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Nanay Ko

$540 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 2 months

Asians and Asian-Americans are rarely represented in film and media. When they are, most of the time their roles are small, stereotypical, or no depth. This is the story about a girl who broke family ties and tradition to chase her dreams. After her father's untimely passing, Christine finds out her family business is failing. To make amends for leaving, she chooses to help the restaurant all the while rebuilding her relationship with her mom.  The film highlights the generational and cultural differences in beliefs between immigrant Americans and first-generation Americans through song, dance, and food.  This film will make a huge impact in Asian representation in Hollywood.

The success of our two Seed&Spark campaigns has shown that the world is ready and eager for a film like this. The campaigns opened many doors we did not think were possible for our story, and in the past year, we've been slowly closing those doors and choosing opportunities fit for our project. By doing so, we've realized that we will need more financial support to make this musical come to life!

Our goal is to raise at least $50,000 to support our new developments. Most of the funds will go into the following:

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Your charitable contribution shows your support in recognizing a change to come in diversity in film and media. From the Heart Productions is a 501(c) non-profit who believes in us and our story, so any donation you make will be tax deductible!

If we surpass our goal, the additional funds will go into our budget of hiring local crew in MD and  catering for the shoot!

From our Director/Producer:

"The script takes place in Maryland, not just because I lived there, but because this story is very much a small town girl dreaming to live in the big city. Your hometown is a huge part of you. It's hard to let go, to start somewhere new. I can't wait to go back and film at some of the places I've grown to love. The seasons, the agriculture, the historic cities, and the gorgeous Chesapeake Bay–they all have its own character in the film.

There aren't many films that I relate to or characters that I fully connect with. With some inspiration of my life and the friends and families I grew up with, I want to tell a deeply intimate, vulnerable, and honest story about what it's like being a first-generation American raised in a traditional and conservative household.I want to show the talents and colors of my culture, and how song, dance, and food brings our community together. I know I am ready for the challenge and have a strong support system of talented filmmakers and artists who believe in me and believe this story needs to be told."

- Mallorie Ortega


 THE CHARACTERS

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MEET THE CORE TEAM 

Any donation you may give is greatly appreciated, so here are our gifts to you in return per donation amount! 

$10 - #VIPStatus,  you get a shout out on our Facebook page, and updates with events prior to filming and our progress! Including stage readings and summer screening events!

$50 - #InstaCool, you get a signed photo of the cast or crew, a post on our Instagram and #VIPStatus perks.

$100 - #BigScreenFamewill get your name in the credits, plus #InstaCool and #VIPStatus perks.

$250 - #FaceToFace, you will get to meet upor FaceTime with the director and talk about project in it's process or writing or producing or music - any questions you may have or even bounce off ideas for your own project you've been working on! Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$500 - #FeaturedExtra, come on set and get some face time on screen as a Featured Extra! You'll also get the above perks. Only 3 available, (Maryland based only). Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$500 - #PineapplePlanter, you will get a free pinapple planter, designed by our sponsor J. Neal Design ! Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks. (only 10 available)

$1,000 - #WalkOnRole, you will be invited to set as a walk on role with speaking parts! Only 5 available, (Maryland based only). Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$1,000 - #WritersClub, you will receive a signed copy of our shooting script! Only 10 available. Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$3,000 - #DineOnSet, you will be invited to eat lunch with the cast and crew, and take a photo with us on set! Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$5,000 - #AssociateProducer, you will be credited as an Associate Producer on the film and invited to sit at video village during our big scenes! Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks. (On set invite local Maryland only)

$10,000 - #ExecutiveProducer, you will be credited as an Executive Producer on the film and flown to Maryland for a two night stay (travel and hotel accommodated). You will also be invited to our post production screenings as we cut the film together! Plus #AssociateProducer, #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$25,000 - #Producer, you will be credited as a Producer on the film, invited to VIP events including film festival screenings, as well as #ExecutiveProducer, #AssociateProducer, #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStaus perks!

To see the rest of the Nanay Ko team and the progress of the film, please follow:

Facebook 
Instagram 
Twitter 
Website 

#nanayko
#nanaykomovie

For specific inquiries on sponsorships opportunities, please send us a message!

For casting inquiries, please contact us at: casting.nanayko@gmail.com

Thank you so much!
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We are ready for our FIRST STAGE READING!! Come join us at UMBC's Performing Arts and Humanities Building this Saturday, July 21st at 4:30 for food, great music and new friends! Support our local talent as they workshop our script and music for the first time! Click here for event information and tickets. bit.ly/2NKv5FR
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Want a sneak peek at the scriptwriting process? The UMBC Theatre Department is hosting a Staged Reading for our script on July 21st. Be part of our writing process and hear the words and music for the first time!

Follow Hilltop Road past Hilltop Circle, and you'll find us right in The Performing Arts & Humanities Building!

Tickets at our eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nanay-ko-baltimore-staged-reading-tickets-47317604228?aff=eac2
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What's a pineapple planter you ask?? Here's a photo! Get one of these 3D printed planters designed by J. Neal Design Architecture Firm! They are local designers in the Baltimore area who are on board supporting our film. Get one by donating $500 or more, and let us know what color!

In one quick week, we're almost at our $500 mark! Thank you to all who have donated, followed, and shared our film. We can't wait to update you on a new development we've been cooking.

Love,
The Nanay Ko Team
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What's our reward levels you ask? Find them below! Don't forget, any donation you make is tax deductible through our wonderful fiscal sponsor: From the Heart Productions!

$10 - #VIPStatus, you get a shout out on our Facebook page, and updates with events prior to filming and our progress!

$50 - #InstaCool, you get a signed photo of the cast or crew, a post on our Instagram and #VIPStatus perks

$100 - #BigScreenFamewill get your name in the credits, plus #InstaCool and #VIPStatus perks

$250 - #FaceToFace, you will get to meet upor FaceTime with the director and talk about project in it's process or writing or producing or music - any questions you may have or even bounce off ideas for your own project you've been working on! Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$500 - #FeaturedExtra, come on set and get some face time on screen as a Featured Extra! You'll also get the above perks. Only 3 available, (Maryland based only). Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$500 - #PineapplePlanter, you will get a free pinapple planter, designed by our sponsor J. Neal Designs! Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks. (only 10 available)

$1,000 - #WalkOnRole, you will be invited to set as a walk on role with speaking parts! Only 5 available, (Maryland based only). Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$1,000 - #WritersClub, you will receive a signed copy of our shooting script! Only 10 available. Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$3,000 - #DineOnSet, you will be invited to eat lunch with the cast and crew, and take a photo with us on set! Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.

$5,000 - #AssociateProducer, you will be credited as an Associate Producer on the film and invited to sit at video village during our big scenes! Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks. (On set invite local Maryland only)

$10,000 - #ExecutiveProducer, you will be credited as an Executive Producer on the film and flown to Maryland for a two night stay (travel and hotel accommodated). You will also be invited to our post production screenings as we cut the film together! Plus #BigScreenFame, #InstaCool, and #VIPStatus perks.
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$540 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 2 months
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From the Heart Productions
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