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.
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.
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.
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!
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!