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"Keep on Keepin' on" is a feature length documentary about 3 young musicians & one master musician, the great Clark Terry.
"Keep on Keepin' on" is a feature length documentary about 3 young musicians & one master musician, the great Clark Terry.
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The Film:

KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON is an inspiring personal story of an iconic jazz legend and his passing of the torch to his last student. The legend is 91-year-old Clark Terry, a man who played in the Duke Ellington and Count Basie bands, broke racial barriers on American television, and mentored the likes of Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. In the film, his student is 24-year-old Justin Kauflin, a blind piano prodigy with chronic stage fright who dreams of following in his mentor's footsteps. When Justin is invited to compete in a prestigious competition and Clark­’s health takes a serious turn for the worse, the two face arguably the biggest challenges of their lives. The result is an intimate portrait of two remarkable men – a student striving against all odds and a teacher who continues to inspire, even as he fights for his own survival.

Clark Terry mentored - among others - Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, placing him as one of the most influential musicians of all time.

Why we need funding:
Up to this point, we have entirely funded this project ourselves. We are asking for your contribution to help us cover the cost of filming and travel for the next 8 months.

We are filming history in the making, and are fully committed to making this an award winning film. We look forward to you being a part of this historic documentary!

Cheers,

Al and Ad

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    You receive a high definition digital download of the finished film.

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    You receive a DVD copy of "Keep On Keepin' On" and a thank-you listed on our blog.

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    You receive the DVD of "Keep On Keepin' On" + a CD (your choice) of one of the character's - Clark Terry, Jeff Taylor, Justin Kauflin or Al Hicks + a thank-you in the credits of the film. (1 DVD + 1 CD + thank-you in film credits)

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    THIS ONE'S FOR THE COLLECTORS! - a once in a lifetime opportunity to receive
    a personally AUTOGRAPHED CLARK TERRY CD + the DVD of "Keep On Keepin' On" + your choice of one of the other characters' CD's + a thank-you in the credits of the film. (1 personally autographed Clark Terry CD + 1 character's CD + 1 DVD + a thank-you in the film credits)

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    You receive an autographed CD from each character (which includes Clark Terry) + the DVD of "Keep On Keepin' On" signed by Al and Ad + a thank-you in the credits of the film. (4 autographed CD's + 1 autographed DVD + a thank-you in the film credits)

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    A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY to receive a personally autographed Clark Terry VINTAGE PUBLICITY SHOT - which is personally addressed to you!
    + Personally autographed CD's from each character + a DVD of "Keep On Keepin' On" autographed by Al and Ad + a thank-you in the credits of the film. ( 1 autographed vintage publicity photo + 4 autographed CD's + 1 autographed DVD + a thank-you in the film credits)

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    You have just become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER for "Keep On Keepin' On." You receive credit in the film + all the rewards listed above. (Associate producer credit + 1 autographed vintage publicity photo + 4 autographed CD's + 1 autographed DVD + a thank-you in the film credits)

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    You receive an original AUTOGRAPHED CLARK TERRY LP! + Associate producer credit + all the rewards listed above (1 Autographed LP + Associte producer credit + 1 autographed vintage publicity photo + 4 autographed CD's + 1 autographed DVD + a thank-you in the film credits)

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    You receive an original AUTOGRAPHED CLARK TERRY LP! + Associate producer credit + all the rewards listed above (1 Autographed LP + Associate producer credit + 1 autographed vintage publicity photo + 4 autographed CD's + 1 autographed DVD + a thank-you in the film credits)

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    You have just become an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER for "Keep On Keepin' On." You will also receive a personal phone call or Skype call of thanks from Clark Terry, Ad and Al + all of the rewards listed above.

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