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America's Run for the Fallen Documentary

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Documentary FIlm
A Run For The Fallen Documentary
  Dec 01 2019

  


Hello and welcome to the crowdfunding page for the documentary film following The 2018 America's Run For The Fallen. The working title is Sisyphean. Check out the video above for more information about our goal, then scroll down to read more. All donations are tax deductible through the Honor and Remember Organization, a 501 (c)(3) federally recognized non-profit. Thank you for giving us a moment of your day.


In a world marked by perpetual conflict and division, Sisyphean tenderly opens the raw heart of human suffering to unveil a grief deemed incurable. Following George Lutz’s mission to bring healing to 20,000 grieving families across the United States, filmmakers Teddy Leinbach and Keller Berry chronicle the cross-country 6,000 mile military memorial tribute run, with an apolitical yet intimate lens. Candid conversations with those that felt compelled to join the mission explore the emotional power of a passion which heals, and interviews with Gold Star Families shed light on the lives of those devastated by the unnatural loss of another’s. In bringing an empathetic perspective to the universal emotions associated with death, the weight that comes with sacrificing a loved one to military service is recognized and honored.  


About the Title

 The tale of Sisyphus is one of a character condemned to push a heavy stone up a hill in perpetuity. In modern language, a "sisyphean task" is one that seems impossible to complete. Sisyphean (si·suh·fee·uhn), then, is used to describe a mission that is arduous, nearly impossible, and feels all consuming and more heavy than anything else. We feel the title Sisyphean parallels multiple themes in our film including: the heaviness associated with the loss of a loved one, the difficulty of healing through such grief, the physical task of running 6,000 miles across the country, George Lutz's mission of bringing healing to all families who have lost a loved one in military service by presenting them with an individualized Honor and Remember flag, among others. We chose the title Sisyphean not because these challenges are impossible, but because we want to best represent the true weight and importance of any progress despite insurmountable pain.


Where We Are Now

Currently, Sisyphean is in a rough-cut early version which will be screened throughout the month of December and January to select audiences while it continues to be polished and made the best it can possibly be. To get the film to a professional standard, it will also require outside collaboration and that is what this crowdfunding is for. 


Below is a working low end budget, and a contributor recognition package list. In order to pay for editing time, rights to music, color correction, audio mixing, film festival submissions, and marketing materials, our goal is $21,500.

~$6000 editing

~$2500 for music rights 

~$3500 for audio correction

~$2500 for color correction

~$5000 film festival submissions

~$2000 PR/Marketing

=$21,500



This film could not exist without you, so thank you. 

We want to thank all our past and present contributors. You see and recognize the importance of this message, and there aren't words to express our gratitude for sharing in this vision. Thank you for your continued belief and generosity. Again, all donations are tax-deductible. For those of you that are able to give there are different levels of recognition:



                  CONTRIBUTION PACKAGES


Those that contribute at or above $100 will receive:

- Name, Family name, or Company in “Contributors” Credits


Those that contribute at or above $300 will receive:

- Name, family name, or Company in “Silver Contributors” Credits


Those that contribute at or above $500 will receive:


- Commemorative framed piece of the RV wrap on “Blue Eagle 2” 

- Name, family name, or Company in “Gold Contributors” credits 

- Additional commemorative merchandise from America’s Run For The Fallen 2018 Run in gift package (shirt, wristband, gold medallions, etc.)


Those that contribute at or above $1,500 will receive:

- Producer credit 

- Commemorative framed piece of the wrap on RV “Blue Eagle 2” 

- Additional commemorative merchandise from America’s Run For The Fallen 2018 Run in gift package (shirt, wristband, gold medallions, etc.)


Those that contribute at or above $5,000 will receive:

- Executive Producer credit and personalized thank you from the directors 

- Commemorative framed piece of the wrap on RV “Blue Eagle 2” 

- Additional commemorative merchandise from America’s Run For The Fallen 2018 Run in gift package (shirt, wristband, gold medallions, etc.)


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Thank you all so much! 

Posted by Teddy Leinbach