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About this project

My Summer as a Goth is a coming-of-age comedy about the sometimes painful—often entertaining—search for identity and love in adolescence. 

My Summer as a Goth Cast / Natalie Shershow, Jenny White, Carter Allen & Jack Levis
My Summer as a Goth Cast / Natalie Shershow, Jenny White, Carter Allen & Jack Levis

We didn't get to our goal on this campaign however we have launched a new campaign - "My Summer as a Goth - Finishing Funds #2" - with a financial goal that we can successfully hit. We are encouraging everyone that has supported this campaign to reallocate their pledge to the new campaign!

All pledges will go directly to getting My Summer as a Goth back into production! It will also show our future investors how dedicated our community is to this project!

We are so proud of what our incredible family of actors, crew and vendors achieved in just a few short days. We are committed to telling our uplifting coming of age story about personal discovery and transformation. A vision that includes employing a local cast with a strong Latina lead, diversity in age, race and sexual orientation celebrating differences both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

For updates on My Summer as a Goth check out our website: www.mysummerasagoth.com, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @mysummerasagoth

Much love & gratitude,

TARA
Producer/Director
My Summer as a Goth

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SYNOPSIS:

After the sudden death of her father, 16-year-old, tomboy Joey Javitts is sent to stay with her eccentric grandparents while her author mother promotes her latest novel. Joey promptly falls for the beguiling Goth boy next door, Victor, and is transformed by him and his merry band of misfits in black. Set in present-day Portland, My Summer as a Goth navigates Joey’s relationships with her new friends, her family and herself, and will resonate with anyone who survived the social alienation of adolescence—and that first summer heartbreak.

Risks and challenges

Having gone out and asked for development funds in 2011, we are all too aware of the pitfalls that face filmmakers who use crowd funding to make their movie. It has taken us 5 years to raise enough money to actually get into filming. We are seeking the funding to complete production and post-production and get the film out to the world!

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    Thank you in the credits of the film and a Goth makeover kit (and above)

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    Extra/Walk-on Role in the film My Summer as a Goth (and above). ***Participant must be available during our filming dates: July 15 - August 6, 2016

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    Signed script for the film My Summer as a Goth (and above). **Extra/Walk-on Role-- Participant must be available during our filming dates: July 15 - August 6, 2016

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    VIP tickets to the black carpet Portland premiere of My Summer as a Goth (and above) (travel and accommodations not included). **Extra/Walk-on Role-- Participant must be available during our filming dates: July 15 - August 6, 2016

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    Goth get-away package! One night stay for two at local "haunted" inn; guided tour of haunted Portland sites by the Directors of the film; limo service to and from Portland black carpet premiere, VIP reception & after-party of My Summer as a Goth (and above). Travel/Air not included.

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Funding period

- (45 days)