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A history-making narrative film featuring the first-ever un-choreographed, actual MMA fight... AND an actual story! Osss!

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE FILMMAKERS!

To Our Valued Backers:

The bad news is: We’re not going to be able to reach our funding goal for Monday Nights At Seven in the time we have left here on Kickstarter.

Now for the good news! Thanks to all of you, your tweets, your encouragement, and the press we received during this process, we have been able to attract interest from the private sector to finance MNA7.

We couldn’t have accomplished it without you! You believed in us first! That is very important to us.

Thank you so much again for your belief in Monday Nights At Seven. We look forward to sharing this process with all of you.

Marty Sader & Laura Keys

SO WHAT'S THIS FILM ABOUT?

Monday Nights At Seven is a bilingual, multi-cultural love story about an everyday guy, his relationship with his eight-year-old daughter, the regrets and heartbreaks he can’t shake from his past, a fresh chance to pursue a dream, and the new woman he meets who finally offers him hope for…a LIFE at the end of the tunnel.

Although mixed martial arts is a part of our lead character’s journey, Monday Nights At Seven is far from being a “fight movie.” It is primarily a love story in the tradition of The Graduate, The Notebook, and The Bridges of Madison County.

“Prefiero morir de pie que vivir de rodillas.” ~ “It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” – EMILIANO ZAPATA

The central questions at the heart of our story are ones we all face. Is it possible to stay true to ourselves in spite of the obstacles that are thrown at us on a daily basis? Can we regroup after being devastated and learn to love ourselves again? If we never learn to love ourselves, can we really give our best to others? How much more could we respect ourselves if we just stopped running and faced our fears?

When we were writing MNA7, we felt the best symbol to visually express the magnitude of that universal internal conflict… was mixed martial arts. Not simply because the sport itself is grueling, but also because – just like life - it transforms a person on the inside. There’s no room for pretense… with yourself or in the way you relate to others.

It gets ugly sometimes. It’s brutal. But it’s life. And that’s worth fighting for.

A message from Producer/Co-Writer Laura Keys:

Before I get into a whole history of what brought us here, I have to thank some of the incredible individuals who believed in us and gave us their support when most people just thought we were nuts. They are:

• Edward James Olmos (Producer/Actor, MNA7)

• Anderson Silva (Actor, MNA7)

• Frank Shamrock (Executive Producer, MNA7)

• John Frost & Patrick Bird (SonicPool, Post-Production/Exec. Producers, MNA7)

• Ed Soares (MMA Manager/Owner Resurrection Fighting Alliance)

• Greg Jackson & Chris Luttrell (Jackson's MMA - Albuquerque, NM)

• Gokor Chivichyan (Hayastan MMA Academy)

• Benny "The Jet" Urquidez

• Angel Barroeta (Director of Photography, MNA7)

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” - VINCENT VAN GOGH

AN UPHILL BATTLE

Back in 2006, when we first started on our journey to make Monday Nights At Seven (MNA7), it was just the two of us. We believed we had a solid script with a lot of heart. We were proud of the fact that we were going to do things differently, like casting the movie in unconventional ways, reflecting the cultural diversity of the actual world and putting moments on the screen that had NEVER been attempted before. We even thought that studios, production companies and distributors would leap at the chance to be involved with – what was at that time – the first movie to include the growing sports phenomenon of mixed martial arts in its storyline.

This was back in the days when people were still referring to MMA using Senator John McCain’s (pre-Palin) description, “human cock fighting.” Because we’re incredibly stubborn, and also because we’ve always been suckers for the underdog, we decided to educate the “industry types” we were meeting with and enlighten them about something Marty and I both considered to be the sport of the future.

Our reasoning went something like this: If these producers were just better informed about how awesome MMA is, they would be as excited as we are about this project.

WRONG!

As it turned out, all those sleepless nights spent compiling data on the sport (and putting together charts and histories and press clippings for movie execs) were a total wash, and my compelling (at least I thought so…) “What Is This Thing Called MMA?” info packets just ended up lining the bottoms of trash cans in production offices across L.A. and the rest of the planet.

But that didn’t stop us from believing that what we had was special, and even though we were beginning to suspect that our fight to get this film made was probably going to require as much emotional grit and focus as actually stepping into the cage, we were up for the challenge!

NOT A “FIGHT MOVIE”

To add to the industry confusion about our project, we couldn’t be cubby-holed because we’re not trying to make an MMA Exploitation film. We’re making a love story that happens to have fighting in it. (What love affair DOESN’T involve fighting anyway?)

As Marty has always said, “If our lead character wanted to be a chiropractor instead of a fighter, you wouldn’t call it a chiropractor movie.”­

SO HOW DID A COUPLE OF HOLLYWOOD OUTCASTS SCORE EDWARD JAMES OLMOS?

Years ago, while we were still trying to raise money for our first independent feature, Most High, I had the privilege of hearing Edward James Olmos give a speech at a cable industry event. At the time I thought to myself, “Someday, somehow he needs to meet Marty. He’s the only person who will understand how Marty works and be able to see what we’re trying to do here.”

So as we found ourselves hitting another series of artistic brick walls with MNA7, I began my pursuit to get our project in front of him. Then a completely chance encounter/celebrity sighting landed us face to face with the man, and we dove right in, sent a script to his production office, and got a meeting.

Sitting across from him that first day was surreal for us, mostly because he was so open and generous in expressing his appreciation for Marty’s work in Most High. What an incredible honor that he agreed to get involved with our project! We are so fortunate to be able to work with him!

At Eddie’s insistence (I still can’t believe I’m calling him that. I’m a musical theater geek, and his performance in Zoot Suit altered my perception forever!), we began to pursue private investor funding in order to keep our ownership of the project and maintain creative control, but again we met with resistance because Marty is still an "unknown." To our amazement, Eddie didn't give up on us. He continues to be as committed as we are to telling the story of MNA7 in the most honest, culturally responsible and truthful way possible, in other words the way we always intended. It is always refreshing to find someone else in the universe who “gets” what we’re trying to do, but when that person is Edward James Olmos…WOW! He even came through for us and financed the surgery shoot and has funded Marty's training out of his own pocket. We are overwhelmed!

AND… He also agreed to play Marty’s father in the movie. How awesome is that?

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” - JALAL AD-DIN RUMI (Persian Poet and Mystic, 1207-1273)

OKAY, THIS SOUNDS PROMISING… WHO ELSE IS INVOLVED?

One of the most gratifying experiences for us has been the way the MMA community has embraced Marty in his quest to get this project made the way he envisions it.

Our Executive Producer is across-the-board world fighting champion (UFC, Strikeforce, WEC, Pancrase), fight analyst/commentator/spokesman/author, and MMA superstar Frank “The Legend” Shamrock, who is credited by many as the man who brought the sport to broadcast television. We think Frank’s endorsement speaks volumes for what Marty is trying to do, and we are incredibly grateful that he has our backs.

Small world that it is… When Marty first started training he bought Frank’s instructional video series and subsequently turned our apartment into a makeshift grappling gym for a period of time. So I indirectly had Shamrock to blame for my deconstructed living room. (The state of decline it’s in now is another story.)

Point is, we’re now working with two legends we admire – both of them trailblazers in their fields. And they’ve given us their votes of confidence to try to do the same. It’s pretty miraculous to us when we think about it.

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

Marty has always been very specific about his desire to avoid peppering the film with fighter cameos from the real MMA world. However…there was one man we wrote a part specifically for: UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Widely considered to be the greatest pound-for-pound mixed martial artist of all time, Anderson will be playing a pivotal supporting role in Monday Nights At Seven.

Let’s just hope Mr. Silva takes Marty’s direction more gently than this on the set.
Let’s just hope Mr. Silva takes Marty’s direction more gently than this on the set.

On second thought, maybe it would be wise to let Anderson speak for himself:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZhTTcg65e4

From L to R - Ed Soares, Marty Sader, Anderson Silva, Edward James Olmos & Me
From L to R - Ed Soares, Marty Sader, Anderson Silva, Edward James Olmos & Me


With the generous organizational help and guidance of preeminent MMA manager Ed Soares (at far left) and his Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA), a large part of the Monday Nights At Seven production budget will be spent towards setting up a massive, twelve-camera shoot during a live MMA event.

Marty’s bout will be on the evening’s fight card, just like any other match up. People in the audience will be a part of the movie (One of our Rewards levels includes V.I.P. cage side seats at the actual event.), and we’ll be capturing every possible angle. We only have one chance to get it right.

“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – WILLIAM WALLACE

We’re still reeling!

Marty has trained and sparred with some of the top athletes and trainers in the fight world (Greg Jackson & Chris Luttrell, Gokor Chivichyan, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, Satoshi Ishii, and Lyoto Machida, among others) during the past four years.

It goes without saying that we are incredibly grateful to be in the same room with these guys, let alone have their support. We’re beyond excited at the opportunity to work with athletes of their caliber, and we can’t wait to get started!

LET’S MAKE HISTORY TOGETHER!

Monday Nights At Seven will be the first film in movie history to put an actual fight on the screen! We’re talking about a live, unchoreographed,  “four-ounce-glove-in-your-face”* MMA battle… With no predetermined outcome… Captured on film… And staying in the movie… Regardless of what happens. Win or lose.

Why? Because the outcome of the fight isn’t as important to the emotional journey of our lead character as simply finding the strength to face himself and his fears. Ironically, by stepping away from the false security of the status quo and into a physical cage… he finds the freedom to step back into his life. And by confronting himself in that way, he creates hope for a brighter future for everyone around him. Not because of vain ambitions or any fleeting promise of fame at the end of the road, but because he’s taking steps not to pass his demons on to his daughter. By standing up for himself, he is teaching her – by example - how to really live.

We think this message is important. We hope you do too.

*BTW - Thanks for the "four-ounce glove" sound bite, Shamrock.

OUR STRETCH GOAL: $2.2 MILLION

“Wanna make a movie? I have an iPhone and some shop lights in my truck!”        - LAURA KEYS & MARTY SADER

We’re no strangers to the art of guerrilla filmmaking, and we frequently have to be talked off the ledge and away from our initial impulse to just go shoot whatever we can whenever there’s an extra $100 in our pockets.

Most High was our film school. From it we learned that, no matter how exciting it is to dive head first into production, at the end of the day what matters is what the audience sees on the screen. With Monday Nights At Seven, we have production budget demands that can’t be ignored. There are some corners that just can’t be cut.

Our cast and crew will be working at union scale, and we will implement as many cost-saving measures as possible; however, to get the film where it needs to be cinematically, our budget breakdown requires more.

WHAT DOES MY PLEDGE MONEY BUY?

In addition to our “big budget day” fight event, there are a number of other costly factors to consider when putting this or any movie together, like…

The Soundtrack:

Music and a film’s score help set the tone and tell the story immensely. Marty has a few specific songs in mind that we will have to purchase rights for. Unless someone reading this is related to one of the members of Big Head Todd and the Monsters or Leo Nocentelli and can swing an awesome “family discount” deal for us, we’ll be spending a respectable chunk of our production money on their sizable talents, among others.

Production Design:

In charge of overseeing the look of the entire movie, a good production designer ensures the film has a consistent tone. They supervise all the locations, props, set decorations, and so on and work with the Costume Designer to ensure the director’s vision of the production is being met by every department.

Location, Location, Location:

It’s very important to us that we are able to shoot MNA7 on location in Los Angeles, which isn’t the cheapest proposition. Many productions travel out of California in order to make budget, and if we were only shooting interiors we might consider that as well. But it was always our intention to capture the unique tapestry of cultures on the streets of L.A.

And let’s face it, there aren’t many other places in the world where you’ll find a Salvadorean pupusería sandwiched between a Korean BBQ joint on one side and a Persian grocery store on the other. That diversity is one of the things we love most about this town! Trying to create that environment someplace else would just be fake… and contradictory to everything we’re trying to accomplish with this film.

Post-Production & Sound Mixing:

SonicPool owners John Frost and Patrick Bird came to our rescue during post-production on Most High. Their efforts and creativity gave us a sound mix we could be proud of.

Now nearly 10 years later, SonicPool has grown into a full service post-production company with 2 locations in Hollywood and Burbank and provides Sound & Picture Finishing Services, Rental Services and Duplication Services for large and small projects alike.

Patrick and John have joined the production of Monday Nights At Seven as Executive Producers. Their staff will be providing the entire post-production of the movie at a bare minimum rate. With their help, MNA7 will have first-rate sound, editing, and color. We can’t thank them enough, and we look forward to collaborating with them again on this project!

Casting:

Since we’re mavericks here, and operating outside the system is just how we “roll,” (grappling pun intended) we don’t have to conform to any casting constraints based on “approved actor algorithms” or anything like that. We can reach out to anyone we choose, regardless of that actor’s race, political alliances, agency affiliation, shoe size, romantic escapades, or anything else. We get to cast who we want.

Fortunately, we have great insider access. Eddie is generously calling on his friends to help us realize Marty’s vision by enlisting the skills of some of the best actors in the business. We can’t disclose who those friends are just yet, but we can tell you that their work speaks for itself. And even though they'll be working for us at union scale (a substantial pay grade reduction for them), the value they bring to MNA7 will be immeasurable.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Monday Nights At Seven doesn’t have a distributor attached yet, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As Eddie’s experience with Stand and Deliver can attest, sometimes it works out better that way. It gives us the freedom to make MNA7 the same way we made Most High, basically without having to compromise or change the movie to fit a distributor’s or financier’s demands. We get final cut. That’s a huge coup, just by itself.

Our goal is to screen the movie for distribution companies after it’s finished, either privately or via the film festival circuit. Either way, we’re in great hands. Eddie is a veteran at this, a champion of independent filmmakers, and an artistic trailblazer across the board. He knows what to expect. And we have a little experience with this ourselves.

WHEN DO I GET MY REWARD FOR HELPING YOU MEET YOUR GOAL?

Many of the rewards we’re offering will be sent out in October of this year. If we meet our goal, movie-related sports gear/memorabilia rewards will be shipped out before December 2013, in other words just in time for the holidays. Pretty great stocking stuffers, right? For those of you who will be attending an event/screening/training session or joining us in Los Angeles during production, we will stay in close communication with you to keep you up to date in terms of schedule.

Now for the Legalese…

• If your reward involves a visit to our set, we plan to start shooting in October 2013 in Los Angeles. But we are working around the schedules of professional fighters and movie stars here. Things could change. We will keep you posted so you can plan your visit well in advance.

• If you become a patron at the $2,000 or $3,000 (Plus One) level and are going to be an extra in the movie, a featured extra at the $7,500 or receive a cast credit ($10,000 level), you must be over 18, a US citizen or have a work visa, and you must not be a member of SAG/AFTRA.

• You must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (who will count as your “plus one”) to attend the movie premiere or visit the set.

• Personalized voice and video message rewards are yours to write and direct, but we reserve the right to refuse to say or do anything inappropriate, hurtful or offensive.

• Some of our rewards might require paperwork. For example, if you are appearing in the film, you will have to sign a release.

• Final cut might have to be edited to adhere to certain laws in other countries or for different types of media. We will do our best to keep you “in the picture.”

• All shooting locations are subject to change for a wide variety of reasons, including the amount of money we raise and depending on whether we can even get the right to shoot in the locations we want.

• The MNA7 funding campaign is subject to all applicable Kickstarter rules and regulations, and all movie guild rules and applicable laws. If any of our rewards contradict or conflict with these rules or laws, we will work with you directly and in good faith to provide a substitute prize everyone can be happy with.

There are always a lot of unknown factors that pop up while you’re making a movie. We are very proud of our script. We have assembled a diverse and impressive team so far and will continue to reach out to put together the best cast and crew possible. We will insure the production (another big hit to our budget) and will try our best to come up with contingency plans well in advance to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Of course, we can’t predict everything will go exactly by the playbook, but we can assure you that we will bring our best to this project to create something we can all be proud of. Thank you so much for helping us realize this hard-won dream. We’re looking to make movie history with Monday Nights At Seven. And we can’t get there without you.

Thank you for visiting our page. Osss!

FAQ

  • If we meet our funding goal here on Kickstarter, we hope to start pre-production immediately. We would shoot the movie in October in LA and be in post-production by December 2013.

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  • Since we don’t have distribution yet, we don’t have a release date locked down. There are a lot of factors that whoever distributes our film will take into account when picking a date. We hope to find a distributor through one of our screenings or at one of the festivals and release the film in theaters in late 2014.

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  • If we meet our Kickstarter funding goal, all of your pledges will be collected and deposited into a bank account that we have set up for the sole purpose of funding the film.

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  • Kickstarter accepts “pledges” to donate while a campaign is active. If we reach our goal, your pledge money will be taken from your account when our campaign ends, a.k.a. at the end of July. Then we will begin the process of fulfilling your rewards and the project will go into pre-production. If we don’t reach our funding goal, no money will be taken from your account. And we’ll have to revisit the possibility of shooting Monday Nights At Seven on our iPhones. Don’t make us do that. Please.

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  • Most estimated delivery times coincide with the movie’s release date of Fall 2014. If the release date changes, so will our delivery times. The “Thank You Screening” and other advance screenings will happen just before the movie is released.

    Most of the physical items, like t-shirts, posters, gloves, and caps, will arrive pretty quickly.
    We will keep you posted via email on the ETAs of all of the rewards.

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  • We will arrange screenings of the film at times that are convenient for different time zones. You will RSVP for a screening and get a unique code to join the screening from your computer or mobile device. After the film, the Live Chat Q&A session (if one is associated with your reward) will occur via live feed to discuss the film with you and answer any questions.

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  • We’ll begin to schedule our shoot once we know how much money we have raised. At that time we should be able to send you some options for when to come visit. We would like to shoot in Los Angeles in October 2013. We hope to lock down a date with you by the end of August, so you have plenty of time to plan ahead. On the day of your set visit or extra gig, you will have to catch a ride to the set. We’ll take care of the rest of it from there.

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  • We will set dates for all the screenings way in advance so you can plan ahead. If your schedule changes and you can’t make the screening date, we will be happy to transfer your ticket to a friend.

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  • We have the best intentions in offering these rewards, but we can’t guarantee that you will be in the final cut of the movie. Things change a lot in the editing room, but we will do our best to keep our backers in the final cut unless it’s at the expense of story.

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  • We thought of that. But giving away the movie could negatively affect our ability to attract good distributors, because theater chains insist on having the “first run” of movies before they’re available on DVD or digitally. We hope you like the rewards we are offering, and if there’s something you don’t see on the page, please comment and let us know.

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  • Again, comment and let us know what rewards you would like to see up here. We would love to hear from you.

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  • We promise we will personally sign all of the scripts, posters, DVDs, and memorabilia you have requested.

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  • We have and will continue to contribute our own money to the funding of this movie. Eddie has contributed generously to the production already and also funded the entire surgery shoot; however, we can’t afford to cover the entire cost of production. With a combination of our personal money, pledges from the Kickstarter community, and possibly the sale of some of the movie’s foreign rights, we will be able to make the film we intended, which we hope is a film you want to watch over and over again.

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  • When this funding campaign ends, we will send out a survey to all of our backers asking for your addresses, shirt sizes and any other relevant info to make sure you get your rewards.

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  • Current SEC laws prevent Kickstarter from offering equity or financial returns. As Kickstarter explains in Kickstarter Basics: “Project creators keep 100% ownership of their work. Kickstarter cannot be used to offer financial returns or equity, or solicit loans. Some projects that are funded on Kickstarter may go on to make money, but backers are supporting projects to help them come to life, not financially profit.”
    We hope you love your reward for helping bring this project to life.

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  • This movie is a "labor of love" for all of us. There are no jobs available, but we are so grateful for all the offers from the Kickstarter community to help out.

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  • Sorry, the voice and video messages must be for personal use.

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  • If you choose the DCTT, you will become a member of a very select group that gives comments on the director's cut of the film. This group is usually limited to the producers, the post-production team, and (traditionally) the studio. In our case, however, YOU are the studio and will be giving Marty notes on how the film is edited.

    You will join us at very special screening of the film in Los Angeles with just our DCTT Backers, Marty, Eddie and a few members of the production and post-production crew. After the screening, we will be excited to hear what you liked and/or didn't like about the cut. We really look forward to your input on how you think we can make the best version of the film possible.

    After we have discussed your notes, you will join Marty, Eddie and the team for lunch and they will answer your questions about filmmaking and how to create the best final cut of your own projects.
    For your participation in shaping the final cut, your name will appear in the film’s end credits and an invitation plus one to the Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere and After Party. After all, you will be an important part of the film editing process.

    “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” - VINCENT VAN GOGH

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  • We have set aside enough funds to make sure all backer's rewards will be shipped out to you as promised. We have made arrangements with fulfillment houses for bulk shipping rates, and (because of my "Day Job"... Yes. I definitely have one!) I have connections with premium houses and am able to produce the MNA7 t-shirts, hats and posters for MNA7 at a rate that is cost-effective for us. Plus our experience with Most High taught us how to really stretch a dollar! :)

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    We're also offering the option of receiving an official MNA7 cap for your $30 pledge. You'll also receive our Weekly Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, a PDF of the script, and access to our online Backers' Screening.

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    You'd rather have the best of both worlds? So with a $30 pledge, you'll receive an MNA7 t-shirt plus our Weekly Journal, "First Look" news and updates, a PDF of the script, and access to our online Backers' Screening before the movie premieres. PLUS... a Facebook "Like" from the MNA7 production team to keep you in our inner circle on a daily basis.

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    With the $30 Shamrock pledge option, you'll receive an MNA7 t-shirt plus our Weekly Journal, "First Look" news and updates, a PDF of the script, and access to our online Backers' Screening before the movie premieres. PLUS... Twitter "Follows" from Executive Producer Frank Shamrock and the MNA7 production team for the life of the project to keep you in our inner circle on a daily basis.

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    "Movie Night Tweet" with Producer Edward James Olmos and Director Marty Sader. For your $50 pledge, you can be a part of something groundbreaking...AND really cool! Sync up Marty's first film, Most High, and tweet your questions live to Marty and Edward James Olmos. They'll be watching the movie with you at exactly the same time and will be able to tell you some great stories and interesting facts behind the making of that film. You'll also get our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, access to an online Backers' Screening before the movie premieres, and Twitter "Follows" from Edward James Olmos, Marty Sader and the MNA7 production team for the life of the project to keep you in our inner circle on a daily basis.

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    You're a HUGE Anderson Silva fan...? Who isn't?! For a $50 pledge we are offering a limited number of official MNA7 t-shirts autographed by "The Spider" himself. Plus you receive access to an online Backers' Screening of MNA7 right before the movie premieres.

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    Executive Producer Frank "The Legend" Shamrock and Director Marty Sader will record a personalized outgoing Voicemail Greeting just for you. You get to tell Frank and Marty what to say. WARNING: Ask nicely. In addition, you'll receive our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, access to an online Backers' Screening before the movie premieres, and Twitter "Follows" from Frank, Marty and the MNA7 production team for the life of the project to keep you in our inner circle on a daily basis.

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    You be the director! Marty Sader will record your personalized outgoing VoiceMail Greeting just the way you want it. INSIDER TIP: He also does impressions. (He's not gonna be happy with me for telling you that.) You'll also get our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and access to an online Backers' Screening before the movie premieres. Plus we'll also send you an MNA7 t-shirt autographed by Marty Sader.

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    Watch an Online VIP Screening of MNA7 Live with the filmmakers before the movie premieres PLUS... take part in a Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward. You'll also receive our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date.

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    See your name on the silver screen with a "Special Thanks To" credit at the end of the movie. You'll also be a part of an Online VIP Screening of MNA7 Live with the filmmakers before the movie premieres, take part in a Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, and receive our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, a PDF of the script prior to the release date, and an autographed MNA7 t-shirt signed by Marty Sader.

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    As another option, for your $100 pledge, you will receive an autographed limited edition MNA7 production poster signed by the producers and cast, a personalized video "Thank You" message from the producers, along with access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, the Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date. You'll also get a Twitter "Follow" from Frank Shamrock, Edward James Olmos, Marty Sader, and the MNA7 production team for the life of the project to keep you in our inner circle on a daily basis.

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    Cast member Anderson Silva and Director Marty Sader will record your PERSONALIZED Outgoing VoiceMail Greeting. Portuguese optional. And you'll also gain access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, the Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date.

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    Wow this reward is incredible! Producer Edward James Olmos and Director Marty Sader will record a PERSONALIZED outgoing VoiceMail Greeting just for you. Plus you'll also receive access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, the Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date.

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    Receive an autographed copy of the MNA7 script signed by the cast along with your name listed in our "Special Thanks To" end credits. Plus, we (the producers) will send you a personalized video "Thank You" message along with access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, the Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, and "First Look" news and updates. You'll also get a Twitter "Follow" from Frank Shamrock, Edward James Olmos, Marty Sader and the MNA7 production team for the life of the project to keep you in our inner circle on a daily basis.

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    Join us in LA for a West Coast Screening & After Party and get your own MNA7 themed Swag Bag that will include an MNA7 t-shirt and cap, a Director's Cut DVD of the movie, an MNA7 poster, and other MNA7-themed gift items. Plus you'll also receive our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date.

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    Join us in NYC for an East Coast Screening & After Party and get your own MNA7 themed Swag Bag that will include an MNA7 t-shirt and cap, a Director's Cut DVD of the movie, an MNA7 poster, and other MNA7-themed gift items. Plus you'll also receive our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date.

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    Don't be a player hater, be a Congratulater... with VIP Reserved Seating at a West Coast Screening & After Party complete with your own MNA7 themed Swag Bag that will include an MNA7 t-shirt and cap, a Director's Cut DVD of the movie, an MNA7 poster, and other MNA7-themed gift items. Plus you'll also receive our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and an autographed copy of the script just prior to our release date.

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    Get our Executive Producer Frank Shamrock and Director Marty Sader on the phone! They're yours for a phone or Skype call. How many times do you get an opportunity to talk to "The Legend" anyway? Carpe diem. You'll also gain access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, the Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date. Plus Frank Shamrock, Marty Sader and the MNA7 production team will "Follow" you on Twitter for the life of the project to keep you in our inner circle on a daily basis.

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    Or roll up to an East Coast Screening in style with VIP Reserved Seating & an invitation to the After Party complete with your own MNA7 themed Swag Bag that will include an MNA7 t-shirt and cap, a Director's Cut DVD of the movie, an MNA7 poster, and other MNA7-themed gift items. Plus you'll also receive our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and an autographed copy of the script just prior to the release date.

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    Get your own pair of MNA7 four-ounce MMA gloves autographed by cast member Anderson Silva. You'll also get access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, the Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, an MNA7 poster, and an autographed copy of the script prior to the release date.

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    This one is a BARGAIN! For your $350 pledge, you can participate in a 1-Hour Group Training Session with Executive Producer Frank Shamrock and Director Marty Sader, either in a gym or on the set of MNA7. Only 5 sessions are available since Frank normally charges MUCH more for an hour of his expertise. Group size will be limited to 5 fighters maximum, so you'll get plenty of one-on-one attention. You'll also get access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, the Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date.

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    Be a part of the action from anywhere in the world on a Live Video Conference Call with Producer Edward James Olmos and Director Marty Sader from the set of MNA7. Only 5 calls are available. 10 participants maximum at each call so you'll be sure to get your questions answered. Plus you'll also receive access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, the Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date. And we'll all "Follow" you onTwitter for the life of the project - Shamrock, Olmos, Sader & the MNA7 production team - to keep you in our inner circle on a daily basis.

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    Online Fight Analysis from Executive Producer, Frank Shamrock, and Director Marty Sader. Upload your fight video to YouTube, and let Frank & Marty help you maximize your skills. You'll also receive access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, the Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date.

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    Hang out with the filmmakers at a West Coast Meet & Greet before the LA screening. You'll have VIP Reserved Seating and an invitation to the After Party. Plus you'll also receive a Swag Bag filled with an MNA7 t-shirt and cap. And you'll get an autographed MNA7 poster signed by the cast, an autographed copy of the script, and our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal with "First Look" news and updates.

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    Hang out with the filmmakers at an East Coast Meet & Greet before the NYC screening. You'll have VIP Reserved Seating and an invitation to the After Party. Plus you'll also receive a Swag Bag filled with an MNA7 t-shirt and cap. And you'll get an autographed MNA7 poster signed by the cast, an autographed copy of the script, and our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal with "First Look" news and updates.

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    Hang out with the filmmakers at an East Coast Meet & Greet before the NYC screening & BRING A FRIEND. You and your guest will have VIP Reserved Seating and invitations to the After Party. Plus you'll also receive Swag Bags filled with MNA7 t-shirts and caps. And you'll get autographed MNA7 posters signed by the cast, autographed copies of the script, and you'll both receive our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal with "First Look" news and updates.

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    Anderson Silva will give you the shirt off his back! In Monday Nights At Seven, Anderson Silva plays Marty's friend and training partner. He will be in Marty's corner for the fight that is being filmed for MNA7. As an ultra special reward for your $1,000 pledge, you can have one of the two t-shirt costume pieces he wears on the walk to the cage, AND he'll autograph it for you. PLUS you'll also receive access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7 and a Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, and "First Look" news and updates. Oss!

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    This is an actor's dream: A MASTER CLASS with our Producer Edward James Olmos and Director Marty Sader. For three full hours, you'll have one of the most iconic actors in history helping you hone your craft. Only 5 sessions are available, with a maximum of 7 actors per session. You'll also gain access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, the Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, "First Look" news and updates, and a PDF of the script prior to the release date. So... Act now! (Cheesy pun, I know. I couldn't resist.)

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    Private Pre-Premiere Screeing with the producers at SonicPool, our post-production facility, in Hollywood with a face-to-face Q&A session after the movie. 5 screenings available. Seating capacity is 15 people, so you'll be right up on us in some of the most comfortable theater chairs I've ever experienced. Seriously. You'll also receive an MNA7 t-shirt and cap, an autographed poster, an autographed script, our Weekly Production Journal & "First Look" news and updates.

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    Visit the MNA7 Set For Two. Bring a friend and come hang out on location to watch us shoot the movie for a day. You arrange your transportation to the set and back, and we'll take care of you the rest of the day. You'll eat with the cast and crew and get to take part in the "glamorous" life of independent filmmakers. You'll also receive 2 MNA7 t-shirts and caps, 2 autographed MNA7 posters, 2 autographed copies of the script, access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, access to a Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, and "First Look" news and updates.

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    Be an Extra in the movie! The Monday Nights At Seven production team is all about getting it right, and we need real world people in the background of our scenes to make that magic happen. That's where you come in. We'll make sure you're positioned prominently so the camera can see you... not stuck in a dark corner behind a plant. You'll also get an MNA7 t-shirt and cap, an autographed MNA7 poster, an autographed copy of the script, access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, access to a Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, and "First Look" news and updates.

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    Be an Extra Plus One! You and friend can grace us with your presence in the background of one of our scenes in MNA7. Again, we'll make sure you're not hidden from view. Just try not to upstage the actors! They don't really like that. You'll also get 2 MNA7 t-shirts and caps, 2 autographed MNA7 posters, 2 autographed copies of the script, access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, access to a Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, and "First Look" news and updates.

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    Raise your banner high! For your $3,500 pledge we'll put your name or short message on the Sponsors Banner in Marty's corner of the cage during his fight. You'll also receive 2 MNA7 t-shirts and caps, 2 autographed MNA7 posters, an autographed copy of the script, Reserved VIP seating at a Screening of your choice (either West Coast or East Coast), access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, access to a Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, and "First Look" news and updates.

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    Marty will be yours. You will OWN him! At least symbolically. We'll put your name on the fight shorts Marty will wear during his fight. You'll also receive 2 MNA7 t-shirts and caps, 2 autographed MNA7 posters, an autographed copy of the script, Reserved VIP seating at a Screening of your choice (either West Coast or East Coast), access to an online VIP Screening of MNA7, access to a Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, and "First Look" news and updates.

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    Hometown Screening! We will bring MNA7 to your town and screen it for you there. We'll bring 100 MNA7 t-shirts and caps with us to pass out to your friends, and we'll have posters there with us too so we can autograph them with your friends' names and personal messages if you like. You'll also receive our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, and "First Look" news and updates as the production progresses so you're always in the loop.

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    Give the paparazzi something to talk about! Be the personal guest of the filmmakers at our Hollywood red carpet gala premiere & after party. You'll get a Swag Bag filled with MNA7-themed gifts, an autographed poster & script, and of course you'll get our Weekly Production Journal & "First Look" news bulletin.

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    Need a good Corner Man? For your $5,000 pledge, our Executive Producer, Frank Shamrock, and our Director, Marty Sader, will be in your corner for your fight. How awesome is that?!! You'll also get 2 MNA7 t-shirts and caps, 2 autographed MNA7 posters, an autographed copy of the script, access to an online VIP Screening with a Live Chat Q&A session immediately afterward, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal, and "First Look" news and updates.

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    Break Bread with the Producers at a VIP Dinner hosted by Edward James Olmos, Frank Shamrock and Marty Sader on the day of our screening in either New York or LA (your choice). You'll also receive VIP Reserved Seating at the screening, a Swag Bag filled with MNA7 goodies, an autographed poster with a personal message if you like. And while we're shooting the film you'll be included in our Weekly production journal with "First Look" news and updates.

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    Be a Featured Extra in MNA7 where you'll be sure to stand out. You'll also receive VIP Reserved Seating at the Hollywood Red Carpet Gala Premiere and After Party, a Swag Bag filled with MNA7 goodies, photos with the cast, autographs on anything you want, and while we're shooting the movie you'll receive the Weekly Production Journal & "First Look" news and updates.

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    Be our guest at a private screening with Edward James Olmos, Frank Shamrock, Marty Sader, and Anderson Silva at SonicPool in Hollywood. We'll be there to answer your questions about MNA7, movie-making and/or fighting in general, or all of the above. You'll also get 2 MNA7 t-shirts and caps, 2 autographed MNA7 posters, an autographed copy of the script, our Weekly MNA7 Production Journal while we're in production, and "First Look" news and updates.

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    VIP Front Row Cage Side Seats for Marty's Fight as it is being filmed for MNA7. You also get VIP Reserved Seating at the Hollywood Red Carpet Gala Premiere and After Party, an MNA7 Swag Bag, photos with the cast, autographs galore, and we'll keep you up to speed while we're shooting with our Weekly Production Journal & "First Look" news and updates.

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    Director's Cut Think Tank. Help us refine the film before ANYONE else sees it. You can be a part of the editing process by viewing the Director's Cut of the movie and giving us your feedback. We value your input and want to hear your thoughts on the movie before it goes out. You will be in the editing room with Marty Sader and Edward James Olmos, and you will have their full attention. We want to hear what you have to say. Your comments will have an impact on the final cut of the film, and your name will appear in the end credits. You'll also receive VIP Reserved Seating at the Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere and After Party, an MNA7 Swag Bag, and photos with the producers. You are a valued member of the team, and we want you to know that. You'll also receive our Weekly Production Journal & "First Look" news and updates.

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    At the $9,000 pledge level, you are enabling us to get closer to having the music we want for MNA7. For your contribution, you'll receive a "Music Made Possible By" end credit. You'll also have VIP Reserved Seating at the Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere and After Party, an MNA7 Swag Bag, photos with the cast, and autographs if you like. You'll also receive our Weekly Production Journal & "First Look" news and updates.

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    Have a speaking role in MNA7 and be an official (Credited) Member of the Cast listed on IMDB. You'll also get VIP Reserved Seating at the Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere and After Party, an MNA7 Swag Bag, and photos with the cast. You'll also receive our Weekly Production Journal & "First Look" news and updates.

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