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New York, NY Documentary
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 14, 2012.

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New York, NY Documentary
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In Defense of Fat is a feature documentary about obesity and the science of Ancestral Health

We are currently in pre-production, and are raising money for equipment, crew, and travel expenses for our first round of interviews in New York, Boston, and San Francisco.

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  • Since we are fundraising, prices are higher than they would be in the marketplace, but for that higher price you're getting two points of added value beyond the price of the dvd itself:

    1) you're ensuring the project gets made
    2) the kickstarter reward DVD is part of a limited-run special edition, and will have extra content that the regular release will not contain, so essentially you're paying for a special edition DVD.

    Of course if you'd like to wait until it's released to buy a regular copy, that would be great too, but for the people who support us at this early stage of production, we're making sure your contribution returns more than just a copy of the film. We will only be making enough Kickstarter special edition Blu-Rays and DVD's for backers, so this is your only chance to get one, and you'll also be getting all of the rewards below the $50 level.

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

    39 backers

    { BACKER-EXCLUSIVE UPDATES! } Subscription to "In Defense of Fat" kickstarter-exclusive updates - which will let you know as production moves forward, along with giving you access to previews and exclusive content, as well as the satisfying feeling that you've helped an independent documentary get made outside of the studio system.

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    About $5 USD

    34 backers

    { YOUR VERY OWN POSTCARD! } One of three postcards sent from us to you featuring artwork inspired by the production, signed by the artist, plus Subscription to "In Defense of Fat" kickstarter-exclusive updates.

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    About $10 USD

    34 backers

    { INVITES TO PARTIES! } Invitation to Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Events, One of three postcards signed by the artist, and a subscription to the "In Defense of Fat" exclusive updates.

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    About $15 USD

    24 backers

    { ALL THE POSTCARDS! } All three postcards, signed by the respective artists. Invitation to Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Events, and a subscription to the "In Defense of Fat" exclusive updates.

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    136 backers

    { STREAM THE FILM! } Link to a streaming version of the film, all three postcards signed by the respective artists, invitation to Kickstarter Backer Exclusive Events, plus subscription to the "In Defense of Fat" mailing list.

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    169 backers Limited (331 left of 500)

    { BACKER-EXCLUSIVE DVD! } Signed, numbered "Kickstarter Special Edition" of the film on DVD - this disc will be specially made for you wonderful Kickstarter backers and include loads of extra content - extended interviews with our subjects, behind the scenes features, plus a collection of the exclusive content that will be released to our backers as the film is made. plus a hand-written thank you note from the filmmaker, and the first five rewards.

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    About $75 USD

    30 backers Limited (470 left of 500)

    { BACKER-EXCLUSIVE BLU-RAY! } Signed, numbered "Kickstarter Special Edition" of the film in HD on BluRay - this disc will be specially made for you wonderful Kickstarter backers and include loads of extra content - extended interviews with our subjects, behind the scenes features, plus a collection of the exclusive content that will be released to our backers as the film is made. plus a hand-written thank you note from the filmmaker, and first five rewards.

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    About $100 USD

    20 backers Limited (130 left of 150)

    { EXCLUSIVE ART! } Print of a Sophie Goldstein (Darwin Carmichael is going to Hell / Poopy Claws, etc) illustration, inspired by and commissioned exclusively for this production. Numbered, Signed, and full-color, plus a hand-written thank you note from the filmmaker, and first five rewards.

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    About $100 USD

    4 backers

    Get two signed copies of interviewee Mark Sisson's book "The Primal Blueprint" and his upcoming book. An essential addition to a In Defense of Fat library.

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    Get two signed copies of friend of the film Jimmy Moore's books "Livin' La Vida Low Carb" and "21 Life Lessons". An essential addition to any Low-Carb library.

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    Pledge $150 or more
    About $150 USD

    10 backers Limited (140 left of 150)

    { EXCLUSIVE ART! + DVD OR BLU-RAY! } Exclusive print of a Sophie Goldstein (Darwin Carmichael is going to Hell / Poopy Claws, etc) illustration, inspired by and commissioned exclusively for this production. Numbered, Signed, and full-color, plus the special-edition Blu-Ray or DVD (your choice),a hand-written thank you note from the filmmaker, and first five rewards.

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

    4 backers Limited (96 left of 100)

    { VIP ACCESS! } 2 VIP passes to Kickstarter Backer Exclusive events, Sophie Goldstein print, a copy of the "Kickstarter Special Edition" (exclusive, signed, numbered, and your choice of Blu Ray or DVD), plus a hand-written thank you note from the filmmaker, and first five rewards.

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    About $1,000 USD

    1 backer Limited (49 left of 50)

    { CREDIT IN THE MOVIE! } "Special Thanks" in the credit section, 2 VIP passes to Kickstarter Backer Exclusive events, plus a copy of the "Kickstarter Special Edition" (exclusive, signed, numbered, and your choice of Blu Ray or DVD), Sophie Goldstein print, a handwritten note from the producers, and the first five rewards.

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    About $1,500 USD

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    { PRIVATE SCREENING AT YOUR BOX / GYM / SCHOOL / ETC } For this reward, we will come to you and do a screening / Q&A about the film for your organization - be it a Crossfit box, University, Book Club, etc, with the Director and maybe some crew. If you're located in the continental US, travel and lodging expenses are included, out of the US, Travel and Lodging TBD.

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    About $5,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)

    { WHY, HELLO, ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! } "Associate Producer" credit, 2 VIP passes to Kickstarter Backer Exclusive events, plus a copy of the "Kickstarter Special Edition" (exclusive, signed, numbered, and your choice of Blu Ray or DVD), Sophie Goldstein print, a handwritten note from the filmmaker, and the first five rewards.

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    Pledge $10,000
    About $10,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    { COME TO OUR PLACE, AND WE COOK FOR YOU! } On top of receiving an "Associate Producer" credit, 2 VIP passes to Kickstarter Backer Exclusive events, and the first five rewards, come to the Filmmaker's home in Albany, NY, where she will give you your copy of the "Kickstarter Special Edition" (Blu Ray or DVD, signed, guaranteed to be numbered 1-20) and your Sophie Goldstein print (guaranteed to be numbered 1-20) then cook you a delicious paleo/LCHF meal while regaling you with tales of the film's production. Then, you will get a private screening of the film with live commentary. If you're located in the continental US, travel and lodging expenses are included, out of the US, Travel and Lodging TBD.

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    Pledge $10,000
    About $10,000 USD

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    { WE GO TO YOUR PLACE AND COOK FOR YOU! } On top of receiving an "Associate Producer" credit, 2 VIP passes to Kickstarter Backer Exclusive events, and the first five rewards, the filmmaker will come to your home and personally deliver your copy of the "Kickstarter Special Edition" (Blu Ray or DVD, signed, guaranteed to be numbered 1-20) and your Sophie Goldstein print (guaranteed to be numbered 1-20) and cook you a delicious paleo/LCHF meal while regaling you with tales of the film's production. Then, you will get a private screening of the film in your home with live commentary. If you're located in the continental US, travel and lodging expenses are included, out of the US, Travel and Lodging TBD.

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Funding period

- (30 days)