The Show + Tell Show is a film project celebrating the things we all treasure and the unique stories behind them
The Show + Tell Show is a Brooklyn based film project celebrating the things we all treasure and the stories behind them. Based on the "show&tell" exercise that kids do in school, the aim of this project will be to compile an online video archive where people of all ages and backgrounds, the world over, can present that which they treasure most.
What would you show? What would your neighbor show? What if you were a woman who lives in a small village in the mountains? Or a war veteran? What if you were the richest person in a distant country? What if you owned nothing at all? What would you show if you were blind? What if you were 100 years old? Heirlooms, trophies, pets, a machine your grandfather invented, a drawing you did in the fourth grade, something you bought, found or stole, maybe it's a secret sailor knot and how it will come undone... the possibilities are endless and the stories can only be unique.
Bringing a camera to people that normally wouldn't have the means or the ability to film, edit, or upload a video is an important part of the project that will present voices, stories, characters, and perspectives that could otherwise be lost. The money would help make this possible by covering travel expenses to these places, as well as equipment and production of the film.
More media savvy Show + Tellers will also be able to upload content they shoot themselves to the project website. There will be a curatorial process in order to keep the content short, relevant and true to the "show + tell" format. No commercials or advertising will be allowed. The final product will be a book and a Documentary showcasing the videos.
You can follow the Show and Tell Show progress here in the "updates" tab above
or with the following links
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Jan 30, 2011 - Apr 2, 2011 (60 days)
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This is the Thimble Pledge You helped make this possible which means I am very thankful. I will put your name on the site on the thank you page.
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This is the Harmonica Pledge Your name will go on the "Thank you" page on the website and you will receive a S+TS postcard with a hand drawn happy face
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This is the Toy Car Pledge Your name will be on the "Thank you" page, you will receive the S+TS postcard with a hand written thank you and a choice of either a chocolate shaped like a surprise object or a drawing of one (for people who don't like sweets)
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This is the Pork Pie Hat Pledge Your name will be on the "Thank you" page, you will receive the S+TS postcard and a beautiful photograph of a surprise object made just for you.
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This is the Boom Box Pledge Your name will be on the "Thank you" page and you will receive a signed copy of the S+TS coffee table book (once it comes out) which will have photos of the objects, their respective stories as well as others that didn't make it in the film.
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This is the Big Wheels Pledge Your name will be on the "Thank you" page and you will receive a signed copy of the S+TS coffee table book (once it comes out) AND a DVD of the film (once it comes out)
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This is the Treasure Chest Pledge Your name will be on the "Thank you" page and you will receive a signed copy of the S+TS coffee table book (once it comes out) I will make a drawing of your favorite object AND you will get a 20 minute Skype Q&A about the film
Pledge $1,000 or more
This is the Christmas Tree Pledge You get a signed copy of the S+TS book, the DVD plus a framed drawing of a surprise object made just for you AND two tickets to a NY screening (transportation not included) plus contributor credits on the film so you can show your friends and family what you helped make possible
Pledge $5,000 or more
This is the Secret Island You get a limited edition signed copy of the S+TS book and a heart felt dedication, the DVD (once it comes out), a framed drawing of a surprise object made just for you, contributor credits on the film, two tickets to a NY screening (transportation not included) AND dinner with Director Veronica Velasquez and some crew members at her favorite Brooklyn restaurant where she will pick up the tab and answer all your questions about the film and the project.
Pledge $10,000 or more
This is the Volcano Pledge You get the book, the DVD, contributor credits, a private NY screening with the crew (transportation and accommodations not included) an exclusive director's cut DVD with exclusive interviews AND you get to choose a country or city where the project will go film.