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Miami is drowning. Sam Van Leer is one environmentalist trying to stop it.
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    Thank you. You are officially a member of the Urban Paradise family. We will shout you out on social media send you updates.

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    Well-Respected Family Member

    Thank you! You're officially a member of the Urban Paradise family, and then some. We will shout you out, send you updates, plus we'll send you exclusive video content.

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    Music Video Digital Download

    Co-Director Jack Edmondson is not only a skilled director of motion pictures, but a master musician. Pledge $15 or more and you will receive an exclusive download of his song "Water Hyacinth" about the invasive-exotic species found throughout Florida, complete with a music video! Plus the $10 reward.

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    Digital Zine!

    You will get a digital download of a 5-page watercolor comic by Charly Shooster, titled "Sam Van Leer's Guide to Invasive Exotic Species," about the importance of native habitat! Scroll down a bit to take a peek at the first page. Plus everything $15 and less.

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    Stream the Film!

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    Tote Bag

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    Thank You in the Credits

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    Personal Thank You from Sam

    Sam will personally thank you in a video we record of him. Want him to say something special? Maybe tell your Mom happy birthday? We are more than happy to accomodate. Plus everything $30 and less.

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    Personalized Phone Call from Sam

    Having trouble telling that special someone how you feel? Need someone to deliver bad news? Or maybe you just need someone to talk to? Regardless, we have you covered. Just give us the phone number and Sam will make the call. Plus a Thank You in the credits and all rewards $30 and less.

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    Hat

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    Tree Dedication

    Sam and friends will dedicate a tree planting in your name! We will send you a video of the tree being planted, information on why it's important, and provide a way for you to find it. Plus a Thank You in the credits and all rewards $30 and less.

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    Private Sneak-Peek Screening

    Your ticket to a private premiere screening of the finished film in Miami (or Gainesville), where the filmmakers and subjects will be present! Plus all rewards $30 and less.

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    THE FULL PACKAGE

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    Pie Sam in the Face

    Sam is being a real team player here! This is your one and only chance to pie Sam in the face. The only stipulation is you have to come to him! Oh and please don't hurt him – he has important work to do. Plus a Thank You in the credits and all rewards $30 and less.

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    Rough Cut Viewing

    We'll show you a cut of our unfinished film and you can tell us what you think! Can be in person for Floridians, virtually for elsewhere. Plus a Thank You in the credits and everything $30 or less.

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    Tree Planting in Your Yard

    Sam will come plant a native species tree in your yard! Dade and Broward Counties only.
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    Guided Kayak Tour with Sam (for 1-2)

    See Miami's ecosystems through Sam's eyes with a guided tour of Biscayne Bay or the Oleta River. Plus any rewards you want $100 or less.

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    Guided Canoe Trip with Sam (for 3-4)

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    Tickets to the Premiere

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    Associate Producer Credit

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    Executive Producer Credit

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    Seriously. Just name it. If it doesn't violate any laws, seriously violate our morals, or reduce the quality of the film, we guarantee that we will do it. Just please contact the filmmakers with your request before making the contribution.

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