A highly uplifting feature film about a group of inspirational women who have triumphed over severe adversity to transform their world.
Thank you to all of our backers and to everyone who contacted us and shared their support on Facebook and Twitter.
If you would like to donate to LIFE IS LOVE, please visit our website (http://bit.ly/Ng8peU). Your donations will help us realize our post-production and distribution goals and allow us to reach an even greater audience.
Recent Twitter Support:
- Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's DNA Foundation
- Deepak Chopra
In the wake of important and highly entertaining feature documentaries like THE FOG OF WAR, MURDERBALL and AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH Cinequest Mavericks Studio and Picture the Possibilities brings you LIFE IS LOVE, the uplifting story of inspirational women who have survived the ravages of trafficking through the leadership of Somaly Mam and have emerged healed and ready to transform our world.
WHY MAKE THIS FILM?
When Cinequest first learned of Somaly Mam's powerful work, we immediately knew that this was an opportunity to give voice to her untiring devotion to the Voices for Change girls. Somaly Mam is an extraordinary woman that has been recognized by TIME MAGAZINE as one of the 100 most influential women in the world today. Her inspiration led to our desire to create a powerful feature film that will connect the vision of a world free of trafficking to leaders who can make a difference as well as connecting the power of love as a tool that can literally heal all.
Kickstarter is the top funding platform for creative projects, using a funding style known as “crowd funding” to fund projects. Crowd funding is the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations (read more). With Kickstarter, the LIFE IS LOVE campaign will reach an established community of creative minds and individuals, while simultaneously promoting the project to the general public.
WHERE WILL THE FUNDS GO?
The funds from the LIFE IS LOVE Kickstarter project will be used for:Post-Production
- Archival Footage
- Kickstarter Rewards
- Digital Distribution
- DVD/BluRay Creation
- Theatrical Exhibition
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Kickstarter provides us with an amazing opportunity to reach and expand our community of creative minds; but only projects that reach their goals get the funds. A fully-funded Kickstarter project is a happy Kickstarter project. And YOU are a major part of helping make the project a success!
BECOME A BACKER
Any donation, big or small, is helpful. The beauty of crowd funding is that a community of followers with small donations can be just as affective as one large donor. Review the backer levels on the right side of this page and choose the level that best fits for you.
Please consider helping out by getting others excited about LIFE IS LOVE. Be sure to use the following url to link back to this page in your outreach (http://kck.st/M5WIXa).
- TELL your friends, family, co-workers, everyone!
- POST LIFE IS LOVE (http://kck.st/M5WIXa) on your Facebook
- TWEET about LIFE IS LOVE (#lifeislove)
- PIN LIFE IS LOVE (http://kck.st/M5WIXa) on Pinterest|
- BLOG about LIFE IS LOVE (http://kck.st/M5WIXa)
- SHARE LIFE IS LOVE via email
A SPECIAL NOTE FROM OUR DIRECTOR
My partners and I have decided to donate our time, expertise and experience to create a major feature film as a gift to Somaly, her girls and youth who can be rescued from future slavery. This includes fundraising and any other support deemed necessary. I fervently hope you'll join us in these steps to change lives by backing the "Life Is Love" documentary. Your generous donation will help subsidize the direct costs of bringing Somaly Mam and her girls' story to millions of people through the universal language of film and will play a key role in heightening global awareness and action. For with awareness and populist support, leaders who can effect change across the globe will have the information, tools and motivation to put an end to the suffering of so many girls and boys who are caught in this web of cruelty. I ask for your help in making this transformational vision a reality.
Warmly and gratefully,
Director and Co-Founder, Cinequest
LIFE IS LOVE TEAM
NEW TO KICKSTARTER?
Not a problem! Read the official explanation from Kickstarter, or read below to learn more:
- Pledge - Scroll up to the top right of the page and click on the green button that says "Back This Project"
- How Much? - Enter any amount you would like, or simply scroll through the list of rewards and select the level that you'd like to pledge.
- My Card Wasn't Charged - When you pledge, your card isn't charged immediately. Your card will only be charged when we reach our goal amount at the top of our Kickstarter page.
- Tell Your Friends - Help us spread Life Is Love around the world by letting your friends know about this transformative film.
WHAT IF WE EXCEED OUR GOAL?
Exceeding our goal means we can enhance the "Life Is Love" documentary by:
- Adding a Star Narrator
- Adding a Top-Notch Composer
- Obtain Enhanced Archival Footage
- Obtain Enhanced Animations and Graphics
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 1, 2012.
Aug 2, 2012 - Sep 1, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
PICTURE NONPROFIT BENEFITS: Cinequest is a 501(c)3 organization • PICTURE EXCLUSIVE MEMBER: Be updated with “Backers Only" updates regarding the Life is Love, inside information, backstage highlights from the shoot, etc.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $20 or more
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE LEVEL! -- All of the above rewards, plus: • PICTURE YOUR COPY OF MOVIE: Receive the full length Life is Love on Digital MP4 (delivered following theatrical release, ETA 2013-14). • PICTURE YOUR APPLAUSE: As a part of your generous donation we will kindly “Thank you” with recognition on our CINEQUEST PTP Life is Love website.Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $55 or more
All of the above rewards, plus: • PICTURE THE BRACELET (Kickstarter Exclusive Reward): Receive a customized Life is Love ITo round metal bead bracelet • PICTURE YOUR DEDICATION: Create a personalized dedication (maximum 10 words) and be a contributor to our "Dedication Wall" on the PTP Life is Love site. (International shipping please add $10 for rewards.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $100 or more
All of the above rewards, plus: • PICTURE THE SWAG: Receive the Official CINEQUEST Picture the Possibilities Luggage Tag • PICTURE THE MOVIE IN YOUR HANDS: Be the first to own Life is Love on DVD (delivered post theatrical release, ETA 2013-14). (International shipping please add $10 for rewards.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $250 or more
All of the above rewards, plus: • PICTURE THE ENHANCED Love is Life DVD VERSION: Be part of a select group with the enhanced Special Edition Life is Love, DVD (delivered after the theatrical release, ETA 2013-14). Note: one upgrade of the $100 level DVD includes special case, director’s cut on Blu-ray, and additional special features. • PICTURE THE INSPIRING SOURCE: Relive Somaly Mam's incredible journey through her memoir, The Road of Lost Innocence. (International shipping please add $10 for rewards.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $500 or more
All of the above rewards, plus: • PICTURE EVEN MORE AMAZING SWAG: Wear the official CINEQUEST Picture the Possibilities Hat with pride AND the Picture the Possibilities T-Shirt. • PICTURE A SPECIAL SCREENING: Be special PTP guests, with an invitation for four to the CINEQUEST Life is Love Backers Screening during CINEQUEST Film Festival (travel, lodging, and accommodations not included). (International shipping please add $10 for rewards.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
All of the above rewards, plus: • PICTURE OFFICE RECOGNITION: Receive a beautifully framed, personalized and signed photograph of Somaly Mam's "Voices for Change" girls on location with Life is Love filmmakers. • PICTURE A SCREENING FOR EIGHT: Receive (name/company) an invitation for eight to the CINEQUEST Backers Screening of Life is Love during CINEQUEST Film Festival (travel, lodging, and accommodations are not included). • PICTURE YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS: Be part of the team as a "Special Thanks" mention in the Life is Love movie credits. (International shipping please add $10 for rewards.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $2,500 or more
All of the rewards in the $1,000 category, plus: • PICTURE THE PREMIERE FOR FOUR: Be among the first with an invitation for four to either the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, or New York City Premiere Screening of Life is Love, with special guests (travel, lodging, and accommodations are not included). (International shipping please add $10 for rewards.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
All of the rewards in the $1,000 category, plus: • PICTURE THE PREMIERE WITH EIGHT: Seal your (name/company) invitation for eight to Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, or New York City Premiere Screening of Life is Love with special guests (travel, lodging, and accommodations are not included). • PICTURE BIG TIME CREDIT: Receive IMDb and film credit as a Life is Love Assistant Producer. (International shipping please add $10 for rewards.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
All of the rewards in the $5,000 category, plus: • PICTURE BIGGER TIME CREDIT: Receive IMDb and film credit as a Life is Love Associate Producer. • HELP PERFECT THE PICTURE: Participate in the filmmaking process as "Producer for the Day." Screen the first cut of Life is Love via private YouTube link. Then, through a Skype or conference call, provide your input and insight to the producers and directors before their final cut. (International shipping please add $10 for rewards.)Estimated delivery: Dec 2013