Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
A short film about a deaf father and a hearing son's journey to show each other just how much they care.
56 backers pledged $5,060 to help bring this project to life.

About

Father's Day Breakfast project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$5,060

56

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.

Why Support?

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!

And finally...

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

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A Big Thank You from all the team on our Facebook Page!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    A Big Thank You on our Facebook Page PLUS a Thank you on our Website!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Your very own Digital Copy or DVD Copy of the Final Cut of Father's Day Breakfast! Own this beautiful story forever PLUS a HUGE thank you on our Facebook Page and our Website!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Your own Digital Copy of the Final Cut of Father's Day Breakfast or a DVD copy - you decide! PLUS a very special Thank You in the closing credits of the Film PLUS your own signed 8x10 photo of Troy Kotsur our incredible lead.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Your own Digital Copy of the Final Cut of Father's Day Breakfast AND a DVD copy to own. PLUS a very special Thank You in the closing credits PLUS a signed 8x10 photo of Troy Kotsur, PLUS a FDB Poster!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Own Father's Day Breakfast PLUS Thank You in the Credits PLUS 8x10 signed photo of Troy Kotsur our incredible lead PLUS an exclusive 'HEAR with Your HEARts' T-Shirt PLUS 2 tickets to see Father's Day Breakfast at a US Screening!

    * Transportation to LA not included

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Own Father's Day Breakfast PLUS Thank You in the Credits PLUS 2 tickets to see Father's Day Breakfast at a US Screening PLUS 2 tickets to a private performance of Michael Bonnabel's The Good Boy - the inspiration for Father's Day Breakfast!

    * Transportation to LA not included

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    Own Father's Day Breakfast PLUS Thank You in the Credits PLUS a 8x10 signed photo of Troy Kotsur our lead PLUS an exclusive 'HEAR with Your HEARts' T-Shirt PLUS 2 tickets to see Father's Day Breakfast at a US Screening! PLUS 2 tickets to a private performance of the acclaimed play and inspiration for Father's Day Breakfast, Michael Bonnabel's The Good Boy* PLUS 2 tickets to a Deaf West production* PLUS an Associate Producer credit!

    *Transportation to Los Angeles not provided.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $4,000 or more About $4,000

    EVERYTHING that comes with every pledge level PLUS an Executive Producer Credit PLUS a special Breakfast with members of the cast and crew PLUS all of our thanks for you as a patron of the arts!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)