A woman meets her mentally ill father who abandoned her as a child. He is convinced that she is his wife and tries to win her back. Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 8, 2011.
About this project
**Update & Clarification** For anyone interested in the $1,000 “Act! Walk-on Role” incentive, this also includes attending the Wrap Party and Cast & Crew screening as you are then part of the cast! Sorry that this wasn't originally made clear!!!
“I Am I” is the story of a young woman, Rachael, who meets the father who abandoned her as a child. Her father's mental illness has him convinced that Rachael is actually Sarah, Rachael’s deceased mother. Only when Rachael plays along with his delusions does she begin to discover the truth about her parents' past and these revelations shed a new light on the present.
What are we doing?
We are trying to raise enough money to begin production on our feature film, "I Am I." We are hoping to begin production in Los Angeles this summer. If we reach our financial goal of $100,000 we have an angel investor who will match this amount!!! So if we raise $100,000, we will really have $200,000! If we raise more than $100,000, who knows what could happen!!!
Where can I learn more about the project?
Please visit our official website, www.iamithefilm.com! There you can find a full synopsis of the story, filmmaker bios, our blog and a wonderful interview series that we are producing about filmmaking! We have several incredible artists lined up for this series!!!
Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive?
All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you. The screenings, parties and dvds etc. can only happen after the film is completed so this will take a bit of time. Bear with us!
What if I don’t want the incentive, I just want to support?
No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
Can we exceed the goal?
YES! This would truly be amazing. Exceeding our goal would allow us to make a better movie. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. This is only the beginning of our journey with this film, we are not in pre-production yet. We have set our goal at the low end so if we were able to exceed it, it would be a dream come true and it would allow us to get more of the film done.
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?
YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
Can I Gift An Incentive?
YES! That’s very sweet of you. If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.
How do we get the voice recordings if we choose that pledge?
We will ask you for the details of your personal message and then we will record it as a wav. file and email it to you so that you can upload it on to your phone. FYI, Simon cannot do a message as "Howard Wolowitz" for obvious ownership reasons! But he can do impersonations!
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs!
Who does the money go to?
Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the “I Am I” movie budget - i.e. Your money goes directly to the funding of this film.
I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to projects?
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
How do we contact you?
Glad you asked! Please go to our website for the film. www.iamithefilm.com and go to contacts. We will quickly get back to you!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
Thank you so much for your support. Every dollar helps!!! We will put your name on our website as a supporter of our film.
Pledge $5 or more
Special thanks on our website and access to a protected link on our website for behind the scenes footage when filming starts!
Pledge $10 or more
This one's fun! Actor Simon Helberg is recording a special ring tone, which we will send to you so you can upload it to your phone! Of course, you also get special thanks on our website and access to exclusive behind the scenes footage when the movie starts production!
Pledge $20 or more
The "I Am I" DVD, the exclusive ring tone, special thanks on our website and access to a protected link on our website of behind the scenes footage! (Canada shipping, please add $2, intl please add $4)
Pledge $50 or more
A special first-edition signed "I Am I" poster, a DVD of the finished film, the ring tone, special thanks on our website and access to behind-the-scenes footage! (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl. shipping please add $10)
Pledge $100 or more
Become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on our film! That’s right, your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Associate Producers." Also included in the package is an “I Am I" t-shirt and everything listed above!!!! (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)
Pledge $200 or more
PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR... Actor Simon Helberg will record a PERSONALIZED outgoing voice message for your phone! He can do a lot of voices. You name it, he'll try to do it for you! And you also get the Associate Producer package. And no, you don't have to send us your phone! (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)
Pledge $300 or more
WHERE'S THE POPCORN? 2 tix to the cast & crew screening in Los Angeles (transportation not provided). This is going to be amazing and so much fun. Come hang out with the cast and crew, take pictures, and chill! (and you also get the Associate Producer package!) (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)
Pledge $500 or more
PARTY! At the wrap party in Los Angeles (transportation not included). Come join us on this very special night. And you also get two tix to the cast and crew screening! (and the Associate Producer package)(Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)
Pledge $700 or more
2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)
IN THE BUSINESS! Have a 30 minute meeting with producers Jen and Cora of Present Pictures about filmmaking and get their advice! (you also get the Associate Producer package, of course!) You can meet with them in person or via skype if you’re not in L.A. (Canada shipping, please add $6, intl please add $10)
Pledge $1,000 or more
ACT! You get a Walk-on Role in the film (transportation not provided). Come spend the day working on the set and get pix taken by our on set photographer, who will make sure to document your experience. A great gift! (and Associate Producer package)
Pledge $3,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
THERE ARE NOW TWO OF YOU! Get a character named after you in the film or gift it to a special someone and use their name! (and Associate Producer package) (no super crazy names though!)
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)
LET’S DO LUNCH! Have lunch on the set with the cast and crew and have your experience documented by our on set photographer (no, we won't take a picture of you mid-chew!) You are also invited to the cast & crew screening and the wrap party. (and Associate Producer package)
Pledge $8,000 or more
0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)
ALL DRESSED UP! 2 tickets to the festival premiere of the film!!! Come celebrate with us and go out for drinks one night! (Transportation not included). The Associate Producer package is, of course, included.
3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)
KNOCK, KNOCK! Jocelyn Towne and Simon Helberg will come to your hometown and do a private screening of our film just for you! (U.S. only) (and Associate Producer package… And if you're in town, you can come have lunch on the set one day!)
- Kickstarter at Sundance NEXT FEST 2014
- Jocelyn Towne on the Creation of her Film I Am I
- This Week in Kickstarter
- How To Make an Awesome Video
- The Evolution of the Project Video
- Five Filmmakers, One Question
- Behind the Video: Film Fest Edition
- Where Are They Now?
- Best in Show: Project Video
- Creator Q&A: Jocelyn Towne of "I Am I"
- Kickstarter: It's Like Getting Into Bed With Strangers
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