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Seth PaineBy Seth Paine
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Seth PaineBy Seth Paine
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$2,000
pledged of $3,800pledged of $3,800 goal
36
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 7 2013 2:10 AM UTC +00:00

About

"The Sacraments" will be an hour long documentary style film about the seven sacraments from the perspective of someone who has come into the church and discovered them as an adult. Ten years ago, I took the first steps in my journey towards the Catholic Church. Five years ago this coming Easter, I received my confirmation. In many conversations with people who have grown up Catholic, I’ve learned that this is something of a unique perspective, and one that has encouraged their faith. I hope to encourage yours in a similar way.

 Many people have come into the Catholic Church from diverse backgrounds; their stories weave through the rich tapestry of what the Catholic Church means to all of us. Together, we can create a story of Catholic beauty. But I need your help to make it happen.

I am currently working on my masters in digital media at the Harvard Extension School, although video work has been an interest of mine for close to a decade. During my years of professional and educational experience, I have recorded, edited, and created DVDs for a number of video projects that helped others communicate their visions. Now I want to start telling my own story. The money I raise through this campaign will allow me to purchase the equipment (camera, lighting, sound) and material I need to create a high quality production.

I hope you will join me on this journey of discovery. The sacraments have had a powerful impact on my life and I want to share that strength and beauty with others.

Rewards

When this film is finished, we will celebrate together at a big screening party. Any pledge over $5 will get you an invitation to the party. The more the merrier; I want you there.

Because this is something I want people to share with friends and family, there are the options to get a DVD or Blue-ray disc of the film.

For those who pledge $100 or more, I will send you a handmade rosary. I have been making rosaries for a few years now, and my favorite style uses stone beads. It will come in its own carrying pouch, so you can carry it with you everywhere.

The most generous donors will be acknowledged in the special thanks section of the end credits.

The final reward is something really special to me. I will come to your church or home for an exclusive showing of the film, followed by a group discussion. Showing people the beauty of the faith is wonderful, and talking about it together is even better. I want this film to spark many great conversations and I would love to be part of some of them.

Risks and challenges

The largest risk in this project is that the business of life will get in the way of finishing it. Fortunately, I have a supportive family that is up to the challenge.

Donors will receive periodic progress updates throughout the project. Developing relationships with other people who are interested in this story is very important to me. Here is the rough timeline of the production stages.

November - December 2013: Write script, contact people to be interviewed, plan locations to shoot.
January - March 2014: Shoot the film
April - June 2014: Post-production and editing

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- (30 days)