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This short film will inspire young adult cancer survivors to share with others the wisdom they have gained from their cancer journey.
This short film will inspire young adult cancer survivors to share with others the wisdom they have gained from their cancer journey.
37 backers pledged $3,398 to help bring this project to life.

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"Facts lead to knowledge, but stories lead to wisdom." - Dr. Rachel Remen

The goal is to make a short film (8-12 min) about the stories of young adults with cancer. It will be shot on a sailing expedition around the Desolation Sound area of Vancouver Island on Sept. 3-10th, 2011. Using the five phase story structure we will encourage survivors to view their lives as epic stories; stories that need to be told to others so that the wisdom gained from their journey will not be lost. This film will be shown at retreats, conferences and peer supporter trainings around North America as well as a teaser before screenings of another film I produced in conjunction with Hands On Films, called Wrong Way to Hope: An Inspiring Story of Young Adults and Cancer (www.wrongwaytohope.com).

100% of the money that is raised will directly to pay for the filming, post production and editing costs (minus approx. $100 for shipping the "Rewards" to Backers and $150 for Kickstarter fees). Paul Christopher Films (www.paulchristopherfilms.ca) will be doing all the filming, editing and scoring of the film.

Thanks so much for all of your support over the past three years. We continue to do our best to honor all that support by living generously and paying it forward.

How Kickstarter Works: This project runs until August 13th, a total of 30 days. If the project is fully funded, then everyone gets charged on the same day. If the project is not fully funded, no one gets charged. If successful, we receive the funding about 2 weeks after the project funding cycle ends... which is just in time for the sailing trip! Pretty freakin awesome eh?!

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    Personal Thank You email from film producer and young adult cancer survivor Mike Lang

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    A personal Thank You email from Mike Lang, your name in the credits and access to a special pre-release online version of the film where we will ask for your feedback.

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    Everything above + a "Wrong Way to Hope" floating key chain.

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    Everything above + "Wrong Way to Hope" T-shirt (grey or blue)

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    Everything above + a DVD copy of "Wrong Way to Hope"

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