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CROWDFUNDING & SCRIPT NOTES

OUR STORY

The goal of our campaign was to support emerging & diverse Canadian talent.

Our pitch won the 2011 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s “Emerging Artist Award”.

We always believed that by paying people, we could encourage the next generation of talent to continue in this industry, make a living, and in turn, be able to contribute back our economy, culture, and community.

All contributions went directly towards encouraging the careers of diverse & emerging Canadian filmmakers, artists, and musicians.

During our campaign, we offered two specials: WIFT SCRIPT NOTES SPECIAL and COSPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY.


PERKS FOR OUR CONTRIBUTORS:

IF YOU…

BUY OUR CREW COFFEE: $15

My crew will love and venerate you… every coffee break.  That’s a lot of lovin’.

  • “Thank You” Credit at the end of the film.
  • Free hug (no expiry).

 

BUY AN EXCLUSIVE INSIDER’S SNEAK PEEK: $25

Besides buying a round of coffee for our dear crew, you will have the chance to be a true movie insider with a sneak peek of the film—before it ever hits a *fingers crossed* festival near you!

  • Exclusive Digital Access to the finished film via online screening room (i.e. Vimeo).
  • “Thank You” Credit at the end of the film.
  • Two free hugs (no expiry).

 

BUY A “LITTLE MISS JIHAD” COLLECTOR’S DVD: $50

It’s true!  You can take Little Miss Jihad home with you today!  (Fine print: Not the actual Little Miss Jihad, unless we perfect cloning technology, or hijack a pewter figurine factory.)

  • One (1) Collector’s DVD of the finished film.
  • “Thank You” Credit at the end of the film.
  • Three free hugs (no expiry).

 

BUY OUR CREW LUNCH or  “I WANT STORY NOTES, PRONTO!”: $60

In addition to buying our crew lunch, you will get the following:

  • One (1) Collector’s DVD of the finished film
  • Exclusive Digital Access to the finished film via online screening room (i.e. Vimeo)
  • “Thank You” credit at the end of the film
  • Four free hugs ( no expiry)

OR:  If you’re a writer/producer, you know how hard it is to get great quality feedback.  And no, your Mom doen’t count.  What we’re offering here is your chance to get your work read, and to get specific story notes embedded in the body (PDF) of your script.  So that TV pilot, or screenplay, you’ve been meaning to show someone?  Break it out of the drawer, and let’s get talking story! 

  • One  (1) Read of a Television Pilot/Spec, Feature Screenplay, or Short Script with specific story notes embedded in the PDF.  (Note: Coverage report is extra.  See the next reward tier for details!)
  • “Thank You” Credit at the end of the film.
  •  Four free hugs (no expiry).

 

BUY OUR ACTORS LUNCH or “I WANT THE FULL-MONTY COVERAGE!”: $75

In addition to buying our cast lunch, you will get the following:

  • One (1) Collector’s DVD of the finished film
  • Exclusive Digital Access to the finished film via online screening room (i.e. Vimeo)
  • Autographed Cast Still (Photo).
  • Shout-out on our Production Blog, personally thanking you.
  • “Thank You” credit at the end of the film
  • Five free hugs ( no expiry)

OR:  If you’re a writer/producer, in addition to specific story notes in your script, we will offer you 2-3 pages of script coverage (a report) with insights on your CHARACTERS, THEMES, STORY, STRUCTURE, and DIALOGUE/TONE.

  • One  (1) Read of a Television Pilot/Spec, Feature Screenplay, or Short Script with specific story notes embedded in the PDF. 
  • 2-3 page Script Coverage (Story Report)
  • “Thank You” Credit at the end of the film.
  •  Five free hugs (no expiry).

 

SPONSOR A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT or  “I WANT THE FULL-MONTY + SYNOPSIS!”: $85

In addition to sponsoring a Production Assistant’s day on set, you will get the following:

  • One (1) Collector’s DVD of the finished film
  • Exclusive Digital Access to the finished film via online screening room (i.e. Vimeo)
  • Autographed Cast Still (Photo).
  • Profile on our Blog – about you, your business/service/project, or hello message to your Mom.
  • “Thank You” credit at the end of the film
  • Six free hugs ( no expiry)

OR:  If you’re a writer/producer, because we all know writing a synopsis for our own work is hell.  For an additional $10, I will slave over a paragraph synopsis for your story.  Yes, because I would do that just for you.

  • One (1) Read of a Television Pilot/Spec, Feature Screenplay, or Short Script with specific story notes embedded in the PDF.
  •  2-3 page Script Coverage (Story Report)
  • One (1) paragraph Synopsis for your story.
  • “Thank You” Credit at the end of the film.
  •  Six free hugs (no expiry).

 

SPONSOR OUR LEAD CHILD ACTRESS or “I WANT A STORY-EDITOR NOW!”: $100

In addition to sponsoring our diverse lead child actress’s day on set, you will get the following:

  • One (1) Collector’s DVD of the finished film
  • Exclusive Digital Access to the finished film via online screening room (i.e. Vimeo)
  • Autographed Cast Still (Photo).
  • Autographed Production Script.
  • “Sponsorship” credit on our website.
  • “Thank You” credit at the end of the film
  • Seven free hugs ( no expiry)

OR:  If you’re a writer/producer, and you need a full on Story Editor, you’re in luck!  Story-editing is a lot like dramaturgy in theatre.  It’s more than just giving notes; it’s guiding you through the process of writing and re-writing—trying to get you to the heart of your story.  And that’s what this is about after all, isn’t it?  YOUR STORY. 

  •  Two (2) Reads of a Television Pilot/Spec, Feature Screenplay, or Short Script with specific story notes embedded in the PDF.
  •  2-3 page Script Coverage x Two (2) – each script read is entitled to new coverage
  • 1 paragraph Synopsis for your story.
  • 1 hr. Conference Call to discuss your story in-depth (via Skype or phone).
  • “Thank You” Credit at the end of the film.
  •  Seven free hugs (no expiry).

 

FOR SPONSORSHIPS OVER $150 – OR… OUR “YOU’RE MY HERO” LEVEL

Besides making our all-time-favourite-person list, you will receive these awesome rewards:

  •  One (1) DVD Copy of the Finished Film.
  • Exclusive Digital Access to the finished film via online screening room (i.e. Vimeo).
  • Autographed Cast Still (Photo).
  • Autographed Production Script.
  • A Set Visit.  (Depending on your availability).
  • “Sponsorship” Credit at the end of the film.
  • “Sponsorship” Credit on our website.
  • Eight lucky free hugs (no expiry).

 

***Before making any contributions, please contact me to discuss details and expectations if you’re looking for script notes.  And if you’re simply contributing, then bless your heart!  ***

 

THE IMPACT OF YOUR SUPPORT:

With your support, we hired emerging Canadian filmmakers & artists.  This encouraged them to go forward, carving careers for themselves, and contributing back to our creative community.  Thank you for supporting the arts!

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP:

Please help us get the word out!  You can find us on social media—Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.  Click the buttons on the sidebar to join, and then share the news with your friends, family, even your landlord.

PAYMENT DETAILS

You may choose between 1) Interac E-Transfer or 2) PayPal.

All payments need to be sent to Stephanie Law at this email address:

stephanie.y.law@gmail.com


1. INTERAC E-TRANSFER –  SENDING CASH FROM YOUR ONLINE OR MOBILE BANKING

Interac e-Transfer is a simple, convenient, and secure way to send and receive money directly from one bank account to another. All you need is access to online or mobile banking through a participating financial institution, and you can send money to anyone with an email address or mobile phone number and a bank account in Canada — without sharing any personal or financial information. It’s a great alternative to cheques and cash.

*Note* to Sender: There may be a $1.00-$1.50 fee from your financial institution for sending an Interac e-Transfer, so check with your financial institution.

2. PAYPAL – SENDING MONEY IS EASIER THAN RUNNING TO THE ATM OR WRITING CHEQUES 

You will need to sign-up or use an existing PayPal account to use this payment method.  Signing up is no more difficult than when entering all your information through other crowdfunding sites like IndieGoGo.

PLEASE SELECT “SEND MONEY” on the general log-in page, and complete the steps, sending funds to “Friends & Family” when prompted.

*FREE for Sender in Canada when you send using your bank account or PayPal balance.

*FEE CHARGED for Sender or Recipient when you use a credit card, the cost is 2.9% of the total amount sent plus $0.30 CAD per transaction. When you log in, please choose the Recipient (Stephanie Law) to cover this cost.

 

3.  “LIKE” OUR FACEBOOK PAGE & DONATE FROM OUR ONLINE STORE

This may be the easiest option.  For those on Facebook, please “LIKE” our film’s fanpage.  Look to the left side for the “DONATE”  tab, click it and browse the donation level options.  Please note: Payment is also through PayPal.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Without it, this film would not be possible.

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