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Be part of the HANDependence day! A unique film that needs your HAND to reach a cinema near you!Vincenzo Cosentino's first feature film
Be part of the HANDependence day! A unique film that needs your HAND to reach a cinema near you!Vincenzo Cosentino's first feature film
Be part of the HANDependence day! A unique film that needs your HAND to reach a cinema near you!Vincenzo Cosentino's first feature film
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-Dear backers...friends...it has been an amazing run...
I will never forget this kickstarter, so much pressure, so much tension, so much networking and so many videos. I worked a lot to make you laugh and smile...but without you ALL THIS was not going to be possible.
I leave you all my channels just in case you need to contact me further for all your future needs and questions.
Thanks again to all of you,
Vincenzo and Handy

- my personal youtube channel (subscribe :-)
- my personal facebook page (like :-)
- Handy's facebook page
- my personal twitter 


Making Of Handy (Extract) - Il Dietro le Quinte di Handy (estratto).




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Ciao, spero ti sia piaciuto il primo video col trailer! In questo secondo video (clicca qui) descrivo i premi (ti consiglio di vederlo).

L'unica regola di questa raccolta fondi è la seguente: Qualsiasi premio sceglierete o cifra darete...la vostra carta di credito NON verrà caricata se io non raggiungerò i 30.000 dollari entro giorno 13 giugno.
Ovvero, non prendo nemmeno 1 dollaro.

Quindi potete puntare tranquillamente sino a giorno 13 giugno 2015 senza che venga preso il vostro contributo.
Perché ho scelto questa modalità invece di un'altra? Per tutelare chi punterà su di me oltre a dare un segnale di indipendenza.
Quindi se raggiungo 30.000 vinciamo tutti, se non raggiungo 30.000 perdo solo io. Potevo andare su un'altra piattaforma di raccolta fondi e qualsiasi cosa la gente mi avrebbe potuto donare, l'avrei racimolata.
Qui no, o tutto o niente. Garantisce voi. Non me. Ma mi va bene.
Mi metto pure questo sulle spalle oggi. La possibilità di fallire.
30.000 o niente. Ho fatto questo film per portare una immagine diversa dell'Italia e della Sicilia all'estero e cercherò con questi soldi di portare HANDY nei cinema americani in maniera indipendente.
Questa è stata la mia scelta perché vorrei che questo film rappresentasse un cambiamento per come viene vista la SICILIA all'estero.
Molti film tra cui "il Padrino" (per quanto io lo ami) ha dato un'immagine sbagliata di noi siciliani, di noi italiani.
Noi abbiamo una terra stupenda....e TUTTA la nostra Nazione lo è.
Quindi è vero, se non raggiungo 30.000 fallirò io in primis come immagine di questo progetto e chi ha lavorato su questo film, amici e tanti bravissimi talenti (Andrea Galatà, Gianfranco Tortora, il mio compositore Sveinung).
Gente che ha dato tutto per questo film, gente che si è spinta oltre.

Quindi perchè ho deciso di fare un film proprio sulle mani? Perché tutti le abbiamo e possiamo fare grandi cose con queste, aiutando il prossimo invece che attaccarci a vicenda. Aiutare ad alzarci invece che puntare il dito. Mi sono rotto le ossa per 4 anni per fare questo film con quei pochi risparmi che avevo (13.000 euro) per lanciare un messagio.
Ero io, il mio computer, la mia telecamera i miei genitori e alcuni amici che non mi hanno mai mollato. Ci vogliono un casino di soldi per portare un film nei cinema in maniera indipendente (affitto cinema, marketing, doppiaggio - o perlomeno i sottotitoli...etc) e solo così potrò farcela...altrimenti non me lo faranno passare perché non ho mai avuto la fortuna di conoscere qualcuno che potesse "cambiare le cose", non ho le connessioni giuste e tanto altro.

Magari qualcuno di importante ci aiuterà in futuro diventando il nostro eroe...ma sino a quel giorno dovremmo contare sulle nostre forze.
Sono solo un ragazzo al suo primo film e tenterò nel mio piccolo di fare solo film che possano renderci orgogliosi del nostro essere italiani all'estero, guardandoci indietro tra 10, 20 anni, 30 anni.
Handy, è uno di questi film.
Non è un capolavoro, lo so.
Ma è quello che sono riuscito a fare col poco che avevo...e col poco con cui vorrete partecipare so di poter fare molto. Confido in quei pochi che vorranno agire, anche semplicemente condividendo e spargendo la voce o ancora di più...contribuendo :) In cambio, come già detto, ci saranno dei premi in base a quanto verrà versato.
Sino ad oggi le raccolte fondi sono state utilizzate per "creare" i films, oggi voglio provare ad utilizzare una raccolta fondi per portare questo mio film al cinema...ci riuscirò?
Non lo so ancora.
Se dovessi riuscirici spero col cuore che questo sistema possa essere utilizzato in futuro per portare il proprio film al cinema dando giustizia al proprio lavoro di artista.
Perché ogni artista merita il proprio spazio senza farsi "sfruttare" da determinate offerte e condizioni di distribuzione non "chiare".
Ho visto registi indipendenti fare films straordinari e non avere il giusto sbocco solo perché non avevano avuto la fortuna di trovare la persona giusta.
Tutto questo deve finire. Questa modalità (qualora dovesse funzionare) potrebbe essere un piccolo inizio per dare giustizia a tutte quelle persone che lavorano sodo senza essere giustamente ricompensate per quanto danno...indipendentemente dal lavoro che si fa.
Vorrei che questo film simboleggiasse un segnale di indipendenza ed è per questo che ho scelto di fare partire questa raccolta fondi il 25 di aprile, il nostro giorno di indipendenza italiana.
Grazie per avermi letto...
Grazie di cuore...anzi, di mano. :)
Vincenzo Cosentino.
25 Aprile 2015.

Articoli e Recensioni (clicca per leggere):
- Wired - Indiewire - AMFM - Daily Pilot - Blogo - SociArt - Barbadillo - AgoraVox - Cleveland - Heartland

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ENGLISH:
Hi everyhand...I mean everyone!
I hope you liked the main intro video at the top and I am happy that you and your hands are still here with us! 
(be prepared for the second video, hold your hands)

My name is Vincenzo Cosentino, an Italian filmmaker hailing from Sicily who COMPLETED his first (self-produced) feature film named Handy (in English) starring Franco Nero (Django, Camelot, Keoma)....but now I need your "hand": I am setting up a minimum goal of 30.000 dollars to release my movie in cinemas...and without your help/hand...I can't.
I gave all of myself to make this movie, I faced so many rejections before bringing it to life. I wish I heard about Kickstarter when I began making this movie, probably I would have had your help and support 5 years ago when all this truly...began. I want to bring a new and fresh image of Italy with this movie, I tried to make a movie that could bring people together.
I will try my best to create a great campaign, even if I won't get funded.
Here, you will have fun.

In exchange for your help I will give a lot of rewards (you can see some of them in the video below)

Articles and Reviews:
 - Indiewire - AMFM - Daily Pilot - Cleveland - Heartland - Wired - Blogo - SociArt - Barbadillo - AgoraVox

*REWARDS VIDEO*


SECOND VIDEO:
DESCRIBING THE REWARDS

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FRANCO NERO's interview about HANDY. -
This interview was recorded right after we finished filming his part in 2009. Looking at this interview now makes me a little bit nostalgic but I am happy to see that Franco was happy to be in my movie even if I didn't have a real film crew. He believed in me and this gave me a very important motivation for the next years in finishing Handy.

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More Franco Nero's Rewards will be added during the campaing so...stay tuned!
More Franco Nero's Rewards will be added during the campaing so...stay tuned!
Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave in "Letters To Juliet".
Franco Nero and Vanessa Redgrave in "Letters To Juliet".
A film made by a crazy italian that decided to send his own life to hell in order to make his first feature film... Will Vincenzo and Handy be able to self distribute their movie in USA? It's up to you and your hands.
A film made by a crazy italian that decided to send his own life to hell in order to make his first feature film... Will Vincenzo and Handy be able to self distribute their movie in USA? It's up to you and your hands.


A movie filmed in MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES around the globe.

Filming Handy around the Globe.
Filming Handy around the Globe.


One of the greatest things about Handy was the support I had from film festivals, since I made my very first short films.
Film Festivals were so generous to pay for my travels, food, hotels when they were selecting my short films for their annual events...and I thought to do something special during those travels...I decided to film my right hand everywhere I was going. So...yes, the footage you see in the movie is real, I was really there filming my hand in more than 20 countries around the globe :-)

Me filming and freezing in Istanbul (Turkey). I am sicilian and...sicilians hate cold weather :-)
Me filming and freezing in Istanbul (Turkey). I am sicilian and...sicilians hate cold weather :-)
Images from the movie. Handy and Manicure in Holland (left) and in Istanbul (Right)
Images from the movie. Handy and Manicure in Holland (left) and in Istanbul (Right)

It's NOT only about hands.

It's more about us, about people.
See, Handy might seem only a comedy but it is not.
My movie is all about the "hand concept" of how we (the humans) use our hands. We can use our hands for war and cruel actions or we could use our hands to love and help the others.
This movie is shot from the point of view of our hands.
Think about it, when someone uses a gun...he is actually forcing his hand to pull the trigger. From a hand point of view...this is "slavery".
So, what your hand could/would do if "he" was able to break free and live his own life?

Image from the movie: FHI Agents (Federal Hand Investigation Agents) - Scally and Morder have arrested a human. Scally is now interrogating this man about his various "abuses" towards his 2 hands.
Image from the movie: FHI Agents (Federal Hand Investigation Agents) - Scally and Morder have arrested a human. Scally is now interrogating this man about his various "abuses" towards his 2 hands.
Images from the movie. First time meeting Handy (left) - Andrea Galatà performing one of the most important roles in the movie (right). Andrea is one of the most talented actor I have ever met.
Images from the movie. First time meeting Handy (left) - Andrea Galatà performing one of the most important roles in the movie (right). Andrea is one of the most talented actor I have ever met.

Most of the people you will see in the movie are not just talented actors, they are my close friends too. They have been really helpful, incredibly helpful.

Witnesses talking about the Handependence day, the war between the hands and their owners (the humans). The movie has a very particular structure: it is mostly narrated but there is also a mockumentary part. Here some of the cast involved in it.
Witnesses talking about the Handependence day, the war between the hands and their owners (the humans). The movie has a very particular structure: it is mostly narrated but there is also a mockumentary part. Here some of the cast involved in it.


SOMETHING FRESH

Many people thought (and still rightfully think) that I was crazy to make a movie almost by myself with no money for all these years...but the truth is that I was moved from the inside by the will of creating something new.
The will of creating a movie with a deep message inside it.
I tried to create something completely fresh for you.
I thought that (probably) I was not the only one to be fed up with all those Hollywood blockbusters (copy and paste) movies.
I wanted to make a movie that kids can enjoy while we (the adults) can taste its inside meanings, allegory, parody...all narrated from a hand point of view. 

Handy finding his first job...working in a pizza place in Italy. This costume was made by Mariuccia Macchietto, an amazing and talented woman.
Handy finding his first job...working in a pizza place in Italy. This costume was made by Mariuccia Macchietto, an amazing and talented woman.

We all have hands and sometimes we forget how important they truly are for us in terms of emotions and feelings.
There are more than 6 billion people around the globe, we are different in so many aspects (language, skin, culture) but the thing we have in commons is.....HANDS.
Hands are the first thing you touch in a newborn.
You hold tight the hand of your loved one.
The wedding ring goes in the hand that you love the most and so on...
...So no, it is not a movie "just about hands", it is a movie deeply connected to who we really are...because, most of all,"Handy" is a love story.

In this scene from the movie Handy and Manicure are holding each others finger during their "Handy Moon"
In this scene from the movie Handy and Manicure are holding each others finger during their "Handy Moon"

I wanted to make a movie that could make people smile...but also think about our life and how we could improve it by using our hands for good things instead of bad things.

Handy running in Sicily, listening music on his Handpod Shuffle.
Handy running in Sicily, listening music on his Handpod Shuffle.

HANDY: 4 YEARS MAKING OF.

One of the particular facts of this movie is that I spent 4 years of my life on it because I didn't have the luck to find a producer to believe and invest in this crazy idea.
There is not much you can do if you don't have the necessary money/budget to make a feature film.
I could not pay film professionals in order to help me out so I had to cover many film roles....I had amazing friends who helped me out in many situations, but they were not from the film world.
I made the movie in Sicily, not in Hollywood :-)
There are a lot of amazing filmmakers also in Rome and Milan but I did most of the movie in Sicily. Here we have great people and locations but very few filmmakers around so my chances to find a filmmaker (willing to help me for free) were very little..well, let's say it was easier to find Jack alive at the end of the movie Titanic. That is why I was blessed on having amazing friends and family members. They were my little film crew, my amazing little film crew.

Leonardo di Caprio wanted to play the character "Handy" in my movie, I had to decline because I promised the role to my right hand. It's a joke. It's better to specify this immediately.
Leonardo di Caprio wanted to play the character "Handy" in my movie, I had to decline because I promised the role to my right hand. It's a joke. It's better to specify this immediately.

During my movie I had to create most of my sets basing on what I had, which was almost nothing. I had to push my creativity a lot in order to find solutions and alternatives to create what I had in mind.

My very first green screen in 2009, I was so happy that day because I was able to use my green shirt for all my first scenes of the film.
My very first green screen in 2009, I was so happy that day because I was able to use my green shirt for all my first scenes of the film.


I wanted to complete this movie because I wanted to prove myself that it was possible. I thought about all the young filmmakers like me who had been rejected by film producers.

From left to right: Creating the dolly with skateboard wheels - Creating Lights and filters - Creating the Green Screen in my bedroom - Creating the house and gadgets for the movie.
From left to right: Creating the dolly with skateboard wheels - Creating Lights and filters - Creating the Green Screen in my bedroom - Creating the house and gadgets for the movie.

I took a small video camera and I recorded just about everything I did, explaining everything to a "virtual you". I wanted to give strength to this "virtual filmmaker friend/dreamer" by saying:
"if I can make it, you can make it."
Trust me when I say that this was the main reason why I didn't give up after the first 2 years and a half.

I made the entire film on a laptop and that was also why it was taking me a lot of time to do the editing and the visual effects.
I made the entire film on a laptop and that was also why it was taking me a lot of time to do the editing and the visual effects.

I spent most of the time on the Visual Effects software because I was spending about 25/35 minutes per frame to make the hands look real. If you consider that in every second there are 25 frames, you can imagine how much time I have spent just on visual effects. I had a very small 13inch laptop and that was one of the major factors of my never-ending movie.

Handy dealing with traffic in Italy with his hand-sized Vespa. One of the hardest scenes to make for me (from a visual effect point of view).
Handy dealing with traffic in Italy with his hand-sized Vespa. One of the hardest scenes to make for me (from a visual effect point of view).

If I could have had 1 dollar for every time my little laptop crashed.....this project would have been funded on day 1 of this crowd funding campaign LOL (then luckily, I was able to buy a new laptop...so the last 6 months I looked like a Ferrari compared to the previous 3 years and a half, but don't get me wrong...I still love my first laptop. A LOT).

Me and my 2nd computer, finally I could afford a MAC! In this picture I was waiting the final export of a scene of my movie to see if it was ok.
Me and my 2nd computer, finally I could afford a MAC! In this picture I was waiting the final export of a scene of my movie to see if it was ok.

Making this movie was a nightmare. I had to learn how to use all the software and programs. I learned how to edit, how to do the visual effects, how to use the camera properly for a visual effect movie, creating most of the props you see in the movie, creating the dolly, the crane...I mean...you name it.

Me creating the costumes for the movie.
Me creating the costumes for the movie.
Final result from the movie: War Hands preparing to declare war to mankind. With Kitchen lighters. The Handependence Day is about t o begin.
Final result from the movie: War Hands preparing to declare war to mankind. With Kitchen lighters. The Handependence Day is about t o begin.

Then I was lucky to meet a great composer (Sveinung Nygaard) and a great audio mixer (Gianfranco Tortora). They helped me a lot making a great soundtrack/sound mix...and now finally, Handy is here. :-)

Sven and Gianfranco, 2 amazing and talented film professionals I had the luck to meet. We became very close friends during this long and never ending journey.
Sven and Gianfranco, 2 amazing and talented film professionals I had the luck to meet. We became very close friends during this long and never ending journey.
Mariuccia Macchietto was one of the angels who helped me out. She made the amazing costume of Handy. Ricamidea made the patch you see in the image on the right. This scene comes after the war between Humans and Hands. A post revolution snapshot.
Mariuccia Macchietto was one of the angels who helped me out. She made the amazing costume of Handy. Ricamidea made the patch you see in the image on the right. This scene comes after the war between Humans and Hands. A post revolution snapshot.
Me filming Franco on the set of our movie. Franco's trust towards my project was one of the factors that pushed me forward to complete the movie.
Me filming Franco on the set of our movie. Franco's trust towards my project was one of the factors that pushed me forward to complete the movie.

There were MANY times where I wanted to say "I quit and I will start doing something easier". But the message that this movie was bringing along with its story was too important...and this drove me forward to complete it.

Hands playing chess in front of their human owners. Is peace now restored between the hands and Mankind??
Hands playing chess in front of their human owners. Is peace now restored between the hands and Mankind??

The script and the actual story were really hard too.
I had to write a story about an inanimate character, creating emotions around a hand, giving a soul to his 5 little fingers and when I got accepted in Film Festivals I was really happy...because I made this movie practically "locked up" in my house in Sicily so I didn't know what people could think about it. I was scared. I felt better only after my world premiere at the Austin film festival where I could see people happy about it.
I remember that I was feverish that day and I wanted to escape from the cinema because I could not handle the pressure of my 4 years work concentrated in just one night, in just 80 minutes.

I signed my own script only after I completed my movie. It was my little way to say to myself "I made it through".
I signed my own script only after I completed my movie. It was my little way to say to myself "I made it through".


If you are a filmmaker or an artist or more simply a dreamer, you know that feeling.
That feeling of stepping into the unknown, when you expose your soul to people you have never met before.
For the audience it is just 80 minutes movie...for you that movie/painting/art work is your life. That is why I think I got fever the day of the Austin premiere.
4 years pressure inside a "80 minutes pill". All at once.
Sbam, Dead Hand Walking.
So if you want to make a feature film be sure to have a strong stomach and bring an aspirin or 2. Maybe 3.
Ok, just bring morphine with you. Just to be sure.

FILM FESTIVALS:
Handy screened at film festivals in Austin, Cleveland, Atlanta, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Orlando, Fantasporto (in Portugal)...and these festivals were the greatest joy ever for me. Because it is really hard to be accepted in these film festivals...so this was a proof (for me) that I was not totally insane about making this movie.


BUT this was not enough to reach the FAIR distribution deal I was aiming for so I am here now to distribute Handy thanks to your help in order to be SURE that you can watch it in the best possible way...directly from the creators (me and Handy).
And, if you attended one of the Festivals, be aware that this will be an improved version of the movie with a surprise on it as well.
Plus there is going to be a new credit list with all the people and hands that will help me with this campaign.
It is one of kind movie and this is the only place where you can have it since there is no distribution available.



A MESSAGE TO THE BACKERS  :-)

My next movie will be a normal one, I promise....but my first movie HAD to be something out of the box because I wanted to give people a little ALTERNATIVE.
I saw too many OUTSTANDING independent films and filmmakers during the festival circuit and WE deserve more. Because Independent filmmakers make movies for you...but most of the times our hard work disappear after the festival circuit.
I made this movie for you, for the audience...and If I never gave up on it...it was because I gave all myself to make this movie happen.
ALL the money will go in marketing, distribution, advertising, platforms, cinemas.

CREATORS I WOULD LIKE TO THANK.

It would be unfair to not say thank you to some amazing creators I have found here on kickstarter that gave me lots of good advices for this campaign. I contacted many projects creators and only few replied, 3 among them all were REALLY helpful with their precious advices. One person is my friend and amazingly talented filmmaker Gleb, I met him at the Atlanta film festival in 2014. Another person who was very kind was Sandro, an italian filmmaker who was really kind and extremely supportive. The third person I would like to thank is Ann, I never met her BUT she was so helpful with her advices.
They made 3 amazing and already succesfully funded projects and they have been really supportive. Thanks a lot guys. I hope I can join you in the Funded Projects Section!

Me and my bro Jean Claude. He helped me a lot with this Kickstarter and the creation of my US company. This picture is from 2014. We know each other from 10 years now and we are born on the same day. The 13th of August.
Me and my bro Jean Claude. He helped me a lot with this Kickstarter and the creation of my US company. This picture is from 2014. We know each other from 10 years now and we are born on the same day. The 13th of August.

And now please let me thank all my friends and, especially...my parents and the people who love me the most. At this moment I am completely scared about losing this "battle" because I don't know if I will succeed in this campaign, but I will try my best to make this campaign memorable for everyone who will join it. Thanks for reading my crazy thought guys...and thanks to all of you who will decide to join or at least share :-)

Thanks to the pillars of my life for believing in me from start to finish... - (Christmas 2013)
Thanks to the pillars of my life for believing in me from start to finish... - (Christmas 2013)

- my personal youtube channel
- my personal facebook page
- Handy's facebook page
- my personal twitter (I use facebook more though)
- here is the special group to all the people who want to support Handy.

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Related articles/references.

- Indiewire article

- Daily Pilot article

- Cleveland Film Festival article

- Heartland Film Festival article 

- Atlanta Film Festival article

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Related video interviews where I talked more in depth about my independent movie HANDY.

Some of my past short films can be found inside my personal facebook page.

Risks and challenges

- The movie is done, it is a completed movie so you do NOT risk anything by backing a project or something that it is in my mind and that could go wrong.
You are actually helping me with something that exists. I am here to try to put my first feature film out there and without you....I can't.
The only possible delay could be due to the release date as I want to release the movie properly.
For example. If I collect 30,000 dollars I will be able to do just a really small theatrical release so I will be able to plan it easily and give you the movie sooner on DVD and Digital Download.
As you know, I can't give you the movie BEFORE the theatrical release.
If, by some sort of miracle, I collect more than 30,000 dollars it means that I will have to plan a bigger theatrical release and this could lead me to shifting the release of the movie by a month or two...but you will be CONSTANTLY updated.

- SHIPPING COSTS: I will mainly ship through express courier so that I can track each package and being SURE that you receive your reward.
Once you've received it, please send me a message here.

- The campaign has just begun and, at the moment, I can only count on my 2 hands and the hands of my closest friends...I am not the Warner Brothers or the Paramount Pictures...but I will work hard to give all your rewards on time and I will NOT leave you alone even after the campaign ends. I will CONSTANTLY give you updates. Even after MONTHS you will receive your reward!
You have my word, you have Vincenzo Cosentino's word.
A name that today means nothing to you, but you will see through FACTS how constant and determined I am in EVERYTHING I DO.
We will win this battle together. Yes, I am talking like Brave Heart, I mean...Brave Hand.

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    "ONE FINGER FOR MY HAND!"
    For me 1 dollar means that a tiny, tiny little part of your heart (and hand) believes in me.
    Thank you for this...I mean it.

    ITALIANO:
    Anche solo un dollaro (meno di un euro) aiuterà Handy! Grazie mille!!

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    "YOUR HAND FOR MY HAND!"
    You are (maybe) broke like I am but you still want to give a hand to my hand because you want to support the 4 years hard work I put behind this movie.
    You wil receive Handy's special SMS Ringtone mp3 download....and towards the end YOU will decide whether to upgrade your reward or not! :)

    ITALIANO:
    Ricevi la suoneria di Handy e un ringraziamento speciale su facebook per avermi aiutato!

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    "YOUR 2 HANDS FOR MY HAND"
    You will receive the download of a piece of the Making Of Handy and Handy's special SMS Ringtone mp3 download.

    ITALIANO:
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    "HANDY-THE MOVIE"

    you will receive the HD Download of the movie upon release, the HD download of the official poster and Handy's special SMS Ringtone.
    This little movie will never get a wide distribution so this is the only way you will be able to see it (and support me)...so...Do you want to see something different? This is the right place :)

    ITALIANO: ottieni il film in FULL HD, il poster e la suoneria. Tutto via download :)

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    "THE ITALIAN HAND!" (only for italians)

    Solo se sei italiano!
    Da italiano vuoi darmi una "mano" perchè sei felice che sono riuscito a farmi un film da solo senza "vendermi l'anima" per arrivare a questo piccolo traguardo...riuscendoci tramite un duro (ed infinito) lavoro d'amore, pazienza e dedizione durato 4 anni.
    Sono consapevole del grande periodo di crisi economica dell'Italia e dato che mi stai aiutando il tuo aiuto per me vale doppio...quindi ti metterò nei titoli di coda nei ringraziamenti speciali, ottieni il download del poster ufficiale, il film in HD e la suoneria di Handy.
    PS: da questo premio in poi troverai i premi tradotti cliccando il link ad inizio di questa pagina.
    Puoi anche scegliere un premio superiore o inferiore, dipende da te ma lascia che ti ringrazi a prescindere, il tuo aiuto vale davvero doppio per me dato il nostro brutto periodo di crisi.

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    Pledge $28 or more About $28

    "MAKING HAND"
    (watch the "rewards video" I made to better understand this reward)

    You will receive the movie,
    - the HD download of the poster,
    - the ringtone,
    and...

    - THE ENTIRE MAKING OF HANDY.

    This reward is at this value because I'd like for most of you to be able to afford to have it if you want.
    There is going to be a full on documentary (50/60 minutes) about how I made Handy... with cast interviews and more (no, the cast won't be hands I promise you lol).
    It took me 4 years to make my first feature.
    I had just a dream, my HD video camera, a laptop and my right hand that I named Handy...and some AMAZING friends and family members who helped me, believing in me from start to finish.
    I would LOVE you to see how I did this movie, step by step: Editing, Visual Effects, Set Design and much more.
    This my favourite reward.
    Choosing this reward is like having 2 films in one. It will be like you were sitting next to me during those 4 years, you and your hand won't regret it. :)

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    "SINGING HAND"

    You will receive the movie,
    - the HD download of the poster,
    - the ringtone,
    and....
    - the download of the OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK of HANDY scored by Sveinung Nygaard!

    He worked so hard on the music because I was a "pain...in the hand". I grew up listening to the music of Hans Zimmer, John Powell and many other amazing composers and that is why I wanted amazing music.
    I was picky, I was a grumpy man...but I have to say, the music now is truly AMAZING!
    ...so If you love soundtracks it is a must have score! You will hear about Sveinung, trust me.

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    "MAKING and SINGING HANDS"

    Early Hand-COMBO.

    -The movie
    -The Making OF
    -The Soundtrack
    -The Poster
    -The ringtone
    ...in their full HD quality download versions! Sit down and enjoy my little independent film in all his aspects and detalis in full HD :-)
    PS: get drunk first.

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    "A HAND-DVD PLEASE!"

    Handy starts shipping stuff!
    (Finally HANDY... you lazy hand!).
    Are you old fashioned like me? Do you prefer holding an actual dvd for your collection? Ok. :)
    You will receive:
    - the DVD of the movie AND the HD download.
    - Your choice between the download of the Official soundtrack or the Making Of Handy.
    - SMS Ringtone and full HD download of the official poster!
    - Download of the MOVIE SCRIPT (PDF).
    - 1 character card from the movie designed by me only for this kickstarter campaign (available only for the first 10 hands who will grab this reward).

    Plus Shipping Costs (consider them from this reward on).

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    "A SIGNED-HAND-DVD PLEASE!"

    - EARLY BIRD-HAND...only for THE FASTEST HANDS -

    Here you will receive the same perks mentioned in the previous reward but this time you will receive also:
    - 2 special edition character cards (Total of 3 cards)
    - I will sign your DVD of the movie (if you want)...
    ...your hand is fast and this is my little way to thank you even more for believing in me and in my work. :)

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    "A HAND-DVD PLEASE!" Part 2

    Did you arrive late or you want to support me with those 5 dollars more? Thank you a lot!!!
    You will receive the same perks mentioned in the reward "A HAND-DVD PLEASE!" but I will add a characted card for you so we are both Handy, I mean...Happy. :)

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    "HAND IN YOUR MAIL"

    SUPER PACKAGE!!

    Boom!! Handy will ship everything to you!
    - The Official Poster in YOUR MAIL :)
    - 1 Handy tshirt, time to dress your hand!
    - HD Download of the movie and the DVD
    - YOUR CHOICE between the offical Soundtrack (download AND physical CD) - - - - - or The Making Of Handy (HD download AND physical DVD)
    - Download of the MOVIE SCRIPT (PDF)
    - full set of characters cards from the movie designed by me only for for this kickstarter campaign.

    all in your mail.

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    "SIGNED-HAND IN YOUR MAIL"

    EARLY BIRD-HAND SUPER PACKAGE!!!

    Here you receive the same perks mentioned in the previous reward plus you will receive a handwritten note only for you from me and Handy along with the film title printed on real egyptian Papyrus (like seen in the movie or more simply at the end of the trailer). You will love this Papyrus.
    I framed one. it looks great!
    I will also sign your DVD and POSTER if you want.
    PS: Yes, I write using my right hand...so yes, technically, Handy is signing and writing everything you will receive :)

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    "SIGNED-HAND IN YOUR MAIL"

    SUPER TSHIRT ADD ON!!

    same as the previous reward but this time you will also receive a special tshirt for you and you alone, choose your size...now you and your hands are fully dressed!
    I will design this tshirt ONLY for the people who will choose this reward. I will make a really cool tshirt.
    The first 5 who choose this reward will also get a special edition poster for a total of 2 posters: Normal poster + Special Edition poster.

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    "CREDITED HAND!"

    Early Bird.

    Your name in the credit list in the Special Thanks section of the movie! Your name in the movie, for hundreds of years. Thousand of years. Ok, enough Vincenzo. It's not funny. Ok, maybe just a little.
    You will also receive:
    - The Movie: download AND on DVD (and possibly the bluray, but the bluray will depend on how much I will collect) - I have to consider the costs :)
    - The Official Poster
    - With this reward you will receive both...the ENTIRE MAKING OF HANDY (DVD and HD download) and ALSO the official Soundtrack (download and CD).
    - 2 Handy Tshirts, time to dress your hands!
    - Download of the MOVIE SCRIPT (PDF).
    - full set of characters cards from the movie designed by me only for for this kickstarter campaign.

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    "YOUR HAND SYMBOL in the Credit List"
    (watch the "reward video" I made to better understand this reward)

    Early Bird.

    With this reward you will be in the credit list with your picture doing the Hand Symbol (You alone or you and your best friend).
    YOU ARE IN "Handy" now :)
    Plus you will receive all the rewards mentioned in the "Credited Hand Reward".

    VERY IMPORTANT:
    When the campaign ENDS (not before please) you will have to contact me in order to send me your PHOTO and your WRITTEN authorization to be in the movie through personal message BEFORE the last day of JULY....If I won't receive it I will have to abort this option and just simply write your name in the credits with no photo. :(
    The reason is simple, this credit list will be really hard to make and organize and I need time to do it and I cannot risk to make last minute mistakes making people angry...having them chasing me with baseball bats.
    No, seriously...I want EVERYONE happy at the end of this campaign.

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    "HANDY STATUE"
    (Watch the "Reward Video" I made to actually see it).

    EARLY BIRD.

    - The Limited Edition statue of HANDY signed at the bottom with a special message for you.
    Each statue will be handCrafted, one by one.

    plus you will receive the following:
    - Special video on how Anna crafted your statue.
    - Special Edition Poster
    - Special Edition Handy Tshirt
    - and all the other rewards mentioned in the "CREDITED HAND REWARD".

    IMPORTANT - SHIPPING COSTS (express courier):
    The statue is heavy and fragile plus there is a lot of stuff to ship so please...
    ADD 25 dollars if you live in USA or ITALY.
    ADD 35 dollars if you live outside USA or ITALY.

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    "Franco Nero's HandGift"

    For 1 Hand only :-)

    With this reward Franco Nero is going to sign your copy of Handy and the official poster of the movie.
    You will also receive the Making Of Handy and The official Soundtrack (DVD, CD and HD download)
    - (more rewards dedicated to Franco Nero's Fans might be available during the campaign, so follow/support this project and stay tuned :-)

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    "Franco Nero's HandGift"

    For 1 Hand only :-)

    With this reward Franco Nero is going to sign your copy of Handy and the official poster of the movie.
    You will also receive the Making Of Handy and The official Soundtrack (DVD, CD and HD download) and a copy of an exclusive backstage with Franco and Me.

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    "FRANCO NERO's HAND, PLEASE".

    EARLY BIRD.

    I will be always thankful to Franco Nero for believing in me. He is a legend.
    With this reward you will receive ALL the rewards mentioned in the "CREDITED HAND" reward but this time the poster and the DVD of the film will be signed by Franco Nero himself.
    You will also receive a very special photo from Franco's backstage in my movie HANDY, with a handwritten note for you from Franco himself.

    PS: the first who will bid on this reward will receive also a signed dvd copy of the original Franco Nero's Django (1966 /pal version). The movie that inspired the great Tarantino to make Django Unchained.

    (more rewards dedicated to Franco Nero's Fans might be available during the campaign, so follow/support this project and stay tuned :-)

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    "FRANCO NERO's HAND DELUXE, PLEASE".

    You will receive a signed dvd copy of the original Franco Nero's Django (1966 /pal version) and a signed copy of Franco Nero's KEOMA. (pal version)

    With this reward you will receive ALL the rewards mentioned in the "CREDITED HAND" reward but this time the poster and the DVD of the film will be signed by Franco Nero himself.
    You will also receive a very special photo from Franco's backstage in my movie HANDY, with a handwritten note for you from Franco himself.

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    "PERSONALIZED HAND!"

    Early Bird.
    Here it is!
    - Before your copy of the movie starts there will be ME and HANDY thanking YOU (Yes, you!) with a special video. So your DVD will be special and unique. It will be a one of a kind DVD.
    I care too much for this movie and I will do it because I want you to have this good keepsake of Handy.

    you will also receive:
    - Handy statue.
    - 1 Ticket for the NEW movie premiere in USA (travel/accomodation not included).
    - MY SHORTFILM COLLECTION
    - The soundtrack CD signed by Sveinung Nygaard.
    - The Making OF (signed DVD)
    - Signed Poster and the Limited edtion poster/tshirt.
    - your name in the credit list as "Handy's friend" (this credit comes before all the special thanks credits)

    IMPORTANT - SHIPPING COSTS (express courier):
    It is a lot of heavy and fragile stuff to ship so please...
    ADD 25 dollars if you live in USA or ITALY.
    ADD 35 dollars if you live outside USA or ITALY.

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    "PERSONALIZED HAND!"
    Part 2

    Same as the previous reward but this time you get 2 extra Handy Statues for your collection and an actual copy of the original script and personal notebook :)
    (as seen in the reward video I made)

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    "A PIECE OF HANDY!"

    Early Bird.

    An Authentic hand crafted Prop/hand costume featured in the movie! I mean, the real prop.
    Plus me showing you the scene where the prop/costume is shown.

    Watch the reward video to actually see just some of them.

    Plus you will receive ALL the other rewards mentioned in the "PERSONALIZED HAND" reward.
    Your name will be big on screen in the Special Thanks credit list....as "HAND COLLECTOR"

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    "A PIECE OF HANDY!"

    An Authentic hand crafted Prop/hand costume featured in the movie! I mean, the real prop.
    Plus me showing you the scene where the prop/costume is shown.

    Watch the reward video to actually see just some of them.

    Plus you will receive ALL the other rewards mentioned in the "PERSONALIZED HAND" reward.
    Your name will be big on screen in the Special Thanks credit list....as "HAND COLLECTOR"

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    PRIVATE SCREENING OF HANDY!

    Either you are a School, a College or you are just a Film Lover who wants to see Handy with me and his friends...well, I will be there!
    I will pay for my own accomodation but please, you will have to support me by providing me with the travel ticket and organize the place where to screen the movie (a house, a theater etc) :)
    Do you want to create an event? I am ok with this, go on and sell your own tickets! The profits are yours! Create your team, split the costs and future profits :)
    I will run the Q&A with you and at the end of the screening I will give:
    - 20 copies of the film.
    - 20 DVDs of the Making OF Handy
    - 20 posters.
    - 20 copies of HANDY's soundtrack
    - 1 Handy Statue for the main organizer.
    - I will bring along with me most of the official props and costumes to show during the Q&A.
    (watch the reward video to see all those different rewards)

    IMPORTANT:
    VALID ONLY FOR USA, ITALY, United Kingdom.
    the reason is simple, those are the closest countries to my main work/home "locations" and it will be easier for me to attend the event that you will create.

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