5 Shorts Film Incubator Project

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Raised by 12 people in 8 months
Hi! My name is Shameka S.L. Sawyer. I'm a Indie Filmmaker based in Philadelphia, PA.  I have a deep love for documentaries and enjoy using film as catalyst to present perspectives that are different from the "mainstream". I really enjoy assisting those who are marginalized by society with using film as a voice. This is why I created the 5 Shorts Project. Since it's creation in 2013, the 5 Shorts Project has produced 20 shorts films. Next year we will hit 25 short films created by independent filmmakers.

I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (Cum Laude) where I received my bachelors in Communication. Shout out to the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS)! Prior to Penn, I attended the Community College of Philadelphia where I graduated with highest honors with a degree in Communication - Theatre. I'm an alumna of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the All USA Academic Team!

While at Penn, I decided to take some film courses to learn more about cinematography and video editing. This sparked my interest in creating a career in film. I realized that I wanted to make films, and I also wanted to help others who were interested in making films, but lacked the resourced and experience to do so. This is when I created the 5 Shorts Project - a project that assists aspiring filmmakers with creating a short film.

5 Shorts Mission
To provide resources - classes, funding, access to equipment, film distribution, to those who lack the resources to study film-making from a traditional provider (ie. colleges, universities, film schools).

5 Shorts Vision
To provide an inclusive environment for the production of films that speaks to diverse communities and empower the voices of those who are marginalized by society.

5 Shorts Values
Inclusion | Diversity | Empowerment | Community

Our goal is to raise $5000 by September 2018 to help us to provide additional film and sound equipment, funding to cover expenses for film-making, and to provide a grant to assist with submission fees for film festivals for the participants.

Next year, we are planning to provide a summer film camp for teens. With your help, we'll be able to provide this camp for free to disadvantaged youth.

Thank you for checking out my request and I hope you'll take a chance and join us in Igniting Indie Film!





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Thank you soooo much to all of our donors thus far: Bethel Bates, Walter Whitehead, Michael Duff and Michell Hill!!! We really appreciate your support!
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