The clock is ticking on Women's Reproductive Rights. Judge Kavanaugh, an individual who's record and judicial philosophy demonstrate a clear hostility towards reproductive rights, was confirmed. The Ohio House passed a bill restricting abortions after 6 weeks AND is trying to CRIMINALIZE
the procedure. There is no clause for incest nor rape. Women & their doctors could face life-imprisonment in the event this bill is passed. 7 States have ONE SINGLE CLINIC (in the entire state) providing care.
As artists and citizens of the United States of America we feel it is our duty to make a positive contribution
to our country & our world. We made R.V to take a stand & to give voice to women across the country who do not have access to a safe, legal abortion. Here's our trailer:
We will be launching R.V on social media platforms to spread this urgent message far and wide. Help us share R.V with the world!
The preliminary funds that we've raised have gone to production costs & film festival submissions. As a result we have screened to much acclaim:
ARULA Short Film Festival (we helped raise several THOUSAND dollars for Planned Parenthood!)
Dances with Films Festival
Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema (WINNER
Best Makeup/FX; NOMINATION
Best Actress, NOMINATION
Chain NYC Film Festival (WINNER
Sidewalk Film Festival
In order to have the greatest reach, we need your support
. Your contributions will go DIRECTLY to PR & marketing costs:
FACEBOOK ADS - $1500
Targeting the broadest audience costs money! We are lucky to have Matthew Diamante from Foxley Digital
working behind the scenes to ensure R.V gets seen. We are even luckier to have one of MARK ZUCKERBERG'S right-hand-men working in tandem with our efforts thanks to one of our GENEROUS supporters!!
PR OUTREACH - $2250
PR whiz Heather Burgett
has agreed to support us for HALF of what she normally charges. Why? Because she feels so passionately about R.V and about the cause.
1. STARTING POINT 100,000 views
2. NEXT TIER 300,000 views
3. AIM HIGH 500,000 views
4. DREAM 1,000,0000 views
5. TARGET PUBLICATIONS
NEW YORK TIMES
Any additional funds raised will ensure R.V continues to be seen & shared:
R.V represents ALL WOMEN. At the end of the day whether you are Black/White, Rich/Poor, Liberal/Conservative, it doesn’t matter. Human experience is universal, and art/storytelling has the power to connect all people.
Thank you for your generosity!
With love & gratitude,
Melissa Center & Will Hawkeshttps://www.rvshortfilm.org