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A documentary about Wyoming, WWII, family, and bikes.
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    Foundation

    Just as a journey of 1000 miles starts with the first step, a crowdfunding campaign of $12,000 starts with the first dollar. Your name will be listed on our website's "Supported By" page.

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    Inspiration

    Music is a major driving force in our creative process. We've been curating a playlist for the past year that we listen to when ever we're working on the film. For this reward, we'll give you access to our top-secret playlist of inspiration.

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    Community

    So much of the inspiration for our film comes directly from the postcards that Silvio sent to his future wife during his time serving in WWII. This led us to create our own vintage-inspired Wyoming WWII postcards. We are bringing back the snail mail vibe by sending you a personal note on one of our postcards from Silvio's house in Rock Springs, WY.

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    Social Media Thanks

    Social media has allowed us to connect with people all over the world who are interested in helping us tell this story. We want to show the world how much your contribution means to us by tagging you on our Instagram and Facebook in a group thank you message.

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    Traveler

    We can't say enough about the power of putting ink to paper and sending a physical message to a friend. Because we feel so strongly about the gesture of mailing letters, we will send you a postcard from Germany with a message about what we encountered on the journey that day.

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    The Film

    You will get access to a private link to view the complete film before the official release. All contributors of $25 or more will be able to view the film online.

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    Humor

    Who doesn't enjoy a good laugh? We guarantee that you'll have at least one when you see our blooper reel from trying to make our Kickstarter video. We're not actors, and it clearly shows. We'll send you a link to the blooper reel for the Kickstarter video...and trust us, it's hilarious!

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    Musician

    Did we mention that Mark plays the accordion? No? Well, for $35 we'll send you a video of Mark playing a song for you on the accordion WITH your name in it.

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    Invitation to Private Virtual Premiere

    We want you to see the film first! We'll be having a private screening for family and friends, date TBD. We'll create a private link for you to watch the exclusive virtual premiere of the film before it's available anywhere else.

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    Wyoming Mining Artifact

    Silvio hopped on a train after graduating high school and road across the US in search of opportunity. He jumped off in the mining town of Rock Springs, WY where he would make a home and spend the rest of his life. The mine where he worked more than 70 years ago has long since shut down, but the mining equipment still remains. This summer we went to the original site of the coal mine and collected a few artifacts. We'll send you an authentic railroad spike, bolt, or similar item from the coal mine in Wyoming where Silvio worked before being drafted to fight in WWII.

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    The Life Story Compass Notebook

    Our goal with this film is to connect two generations. Throughout this journey, we've developed a helpful model for exploring Silvio's story. This inspired us to create a notebook based on our model to help guide you in discovering your own family history. This is your entry point to beginning your own journey of connecting with a past generation.

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    Fine Art Vintage WWII Military Map Print

    During our research process, we've gained access to several vintage WWII maps. You'll receive an 11" x 13" reprint of a map used in combat during WWII. This map is printed on 100% cotton fine art archival paper with the highest quality of ink to ensure longevity. For an extra $150 dollars, we will find a map from the archives that depicts an area where one of your relatives served in World War II. For this option, please select the $250 Personal Fine Art Military Map Reward.

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    Life Story Compass Notebook 3-pack

    Our goal with this film is to connect two generations. Throughout this journey, we've developed a helpful model for exploring Silvio's story. This inspired us to create a notebook based on our model to help guide you in discovering your own family history. This is your entry point to beginning your own journey of connecting with a past generation.

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    30-Minute Bike Consultation

    Riding bikes is our cup of tea, and we'd love to share a cup with you! This is a 30-minute video chat to ask us anything bike related. We can offer advice on bike selection, touring, packing gear, choosing a route, fighting the elements, skills, and much more!

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    30-Minute Filmmaking Consultation

    We've been doing this for more than eight years and we want to share every gritty detail with you! You'll get a 30-minute video chat to pick our brains about filmmaking. Everything from the creative process to the logistics of producing feature-length documentaries, we are an open book.

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    30-Minute Research Consultation

    Over the past 8 months, we've gone from zero to sixty with research on family history and WWII. If you're interested in starting a similar project, we know what it feels like, and we want to share what we've learned! You'll get 30 minutes to discuss the research strategies we've used to develop this project. Topics include: navigating databases, creating an outline, word mapping, working with national archives, creating your team, and more!

    P.S. Carrie also spent the past five years doing research for her PhD, so it's safe to say that she's an expert on research!

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    The Screenwriter

    Mark will read your TV or feature film script (up to 100 pages) and provide thorough feedback during a 1-hour call. Mark worked at Sundance Institute in the Feature Film and Episodic Program for more than four years reading scripts, providing critical feedback, and selecting 10 writers out of more than 3000 to participate in the Lab each year. This is your chance to get honest, professional script feedback from someone at the forefront of selecting projects for one of the most prestigious TV Labs in the industry.

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    Personal Fine Art Military Map Print

    During our research process, we've gained access to several vintage WWII maps. We will find a map from the archives that depicts an area where one of your relatives served in World War II. You'll receive an 11" x 13" reprint of a map used in combat during WWII. This map is printed on 100% cotton fine art archival paper with the highest quality of ink to ensure longevity.

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    Historic Tour of Rock Springs

    We both grew up in Rock Springs, WY and we know the town inside and out! With such a vibrant history, we'll take you on a bike ride through historic Rock Springs and show you all of our favorite hidden spots. We will even treat you to a special meal at our favorite restaurant that has a history of its own. Please note: travel and accommodations for Rock Springs are not included.

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    Fine Art - A Print from the Road

    Mark has been making fine art photographs of scenes all over the world for the past 15 years. With his inspiration stemming from the still image, he will be capturing many photos during our journey. We will give you the choice of four options for a high-quality fine art 11" x 14" print of a scene from our journey. In addition, your name will be included in the "Thank You" section of the credits for the film, and we will send you a personal postcard while we're on our biking journey through Germany.

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    Fine Art - Coffee Table Book of Images

    We'll be printing a fine art coffee table book that profiles the journey using images we capture along the way. In addition, your name will be included in the "Thank You" section of the credits for the film, and a we'll send you personal postcard while we're on our biking journey through Germany.

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    • Limited Edition Fine Art Coffee Table Book of Images
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    Corner Stone Support

    You have shown the highest level of support for our film and we'd like to say thank you by including you on this journey as much as possible. You will have the opportunity to view the rough cut of the film and offer feedback for the final edit.

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    • Limited Virtual Premiere
    • "Thank You" in the Film's Credits
    • Postcard from us while we're on the bike ride
    • Limited Edition Fine Art Coffee Table Book of Images
    • Life Story Compass Notebook
    • Your Name on Our Website's "Supported By" List
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