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a short film by Kit Pongetti
a short film by Kit Pongetti
202 backers pledged $12,652 to help bring this project to life.

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Hey everyone!  Check it out!  We hit our first goal!  I'm so grateful to every one of you who pitched in and tweeted and facebooked and all that good stuff.  This is incredible!

And for those of you who are just coming to the page for the first time, please know that even though we hit our first $10,000 goal, I can still use your help!!! 

The total budget for the movie is $23,000.  Kickstarter will continue to accept donations for as long as people are willing to give, so please, if you feel like giving, do it! 

I'm truly touched by all this support and will be setting up a blog to keep you all up to date very soon!

Thanks so much!!!!

Kit

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Hi!  I was recently accepted into the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women.  If you haven't heard of it, it's an incredible non-profit program that gives women who've established themselves in the entertainment industry a chance to develop and direct their own short films.   

And while AFI does provide a massive amount of industry experts to help guide us, as well as access to their film equipment, each woman in the program is expected to raise their own funds for their film. The budget for my film is $23,000.  I know!  I've already been able to raise some funds and have hopes to raise some more through other events and raffles, but I'm turning to Kickstarter to make up the difference. 

All donations will go directly towards the completion of the film and things like costumes, location rentals, props, picture car rentals, equipment truck rentals, a generator and catering for the cast and crew for 5 nights of shooting.

No donation is too small.  If 100 people can spare $5, it will cover all of my make-up and hair expenses.  That would be huge.  Please help me make the most of this incredible opportunity and make the best film that I can.  Thank you!

*If you would like a thank you letter from AFI for tax purposes, please either contact me BEFORE making your donation on this page by clicking the "Send Message" link at the top of this page, OR click here for more information. 

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    My eternal gratitude. And a special "Thank You" in the film's end credits.

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    My eternal gratitude expressed with your name in the end credits of the movie AND a hand written thank you on a "Greetings from Paradise" postcard, just like the one used in the movie!

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    Eternal gratitude. Name in the credits. Handwritten postcard AND if you live in Los Angeles, an invitation to our fundraising Extravabandza! Party in June.

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    Eternal gratitude. Name in the credits. Postcard. Extravabandza! invite AND a CD of wonderful music from the film's soundtrack composed by Mark McAdam (markmcadam.com) for you to listen to on your own stakeouts.

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    Hey! We sold out of our $100 rewards, but we promise there will be something worthwhile here, SOON! Of course you'll get all the stuff from the lesser donations and, oh, I don't know... does anybody like cupcakes? I can bake them and fedex them to your house or if you're in L.A., maybe I'll come and bake them AT your house and it will be filled for days with the smell of charity. This is just a proposal, you tell us what you want for your money and if we can do it and it doesn't cost us $99, we'll do it!

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    Eternal gratitude. Name in the credits. Postcard. Extravabandza! invite. Soundtrack CD. DVD of the film. Character with your name, (If still available). AND a hand-painted 12x18 "Greetings from Paradise" acrylic painting on gallery canvas, painted by Seattle based artist "Freda". (www.fpongetti.com/)

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