Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 13, 2011.

Update #8

Last week specials & HARMONY KORINE original artwork level added!

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We've just wrapped week 1 of our Baltimore shoot and are all incredibly inspired by how everything's coming together! Check out this great Baltimore Sun feature on the film and our campaign, top story in today's Arts & Entertainment section! 

We're now entering the final leg of our Kickstarter campaign, with only a few days to go. Last night we added an exciting one-time-only new level - a one-of-a-kind copy of Harmony Korine's book TRASH HUMPERS with photographs from the film, autographed and featuring an original piece of artwork (painting or drawing) by Korine, himself.

Additionally, we have created some more DAILY SPECIALS for those who donate here in the homestretch.

MONDAY (8/8):

Gordon Porterfield Writing Workshop: The first 10 people who donate $125 or more will get a day long (5 hour) writers workshop with playwright/novelist/poet/teacher Gordon Porterfield, Matt's dad. Gordon will go over how to get and stay inspired, finding your voice, and daily exercises to take your work to the next level.

TUESDAY (8/9):

First 8 people to donate $125 or more will receive a 30 second private song from Kim Taylor on the set of DARKER, hand written and signed lyrics to your pick of Days Like This or American Child, and signed copy of her Little Miracle cd.

WEDNESDAY (8/10):

The first 12 people to donate $125 or more get a signed vinyl from Ned Oldham (earliest donors will get first pick, 2 available of each). Vinyls include Anomoanon's "Portrait of John Entwistle" 10" (featuring cool horned skull art by Brian Deran), "Summer Never Ends" 12" ep, "Joji" 12" lp, "Portland"/"Now is the Season" 7" and  Ned Oldham "Let's Go Out Tonight" 7" blue vinyl w/download.  Also, we'll film Ned recording a private song on set and share it just for you.

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    10 Presenter-Level Friends of the Festival memberships to Maryland Film Festival. Admission to all MFF exclusive screenings, all year round. Admittance to the Filmmaker's Lounge. Screening vouchers for the 2011 Film Festival. Opening Night Gala and Closing Night tickets, and name regognition in the 2011 Film Festival program and website

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    The above (excluding DVDs) + 1 Matt Porterfield signed, original 20"x27" photo print from DAYS ARE GOLDEN AFTERPARTY, winner of the 2011 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.

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    Build your own 20 DVD collection from The Cinema Guild’s fantastic home video label. Titles include Jia Zhang-ke's 24 CITY, Agnes Varda's THE BEACHES OF AGNES, Andrew Bujalski's BEESWAX, Claire Denis' 35 SHOTS OF RUM, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash's SWEETGRASS, Pedro Costa's NE CHANGE RIEN, and many more. Coming in November to the line-up will be a double-DVD of Matt's previous films PUTTY HILL and HAMILTON. For more information on the collection go to cinemaguild.com ($600 retail value).

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    The DARKER team will consult on your Kickstarter campaign.

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    The above (including DVDs) + signed, vinyl copies of records by three of the artists/musicians appearing in the film, Kim Taylor, Ned Oldham, and Dope Body.

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    The above (excluding DVDs + vinyl) + four chances to visit the set of DARKER around lunch to meet the team and see the shooting – if not in Baltimore area, will be skyped in.

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    Matt Porterfield will tattoo your initials on his arm. He chooses the font. And we'll throw in the DVDs.

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    One-of-a-kind copy of the book, TRASH HUMPERS, by Harmony Korine featuring original photographs from the film. Autographed and will include original artwork (painting or drawing) by Korine on the inside cover!

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    An original script from HBO's groundbreaking, now-classic Baltimore-based drama THE WIRE, autographed by the show's creator David Simon.

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    Winter Vacation Getaway. 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, villa sleeps 6 max. Family or group vacation home located on the prestigious North Shore of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Pool, hot tub, swim-up bar. Mid-December to Mid-April upon availability. ($3200 retail/Airfare not included.) And we'll throw in a guitar used in the film.

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    Matt will DJ your party or host a karaoke bash in Baltimore, or worldwide, if transportation and accommodation included.

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    Levels $5-750 (excluding DVDs + vinyl), plus brief appearance in the film.

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    Matt will shoot music video for your band or band of choice, if they agree, 2 day (8hrs/each) shoot maximum (production budget not included) in Baltimore or worldwide, if transportation and accommodation are provided.

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    All levels $5-$750 + visit the set for a week (transportation and accommodation not included) + attend the festival premiere + receive an Associate Producer credit in the film + Matt Porterfield will tattoo, "Special Thanks, (your full name)" on his arm.

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