We reached our FIRST GOAL of $2,500, but there is a still a big mountain to climb to make Queer and Southern God into a scripted series. Please help us reach our NEXT GOAL of $5,000 and your support will help us tell the FULL STORY!
**SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS ABOUT A BRAND NEW REWARD, 'COFFEE DATE WITH CAST OR CREW MEMBER'***
Now onto the project...
My name is Melisse Tokic. After dying momentarily during childbirth, I made the drastic life change of pursuing a career in filmmaking. This short film, Queer and Southern God is a Southern Gothic, biblical tale, set in rural Tennessee and full of the quirky characters that can only be found in the South.
The film is a fun ride that hopes to increase awareness between cultures, get a wider audience to start talking and addressing their own prejudices.
WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO
Our intention is to promote this short at film festivals in 2018 and obtain funding to adapt it into 13 episodes. The script, twists and turns, and cliffhangers are all there. We just need some money to finish what we started. We were recently accepted into the Nashville Film Festival, Los Angeles lndependent Filmmakers Showcase and The Miami Independent Film Festival, Monthly Edition!!
YOUR SUPPORT IS <3
We need your support in order to professionally pitch this short film as a pilot to:
- Apple TV
We want to compete in more film festivals! We have already had a great turnout at the first two we applied to, but it takes money to enter a film and travel to more.
To make this series a success we need more than 4 actors and a few locations. It takes money to hire professionals and get access to more diverse locations. We also need to compensate the crew so that everyone can pay their bills!
*BRAND NEW REWARD*
As our Kickstarter project hits the homestretch, we wanted to add a fun NEW REWARD in an effort to get to our STRETCH GOAL OF $5,000!
For only $200.00, you can have a COFFEE DATE WITH A CAST OR CREW MEMBER. Cast & Crew members available are listed below. Get yourself to Nashville, TN or Charlotte, NC and have coffee with the person you’d most like to meet. Maybe it’s just coffee, maybe it turns into lunch and an afternoon adventure. Romance is not implied or inferred, but who knows what’s written in the stars.
DISCLAIMERS: Backer must provide own travel and lodging to date location (Nashville or Charlotte). “Date” is paid for, but the reward does not include anything not listed within the description to the right.
AVAILABLE CAST & CREW MEMBERS:
- Adrian Hill - Star of QASG. They love to travel, live part time in Thailand and part time in NC. Will be moving to California soon, so meet them while you can - Location in Charlotte, NC
- Steve Voss - Steve did on-set sound for QASG. He is also in the band Tennis. He loves to gab. Talk about boom mics, double stick tape, lavs and Nada Surf - Location in Nashville, TN.
- Emerson Caddell - Emerson was AD of the film and is a film making savant. Get all your burning film making questions answered by an expert - Location in Nashville, TN.
- Ashley Boyd - Ashley did costume design/on-set photography. Ashley enjoys discussing art, fashion, thrifting, photography, healthy living and conspiracy theories - Location in Nashville, TN.
We're also hoping to license the right music needed to make this series fun to watch and a success. The music is essentially having an extra character. One of the most important characters since it is set in Tennessee.
This short film and upcoming series is important because it will bring ALL types of diversity to the media and increase a females point of view on issues.
The goal is to raise awareness in our society and bridge the gap between cultures (South, North, rural, urban, cis-gendered, transgendered, heterosexual, homosexual, religious, secular etc)..... by starting a dialogue between them. In part allowing a safe space to ask questions because there will be a show to focus their attention on.
I am committed to making sure the story remains wild, fun and sometimes uncomfortable to watch. There is nothing else out there like this. Your support could help make this a reality.
<3 Melisse Tokic
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Risks and challenges
It is a difficult challenge to get a television series picked up and many times a person needs to be well know to even gain access to the networks. But we are realistically optimistic about Queer and Southern God. We intend to use our Kickstarter funds to increase the fan base and bring this short film and written series to major production companies, studios and internet media.
Another challenge is that it takes time in pre-production to get to the actual filming and post-production of a project. The hope is to have a great festival run in 2018 and then start the full project process in 2019.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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