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Curvy Girls Rock Series

$940 of $8,275 goal

Raised by 26 people in 11 months

Curvy Girls Rock is a eight-part scripted series that follows plus size women from different walks of life, each one exploring careers, sex, love and relationships. The series was created by, produced by, and written by Shakesha Williams with the intention of giving plus size women authentic representations in television.


In contrast to the common narrative of plus size women in film/television, which paints them to be sad, half characters, whose only purpose is to be a supportive role, the characters of CGR are strong, independent, funny and ambitious.


The trail-blazing series is written, produced and directed by Shakesha Williams, who believes that the characters of CGR are true reflections of the majority of women around the world, in both body image and individuality.
Body image aside, the series tells the stories of five women from different walks of life, trying to balance the demands of their career, love and sex lives.

THE IMPACT
The success of Curvy Girls Rock The Series will: 
Show Hollywood that it's time to cast size diversity in leading roles more often. 
Allow the creators of CGR to create the show with it's intended vision
Make it clear to the industry that plus size women are the majority, not the minority and can be sexy, desirable, proud, ambitious and intriguing. 

WHY WE NEED THE MONEY
We have finished 75% of the production. In order to complete the production of the series, we need to raise money for:
~Locations
~Equipment
~Catering services
~Cast and crew payment
~Editing

CAST AND CREW
Shakesha Williams - Writer, Director
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Shakesha Williams is an award-winning screenwriter and the creator of Curvy Girls Rock. Shakesha has been in the entertainment business since 2003 where she was an intern for Universal Music Group. In 2006, she started Harlem Fusion Enterprises, and founded concert series featuring indie artists in New York City and Atlanta. She was also VP of Publicity for record label Ru1 Records. In 2009, she began her career as a writer, producer and director. She has produced a series of short films and worked in various roles on commercials, web series and feature films. Most recently, Ms. Williams wrote and executive produced “My Story”, a short film that won "Best Screenplay Short". 


Randall Holloway - Producer
@itsrandallholloway
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Randall Holloway is a proud native from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He is an actor and singer and studied classical music. He performed in community theatres playing iconic characters from shows like The Wiz (Tinman), and Westside Story (Tony).

Holloway is an alumni of the prestigious Howard University with a Bachelors in Arts & Science. He is currently developing his own projects, filming three new series, and has independent films touring across the country. He is a producer for BRIC television and is also an On-Air personality for Harlem Entertainment News, and Music Xclusive TV. Since being in New York he would like to thank his family and close friends who continue to support him while he pursues his entertainment endeavors.


Courtni Saizon - Producer
@fragilewildflowerproductions
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Originally hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Courtni has been a creative all her life. She started out in front of the camera as an actress and then transitioned behind the camera as a director. When not reading voraciously, eating out, or Netflix and chilling, you can find Courtni writing, directing, or producing content for her inclusive production company Fragile Wildflower Productions. 
 
Special guest star Marc John Jefferies -Andre
@marcjohnj
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Naimah Terry - Jazzy
@naimahterry Instagram/Facebook @naimaht Twitter
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Ellisha Marie - Zuri
@ellishamarie Instagram @itsellishamarie Twitter
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Zoe Goslin - Adrienne
@zoeigos Instagram 
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Tamala Baldwin - Ivy
@tamalabaldwin Instagram, Twitter
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Jessica Barrish - Reagan
@jessiebnyc Instagram @kerouacutie Twitter
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Jasmine Saunise 
@memorableactress Instagram, @jasminesaunise Twitter
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Giselle Gant - Saroya
@kokoalaroy Instagram
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Nathan Ramsey - Shane
@nathanmramsey Instagram, Twitter
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Nick Bombicino - Bruce
@nickbombicino Instagram, Twitter
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SJ Hannah - Conroy
@sjyogi Instagram
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Elijah Bland - Bo
@elijahbland Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
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Dante Sharpe - Max
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Other Ways You Can Help
28225342_15206071060_r.jpegThe Curvy Girls Rock Ambassador Program will give plus size women the opportunity to represent the #CGRSeries. Ambassadors will be featured on CGR’s Instagram and Facebook, have VIP access to events, a discount for tickets to the premier, red carpet time, and more! Ambassadors will be announced on social media with an image to congratulate their induction to the program.

WHAT DO YOU GET:

~Social Media shoutouts to draw more attention to what makes you rock!
~VIP tickets to events you will have access to as a CGR Ambassador
~A discount for tickets to the premier of Curvy Girls Rock Series
~Access to exclusive behind the scenes media so you can see #CGRSeries at work   
~Curvy Girls Rock the Red Carpet - Hit the Premier and take photos with #CGRSquad

If you can't contribute $$$ at this time, you can still help. SPREAD THE WORD! Let everyone you know about the Curvy Girls Rock Campaign.
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Hey Everyone.

Here are the updates on the show!!! So we filmed this past weekend and it was AMAZING! We finally shot the pilot with the main characters together and we had an amazing time on set. The crew, both new and old were like family. We all had a great time working together. Here are some pics from set. To everyone who continues to support the project, thank you. We couldn't have done this without you!!!

Please donate to this crowdfunding. Make sure to tell everyone you know about Curvy Girls Rock digital series. We are coming soon. So keep an eye out!
Reagan, Jazzy, Ivy & Zuri
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Hi and Happy Friday! We've raised $275 of the $8,527 goal. A big THANK YOU to everyone that has donated to the crowdfunding so far.

Thanks so much for sharing the campaign and letting everyone know about the GoFundMe campaign.

We have another big announcement. We're selling the Curvy Girls Rock Definition of Curves Apparel. Visit https://teespring.com/stores/curvy-girls-rock-store to buy yours today. It's another way for us to bring Curvy Girls Rock Digital Series to life.

Have a great weekend.
Visit teespring.com/stores/curvy
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Hi and Happy Monday. We're in full swing and so happy that you are part of this amazing journey. We are absolutely excited about telling the stories of these wonderful characters. Take a moment and watch the video of us talking about why we believe this series is so important.

Let us know what you'd like us to share about the series. We can't do this without you.
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All right, we're off to a great start!!!!! We've had 7 donors on our first day. Thank you for your support. We've dispatched shout outs via Facebook and Instagram. Twitter is soon to come. We are excited about what is to come for Curvy Girls Rock. Here's a video from Nathan Ramsey (Shane) and Naimah Terry (Jazzy) talking about their characters.

DON'T FORGET TO SHARE THE CAMPAIGN WITH EVERYONE.


ENJOY!!!
Talk about your characters in #CGR
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