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A documentary in the making about the other side of the Merck's "One Less" HPV vaccine campaign.

THANK YOU EVERYONE for helping us make our goal! We are still accepting pledges up to our deadline which is April 11, and each extra dollar helps make this film that much better. If we raise enough funds, we can even fly to other key countries. Also, at the bottom of the page we have FAQs about Kickstarter*** and One More Girl.

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One More Girl is a documentary about the stories of anguish and travesty, futures destroyed, and families reduced to financial ruin by medical costs brought on by a vaccine, Gardasil. The vaccine is designed to prevent Human Papillomavirus (HPV).

Pre-production is in process right now and we are raising funds so that we can begin production this summer with a tentative 2012 release date.

We are two brothers that were motivated to make this documentary when our sister had experienced several serious side-effects after her first injection of the Gardasil vaccine. Her adverse reaction demanded further investigation which led to the startling discovery that thousands of young girls were having serious reactions to the vaccine, including death. At last count, there have been 89 confirmed deaths as a result of Gardasil.

These girls’ reactions to the vaccine range from muscle pain, weakness, seizures, strokes, autoimmune problems, paralysis, tremors, heart issues, and the list goes on and on. Furthermore, it is estimated that only 1-10% of vaccine related side-effects are reported.

Treating these girls is a challenge. Doctors don‘t know how to treat them and are reluctant to do so without establishing the cause of their symptoms. 

Haunted by the tragic stories of thousands of girls injured by Gardasil, we began in-depth research to verify a correlation between the vaccine and the girls’ medical conditions. We wanted to know more about the HPV that causes cervical cancer, the vaccine created to prevent it, and Merck Pharmaceutical Company, which developed the HPV vaccine Gardasil.

The Gardasil Girls' stories are backdropped with research and data from global activists, attorneys, medical experts and journalists. Dr. Dianne M. Harper, the leading researcher that worked for 20 years developing the Gardasil vaccine states that, ”There is not enough evidence gathered on the side-effects to know that safety is not an issue” and “giving it to 11 year old girls is a great big public health experiment.” Dr. Harper speaks out even though her words could be detrimental to Merck. She claims, ”That she wants to be able to sleep with herself when she goes to bed at night.”

As filmmakers, we decided that the best way to bring this topic to the forefront was to make a documentary giving the “Gardasil Girls“ a voice. We intend to educate the public on HPV, hear from the experts about the medical history and marketing campaigns, and the impact of Gardasil on young girls’ lives.

One More Girl needs your financial support to complete production of this documentary. We invite you to participate by posting your pledges here on Kickstarter. Together, we can give these girls a voice.

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What is Kickstarter? 
  • Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects through crowd sourcing. A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement. We want everyone to have a chance to participate in this important documentary.

All-or-nothing funding? 

  • Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires or no money changes hands.

How do I pledge? 

  • To pledge to a project, just click the green “Back This Project” or a specific "Reward" button of your choosing on the right side of our Kickstarter page and continue until you are finished with the Amazon set-up.

If I make a pledge, when is my card charged? 

  • If our project is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged.

If the complete funding does not succeed do backers pay anything? 

  • Nothing. If funding fails, all pledges are canceled and that's that.

Where is the money going to be spent for ONE MORE GIRL? 

  • The money will be used to fund the production (shooting days) of the documentary. The primary use of funds will be to facilitate travel around the country (or countries if we raise enough) to interview girls, families and a variety of experts. The budget will also included purchasing/renting equipment that will effectively translate a quality picture onto a large screen (we plan to submit the documentary to film festivals). What is left over will be used for the post-production expenses that will enable the completion of ONE MORE GIRL after filming is done. Everyone involved in ONE MORE GIRL is volunteering their time and skills so that we can make this as cost-effective as possible.

Are we making a profit from the film?

  • Absolutely not. Everyone involved is volunteering their time and all the money raised on Kickstarter and other donations is going strictly to the production of the film.

How will the finished film be distributed?

  • The film will be upload online for everyone to view free of charge. This film will be the standard version, where the Kickstarter Backer Edition made exclusively for pledgers will have bonus features such as extended interviews, behind the scenes and a message from us, Ryan and David.

When and how will I get my reward?

  • After we hit our deadline on April 11, Kickstarter gives us a nifty program to create pledge-specific questionnaires to email all the backers. We will ask for all relevant information to make sure you get what we promised.

*Anonymous backers will still receive all the other cool rewards offered in the equivalent pledges. When you set up your KickStarter account, you can use any name you like, e.g Anonymous1, GardasilGirl, etc. There is no wrong answer :) We will email out a survey once we pass our deadline and if we have met our goal. In the survey you can let us know what name, IF ANY, you would like to be in the credits. One suggestion is to give your film credit to a victim of the HPV vaccines. We can help you with a name if you like. We respect your wish for privacy.

Website: www.OneMoreGirlFilm.com  

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/One-More-Girl/13672566971429

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ThinkExistFilms

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** Content used in the video trailer above is in compliance with the Fair Use Act, which is intended to allow for copyrighted material to be used if it criticizes, comments or reports as news, so long as it has a "transformative" nature: 

  • Has the material taken from the original work been transformed by adding new expression or meaning?
  • Was value added to the original by creating new information, new aesthetics, new insights and understandings?

We are "Employing copyrighted material as object of social, political or cultural critique," and "Quoting copyrighted works of popular culture to illustrate an argument or point."

***The views and opinions expressed by the filmmakers and other members on the project page or comment board are not necessarily the views and opinions of Kickstarter, Amazon or any other third parties/vendors associated with Kickstarter.

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