A story about a poor, naive little girl with big dreams of going to college, reaching for a goal no one ever thought she could achieve.
With so little time remaining to reach our goal, we literally need donations to pour in. Please donate. Then spread the word to everyone you know. This film will touch the lives of so many people. It's an inspiring, uplifting story. We are soooo ready to roll the camera and get this film made so that the multitude of hurting people can see that they're not alone; that they, like little Shelley, can be liberated from their past. Help me get this movie made. Donate today! Spread the word!
- Sincerely, Perla Faye Humphrey, Director
Set in a poverty-stricken small town near Savannah, Georgia, the film follows the life of Shelley MacDonald, a naive little girl with big dreams of going to college. But one dreadful night, the unimaginable takes place that spirals her innocent world into mayhem, rips her family apart, and catapults her on a self-destructive journey into womanhood as the barriers to a better life stack against her, and going to college becomes an elusive goal.
What We're Doing
We're raising seed money to start camera roll for Picture Me Blue No More, a remarkable true-life story of redemption after childhood domestic abuse, based on the novel And Yet, You Still Chose Me by Kimberly Ray.
After spending months on a U.S. book tour, completion of the script and casting calls in Savannah, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, we're now at a fork in the road. In order to move forward with this film, we need to raise seed money. We also need to show our prospective investors that there's a market for this film.
We've decided to do this via non-traditional sources - the fans of the book and others who support our efforts of being a voice for the voiceless through the arts.
To start camera roll in June 2011, we're raising $100,000.
Why We're Doing It
As a survivor of childhood abuse, Kimberly partnered with Perla Faye to start a movement to build awareness of child abuse through the arts. With so many victims beginning their journey of recovery after reading Kimberly's book, imagine how many more can be touched and healed by watching the movie. Because of the importance of this story, we're not stopping until this movie gets made.
Will you lock arms with us and show your support with a pledge?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What happens if your goal is not met by the deadline? Then, no money changes hands. It's ALL or NOTHING.
Can the goal be exceeded? ABSOLUTELY! Kickstarter allows money to be pledged until the deadline date is reached. More money means hiring a more experienced crew, renting better equipment, greater creative control of the film - a better movie!
Is $100,000 the budget of the film? No. The $100,000 is seed money to start production. We're actively in discussions with prospective investors interested in funding the remainder of the budget. The seed money raised via Kickstarter is our skin in the game towards the budget as well as a means to demonstrate to prospective investors that there's a market for this film.
How will the funds be used? One hundred percent (100%) of the money raised (less fees for Kickstarter and Amazon Payments, cost of incentives, and a portion of the proceeds donated to charitable organizations that support child abuse victims) will fund the movie budget. Salaries for the director and producers will be deferred until full budget is raised with our investors.
If I make a pledge, when is my card charged? If this project is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged.
If funding does not succeed do backers pay anything? Nothing. If funding fails, all pledges are canceled and that's that.
Is my pledge amount publicly displayed? No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
If this project succeeds and my credit card is declined. What do I do? If your pledge was declined just login to Kickstarter and click the “Action Needed” system message on the top of your screen. It will redirect you to Amazon, where you can change your payment method. Alternately, we'll send you an email every 48 hours with a direct link to correct the issue. Don't delay. Backers have seven days to correct payment issues before they are dropped from the project (and therefore no longer eligible to receive rewards).
Do I have to pay with Amazon? Why can’t I use Paypal? Why can't Kickstarter just take my credit card info? Kickstarter uses Amazon's Flexible Payments Service, which enables their all-or-nothing funding method. No other credit card processor currently supports their requirements.
Can I increase my pledge after making it? You most certainly can! Sign in to Kickstarter, click the blue "Manage Your Donation" button, and enter a new amount or new incentive.
Is this project a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization? Unfortunately not. Donations are considered non-tax deductible gifts.
How will you get my info (address, T-shirt size, etc.) to deliver rewards? After the project successfully funds, we will send you an email survey to request any information needed to deliver your rewards, such as your mailing address or other details. If you think you might have missed a survey email, please log in to your Kickstarter account to check. You’ll see a notification at the top of the site for any missed surveys
Where can I go to learn more about the project? Visit the official movie website at www.picturemebluenomore.com/.
Where can I go to learn more about how pledging works? Go to the Kickstarter.com FAQ page.
Do you have other questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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NEW (reduced from $125)!!! Attend a PRIVATE SCREENING of "Picture Me Blue No More" at or near YOUR COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY. Backers from the school with the most backers will enjoy this treat! Plus, the name of the winning COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY will be included in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits in the end title crawl! Where will the private screening be? SCAD, Georgia Tech, UCLA, NYU, Howard University, Clark Atlanta University, Harvard, or another school? Gather your fellow students, faculty, and staff and cast your VOTE. Your backing at this pledge level is your VOTE! It's March Madness, baby!!! Let the competition begin!!!
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Digital Download Package #1, which includes movie posters, banners, and desktop wallpaper used in the "Picture Me Blue No More" campaign
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Limted edition 26" x 39" "Picture Me Blue No More" movie poster signed by Kimberly and Perla Faye; and, Digital Download Package #2, which includes a .pdf of the novel, "And Yet, You Still Chose Me". (plus the Digital Download Package #1)
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Get your very own "Picture Me Blue No More" movie T-Shirt to sport around in. (plus the signed movie poster and Digital download packages #1 and #2)
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You've now become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER for the movie! Too cool! Your movie-going friends will be so impressed to see you strolling about in a special edition "Picture Me Blue No More" T-Shirt identifying YOU as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER. If they're still not impressed, point at YOUR name in the credits in the end title crawl! You will also receive a .pdf of the first 15 pages of script (for bragging rights); a postcard of the official movie poster mailed to you from Perla Faye personally thanking you for your contribution as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER; a paperback of the novel, "And Yet, You Still Chose Me", personally authographed by Kimbery; and, a limted edition 26" x 39" "Picture Me Blue No More" movie poster signed by Kimberly, Perla Faye, and select cast. (plus Digital download package #1)
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Attend a PRIVATE SCREENING of "Picture Me Blue No More" in YOUR CITY. Backers from the city with the most backers will enjoy this treat! Where will the private screening be? Savannah, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Flint, Chicago, Memphis, Seattle, or another city? Gather your friends, family, and colleagues and VOTE. Your backing at this pledge level is your VOTE! (plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package)
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Wanna PARTY?! Receive 2 tickets for you and a guest to attend the official ATLANTA screening and after party. This RED CARPET event will be something special with Kimberly, Perla Faye, cast, crew, and other celebrity guests in attendance. Feel free to dress up like the star you are. We won't be mad at you! (plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package; transportation/lodging not included)
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30 minute Skype session with author/producer Kimberly Ray. Pick her brain on how to get your book published and made into a film, what to look for in a good publisher, if self-publishing is the way to go. Ask whatever you like. (plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package)
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30 minute Skype session with producer/director/writer Perla Faye Humphrey. Interested in hearing first hand about how the film was marketed and promoted? What about tips on writing your award winning script? Tips on securing film financing? Ask away! (plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package)
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30 minute Skype session with author/producer Kimberly Ray and producer/director/writer Perla Faye Humphrey. You're got questions? They've got answers! (plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package)
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Appear as an EXTRA in the film, on location in picturesque Savannah, Georgia. Have lunch with the cast and crew. Attend the official movie WRAP PARTY. Woohoo! (plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package; transportation/lodging not included)
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Bring a guest and share a meal with Kimberly and Perla Faye. You pick the cuisine, and we'll pick the restaurant in a city of your choice and pick up the tab. (plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package; limited to the United States)
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Spend a day on the set. Eat lunch with the cast and crew. Includes lodging for 1 night and local transportation to/from the set. Also, includes your personal photo opportunity with the cast and crew. You're the STAR this day! (plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package; transportation to/from Savannah not included)
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Receive your very own 18" x 20" self portrait oil canvas painting, painted by the talented Harriett Harper Richardson of Alpharetta, Georgia. Picture perfect! After watching the movie, you'll understand why this incentive is a blast! (plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package; painting limited to 2 people in photo (head and shoulder); photo must be provided)
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Kimberly and Perla Faye will fly to your city and do a book reading in your home for you and your guests. We'll come bearing gifts for you - a hard cover bound script autographed by Perla Faye and your very own 18" x 20" self portrait oil canvas painting, painted by the talented Harriett Harper Richardson of Alpharetta, Georgia. After watching the movie, you'll understand why this incentive is a blast! (plus ASSOCIATE PRODUCER package; painting limited to 2 people in photo (head and shoulder); photo must be provided)
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