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A film about finding romance in the most unexpected places. Filled with laughs, tears, and double fudge ice cream!
A film about finding romance in the most unexpected places. Filled with laughs, tears, and double fudge ice cream!
51 backers pledged $8,360 to help bring this project to life.

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9/3 UPDATE: We've posted pics of some of the sweet rewards you can get once you become an official TACOL backer. Did we put them there to tempt you? Maybe ;)

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9/2 UDPATE: Thanks to all of you for spreading the love! We have officially reached the half-way mark for our TACOL campaign and are getting more and more pledges, shares, and "likes" daily. Even more have made verbal commitments to back the TACOL campaign-- thank you one and all! ^_^

Help us finish strong by making a campaign pledge today-- only a week and a half to go!

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8/28 UPDATE: Shoshana's blueberry pancakes. Oh yeah. Get ready. We're making 'em. Check it out:

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"If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done." -- Thomas Jefferson

Be confident. Go against the grain. Follow the yellow brick road. Have Faith. Believe in yourself. Trust in the powers that be and be willing to accept the greatest gift of all: love. “Taking a Chance on Love” is a story that encourages these mantras in all of us.

The idea to tell this story came from my desire to be involved in something new and creative, and the fact that I just plain missed performing. So instead of waiting for the phone to ring, I began dialing, texting, and emailing all my artistic friends. Soon, I had a script, actors, crew, and a hard deadline, and the creative team was fully assembled for “Taking a Chance on Love.” With the support of my family we were able to collaborate on all fronts. My father Steve co-wrote, my mother Maria directed and produced, my sister Natasha handled casting and plays the role of Shoshana, and even my little brother Steven has a cameo in the film. I wrote the script and play the role of Brittany.

Rehearsing a "chance" encounter
Rehearsing a "chance" encounter

The script is based off the characters in my own life. Once I knew who I wanted cast the writing came easy. The characters we meet in TACOL are heightened versions of real people I know and have met.

In life, I am reserved and have to force myself to open up to new people, especially when it comes to guys. I can jump out of a plane without thinking twice, but at the slightest sign of an intimate connection I shy away. Making this movie was a chance for me to “fake it” and be the risk taker that I’m not. Oh wait—I am! I made this movie ;)

Share my story with your little sister or brother, your daughter or son, your niece or nephew, your grandchild. Encourage them and let them know you can do anything you set your mind to. Women and men all around the world have the right to know this in their hearts.

Ultimately, this movie is a message to young people like me to say, “If she can do it, so can I.” Whether it’s a job, an academic goal, making new friends, or finding love, putting oneself out there is better than letting the opportunity pass by. Take a chance!

$10 backer reward - signed love letter from us!
$10 backer reward - signed love letter from us!
$500 backer reward - one film festival ticket!
$500 backer reward - one film festival ticket!
Jill, Brittany, and Shoshana enjoy some much-needed ice cream.
Jill, Brittany, and Shoshana enjoy some much-needed ice cream.

Your support on this movie will mean not only helping get this project completed, but also spreading its powerful message by covering costly film festival entry fees. Between production costs, post-production, marketing and publicity, and festival circuits, we need your help in order to realize our goal. In the coming year we plan to submit to festivals such as Sundance, Long Island Film Festival, the Stony Brook Film Festival, and many more.

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Director Maria Capp with DP Anthony Pietromonaco on the set of TACOL
Director Maria Capp with DP Anthony Pietromonaco on the set of TACOL
Actor Sam Sotoodeh enjoying a healthy snack on set with co-star Doug Noble
Actor Sam Sotoodeh enjoying a healthy snack on set with co-star Doug Noble

Risks and challenges

Due to limited resources, shooting location availability, and a tight production time crunch, we had to allocate most of our funds to production. We need your help to complete post-production! This includes covering the costs of:

- Editing
- Sound mixing
- Original score

In addition, we need help raising money to help with marketing and publicity, and entry fees for all the film festivals we are submitting to. Help us spread the message of love!

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    Flirt level: Hey good-lookin' ;) You will receive a shout out from us on Facebook and a message from our cast and crew saying thank you for your support!

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    Crush level: Hey cutie! We will send you a signed love letter from the cast and crew of TACOL, plus the reward listed above.

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    First Date level: "So, do you live around here?" Be recognized as a part of our movie! Your name will appear in the film credits under our "Special Thanks" section. You will also receive all the rewards listed above!

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    Fling level: 24/7 it's all about you! We will send you a movie poster signed by the cast and crew, a special recipe on how to make Shoshana's blueberry pancakes, plus all the rewards listed above!

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    Infatuation level: I just can't get you outta my head! You will get an autographed CD featuring the original EP track "So What" from the movie along with all the rewards listed above!

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    Lust level: My heart's a-racing! You will receive a link to the movie*, a made-with-love TACOL bracelet, plus all the rewards listed above! *will receive after film festival circuit has been completed est. October 2015

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    Romance level: Get ready for something sweet! You will receive a limited edition "TACOL" dog tag necklace, a recipe and the actual kit with everything you need to make Shoshana's famous blueberry pancakes, and all the rewards listed above!

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    Relationship level: It feels so right :D We will send you a hard copy of the DVD* and an exclusive #TACOL T-shirt! You will also get ALL the amazing goodies above.

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    Getting Serious level: Thanks for sharing the love! Receive a complimentary ticket to a film festival where the movie will be screened, a personalized video thank you from our leading lady, and all the other rewards listed above! Airfare/lodging not included.

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    Fiery Passion level: Reowrrr! Love being in movies? Book your chance to be a star! At this level you will get a guest star role in the next film produced by Cappricielli Inc. receive a hard copy of the book "Taking A Chance on Love," as well as $50 towards a romantic restaurant for your next date ;) PLUS all the other rewards listed above! Airfare/lodging not included.

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    Together Forever level: We love you! :D You will receive Executive Producer credit on our film, IMDB credit, the opportunity to network at a complimentary dinner with the Cappricielli team, plus all the amazing rewards listed above! Airfare/lodging not included.

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