Thanks so much to everybody who has already pledged to our film! Every dollar makes a difference! That may be easy to say, but I'd like to prove it by talking about two of the most important things on a film set: food and coffee
Even on a professional set, food and beverages (or "craft services" in film lingo) are a huge expense. Film production is a lot of long days, heavy lifting, and strange hours. We work up quite an appetite and need a steady supply of perk-me-ups!
On set for Day of Youth, every day of production had 15 to 40 people, working 12 hour days. Every single member of the cast and crew worked for free--and in our world, that's all the more reason to have meals that are hot, plentiful, and delicious.
Your donation of $15 covers two pounds of good coffee, enough to fuel our cast and crew for a day of production. And just $100 feeds a hot meal to the whole team!
How did we do get such value on our craft services? Crowd-sourcing! First of all, we had a number of meals generously donated (and delivered!) to our production by local friends. On top of that, we had the one-and-only Katie Dolph!
In addition to acting in the film--you'll see her as Linz--Katie prepared most of our meals and snacks in her kitchen. She put her considerable culinary skills to work making sure we had filling, healthy, and delicious meals every day we worked.
Katie's meals earned rave reviews from the cast and crew, and have inspired this week's special Backer Reward: A Day of Youth Set Meal Care Package straight from Katie's kitchen! Just ask anybody who worked on the film: this food is delicious, and kept morale high for shooting late on winter nights! Now, a few of our backers can get a taste of the meals that kept us going.
We hope you can see what a difference even the smallest of donations makes. Every cup of coffee costs money, but every cup of coffee keeps our team moving towards our goal. Give a little, give a lot, or spread the word, and you're putting fuel in our tanks and warming our hearts as we push toward the finish line. Thank you everybody!