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The MFA Screenwriters at Florida State University Film School are putting on a live performance to showcase their written work!
151 backers pledged $6,750 to help bring this project to life.

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Our MFA graduation is approaching, and that means it's time to prove our worth and display our writing skills by having a special public showcase. How special is it? So much so that we're willing to beg for pledges.

Scenes from our thesis screenplays or teleplays will come to life with videos and actors in a state-of-the-art venue on the Florida State University Campus during our graduation weekend, on August 2nd.

This event will be a capstone experience for us and we're striving to make it as unique as possible by including multimedia elements such as digital projection and surround sound to create a narrative immersion experience.

We're asking for funding to help rent out the theatrical space, create and license video and music, take care of our actors, build sets, rent costumes, buy props, and pay technicians to operate all of the special equipment that will make our showcase an enjoyable time for all. Each writer will be contributing in their own way as well, by directing, producing, designing, and of course, writing.


And here's the Reb shirt available to those who pledge at the $50 level!

Risks and challenges

Every creative undertaking takes on some risk, and we value your faith in our abilities to make this showcase stand out and be a success. Balancing this project with our class responsibilities will be difficult at times, but hopefully it will also be a rewarding experience. Some challenges in creating the showcase will involve scheduling rehearsals with actors, creating and managing digital content, building sets, spreading awareness, and finally, performing in front of the public.

If production setbacks do take place, we'll still put on a showcase. We want to continue the tradition that the FSU Film School has established with its screenwriting program, and by now it's expected of us to succeed. Graduation wouldn't be as great without sharing our work with the public, and no matter what happens, we'll perform our work and fulfill our reward promises to you or you'll receive a full refund.

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    A personalized "Thank You" in the Writers Showcase Program and access to our Blooper Reel and exclusive online content. If you recognize us in person and don't seem that dangerous, we'll totally give you a hug as well!

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    All of the rewards listed above, plus a postcard designed by us, the quirky writers. You'll also be given a personal nickname you can take with you wherever you go, so long as it isn't prison. Those have to be earned in ways far less pleasant than by donating 10 bucks to a cause.

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    All of the rewards listed above, a "Breakfast Club" Magnet Calendar featuring the writing students, and you'll be sent a personalized horoscope via email! One of the writers is clairvoyant; can you guess which one?

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    All of the rewards listed above, PLUS a limited edition t-shirt featuring the face of our beloved and bearded associate dean Reb Braddock! PLUS a personalized song written and performed by a talented writer. Get out your lighters and prepare for ballads!

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    All of the rewards listed above EXCEPT for the t-shirt. However, you'll receive a a personalized food/drink/movie pairing menu created by the writers that will make your next date night memorably delicious!

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    Business rate quarter page advertisement! Pledging at this level guarantees you a color ad in our program and a framed certificate noting the film school's appreciation for your business. No other rewards will apply.

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    2 tickets for Reserved VIP seating at our showcase, signed programs, a signed script, PLUS all of the other rewards (except for the t-shirt).

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    Quarter page ad in our Writers Showcase program PLUS the same listed above (except for the t-shirt).

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    Full page ad PLUS an FSU bag or hat PLUS all the rewards above (except for the t-shirt)

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    2 tickets to the 2014 Night At The Oscars party hosted by the FSU Film School PLUS 5 signed screenplays (1 from each of the 5 writers) PLUS all the rewards above INCLUDING the limited edition t-shirt.

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