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A dark comedy about growing up in Western Pennsylvania. A violent and funny forbidden love story in the heart of the Rust Belt.
A dark comedy about growing up in Western Pennsylvania. A violent and funny forbidden love story in the heart of the Rust Belt.
A dark comedy about growing up in Western Pennsylvania. A violent and funny forbidden love story in the heart of the Rust Belt.
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    EVERY LAST DOLLAR COUNTS. We really appreciate you kicking in. You've joined the team and helped make the journey possible. We'll give you a shout-out on our website!

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    YOU GET THE MOVIE AND LOTS OF LOVE. First off, you've pre-bought the movie, and you'll own it when it's all done. We'll send you a digital file that you can play on an Apple TV, Roku, iPad, or computer. It'll never go bad or get destroyed. You'll also get access to a Spotify playlist that inspired the creation of the story and a thank you on our website.

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    A HAND-WRITTEN YINZ CARTOON POSTCARD THANK YOU AND ACCESS TO THE SCORE, IN ADDITION TO OWNING THE MOVIE. Hilary Fitzgerald, artist of "Cartoons by Hilary," is designing special cartoon postcards inspired by YINZ. Hailey or Jeremy will send you a personalized, handwritten thank you. (You also get the digital download, Spotify playlist, and website thank you.)

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    CUT TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE. You’ve done a lot to help the film, so we want you to be the first to see it!  On the date of our festival premiere, you'll receive a link to an on-line full copy of YINZ that will stay live for a full week. (You also get the digital download, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    YINZERS WRAP PARTY + PERSONALIZED CARTOON BY CARTOONS BY HILARY! Come to the wrap party and boogie on down with the cast and crew. This one is for Western PA folk, and you must be in the Pittsburgh/New Castle area when the movie wraps. In addition, you'll be able to send Hilary a picture (may we suggest high school yearbook photos!) that she'll turn into a personalized cartoon. (You also get the digital download, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    CINEPHILE SPECIAL: BLU-RAY + POSTER BY CARTOONS BY HILARY + PERSONALIZED CARTOON BY CARTOONS BY HILARY For the diehard YINZ fan who can't be around for the wrap party. Instead, you'll get a full-sized cartoon poster inspired by the film and a super high-quality Blu-Ray disc of the finished film. re (may we suggest high school yearbook photos!) that she'll turn into a personalized cartoon. (You also get the digital download, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    SET TOUR. Our producers will give you a tour of set during the shooting of YInz. Hang out at video village like a big whig. Schmooze with talent. It'll be a fun day on set of seeing how the sausage is made! (You also get the cartoon poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    ATTEND A ROUGH CUT FEEDBACK SESSION WITH DIRECTOR AND PRODUCERS. Do you like input? Do you like the sound of your own voice? (We sure do!) Then come to a feedback session of a work-in-progress of the film. Please note that you must be in LA for this one. (You also get the cartoon poster, the digital download, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    SCRIPT/FILM CONSULTATION. Our fearless writer-director Jeremy Michael Cohen will do a one-on-one phone consultation on your feature script or short film edit and send you written notes! (You also get the cartoon poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    SCRIPT/FILM CONSULTATION. Daniel Seco -- now a Junior Manager at Writ Large, previously an assistant at CAA and a reader for the Blacklist -- will do a one-on-one phone consultation on your feature script and send you written notes! If you got the goods, this is a great way to get discovered. (You also get the cartoon poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    MOVIE POSTER AFICIONADO. You can't make it to any of the events, but you love full-sized movie posters. After the movie is done, we're going to commision an amazing poster by a top-notch designer that's inspired by Jeremy's favorite movie posters. We'll send a numbered print your way, and we promise it'll make any wall look a little better. You get to decide if you want Jeremy, Hailey, or any of the rest of the cast or crew to sign. (You also get the cartoon poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    HUNGRY FOR MORE?!? We'll feed your apetite for food and knowledge of the filmmaking process. Dinner with director Jeremy Michael Cohen, Hailey Hansard, and the producers (in LA or Pittsburgh area only). We'll pick the venue, we'll all eat a lot of food, and we'll pick up the tab. (You also get the cartoon poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    YINZ INSPIRED ARTWORK BY NEW CASTLE NATIVE FINE ARTIST CHRISTOPHER KARDAMBIKIS. You'll get one of two pieces of original art from acclaimed artist Christopher Kardambikis, who now lives and works in New York City (see more at www.kardambikis.com). The work will be inspired and informed by YInz and the Western Pennsylvania area. And your name will be listed under the "Made Possible By" during the credits. (You also get the cartoon poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    APPEAR IN THE FILM IN A NON-SPEAKING ROLE + A FRAMED POSTER. As long as you can make it to New Castle, PA, during shooting, you'll appear in the movie. Maybe you'll be a cop, maybe you'll be a teacher. We'll make it work. And your name will be listed under the "Made Possible By" during the credits. You'll also get a full-sized, framed print of the final YINZ movie poster. (You also get the cartoon poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    NAME IN THE CREDITS + A FRAMED POSTER. We'll send you a beautifully designed poster that's framed, and we'll sign it upon your request. And your name will be listed under the "Made Possible By" during the credits. You'll also get a full-sized, framed print of the final YINZ movie poster. (You also get the cartoon poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    SPEND A DAY IN THE EDITING ROOM WITH JEREMY + A FRAMED POSTER. As long as you can be in Los Angeles during the editing process, you can spend a day editing with Jeremy and unwind at a nice dinner afterward. And your name will be listed under the "Made Possible By" during the credits. You'll also get a full-sized, framed print of the final YINZ movie poster. (You also get the cartoon poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. Your name in the end credits of Yinz as an Associate Producer. You'll also get any and all of the goodies above. A poster, a schmooze-fest, a day in the editing room? Your wish is our command, Mr. or Ms. Associate Producer! (You also get the cartoon poster, the framed poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. Your name in the OPENING and END credits of Yinz. You made this film possible -- it's just as much your film as it is ours. You deserve this. And our eternal gratitude. Plus any or all of the goodies above! Trust us, we'll do our best to make you happy:)

    And, just so you know, anybody who invests after Kickstarter will need to put in $50,000 to earn the Executive Producer title.

    (You also get the cartoon poster, the framed poster, the digital download, the Blu-Ray disc, Spotify playlist, website thank you, and handwritten YINZ postcard.)

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