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 Incredible Maine
 59 High Head Road
 Harpswell, ME 04079
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 dave@incrediblemaine.com
Phone: 
 (207) 798-6535

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A unique show... a treasure trove of Maine lore....

    incredibleMAINE has been a popular show on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN) since its creation in 2007. This Emmy-nominated half-hour show explores Maine’s unique culture, people and locations. Viewers of all ages watch weekly because there is nothing else quite like its entertainment/documentary format.

Why are we raising funds?

incredibleMAINE’s husband and wife Director/Producer team Dave Wilkinson and Marilyn Taylor have thus far carried the financial burden of the show. They have been helped immeasurably by a crew of volunteers. That commitment has resulted in 46 shows, multiple Telly awards and two Emmy nominations.

You might be thinking: “Aren’t expenses covered by donations to PBS and the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)?”

 Frankly, no. incredibleMAINE has never received any financial support and Public Television itself is constantly fighting for funding in the new media world. As pleased as Dave and Marilyn were to have MPBN pick up the show in 2007, there weren’t (and still aren’t) funds available for incredibleMAINE. Accepting this reality, the two tried to recruit Underwriters, however they were unable to successfully compete with their local PBS station for the limited funds available in Maine.

 After years of self-financing the shows, Dave and Marilyn are tapped out. They need to find financial support, at least for out-of-pocket expenses like tape, gas, meals and other travel expenses. The production team is not eligible for grants since they are not a non-profit.

incredibleMAINE has been the team’s gift to the state of Maine. It’s now time for this labor-of-love to become a larger group project. In addition to ongoing expenses, the trusty Sony Z1U camera is approaching retirement (new cam: $5000) and nothing has been upgraded in five years.

Will you help?

With your generous donation, we will be able to keep this Maine treasure in production.

FAN $25
Receive an incredibleMAINE DVD of your choice.

SUPPORTER $50
Receive 2 incredibleMAINE DVDs of your choice.

ASST PRODUCER $100
Receive 2 incredibleMAINE DVDS of your choice and an incredibleMAINE hat.

ASST DIRECTOR $250
Receive 3 incredibleMAINE DVDS of your choice, an incredibleMAINE hat and T-shirt.

PRODUCER $500
Receive 4 incredibleMAINE DVDS of your choice, an incredibleMAINE hat and T-shirt, thank you in the credits of one show as an Underwriter.

DIRECTOR $750
Receive 4 incredibleMAINE DVDS of your choice, an incredibleMAINE hat and T-shirt, thank you in the credits of two shows as an Underwriter and the opportunity to attend shooting for a show.

EXEC PRODUCER $1000
 Receive 5 incredibleMAINE DVDS of your choice, an incredibleMAINE hat and T-shirt, thank you in the credits of three shows as an Underwriter and the opportunity to attend shooting for a show with the opportunity to make a walk-on appearance in an incredibleMAINE show.