As teenagers, I, Shawn, would drive my sister, Melissa, to dance school four nights a week. In the car during the commute we would listen to The Beatles on cassette tape, Melissa taking Paul’s parts while I sang along with John. We imagined being in a studio just like Lennon and McCartney, singing our hearts out and creating songs that meant something to one another. We fantasized about performing on a stage in front of fans who would sing along with every word. We vowed to each other, and to our parents, that this dream would one day become a reality. Tempting Paris is that promise coming true.
Our Kickstarter page is not so much a plea as it is a way to powerfully create a community of fans, friends, family, and followers who can rally together to make something special happen. Every song we have written for this record was done so with a simple purpose in our hearts: to perpetuate our childhood, to celebrate life, and to encourage others to live life with a positive mental attitude. Music and the arts have long been the blood that flows through our veins and together, along with our devoted supporters, we can help to remind people that life is more than just a rat race where everyone knocks the others down trying to get the cheese. Tempting Paris resolutely believe life to be a blank canvas waiting to be transformed into something so beautiful. This can happen as long as we as a community have the courage to share our paintbrush with the world.
We look forward to taking this journey with each and every one of you. Thank you and we hope that you have as much fun watching our short film as we had during its creation.
Cheers to what’s ahead,
Shawn Milke, Melissa Milke, and Tempting Paris
Risks and challenges
As Tempting Paris we realize that Kickstarter is not a money tree that has just been hit with a stiff breeze while we stand below its branches. We are hard workers. We strive to make ourselves and our art better every day. Kickstarter allows us to involve people who believe in what we are all about. The trials and prospects are plentiful but we feel we are at our very best when life meets us head on.
The biggest risk we face is one of the heart. This is our art, our dream, and we are exposing it to the world in the hopes that others will believe in its journey. The perks we have included in our Kickstarter are both a reward for our fans and a challenge for us to complete. The funding of the studio production came from our own pockets and we now additionally face an even larger obstacle in the creation and duplication of the physical product. There is a strong and welcomed possibility that the numbers of requested product will exceed our expectations in turn creating a challenge to somehow make everything work. However, we have a built a team here at Tempting Paris that fills us with the utmost confidence that we will persevere. We came here to succeed and the risks and challenges we face will only reinforce our bond to one another.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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