or anything else!
    - Los Angeles: Have lunch with the Writer/Director James Y. Shih and the lead actor Gregory Yuan at one of our favorite LA restaurants. Want tips on directing or getting into acting? Just want to hang? Come join us!
    - Taipei: Have lunch with the Writer/Director James Y. Shih and our Producer Cara Chiu at a tasty Taiwanese restaurant. Chat with us about the filmmaking process, Taiwan, anything.
    - Includes previous reward levels.

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    Co-Producer Credit + Podcast & Dinner

    - You’re awesome! Receive a Co-Producer IMDB Credit on the film!
    - Be a guest on the director’s podcast, “Yin & Young the Podcast” and discuss filmmaking, relationships, anything you're passionate about. Have dinner with James afterwards at a local restaurant. Dinner available for SF, LA, or Taipei.
    - As a Co-Producer, you're part of the team! We can discuss building a professional, creative relationship.
    - Includes previous reward levels. The Co-Producer credit will supersede the Associate Producer credit.

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    Executive Producer Credit + Painting

    - You're a true champion of supporting independent filmmaking. You deserve an Executive Producer IMDB Credit on the film!
    - Receive a one of kind painting featured in the film, painted by our Production Designer and professional artist Skyler Chen.
    - We'll connect about building a collaborative, creative relationship together.
    - Includes previous reward levels. The Executive Producer credit will supersede the Co-Producer and Associate Producer credits.

    Estimated shipping (to be paid after the campaign): $10 U.S., $25 International

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