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By Sarah Shotts
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What's Project STIR?

Project STIR is a series of documentary films capturing the universal language of love in the family kitchen. The films will take place in kitchens around the world and will tell the stories of Abuelitas, Nans & Mothers passing on their heirloom recipes to the next generation.

Films will be available for public streaming on sarahshotts.com. By backing this project you are helping connect families all over the world. Backers will get an email invitation as each recipe video goes live. Because the films will be public you will be able to share the link with your family and friends so we can continue building community around the family recipe.

This isn’t just about funding a film. Our mission is to rekindle the family recipe. It is our hope that this project will inspire families to take the time to slow down and learn their own family’s heirloom recipes the world over. Join the conversation in the Project STIR Facebook Group or by using #ProjectSTIR on social media.

A peek at the perks...

Printable Project STIR Passport
Printable Project STIR Passport
Capture Your Heirloom Recipe Kit
Capture Your Heirloom Recipe Kit
Subscription to Project STIR Digital Magazine
Subscription to Project STIR Digital Magazine
Engraved Project STIR Wooden Spoon
Engraved Project STIR Wooden Spoon
Custom Brush Lettered Printable with YOUR Family Recipe
Custom Brush Lettered Printable with YOUR Family Recipe
Handcrafted Dovetail Recipe Box with Project STIR Recipe Cards
Handcrafted Dovetail Recipe Box with Project STIR Recipe Cards
Custom Photo Necklace with Your Travel or Family Memory
Custom Photo Necklace with Your Travel or Family Memory
Custom Cutting Board Engraved with YOUR Family Recipe
Custom Cutting Board Engraved with YOUR Family Recipe
Mamaw's Kitchen Bundle
Mamaw's Kitchen Bundle

Stretch Goals...

Our initial goal will fund three recipes. Additional recipes will be added as we reach our stretch goals.

Giving Back

Project STIR is partnering with a nonprofit charity, The Pack Shack, to serve neighbors in need. Funds raised will provide a series of behind-the-scenes videos for the nonprofit. 

The Pack Shack brings people together for crazy fun Feed the Funnel parties across the United States to pack thousands of delicious, nutritious meals that are given to local hunger relief groups. 

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Thanks for all of your support! This wouldn't be possible without you.

Cheers,

P.S. Want to learn the origin story of Project STIR? Click here to watch the chicken dumplin' film that started it all.

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Risks and challenges

Project STIR requires flexibility during the filming and post production process because we are collaborating with families across the globe. If something comes up and a family is no longer able to participate a replacement will be chosen.

Each film will be released as it is completed. Reaching our stretch goals means that more recipes will be documented, but this will extend the end date. The initial three recipes will be filmed within 2016, but if additional stretch goals are reached the project may continue into 2017 or 2018. This is so that each film can be edited and released before continuing on to the next location.

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    Printable "Project STIR Passport". Document your global recipe journey with this printable booklet (complete with stickers!) Fun for kids or kids at heart.

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    Printable "Capture Your Heirloom Recipe Kit". Preserve your own family recipe memories with this kit. Includes: recipe cards, scrapbook pages, recipe family tree, shopping list, pantry staples sheet, stickers & more.

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    Subscription to Digital Project STIR Quarterly Magazine. This publication will document the filmmaking process, spotlight film locations around the globe & share family recipes.

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    Complete Digital Bundle: Project STIR Passport, Recipe Kit & Project STIR Magazine.

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    Engraved Project STIR Wooden Spoon (+ Project STIR Passport + Recipe Kit + Project STIR Magazine)

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    Custom Brush Lettered Recipe Printable (+ Spoon + Project STIR Passport + Recipe Kit + Project STIR Magazine)

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    Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary (+ Spoon + Project STIR Passport + Recipe Kit + Project STIR Magazine)

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    Handcrafted Recipe Box & Project STIR Recipe Card Set (+ Spoon + Project STIR Passport + Recipe Kit + Project STIR Magazine + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary)

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    Custom Travel or Family Recipe Necklace (+ Spoon + Project STIR Passport + Recipe Kit + Project STIR Magazine + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary)

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    Cutting Board Engraved with YOUR Family Recipe (+ Spoon + Project STIR Passport + Recipe Kit + Project STIR Magazine + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary)

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    Mamaw's Kitchen Bundle: Custom Heirloom Apron, Project STIR Recipe Box & Cards, Custom Cutting Board & Spoon (+ Project STIR Passport + Recipe Kit + Project STIR Magazine + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary)

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    Digital All Access Pass. Be the first one to see it all! One Skype chat with the cast & crew on location. Digital screening of each film before it goes live. (+ Spoon + Project STIR Passport + Recipe Kit + Project STIR Magazine + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary)

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    Overnight Screening. Includes accommodation & viewing of final Project STIR film. Potluck dinner with Mamaw's famous chicken dumplins. Your recipe featured in Project STIR Magazine with contributor credit. Listed as Associate Producer in film credits. (+ Spoon + Project STIR Passport + Recipe Kit + Project STIR Magazine + Exclusive Behind the Scenes Documentary)

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