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Meet Mandy: Ethan's BFF Barbie. Her style is sophisticated, yet secretly inappropriate.

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UPDATE: NEW CONCEPT ART!

Storyboard Artist - Stephanie Jochman
Storyboard Artist - Stephanie Jochman
Storyboard Artist - Stephanie Jochman
Storyboard Artist - Stephanie Jochman

Storyboard Artist - Stephanie Jochman
Storyboard Artist - Stephanie Jochman

PINK BRAIN, BLUE BRAIN... PURPLE BRAIN?!

Gender roles are such a hot topic today. Society is constantly telling us what we should wear, how we should act, and EVEN THE TOYS KIDS SHOULD PLAY WITH! Ages 5-11 are such a crucial period for social development in children and we should never rob kids of their ability to express themselves freely. THIS IS MORE THAN AN LGBT ISSUE! Children do not develop an understanding of sexuality until much later, so we need to allow this time for kids to DISCOVER THEIR HOPES, DREAMS, LIKES AND DISLIKES WITHOUT ANY LIMITATIONS! I think Riley said it best... 

UNFORTUNATELY, MONEY DOESN'T GROW IN BARBIE'S HAIR...

Filmmaking is an expensive endeavor, even on an independent level. In order for this to be a professional production, your generous contribution will help pay for the following: 

  • EQUIPMENT RENTAL (We're hoping to be one of the first to use the new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K)
  • CAST/CREW MEMBERS (Please see professional bio's below) 
  • TRANSPORTATION (We need gas to haul not only the heavy equipment, but also our lovely cast and crew!)  
  • FOOD! (This is HUGE! On certain shooting days, we'll have 50 PEOPLE ON SET! That's a lot of sandwiches!) 
  • LOCATIONS/PROPS/SET DESIGN 

MEET YOUR PRINCIPLE CAST AND CREW! 

Writer/Director - Lucas Omar
Writer/Director - Lucas Omar

A recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's in Film Studies/Production, Lucas has been a passionate filmmaker for years. He also received a production certificate from the #1 film school in Europe: The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). His graduate thesis project, White won first place at the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival and has screened worldwide.  As a proud member of the LGBT community, he truly believes in this project and its message. IMDb Page

Director of Photography - Brandon Hyde
Director of Photography - Brandon Hyde

With more than 10 years of experience, Brandon earned his bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from Southeastern University and finished his education at the Los Angeles Film Studies Center. Since then, he has continued to learn, grow and hone his craft into the award-winning storyteller that he is today.   Website       IMDb Page

Producer-- R.L. Terry
Producer-- R.L. Terry

Ryan (R.L.) Terry is a graduate student pursuing his M.A. in Media Studies at the University of South Florida (Tampa) and is an undergraduate with a B.Sc. in Film Studies from Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL). Presently, he also teaches Creative Theatre at Rollins College and Television Production at Orlando Repertory Theatre (FL). His passion and dedication to the visual and performing arts is evidenced by his involvement on the community, academic, and professional levels. As someone who believes strongly in acceptancesocio-political equality, and equal opportunity for all, he truly believes in the message this film will bring to audiences around the globe. For more information on his past projects, please visit his IMDb page

Ethan - Michael Berthold
Ethan - Michael Berthold

Ethan is a shy, yet inquisitive boy who doesn't follow the crowd. His hobbies include yoga, playing poker, and designing dresses for his barbies. Michael Berthold has been acting for many years and was part of the Improv Disney Channel training. He has starred in multiple films, including WATER LORDS. IMDb Page

Michelle - Kennedy Mason
Michelle - Kennedy Mason

Michelle is much smarter than your average elementary school student. After inventing huckleberry marshmallow cupcakes, her Show and Tell was a huge success. As Ethan's best friend, she finds it her duty to guide him through the many obstacles of this crucial presentation. Kennedy Mason's film and commercial work is very impressive, co-starring in TOOTH FAIRY 2 and an episode of CRIMINAL MINDS. IMDb Page

"SHOW AND TELL" YOUR FRIENDS! (Pun intended.) 

Such an important part of this campaign is SPREADING THE WORD! "Like" us on Facebook for cool updates like behind the scenes photos, storyboard sketches, AND MORE! 

Risks and challenges

SHOOTING LOCATIONS: Finding a school that will provide permits for us to shoot on campus for multiple days is a big challenge, but with such a great team (AKA Producer Ryan L Terry) I'm confident that we will find the perfect school for our needs.

AN ARMY OF KIDS: Working with A LOT of children also presents a challenge due to limited working hours and parental supervision. On certain shooting days, we could have a total cast and crew of 50 PEOPLE! But with such a professional cast, I have no doubt that we can complete this project on time and on budget!

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