The Shattered Mind - A Short Film

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Logline: THE SHATTERED MIND is a short film that explores a black deaf family's journey while their daughter struggles to overcome adversity, hearing loss, and brain trauma. Check out the (Teaser)

SO SORRY IF YOU HAVE MISSED YOUR CHANCE TO PLEDGE. OUR CAMPAIGN HAS ENDED @ 11:59PM. HOWEVER, IT'S NOT TOO LATE. YOU CAN STILL DONATE TO SUPPORT OUR FILM VIA PAYPAL USING OUR EMAIL ADDRESS: JADE14@MACOM. WE STILL NEED TO RAISE $6,760. WE WILL ALSO HONOR ANY REWARDS LEVEL OF YOUR CHOICE. THANK YOU!

                      

ABOUT THE TEASER:

We use a doll as a stand-in in this video to give you a basic concept of the story. The doll is a core prop in the movie as part of the storytelling based on my screenplay.  (Click here to view our staged reading. We're raising money so we can use real actors to make a short about a young girl overcoming a traumatic brain injury. A brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Whether due to an auto accident, sports injury, stroke, tumor, a fall, or one of countless other causes, chances are, you, or someone you know, has been affected by a brain injury. During the chaotic and confusing days, weeks, or months in the ER, hospital, or inpatient rehabilitation, it is extremely difficult to comprehend what life with a brain injury will be like. Yet, once the medical professionals have finished their lifesaving work, survivors and their families are usually left to cope on their own with the life-changing, decision-making and, often, lifelong emotional, behavioral, and social effects of the injury.

Before I go on, let me first tell you a little about me. My name is Jade.  I am a filmmaker living in Manhattan, NY.  I love making stuff up and turning them into reality. I consider myself to be an imaginative storyteller. You see, the film I want you to support is part true, part fiction. When I was a little girl, I suffered from a concussion and as result of it, I became deaf.  So, I thought, why not take some of that experience and mix it up and turn it into a movie. After all, that's what makes a great screenwriter, right? 

After our 2nd attempt at trying to raise $100K via Kickstarter and Indiegogo to produce our second feature, The Double Life of Zhane Rain, we've decided to take a different direction with our project by producing a short film instead, giving it a new title. The concept of the story is the same. Since our funding goals has not been met, we have tentatively changed the filming of our production until March 2013. I need your help to accomplish my goal. More about me if you're curious is written in this article:  (An interview with filmmaker.)

ABOUT THE FILM

THE SHATTERED MIND is about 18 year old Zhane Rain who experiences recurring flashbacks that would take the viewer back to the past when she was six. She suffered a horrible accident which caused her to slip into a long-term coma. The accident also left her suffering from an aggressive hearing loss. 

The film tells a story about a misplaced teenager who is trying to find herself in a self-respecting Deaf family and overcoming an unusual   psychological disorder. Ultimately, Zhane's biggest battle is in dealing with recurring nightmares due to amnesia from the traumatic experience she had as a child.




We're shooting a 30-minute short film on a RED SCARLET camera. We have several goals attached to this project. We plan to submit the movie to several film festivals. 
WHO'S INVOLVED?

A passion project from the very beginning, our team consists of diverse and talented storytellers, who all strongly believe in the story. We are working toward getting A-list stars attached. 

Below is a list of items that we are raising funds to cover.

Cast
Production Crew/ Personnel
Camera Equipment (RED SCARLET)
Lighting Equipment
Sound Equipment
Music
Craft Services
Wardrobe
Production Design
Locations
Makeup/Hairdressing
Acting class for Deaf new actors
Interpreters' fee
Catering
Travel/Lodging
Insurance/Permits
Legal/Rights
Production Office
Transportation
ASL Masters
Storyboard Artist
Post-Production
Publicity/Marketing Costs

SOCIAL MEDIA SITES:

Zhane Rain Facebook

Jade Films Movie Twitter

Click here to see other work by filmmaker Jade

WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE FILM

Once we wrap up postproduction, a couple of things will happen. First, we'll be submitting the film to both domestic and international film festivals for early 2013 screenings. Then, we will tour with the film and host private screenings.

Please note: THE SHATTERED MIND (DVD copy) will be available when it is released in home video (after our film festival circuit). We will let you know when we release the
movie trailer. As for your perks and digital download of the movie, they will be available to you in the fall sometimes October or November of 2013. (Postage fee may be required.)

If you are interested in partnership opportunity with our production company, Jade Films and Entertainment, email us at jadefilms@gmail.com to request for our prospectus. You also have the option of donating by check made out to DeafVision Filmworks: PO Box 1276, Cathedral Station, NY, NY 10025. Our organization, DeafVision Filmworks is 100% tax-deductible with a 501 (c)3 status. Please ask us for our federal I.D. to receive a tax-exempt for your donation.

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Update 20
11 days ago
BACKERS' PERKS GOING OUT IN THE MAIL TODAY!

Gofundme campaign backers #1, #2, and 3#, please check your inbox if you want your award perks send to you. Each of you were individually contacted for t-shirt size and current address. Please do not make my job any more difficult. Check your inbox!

Backers who pledged to Gofundme campaign 1 & 2, if you have not send me your postage fee, your perks will be delayed as well. Some chose to wait until we get more funds. I still need your t-shirt size and your current address. Please respond Thanks.

Once I move to the next campaign, your perks will be delayed. You should be able to find your name/amount you donate from one of these Gofundme links. Once again, thank you for the support. Good day!

#1 https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/1iuvl0
#2 https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/1vhm00
#3 https://www.gofundme.com/festivaltours
Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns are next!
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Update 19
19 days ago
Gofundme campaign #2

Hello backers,

I will be hitting up each and every one of you tomorrow. Please be on the look out and respond. This is pertaining to your perks.

Thank you and good night.

Jade
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Update 18
3 months ago
Hello everyone! Just a quick hello.

I know it has been a long while since you last heard from me. I have been so busy touring with the film. I have not forgotten about you. You guys have been on my mind constantly.

The Shattered Mind has been selected by 29 film festivals. Our last one was in Buffalo. We won 10 awards and received 2 noms. We're still touring, just not as much. It will start to slow down this summer.

We will be releasing the film in June or July. I will be hitting up each of you about your perks soon. Also depending on which perks you have selected; whether digital or DVD, t-shirts, or posters, I will check to see if you have already include your shipping and handling fee.

Please feel free to ask me any question. Again, I apologize for the delay and for not communicating with you as much as I could.

Thank you.

Jade
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Update 17
14 months ago
Dear backers! Hello!

I know it has been a while since my last update. I have some good news!

I'm pleased to announce that my film, The Shattered Mind has been selected to screen at the 2015 Manhattan Film Festival here in NY. The Shattered Mind will screen on Sunday, June 14th at 5PM at the Players Theater. More information about the movie here: http://www.independentfeatures.com/view-screening/724

My team and I are also elated that The Shattered Mind is also an official selection of the 2015 Jamaica Film Festival, which will take place from July 7-11 next month. Jamaica is my birthplace. We plan to be there for that also.

Also, I turn 50 in September and I couldn't be more happier to celebrate the success of my film career and my life on the island two months earlier. Life started there. Creation started there. Having my film screen at the 2015 Jamaica Film Festival is special, personal and dear to me. Since the festival tour is ongoing, I have an early birthday wish requesting donations toward my Gofundme campaign to celebrate the success and milestone of my film, The Shattered Mind. My goal is to raise approximately $5,000 to cover airfare/hotel costs for my key cast to attend the 2015 Jamaica Film Festival. Your support would be appreciated. Please share the news. This festival tour is ongoing throughout the year. Please follow us from our Facebook page, it's the only way you will keep track of our process.

Here’s the link to the Gofundme.com campaign: http://www.gofundme.com/festivaltours

Your donation is tax-deductible. Thank you in advance for the support. Don't forget to share the link!

Note: Because we're touring the festivals, your rewards (DVD, posters, tshirts, etc) will have to wait until the festival is over after January 2016. It has a lot to do with the film festival policies about my movie publicly displayed online, selling or distributing them before the festival premieres. I cannot take that chance should my movie fall into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, I have rules and regulations to follow. That's the nature of the film business. I apologize for the delay. If you have any question, please reach out to me at jade films@gmail.com. Thank you.

Best,

Jade
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Rikki Poynter
14 days ago

I didn't get an e-mail from you but I also don't remember which perk I did.

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Created November 16, 2012
$5
Virtual Hug
A thank you virtual hug and your name tweeted on our twitter account, @Jade_Films.
$10
Be a Visionary!
Receive an "I am a VISIONARY button" and a tweet from @jade_films twitter account.
$25
Download Film
A digital download of "The Shattered Mind" when it is released in home video, a movie poster signed by the cast, and receive I am a VISIONARY button.
$35
OWN THE DVD!
Your very own DVD of "The Shattered Mind" when it is released in home video and a movie poster signed by the cast. A tweet from @Jade_Films twitter account.
$50
Special DVD
Your very own DVD of "The Shattered Mind" signed by the director when it is released in home video, a movie poster signed by the cast & T-shirt w/ movie title.
$100
Assoc. Producer
SEE YOUR NAME IN THE CREDIT! Become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER in our film! Get a producer pen, T-shirt, movie poster, and DVD. Poster & DVD signed by cast/director.
$250
FILM GEEK
INVITATION TO THE SET, (transportation not included) associate producer on screen credit, an invitation to the screening premiere, included all perks.
$500
FILM SOCIALITE
ATTEND OUR WRAP PARTY IN NY (transportation not included). You also get 2tixs to cast & crew wrap party. 2tixs to premiere, asso. producer credit & all perks.
$1,000
PRODUCER CREDIT
PRODUCER CREDIT Your name will appear in the CLOSING CREDITS and IMDb page! Be our VIP guests (2 tixs) to red-carpet premiere, included all the perks.
$3,000
CO-DIRECTOR
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OFFERING ONE CO-DIRECTOR SPOT! BE THE CO-DIRECTOR! Spend a week on the set and sit in your own director chair with your name on it, wearing a co-director cap!
$5,000
EXEC. PRODUCER
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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT AND A CHARACTER IN YOUR NAME! Your name will appear in the OPENING & CLOSING CREDITS & IMDb page! 5 VIP tixs to premiere, plus perks.
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Tom McQueen
43 months ago

please click "Like" I need 50 so I can adpot a cat. Smile

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Anonymous
43 months ago
AH
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Alice Hawkins
43 months ago

Wish you the BEST! Good Luck!

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SS
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Sofia Seitchik
43 months ago

Global Deaf Women wishes you best of luck and a smash success in your film! Rooting for you, Sofia

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JK
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Jonathan Kovacs
43 months ago
JW
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Jevon & Kimberly Whetter
43 months ago

We're alway happy to help a sister filmmaker out. Break a leg!

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Anonymous
43 months ago
MM
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Missy McManus
43 months ago

I've been so impressed with your passion and numerous successes! You are a remarkable visionary and I'd love to see your dream become a reality for yourself and everyone else. Stay passionate!

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JC
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Jackie Correa-Alley
43 months ago

I'm strong believe in Deaf women can do anything. I hope you the best of luck accomplishment film as Deaf person!

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43 months ago
Rikki Poynter
14 days ago

I didn't get an e-mail from you but I also don't remember which perk I did.

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