We at SheTalksHockey Productions are an all student team in the RTA program at Ryerson working on our final year project, a documentary called '1958'. Our five person team, consisting of Kia Cummings, our producer, Jhonatthan Ardilla, our Director, Savannah Prokopetz, our Marketing Director, Vanessa Kezwer, our Production Manager, and Alex Murray, our Financial Officer, are all very passionate about this project and need your help to make it a reality.

Our main costs for the production will be:
- About $250 for locations, craft services and transportation
- $1500-2000 for shoot day equipment ie: extra cameras, audio equipment and camera operators
- $250 for post-production costs ie: editor, editing suite, sound post

1958 is a documentary that expands on the significance of former NHLer Willie O'Ree breaking the colour barrier on January 18th of that year in the National Hockey League. Told from a broadcasters, current players and NHL alumni perspectives, it details their experiences as minorities in their fields. Most notably they share their thoughts on the avenues hockey should taken to promote diversity in their game. Some of the interviewees are Hockey Night in Canada Host David Amber, TSN personality Cabral (Cabbie) Richards, current NHL player Joel Ward and the aforementioned Willie O'Ree, whose long overdue induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame this past November, will be part of our story.

By highlighting successful members of the National Hockey League community, our goal is to educate, inspire and introduce minority youth to hockey as an avenue worth pursuing as fans, athletes and future professionals. We hope our documentary can promote more inclusion and diversity not only in the NHL, but in junior leagues, beer leagues, and even good-old fashioned pickup street hockey games. We want everyone to feel like they can be a part of the game of hockey.

We have also crafted three sponsorship packages for those who want to donate a little bit more. We hope you decide to join our team!

Red Package - $500

Executive Producer credit
Product Placement in the doc and on social media (For companies)
Social Media shoutout from SheTalks leading up to the release of the doc
Mystery basket (1958 Merchandise)

White Package - $300

Associate Producer credit
Product Placement in the doc and on social media (For companies)
Social Media shoutout from SheTalks leading up to the release of the doc
Mystery basket (1958 merchandise)

Blue Package - $100

Associate Producer credit
Mystery basket (1958 merchandise)

Thank you for taking the time to read about our project, we hope we can count on your support as we attempt to bring this important, impactful and insightful project to fruition.
  • Jeff Henry 
    • $250 
    • 34 mos
  • Jeffrey Aonso 
    • $150 
    • 34 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 34 mos
  • Steve Prokopetz 
    • $158 
    • 34 mos
  • Selwyn Richards 
    • $150 
    • 35 mos
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Fundraising team: SheTalksHockey Productions (4)

Savannah Prokopetz 
Raised $178 from 2 donations
Toronto, ON
Kia Cummings 
Alex Murray 
Team member
Raised $880 from 5 donations
Vanessa Kezwer 
Team member
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