Cheer on these unlikely heroes as they learn to disarm a bully without ever becoming one.
What's our motivation . . .
Four years ago, we responded to the requests of educators and created “Calling All Zeros”, a comedy-based play, which compliments public school character curriculum, by effectively showing students how to overcome bullies without becoming one.
After 4 consecutive fall tours, where we visited a total of 29 schools and performed for over 10,000 students, reviews have been overwhelmingly positive and they want more. So, we have adapted the story into a screenplay.
What's the plan . . .
This campaign is to raise money to fairly compensate the film crew for their time and talents. Thanks to several local film companies, the equipment necessary to capture and preserve this story and message is being donated to us.
Our goal is to break up the story into several 7 to 10 minute episodes, post them weekly this spring on our website, www.nwp.me, (along with downloadable lesson plans) and spread the word to educators all across Middle TN, and ultimately far beyond; many of which we might never be able to visit personally.
What's the message . . .
In the film, the "Zeros", a group of middle schoolers who are bullied, rally together to learn that people who regularly cause others pain are most often in a great deal of pain themselves and that fighting back/retaliating is not the right solution. Mr. Robertson, the school's janitor, and seemingly unlikely voice of wisdom, compares the situation to a dirty floor and urges them not to "throw more dirt on top of it" but to "cover it with something else entirely." One of them suggests "soap", to which Mr. Robertson affirms that "both the floor and the mop are better off when the job's done."
What's in it for you . . .
By being a part of this project, you will be making a tangible, lasting difference in the lives of countless children by helping to positively and practically address this major social issue in an entertaining way. Plus, we have unique "Calling All Zeros" merchandise/memorabilia to present to you for various levels of sponsorship. And, since, NWP is a 501(c)3 Not-for-profit organization, all of your financial gifts are completely tax deductible.
The Zeros are counting on you . . .
With Kickstarter it is either all or nothing. When we meet and/or exceed our goal, the project happens. If we don't, no money changes hands; there is no risk to you. So, come on, join the fun!
If you would like more information about this project (or previous projects), the team and/or the company, please visit our website, www.nwp.me or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for considering us, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Executive Director, NWP
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 1, 2012.
Mar 8, 2012 - Apr 1, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Our thanks for helping NWP positively impact the lives of children through a "thank you" e-mail, and a www.nwp.me green bracelet like the ones handed out to each student at our live performances.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A "thank you" e-mail, the www.nwp.me green bracelet, and an 8x10 production photo.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A "thank you" e-mail, the www.nwp.me green bracelet, 8x10 production photo, and a special CALLING ALL ZEROS "backer" commemorative poster signed by select cast members.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Associate Producer!! Along with the above thank you rewards, your name will be listed as an Associate Producer (alphabetically) in the closing film credits.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Associate Producer package plus a special CALLING ALL ZEROS "backer" t-shirt.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Associate Producer package, CALLING ALL ZEROS "backer" t-shirt and copy of the film on DVD.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Join the team - Come on location in Nashville, TN for a day of shooting and appear as a background actor in the film. Plus all the thank you rewards above! (Travel not included)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Join the celebration! Two tickets to attend the Nashville, TN premier screening and celebration. Plus all of the above thank you rewards! (Travel not included)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Be a host! Receive a private screening of the film at the elementary school of your choice in Nashville, TN or surrounding counties along with a question and answer session following the screening with select cast members. Plus all of the above thank you rewards!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012