Hi Family & Friends!
I am trying to fundraise for my upcoming project at NYU Graduate Film. It's a short film that will premiere in Spring 2018.
This a coming of age story about a young girl in Catholic school who learns new boundaries when she flashes her class in a recess game gone awry. She receives an unforgettable lesson- one that teaches her about femininity and her own self image.
The story is incredibly personal, inspired by my own Catholic school education. This film is ultimately about adolescent growing pains. I hope to create a film that honors the memory of my own & relates to those of others.
*Mock Up Poster by Cass Sachs Michaels
Making movies is INCREDIBLY expensive. I have self funded my first 3 projects at NYU and secured $1500 in funding for this project. I am looking to raise $5000 in additional funds by reaching out for the support of family & friends.
Your donations will help to cover crucial production costs.
With your help, I can bring this story to life and share a powerful narrative about how a young girl learns to be a lady the hard way.
*Key Illustration by Izik Alequin
Your support would mean so much to me. I can offer these perks in return for your contributions!
$10: Social Media Shout Out!
$25: Special Thanks Credit on Screen!
$50: Invitation to the screening in April 2018!
$100: All of the above + a slate dedicated to you!
$500: All of the above & Invitation to the set!
$1000: Producer Credit
MOLLY GILLIS- Writer/Director
Born and raised in Catholic schools from K-12 in the suburbs of Washington D.C. Molly Gillis is currently pursuing her MFA as a film director at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has previously worked in film production in NYC for HBO, A24 Films, Fox Searchlight, NBC, and MTV. She earned a BFA in experimental theater at NYU and is grateful to be back to focus on directing. She was awarded the Willard T.C. Johnson Fellowship in 2017.
ASHLEY DECKMAN- Producer
Ashley is a Manhattan based filmmaker who began studying film in 2013 at Towson University. She served as the Production Coordinator for the Annapolis Film Festival and then her Associate Producer gig for hit TLC shows "Our Little Family" and "Little People Big World." Ashley is currently in her 3rd year NYU Grad film program. During her studies she has produced nearly 10 short films, as well as directed & produced a web series for UCB.
ALFONSO HERRERA- Cinematographer
Born and raised in Mexico City, now based in Harlem NY. A current cinematography graduate student at NYU Tisch, his work has been in competition in over 30 festivals internationally including Havana, Fribourg, Rooftop, Raindance and FNC as well as Berlinale and Cannes as part of the Canada Telefilm Pavilion. He was awarded the Best Cinematography prize at the 8th Enroute Film Festival (Toronto) as well as the Jean François Bourassa Memorial Award for Best Cinematographer (Concordia University) and the Formula Growth Award for Excellence in Cinematography (Concordia University). Awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2016 and the Willard T.C Johnson Fellowship in 2017.
I would be so grateful for your support in bringing this story to life. We have a strong team and I hope it will include you! With your help, I can create a meaningful film to share in this time when women's voices need to be heard more than ever. THANK YOU for taking the time to read this so far.
Any donation - whatever is possible! - would be so deeply appreciated.
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