You can help us make this film.
Why do we ask for your help?
It probably will not come as a big surprise to you, but producing a film is actually quite expensive. We, on the other hand, are unfortunately by far not as wealthy as we would like to be. What we would very much like to do, however, is to make this film. So obviously, in combination, this poses a slight problem …
Now this is where you come in. You can help us make this film!
First of all, we do have a lot to start with. We have a great and very professional team for all aspects of this production. And we have close to the best technical equipment available right now, owned and supplied by our production company FirstGrade Studios. Just to give you an impression: We will be shooting with a RED EPIC, with at least 4K resolution.
So, the biggest challenges of any film production are already resolved. What is left are things that we simply have to have money for. Most of this is made up by travel expenses, but there are many more small things which do add up over time. Hard drives for data storage, promotion materials, batteries … you name it. And somewhere at this point, after giving our time, effort and equipment to this project, we reach our limits.
Of course, we do not plan to just ask you for your money – we want to give you something in return. What exactly this might be will be announced shortly in our blog. But be assured that it will be more than just the fact that you helped a group of young and ambitious film makers get their movie out into the world. We will also put the name of every supporter here on this website to publicly express our thanks – unless, of course, you explicitly choose to remain anonymous.
Why should you help?
Well first of all, we think this story deserves to be told. The people appearing in the film deserve to be heard. Now why should it be us who tell this story? Because we not only care about these people, but because we are also absolutely dedicated to this project. We know we can do our job well, have done so for years, and we would not be asking for your support, if we were not one hundred percent sure that we can make a great film that many people will want to see.
Everyone involved in this film is currently working for free and will probably continue to do so for some time to come. Of course, we hope to get something out of it in the end. We have to pay our bills, too. But for us, the most important thing is getting this film out into the world – and we will not stop until we have achieved this goal.
How can you help?
It sounds quite simple, but most of all, we need money. To start with, we need to cover our production costs. Only after this is done, we can begin to pay our team at least a little bit for their work. As a first step, we ran a successful crowdfunding campaign during the first months of 2014 which put our finances on solid ground.
But there are a lot of other ways to support this film. The easiest of which is to tell others about it. Spread the word! Tell your friends and get them interested in this film and about the people whose story it tells. The more people we reach, the better are our chances of making the film and getting it out into the world!
For any questions regarding this project and how you can support it, you can contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.