Documentary Film Fund: 11DAYS

$791 of $80,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 18 months

My Name is Charles Upham. I am the father of the late Native actress Misty Upham.

I am raising money to complete a documentary film project that tells the tragic story of how Misty was missing for 11 days and we did not recieve help from police or government services to find her.

I feel this film will raise awareness about the issues regarding the policies and practices of first responders that ultimately fail the people who desperately need these services. It is my hope that we can make a difference and implement positive changes in procedures for people in need emergency services because all lives matter. No family should ever have to experience the hopelessness of losing a child and not finding help with search and rescue from agencies with all the resources.

The money I raise will be used to purchase the equipment for film production, music production, travel to get the film shots and interviews, the cost of post production, computers and software, film festival, publication and distribution costs.  The film project is underway but the current lack of funds, used outdated equipment are major factors in steps to completing the project in a timely manner. 

I miss my daughter so much and this film is a way to tell her story and provide answers to questions by all her friends and family. It represents my quest to find closure and healing, I can still do something for my girl.

Your generous donation will be greatly appreciated.
All donors will receive a free digital copy of the film in HD.

Thank You
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Barring the tragedy of Misty’s last days, she was a wonderful human being who lived an extraordinary life. The impact she had on many that she interacted with made lasting impression. Whether it was with the Hollywood Elite or her cousins on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, Mt. she always came away with a memorable experience. For those who knew her, she had a veritable sense of humor. She had an infectious laughter as she cracked corny jokes, or as she put it, indulged in intellectual satires. For her it was exercising her craft, as she would fall in and out of characters using different foreign accents. She could be hilarious, frightening and insulting all in the same sentence. She felt everyone was entitled to her opinion and even mom and dad were not immune to her observations. She use to tell her friends; “Living with my mom and dad is like being in a bad movie starring Mr. Magoo and Joe Pesci, my dad can’t hear or see and my mom is always like ‘DO I LOOK LIKE I’M JOKING? WHAT, DO I AMUSE YOU?’, the fun just never ends”. Before James Corden made it famous, I and Misty use to drive around LA and do our best at sing-a-longs to classic rock hits like Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf) or Hotel California (Eagles). Misty’s jam was Stuck in the Middle (Steeler’s Wheel). Misty loved her pets and, at the cost of their dignity, would dress them up for the holidays. The sounds of Christmas cheer was soon replace with The Jingle Cat’s Christmas Carols. But she was a good cook. An aspiring chef her signature genre was pastries. But she was known to whip out a batch of Indian Tacos when the need called for it. I use to love going on hikes with her. We would visit Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium and Griffith Park to Mt. Hollywood Summit. We conquered the Redwood Forest and took the challenge across Mt. Clemens glacier to Hidden Lake at Glacier National Park in Montana. Life was truly an adventure. Misty had the good fortune of having the best of friends and family members. She didn’t get too close to everyone but the ones she did trust became her besties. Most of them felt the sharp jab of her pointed humor now and again; some are still licking their wounds. Many of her friends open their hearts and homes to her and it would not be uncommon for her to couch crash with folks she knew and ask for help when she needed it. These are the memories that we hold on to; the good always out weigh the bad. Misty was a regular person with hope and dreams, likes and dislikes, joys and fears. She laughed and she cried, she hurt and healed. What set her apart from others is the passion and vision that she had to change her world. Her message to everyone was believe in yourself, dare to dream, help, love, forgive and create beauty. We miss our daughter.

Please help us tell Misty’s story. She deserved so much more. Support our documentary film project: 11 DAYS The Search for Misty Upham.
Misty Anne Upham 1982-2014
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Please donate to our Documentary Film Fund. We are in immediate need of finances for equipment repair and computer replacement. The main source editing computer workstation finally gave out. Help us tell Misty's story. Your donations will be greatly appreciated. Thank You
Charles Upham - October Rain
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I would like to thank our 10 donors for their generous contributions. Ludovic Lamonerie, Cristin Davis, Abby Scherr, Lisa Peppers and Jennifer Sundt. Including our private donors.
A special thank you to our offline donors: Richard Kernner of Kerner Management & Associates, Rey Quirez and Jeremiah and Adrienne Sega.

We are still in need of funds to complete our film project. Please continue to share the link and encourage donations.
11 DAYS Documentary
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Thank you to all of our donors who have made it possible to resume filming of our documentary, 11 DAYS (The search for Misty Upham). With a special thanks to members of the INDIGO CHILDREN TROUPE , created by Misty Upham, who participated in providing interviews for the film. The works is still ongoing and we still have a great need for additional funding. Please continue to share the link.
INDIGO CHILDREN TROUPE
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Chance VanDamme
5 months ago

Surely you are now connecting the dots concerning Harvey Weinstein's Mossad goon squad that ran operations against 91 sexually abused women in Hollywood? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5096921/Harvey-Weinstein-secret-hit-list-100-names.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailceleb

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Melissa Frolander Hawkins
5 months ago

just to bring some closure i wondered if you can test those ashes to make sure the dna is that of your daughters i did some research and here is just one of many companies that offer these kinds of services. look into it and find a reputable company maybe we can bring some form of closure to your family lots of love to you and your family stay strong http://thecarlsoncompany.net/cremains/

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Created October 20, 2016
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Paula Strain
4 months ago

Very important to raise awareness of this issue!

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Ronnie Dean Harris
5 months ago

I hope this gets funded real soon.

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Stacey Sude
6 months ago

May your quest to fund and create this film and honor Misty be fulfilled. May your circles grow to support this quest.

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Anonymous
10 months ago
Chance VanDamme
5 months ago

Surely you are now connecting the dots concerning Harvey Weinstein's Mossad goon squad that ran operations against 91 sexually abused women in Hollywood? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5096921/Harvey-Weinstein-secret-hit-list-100-names.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailceleb

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Melissa Frolander Hawkins
5 months ago

just to bring some closure i wondered if you can test those ashes to make sure the dna is that of your daughters i did some research and here is just one of many companies that offer these kinds of services. look into it and find a reputable company maybe we can bring some form of closure to your family lots of love to you and your family stay strong http://thecarlsoncompany.net/cremains/

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