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FOR MOST OF MY LIFE,
I have grown up being bullied. In School, on Sports Teams, even in Jobs, and through Social Media. I wish that I could say that this was uncommon, that I was just some strange case and that bullying was not a widespread occurrence of epidemic proportions. Unfortunately, we all know the truth, The US Justice Department reports that 1 in 4 kids will be bullied at some point in adolescence. As I "grew up" (if any of us truly do that) and became a Professional Filmmaker, the stories of bullied kids continued to seem so prevalent, so important, that I wanted to not only create a great short film that is relatable and heartfelt, but a tool that parents, families, and educators can use to encourage open conversations about bullying. This is something that many, including our cast and crew, believe is so vital at this time.
This film will be shot in a "Pixar-Short" Style, with a heavy emphasis on visuals and music and less of an emphasis on dialogue. We are partnering together with Anti-Bullying organizations across the world and have put together an amazing cast and crew! However, in order to really give this film the visual and musical quality that this topic and its' victims deserve, we are asking for a budget of $10,000 to cover locations, travel, talent costs, crew payment and gear rental (Director is not taking a salary to create more room in budget), Film Festival fees, and marketing and advertising so that the impact of our film doesn't get lost and is accessible to everyone everywhere. These are only some of the costs associated with this film, but with YOUR help, we can worry less about the money, and more about bringing this awesome story to life!
*ALL FUNDS RAISED IN CAMPAIGN WILL BE USED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THE FILM, THE MORE FUNDING THAT WE RECEIVE (even above our goal), THE BETTER THE REACH OF THE FILM! SO PLEASE CONSIDER PARTNERING WITH US IN GIVING AND SHARING OUR CAMPAIGN!
WE NEED YOU!
If you or someone that you know is passionate about ending bullying, this film will not only be released to film festivals and exhibitions, but also to the general public on YouTube and other partner websites so that families and educators around the world will be able to enjoy and use the film as a tool to start important conversations. Our last film "OK" (Link Below) was successfully crowdfunded and was highly praised at numerous festivals around the US for it's anti-bullying subplot. This time, recognizing the deep social need for films like this, we wanted to focus our story entirely on the bullying aspect, switching up the tone and style to make a fun and engaging, yet poignant and honest short that even smaller children can understand!
This film, as with any, presents many risks and challenges, flight delays, crew mishaps, location snafus, but this is why we have set the budget where we have. This film has the potential to be a dark horse, breakout hit in the festival circuit and on YouTube, encouraging and inspiring kids and families to stand against bullying and violence. This is not a film that I (Ian) want to take lightly, which is why $20,000 will literally just cover what we need. This is not "Pie in the sky" thinking, to make a film and to do it right, you have to do two things;
2. Get the right people.
These are not just random people that are working on this project, it is a collaboration between actors who have done high profile commercial and film work, our studio which made waves with our last film "OK" and our current project The Red Hood Fan Series, and other producers who have worked on extremely high-profile commercial, film and television projects.
We want this film to rival anything that you would see on a screen in a movie theater because we believe that victims of bullying and the bullies themselves have a voice and we want to show that in the absolute highest quality possible. This subject deserves the highest level of respect and treatment, just like each person does, which is why we need a solid budget to help us get there. We are film professionals, we just need the resources to tell the story.
If you would like to know more about my personal struggles with bullying or to ask a direct question about the film, send me a direct message on instagram (@cd828studios) or email me at [email redacted]. You are the reason that we are making this film, and only You can help us to create something truly incredible.
We can't make this film without YOU so please partner with us by giving at any of the donation tiers, rent or purchase our last film "OK" (which also has a strong anti-bullying message and was ENTIRELY CROWDFUNDED) on Amazon Prime Here:
And of course, HELP US TO SPREAD THE WORD ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM VIA THE SHARE LINK ABOVE! The more buzz we get on this film, the greater the impact on children, families, schools, and sports teams, so let's make some serious noise about this project!
We so deeply appreciate all of you, THANK YOU so much for your consideration and let's lend one more hand in the fight against Bullying in schools and on sports teams!
Blessings to you all friends,