GRACE BY NIGHT

* WE ARE CURRENTLY RAISING DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR THIS PROJECT.

THIS FILM WILL BREAK THE SILENCE AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO SPEAK UP AND GET HELP.  PLEASE SHARE ON YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS AND HELP START THE CONVERSATION.

FOR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES CONTACT US AT: VISIONARYFILMPRODUCTIONS.COM

WHY THIS STORY?

Because...

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This is more than a movie.   It's a movement.

* Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for U.S. teens and it's being called  "A major public health crisis."   Yet we don't talk about it. 

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We need uplifting movies that take on this life-altering issue.  

* School shootings are becoming a regular occurrence, and often times, these casualties could have been prevented.   

* Mental health care is one of the biggest unmet needs of our time.

* Many are silently suffering with various levels of mental health issues.

* Powerful storytelling can change and save lives.  

* We need to reach out to those our society deems "unworthy" and promote mental health nationally as well as genuine compassion.

* Now more than ever we need to build awareness for those who need support and treatment and feel they have nowhere to turn.

* People with mental illnesses and their loved ones deserve better answers then... "It's all in your head."

* While you may enjoy superhero movies you occasionally like to see films grounded in reality.

* This is not a documentary, it's a narrative feature that will star recognizable actors and reach millions of viewers.  

HOW WILL MY DONATION BE USED?

Every dollar donated will go directly into the development of the film and bringing the movie to a wide audience to spread mental health awareness.   Your generosity will allow us to...

* HIRE A PROFESSIONAL CASTING DIRECTOR AND THUS BRING NAME TALENT TO THE PROJECT, ENSURING THE MOVIE AND SUBJECT IS SEEN BY MAINSTREAM AUDIENCES.   

* GRASSROOTS MARKETING EXPENSES TO BUILD AWARENESS OF THE CRISIS INVOLVED AND SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM

*  SCRIPT BREAKDOWN AND SCHEDULE

*  HIRING CO-PRODUCERS

*  SECURING CAST AND CREW

*  STORYBOARDING

*  LOCATION SCOUT

WE WILL ACHIEVE OUR GOAL BY...

* Using our prize-winning script to produce a feature film that builds awareness and sparks a movement to get involved and break the silence.

OUR MISSION

To create films that entertain, inspire, and reveal truth about the human spirit.  

OUR MOVIEGUIDE INTERVIEW:
https://www.facebook.com/movieguide/videos/1081507158725044/?v=1081507158725044

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

NATHAN LEON received MOVIEGUIDE’S KAIROS PRIZE for Most Inspirational Screenplay for  GRACE BY NIGHT in 2019. He is also the recipient of the Truth Award for Outstanding Testimony to Social Action for his film The Sidewalk Chronicles that has aired numerous times on EWTN. He was a semi-finalist in the Act One Screenwriting Competition and a Quarter-finalist and Finalist in the International PAGE Screenwriting contest for his original screenplays.  In addition, his films have been featured in the LA Film Festival as well as Digital Filmmaker magazine.
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6889739/ 

Writer and Director: Homeschooled
Writer and Director: Prodigy; The Sidewalk Chronicles; Limbo (short) Second Unit Director: Unplanned
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MEGHAN LEON began her writing journey as a child, journaling and creating short stories in grade school. After a short deviation into the Pre-Med funnel during college, she rerouted back to literature and creative writing.

After college, Meghan attended a graduate program in Creative NonFiction at Saint Mary’s College of California. Since receiving her Master’s of Fine Arts degree in 2011, she has been working along side her husband, Nathan Leon, at their independent production company, Visionary Film Productions to write, produce and raise funds for their films. Meghan believes that a project is not one large endeavor but rather a result of many small efforts fueled by determination, hope, and most of all, a strong conviction in one's vocation.

CO-BRANDING

This particular project is close to our heart as we have seen first hand the effect of inadequate mental health care.  We are currently looking to collaborate with organizations to co-brand and help facilitate widespread change.   We feel strongly that a movie about the mental health crisis will break the stigma and dispel common myths related to the issue.  The movie will create awareness while changing and saving lives as the film's message of hope and viable solutions are shared across the country! 

PREFER TO DONATE BY MAIL? 

Checks can be made out to Visionary Film Productions
PO BOX 4191  OMAHA, NE 68104

SIGNIFICANT STATISTICS

* Mental health care is one of the biggest unmet needs of our time. Nearly one in two people in the U.S. will suffer from depression, anxiety disorders or another mental health ailment at some point in their life, and about one in 17 Americans currently has a serious mental illness.

*  We know that mental illness does not discriminate and can affect people of any age, socio-economic status, level of educational attainment, and ethnicity.

* 1 in 5 children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental illness.

* Less than 20% of children and adolescents with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need. Early mental health support can help a child before problems interfere with other developmental needs.

* U.S. suicide rates have not changed in 50 years

* Over 600,000 people receive medical treatment for a suicide attempt and 35,000 die each year.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Ramona Pregnancy Clinic 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Teri Curtis 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos

Organizer

Nathan Leon 
Organizer
Omaha, NE
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