"One Way Out" a new indie project about a young man struggling with his sexuality loses control, after the world he knows abandons him.
Chochkey Productions, www.chochkeyproductions.com held a contest with our friends at The Storymatic www.thestorymatic.com, to find the best writers out there. Our promise, we would pick a winner and turn their story into a film, yes film!
The winner was chosen in late 2010, "One Way Out" a short-story written by Kyle Petersen writes about a young man whose struggle with his sexuality and bullying leads him into a dark depression and the world that he trusted comes crashing down around him.
2 days after we picked our winner 18 year old Rutgers student Tyler Clementi took his own life after being "outed" to his campus classmates in a humiliating and devastating way. So this project became more important than ever. This story is not only visually beautiful but is a relevant and critical.
We now had a film project that was not just another film but was a topic of discussion all over the world and we knew we had to do it justice. When we started this project to make a simple film we never thought we'd be filming a story that affects so many people in so many ways, so here we go!
We want to make an independent film that is not only something to remember but an eye opener, a memoir, a reaching out, an education, a history lesson and a picture of hope for anyone that has ever been affected by bullying, questioned their sexuality, suffered from depression or knows someone who has struggled with suicide.
Our goal is to raise enough money to make the best film we can and to create a body of work that is not only beautiful but also dedicated to those who want to stand up to bullying. Please help us create this film and donate whatever you can and we can all stand together to fight this battle and support independent film.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $1,500 goal
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Dec 2, 2010 - Jan 22, 2011
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A big telepathic "Thank You" from all of the cast/crew of "One Way Out" and knowing you are supporting indie film!
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A surprise inspirational text from one of the cast members of "One Way Out" sent to your phone, the gift of knowing you are supporting independent filmmakers, one of the cast/crew members will do something selfless for someone they do not know.
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A "Thank You" using your name in the credits of the film, and a cast photo.
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All of the above, a handwritten thank you signed by the cast/crew, downloadable MP3s of the soundtrack created by all local indie artists!
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All of the above, and a copy of the script singed by the cast/crew.
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All of the above, and a DVD of the film.
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All of the above and a special DVD message recorded for YOU from the cast/crew.
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All of the above, a "Producers" credit in the opening credits of the film, a commemorative T-shirt.
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All of the above, a DVD of the film including outtakes, deleted scenes and messages from the cast/crew, your name written on the www.chochkeyproductions.com website as a sponsor of independent film, a commemorative bracelet, and I will personally call you and thank you for your generosity and we can discuss any topic of your choice since this film would not have come to fruition without your support!