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Melody BrookeBy Melody Brooke
First created
Melody BrookeBy Melody Brooke
First created
$1,401
pledged of $120,000pledged of $120,000 goal
13
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 10 2011 2:47 AM UTC +00:00

About

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

THAT’S NOT HOW IT’S DONE follows three good fathers smashing up against a system that really doesn't understand the role of fathers. It shouldn't be a surprise that a system that encourages, even forces, parents to be adversaries is a disaster for our children.

Using my experience as a counselor, actor, and film maker, my husband Mike & I created this unusual story of courage and tenacity. Handled with wit and sensitivity this story brings the viewer into the heart of the emotional life of a family torn apart by a system pledged to support it. 

This teaser gives you a feel for what we are after.   .  We have a tremendously talented set of film makers, actors and crew to bring this film to life.  

Our goal amount is enough to make a good solid film, but every dollar over the goal will help us obtain bigger stars, and more publicity.  YOU can help us make this happen.

Read about the story here: http://thatsnothowitsdone.com/about.html

THEY DON'T WANT THIS FILM MADE

We believe this is a story that needs to be told and needs to be seen.  If you are like millions of families, you have paid the price, and your families have paid the price, of a system that has failed our children.  Help us tell this story and fuel the awareness that will change the system.

Here's a link to Dallas's 33NEWS Father's Day piece on the film: http://bit.ly/Doug33

Learn more about the project at ThatsNotHowItsDone.com

HOW YOUR MONEY WILL HELP

NO matter how small your donation, you help! I know it seems we have a long way to go, but if enough people give small amounts we can make this happen! Don't hold back just because it seems that your dollars wont count, they do!

Your support can push this film to the level needed to reach the largest audience possible. The film market is tougher then ever, however, and we can’t do it without you! It demands a great story, production, and cast. Please consider helping in any way you can.

Look at the fun incentives along the right side of this page. Please spread the word about our Kickstarter campaign to your friends, on Facebook, to strangers in the grocery store, tell anyone you think could benefit from improving our collective media driven view of dads.

Here’s a breakdown of how we plan to use the funds:

  • Locations
  • Equipment 
  • Cast and Crew ( more $$ means bigger stars )
  • Film Sound Design and Mix
  • Musical Score
  • Editing Film Trailer
  • Editing various versions of the film to share in as many different outlets as possible: Theatrical, Domestic Broadcast, International Broadcast
  • A Multi-city Theatrical Release in the USA.

WHY DONATE?

Hollywood won't make this movie or tell this story. This is not a “politically correct” film, it goes against the current media position on the role of father’s in children’s lives and is NOT something that can be funded through traditional sources. This is an  important message. The film needs to reach millions worldwide. To do that we have to do a better job than you typical special interest indie film. Mass appeal demands an entertaining, funny, and well acted film with great production values. 

THAT’S NOT HOW IT’S DONE is a classic ‘social issue’ film that will have a broad impact on communities everywhere.

HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS

Think of Kickstarter as an escrow company like when you buy a house. They hold the money and title until everything is in place, then they "execute" the contract. That's Kickstarter works. You "commit" your donation, but they don't move the funds until everything is in place (we reach our funding goal). At that time, Kickstarter also lets us know who donated what so you can get your reward.

HOW TO PLEDGE

Just click the green “Back This Project” button in the upper right-hand corner. You will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. You must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded.

WHAT IF WE DON’T REACH OUR GOAL?

If funding fails, all pledges are canceled and that's that. Your card is not charged, it’s like nothing ever happened. We hope this doesn’t happen! Those 90 days will fly by, donate today!

CAN WE EXCEED OUR GOAL?

Yes, and we need to! With more funding we improve production values, and hire bigger name stars for key roles. Making the film is only part of the job. We have to have the resources to promote the film to a wider audience. The more you help, the more people will hear the message.  

CAN YOU DONATE IN ANOTHER’S NAME?

Of course! We will contact you once funding is complete to gather information to get your incentives to you. If you want someone else to receive your reward, just let us know at that time.

CAN YOU DONATE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES?

Yes and Yes! Just click on the Amazon Payment Button and you will see that you can pay with a credit card from any country! But you must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded. If you have any problems just contact us.

WANT TO HELP BUT CAN’T DONATE?

Become an Outreach Partner. Spread the word about the film in your community and receive a special Outreach Partner credit on our website. We’d love to discuss partnering with you, your organization, your community to help get the word out about the film. Please contact us and we’ll get the collaborative juices flowing!

And of course we need your help broadcasting the Kickstarter campaign. Facebook it. Tweet it. Sing it from the mountain tops.

INTERESTED IN PLAYING AN EVEN LARGER ROLE ON THE FILM?

There is a Co-Executive Producer credit available at $50,000, an Executive Producer credit at $60,000 and a Presenting Partner / Executive Producer credit at $80,000. Your  appears in the credits for all US Festivals, multi-city US Theatrical releases,  and some International TV and PBS. And IMDB of course! These donations are tax deductible through our 501(c)(3) partner.

Please note that these are honorary titles and do not engender any creative or business involvement/decision-making nor does the credit entitle any claim of ownership.

REACH OUT AND CONTACT US!

info@thatsnothowitsdone.com

We would love to hear from you!

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Thank you so much for your support! Remember, there is no such thing as small supporters!

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    Thank you for making a difference. You get access to a protected link on our website for behind the scenes footage when filming starts.

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    An electronic copy of the shooting script, special thanks on our website and access to a protected link on our website for behind the scenes footage when filming starts.

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    Screenwriters Mike & Melody sign your personal copy of the shooting script and special thanks on the website and the insider's access to the behind the scenes links on the website (for Canada include $4 for postage, $6 international)

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    PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR... Actor Ed Fontaine (ORCHID) creates your PERSONALIZED outgoing voice message for your phone! And no, you don't have to send us your phone! PLUS special thanks on our website and access to a protected link on our website for behind the scenes footage when filming starts.

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    EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about you. Be an extra and get your own copy of the script and day's Call Sheet signed by the Director and AD. You have to get yourself there and provide your own wardrobe on the day we shoot, but you eat with the cast and crew. Of course there are thanks on the website and insider access.

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    WHERE'S THE POPCORN? 2 Tickets to the cast & crew screening in Dallas (transportation not provided). This is going to be amazing and so much fun. Come hang out with the cast and crew and Melody will buy your first drinks at the after party. PLUS special thanks on our website and access to a protected link on our website for behind the scenes footage when filming starts.

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    Pick up your full size movie poster signed by the principle cast members, screenwriters, and directors. You are also invited to the cast & crew screening and after party so you can get a personalized autograph, too. Plus the website thank you and insider access.

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    YOUR (GRAND?)KID CAN ACT! Your 10 year old child joins an on screen little league team (transportation not provided). Since they are in the movie, be sure to bring them to the cast and crew screening (tickets included). Get the cast and crew to sign their personal copy of the script and that day's Call Sheet. Of course you get the website thank you and insider access.

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    ACT! Join Paul's jury (you have to believe he's innocent!) (transportation not provided). Spend the day shooting at the "courthouse." Now that you are in the movie, use your two free tickets to the cast & crew screening and join us at the after partY, too. And don't miss the wrap party when we've finished shooting. (really, you don't want to miss it. We need designated drivers.) Be sure to hang on to your personal copy of the script and the day's Call Sheet. Plus our thanks on the website and insider access.

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    ACT! Be Rosa's "John" (transportation not provided). Spend the day working on the set, get your picture taken by our on set photographer, who will make sure to document your indiscretion and you receive an IMDb credit, of course! A great gift for the man in your life. (Must be male and between the ages of 21 and 100.) Don't forget to get your copy of the script and and the day's Call Sheet autographed by the cast and crew. And the wrap party. don't forget the wrap party.

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    TWO OF YOU! Get a character named after you in the film, or as a gift to a special someone and use their name (no super crazy names though!) INCLUDES ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE with credit on IMDb, of course! Join us (with a friend) for the cast & crew screening and after party to get you copy of the script autographed.

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    IN THE BUSINESS! Corner screenwriters/producers. Mike & Melody of Awakened Heart Productions for a full hour to talk about film making and get their advice! You also get the ASSOCIATE PRODUCER PACKAGE of course with the IMDb credit! You can meet with them in person or via Skype if you're not in Dallas. PLUS two tickets to the cast & crew screening.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the film and LET'S DO LUNCH! Have lunch on the set with the cast and crew and have your experience documented by our on set photographer (no, we won't take a picture of you mid chew!) You are also invited to the cast crew screening and the WRAP PARTY. And how about a framed, autographed poster! You get EVERYTHING listed above this level (except the ones limited in number). So come on down and be an extra ( or grip. or really, pretty much anything to help under the direction of our keys).

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    Private Screening with the Producers. Mike & Melody fly anywhere in the lower 48 to present your private screening in your home. (PS. Please wash the sheets cause we're staying overnight, too) Includes signed script, signed movie poster, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit in the film and on IMDb, plus website thanks and insider access.

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Funding period

- (90 days)