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DAWN Film Fundraiser

$5,025 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 56 people in 17 months
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DAWN Crowdfunding Campaign

Goal - $5,000

Start Date - March 4th, 2018

End Date - May 6th, 2018

When Iowa writer and filmmaker, Carrsan T. Morrissey, created the independent film “WHAT IF? A (Fan-Made) Life is Strange Story” in 2017, he did so on a budget of ~$500, out of pocket. The film was released, free-to-view, on YouTube on December 10th, 2017, and has since amassed 200k+ views.
Thanks to the incredible love and support from the fanbase garnered by “WHAT IF?”, we, Carrsan Morrissey and Shelby Davis (current Production Manager), are confident that we can raise the funds necessary to make the prequel film, “DAWN: A (Fan-Made) Before the Storm Story”, so much bigger and better than we ever could on our own. However, we can only do it with YOUR help!
As thanks for your generous donation, we are offering some, if we may say so, hella awesome incentives, which are detailed below.


Incentives (All to be shipped between Sept-early Nov)

$1- “Everyday Hero” (No incentive, just a hardy “THANK YOU!”)

$5- Pre-Recorded Thanks from the Directors of “DAWN”

$15- Exclusive Early Access to One Scene from “DAWN”
+$5 Incentive

$25- Signed Theatrical Release Poster
+$5 and $15 Incentives

$50- Physical Copy of Script (signed by Directors & Principal Cast) (Limit 10)
+$5-$25 Incentives

$75- “DAWN” Official Photoshoot 2019 Calendar
(Limit 10)
+$5-$25 Incentives

$100- Signed Polaroids/Small Prop from “WHAT IF?”
(Limit 10)
+$5-$25 Incentives
+Choice of either Signed Script OR 2019 Calendar

$250- Costume Piece from “WHAT IF?”
(Limit 5)
Donators in this category may choose from...
-Max’s “Oh Deer” Tank
-Max’s Grey Hoodie
-Chloe’s “Good Vibes” Tank
-Nathan’s Red Jacket
-TBA
+$5-$25 Incentives
+Choice of either Signed Script OR 2019 Calendar

$500- Producer
(Limit 5)
-Name listed during closing credits
-30-min Skype call with Directors
-IMDb Credit
+Incentives from $15-$75

$1000- Executive Producer
(Limit 3)
-Name listed during the opening title sequence
-Named on theatrical release posters
-IMDb Credit
-1-hour Skype call with Directors
+Incentives from $15-$75
-Our unending love and adoration

(NOTICE: In order to receive Incentives, you must include your full name, mailing address, and email address along with your donation.)

Funds Raised Will Go Toward…*

-Equipment
   -Improved lighting set up, camera lens, camera mount (stabilizer)
-Editor(s)
   -Special FX, After Effects
-Wardrobe
   -Both purchase and creation from scratch (for The Tempest)
-Props/Set Dressing
-Practical FX Makeup
-Locations
-Promotional Materials
   -Posters, photoshoots, prints, advertising, etc.
-RV Rental
-Basic Necessities
   -Gas (for multiple vehicles to travel to filming locations), food (on set for actors and crew)
-Additional funds for emergency coverage, or donation to local charities and organizations (if funds are left over)
+2.9% of the total raised to GoFundMe for their processing fees

*NO funds raised will be pocketed by anyone involved in this project. ALL funds will go directly toward the items listed above.


Where are we currently at with "DAWN"?

Right now, we are in the pre-production phase. We have a complete cast of 19 incredible actors and a 148-page screenplay. Filming is set to begin this summer, with a tentative film release of late Fall-early Winter of 2018. The sooner we reach our funding goal, the faster we can secure the amenities needed in order for us to move forward with the project, and the faster we can release the film to you.

"DAWN: A (Fan-Made) Before the Storm Story" Cast
28097474_15201002210_r.jpegTitle Page of "DAWN" Screenplay

For more information on “WHAT IF?” and “DAWN”, or to get in contact with us, find us at…

Facebook: (DAWN A Fan-Made Before the Storm Story) - www.facebook.com/what.if.film 
YouTube: (WHAT IF? /DAWN) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCemynf6sBfOcue4xApBC4Q
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The bonus exclusive scene for $15+ donors has been sent out! Check for a "Thank You" email from GoFundMe to get the link to the video! Thank you all so much for your patience!
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WE DID IT!!!!
On the final day of our GoFundMe campaign, we have reached our goal! In two months, you raised $5000 for DAWN: A (Fan-Made) Before the Storm Story! We cannot properly express the depth of our gratitude to everyone who has supported our journey so far. It means the absolute world to us that the LIS community has been so warm and receptive to our contributions. We will be uploading a thank you message very soon detailing where we are at and what is next. Filming begins in just under a month, and now we are confident that we will be able to produce a film that meets and exceeds expectations. Once again, thank you. We love you all.
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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated thus far! In less than a month, we are nearly halfway to our fundraising goal. But don't stop now! At this rate, we can reach $5000 in no time!

Thanks to your contributions, we have already been able to purchase a handheld camera stabilizer and some improved sound equipment for our BOOM operator, and that is just the beginning.

We will continue to update you on how your generosity is impacting the making of DAWN as we progress.

Once again, we cannot thank you all enough. You consistently blow us away with your love. Just know that we are sending it all right back to you, triple-fold.
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https://youtu.be/ZbK_ueZnuoY
Livestream from YouTube with Carrsan T Morrissey and Shelby Davis discussing "DAWN" casting, crowdfunding, and more!
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