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Shot over 9 years in the USA, France and Canada, "Nous" looks at how we build relationships and in turn, how relationships build us.
76 backers pledged $7,550 to help bring this project to life.

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Nous is a hand-processed black & white 16mm film by Maïa Cybelle Carpenter with a lush soundtrack by Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly, the electronic musician). Shot over a nine-year period in the USA, France and Canada, it looks at how we build relationships and in turn, how relationships build us. It has a unique, bilingual voice-over that is in French and in English. 

This Kickstarter campaign is to raise finishing funds to make 16mm titles, transfer the digital sound master to optical sound and make three 16mm prints of the film. Also included in the fundraising goal is insured shipping to and from the film lab in Burbank, CA and film festivals.

The original was shot on hi-contrast black and white 16mm film and transfers to HiDef video do not even begin to do it justice. Once I have final prints, you'll be delighted by the actual 16mm film projection; it's gorgeous!

The work-in-progress has been submitted to a number of international film festivals and art exhibition venues.

I've put together some very cool rewards to thank you for supporting my project. I look forward to sharing my film with each and every one of you when it plays in a theater, museum or art gallery near you!

**Please note that the video is just to show that the film is indeed on film. I shot the video off a work-print of "Nous" **

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    Your name listed as a supporter of "Nous" on my website.
    http://mccarpenter.net/nous.html
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    In addition to the above reward, a small (approx. 4"x5") black and white photographic print of a film still from "Nous".

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    In addition to the two rewards above, a cool, limited edition black t-shirt with the title image from "Nous". This reward is for all you typography and design enthusiasts.

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    In addition to the three awards above a limited edition book of still images with the bilingual text from the voice over of the film.

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    In addition to the three rewards above, a large (approx. 8"x11") archival pigment photographic print of a film still from "Nous". This is really beautiful and worth framing.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    In addition to the four rewards above, a signed, limited edition, region-free DVD of "Nous" with stereo soundtrack. 16mm film has mono-sound so this DVD will be a nice treat to listen to Jon Leidecker's dynamic soundtrack. Also, 2 tickets to the first SF Bay Area screening of "Nous".

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    In addition to the five rewards above, a limited edition, signed and certified BluRay disc of "Nous" with stereo sound. This reward is limited to two people and will be first come, first serve for editions 1 & 2 in a 5-disc edition. Also a one-on-one dinner with me here in San Francisco or next time I'm in NYC.

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Funding period

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