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Join me in producing the true story of a seven-year old Kyrgyz tomboy who desperately wants to be the son her father has never had.
69 backers pledged CA$ 36,775 to help bring this project to life.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    Private link to Dalmira's latest feature

    We will send you a private link to watch Dalmira Tilepbergenova's latest film, 'Under Heaven'. This film has been screened at many international film festivals and won several awards including Special Jury Mention for Best Feature film debut at the 2015 Montreal World Film Festival and Jury Prize at the New York International Film Festival.

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    Private Instagram account to the filmset

    You will receive access to the film's private Instagram account to see the newest, latest, unedited, and even bizarre photos and short videos from the film set! PLUS, we will send you a link to Dalmira's latest feature film, 'Under Heaven'.

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    Signed crew t-shirt

    You will receive one of our limited production T-shirts signed by the Director and three key crew members/actors. PLUS, you will receive a private link to Dalmira's 'Under Heaven' and private Instagram account access.

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    Authentic Kyrgyz set of 'dushans'

    You will receive a set of three authentic handmade Kyrgyz 'dushans' a.k.a. 'lyangas' ('shuttlecock' in English, or 'jiantzi' in Chinese), similar to those used in the film. Arno, our main protagonist, plays this ancient game better than any local boy. After being played by Kyrgyz children (and adults!) for centuries, the game is still alive. We have a local producer who has agreed to provide us with 'dushans' for the film shooting. We want to make sure everyone on the set, from Director and Producer to actors, technicians and stunt persons, practices this game whenever they have time during the filmmaking process. And we will capture these fun moments on camera for your private viewing on Instagram, which you will be able to see because we will also send you a private Instagram account access for 'Lonely Pine'! PLUS, you will receive a private link to Dalmira's award-winning film 'Under Heaven'.

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    Exclusive behind--the-scenes video

    Why are behind-the-scenes videos so powerful? Human curiosity drives us to wonder how things are made and what is happening in the background of anything we view. We are nosy by nature. An authentic behind-the-scenes video will show everything entertaining that encompasses film production. You will be sent a private link giving you an exclusive opportunity to see 'behind-the-scenes' footage that will be shot by a professional cinematographer with both a documentary and feature film background. PLUS, you will receive a link to Dalmira's film 'Under Heaven' and private Instagram account access.

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    Screenplay signed by Dalmira Tilepbergen

    Dalmira is an incredibly talented screenwriter. However, once she is in the Film Director's chair she must switch this talent off, at least for a while, because she has to translate the story visually to the big screen. By reading screenplays of great movies, you can see how the pages were visually translated onto the screen, thereby giving you insight into how to write cinematically. You will receive a limited hard copy edition of the 'Lonely Pine' screenplay (either in English or Russian) personally signed by Dalmira Tilepbergen. You can compare individual scenes one by one with what you will (soon) see on the screen. Yes, reading 90 pages of printed text (not off the screen!) may seem like a lot of work. Yet, you will find this task extremely thought-provoking, inspiring, rewarding and educational because learning about filmmaking this way is simply invaluable. PLUS we will send you a private link to watch Dalmira's film 'Under Heaven' and access to the private Instagram account.

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    Authentic prop from the film set

    Own a real prop from the film set! In essence, the props are an extension of the character's personality and the prop will give the audience subconscious cues as to how to feel about the character or situation. Each prop has to be 'just perfect' and approved by the film set designer and sometimes the director. The props may be there as an allegory for something else, much in the same way painters would hide clues to the meaning of their paintings in the form of objects. You will receive a small prop you can actually see in the film. PLUS a private link to Dalmira's film 'Under Heaven' and private Instagram account access.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $379

    One-on-one script writing session

    “Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone is a writer, some are written in the books and some are confined to hearts. It might or might not be a love story. It could be a story of dreams, friendship, hope, survival or even death. And every story is worth telling. But more than that, it’s worth living.” - Savi Sharma, author of 'Everyone Has A Story'. Have you always wondered what that special story your heart remembers and your mind keeps going back to, would look like in a film? Or, perhaps you already have a script, but struggle with structure or are not sure how to begin and where to end? Learn some craft tips and tricks in a one-on-one 1 hour Skype or WhatsApp coaching session on scriptwriting with Dalmira Tilepbergen (in either English or Russian). You can ask her any questions in a private, friendly conversation and receive honest and professional feedback. PLUS, you will receive a private link to Dalmira's film 'Under Heaven' and private Instagram account access.

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    Invitation to our wrap party

    “Wrap” is a phrase used to indicate the end of filming, and it is the tradition for a wrap party to be held after principal photography has been completed and the project is ready to go into post-production. The production coordinator is normally responsible for coordinating and hosting the wrap party and will draft the initial invitation list that includes crew, cast, and other individuals listed in the credits. So much fun! Get yourself on the invitation list and join us at our wrap party with the entire cast and crew in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan! (Please note that we are unable to provide travelling or accommodation expenses). We will also put your name on the 'Lonely Pine' film website. PLUS a private link to Dalmira's film 'Under Heaven' and private Instagram account access.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $758

    Dinner with Dalmira Tilepbergen

    Enjoy Dalmira's company at a dinner in one of these cities: Toronto, Los Angeles, Paris, Warsaw, Almaty or Bishkek! Learn about the challenges and rewards of 'Women in Filmmaking' and be the first to hear about fun facts from the 'Lonely Pine' film shooting. Enjoy a conversation with this highly intelligent scriptwriter\director and poet! (Please note that we are unable to provide travelling or accommodation expenses). We will also put your name on the 'Lonely Pine' website. PLUS, a private link to Dalmira's film 'Under Heaven' and private Instagram account access.

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    Pledge CA$ 2,000 or more About $1,516

    Visit the film set with overnight stay

    Going to the locations where films have been shot is an extraordinary experience. Knowing that you are in the same place your favorite actor once stood, or where a particular scene was shot, is a visceral thrill. In other words, if you consider yourself a film fanatic — or even if you just enjoy movies a lot — checking out the filming locations whilst traveling (or living) in Kyrgyzstan is a bucket-list must. Visit the 'Lonely Pine' film set and witness the filmmaking process with your own eyes for one day. To an outsider it feels surreal to be on a film set! PLUS, after the experience, enjoy an overnight complimentary stay at one of TripAdvisor's top destinations, 5-star Reina-Kench Eco-Farm in the Issyk-Kul Lake region. (Please note that we are unable to provide any travelling expenses). In addition, your name will appear on the 'Lonely Pine' film website, you will receive a a private link to Dalmira's film 'Under Heaven' and private Instagram account access.

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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About $3,790

    Shooting script w/Director's notes

    The shooting script with Dalmira’s handwritten notes has numbered scenes, camera angles and specific shots and contains directorial requirements to guide the director of photography in setting up the shots and assist the editor in post-production. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind document where the Director has to make sure that there are sufficient overlaps between shots in order that the editor has a range of options for cutting from one scene to the next. There are specific marks relating to the entrance of main characters, reveals, and elaborations to make sure they are covered from several angles. You will own a unique piece of filmmaking history! You will also have the chance to appear in the film as an extra. (Please note that we are unable to provide travelling or accommodation expenses). We will also include your name in the film credits (under Special Thanks) and on our website. PLUS, you will receive a link to Dalmira's film 'Under Heaven' and private Instagram account.

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    Pledge CA$ 10,000 or more About $7,580

    Obtain a Co-Producer Film Credit

    If you have watched all the credits roll at the end of a film, you will know that a lot of different people are involved in producing and distributing the film. If you read closely, you may have noticed that rather than listing a single movie producer, the credits named several different types of film producers. 'Lonely Pine' has several Co-producers, including legendary 'Kyrgyzfilm', Canadian 'Culterra Magica', Polish 'Film Produkcja' and French 'Alpha Violet'. They all have various roles and responsibilities of different nature, from providing key talent to applying for grants. As a major investor who is not directly involved in the movie production You (or Your company) will receive a film credit amongst the Co-Producers of the film! PLUS, you will receive all the rewards mentioned above EXCEPT the Shooting Script (unless you are also the first person to make the pledge for it).

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