Help make a movie about nine year old Indian girl Pinky, who escapes the claws of child marriage by fleeing home through her window.
What I want to do?
I want to make a beautiful movie. This will be an indie movie about a little girl Pinky, who is forced into child marriage by her own parents in a village in Rajasthan, India. Before the fateful day, she escapes through her home window, leading to the journey of a lifetime. Her freedom inspires a fresh courage and she promises to never return home, determined to find herself a better future.
She encounters several hurdles in her journey but her will prevails over each one and she keeps moving forward, seeking her safe haven. From the Golden City of Jaisalmer, to the Blue City of Jodhpur to the Greys of Pushkar to the Pink City of Jaipur. A parallel incidental quest is her camel, Michael Jackson, given away by her father as dowry with her hand in marriage. During her adventure, she meets a French woman, Amelie, and they change each others' lives forever.
How I plan to do it?
The project is led by experienced Writer/Director Himanshu Vora (bio at bottom right of this page) based in Mumbai, India. A widely experienced cast and crew is also associated with this film. We have conducted elaborate research and spent several weeks in rural Rajasthan from 2008 through 2010. We conducted many interviews and even witnessed several child marriages first hand, leading to a truly authentic screenplay. You can preview the script here, and see some pictures from our due diligence at 2008, 2009 and 2010. The project is also supported by Executive Producer Amish Gandhi based in the media hub of New York City.
Once we reach our funding goals, we will take off our official pre-production over a span of six weeks. As soon as this is complete, we plan to enter the shoot period over a span of three weeks. This will be followed by two months of post production till the film is finalized. Once ready, we will send it to select film festivals around the world, with the intent of earning a subsequent theatrical release. We also aim to accompany this with DVD, TV and Internet distribution mediums.
What the money is for?
This is how the money will be used:
Pre-production costs include casting, location scouting, recce and administrative amounting to $7,050.
Production costs will include costs for filming including paying our camera team, production team, equipment rentals, production sound, art department, make-up and hair, costume department, permits, travel, transport, accommodation and food. This is estimated at $51,500.
Post production costs include editing, post production sound, music, VFX, CG, marketing, submission to festivals etc. add up to $24,500.
If the movie makes a profit, 10% will go to a Rajasthan based NGO helping underprivileged girls earn a quality education.
How you can help?
Do the most generous donation you can. In return you get the rewards as mentioned at the right on this page. And a friend for life. :)
You can also help spread the word to your family, friends, colleagues and everyone you know.
Also, please follow our project on Facebook to keep yourself updated and let your contacts know about it.
This will help us reach our ambitious but not impossible funding goal in time, and help fenêtre become a reality!
Thank you! Love and peace,
Good question. This is how it works. Your contribution is not charged instantly, its just a pledge in the beginning. Only when it reaches the funding goal or more on the end date is when your contributed amount will be charged and no extra charges. If the funding goal is not met, I don't get anything, you don't lose anything, nothing will be charged. Only when the funding goal is met or goes more is when the funds are cleared to me, and only your contributed amount will be charged. Very few days left to reach the goal! Keep pledging! And spread the word, maximum!
This question was added on Sept 29 after the campaign failed. Well, some of the links have been disabled or made private since the project is unsuccessful now.
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Jul 31, 2011 - Sep 29, 2011 (60 days)
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Special Thank You credit mention in the movie. See your name on the big screen. + One time online viewing of the full movie!
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See your name on the big screen as an Associate Producer. + Movie poster autographed by the actors playing Pinky and Amelie. + IMDB mention. + Download of the soundtrack and the full movie. + Unlimited online access to my personal documentary road film "In Search Of My Native Place : Dedan".
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