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Documentary feature about Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers. Driven by adversity, inspired by family. New stretch goal: 60k. Go!

About this project

UPDATE: We've made our target! But please, keep on pledgin'! Our stretch goal is 60k and that extra 10k will allow us to pay for more essential elements, like film festival submissions, outreach programs and super fly animations, which will really give this film the magic it needs. There's still lots of sweet rewards up for grabs and the more funds raised the shinier AMOT will get. So pledge happy :)

THE STORY

Imagine finding out your mother has 2-3 years left to live. Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers was faced with this gut-wrenching revelation when she learned that her mother had been diagnosed with ALS, taking her down a path few could endure.

ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease in the US and Motor Neurone disease in the UK) is a fatal disease, which attacks the neurons in the brain and spinal cord, progressively impairing one's ability to walk, talk, breathe or swallow. The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no cure.

Before the bad news hit, Kathryn was relishing in a beautiful adventure. A few years prior, her mother, who was adopted, had found her birth mother, and thus a whole other family for Kathryn. Relatives emerged, loved ones multiplied overnight. And all the more spectacular, her new found long lost uncle, Carl Newman, happened to be the front-man behind an indie rock super group called The New Pornographers. With this serendipitous revelation, a new realm of musical collaboration and opportunity spawned and prospered. Then the news about her mother's illness crashed right through the newly lit family home.

As a result, Kathryn decided to move back into her childhood home to become her mother's full time caregiver. It was during this turbulent period, that Kathryn became inspired to write and record her first solo album; a parting gift for her biggest fan. She recruited a producer and converted her mother's living room into a recording studio. As her mother's condition steadily worsened, Kathryn's challenge became clear: she needed to complete the album in time for her mother to hear it.

A Matter of Time illustrates the bravery and compassion that can bloom from struggle. How even the most enduring battles can conjure unimaginable feats of strength and triumph against unexplainable forces. This is an inspirational story about courage in the face of disease. It’s about letting difficult experiences meet artistic impulses and making a positive difference through music. 

ARE WE THERE YET? ALMOST...

In May of last year we travelled to Victoria, Vancouver, Chicago, New York, Woodstock, and Baltimore to interview authors, doctors and musicians, in order to collect footage and insights into Kathryn’s journey. A few months later, on July 4th (Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day), we threw a benefit concert in Kathryn's hometown of Victoria, BC. Filmed with seven cameras in the Old Town exhibit of the Royal BC museum, guests from The New Pornographers and Kathryn's previous band, Immaculate Machine, came together for an intimate gathering. The music from this concert serves as the musical backdrop for the film.  

Kathryn sound checking in the 'Old Town' at the Royal BC Museum. Photo by: Jenna and Tristan Shouldice. Part of the still photo collection, which you will receive if you pledge $25 or higher.
Kathryn sound checking in the 'Old Town' at the Royal BC Museum. Photo by: Jenna and Tristan Shouldice. Part of the still photo collection, which you will receive if you pledge $25 or higher.

Here's a newspaper article, which was published in the Victoria Times Colonist on the day of the concert.

Left to right: Todd Fancey, Paul Rigby, Kurt Dahle - 'backstage' at the Royal BC Museum. Photo by: Jenna & Tristan Shouldice
Left to right: Todd Fancey, Paul Rigby, Kurt Dahle - 'backstage' at the Royal BC Museum. Photo by: Jenna & Tristan Shouldice

Now we’re in the in rousing post-production period and our mission hats are on to bundle this up into a sparkling coherent package. This is where those little bursts of magic happen. The inclusions where you go, ‘Oh DAY-um!’, nice going guys.

We've already spent a month together editing in Montreal, working 12 hour days, sifting through footage and putting together the puzzle pieces of this great story. But now unfortunately, we've run out of funding. Without any financial backing, we've gone as far as we can go. The piggy bank is empty and we need your help. 

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

We've completed filming and we've assembled a rough cut. But before we can show it to you, we need to complete it. It needs sound, colour, motion graphics, animation, and a final edit. The money which is raised from this Kickstarter campaign will go directly towards paying for the following expenses (without which the film cannot be completed!):

  • Director
  • Editor
  • Sound editor
  • Colourist
  • Designer
  • Animator
  • Hard drives
  • Legal fees
  • Accounting fees
  • Licensing fees (for archival footage & photographs)
 
We rented out the beautiful Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria to shoot the opening and closing credit sequences. As a child, Kathryn took music lessons in this building. Photo by: Jenna Shouldice
We rented out the beautiful Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria to shoot the opening and closing credit sequences. As a child, Kathryn took music lessons in this building. Photo by: Jenna Shouldice

So you see, there are a lot of players; a lot of stars on the map to completion. The story is there, the scenes have been shot; we just have to polish it, put a ribbon around it and fling it from the rooftops.

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS

When you donate to A MATTER OF TIME via Kickstarter, we only get the donation if and ONLY IF the campaign reaches its $50,000 goal. If the campaign does not reach its goal, then we receive $0!  And you donate $0!

☑ Your payment is processed through Amazon and is as easy as buying a DVD from Amazon.com. (Here is a video on how to pledge.)

☑ Your pledge amount is NOT displayed publicly.

☑ You can change your pledge at any time. (Here's a video on how to modify your pledge.)

☑ You can pledge from anywhere in the world!

PRIZES

'What’s in it for me?' you may ask, and deservingly so! We're just so grateful you've come this far. So from the nicest people in the biz, we've collated a behemoth of flippin’ sweet rewards for every pledge in every budget that will help us complete this project and give you some jollies too. Some of the said loot includes buckloads of CD’s and LP’s from Kathryn Calder, The New Pornographers and Immaculate Machine. There's YBP merch, A MATTER OF TIME memorabilia made special for this campaign, and limited edition one-of-a-kind artwork. Kathryn's personal singing & song-writing skills are on offer as well as New Pornographer concert tickets and Meet n' Greets with Kathryn and the band. Company sponsorship packages and Associate Producer credits are also up for grabs.

We’d like to mention here there aren't enough bearhugs we could give to Kathryn and her representing labels File Under Music, Mint Records and Matador records, as well as The New Pornographers for their incredible prize donations to this campaign, without which, we’d be offering Skittles and unfinished Sudoku puzzles. Merci, dear friends!

NOTE: ALL OF THE PRIZES from the $35.00 category onwards include the soundtrack, the HQ film download, the DVD, peanuts & crackerjacks, bonus materials, the film credit, and a tweet! 

That's a BIG BIRD! Hanging loosely on the body, you can slip in and out of this YBP onesie in seconds - you can even wear your own clothes underneath! Plus it comes with all sorts of goodies. You want this, don't lie.
That's a BIG BIRD! Hanging loosely on the body, you can slip in and out of this YBP onesie in seconds - you can even wear your own clothes underneath! Plus it comes with all sorts of goodies. You want this, don't lie.
Kathryn's 1st solo album, recorded in her mother's living room. For $85 you can receive a signed copy plus a signed poster, a baseball shirt, a DVD copy of the film and a whole lot more!
Kathryn's 1st solo album, recorded in her mother's living room. For $85 you can receive a signed copy plus a signed poster, a baseball shirt, a DVD copy of the film and a whole lot more!
July 4th gig poster, designed by Meghan Hildebrand and signed by Kathryn Calder. Meghan did the album art for Kathryn's second record, 'Bright & Vivid'.
July 4th gig poster, designed by Meghan Hildebrand and signed by Kathryn Calder. Meghan did the album art for Kathryn's second record, 'Bright & Vivid'.

GOT A PEN?

Got any questions? Looking to do a story? Send an email to info@yellowbirdproject.com or tweet us @YBP and we'll get back to you right away. We'll be posting regular updates on our Facebook page as well.

Left to right: Josh Huculiak, Kathryn Calder, Brooke Gallupe, Brent Hodge, Luke Kozlowski, John Diemer. Photo by: Jenna and Tristan Shouldice.
Left to right: Josh Huculiak, Kathryn Calder, Brooke Gallupe, Brent Hodge, Luke Kozlowski, John Diemer. Photo by: Jenna and Tristan Shouldice.

THE TEAM

Brent Hodge (Director, Editor): 

Brent has directed and produced two full length music documentaries for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) - “Winning America” (Said The Whale documentary) and “What Happens Next” (Dan Mangan documentary). Both documentaries were Leo nominated and aired nationally across Canada. Brent has also worked with OWN, Slice, National Geographic, National Film Board of Canada, Discovery Canada, and OLN Network.

www.hodgeepodgee.com

Yellow Bird Project (Producers):

Casey Cohen and Matthew Stotland, co-founders of the Yellow Bird Project (YBP), have been the driving force behind this documentary. Since 2006, YBP has collaborated with over 40 indie rock bands, soliciting t-shirt designs from bands like Andrew Bird, Bloc Party, Bon Iver, The National, The Shins, Broken Social Scene, Of Montreal and more. In 2008, Kathryn designed a t-shirt on behalf of The New Pornographers and Immaculate Machine to benefit the ALS Society of BC. After subsequently learning about Kathryn's remarkable journey, Casey and Matt were inspired to create this documentary and determined to see it through from concept to completion.

www.yellowbirdproject.com

Muse Entertainment (Executive Producers):

Jonas Prupas is our Executive Producer, acting on behalf of Muse Entertainment, a film and TV production company that is recognized across North America and internationally as a major producer of well-crafted, high-quality film and television productions with strong international appeal. Many of their television productions (The Kennedys, Bomb Girls, Being Human) have garnered critical acclaim and large audiences – as well over 100 international awards and over 300 award nominations.

www.muse.ca

Chris Kelly (Sound Recordist, Associate Producer):

Chris Kelly is a producer and musician. He is currently the producer for CBC Radio One's satirical radio show This Is That with Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring. He started working with the CBC in 2006, producing Grant Lawrence's daily radio show and the CBC Radio 3 Podcast. He recently released his debut solo album, which was produced by Kurt Dahle of The New Pornographers

www.thisischriskelly.com

Josh Huculiak (Director of Photography):

Josh Huculiak is a founding member of the Vancouver, BC based Production Company, 'The Amazing Factory', which has produced beautiful work spanning from music videos to high profile corporate projects and documentaries. Within the last year, they produced over 20 music videos for bands including Hey Ocean!, Yukon Blonde, Young Liars, We Are The City, and Juno Award winning band, Said The Whale. Between music videos, Amazing Factory has taken on a video series for Destination New South Wales (Tourism Australia) and a large scale Canadian government video project called "Carbon Neutral Life" as well as producing a feature length film shot in Norway this past year.

www.amazingfactory.com

John Diemer (Sound Designer):

John is an award winning Location Sound Mixer, Sound Designer, and Owner/Operator of The Farmhouse Creative Labs in Toronto. Having the skills to oversee projects all the way from production to post gives John a unique and creative edge on all of the projects he is a part of. Some of his recent credits include Top Chef (Food Network), The Amazing Race (CTV), and Vikings (History).

www.johndiemer.com

Alec Mathewson (Editor):

Alec Mathewson is a freelance editor from Montreal with over 12 years experience making documentary films. His work has screened at various festivals and aired on networks around the world including the CBC, Discovery Health, History Channel, IFC, Syfy, and the Documentary Channel. Alec also works behind the camera and when time permits he is experimenting with video as a medium for sculptures and art installations. His curiosity and passion for telling stories no matter what the platform is, and his experience at all levels of production, has helped him secure lasting relationships with the writers, directors, and other film-makers he works with.

www.alecmathewson.net

Chris Kelly (left) gives Kathryn a chance to hear some takes. Photo by: Jenna Shouldice
Chris Kelly (left) gives Kathryn a chance to hear some takes. Photo by: Jenna Shouldice
Josh Huculiak, in reflection, capturing the magic of the evening. Photo by: Jenna & Tristan Shouldice
Josh Huculiak, in reflection, capturing the magic of the evening. Photo by: Jenna & Tristan Shouldice
Kurt Dahle drumming up awareness in the Old Town. Meet him, Kathryn, and the rest of The New Pornographers by purchasing the $500 prize pack. Photo by Tristan & Jenna Shouldice
Kurt Dahle drumming up awareness in the Old Town. Meet him, Kathryn, and the rest of The New Pornographers by purchasing the $500 prize pack. Photo by Tristan & Jenna Shouldice

WHAT IS ALS?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease that destroys the motor neurons in your brain and spinal cord. When those motor neurons die, the brain's ability to initiate and control muscle movement is lost.

In simple language?

Imagine this. One day, out of the blue, you feel a slight muscle weakness or cramping in your foot or hand. It could be numbness in your big toe, or maybe you find yourself having trouble buttoning your shirt. The initial symptoms can be so slight, that they are often overlooked. 

The muscle weakness then spreads slowly and steadily across both arms, legs, invariably leading to total paralysis of the limbs. Eventually the disease will rob you of your ability to speak, breath, and swallow. Your mind stays intact, while you lose complete control of your body and there's nothing you can do to arrest its progression. No prescription, no cure.

ALS can strike anyone at any time regardless of age, sex or ethnic background. The disease is inevitably fatal, with most people dying from respiratory failure, usually within two to three years from the onset of symptoms.

ALS DOCTORS

We travelled across North America to interview some of the world's leading experts in the field of ALS. The following doctors were kind enough to volunteer their time in support of this film:

Dr. Neil Cashman - At the University of British Columbia, Cashman holds the Canada Research Chair in Neurodegeneration and Protein Misfolding Diseases and serves as the Director of the UBC ALS Center.

Dr. Charles Krieger - Krieger is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, Professor of Neurology at the University of British Columbia and a clinician at the ALS Center in the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre.

Dr. Jeffrey Rothstein - As a Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Rothstein focuses on neuromuscular diseases, with a particular focus on ALS. He is the Director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research and his laboratory includes more than 20 post-doctoral fellows and ALS clinic staff.

Risks and challenges

You see up there our funding goal is 50k, because our absolute need in life right now is to complete this film for distribution. Without this campaign, we risk non-completion of the film, which is every artist's and producer's worst nightmare and we’d cry hardcore if that happened. This is the base level of success for this feature and we think it's an absolutely doable feat.

But wait, there's more...

To really give this project the kicker it needs for festival submissions and travel fees, we really need to hit the 70k mark.

Furthermore and fairy godmother providing, to fully blow the pants off this project to the most ultimate of levels, in terms of marketing the film, developing a website, investing in a PR strategy and pretty much going the full caboose with every bell and shining whistle, we’re looking at the 100k mark.

So the biggest risk for us is not being able to raise enough funding to give the project the full attention that it deserves.

In the most deepest pits of our guts, we believe the story, the people involved so far and our plans for this magnum opus, deserve as much attention as we can muster. And we’re absolutely sure that together we can disperse this beautiful story through so many avenues all over the world, with a little help from our friends.

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    DIGITAL SOUNDTRACK. For your kindness we’ll send to your inbox the film's live soundtrack, with songs recorded from Kathryn's ALS Awareness concert, which we threw on Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day last year at the Royal BC Museum. Featuring members of The New Pornographers & a one-off reunion set with Kathryn's previous band, Immaculate Machine. We'll also include a scanned copy of the set list.

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    HQ FILM DOWNLOAD. Gather a crowd and have your very own opening night of A MATTER OF TIME with a HIGH QUALITY digital download of the film. You’ll be all set for the tunes for the after party too, coz this prize includes the live soundtrack described above.

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    ALL DIGITAL. You get everything from above (HQ movie + soundtrack), plus buckets of bonus material. This includes full uncut performances, rehearsal footage, covers, 2 stripped down piano & violin church recordings and a set of beautiful high resolution still photographs taken from behind the scenes by Jenny and Tristan Shouldice. Also included is a packet of invisible good vibes.

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    Ooh la la, your name on the BIG SCREEN. Yeah, that’s right folks. From this point on you’ll be immortalized in the indie rock world with a THANK YOU CREDIT at the end of the film. Not that you’ll want it to end, but when it does you can see your contribution to the project right then and there in Times New Roman (or a similar font).

    PLUS all the aforementioned too!

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    DVD (HARD COPY). Everything in the previous reward category, plus a HQ copy of the film on DVD mailed to you with some peanuts and crackerjacks for your viewing pleasure. We'll also give you a big shout out on Twitter from @YBP so all your friends can see what a philanthropic baller you are.

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    BASEBALL TEE & LOTS MORE. Gentleladies and tendermen, at the fifty buck mark we bequest onto you an abundance of goodies. Starting with an official A MATTER OF TIME baseball tee, inspired by the film's artwork and sporting a #4 on the back in honour of the late Lou Gehrig. Pin upon it the YBP / Fight ALS! / A Matter of Time official movie BADGES you’ll also find in the envelope.

    AND, get this: Kathryn herself will create for you a digital mixed-tape with tunes hand-picked by her, coupled with a handwritten note. Nice.

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    NEW: SIGNED LOU GEHRIG BIOGRAPHY. In this reward category you will receive a copy of the best-selling biography, "Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig"; personally inscribed by its author, Jonathan Eig, who features prominently in A MATTER OF TIME. This package also includes ALL of the prizes above, i.e. the album, DVD, film credit, baseball shirt, Lou Gehrig / Fight ALS pins, Kathryn's mixtape, etc. Note: this prize is not included in any other reward categories below.

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    SIGNED POSTER. In the $75 category we have for you a special limited edition ALS Awareness Concert gig poster (8.5 x 11), designed by Meghan Hildebrand and signed by Kathryn. Check it out <- over there.

    You’ll also find the official A MATTER OF TIME baseball tee, HQ copy of the movie, soundtrack, pins, mixtape, credits at the end of the film, a @YBP love shout-out and a warm fuzzy feeling that’ll come soon after opening the parcel.

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    SIGNED CD - ALBUM 1. Here we have a signed CD copy of 'Are You My Mother?’, the first solo album by Kathryn Calder and the very album that you’ll see created in A MATTER OF TIME.

    You’ll also receive all of the goodies listed above.

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    SIGNED CD - ALBUM 2. The same as as above except it’ll be a signed CD copy of ‘Bright & Vivid’, Kathryn's second album, for those of you who've already got the début album in your collection.

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    SIGNED VINYL. Kick it up ol’ school for an even hundred; you’ll get the entire contents of the $75 package and the 'Bright & Vivid' album on vinyl signed by Kathryn, ready to spin.

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    IMMACULATE MACHINE PACKAGE. Something immaculate is coming to you wrapped in bubble wrap. Here we have the Immaculate Machine Fables LP, High on Jackson Hill LP, Ones and Zeros CD, Les Uns Mais Pas Les Autres CD (aka the French ep) and a super special LIMITED EDITION Won't be Pretty b/w Wo Xiang Tanbai (aka a song translated into Mandarin). This rare single, 'Won't be Pretty', is a gorgeous duet between Brooke Gallupe and Kathryn Calder and is one of only 500 copies. The 7" also contains a special comic drawn by guitarist/ vocalist Brooke Gallupe, which tells of the origins of "Wo Xiang Tanbai”. You'll also receive everything from the $75 bundle. How so very special!

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    IMMACULATE MACHINE PACKAGE (OH, CANADA ONLY). The same exact package as described above, but for Canadian customers only.

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    NEW: IMMACULATE MACHINE SUPER-FAN PACKAGE (CANADA ONLY). Are you an IM super-fan? PROVE IT. This package includes everything from the Immaculate Machine bundle above, PLUS an IM t-shirt, and rare CD copies of their first two releases: 'Transporter' and 'The View', both signed by all three members. This stuff is hard to find.

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    YBP BUNDLE. Give your postman a bicep workout with this plentiful package of goodness. This includes everything in the $75 category, plus a Yellow Bird Project logo hoodie, logo tee, a copy of The Indie Rock Coloring Book (features a New Pornographers activity page) with 18 crayons, AND a copy of The Indie Rock Poster Book, which includes 30 removable and ready-to-frame prints (11" x 14"), each by a different illustrator and inspired by various indie rock songs from bands like Bon Iver and Devendra Banhart. Check out all of this gear over at yellowbirdproject.com.

    Did we mention this includes crayons?!

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    NEW: IMMACULATE MACHINE SUPER-FAN PACKAGE (US ONLY). As per above. Don't forget that these IM packages also include EVERYTHING in the $75 package!

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    YBP COMFORT PACKAGE. Receive EVERYTHING from the YBP BUNDLE above, plus a kickstarter-exclusive YBP BLANKET! Made by our friends @ProjectRepat from an assortment of 9 recycled Yellow Bird Project band-tees, this magic blanket will be backed by high quality, made in USA Polar-Tec fleece. You choose the colour! On top of that, we will also include a special blend of tea so that you can watch the movie wrapped in your new blanket with a warm cup of comfort. This is what dreams are made of, people!

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    2 X VANCOUVER CONCERT TICKETS to The New Pornographers and a MEET n’ GREET with Kathryn Calder!

    This is your chance to rub shoulders with the songstress herself! We’ll set up the intro when they hit-up your city on the next New Pornographers tour. You’ll also receive a NP T-SHIRT, POSTER and a mystery VINYL LP, all of which will be signed by Dan Bejar, Kathryn Calder, Neko Case, John Collins, Kurt Dahle, Todd Fancey, Carl Newman and Blaine Thurier, that’s right, the WHOLE band!

    AND if that wasn't enough, you’re absolutely gonna get everything in the $75 category too! This is what some might call overload, but we just think of it as super awesome rad times!

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    2 X CHICAGO TICKETS to The New Pornographers, t-shirt, poster & LP (signed by the NP's), meet n' greet with Kathryn, and everything in the $75 category.

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    2 X LA CONCERT TICKETS to The New Pornographers, t-shirt, poster & LP (signed by the NP's), meet n' greet with Kathryn, and everything in the $75 category.

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    ★ LAST MINUTE PERK ★ 2 x NYC CONCERT TICKETS to The New Pornographers, MEET & GREET with Kathryn Calder, NP's t-shirt, plus everything in the $75 category, i.e. DVD, film credit, baseball tee, signed gig poster, etc. You get this, you're awesome.

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    ★ LAST MINUTE PERK ★ 2 x SAN FRANCISCO CONCERT TICKETS to The New Pornographers, MEET & GREET with Kathryn Calder, NP's t-shirt, plus everything in the $75 category. You get this, we respect you.

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    ★ LAST MINUTE PERK ★ 2 x VANCOUVER CONCERT TICKETS to The New Pornographers, MEET & GREET with Kathryn Calder, NP's t-shirt, plus everything in the $75 category. NP's in their hometown, what can be better than that?

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    ★ LAST MINUTE PERK ★ 2 x CHICAGO CONCERT TICKETS to The New Pornographers, MEET & GREET with Kathryn Calder, NP's t-shirt, plus everything in the $75 category. Chi-town, FTW.

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    ★ LAST MINUTE PERK ★ 2 x LA CONCERT TICKETS to The New Pornographers, MEET & GREET with Kathryn Calder, NP's t-shirt, plus EVERYTHING in the $75 category. WHAM!

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    ★ LAST MINUTE PERK ★ 2 x SEATTLE CONCERT TICKETS to The New Pornographers, MEET & GREET with Kathryn Calder, NP's t-shirt, plus everything in the $75 category. Say yes. YES.

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    ★ LAST MINUTE PERK ★ 2 x DC CONCERT TICKETS to The New Pornographers, MEET & GREET with Kathryn Calder, NP's t-shirt, plus everything in the $75 category. Do it!

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    ★ LAST MINUTE PERK ★ 2 x BOSTON CONCERT TICKETS to The New Pornographers, MEET & GREET with Kathryn Calder, NP's t-shirt, plus everything in the $75 category. Wicked fun!

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    A personalized piece of collage art by Kathryn herself. Her talents are not limited to instruments and coveted vocals, the artistry seen on the 'Are You My Mother?' album was created by Kathryn herself, and in this category, she’ll create something similar just for you. Combo-ed with a handwritten letter of thanks for your generosity and all the kit from the $75 category. Save it in your scrapbook or frame it and put it up on your wall to remind yourself everyday, of what a good Samaritan you truly are.

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    COVER REQUEST. Ever wanted to impress everyone with the most
    bitchin’ of connections? Here’s your chance. Kathryn’s got five openings for requests of any song you want her to cover. Imagine birthday lovin’, anniversaries, or maybe just something for you on a long, cold Friday night.

    As part of this pledge reward, Kathryn will personally dedicate the song of your choice to you, or anyone you want, she'll film it and it’ll be sent to you along with the signed poster, official tee, pins, mixtape, film credit recognition and, and, and the soundtrack. Phwoar! Oh and a tweet too!

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    A PAINTING! Generously donated by Meghan Hildebrand, this beautiful artword called 'Spackletack' is a mélange of acrylic, collage and oil on wood and comes framed and ready for pride of place in your living room. At 12” x 12” and a market price of $1000, you’ll be amongst the finest of connoisseurs and for your generosity, you’ll get all that comes in the $75 category as well!

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    MEET AND GREET WITH ALL THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS! You heard right! You'll get two VIP tickets to any show, and whoever is performing on that night, i.e. Dan, Kathryn, Neko, John, Kurt, Todd, Blaine and Carl, will be ready and waiting to meet you. It could be all of them! So pick out your best threads and comb those unruly locks because this is a photo-op like no other.

    And yep, you'll also receive everything in the $75 category, because snail mail is like Christmas and this movie is SAH-weeet!

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    NEW: YBP ONESIE. That's right folks. On your left you are looking at one comfy, hand-made, never-worn Yellow Bird onesie. Soft. Comfy. It even comes with its own eyes, nose, tail and crown. Wear it as streetwear or as pyjamas. Heck, wear to work! In this thing you've got the power to do whatever you want! Hanging loosely on the body, you can slip in and out of this Kigu in seconds. You can even wear your own clothing underneath! This beauty comes with EVERYTHING in the YBP comfort package. There's only one onesie... Bidders beware.

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    SONG OF YOUR LIFE. Imagine that voice, creating and conveying a message entirely about you or someone you love. That's right, Kathryn is offering her stellar song writing services here to write and record a song about you or anything you desire.

    This will take Kathryn many, many hours (hence the high price tag). But, think! How often does an opportunity for this kind of intimacy come up?

    Tell Kathryn about yourself or a subject, i.e. your husband/wife/ Star Wars/crop circles and it’ll be delivered for your disposal as an MP3 along with a handwritten lyrics sheet, which will be sent to you by post along with the $75 reward package. An original idea for a group wedding gift, wedding song, quitting your job, you choose friend, it’s your song! Of course she’ll retain all rights - she’s an artist after all!

    Magic takes time, so the delivery date may vary on this one.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT. The most ultimate mark to make on this film project gives you an Associate Producer credit and all the rewards that go with the title: your name in both opening and closing credits and a listing on IMDB for the world to see. What a dazzling addition to your resume.

    You’ll also be invited to the movie premier in your nearest area, and you'll included in all publicity materials going forward. Plus all the stuff from the $75 category and the utmost of eternal thanks and gratitude and a long-standing impact on the ALS community.

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    SPONSOR PACK. Get your company all over this project with the A MATTER OF TIME sponsor package.

    Backing in this category means your company name will be listed on the films' thank you credits and in big on the bright and shining movie website. This package also includes 10 DVD's, 10 baseball shirts, and everything else in $75 package. PLUS a specialized private screening in your office with one of the producers or crew members (location permitting) in attendance for questions and comments or board game hour. Depending on your location we may also invite an ALS specialist to speak at your event.

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