Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam Indiegogo

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Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam

Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB). The largest youth poetry festival in the world.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hamilton-youth-poetry-slam

 

Short Summary

The Hamilton Youth Poetry Slam (HYPS) is Hamilton’s first Youth slam and was created to give Youth a chance to have their voices heard. Once a month HYPS offers youth, poets and audiences alike the opportunity to take part in free workshops, share on the open mic, and listen to the voices of young poets sharing their original work in the friendly competition of Slam.

What is a Slam? Slam poetry is the competitive art of performance poetry. It puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it…. but remember, “The points are not the point; the point is poetry” The goal of a slam is to encourage the growth and strength of our artistic community, and in and of it’s self, that’s poetry.

HYPS has been given the opportunity to attend “Louder Than A Bomb”(LTAB)
LTAB is the worlds largest youth poetry festival in the world. It is a safe space that emphasizes community building, education, and youth empowerment. LTAB gathers the best and brightest young writers who work collaboratively to create an environment of mutual trust and support. For many youth, being a part of such an environment—is life-changing.

What We Need & What You Get

We are taking 9 youth with us to Chicago to attend, compete, and experience LTAB. The total cost per person $950 for a total of $8550. We’ve gathered $2750

This leaves us with a total of $5800 left to raise.

COOL PERKS

Personalized poems
HYP-Slam t-shirts
HYP-Slam season passes
Live performance
LOTS OF GRATTITUDE

All donations are welcome to lower the per-youth cost on this trip. We look forward to the experiences we’ll share and remain deeply grateful for the opportunity you created.

The Impact

The experience of attending LTAB offers youth a life changing experience, along with coaching, professional development, cultural exchange, workshops, international collaborations, and the opporunity to share their stories and communities on an international stage.

WHAT DOES POETRY DO FOR YOUTH? WHY IS POETRY IMPORTANT TO THEM?

“Poetry gives me a voice”

“It is empowerment and salvation. Most importantly, it’s support. Knowing that we are not alone.

“Spoken word is freedom.”

“It gave me life”

I want to build a community where everyone is accepted. And poetry lets me do this”

“Three minutes of pure weightlessness.”

“Inspires, motivates, uplifts, enlightens, releases”

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that sometimes you just can’t contribute financially, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use your help. It would mean so much to us if you could get the word out and make some noise about HYP-Slam and our campaign. Sharing this page with friends & family via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, email, and any other means of communication. Please continue to help us make history!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hamilton-youth-poetry-slam

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LEAD WITH YOUR HEART : support suicide prevention Indiegogo

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LEAD WITH YOUR HEART : support suicide prevention

Sent(a)Mental Studios and artist/activist Dylan Scholinski NEEDS YOUR HELP to continue the suicide prevention and open studio projects for a WHOLE YEAR !

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lead-with-your-heart-support-suicide-prevention

The short bit –

Suicide continues to be on the rise and youth are dying younger and younger still. I have been opening my studio for nearly 25 years, offering my space and supplies to youth’s self expression. I have been doing what I can to support the variety of issues that confront the youth of our time, including loss, bullying, gender and sexual identities, and struggles with self-esteem to name a few… and now I really need your support to continue in this work.

I recently renamed the Sent(a)Mental Studios Youth Project – the HAVEN YOUTH PROJECT – after a young person who successfully suicided last year on Valentines Day – just 2 days after her 13th birthday. Together, with the permission of Haven’s family, we imagined that Haven could carry on by way of her name and inspiration – to provide safe space, opportunities, and creative outlets for youth to express the feelings and experiences they face when navigating the variety of transitions in their lives.

HAVEN YOUTH PROJECT, as well as many other projects of Sent(a)Mental Studios are supported mainly by Founder/Witness Dylan Scholinski – as well as by additional financial contributions and art supply donations from a variety of community members. Over the 2011/12 school year Sent(a)Mental Studios interacted with over 1,000 young people and its looking like that number is increasing in the current 2012/13 school year. Also in the past couple of years the studio has expanded to include a 2nd location, increased off-site youth groups, classes, open studio environments at conferences and pride events – as well as expanded open studio hours that include open hours over holidays, school vacations, and summer programing.

At this point, i need more than what my love, dedication, and support of this project can provide. Never before has “every little bit helps” rang more true to me – and this is where you can really help.

$12,000 in total will support the project for an entire year.

please help us reach our goal and make a donation today !

love, dylan

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The Impact: some ongoing projects of Sent(a)Mental Studios that you would be supporting with a donation include:

Sent(a)Mental Project – A Memorial to LGBTIQQAA Suicides
The Sent(a)Mental Project is an ongoing collection of creative works – about, by,
or for individuals or groups affected by suicide.

CLICK HERE – Sent(a)Mental Memorial Project Video

This is an ongoing collection of stories, pictures, art, etc – in relation to the issues and experiences surrounding suicide. In addition to pieces about those who have successfully committed suicide, the project also includes a variety of survivor stories. I want to hear about and from LGBTIQQAA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual and Allies) people who have survived attempts as well as from those who have loved us. I feel it is important for all of us to be represented and heard. The silence around these issues is killing us. If this project can save just one life that will be good enough, but I believe we have the power to save many.

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HAVEN YOUTH PROJECT – (formerly the Sent(a)Mental Studios Youth Project)
HAVEN YOUTH PROJECT provides open studio hours as well as one-on- one sessions with a variety of Denver/Boulder Metro youth – referred by various youth outreach organizations and schools. Students work with artist, Dylan Scholinski, to create their own creative works ( ie: drawing, painting, writing, sculpture, music, performance, zines, photography, storytelling ) to express their individual lives and stories – and reclaim the power and pride of their voices in a safe and supportive space.

CLICK HERE – Video of ART from Sent(a)Mental Studios Youth Project

“I never knew I had art in me”
“Thank you, thank you, thank you”
“I’m sick of being someone else, gender and names and everything else aside…
thank you for seeing me and helping me see myself”

– HAVEN Sent(a)Mental Studios Youth Project Participants –
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Lead With Your Heart Collection
The Lead With Your Heart Collection is an ongoing creative collection
of the HAVEN YOUTH PROJECT.

CLICK HERE – TO SEE A SELECTION OF THE HEARTS

This collection began at the 2nd Annual Queer Youth Summit in Denver CO.
Sent(a)Mental Studios was there providing a day long open-studio environment.
The theme was “lead with your heart” partially due to the timing being so close to
Valentines Day. I began by thinking about when I was in grade school the
goal was about collecting as many valentines as I could – definitely more
about quantity rather than quality. This led to my thoughts around how if we are
truly to lead with our hearts – perhaps we should start with our own – and so this
collection was born. The idea being to use the image of the heart as a template to
fill and show how your heart feels on the inside and to use the space outside of
the heart to show what is effecting and influencing it. Each person took it their
own way and a variety of work was created. I decided to continue this as an
ongoing project in the hopes to collect the expressions of many individual hearts
and hang them all together. To show that despite all our differences – be it class,
gender, sexuality, race, etc. – we all have hearts – we all feel love, joy, fear, pain –
and in the end it is the heart that connects us all.
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Mental (St)ealth Project
The Mental (St)ealth Project is a collection of creative works by psychiatric survivors.

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What We Need & What You Get

All of your donations will go towards supporting Sent(a)Mental Studios students, projects, and facilities.

$12,000 will go a long way… it will support the studio and projects for a WHOLE YEAR !!!
some of what we will get with enough donations include –
  • re-supply the basics in the studio – all kinds of art supplies, new tables, more chairs, tools, etc.
  • studio rent, maintenance, for a year
  • new studio computer and printer/scanner for students
  • re-supply the basics for the “portable” travelling studio – all kinds of art supplies, new rolling carry on suitcases
  • a variety of teas, healthy snacks, mugs and utensils for open studios
  • provide sponsorship for all the youth that are involved in programing and are unable to pay class/group fees
  • outreach materials – design and printing
  • and pay to apply and become an official 501c3

some of what you will get with your donation include –

  • hugs and high 5
  • digital images of youth art from the Lead With Your Heart Collection
  • thank you letters from students that get sponsored by your donation
  • digital images from a variety of dylan’s current photographic series
  • dylan visits your book group or community event (local)
  • dylan visits your book group or community event (continental USA)

* and if we reach our goal of $12,000 we will send a HAVEN YOUTH PROJECT T-SHIRT to EVERYONE WHO DONATED – so don’t forget to include an address so i know where to send your t-shirt

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in case you are wondering – Who is dylan?

Dylan currently resides in DENVER/BOULDER CO and is a distinguished artist, author, and public speaker on many issues, including suicide prevention, depression, art, etc. Dylan has appeared on 20/20, Dateline and Today to discuss his experiences and has been featured in a variety of newspapers and magazines. Recently his award-winning book (The Last Time I Wore a Dress: A Memoir – Penguin/Putnam) was listed in the Top 10 Must Reads in Out Magazines first Transgender Issue. His work not only portrays the anguish of his earlier years but also his ultimate triumph.

Dylan is the founder/witness for Sent(a)Mental Studios and frequently opens his studio to a variety of Denver/Boulder metro youth to a provide safe space to explore and discover ways of expressing and empowering themselves without bringing harm to themselves or others. He spends much of his time teaching and working in his studio, public speaking, painting, and creating zines, such as Please Forgive Me For Judging You, Sent(a)Mental, and Freedom of Depression. Dylan currently teaches at Catalyst High School, Jefferson County Open School, and Voz y Corazon. Dylan is also the collaborator of Benjamin Ballerina – Pretty Tough Clothing for Kids along with his partner Maggie Evans.

so, what happens if we don’t reach our goal?

As I mentioned before – every little bit helps. I will be able to use any and all donations towards fulfilling the needs of the youth and the studio.

and what happens if we reach and/or exceed our goal?

Well, that would be fantastic. If we meet our goal i will send each person who donated a HAVEN YOUTH PROJECT T- SHIRT — And if we exceed the goal I will be able to provide better quality supplies as well as provide opportunities for larger project idea.

and some additional ways you can help –

Please Post and Repost links to this fundraiser – talk about it, share it, and get your friends and family involved. Helping to get the word out and make some noise about this fundraiser is one of the greatest ways to assist in making this a success and making our goal attainable.

Contact Dylan and try to arrange a showing and/or speaking engagement for Dylan or Sent(a)Mental Studios at a university, gallery, church, book, or youth group near you.

and remember you can use the Indiegogo share tools!

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A bit more – for those of you who want to hear more from Dylan about the philosophy and goals of his community work.

Hello again.

I am not a stranger to the issues brought up here. Unfortunately, I have lost many people to suicide and known many people too ashamed to raise their voices as psychiatric survivors. It is with this inspiration that I officially launched Sent (a) Mental Studios and its various creative projects – with the hope to bring visibility to mental health issues and draw much needed attention to the thousands of people lost within various communities over the years due to overwhelming stigma and a lack of dialogue around these issues.

When I think about community, I think about “home” – beginning with the
institutions of my youth – for this was where I first developed my ideas and beliefs around community as well as my need for it. It has been my quest as an artist to find and create space for the exploration and development of creative expressions that are born in situations of protest and in times of reclaiming self and in the witnessing of difference in the world. I hope and strive to participate in a community where there is a level of safety that holds us all accountable in success and in failure.

Building on that idea of home, my community work has emerged and evolved to be
a kind of home in and of itself. I have run several projects out of my art studio, Sent(a)Mental Studios. I started providing open studio environments for youth in Brooklyn while pursuing my MFA in 1990 and continued this type of programing when I moved to San Francisco, Washington DC and most recently to the Denver metro area. The Haven Youth Project, one of several community projects of Sent(a)Mental Studios, has been providing open studio environments to a variety of Denver/Boulder youth, creating safe space to explore and discover ways of expressing and empowering themselves without bringing harm to themselves or others. I work to help students to explore difficult emotions and experiences through creativity; to find the power and pride inside of themselves in a safe and supportive space.

It is through these art studio and projects – that I mentor, witness, and frequently attempt to empower a variety of teens in achieving their creative and personal potential; and assist them in recognizing and valuing their creative contributions to the world around them.

I believe that I have much to offer the youth i serve. I have gathered a lot from my many years of experience navigating activist, educational, and creative communities and spaces. As a queer identified artist that has historically produced and defended the creation and showing of personal narrative artworks I have maneuvered through many challenging situations. I have been raised in many urban environments such as Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC and Denver. While I bring many ties to the community organizations and individuals that I have worked with over the years, as well as the skills I have acquired in all that I have learned from these environments and community partners – I also bring with me an openness – a belief that for community to achieve its greatest success its individuals must begin by being open to changing and defending many things; including one’s mind, practice, and beliefs. I fully embrace diversity and I am open to the exchanges that happen when I my self and my experiences within a community that is open to doing the same.

Please visit www.sentamentalstudios.com and www.dylanscholinski.com for more information.

Thanks so much for sticking around.
love, dylan

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lead-with-your-heart-support-suicide-prevention

Public Figures that failed at first

Public Figures

From politicians to talk show hosts, these figures had a few failures before they came out on top.

  1. Winston Churchill: This Nobel Prize-winning, twice-elected Prime Minster of the United Kingdom wasn’t always as well regarded as he is today. Churchill struggled in school and failed the sixth grade. After school he faced many years of political failures, as he was defeated in every election for public office until he finally became the Prime Minister at the ripe old age of 62.
  2. Abraham Lincoln: While today he is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of our nation, Lincoln’s life wasn’t so easy. In his youth he went to war a captain and returned a private (if you’re not familiar with military ranks, just know that private is as low as it goes.) Lincoln didn’t stop failing there, however. He started numerous failed business and was defeated in numerous runs he made for public office.
  3. Oprah Winfrey: Most people know Oprah as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. Oprah faced a hard road to get to that position, however, enduring a rough and often abusive childhood as well as numerous career setbacks including being fired from her job as a television reporter because she was “unfit for tv.”
  4. Harry S. Truman: This WWI vet, Senator, Vice President and eventual President eventually found success in his life, but not without a few missteps along the way. Truman started a store that sold silk shirts and other clothing–seemingly a success at first–only go bankrupt a few years later.
  5. Dick Cheney: This recent Vice President and businessman made his way to the White House but managed to flunk out of Yale University, not once, but twice. Former President George W. Bush joked with Cheney about this fact, stating, “So now we know –if you graduate from Yale, you become president. If you drop out, you get to be vice president.”

The Zayger 3D Watches #Kickstarter Press Release – #Watches #jewlery #crowdfunding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/25/2013
Contact: Kinship Marketing Owner@KinshipMarketing.com

Watch maker Shlomo Mockin Launches Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign for 3D watch company, Zayger Watches.

The goal is to raise $40,000 for the production of a new type of watch that will be a combination of 3D Printing and traditional manufacturing.

Brooklyn, NY — Shlomo Mockin has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com, in hope of raising a total of $40,000 to help cover the costs associated with the production of a new type of 3D watch.

“Zayger will create watches combining modern manufacturing methods such as 3D printing and laser cutting with old school hand finishing and polishing techniques. Hand engraving, hand painting and enameling will be the finishing touches to make beautiful, stylish and unique timepieces that will stand out, without straying too far from the “classic” watch look.”

Supporters are invited to make a contribution ranging from $1 to $3,250.

Donors won’t walk away empty-handed. Contributors will receive a thank you gift, ranging from a thank you to an 18k, Leather Zayger watch.

To make a contribution or to learn more about Zayger Watches, visit
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/191335399/zayger-watches

 

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Chasing Robert Barker #Kickstarter Press Release – #Film #Independent #creatorowned

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/25/2013
Contact: Kinship Marketing Owner@KinshipMarketing.com

Film maker Daniel Florencio Launches Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign for his film Chasing Robert Barker.

The goal is to raise £50,000 for a movie about the story of a Paparazzi photographer in his chase for a celebrity, before the wake of the “phone hacking’ scandal in Britain.

London — Daniel Florencio has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com, in hope of raising a total of £50,000 to help cover the costs associated with the production of his new film.

“Chasing Robert Barker is an independent, 90 minutes, psychological thriller shot on location in London. The film is seen from the perspective of a Paparazzi photographer before the wake of the phone hacking scandal.”

The main character, David, is a paparazzo who’s sent on a task to get pictures of Robert Barker, a famous actor, for a tabloid newspaper called ‘The Morning’. The film follows David on his journey as he realizes the story he should be seeking, was his own.

Supporters are invited to make a contribution ranging from £1 to £5,000.

Donors won’t walk away empty-handed. Contributors will receive a thank you gift, ranging from having their name placed on the Chasing Robert Barker webpage to becoming a co-producer on the film.

To make a contribution or to learn more about Chasing Robert Barker, visit
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/489797329/make-chasing-robert-barker-movie

 

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The Pros Position #Kickstarter Press Release- #Golf #Golfing #Crowdfunding #crowdsourcing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/25/2013
Contact: Kinship Marketing Owner@KinshipMarketing.com

Michael B. Licata Launches Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign- Pros Position.
The goal is to raise $85,500 for the production of a new patented golf
solution tool.

Buffalo, NY — Michael B. Licata has launched a crowdfunding campaign
on Kickstarter.com, in hope of raising a total of $85,000 to help
cover the costs associated with the production of a new patented golf
solution tool.

“The ProsPosition is a patented golf solution designed to suit any
golfer. This lightweight tool fits discretely in your pocket until
you’re ready to swing. At that point, you simply clip it onto your
belt, swing away and let the Pros Position notify you when you’re
making an error. “

Supporters are invited to make a contribution ranging from $1 to $1,000.

Donors won’t walk away empty-handed. Contributors will receive a thank
you gift, ranging from having their name placed on the ProsPosition
webpage to a complete ProPosition golfers kit.

To make a contribution or to learn more about Pros Position, visit
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1423818888/prosposition-cracking-the-code-of-the-golf-swing

The Pros Position #Kickstarter press release- a patented golf solution designed to suit any golfer.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/20/2013
Contact: Kinship Marketing Owner@KinshipMarketing.com

Michael B. Licata Launches Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign- Pros Position.
The goal is to raise $9,500 for the a new patented golf solution tool.

Buffalo, NY– Michael B. Licata has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com, in hope of raising a total of $85,000 to help cover the costs associated with the production of a new patented golf solution tool.

“The ProsPosition is a patented golf solution designed to suit any golfer. This lightweight tool fits discretely in your pocket until you’re ready to swing. At that point, you simply clip it onto your belt, swing away and let the Pros Position notify you when you’re making an error. “

Supporters are invited to make a contribution ranging from $1 to $1,000.

Donors won’t walk away empty-handed. Contributors will receive a thank you gift, ranging from having their name placed on the ProsPosition webpage to a complete ProPosition golfers kit.

To make a contribution or to learn more about Pros Position, visit
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1423818888/prosposition-cracking-the-code-of-the-golf-swing

MAKE Chasing Robert Barker – MOVIE #kickstarter

 

MAKE Chasing Robert Barker – MOVIE

 

The story of a Paparazzi photographer in his chase for a celebrity, before the wake of the “phone hacking’ scandal in Britain.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/489797329/make-chasing-robert-barker-movie

ATENÇÃO: Para a versão do vídeo com legendas, e instruções em português de como colaborar, vá até o final da página!

Want to use Paypal?

Due to people’s requests we now are accepting contributions over Paypal! For those in Brazil, in the US or without a credit card, maybe you’ll prefer this!

Simply donate the amount of the perk you want to receive ( or higher ), and that’s it. Just remember, for pledges over £35 for those that are outside the UK, please add another £2 for shipping. Many thanks.

What’s this?

We’re raising money for the production of our film “Chasing Robert Barker”! That simple! This is the director’s first feature film! After realising how difficult it is to get big producers to invest in new directors, we decided to make it on our own!

Well, not quite on our own…

WE NEED YOU TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!

What is Chasing Robert Barker??

“Chasing Robert Barker” is an independent, 90 minutes, psychological thriller shot on location in London. The film is seen from the perspective of a Paparazzi photographer before the wake of the “phone hacking” scandal.

The main character, David, is a paparazzo who’s sent on a task to get pictures of Robert Barker, a famous actor, for a tabloid newspaper called ‘The Morning’. The film follows David on his journey as he realizes the story he should be seeking, was his own.

What will this film feel like?

We’ve put together a mood film. A collage with scenes from other films and bits of soundtrack that gives a hint of the feel of the film. This is only a reference thing. None of this was actually produced by us. All copyrights belong to their owners.

Who are you guys?

We are a bunch of guys working in film, tv and advertising that worked with each other before and decided to do make a GREAT film together!

We are Daniel Florêncio (Director/Writer), Martin Laing (Producer), Tom Kimberley (Producer). Marinella Setti (Co-Producer). Click the links to know more about us!

We also have:

  • Azul Serra. Director of Photography.
  • Bianca Turner. Production Designer.
  • Patrick Moore. Composer.
  • Maria Nefeli Zygopoulou. Co-writer. Associate Producer.
  • Eleanna Santorinaiou – Production Coordinator
  • Tatiana Danilova – Location Manager
  • Anna Sbiera – Costume Designer
  • Camila Hipwood – Storyboards
  • Jane Gallagher – Casting Director

Why do you need my money?

Films cost A LOT of money to make. I mean… A LOT! We do have some money saved that are getting some of the production costs rolling. But we won’t make it without YOUR help! The money we’re raising will go towards:

  • Food
  • Transport
  • Crew
  • Art Department
  • Insurance
  • Locations
  • Etc.. Etc…

And what do I get?

Here’s a brief description of some of the rewards for our backers!!

These are only SOME of our rewards. There are others such as becoming a Co-Producer. You could get a walk in part, etc, etc… Check out the bar on the right handside of the page!

That’s great! And who’s on it?

We’re still casting, but we’re very glad to have ALREADY on board some fantastic actors!

Where the idea for this film came from?

“Chasing Robert Barker” was inspired by a short documentary called “TRACKING WILLIAM: A NIGHT WITH A PAPARAZZO” that Daniel shot for CURRENT TV. This documentary was the first thing EVER to be broadcast on CURRENT TV in the United Kingdom. As soon as the channel started its operations, there it was…

A few years later, because Murdoch didn’t like the liberal tone of CURRENT TV in Europe, he simply decided to remove it from Sky (the TV distributor, which belongs to him), forcing the channel to shut down. Many of Daniel’s friends from the time he worked at Current TV lost their jobs…

That’s it! The likes of Murdoch won’t make this film.

That’s why the Internet is an awesome place!

Because YOU can make it!

What are you going to do with the money?

The money goes straight into the production of the film. And thats it.

Very importantly! We ONLY receive the funds IF WE REACH THE GOAL! If we don’t reach our target of £50,000, we don’t get ANY CASH, and YOUR CARD DOESN’T GET CHARGED!

Let’s spread the message around!

Can I GIFT an incentive?

Of course you can! When you make a pledge, give us YOUR name and details. After the deadline we’ll send everyone that contributed to send us their details. Then you can send the details of the person you want to send the GIFT to!

Can we exceed the goal?

YES, PLEASE!!! Just to reach our goal would be awesome, but if we happen to EXCEED it, it’d be fantastic. It could mean a widespread marketing campaign that could bring the film quicker to theaters. It could mean a faster post-production! Better sound-mixing! It could mean a special packaging for the DVD. A special printing of the Making Of. If we exceed, it basically would make Chasing Robert Barker a better film!

Where do I know more about the film?

Check out our website: www.chasingrobertbarker.com

Can I talk to you guys?

We’re all ears!

You can email us at: chasingrobertbarker@gmail.com

Or on our Twitter: https://twitter.com/chasingbarker

Or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ChasingRobertBarker

Contribute!

Spread the news!

Let’s Make Chasing Robert Barker!

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Thank you!

Português

Posso colaborar do Brasil??

Claro que pode!! As regras são as seguintes:

  • É só usar o cartão de crédito!
  • Seu cartão só é debitado no dia 18 de Março SE o projeto alcançar o objetivo com sucesso!!
  • Temos APENAS até o dia 18 de Março para levantar os recursos!! É uma corrida!!
  • Se ao final da campanha não atingimos nosso objetivo de £50.000, não levamos NADA!!

Esse é o trailer do filme, com legendas:

Como faço para colaborar?

Instruções em português. Isso é só uma instrução. Leia e vá até o topo da página para executa-la!

E quais são os ‘prêmios’?

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/489797329/make-chasing-robert-barker-movie


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Snowboarding for the 99%- PHNX Boards #Kickstarter

A RETRO snowboard with a REVOLUTIONARY binding

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/341507426/snowboarding-for-the-99

 

Shred ANYWHERE with PHNX Boards!

Snowboarding is AWESOME, so why do it on only 1% of the available terrain? Why confine your boarding to resorts? How about a snowboard designed specifically for the 99% of snowy terrain behind your home, in the backyards, back hills, and back woods all over America? The 99% of unclaimed fresh and free snow just waiting for you!

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Sure, you can use your resort gear out back, but that stuff is too big, too heavy, and too cumbersome for easy, spontaneous boarding. Plus it costs a lot so you wouldn’t want to ruin it in the woods. Wouldn’t it be cool if there wasa tough but inexpensive board you could buy that doesn’t require any other equipment, no special boots, special bindings, strapping in and strapping out? A narrower and shorter board that you could shred smaller hills and woods with? A board you could just grab, hop on with any winter boots, hike up a hill with your friends, and start boarding with? With a binding that kept you attached but not bound, so you could stay in control and take jumps but walk off at the end of a run?

Introducing PHNX Boards, a snowboard designed specifically for the 99% of terrain beyond resorts and 100% of people who love to ride…as much as they can!

PHNX Boards are named after the ancient Phoenix, the mythical bird rising from the ashes of its predecessor. In this case the “ashes” are from the Snurfer, the original snowboard invented in Michigan in the 1960’s that developed into the modern sport of resort snowboarding. PHNX Boards combines the RETRO simplicity of Snurfing with a REVOLUTIONARYbinding/brake system, creating aRETRO-VOLUTIONARY snowboard.

Look how easy it is to ride a PHNX Board:

The super portable, patentedBoard-2-Ski Base ™ and the patent-pendingRip-Cord Binding/Brake System ™ hold you onto the board without special boots, but releases when you step off the board or if you fall, and stops the board from travelling on its own. Whether going straight, turning, or jumping, the PHNX Boards system keeps you on the board and in control.

Step on, start riding, and step off; what could be easier or more fun?

No other binding in the world lets you do this!

The secret to the binding/brake system is the rip-cord. By using a rider-activated cord, and channeling the energy from the front to the back of the board, we unleashed the power and control of the rider to activate the binding/brake. In addition, the systemonly needs to bind your rear foot; your front foot simply steps on the cord to lock your rear foot in. The force of your front foot pushing down is countered by the force of the rider pulling the cord, with the rear foot providing a stabilizing force. That’s how you stay on the board over jumps!

Also, since the system is spring-hinged, it snaps back when the cord is released. You are released from the binding, the brake is activated, and the board comes to a stop. How cool is that?

We believe PHNX Boards has the potential to spark a renaissance in backyard, backwoods boarding…and maybe some day within resorts. Our board is not designed to replace standard snowboards: it simply gives ALL riders a new, inexpensive, and fun way to take advantage of boarding wherever and whenever there is snow.

Why Kickstarter?

We are really excited to introduce our boards to the marketplace for the first time, and have chosen the Kickstarter community to do it.Kickstarters are creative, adventuresome people excited to discover new concepts and support entrepreneurs. With product development right up to December, and our second patent patent filed in January, we have been scrambling to launch our campaign. In order to reward early adopters in time to get our boards on the snow, we’ve made our campaign only 10 days longand are offering the boards at a tremendous discount –with FREE Continental U.S. shipping–. Don’t miss the opportunity to be one of the first to try our cool boards!

Kickstarter backers will help us recoup some of the many thousands of dollars spent so far in board prototyping, testing, engineering, web design, legal costs, and production of the first edition boards. Backers will also be funding the second edition boards and motivating us to further develop the concept, as our goal is to prepare for much wider distribution next winter. For this campaign, we have 12 original first edition boards ready to ship immediately after funding, 35 second edition boards that will ship soon after funding, and as manythird edition boards as may be needed to ship after those.

REWARDS (7 Rewards)

NOTE: All Rewards include Free Continental US shipping, ground service via USPS or UPS. Upgrades may be available on request, extra cost.

$245 REWARD: For $245 backers, we are offering a FIRST, LIMITED EDITION GENUINE PHNX Board, laminated and hand-crafted in the USA. These are the first boards created from our prototype board to be market-ready. There were only 15 boards created in this edition, and these boards will have serial numbers 1 to 12, assigned randomly following funding to the 12 backers who support this reward (we will video this selection and post as an update to assure fairness). Hey, if our business fails you will still have an awesome board, but if PHNX Boards succeeds the way we think it can, you could have a board worth thousands just because you were nice enough to back our project! These 12 boards will ship immediately upon funding. (clarification: the rewards list on the right cannot be edited after going live, but says the 1st edition is 12 boards. It is 15 boards, with the first 12 offered here, #13 offered on ebay, and #14 and #15 held by PHNX Boards)

$145 REWARD: For $145 backers, we are offering a SECOND EDITION genuine PHNX Board, also with randomly assigned serial numbers. These boards are in the laminating stage and will be completed soon after funding, hopefully in time for some late winter / early spring boarding (end of March, early April). These boards have all the same features, materials and finish as the first edition, just some slight design modifications (mostly some rounding of corners). We may get these done sooner, but we would rather be cautiously optimistic.

$125 REWARD: For $125 backers, we are offering a THIRD EDITION genuine PHNX Board; same specs as the second edition boards, but produced afterwards, shipping in April or May, latest. Also with serial numbers, sequentially assigned as backed. With free shipping costing us up to $25 for these over-sized packages, you are getting a PHNX Board for about $100. For the cost of a single nice dinner out, you could have years of snowboarding fun.

$75 REWARD: For $75 backers, we are offering a super versatile, super tough adventure backpack / laptop bag with embroidered logos and tons of features.

$45 REWARD: For $45 backers, we are offering a durable, zippered and padded PHNX Boards carry bag. NOTE: If you are backing a board, just add this amount and we’ll include the bag.

$22 REWARD: For $22 backers, we are offering our bold-print 100% cotton short sleeve T-shirt. (note, back of shirt has a smaller, one color version of the logo up by the neck):

$6 REWARD: For $6 backers, we are offering a 3-pack of cool PHNX Boards stickers:

There you have it! Lots ofcool PHNX Boards stuff and a really cool PHNX Board that will last for years without added costs to enjoy! Even if you miss the winter snow, you will have cool stuff and an awesome board ready to rip next winter, …or you will have done your holiday shopping early!

Finally, all backers can also feel good about the eco-spirit of PHNX Boards, using less energy to manufacture, renewable wood as a base, less energy travelling, less energy on lifts…and MORE of your energy enjoying the outdoors and getting healthy. With PHNX Boards you truly “Earn Your Turns!”

Our biggest hope is for adventuresome Kickstarter backers who just love to sled, ski and snowboard to Hop on Board and “Join the RETROVOLUTION”, and help us develop this new way to ride! We have priced these first boards to sell out fast, and we are creating a special Kickstarter section on our phnxboards.com website to feature the photos and videos of our supporters.

Thank you for supporting PHNX Boards!

PB, PHrosty, Steve, and Hugo!PB, PHrosty, Steve, and Hugo!

RISKS AND CHALLENGESLearn about accountability on Kickstarter

PHNX Boards have been snow-tested over two seasons in all sorts of snow conditions with all ages and weights of riders. The boards are patented, and patent-pending. The 12 first edition boards will be ready to ship, and the 35 second run boards are in production and expected to ship soon after funding. The third run boards will be ordered after funding. Unforeseen delays in production or shipping of the second (and third if funded) run base blanks could delay those boards. We will update backers as we go along.

Other risks are copyright and patent infringement. PHNX Boards Board-2-Ski shape US patent D649212S and Rip-Cord binding/Brake System patent pending. PHyrwood, PHyrclops, Retrovolutionary, Snowboarding for the 99%, Join the Retrovolution, logos, trademarks, and content, Copyright (c) 2013 PHNX Boards, division of Top Ten Promos, LLC, 74 Main Street, Suite 202, Maynard, MA 01754.

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Credits: Adam Geiger for videos and phnxboards web development . Rex Provost and Martin Narciso for original video clips (see more at phnxboards.com). Stef Steltzer, Tommy G, Adam G, PB, PHrosty, and Hugo for video appearances. And, lots of other friends and family for supporting the kid who refuses to grow up. 🙂

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/341507426/snowboarding-for-the-99

Press Release- World’s 1st Organic Bottled Lemon Water! LEMONESSE – #Kickstarter #Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/17/2013
Contact: Jesse Grillo JesseGrilloFilm@yahoo.com

Adam Leja Launches Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign
The goal is to raise $50,000 for the world’s 1st organic bottled lemon water.

 

Chicago, IL– Adam Leja has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com, in hope of raising a total of $50,000 to help cover the costs associated with starting a new company.

“We see this as a product that will revolutionize the way we consume lemon water in a fine dining setting. Never before has there been a bottled lemon water that actually tastes and smells just like a fresh squeezed lemon.”

“LÉMONESSE is an organic bottled lemon water that was born after my older brother and I were involved in a drunk driving accident. We were hit head on by a drunk driver and as a result I was forced to leave behind a promising baseball career and redirect my efforts towards something else. After years of searching my younger brother (Corey Leja) and I came up with a plan. A plan to bottle the world’s 1st ever organic lemon water.”

 

Supporters are invited to make a contribution ranging from $5.00 to $10,000.

Donors won’t walk away empty-handed. Contributors will receive a thank you gift, ranging from a shout out on Facebook and Twitter to a trip to Chicago.

To make a contribution or to learn more about LÉMONESSE, visit
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1154345417/worlds-1st-organic-bottled-lemon-water-lemonesse

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