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A new film by Matt Porterfield (HAMILTON, PUTTY HILL) about family, love and letting go. Shooting in Baltimore this summer.
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    A “Thank You” in the credits of the final film.

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    The above + limited-edition postcard when the film comes out sent to your address.

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    The above + temporary I USED TO BE DARKER tattoo sent to your address.

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    The above + I USED TO BE DARKER t-shirt designed by Mike McNeive of Baltimore's own Drexler Design http://drxlr.com/

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    I USED TO BE DARKER DVD, signed by Matt Porterfield (following commercial release).

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    I USED TO BE DARKER DVD + PUTTY HILL/HAMILTON double-DVD signed by Matt Porterfield (upon release by Cinema Guild in November).

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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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    The above (excluding DVDs) + a limited-edition soundtrack from the film + an I USED TO BE DARKER guitar pick + a mini-poster designed and signed by Matt Porterfield.

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    The above (excluding DVDs) + a limited edition print of an on-set photograph taken by Joyce Kim, Andrew Laumann, or John Jones.

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    The DARKER team will consult on your Kickstarter campaign.

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    The above (excluding DVDs) + a pass to a special preview screening before our world premiere of the film, hosted by the Darker team or associates (Baltimore, Nashville, NYC, LA, or Paris).

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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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    Levels $5-$750 (excluding DVDs + vinyl) + opportunity to sit in four times on the daily screenings of rushes during production in Baltimore + 2 VIP tickets to our Baltimore wrap party.

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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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    Nomadic Independence will produce/mentor your short or music video, 2 day (8 hrs/each) in Nashville, or worldwide if transportation and accommodation are provided.

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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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    Levels $5-750 (excluding DVDs + vinyl), plus VIP tickets to attend the film’s festival world premiere screening and party (not including transportation and accommodation)

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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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    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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    Original 9''x12'' artwork drawn on set by I USED TO BE DARKER's make-up artist Miranda Pfeiffer, whose drawings appear in the film.

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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 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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    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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