Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
When 10-year-old Park works up the nerve to give her friend a love note, she faces the judgement of those closest to her.
190 backers pledged $18,460 to help bring this project to life.

About

Limerence project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$18,460

190


If you could tell your 10-year-old self anything, what would you say? 

Would you give yourself hope? 

Women and girls are expected to act a certain way. They’re pushed into a box that often doesn’t fit who they really are. 

We are creating a film that challenges those limited expectations and presents characters who every girl can relate to. Limerence’s theme is this: “I’m exactly who I need to be and there is power in that.” 

Help us reach out to that little girl to say, “You matter. Being who you are is important.”

Together we can create a new generation of heroes for girls and women.

Here's the Story

When 10-year-old Park works up the nerve to give the girl across the street a love note, she faces the judgement of those closest to her. Will Park remain true to herself or become what others expect her to be?

Park Englehart, an imaginative 10 year old with a heroic vision of herself, is in love with Nia, her best friends older sister.  Park takes a leap and writes Nia a sentimental love note, unfortunately the school bully, TJ, also has a love note for Nia.

When Nia receives the two very different notes at school her world falls apart and Park’s attempt at love ends in devistation and Park is called to the principal's office.  Her actions are met with with rejection from Nia, the kids at school and her mother.

Faced with the realization of gender norms and her mom's disappointment, Park is ashamed  and sinks into a deep depression.  

Seemingly alone, Park is visited by a vision of her older self in the form of a mysterious motorcyclist and has to decide if she will remain true to herself or crumble under her broken heart.

Meet the Storyteller

Limerence is a true story that challenges gender and sexuality in the most basic childlike expression of love, a note.  

I wanted to address our first experience of shame as kids and how that affects us the rest of our lives.  How do we stay true to who we are beyond ridicule, judgement and bias and listen to the hero we all have inside us.

We need your help to tell this story, Park's story, our story of love and acceptance.

-Charlene Fisk

Meet Park

Park Englehart is played by the incredible Bowie McNicoll,  who embodies many of the same qualities as her character and brings them to life on screen.

Park is the kid who leaves everyone she meets with a new sense of wonder. She is bright, kind and unusually focused for 10 year old.  She has a keen sense of justice and fairness and fights for what she believes. When she sets her mind to something there is no stopping her, she is an inspiration though she doesn't intend to be. Although, Park has great friends and family these qualities are not taught, they are  woven into her fabric.

Budget Breakdown

Each individual step of the film making process requires expertly trained professionals to operate and maneuver highly advance equipment. Below,  you will find a breakdown of our cost and what your money will be going towards. 

As you can imagine, having a motorcycle on set is AWESOME, but super scary if you're an insurance agent, so we will spend money making sure that everyone on set is safe! 

Equipment, Camera and Lighting is a big part of the budget. We will be using a new SONY VENICE with vintage lenses, as you can tell from the video above the camera and lenses are perfect to tell Park's story and through our crew's friendships we will be getting an awesome deal.  

We also need lighting, sound, and all the things that make this equipment run.  To bring a fantasy world to life is a very detailed operation and if you've ever seen a film made without a great camera, or without great lighting and sound you definitely remember that film but not for a good reason!

CREW

We have two other crew that keep our team organized and happy:

Social: https://www.facebook.com/limerencetheshortfilm/

WE CANNOT WAIT TO SHARE THIS UNIQUE AND HEARTFELT FILM WITH YOU!

Risks and challenges

At its core, filmmaking is the art of creating an illusion that depicts the truth. It’s all about portraying perspectives, blocking actors, lighting moods, framing compelling shots and ultimately, creating magic. Solving these challenges in creative ways is precisely why we all love filmmaking so much.

As you know, Kickstarter is an ALL or NOTHING crowdfunding platform. We’ve calculated our budget for months and have landed on a minimum 18K total. Reaching this goal will allow us to get started in pre-production and shoot principal photography this October. If we reach stretch goals beyond that, we will be able to achieve a look and feel that matches up with OUR IDEAL VISION for this film.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    LIMITLESS

    The options are limitless! If you prefer you can give any amount without receiving any rewards. Get a thanks on social media.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    VIRTUAL LOVE LANGUAGE

    We will spread the word of your awesomeness on social media with a huge thank you on Social Media!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    13 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    GET A LOVE NOTE!

    Get a personalized handwritten love note to be shared with the world on social media and a huge social media thank you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    25 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    PRIVATE SCREENING LINK OF THE FILM!

    Yes it's really true! You get a digital link to the film when it's complete before anyone else can see it and a thank on our Facebook page!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    34 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    TOP SECRET TREE HOUSE CLUB MEMBER

    Charlene (writer and director) and Bowie (lead actor) will create a secret handshake for you and send it to you to learn and teach your friends! You will also receive a handwritten love note and a huge social media thank you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 19 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    MORTY'S LOVE LANGUAGE

    Morty and Boone Share the love
    Morty (left) and Boone (right) Fisk are Charlene's dog family and Limerence mascot duo. They are debonair and both enjoy being the small spoon. For this reward you will receive a handwritten love note read to you by Morty via video! We will also send a huge social media thank you!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    GET FANCY WITH US

    A Private Red Carpet Screening, BTS photos, and a social media hug and project updates.

    Join us at our exclusive private screening (where things will be super fancy but we will still act like goof balls), we'll send you awesome behind the scenes photos and a handwritten love note to be shared with the world on social media and a huge social media thank you!
    Note: This event will be held in Atlanta, no travel costs are included.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    34 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    HEAD SHOTS ANYONE?

    See those fantastic BTS photos? Our uber talented photographer has donated her time to make you shine. You get a 1 hour session and 8 finished head shot photos or a family photo for a steal! Only 10 available so get these quick.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    JOIN THE TEAM

    Executive Producer Credit
    You will become part of the team by receiving an executive producer credit for Limerence, you will join us at our exclusive private screening, we will send you awesome behind the scenes photos, a handwritten love note to be shared with the world on social media and a huge social media thank you.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    11 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    MOTORCYCLE STATUS

    We Will Totally Limerence You!

    You will receive a Thank You video from Park and Charlene from Set, Original Limerence soundtrack, Executive Producer Credit, exclusive private screening, a private link to the film (good for one week), BTS photos, A Handwritten Love Note, a social media hug and project updates.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)