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A destitute man’s life is transformed by a simple act of kindness. Based on an inspiring true story from a prison writing workshop.
154 backers pledged $25,025 to help bring this project to life.

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    You’ll receive our heartfelt thanks and the option to receive project e-updates. Any contribution means a great deal to us and helps us reach our goal.

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    In addition to the above, we’ll send you a social media shout-out, acknowledgement on the GRACE website, and a digital download of the film when it’s completed!

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    In addition to all of the above, you’ll be listed in the Special Thanks in the film’s titles. You’ll also receive a GRACE sticker suitable for slapping on your bumper, skateboard, laptop, chapbook, or sax case.

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    All of the above, plus we’ll send you a postcard set of stills from the film and the edition of Rain Shadow Review literary journal where “Acts of Kindness” (the short story on which the film is based) was published.

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    In addition to the above, you'll receive a pound of our fresh, exclusive GRACE coffee blend, crafted-roasted by our partner Exo Roast Co. This unique blend, created specially for the film, will figure prominently in a few scenes and we'll be consuming it (in great quantities) on-set.

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    You’ll receive all of the above, plus a signed DVD and a GRACE t-shirt.

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    You’ll receive all of the above, plus a special travel mug just like the one in the film, and a hand-written letter of thanks from the producer/director.

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    You’ll receive all of the above, plus a skateboard from one of our sponsors.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    You’ll receive everything in the $350 pledge level, plus an additional skateboard signed by Nick Smith.

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    You'll receive an invitation for two (2) people to a private screening of the final cut, followed by a reception.

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    You’ll receive all of the above, except the signed skateboard will be one that was used in the film.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    You’ll receive the website acknowledgement, Special Thanks, the full GRACE kit (sticker, digital download, t-shirt, and travel mug, letter of thanks), plus a signed skateboard and a special GRACE/Bird Lives! T-shirt.

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    You’ll receive everything in the $1,500 pledge level, plus an invitation for four (4) people to the private screening of the final cut, followed by a reception.

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    You’ll receive everything from the $2000 pledge level, plus a two-hour, one-on-one skateboarding lesson from the film’s stunt skater.

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    You’ll receive all of the above, plus a producer credit on the film, and the filmmakers will host a personal, in-home screening of the director’s cut at your home — the first time anyone outside the film's production team will see it! And we’ll cook dinner for you!

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