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A documentary about a Kansas City artist who is credited as being one of the world's first Abstract Expressionist ceramist.

Hello, my name is Matt Hawley and I am here today to tell you about a world renowned artist, Jim Leedy.

Actually....wouldn't you rather watch a cool documentary about the guy instead of reading everything I have to say about him? Yeah, I thought so.  The film is still being worked on, but here is a little teaser for you in the meantime....

My goal for this film is to share with the world a truly gifted and giving individual. Jim's natural ability to teach, or to guide, is what makes him such an interesting and entertaining person to listen to.  Whether he's lecturing on art history, retelling his horrific experiences during the Korean War, or talking about the Cosmos, Jim captivates those around him and keeps them on the edge of their seats.

Jim truly has a unique story, and it's one that I intend to share with all of you.  Your financial support for this project is vital in helping us complete this documentary at the highest level of creativity and quality possible.

Where is your money going?

Your contribution to this project will assist us in covering production expenses, along with acquiring rights to certain copyright-protected images, music, and footage.  Along with those costs, we will also be mastering the project for broadcast, which requires online video mastering, audio sweetening, closed-captioning and High Definition tape delivery.

We've also spent a great deal of our personal money in creating these wonderful incentives for all of you.  These 8x8 booklets contain excerpts from the book, "Jim Leedy: Artist Across Boundaries," and contain never before seen images.

8x8 Booklet One
8x8 Booklet One
8x8 Booklet Two
8x8 Booklet Two

"Jim Leedy: Artist Across Boundaries," is a wonderfully detailed book covering the vast collection of Jim's art.

Jim Leedy: Artist Across Boundaries
Jim Leedy: Artist Across Boundaries

The HAND CRAFTED BOX is truly a collector's item which contains a signed ceramic cast of Jim's hand , a signed booklet - Jim Leedy | In Flight - containing excerpts from the 2000 book, "Artist Across Boundaries" and never before seen images.

Leedy Hand Crafted Box
Leedy Hand Crafted Box

These incentives are all wonderful to own, but nothing will compare to the gratifying feeling you'll have knowing you've helped create a feature-length documentary about this inspiring man - thus continuing to inspire other artists and young people for years to follow.  

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