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A UCLA Film School - Student Thesis Project
A UCLA Film School - Student Thesis Project
76 backers pledged $6,229 to help bring this project to life.

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The Homecoming is produced by Tussing Films, Blue Boots Entertainment and Jason Daks.

ALL OF MY SUPPORTERS WILL BE LISTED IN THE FILM'S CREDITS!

Welcome to our social media fundraising campaign.  Please help make The Homecoming happen!

WHAT IS THE PROJECT?

The Homecoming is a short film about Jonas, a gay Mormon student who avoids conflict and runs away from his problems instead of confronting them head-on. Jonas is struggling with dating in the gay community. One day when a guy that Jonas was dating breaks up with him via a text message, his anxiety takes over and he makes the drastic and rash decision to return to the Mormon compound where he grew up. His roommate and friend Josh, a marijuana smoking hippy forces Jonas to face his fears and accept responsibility for his avoidance behavior.

WHY IS THIS STORY IMPORTANT?

It will make you laugh! We all face challenges and hurdles in our lives, some more extreme than others. Social issues such as religion, gay bashing/bullying, dating, and other topics will be presented in a creative and comical manner. But most importantly I believe in seeing the humor in all situations. This film is intended to make you laugh!

OUR TEAM

We are going to have an extremely talented team of professionals that will be bringing their expertise to this film. Extra money will be allocated for film festivals. With your help we are going to submit The Homecoming to several film festivals and gain exposure, which is my ultimate goal.

Blue Boots Entertainment

YOU'RE ON THE TEAM

Making a movie is a collaborative process and we see you as a partner. Every donation comes with perks, like brownies (and you will realize why they are important when you see the film), the chance to visit the set, attend the cast & crew screening, and oh, did I mention brownies? No matter what the amount, everything is appreciated and everything helps!

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

We have an amazing script! The money raised through Kickstarter will go directly towards the rest of production and entire post-production of the film.

WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?

Every dollar donated to this project is valuable. Your money will help cover the cost of travel, food and lodging expenses for cast and crew, as well as transportation to filming locations, camera and lighting equipment. We're shooting on location in the Los Angeles and Palm Springs areas.

Percentages:

30% - For first-class photography and sound personnel

20% - Film festival submission fees

20% - Location fees, permits, transportation

10% - Feeding the cast and crew

10% - Equipment rentals

10% - Costumes and Props

We need to hire an editor, a graphic artist, a sound editor, and miscellaneous help during the post-production process. This film is estimated to cost $15,000 to make. We are only asking for $5,000. Whatever I do not raise on Kickstarter I will finance myself.

ALL OR NOTHING

If we do not reach our goal of $5,000, no amount is collected.  Pledges are only billed when the goal is met and the campaign has ended. Help me spread the word!

CAN WE EXCEED OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL?   
Absolutely! If we raise more than our $5,000 goal (through generous donors like you), we will be one step closer to our goal of finishing the film by April 1, 2013. Additionally, I have documented my fundraising and social media process for this UCLA thesis film so that I can pass along best practices to other struggling students!

THANKS FOR CONTINUING TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD!
If this is the kind of film you would like to see more of, repost this link!

http://kickstarter.com/TheHomecoming

How You Can Help

1.  Contribute - look over our perks and contribute at a level that works for you.

2.  Donate your time - help our production team meet all of the The Homecoming deadlines for the film’s completion.

3.  Pass on the campaign information so others have the opportunity to help us spread the word. 

  • Please use the "Share this Campaign" tool at the top of this page.
  • Re-post our Kickstarter link on your Facebook and Twitter pages:

http://kickstarter.com/TheHomecoming

4.  Socialize The HomecomingSmall steps add up, and you can make a difference too!

  • "Like" the film on Facebook exclusive updates 
  • "Like" the film on Google+ for exclusive updates 
  • Follow the film on Twitter

Project Updates

We'll keep you in the loop right here on Kickstarter, just click on the "Updates" button at the top left of the screen! 

If you'd like any more information about the project, please send an email to Jan Tussing at tussingjan2@gmail.com 

Prizes?    
Once we receive Kickstarter funding, we will be sending out follow up emails, and will ask you to confirm mailing addresses, sending out brownies, etc. And you can even give your prize to a friend if you wish.

Thank you so much for your support of The Homecoming, our fundraising campaign, and for helping make this unique film possible.  

Our trek is short, however the incline is steep. With your help we CAN make it!

Jan Tussing, The Homecoming Writer/Producer/Director

Risks and challenges

There is always the chance that the film production could get delayed for many reasons; weather, the loss of an actor's participation, equipment failure etc. could always happen. We will be ready with replacements for talent and/or crew in case of sickness or a scheduling conflict. Post production will be less risky because we will have the needed editing equipment to finish our film and prepare it for screenings.

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