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King of the Roadies: The Ben Dorcy Documentary (Unfinished)

Make history by funding KING OF THE ROADIES, a documentary about of the world's first roadie who is still working at age 90.

King of the Roadies: The Ben Dorcy Documentary (Unfinished)

Make history by funding KING OF THE ROADIES, a documentary about of the world's first roadie who is still working at age 90.

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Funding Unsuccessful
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Last updated June 22, 2015
 

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    JOIN TEAM DORCY: All contributors will receive frequent updates (via the Kickstarter updates page) about the progress of the documentary, including periodic updates from Ben on the road.

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    LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION: in addition to receiving our team-member updates, you will receive a copy of Hank Thompson's historic letter of recommendation for Ben Dorcy lll, circa 1953.

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    BE ACKNOWLEDGED: In addition to rewards 1-2, your name will appear as a funder on our official website.

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    THE ROADIE'S PHOTO ALBUM: In addition to rewards 1-3, you will receive a download of Ben's personal photo collection.

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    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: In addition to items 1-4, you will receive a video download of Willie Nelson telling one of Ben's classic jokes, not for kids.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF FILM: In addition to rewards 1-5, you will receive a link where you can download the finished film to keep (upon final distribution).

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    KING OF THE ROADIES TRUCKER HAT: In addition to items 1-6, you will receive a one of a kind KING OF THE ROADIES hat.

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    DVD OF FILM: In addition to rewards 1-7, you will receive one of the first copies of the DVD of King of the Roadies. Buy your copy in advance so that we can finish the film.

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    ADVANCE SCREENER + BONUS CD: In addition to rewards 1-8, you will receive a link and password to view an early screening of the film. Official release won't happen until 2016 but you can see the film this year.

    BONUS - The first 200 people to claim this reward will receive a CD copy of 'Willie Nelson's 16 Greatest Hits' (the CD will ship in July of 2015).

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    MOVIE POSTER + LETTER FROM WILLIE: In addition to rewards 1-9, you will receive an official King of the Roadies movie poster. You will also be mailed a personalized 'thank you' letter from Willie Nelson's office on official stationery.

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    MOVIE POSTER + T-SHIRT: In addition to rewards 1-9, you will receive an official King of the Roadies movie poster and a Ben Dorcy "Get your shit together" T-shirt.

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    DIRECTOR SIGNED POSTER: In addition to items 1-9, you will receive a full size King of the Roadies movie poster signed by the directors.

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    NAME IN CREDITS: In addition to rewards 1-10, your name will be listed in the special thanks section of the film credits. Your contribution will galvanized be in cinema history.

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    MOVIE POSTER SIGNED BY WILLIE, BEN

    In addition to rewards 1-10, you will receive an original King of the Roadies movie poster signed by Ben Dorcy, Willie Nelson, Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, William Clark Green, and Cody Canada. (15 posters available).

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    CONCERT MEET AND GREET WITH CODY CANADA AND THE DEPARTED: In addition to the first ten rewards, you and a guest will receive tickets to a Cody Canada and the Departed show where you will get to meet and converse with Cody and the band (not all shows are eligible).

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    WADE BOWEN VIP: Two tickets to the Wade Bowen show of your choice (festivals excluded).
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    SIGNED EARLY TRANSCRIPT OF WILLIE'S NEW BOOK: In addition to items 1-10, you will receive an autographed copy of the pre-release draft of Willie Nelson's autobiography, "It's a Long Story". This is an internal draft sent to Willie for approval from the publishing company before the release.

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    FOWLER FEST VIP TICKET PACKAGE: 4 Fowler Fest tickets to Nutty Brown Cafe, 4 reserved seats (best in the house), 4 meet and greet passes. You and your guests will be invited to the sound check before the show, and you will each get a Kevin Fowler t-shirt and a koozie. You'd have to be koozie to pass this one up.

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    DOUBLE DATE WITH FOLK UKE: In addition to rewards 1-10, you and a friend will go out on the town with the lovely ladies of FOLK UKE. You'll be treated to dinner and a show at a local Austin venue by Cathy Guthrie and Amy Nelson. Settle down folks; they don't kiss on the first date. But you can pay for the chance to win their love.

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    RANDY ROGERS SIGNED GUITAR: In addition to rewards 1-10, you will receive a one of a kind Epiphone acoustic guitar that was designed especially for the Randy Rogers Band. It has their logo on it and is signed by Mr. Randy Rogers.

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    DINNER PARTY WITH KINKY FRIEDMAN AND THE DIRECTORS: In addition to rewards 1-10, you and a group of your friends (up to 4 total) will have a private dinner with the directors Amy Nelson and Trevor Nelson, and the incredible Mr. Kinky Friedman at one of his favorite Austin area restaurants.

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    SIGNED GUITAR: In addition to rewards 1-10, you will receive a Martin guitar that has been signed by Willie Nelson, and a photo of the signing for verification and flaunting purposes.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: In addition to rewards 1-10, you will be credited as an associate producer in the film. Also, as an associate producer you and a guest will be invited to join us at the 2016 private cast & crew screening in Austin, TX. The date and location are TBA.

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    BE A PRODUCER: In addition to rewards 1-10, you will receive a producer credit in King of the Roadies. Also, as a producer you and three guests will be invited to join us at the 2016 private cast & crew screening in Austin, TX. The date and location are TBA.

    The first person who chooses this option will receive a Texas flag guitar courtesy of Straight Music in Austin, TX signed by popular Texas artists including Jack Ingram, J.T. Van Zandt, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

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    MOVIE POSTER + BONUS: In addition to rewards 1-9 you will receive an official King of the Roadies movie poster.

    BONUS - The first 15 people who claim this reward will receive a hard copy of WILLIE NELSON's new book "It's A Long Story".

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    MICAH NELSON ARTWORK: An original painted portrait of Ben Dorcy, by Micah Nelson, a signed Insects vs. Robots LP, and a Partical Kid cassette tape (yes, a cassette tape).

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    BACKSTAGE PASSES TO 4TH OF JULY PICNIC: In addition to items 1-10, you will receive backstage passes for you + 1 guest to Willie Nelson's 42nd annual 4th of July picnic.

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