What is the history of "Father's Day Breakfast"?
Writer and director Natalie Simpkins was so moved after seeing "The Good Boy", a wonderful play written by Michael Bonnabel, that she was inspired to create "Father's Day Breakfast", a short film based on a touching scene in the play. The story is about a little boy growing up in the 1950's with a deaf father and their communicative struggles to show each other how much they cared.
Together with a group of talented actors and crew members "Father's Day Breakfast" was shot earlier this year.
What is the money going to be used for?
As a grassroots independent production, the team is looking for your support in this final push to ensure that this tender story can be shared. Funding is to help us complete the story and will be used for editing, music composition, sound design, color correction, sound mixing and entry into film festivals so that many people can see this story.
There are very few lead roles for deaf actors in mainstream films and we hope that with this short film we can encourage a positive increase. We hope that this story about overcoming our own fears in order to show love will resonate with deaf and hearing audiences alike.
What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a crowdsourcing platform that allows us to share this project with you and, as a thank you for your donations, to offer a variety of exciting and unique gifts - check them out to the right!
What if you don't reach your target?
If we do not reach our Kickstarter target of $5000 which is what we need to complete our production, then we will not get any of the funds... it's all or nothing so every little really does make a huge difference!
To those who have contributed and to future supporters a huge thank - we cannot wait to share the final cut with you!
The Father's Day Breakfast Team xo
Risks and challenges
Shooting a film is only half the battle but we made it through! Our next challenge is making our way through post production and then sharing the story with audiences. Fortunately we have some great team members who are ready to put in effort to help ensure the future success of 'Father's Day Breakfast'. We have every confidence that we’ll finish this film in style, and that audiences internationally will have the opportunity to see it!
Another challenge is making a film that makes a difference. We feel as though we have a story that will move audiences and we have already had support from deaf societies such as the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness. However, we would like to use this film to help further raise awareness and to show that films can move hearing and deaf audiences alike.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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