What an amazing 32 days!! The generous support for our film has left us humbled and brimming with gratitude!
We look forward to continuing to share this journey with you. We hope you will follow our adventure into production through our updates here and at www.lifeinsideoutthemovie.com
If you have discovered us post-Kickstarter and would still like to be a part of our film, we welcome your support. You can offer it here. We will happily continue to honor some of the Kickstarter rewards from our original campaign and we’ve even added some new, amazingly cool things.
You can continue to get introduced to some great artists and enjoy the wonderful songs submitted to our Virtual Open Mic at www.yourmusicinourmovie.com.
Want to talk to us about the production? Click the “send message” button right here on Kickstarter. We would love to hear from you!!
Thank you all for making Life Inside Out a dream come true!
Behind every door, on every block, is a story of someone striving for a little bit more. People trying to live up to their everyday responsibilities, to nurture and care for their loved ones, while still longing to realize their own dreams.
“Life Inside Out” tells the parallel stories of Laura, a devoted mother of three teenage sons, and her struggling son Shane, the family misfit and a mystery to his Dad and brothers.
When we first meet Laura she is coping with her changing life and facing the fact that she is the same age that her own mother was at the time of her sudden death. Her husband’s business is faring poorly and financial uncertainty is looming. When she stumbles upon her long forgotten guitar, she is taken under its spell and rediscovers her passion for songwriting.
When Laura, in a sudden move to avoid attending yet another of her sister Lydia’s scrap book parties, impulsively flies off to her first open mic night, she takes Shane (anxious to escape his own unpleasant fate on a father-son fishing trip) along for the ride. Despite her rocky entry into a new world of clubs and unusual characters, this first step into expressing herself proves to be the catalyst for changing not only her life, but Shane’s, in complex and unpredictable ways.
We (Maggie and Lori) first met when we formed a music collective to support each other performing at open mic nights around Los Angeles.
At the time, I (Maggie) was trying to find my way into the songwriting world. The challenges of making time for this and being the kind of parent I wanted to be, while also trying to make a living as an actor, in whatever roles were left for women of my age, proved complicated, to say the least. My own family was struggling under tremendous stress due to a devastating financial loss related to the recession and the construction industry, which only added to the uncertainty with which I approached every new step.
At the same time, I watched as my teenage son, Finneas, discovered his own passion for singing and songwriting, jumping in with an ease and confidence that had taken me years to acquire. I found myself living in a house constantly full of creativity and music but coming more from the younger generation of the household (even including my young daughter) than from my own musical mind. The confluence of all of these events provided the genesis of the story.
The experiences Lori (who was exploring similar themes in her life and writing) and I shared at open mic nights were amazing, sometimes terrifying, and often hilarious. They further inspired the story and led us to join together to write “Life Inside Out.”
“Life Inside Out” tells the story of people like us. The average person who is trying to make ends meet, joyfully raise a family and still express themselves in a creative way.
As part of a larger circle of creative friends we were thrilled when people responded to our script and wanted to jump on board. The project is moving forward in so many wonderful ways. Every day we get to closer to realizing our dream. Your participation makes all the difference.
To add depth and character to the movie we are on a global search for songwriters to contribute to the film. We are looking for 5 songs to include in the movie. And our Kickstarter backers get to choose the songs!
All artists’ works will be publicly posted on our website yourmusicinourmovie.com and exposed to a large audience across the internet.
Want to listen to the songs? Join our campaign and get a chance to find new artists at yourmusicinourmovie.com
Do you want your song in our movie? Join our online open mic session to showcase your song.
More info here: yourmusicinourmovie.com
We are so excited about this movie and we have a lot of talented people working in every aspect of it. Everyone involved is donating their time and talents to this project because they love it and want to tell this story, but productions still take money. This is where you come in. We need your participation to help us reach our Kickstarter goal of a minimum of $35,000. Kickstarter is an all or nothing proposition. We need to raise at least $35,000 to see a penny of it and everything we raise beyond that will go into making this production even better.
Studios don’t make movies like this: there’s no sex, drugs or rock and roll...well, there is some rock and roll, but not one car chase, and nobody dies! WE know there is an audience for this kind of movie, but it’s not a story that is being told.
We have assembled an incredible team of people who are committed and capable of bringing this story to life. And we are already connecting with our audiences, even right at this moment.
“Life Inside Out” will also have a beautiful soundtrack featured organically within the story. In addition we are inviting musicians to submit their songs for the movie, because we feel strongly about nurturing artists beyond our community. Help us do it!
Kickstarter is a giant (the world’s largest) funding platform for creative projects. Hundreds of thousands of people a year give millions of dollars to creative projects from creative people all over the world.
People who support a project are called "backers." Giving money to our movie is called a "pledge." For your pledge, we offer "rewards," depending on the amount of the pledge. For instance, for a pledge of $11 we'll offer you a custom “Life Inside Out” guitar pick plus you get to see our private production blog. You can pledge anything from $1 to $10,000 and choose a reward from that level or any level below it. We’ll even help you customize your reward if you see something you long for. You can see all the rewards on the right side of the page. If you have questions about them that aren’t answered in our FAQS section, shoot us an email and we’ll get back to you.
Soooooo if you want to Participate in our Project as much as we want to have you, here’s what you do:
It’s as simple as One, Two, Three
- 1. Find a pledge (and reward) level you like (from the right side bar).
- 2. Hit the Green “Back This Project” button.
- 3. Enter pledge amount and fill in your information.
The whole thing takes just a few seconds!!
For more information on our rewards CLICK HERE
That’s all there is to it. You are part of our Movie and we are forever grateful!
BTW Your pledge isn’t actually processed until our campaign is 100% successful. It’s all or nothing but with your help we know we can go platinum!
Want to help us even more? Share our page with your friends, family, neighbors,co-workers and complete strangers!
Facebook. Everyone loves Facebook. “Sharing” our video (with your own note) is even better than “liking” it, but both are great! You can paste the URL straight onto your page!
Twitter. Tweet out the video - there’s a button right under the video.
Email. Write a note to the people you know who might love the message of this film. We so appreciate it.
Talk about it. A lot of people don’t know what Kickstarter is and you can be the first to turn them on to it!! Our project would love to be their initiation into indie film making.
But whatever you do, we cannot thank you enough!!
We’re excited to be shooting primarily in our own neighborhoods in North East Los Angeles.
Your funds will go towards:
* location scouts & location fees
* production design
* camera, lights and sound equipment rentals
* cast and crew costs
* and a whole list of other stuff we need to make this movie happen...we will stretch your dollars as far as humanly possible.
More about the project and team:
There’s no such thing as a stupid question so go ahead and ask.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you pledge outside the U.S.? Absolutely. Orders are processed through Amazon.
Can I change levels after I pledge? SURE YOU CAN, you can always increase your pledge.
Can I give this as a gift? Definitely! Once the campaign is over, we’ll confirm shipping addresses and other details. At that time, you can give us the information about the lucky friend.
What happens if we don't reach our goal? We cry! You aren't charged and we don't receive any of the funds. But don’t worry, that’s not going to happen.
What happens if we go over the goal? Our crew gets to eat and we make an even better movie.
How is my pledge processed and charged? Your pledge will be processed by Amazon once the campaign is successful. Totally safe and secure.
Who took that great picture of the chick in the purple coat? Kimerlee Curyl!
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