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Melanie D'AndreaBy Melanie D'Andrea
First created
Melanie D'AndreaBy Melanie D'Andrea
First created
$11,562
pledged of $55,000pledged of $55,000 goal
57
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, May 1 2017 1:00 AM UTC +00:00

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A cathartic and poetic Krump-dance piece about a black South Los Angeles woman, SHARON, who finds her teenage daughter, IMANI, shot in the middle of the street. Time rewinds to show how societal forces led to her demise.

Risks and challenges

Human Plights is a very ambitious project with many risks and challenges.

We will be casting a minor, which has its own set of challenges, but we are seeking one with the talent and emotional depth for a poetic and silent dance performance.

We are also shooting the entire script on a closed-off street in South LA, which will take preparation and capital for us to achieve our desired aesthetic.

And finally, we are in need of the crew and equipment to provide beautiful production value for this extremely timely and important film. We want to fairly compensate our crew and procure all of the necessary equipment to achieve our cinematic goals. We are grateful for any type of monetary support to meet financial challenges of this project.

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    Gratitude

    Digital Certificate with your name of being an official kickstarter sponsor for “Human Plights”.

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    Sneak Peak

    Once the project is complete, you will get a private link to see the movie before it is released!

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    In Memory of

    Adding name to credits of our film to someone you know who lost their life to gun violence or to an inspirational Civil Rights Figure.

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    BE BUCK

    Buck is a term used in Krump to describe something cool or really impressive.
    You’ll get a Certificate of BUCK for donating to DEMOLITION CREW, a Krump Dance organization that hosts free dance sessions and classes to inner-city youth. (10% of what is donated)

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    Art for Art

    Receive your own copy of our film poster signed by the key crew!

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    KINO FEMME

    A signed certificate of gratitude for supporting our film and 10% going to the Geena Davis Foundation which engages Hollywood’s leaders in the importance of “eliminating unconditional bias, highlighting gender balance, challenging stereotypes, creating role models and scripting a wide variety of strong female characters in entertainment and media ‘

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    Community Opportunity

    A signed certificate of gratitude for supporting an aspiring filmmaker or cinema student from South Los Angeles to shadow, learn from and be paid by our set.

    You will receive a signed photo from the student on set and in action!

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    Lights, Camera, YOU!

    Come be an extra on our set! Flights and Hotel included for a two-night stay in Los Angeles.

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    Inspiration for Creation

    A signed certificate of Gratitude for sponsoring a Los Angeles high school student in their creative pursuits (painting, photography, filmmaking, writing, etc) . 10% of Donation goes towards the student and their craft.

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    Walk the Talk

    JOIN THE TEAM by receiving official Executive Producer Credit for our short film in the credits.

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    Human Plights Flight

    Flight and weekend stay in LA with a 2-hour Krump Dance Lesson by renowned Demolition Crew and a private screening of the project. Flights and accommodation included.

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Funding period

- (34 days)