Documentary Film Making Project

$2,742 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 38 months
Amy Jarjusey  EVANSTON, IL
HI! My name is Kaidin. I'm a radically unschooled/worldschooled teen and an aspiring film maker. I love all aspects of movie development from the screenwriting, to the prop making, to the set design, character development, acting, sound effects, music, filming, photography and more! And I am working on THIS documentary about homeschooling/unschooling through the eyes of the kids. 

I am seeking financial support for this very large endeavor. I am finishing up the filming aspects and already thick in the editing process of this documentary about homeschooling, though from the mouth's/viewpoint of the children. In many films and documentaries out there about this growing phenomena "homeschooling," you will hear from the professionals, the experts, and/or the parents. I wanted to take a different point of view and have the younger voices be heard and create a representation of homeschooling, unschooling, life-learning, eclectic homeschooling, etc. that will enlighten and inspire.

Being a donor to this project assists me in so many ways. At this point, I am half way to my goal and fulfilling my budget will allow me to complete the project to the end. I will be able to cover equipment costs, improve my current editing system and overall final production outcome, including the creation of final product DVDs. Your generous donations will help me complete my project as planned. It will help me with the movie premier, marketing fees, tickets, and DVD production.

Your donation will contribute greatly to this project and is truly appreciated!EVERY little bit counts and helps! As a donor to the project, I would like to offer each donor one free ticket to the premier screening of the film: "From Their Mouths to Your Ears: The Kids Homeschool Journeys." 

Thank you friends, family and acquaintances for helping me reach my goals. If you feel so inspired I would greatly appreciate you sharing this project with others as well. Thank you, SO MUCH!
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Update 13
Posted by Amy Jarjusey
32 months ago
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Donors! You have all been SOOOO amazing and supportive! The time has come for Kaidin to strut-his-stuff as us old-folks tend to say! We are SO pumped I can't even sum up the excitement here! The full feature is coming in a little over an hour! He surprised himself!! ;) Ticket sales are pumping, and DVD purchases as well! He is SOOOO very close to the accomplishing 100% of his full budget! It's truly amazing! We hope that each of you can join us for the premier tomorrow evening, May 21st at 7pm. The red carpet for the amazing stars of the film will begin about 20 minutes prior. Following the film will be a Q&A .... should there be an 'Q', and a small reception to celebrate this entire endeavor! We are eager to see as many of you who are able to come an enjoy! Thank you again for ALL of your amazing support! This movie making endeavor has been SO much more than just about making a movie! We cherish you all for the genuine support you have shown!
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Update 12
Posted by Amy Jarjusey
33 months ago
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Moments of complete and utter MAGIC have come to Kaidin during this entire documentary project from start to near finish. Things that I am certain not many 14 year old boys will experience in their lives. When we set out to accomplish such a magnificent project, I truly don't think either of us had full understood the impact this project was going to have. Not only on us, but to those around us, involved both directly and indirectly. Today was one of those seriously magical moments.

Returning home from a day of unschooling adventures, we receive this beautiful letter in the mail, with a donation that plows us out of the water. This very magical person does not know Kaidin. To be 14 years old, pursuing a DREAM come true, and to see the world around you rallying to see you to the finish line.... well .... truly no words can encapsulate that. My mama tears of joy, pride, gratitude, abundance, bliss.... I simply cannot sum it up.

Our very special, very magical, abundant tribe has rallied beyond words to assist this young man live a dream. I am just beyond words.

Only weeks to the finish line. Just steps away from completed budget, project and film! I know that neither of us can quite sum it up. Just please know, to each and EVERY one of our donors.... You are ALL just pure magic to us. ALL of your help and assistance has gotten him this far. Your support sees him to completion and sets him up for a future of many more dreams to actualize!! Our gratitude oozes to each and every one of you!!!!

We can't wait to see you at the premier!!!
(Remember donors, your ticket will be available for you at will call!)

Updated (Ticket and DVD Pre-sale): www.nakitababy.com/film

And event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/218631215181311/
Magic all around!
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Update 11
Posted by Amy Jarjusey
33 months ago
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Documentary Film Making Project has reached 50% of its goal. Thank you everyone!
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Update 10
Posted by Amy Jarjusey
33 months ago
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It's been some time since an update, but rest assured, this kid has been doing some AMAZING work! I'm super proud at what he has captured in some truly phenomenal homeschool and unschool kids! This film is shaping up beautifully and we are ON PAR for the May 13th airing! The airing will be Friday May 13th at 7pm with a brief Q&A to follow, along with a little reception as well. Kaidin is half way to his budget goals, and to round out this project and bring it all the way home, he needs YOUR support! This final push to make it all happen means the world to him and to all of us really. The amazing children who participate in this film, and Kaidin's beautiful eye in capturing them. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for ALL of the support you've shown thus far, and ALL of the support you are able to show to help him fulfill his budget needs and goals. Please consider helping. Any amount means the world. And please do share this with friends and family. Supporting the massive endeavor of uber creative unschool teen means the world to us. Truly! Thanks again for everything!!! ENJOY this beautiful trailer!
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$2,742 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 38 months
Created November 11, 2015
Amy Jarjusey
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33 months ago
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Cara Carothers
33 months ago

...I feel so lucky to contribute to what I already know is such a bright future!! Can't wait to see this film too!!

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33 months ago
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Rose Campbell
33 months ago

Can't wait to see the documentary! Thanks for giving the kids a platform to talk about their experiences!

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Andrew & Sherri Doerge
34 months ago

Best of luck on your amazing project!!

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