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The Wound and The Gift is a film about animal rescue that reveals how a simple act of kindness can change life forever.
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THE PROJECT

The Wound and The Gift is a film for everyone who has ever rescued an animal, or been rescued by one. We filmed the real life scenes in natural sanctuaries around the world. In the sanctuaries we met rescued animals ranging from dogs, horses, and cats to tigers, wolves, lions, cranes, camels, eagles, and even a sleepy owl. We met the most dedicated people who devote their lives to providing beautiful permanent homes and healthy food for animals in need. These real life stories are woven together by illustrations of an ancient fable that conveys the human capacity to wound and to save animals. By making this film, we have discovered how human love and dedication can help wounded animals learn to trust again, and how humbled humans are by the gift of their trust.

Sakamoto Ryuichi performing amazing music at The Wound and The Gift Kickstarter benefit
Sakamoto Ryuichi performing amazing music at The Wound and The Gift Kickstarter benefit
NEW ADORATION LEVEL REWARD: A luxurious, limited edition Ultrasuede tote. NEW AFFECTION LEVEL REWARD: Happy Fish beach towel.
NEW ADORATION LEVEL REWARD: A luxurious, limited edition Ultrasuede tote. NEW AFFECTION LEVEL REWARD: Happy Fish beach towel.
Download beautiful images from the film at the HELP LEVEL
Download beautiful images from the film at the HELP LEVEL
Introducing the new fable character Happy Fish! ADMIRATION LEVEL: Happy Fish Children's T-shirt
Introducing the new fable character Happy Fish! ADMIRATION LEVEL: Happy Fish Children's T-shirt

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WHY WE NEED TO FINISH NOW

We've been working on The Wound and The Gift for nearly two years and we are almost finished. We are in the final stages of post-production. Specifically this means color correction and sound mix, which help to make the film look and sound as beautiful as it can. We are also using special software and experts to bring depth and motion to Victo Ngai's illustrations of the fable. Whatever you can give will help us complete this film and get it to a theater near you. We're almost there! 

Take the fable with you, wherever you go... FONDNESS LEVEL: Crane Silk Scarf. KINDNESS LEVEL: Crane slim cotton tote
Take the fable with you, wherever you go... FONDNESS LEVEL: Crane Silk Scarf. KINDNESS LEVEL: Crane slim cotton tote

WHERE WE FILMED

Witness the majesty of rescued animals.  ADMIRATION LEVEL: A ready to frame animal print on linen stock with matte
Witness the majesty of rescued animals. ADMIRATION LEVEL: A ready to frame animal print on linen stock with matte

WHO WE ARE

We are an international team of filmmakers committed to sharing the true meaning of animal rescue. Everyone on the team is an animal lover. In fact, Victo Ngai was so moved working on this film that she adopted Dawson, an adorable Shitzu-mutt from a rescue group in Texas. And find out how our Technical Advisors came onboard!

Victo Ngai's original illustrations bring the fable to life. TENDERNESS LEVEL and above: A signed print of Victo's wounded crane
Victo Ngai's original illustrations bring the fable to life. TENDERNESS LEVEL and above: A signed print of Victo's wounded crane

HOW YOUR DONATION WILL BE USED

Your generous donations will help pay for the last lap of finishing the film and getting the movie to theaters around the world. Regardless of the amount, every contribution really matters. To show our appreciation, everyone who raises and contributes more than $25 dollars will get their name or team's name in the film's credits. 

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The only risk is that you will wait too long to sign up and miss out on the great opportunity to have your team's name or personal name featured on the wall of credits at the end of the film!!

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    Team up with your friends to raise $25 and your team's name will appear in the film's credits. You will also get to download the film's crane illustration and 6 animal images from the film.

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    Introducing the Happy Fish Children's T-shirt! This super comfy 100% cotton T starring Victo Ngai's Happy Fish is perfect for boys & girls!

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    You will receive The Wound and The Gift Crane cotton tote bag and your name will appear in the film's credits. And downloads of the film's crane illustration and 6 animal images.

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    You will receive 1 ticket to the Exclusive Sneak Preview and Benefit Performance at the Greenwich village club, Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday, May 10th, starting at 4PM. Featuring performances by the legendary Sakamoto Ryuchi and the film's composers. Sneak previews of scenes from the film will be followed by a behind-the-scenes conversation with the filmmaking team. As a bonus, you will receive The Wound and The Gift Happy Fish beach towel! Your name will appear in the film's credits.

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    You will receive a luxurious, limited edition Ultrasuede® tote. Ultrasuede® is the soft, plush, recycled, eco-friendly ultramicrofiber fabric from Toray, Japan. Toray International America Inc. is generously donating the fabric for 50 of these totes. You will also receive 1 ticket to the Exclusive Sneak Preview and Benefit Performance at the Greenwich village club, Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday, May 10th, starting at 4PM. Your name will appear in the film's credits.

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    You will receive a limited edition The Wound and The Gift silk scarf. Your name will appear in the film's credits.

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    You will receive a limited edition original signed print of Victo Ngai's Crane illustration. Your name will appear in the film's credits.

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    You will receive a limited edition original signed print of Victo Ngai's Crane illustration. You will also receive two tickets to the world premiere screening of The Wound and The Gift (travel, lodging and food not included). Your name will appear in the film's credits.

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    You will receive a limited edition original signed print of Victo Ngai's Crane illustration. You will also receive two tickets to the world premiere screening of The Wound and The Gift (travel, lodging and food not included). You can visit the film's editing room in Brooklyn and meet the director. Your name will appear in the film's credits.

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    You will receive a limited edition original signed print of Victo Ngai's Crane illustration. You will also receive two tickets to the world premiere screening of The Wound and The Gift (travel, lodging and food not included). You can visit the film's editing room in Brooklyn and meet the director. You will be credited as an Associate Producer.

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