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How a dream of one child can turn a tin can into a space ship, regardless of any impossible circumstances.

We are at our last hours. We had reached more than the GOAL we had set for Teo, Yay ... but... That is only 50% of our needs. 

Would you be one of those ALLIES, who arrive at the last minute and safe the story... make it a magical and winning ending for TEO!

YOU CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE!  

the story

Teo is only 7, but is a genius who can hear the sound we all cannot; the rain drop, dripping tears, crawling dust, pecking insects, his hair growing! He composes them into a melody in his mind. But Teo is struggling as a can collector in Louisiana, too poor to go to school, his father is ill, his brother forces him to join the drug dealer. Only until he meets Jonathan Batiste, he realizes that he can use his talent to make his dream comes true. He transforms his thousands of cans into a giant music instrument in an isolated island where all voices of nature become the melody we can hear from across the lake.

project description

THE MELODY OF CHOICE 

(copyright 2012)

is Vera Mulyani's 15 minutes short film, fiction for children, authentic but universal. It is a story for kids and for all of us who were once a child. 

This film will be an action to raise our awareness not to loose our dreams and hope, no matter what the circumstances are, giving them a theatrical experience of what it is to win over all troubles and become best friend to their own unique talent.

what you’re raising funds to do

To have a festival winning quality of film!

where does the $ go?

The equipment rental, cameras, decent lights (including for the night scenes), cast and crew, the sets, special effects, the transport [flying the casts and some crews and accomodations, catering explains the minimum number of $ we are trying to raise. 

Even though ideally, the quality picture that I wish to have, to be sure to fulfill the festivals qualification, requires 60.000$. The more we can collect, the better quality of equipments, set design, special effects, publication and so distribution we can get. 

how you plan to pull it off

We need you to help TEO out from Vera's hard disk. Every $ counts. Let's listen to the melody in his mind!

why so URGENT?

We need to win Louisiana Film Prize, which deadline is by the end of June. This film is also going to be submited in several International Festival. (I had screened my previous films in Cannes Festival, Tribeca, Dublin, Los Angeles, Mexico city and Jakarta.)

The more we win, the more we can spread  the message of the film: to inspire all children in the world to raise above their struggle.

history

This project is inspired by the soulful life of the landscape of Shreveport Louisiana during my visit, behind its beauty, children poverty still remains, not only in poor countries. 

love letter

I DO believe that each of us are born with unique talent, dreams and imaginations no matter in which circumstances we are living. I hope to reveal that awareness through this action of making a festival winning short film. Supported by many of my creative surroundings, an open group of people with the same spirit and goal; to save children's dreams and make them come true. 

You can be one of the parents of this project! Let's make a movie that can change the future, The Melody of Choice. Your choice ;)

THANK YOU SO MUCH!                                                   Vera Mulyani

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    THANK YOU for making a good cause. Your name will be listed as a donor on our Website, you will have a digital poem for children, read by an emerging young singer and actress Kayla Green from Louisiana, + a Poster of the film.

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    THANK YOU for making a good cause. Your name will be listed as a donor on our Website. Teo will offer you a DVD Authographed by the Author.

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    ALLY PRIZE You are an Ally to this project. THANK YOU for your friendship and effort to this project. You will have all the rewards above. +Printed Poem, framed + Special thanks credit in the film

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    VIP PRIZE You are Very Important People to this project. THANK YOU for your friendship and generosity to this project. You will have all the rewards above. + invited to a VIP Screening Party

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    PREMIUM PRIZE You are in the team to make this film and support Vera + Invited to the Official Premier Screening [meet actors and other filmmakers]

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    GOLDEN JAZZY PRIZE You are in the team to make this film and support Vera. You would be rewarded with all the prize above + INVITATION to the Premier Official Screening [meet actors and other filmmakers] + 2 Tickets to Jonathan Batiste’s nearest Jazz concert + his Autographed CD.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER You are Vera's Executive heros who are involve in the delivery of this project to the world, you deserve to be proud and recognized. Your name will be engraved in the film and on the ImdB page as an Executive Producer, which opens possibilities of future film business. If this film goes to Cannes festival and others, possibly a qualification to an Oscar, EP will be the ones invited to the red carpet!

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