Johnny Depp grants Anthony's wish

$4,903 of $30k goal

Raised by 30 people in 4 months
Tamika Lamison
on behalf of Tamika Lamison
 WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Anthony Conti is 16 years old, and fighting an extremely aggressive stage 4 Cancer. His dream was to  make a Hollywood film. Johnny Depp, J.K. Simmons, Sam Raimi, Trent Reznor and others teamed up with Anthony to write and shoot his film - a zombie film called "Black Ghiandola". See article in the Hollywood Reporter.

We need your help with the final step - creating a special red-carpet screening for Anthony, his family, his fellow cast and crew, the Hollywood community (and hopefully you!) - before Anthony is too weak or in too much pain to travel to LA to see it.



About Anthony: 
Anthony has been diagnosed with Stage IV adrenal gland cancer. He is from Walpole, MA. He always wanted to be a filmmaker, and wrote a script for a zombie film. 

About Us: The Make a Film Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization similar to the Make a Wish Foundation. We grant film wishes to children who have serious or life-threatening medical conditions by teaming them with notable actors, writers and directors who help them create their film legacy. Make a Film is 100% volunteer powered. All donations are 100% Tax Deductible. 

About the Film:  "Black Ghiandola" tells the story of a young man, played by Conti, who risks his life saving a young girl he has grown to love after his family has been killed during a zombie apocalypse.

Select Cast & Crew (100% volunteer): 
* Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Carribean)* Laura Dern (Wild)
* Sam Raimi (Director: Spider Man Trilogy)
* J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
* Catherine Hardwicke (Director: Twilight)
*David Lynch (Twin Peaks)
*Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead)
*Penelepe Ann Miller (Birth of A Nation)
*Richard Chamberlain (The Thorn Birds)
*Theodore Melfi (Director: Hidden Figures)

What the funds are for:
Post-Production Costs- to finish the film.
LA Screening (Weekend btwn Jan 28th- Feb. 12th)
Boston Screening- Anthony's hometown

Includes:
1. Screening Venues
2. Catering
3. Printed DVD's
4. Posters, DVD Sleeves, Post Cards
5. Program Booklets
6. Red Carpet/Step and Repeat
7. Award Costs
8. Flights, Hotels, transpo for Anthony, his Father, and Medical Professional
9. Rental of Medical equipment such as Wheel Chair
10.Fees associated with Festivals
11. Creation of DCP, Blu-Ray's- other mediums required to screen
12. T-shirts-gifts for Volunteers and others


(Director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) directs Academy Award winner JK Simmons, on set)

Anthony Conti holds Oscar at his "Academy Experience" where one of his other short films, "Twinkle, Twinkle" was screened. 


Anthony Conti and Johnny Depp having Selfie fun on the set. 

A Zombie-fied JK Simmons eats the intestines of a rascal played by Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead).
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Update 4
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3 months ago
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4 months ago
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LA WEEKLY!! We are so grateful and amazed at the awesome article written about the film, Anthony and Make A Film Foundation by April Wolfe of LA WEEKLY.
Please take a moment and read it. Anthony speaks about the film and his challenges with Cancer in his own words. http://www.laweekly.com/arts/johnny-depp-david-lynch-and-other-stars-made-a-zombie-movie-for-a-really-good-reason-7720221
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We're making progress - $2K in 2 days. Join us!
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4 months ago
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Good News! Trent Reznor, from NINE INCH NAILS, and an Oscar Winning composer has said YES to composing the music for Anthony Conti's Make A Film Foundation film, "The Black Ghiandola"! :-) We are so excited to have Trent be a part of this project. You too can be a part of the magic we're making for Anthony. Donate/Spread the word. We would love to see you at the screening.
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Jewel Natasha
3 months ago
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I went to school with Anthony very nice kid and very good people who need your help to help his dream come true and over come cancer ! Glad ur dream is coming true keep fighting

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$4,903 of $30k goal

Raised by 30 people in 4 months
Created December 12, 2016
Tamika Lamison  
on behalf of Tamika Lamison
$100
Jillian Lauren
3 months ago

Go get em!

TD
$100
Tracy Dillon
3 months ago
$25
Cleve Lamison
3 months ago
$50
Joanne Cuddy
3 months ago

Enjoy your dream Anthony!!!

GT
$1,000
GoFundMe Team
3 months ago
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Lyndon and Janine Barrois
4 months ago
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Amy Bauer Moore
4 months ago
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$250
Anonymous
4 months ago
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Peter Salmans
4 months ago
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DJ
$50
Deborah Jordan
4 months ago
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Awesome! Thanks so much to Make a Film Foundation and all the volunteers for helping Anthony's dream come true.

Jewel Natasha
3 months ago
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I went to school with Anthony very nice kid and very good people who need your help to help his dream come true and over come cancer ! Glad ur dream is coming true keep fighting

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