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Divorce can be rough, especially on children. But it can be easier getting by with the help of a friend.
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Cody's parents are getting divorced. His mother Rachel, who got pregnant and married young, has felt the weight of the world on her shoulders for years. Being coupled by a failing romance with Cody's father, Ryan, things are beginning to spiral downward, and fast. Ryan, riddled with depression after being laid off and unable to get his writing published has lost his way, making him disengage from his family. It's only a matter of time before things reach the point of no return for their marriage.

Anxious, confused, and feeling like he's running out of time, Cody looks to his imaginary friend Einat to help save his family. Einat deftly acts as protector and confidante to Cody. In return, Cody gets caught up in the emotional aspect of the friendship, which only gets him in trouble in the end, causing even more tension and reason for his parents to fight.

Whether amicable or not, children see divorce through a very different prism than the adults involved. As a filmmaker, what I'm attempting to do with these characters is revisit and explore the innocence and vulnerability of childhood, and highlight the guilt and responsibility that children of divorce often feel. Ultimately, Cody invents Einat as a way to introduce harmony and balance to his life and the lives of his parents. Will his attempts work?

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    Not only do you get a copy of the film, but you get a limited edition copy of the DVD accompanied by a booklet full of fabulous artwork and creature design as well as special commentary on the film in a signed case! Plus online credit!

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    You get a fully personalized video message from the director, cinematographer and art director where they make up your own imaginary friend! Sent to you with a copy of the DVD plus credit.

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    CREATIVE COLLABORATOR! Not only do you have the chance to see the film and tell us what you think before anyone else but you also get one of the 4 original artworks of Einat we came up with during costume design! Signed by the artists and sent with a note from the director! Stacks with the dvd and booklet set plus credit.

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    YOU'RE THE ASSOCIATE PRODUCER! You get your name on the producer title card of the film that will be sent off to festivals and the invitation to come see the film's screening! (Transportation and your stay not included but the dvd and booklet are!)

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER! You get to call the shots! And by that we mean "ACTION" on set during the filming of Cody and Einat. You also will herald an IMDB credit you can show off to your friend when you watch the DVD in your home! (Again transportation and boarding not included in the reward)

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    An imaginary friend! You will receive Einat's costume specially made for the film plus an invitation to the screening (minus transportation and your stay in Philadelphia) and a copy of the DVD for your awesome collection that will now rival Guillermo del Toro's man cave.

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