An intimate behind the scenes documentary following Tatianna as she creates her own Angelight short film. Tatianna is an 8 year old girl whose favorite color is purplish pink, loves the rapper A boogie, shares a room with 2 of her 3 sisters, and is currently undergoing treatment for a medulloblastoma brain tumor.
Angelight Films is a 501(c)(3) non profit production company that gives children with brain and spinal cord tumors the opportunity to express themselves by creating and even starring in their own short film.
A few words from our Director/Producer Amir Arison…
We are beginning to capture the highs and lows of Tatianna's journey: From her diagnosis, thru treatments, holidays, hospital visits along with Angelight coming in and helping Tati create her own short film. And we will continue to capture this journey all the way thru to her very own red carpet screening, with a few surprises along the way.
I believe that art has the power to heal - metaphorically, and in some cases literally. I have learned that previous Angelight Kids have seen their health improve over the course of the making of their short films. Will Tatianna's health improve over the course of our film? That is one big question. Even more importantly, how will the making of Tatianna's short film, transform the spirits of Tati and her loved ones. That is our journey with the Tati Project.
Stephanie Angel, founder of Angelight Films will be producing the doc.
A few words from Stephanie...
My sister Ilana died from a medulloblastoma brain tumor at the age of five. Over the years I met many children with brain tumors who similar to my sister, were not defined by their illness. As a filmmaker, I was determined to create an outlet for these kids to express their true, unfiltered selves through the medium of film.
I have learned so much from the children I've made films for. I believe in the power of this documentary. I know we have a lot we can learn from Tati and her journey."
Tatianna lives with her mother and 3 sisters in Brooklyn NY. Due to Tatianna's medical condition, her mother is unable to work at this time.
By funding this project, not only are you making this documentary possible, but you are going to be helping Tatianna and her family in a number of ways. We even have a few special surprises in store!
Start up doc funds will go to the following but not limited to: Insurance coverage, lawyer fees, contracts, agreements, releases, office expenses, hard drives, travel for camera operators, equipment, director, producer & personnel to/from filming locations, working meals for parties involved in on working/filming days on location, editing costs for trailers, music license fees and promotional materials.
See rewards for your support below!
$10 & up, receive a shout out from director Amir Arison on Twitter (be sure to include your Twitter handle)
$50~shout out, plus pink thank you in the film's credits
$100~shout out, plus purple thank you in the film's credits
$500~shout out, plus a purple-ish pink thank you in the film credits
$1,000~shout out, plus Micro Producer credit
$10,000~shout out, Micro Producer credit and an invite to Tati's short film premiere
$100,000~shout out, Executive Producer credit and an invite to Tati's short film and feature documentary premieres
Any amount contributed is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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