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A "Queer Soap Opera" and hopefully a series that's set in rural Tennessee.
A "Queer Soap Opera" and hopefully a series that's set in rural Tennessee.
70 backers pledged $5,177 to help bring this project to life.

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HELLO FRIENDS!

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. 

Queer and Southern God credits
Queer and Southern God credits

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:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Amazon
  • Apple TV
  • HBO
  • Showtime 
  • Ion

GOALS

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.

MUSIC GOALS

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.

IN CLOSING 

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.

THANK YOU. 

<3 Melisse Tokic

Q+SG Facebook - facebook.com/queerandsoutherngod

Q+SG Instagram - instagram.com/queerandsoutherngod

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.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Trailer Package

    Get a digital download of the Queer and Southern God trailer, along with a thank you video from members of the Q+SG team. Plus jam out to an exclusive playlist of Spotify songs that inspired the film project.

    This reward bundle includes everything listed below:

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Trailer
    • Thank You Video w/Producer Schuyler Howie Getting Hit w/an Egg
    • Spotify Private Playlist Link
    • All Updates & Bonus Stuff Melisse might include
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    Digital Film Package

    Get your own full digital copy of Queer and Southern God, along with a special sticker and digital photo album with notes from the set that includes over 500 photos.

    This reward bundle includes everything listed below:

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Short Film
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Trailer
    • Q+SG Sticker
    • Notes from the Set & Digital Photo Album
    • Thank You Video w/Producer Schuyler Howie Getting Hit w/an Egg
    • Spotify Private Playlist Link
    • All Updates & Bonus Stuff Melisse might include
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    T-Shirt Package

    An exclusive, lux Q+SG T-Shirt design can be yours in the size of your choice, along with a copy of the film, a collectable 11x17 movie poster, and much more!

    This reward bundle includes everything listed below:

    Includes:
    • Q+SG T-Shirt (Your Choice of Size)
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Short Film
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Trailer
    • Q+SG Movie Poster [11x17]
    • Q+SG Sticker
    • Notes from the Set & Digital Photo Album
    • Thank You Video w/Producer Schuyler Howie Getting Hit w/an Egg
    • Spotify Private Playlist Link
    • All Updates & Bonus Stuff Melisse might include
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    Your Name In Lights Package

    A huge package of Queer and Southern God goods, including YOUR NAME listed in the credits of the film!

    This reward bundle includes everything listed below:

    Includes:
    • Your Name Listed in the End Credits of Q+SG
    • Q+SG T-Shirt (Your Choice of Size)
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Short Film
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Trailer
    • Q+SG Movie Poster [11x17]
    • Q+SG Sticker
    • Notes from the Set & Digital Photo Album
    • Thank You Video w/Producer Schuyler Howie Getting Hit w/an Egg
    • Spotify Private Playlist Link
    • All Updates & Bonus Stuff Melisse might include
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    The Ultimate Q+SG Collection

    Get the film, the shirt, your name in the credits, PLUS an AUTOGRAPHED 11 x 17 movie poster of most of the cast & crew, and more!

    This reward bundle includes everything listed below:

    Includes:
    • Your Name Listed in the End Credits of Q+SG
    • Q+SG T-Shirt (Your Choice of Size)
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Short Film
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Trailer
    • AUTOGRAPHED Q+SG Movie Poster [11 x 17]
    • Q+SG Sticker
    • Notes from the Set & Digital Photo Album
    • Thank You Video w/Producer Schuyler Howie Getting Hit w/an Egg
    • Spotify Private Playlist Link
    • All Updates & Bonus Stuff Melisse might include
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    AUTOGRAPHED Film Festival Poster [20x40]

    You will get your pick of the giant poster [20x40] used for The Nashville Film Festival or The Los Angeles Independent Filmmakers Showcase. Multiple cast members and crew will sign it. You'll also get the film, a shirt, your name in the credits, the whole shebang.

    This reward bundle includes everything listed below:

    Includes:
    • Your Choice of Large AUTOGRAPHED Q+SG Movie Poster [20x40]
    • Your Name Listed in the End Credits of Q+SG
    • Q+SG T-Shirt (Your Choice of Size)
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Short Film
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Trailer
    • AUTOGRAPHED Q+SG Movie Poster [11 x 17]
    • Q+SG Sticker
    • Notes from the Set & Digital Photo Album
    • Thank You Video w/Producer Schuyler Howie Getting Hit w/an Egg
    • Spotify Private Playlist Link
    • All Updates & Bonus Stuff Melisse might include
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    Coffee Date with a Cast OR Crew Member

    Get yourself to Nashville, TN or Charlotte, NC and have coffee with the person from Q+SG 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.

    Reward includes choice of coffee date with:

    -Adrian Hill
    -Steve Voss
    -Emerson Caddell
    -Ashley Boyd

    More info at left in project description.

    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 below.

    This reward bundle includes everything listed below:

    Includes:
    • Coffee Date w/Choice of Cast OR Crew Member
    • Your Name Listed in the End Credits of Q+SG
    • Q+SG T-Shirt (Your Choice of Size)
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Short Film
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Trailer
    • AUTOGRAPHED Q+SG Movie Poster [11 x 17]
    • Q+SG Sticker
    • Notes from the Set & Digital Photo Album
    • Thank You Video w/Producer Schuyler Howie Getting Hit w/an Egg
    • Spotify Private Playlist Link
    • All Updates & Bonus Stuff Melisse might include
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    PRO Feedback OR Photo Shoot w/Stylist

    Melisse Tokic, Emerson Caddell, and Solar Cabin will offer YOUR CHOICE of written/in person feedback on any one of your scripts or projects OR you can choose a professional photo shoot package with Schuyler Howie that includes a stylist Ashley Boyd. You still get the film, the shirt, and the works.

    This reward bundle includes everything listed below:

    Includes:
    • CHOICE of Profesh Script/Proj. Feedback OR Photo Shoot w/Stylist
    • Your Name Listed in the End Credits of Q+SG
    • Q+SG T-Shirt (Your Choice of Size)
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Short Film
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Trailer
    • AUTOGRAPHED Q+SG Movie Poster [11 x 17]
    • Q+SG Sticker
    • Notes from the Set & Digital Photo Album
    • Thank You Video w/Producer Schuyler Howie Getting Hit w/an Egg
    • Spotify Private Playlist Link
    • All Updates & Bonus Stuff Melisse might include
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    AP Credit OR Walk On Role in Q+SG

    This package includes YOUR CHOICE of an Associate Producer Credit in series with IMDB credit OR a Walk On Role in a future Q+SG project (if series is picked up). Plus you get the film, the shirt, the AUTOGRAPHED posters, and MORE, like your name printed on the actual movie poster!

    This reward bundle includes everything listed below:

    Includes:
    • CHOICE of Associate Producer Credit OR Walk On Role in next Q+SG
    • Your Name Printed in the Poster Credits
    • Your Choice of Large AUTOGRAPHED Q+SG Movie Poster [20x40]
    • Your Name Listed in the End Credits of Q+SG
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Short Film
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Trailer
    • Q+SG T-Shirt (Your Choice of Size)
    • AUTOGRAPHED Q+SG Movie Poster [11 x 17]
    • Q+SG Sticker
    • Thank You Video w/Producer Schuyler Howie Getting Hit w/an Egg
    • Notes from the Set & Digital Photo Album
    • Spotify Private Playlist Link
    • All Updates & Bonus Stuff Melisse might include
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    Executive Producer Credit

    The pinnacle of support for Queer and Southern God. Back this level and get an Executive Producer Credit in the series and on IMDB. PLUS, we'll allow your creative input on the series. We'll also give you a walk on role in the next Q+SG installment (if picked up), plus the film, shirt, playlist, the whole enchilada.

    This reward bundle includes everything listed below:

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer Credit on Q+SG
    • Creative Input on Q+SG Series
    • Walk On Role in Next Q+SG Project (If Series is Picked Up)
    • Your Name Printed in the Poster Credits
    • Your Choice of Large AUTOGRAPHED Q+SG Movie Poster [20x40]
    • Your Name Listed in the End Credits of Q+SG
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Short Film
    • Digital Download of Q+SG Trailer
    • Q+SG T-Shirt (Your Choice of Size)
    • AUTOGRAPHED Q+SG Movie Poster [11 x 17]
    • Q+SG Sticker
    • Notes from the Set & Digital Photo Album
    • Thank You Video w/Producer Schuyler Howie Getting Hit w/an Egg
    • Spotify Private Playlist Link
    • All Updates & Bonus Stuff Melisse might include
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Funding period

- (30 days)