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From 1891, a tumultuous tale of rebellious teenagers coming to terms with their own sexual identities and falling in love along way.

About this project

WATCH AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FILM

(Hear from Producer Christopher Bruce and Director Kurt Leitner)

WHY SPRING AWAKENING?

When German playwright, Frank Wedekind completed his play Fruhlings Erwachen (SPRING AWAKENING) in 1891, he ignited a firestorm of controversy and censorship. Over 100 years later, this seminal story about teens struggling with their sexuality continues to be performed all over the world!

Making history as the first feature-film version, our production follows closely the themes set out by the original, revolutionary author. Filled with teen angst, rebellious actions and sexual questioning, our story follows what young teens experience when coming-of-age. Across the globe, this cautionary tale continues to inspire rebels, surge debate and most importantly, refuses to be ignored!

Presently, SPRING AWAKENING has found even greater success with the Broadway Musical version of the same name. This extremely popular, hit Broadway production garnered 8 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, later took home 3 Olivier Awards in 2010, and is currently on tour in the United States and throughout the World!

Produced independently, our challenging intent ensures complete creative control, as well as, historically accurate representation.

SPRING AWAKENING requires much support and assistance to complete its integral and compelling scenes. With your help we can do it!

Spring Awakening: The Girls ~ Circa 1892
Spring Awakening: The Girls ~ Circa 1892

WHY WE NEED WHAT WE NEED?

$30,000 - This is the absolute minimum we can complete this project for.  This will be added to the money we are taking out of our mattresses, life savings accounts, and initial funds donated by our mothers.

$60,000 - With this amount we can actually afford to give Spring Awakening the Movie the best possible look and feel.  This will all come in the form of post production with higher level effects, sound engineering, original score, and all the bells and whistles one expects when going to the theatre.

$90,000 - We will be able to fulfill our dreams of submitting and marketing the film to all of the top festivals throughout the world. This will ensure Spring Awakening gets the attention we feel it so desperately deserves.

SHOOTING ON "THE RED"(Digital Cinema):

Our Camera - The Red
Our Camera - The Red

OTHER FILMS SHOT ON "THE RED":

Sample Films Shot on the Red
Sample Films Shot on the Red
Ernst and Hanschen
Ernst and Hanschen

Historical Moments in Spring Awakening History

Spring Awakening The Play: USA Premiere 1917 ~ One Night Only
Spring Awakening The Play: USA Premiere 1917 ~ One Night Only
Spring Awakening: England Premiere ~ Played Two Nights Only!
Spring Awakening: England Premiere ~ Played Two Nights Only!

(IMAGE OF SPRING AWAKENING 2013 WITH YOUR HELP)

SOME REWARD PICS:

Commemorative Cast Signed Stein ~ Backer Reward
Commemorative Cast Signed Stein ~ Backer Reward
A Character Commits Suicide - Funeral Setting Circa 1892
A Character Commits Suicide - Funeral Setting Circa 1892
Be careful when you write an essay on copulation!
Be careful when you write an essay on copulation!
Boys Hangout Circa 1892
Boys Hangout Circa 1892
Mr.and Mrs.Gabor discuss their troubled son Melchior
Mr.and Mrs.Gabor discuss their troubled son Melchior
Spring Awakening: Moritz and Melchior
Spring Awakening: Moritz and Melchior
A Bridge on the Way Home From School
A Bridge on the Way Home From School

Risks and challenges

We cannot do this without the support of our friends, family, and Spring Awakening fans all around the world. Together we will make cinematic history and breathe new life into Frank Wedekind's greatest work.

We appreciate any and all support you are able to give us. If you are not able to donate to our project in the way of monetary funds, please do what you can by sharing this Kickstarter campaign with everyone you know. Post it on your Facebook page, send out a tweet, a carrier pigeon, alert the local press, stand on a soap box, send out your best smoke signals, and let the world know all about us.

I hope you are as excited as we are to get this project completed and out for everyone to see!

Thank you and let's make history!!!

Kurt, Jesse & Chris
The Spring Awakening Team

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    A Great Big Thank You with a digital Spring Awakening Thank you note PLUS you will be included in our mailing list so you can keep up with our progress. We appreciate everything we get. In fact, here's an extra thank you: THANK YOU.

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    STUDENTS...THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!...FRIENDS AND FAMILY...KEEP SCROLLING!!! (Seriously)

    Due to popular demand, we are offering a Digital Download of the Movie (in HD) when it's released to everyone. We want to thank the many people who suggested this option. We should have thought of it sooner. The proper interns have been sacked. You will also get a thank you on our website. BUT for only $10 more you can get your name in the end credits of the actual film!!! (See $25 Pledge Amount)

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    A Great Big Thank You on our Website PLUS a Digital Package containing downloadable tools to show off your support. including a digital wallpaper, logo, and a PDF poster. This level also includes a digital download of the film in HD. Let your friends and family know that you love Spring Awakening. You'll be especially cool when you take your friends to the movie and see your name in the END CREDITS!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS you get access to download our Movie two weeks before anyone else from our website. Bragging rights optional...

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS an exclusive Limited Edition Spring Awakening T-shirt designed only for our Kickstarter backers.

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    It just keeps getting better! You get all the amazing stuff listed above PLUS a two-disc, limited-edition Blu-Ray or DVD of the Movie. (Your Choice)

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    Not only do you get an exclusive Limited Edition Spring Awakening T-shirt designed only for our Kickstarter backers, and a two-disc, limited-edition Blu-Ray or DVD of the Movie, and everything listed above except where noted, BUT you also get an 11" x 17" Spring Awakening Movie Poster.

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS an autographed copy of the full size (24" x 36") Spring Awakening Movie poster!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS an autographed copy of our Spring Awakening movie shooting script.

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    We were going to make this $1001 or maybe $999 but we thought that a COOL $1000 was the way to go! For that shivering stack of 20s, you will get ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS be listed as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER in the END CREDITS to boot! Imagine...for only a thousand smackaroos, you will be a producer on a feature film!

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    Your donation of $1864 (as in 1864) honors the year our badass literary rockstar and noble playwright was born! In honor of Frank Wedekind's birth, we are not only going to be giving you a BIG Thank You, but we are also going to send you a special Limited Edition Spring Awakening Movie birthday card for you to show off to all of your friends and stick proudly to the refrigerator! This reward can only be fulfilled if you give us your date of birth and address so pony up! You will also get ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS be listed as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER in the END CREDITS! ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    In honor of the year Frank Wedekind wrote our beloved Spring Awakening, you will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS a unique prop from our movie set, AND remember you will be listed as an Associate Producer in the end credits. You know you want it! THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS, in honor of the World Premiere in Germany in 1906, you will receive a commemorative Spring Awakening Beer Stein. Of course, you will be listed as an Associate Producer in the end credits. Best when purchased in pairs! THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS, In honor of the year that Spring Awakening first premiered in America, you get a FIRST EDITION copy of the original English translation of Frank Wedekind's German masterpiece. You will also be listed as an Associate Producer in the END CREDITS. ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS, In honor of the ENGLAND PREMIERE in 1963 (2 nights only and censored), you will receive a commemorative Spring Awakening Post Card mailed from England to an address of your choosing, and be listed as an Associate Producer in the END CREDITS. ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS, In honor of the year Spring Awakening first premiered in England after a 70 year ban, you will receive a copy of Palma Vecchio's 1518 "Venus" as will be seen in Hanschen's famous solo scene, and you will be listed as an Associate Producer in the END CREDITS. ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS, to honor the year that a local theatre in Michigan attempted to perform Spring Awakening using age-actual teenage actors - causing immediate public uproar in 1987, you will receive a Hard Cover copy of the extremely rare book "The Sexual Circus: Wedekind's Theatre of Subversion" by Elizabeth Boa used in the research of the film, AND be listed as an Associate Producer in the END CREDITS. ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS, in honor of the year the first Egyptian translation of Spring Awakening, we have created a one-of-a-kind limited edition commemorative Spring Awakening Sphinx. (3 Available) Prize(s) awarded only after the backer provides the answer to the riddle of the Sphinx. You will also be listed as an Associate Producer in the END CREDITS. ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS, in honor of the year Spring Awakening was first translated and performed in South Korea, the backer of this reward will be honored by having the opportunity to submit a video of themselves performing Gangnam Style which will be featured in the supplemental section of the two disc Blu-Ray and DVD sets of Spring Awakening the Movie. You will also be listed as an Associate Producer in the END CREDITS. ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS, in honor of the year Spring Awakening the Musical premiered on Broadway going on to win 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, the reward for this level will include a Spring Awakening (The Musical) Poster from the original Broadway Show signed by a member of the original cast. Who knows? It could even be a Tony Award-winning actor! You will also be listed as an Associate Producer in the END CREDITS. ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS a copy of the screenplay signed by cast and crew, Two (2) VIP passes to the shooting set, invitation to the VIP screening reception. All that AND an upgraded Co-Producer credit as well as a listing on our IMDb page! ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    WANT TO BE IN SPRING AWAKENING? Here's your chance so ACT fast! Pledge your way to SUPER STARDOM and have the opportunity to act in our film. Transportation to and from set is not provided and you must be 18 or older. You will also receive everything listed above except where noted. The actual (walk-on) role is TBD. ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS, a Leather Bound copy of the screenplay signed by cast and crew AND 2 tickets to a local production of Spring Awakening AND 4 VIP passes to the shooting set and a screening reception. All that AND an UPFRONT Co-Producer credit along with a listing on our IMDb page! ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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    SPRING AWAKENING FILM SCHOOL

    Save at least $90,000 and join us for a three day intensive on set, behind the scenes, and up close and personal with the cast and crew during the making of Spring Awakening: The Movie. (Airfare and accommodations not included) You will also be upgraded as a Co-Producer in the UPFRONT CREDITS along with a listing on our IMDb page. ~~ THIS REWARD IS ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO PLEDGE THIS AMOUNT!

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