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ROCK THE BOAT

ROCK THE BOAT
Thank you for participating in our campaign to Rock the Boat and bring about the complete transformation of the LA River and the City of Los Angeles! Even though the film is not fully completed - the edit is locked, we just need to put the finishing touches - we're thrilled that preview screenings already won three awards:

People's Choice - 2012 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Isla Earth Award for Environmental Filmmaking - 2012 Catalina Film Festival Best Feature - 2012 FILManthropy Festival

Rock the Boat follows a controversial kayaking expedition down the partially-cemented LA River, and looks at how the transformation of Los Angeles from a 'dream city of endless possibility' to the nightmare sprawl it is today arose from our habit of using, managing and re-imagining nature without a long-term plan. Whether dealing with droughts and water shortage, or fires, or floods, one lesson is clear: our urbanization has reached critical mass. How do we continue to provide clean drinking water to urban populations? How do we transform our city landscapes to actually benefit the environment? How do we manage our natural resources to create livable, sustainable cities in our immediate future? These are some of the questions the film grapples with, all the while looking at LA as both a model of American urban technology and home to a new environmental awareness.

Receiving awards so early in our run affirms our belief that we have an entertaining crowd-pleaser, a film with real substance, in the works. What we need now is a final push. First we'll completely finish the film with a professional sound mix and color correction. After that we'll create all the deliverables for distribution: transcript, captioning, etc. Built into this final fundraising effort is also $10K to launch the film onto the festival circuit, develop publicity materials, upgrade our website, produce a Spanish translation and burn hundreds of DVDs.

All contributions are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, From the Heart Productions. Your participation will help us bring this important film to audiences worldwide. And this is not your only reward.

Here are some suggested levels and our show of gratitude:

$35 Early Bird Festival Entry - You're paying for an early bird film festival submission. You get: - Mention on our Thank You! list on our website and film credits - A signed copy of the pre-release DVD

$100 Festival Package - You're paying for one festival submission, DVD shipping, PR package. You get: - Mention on our Thank You! list on our website and film credits - A signed copy of the pre-release DVD

$1,000 Festival Package Plus - You're paying for one film festival entry, PR materials and travel to festival. You get: - Two tickets to an LA River Tour with our own Jenny Price - Two tickets to our LA Premiere (coming this summer) - Mention on our Special Thank You! list on our website and film credits

$5,000 Post Production Package - You're paying for sound mix and color correction or an international film festival package. You get: - A two-hour trip for two on the LA River with our own George Wolfe - Two tickets to an LA River Tour with our own Jenny Price - Two tickets to our LA Premiere (coming in September) - Mention on our Special Thank You! list on our website and film credits

$10,000 The Works - You're paying for all of the above. You get: - Co-Producer credit - Acknowledgment in all the film?s publicity materials, including FB, Twitter, etc. - A two-hour trip for two on the LA River with our own George Wolfe - Four tickets to an LA River Tour with our own Jenny Price - Four tickets to our LA Premiere (coming in September).

Thank you again for helping to finish the film in and for being part of the Rock the Boat movement!

Onwards to the Los Angeles premiere and much, much more.
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