Woven, a film on Mixed America

Exciting Announcement:
I recently connected with these two inspiring women, Kim Etheredge and Wendi Levy (founders of Mixed Chicks product line). I am thrilled beyond words to have their involvement/support on this film.. but most of all to call these incredible ladies new friends.

Please continue to show love for this project and DONATE so we can bring this film to life. Thank you.

Help spread the word!



Update! 
Hello!
I want to begin by thanking each of you for the incredible support you have shown for this film! Your donations went directly to the filming of many powerful interviews over the past six months. Here is a sneak peek at some of the production stills….

I have been deeply impacted and inspired by the people who have shared their stories so far, and continue to learn so much about this important subject, and about our collective society and history.  I promise to share some interview clips with you soon. As contributors to the film, you will be among the first to see them!

In the meantime, if you feel inspired to give a further donation to help the production to continue and bring this film to life, then please do so!

With gratitude and appreciation,
Lara

______________

In the United States, we are currently experiencing what some are calling a “biracial baby boom.” The population of mixed-race Americans is growing at a rate three times faster than the population as a whole. Researchers say this puts multiracial Americans at the cutting edge of a cultural change. At the same time, not since the civil rights movement, has race been such a focal point within American culture and politics. The increased diversity of the American landscape is still seen as a threat to those who would remain divided. What does this mean for families who are a living, breathing embodiment of diversity?

As the mother of two biracial black and white daughters, filmmaker Lara Firestone is collecting the stories of mixed families in America, speaking to mothers and fathers who imagine a more diverse, less divided world for their children. Lara’s film will take an intimate look at the unique experiences of these families. In their own words, parents of mixed-race kids will illustrate the unique personal and societal challenges and rewards they face in the broader pursuit of any parent to raise children who are accepted and celebrated for being who they are.

This film will give an authentic human voice to the parents of children who can’t be defined by one race, one history, or one box on a form and who are doing so within the complicated crossfires of a heated political and social climate. How might these families inform and challenge how we perceive and define race, as they remind us that even the most complex lineage leads to a single, human story? It is through these stories of love, belonging, and connectedness that this film hopes to shine light on the fundamental, physical reality that we are more the same than different, more related than divided.

Your donation will support the production costs and help share this important film with the world. We are excited to offer the following rewards:

$25 WEBSITE THANK YOU!
We appreciate you supporting this film! Your name will appear as a contributor on our website (or Anonymous, if you prefer).

$50 DIGITAL DOWNLOAD & PERSONAL THANK YOU CARD FROM DIRECTOR
For your $50 contribution, you will receive a digital download of the film and a personal thank you card from the director. Plus: Website Thank You

$100 LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT
At the $100 donation level, you will receive a t-shirt, designed exclusively for this film. This limited edition t-shirt, created to spread a message of unity and only available during this promotion, will show you played a role in helping this movement come to life. Plus: Website Thank You, Digital Download & Personal Thank You Card from Director

$250 LIMITED EDITION HOODIE
At the $250 donation level, you will receive a hoodie, designed exclusively for this film. This limited edition hoodie, created to spread a message of unity and only available during this promotion, will show you played a role in helping this movement come to life. Plus: Website Thank You, Digital Download & Personal Thank You Card from Director

$500 NAME IN CREDITS
At the $500 donation level, your name will be included in the movie credits for everyone to see! No matter where the movie goes, you'll be there too. Make your friends and family sit through the final credits to see that, not only did you help make the movie, YOUR NAME MADE IT INTO THE MOVIE! Plus: Website Thank You, Digital Download, Personal Thank You Card from Director & Limited Edition Hoodie

$1,000 HANG WITH THE FILMMAKERS DURING PRODUCTION
Our production will be taking place throughout the United States. Schedule details permitting,
you and a guest will spend a day on a film shoot or in the editing room with us. (Travel, airfare and expenses covered by you.) We will cover lunch. Plus: Website Thank You, Digital Download, Personal Thank You Card from Director, Name in Credits & Limited Edition Hoodie

$2,500 SIT IN ON RECORDING SESSION WITH ARTIST FOR THE SOUNDTRACK
You and a guest will get to sit in on a live recording session for one of the film's original tracks. Be a part of the creative process, as you witness the film's soundtrack come to life. We'll provide lunch and a chance to meet the artist. Plus: Website Thank You, Digital Download, Personal Thank You Card from Director, Name in Credits & Limited Edition Hoodie

$5,000 PRIVATE FILM SCREENING & Q&A WITH DIRECTOR & CAST MEMBER
Invite 20 of your friends and host your own premiere screening in a venue in your city, complete with a Q&A panel with the filmmakers. We'll even host an after-party for you! Plus: Website Thank You, Digital Download, Personal Thank You Card from Director, Name in Credits & Limited Edition Hoodie

$10,000 PREMIERE SCREENING + CREDIT (PRODUCER)
You and a guest will be invited to attend a premiere or festival screening of the film within the United States with reserved seating and full VIP access. (Travel, airfare and expenses covered by you.) You will receive credit in the film and on IMDB as “Producer,” and your name will be read aloud by the filmmakers during the opening proceedings. Plus: Website Thank You, Digital Download, Personal Thank You Card from Director, Name in Credits & Limited Edition Hoodie

Donations

 See top
  • Georgie Hay 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Richard Smith 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • Arlene Moody 
    • $35 
    • 33 mos
  • Ali Ironside 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Sue Firestone 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
See all

Organizer

Lara Firestone 
Organizer
Santa Barbara, CA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more