A dark and funny short film about a woman whose response to her planned pregnancy isn’t what you’d expect.
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What is Happy and You Know It?
Darkly funny, Happy and You Know It, is a short film about Devika whose response to her planned pregnancy isn’t what she expected. Her husband, their mothers and friends are all ecstatic to hear the news, but Devika isn't sure how she feels. Her attempts to feel happy fail as she sees troubling visions of rivalry with her future baby. A moment of truth changes it all and she realizes she doesn't know how to embrace this new event in her life.
Time is of the essence
We must shoot this film towards the end of May because the writer/director of the film, Deepti Gupta, is pregnant and will be in her Third Trimester when directing the film. Any later than this and the film might never get made.
Your help is essential
Your contributions to this film will be used toward:
- FILMING (Equipment rental, Locations, Food, Cast & Crew fees, etc.)
- POST-PRODUCTION (Editing, Sound mixing/design, Color-correction, Music composition, and anything else to produce a finished product)
F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)
Where can I learn more about the project? -You can visit our website www.HappyTheFilm.com for more information.
Is my pledge amount publicly displayed? -No. Only you and the project creator can see your pledge amount.
Do I have to pay right now? -No. Your credit card will only be charged if we meet our final goal.
If I donate, when can I redeem my reward? -Only once our goal is met can we offer you the rewards we promise. If we meet our goal, we will soon contact you to start the process. However, please keep in mind that most rewards such as posters, screenings, parties and dvds etc. can only be offered after the film is completed, so bear with us!
What if I don’t want the reward, I just want to support? -Easy, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
Can the project exceed the goal? -YES! Kickstarter allows us to raise as much money as possible as long as we do that before the deadline. We are working with a tight budget, so exceeding the goal will mean everyone involved gets paid a little more.
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made? -YES! Once you donate to our film, you may change your pledge level to a different one. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. When you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button would have been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new reward.
Can I give my reward to someone else as a gift? -YES! If you would like to donate to the film but give your reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name (for billing purposes, this action must be in your name). Once our goal is met and we are ready to send you the rewards, we will send you a message on Kickstarter (which is forwarded to the email address you provided). At that time, you can send us the gift recipient’s information, and any note you’d like to include. We’ll make sure they get the reward.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time? -If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, we won't make our film and your card won't be charged.
Who does the money go to? -Every dollar (minus Kickstarter’s fees) will go directly towards the budget for the film.
I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to projects? -Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
How do we contact you? -We would love to hear from you. Please go to www.HamariFilms.com and we will respond promptly.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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