THE SHATTERED MIND: Production Location

$4,195 of $3,500 goal

Campaign Ended.
Jade Bryan  NEW YORK, NY
Learn why I need your support for The Shattered Mind!


Logline: THE SHATTERED MIND is a 30-minute short film that explores a black deaf family's journey while their daughter struggles to overcome adversity, hearing loss, and brain trauma.  (Read article interview from (UK)  & view clip of staged reading.) 

My name is Jade.  I am a Deaf filmmaker living in Manhattan, NY raising funds for a short film.  We're raising funds for production location rental costs, (ESPECIALLY rental property and production insurance for schools, classrooms, houses, hospitals, and an audiology center, which are the main locations) for our short film, THE SHATTERED MIND

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? 

We're doing everything we can to minimize the costs for these locations because we are producing a high-quality material on a shoestring budget. There is a saying, "NOTHING IS FREE." The more we raise, the better. This is an all-or-nothing fundraising campaign effort.

       On location at Drip Cafe for Hear My Own Tune.
Our production is slated for filming in mid-June. We've raised over $17,500 so far and our production budget is $20K. 

One of our crowdfunding campaigns via GoFundMe was successful and we raised $7,240 for our film. This one is our 2nd stretch fundraising! We will do 3rd one for postproduction in the near future. Please click on our 1st stretch fundraising campaign via  GoFundMe to see more details from that site.

We're shooting on a RED ONE camera. While we are raising funds, we are preparing for our production! We have several goals attached to this project. We plan to submit the movie to several film festivals. Join the revolution and please select your perks!

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- November of 2013. (Postage fee may be required.)


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. 



Zhane Rain Facebook

Jade Films Movie Twitter

Click here to see other work by filmmaker Jade

Thank you for the support!

(Note: Titles for Associate Producer/Producer/Executive Producer and Co-Director only guarantee on screen credit. It does not involve monetary compensation connected to the film). Monetary compensation is not part of the Gofundme deal.

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Update 27
Posted by Ann Marie Bryan
3 months ago
Pledge Perks via GoFundme only!

$10 Movie poster (self download/print)
$25 - Movie Poster (by mail or self download & print) & view movie via dropbox
$35 Movie Poster/DVD Copy
$50 Movie poster/DVD copy and t-shirt until they last
$100 & up Producer credit, DVD copy, t-shirt until they last

Hello lovely backers. If you have already received your perks, please disregard this. This message is for those who have not yet responded to several of update notifications via GoFundme since July 18. I have posted update notification several times on my Facebook personal page and movie page. (PLEASE CHECK YOUR E-MAIL SPAM/JUNK FOLDERS!)

I need your current address, included the added postage fee and t-shirt size. (T-shirts are first come, first serve since we're running out.)

You have until September 3rd to respond with a request to include $5 dollar for the postage fee, address, etc. This does not applies to international postage. After the deadline pass, I will no longer send you your perks by mail. You will be given a link via dropbox with a password to watch the movie. If you would like a hard copy of the DVD, you will have to order it. You will also be given the file to download the movie poster and print them yourself.

After the deadline, I will send another update notification with the link to view the movie and to download the poster.

Thank you!


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Update 26
Posted by Ann Marie Bryan
4 months ago

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! Gofundme backers 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!

Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns are next!
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Update 25
Posted by Ann Marie Bryan
4 months ago
Hi again, I sent an email to all of you individually last week. Some have responded, the others have not. Please respond to my email with your update address and whether or not you'd be adding the shipping/handling postage fee so I can send your perks. As for the links, I will uploading the short version, which is 48 minutes long. This will be my final update for this campaign as I need to move on. Please check your inbox!

Thank you again for supporting!


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Update 24
Posted by Ann Marie Bryan
4 months ago
Hello backers, I will be emailing each and every one of you. Please check it and respond. This is pertaining to your perks.

Thank you.

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Campaign Ended.
Created January 22, 2013
A thank you virtual hug and your name tweeted on our twitter account, @Jade_Films.
Receive an "I am a VISIONARY button" and a tweet from @jade_films twitter account.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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LUNCH W/ CAST, invitation to the set, (transportation not included) associate producer on screen credit, an invitation to the screening premiere, all perks.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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EXEC. PRODUCER CREDIT, iPad Mini, a character in your name & appear in the OPENING & CLOSING CREDITS & IMDb page! 4 VIP tixs to premiere, be in film, perks.
Omphile Carrington Muchabaki
44 months ago
Jewel Eldridge
44 months ago

Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard. Colin Powell Wish you best of success and happiness. :)

Sandra Frank
44 months ago
Nino Khayyam
44 months ago
Clarise Bradley
45 months ago
Larry Gray
45 months ago

from LARRY & KT...all the best!

Lauren & John Maucere
45 months ago

We are supporting you in this wonderful endeavor. Good luck and congrats on achieving your monetary goal!

Mindy Brown
45 months ago

Since the day years ago when I met you at Fanwood - I knew you were special. I wish you success with this film and many more to come.

45 months ago
Marilyn Scheinberg-Balgley
45 months ago

Congratulations, Jade! Looking forward to your film!

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