Help us FINISH Believin'!!!

Dear Coopathon Supporters!

We are so excited to share that after shooting for three days in NJ, and after some pick up shots in NYC, we are done with principal photography of the film! We are on to post-production and we need your help to get across the finish line!

Our goal is to raise $3,000 in 7 days, starting April 16th and ending April 23rd.

Scroll down to learn more and see behind the scenes pictures.

We had 71 supporters for this project thus far. If every single person contributed 3/4 of what you donated the first time (or encouraged a friend to do so) we’d meet our goal immediately. If you matched your first donation or exceeded it, that would help even more. If you are donating for the first time, welcome to our team! Our goal is to connect with 15 new supporters with this short campaign.

We will use the $3,000 for the following: music composition, sound correction, color correction, promotion (a new website, postcards, etc.) and once the film is completed, submitting to festivals.  Depending on the festival, submission fees range can range from $40 to over $100/each. Half of this budget will go to festival submissions. If we reach our goal, we will be able to get this movie out into the world in a big way!

We also want you to know that we have updated our incentives, including an Associate Producer incentive and a consultation incentive. If you are a first time supporter, welcome!! If you are a second time supporter, we will honor your first contribution and second contribution TOGETHER.  For example, if you contributed $54 last time, if you contribute $54 again, you’d reach the incentive of getting a yoga lesson from me! If you contributed $400 last time and added and additional $104, you’d be bumped to a Co-Producer. We'd love to add more co-producers to our team.  

As a writer, it’s the biggest gift to have people elevate your work and this crew with these actors did just that. The film deals with relationships, false assumptions about others' lives and loss. I think it’s going to be a relatable, moving, funny and beautiful short film.  

Here's what we've done so far:  we had an amazing Director of Photography who, along with his team, beautifully transformed a New Jersey home so that for three days straight, it was New Year’s Eve all day long.  

We had one woman who was the entire Art Department, and she transformed each room and each shot into Selena and Rothchild’s home.

Another woman was in charge of hair/makeup and wardrobe (yes, all three!) and made sure that our actors always looked amazing (and the same) for three days straight.  

It was an all hands on deck kind of independent film experience!

And there was a party scene!

Our actors are nothing short of extraordinary and I can't wait for you to see them on screen.

And we squeezed in some fun! Actually, it was a lot of fun.

And we can't wait to bring you our film.

Thank you so much for your support thus far and your continued support. You are an integral part of our team.

All the best,

Sharon COOPer and Daryl LATHON
Coopathon Production Executive Producers
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    • $108 
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    • $25 
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Sharon Cooper 
New York, NY
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