The story of "Mama's Boy" Burke, a black baseball player, as he tries to make it into the Major Leagues in 1935.
Why should you donate to Mama’s Boy?
Mama’s Boy is a unique student film in terms of scale, social value, and personal significance. Because of the unique story, it was necessary for the film to take place during the 1930s, which makes our job a bit harder. Luckily, we have an awesome crew and a fabulous Production Designer that is helping us give the piece the feel of a 1930s baseball movie at a fraction of the cost. Still, that fraction is more than we have, and we need all the help we can get!
The script is unique in that it centers on a black baseball player in a time when blacks were considered to be subhuman. However, the film is a multi-dimensional piece about friendship and loyalty and the cost of trying to be the first person to cross a racial boundary.
This is the part where we beg for money. Literally every dollar helps at this point. This film is personal to everyone involved and we believe it could truly be great if we are able to show it in the way that we intend. In order to do this, we need money that will go straight to the uniforms, the camera, and the cost of renting the baseball field.
Thank you so much for considering funding our project! We plan on submitting this film to festivals across the United States and beyond. We are so excited for you to become part of this project with us!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Sep 13, 2012 - Oct 3, 2012 (20 days)
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We will follow you back on Twitter.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A special "Thank You" on the Facebook Page and one set of buddy pictures autographed by the two producers.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A Youtube link to a private video of Kaleb Tuttle, uncoordinated producer, trying to skateboard down a hill.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A digital copy of the completed film.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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A DVD copy of the film shipped to your home with your name in the credits.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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All of the above plus a coveted, limited edition signed Mama's Boy baseball card.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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A DVD copy of the film, a signed Mama's Boy baseball card, and an 8x10 photo of the cast and crew with a personalized autograph up to 10 words.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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All of the $150 Rewards plus a copy of the script signed by the cast.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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All of the $300 Rewards PLUS you will get Associate Producer credit in the movie!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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All of the $500 rewards plus we will host a private screening for you, complete with snacks! (Offer not available outside of Southern California)Estimated delivery: May 2013
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All of the $1,000 Rewards plus a personal Thank You video from the cast and a prop of your choice from the movie. And a big hug.Estimated delivery: May 2013
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All of the above plus a signed baseball uniform from the film, an executive producer credit, and an all-expenses paid sit down dinner with the Producers and Director.Estimated delivery: May 2013