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FATHER'S DAY: A dramedy about trying to patch foxholes with band-aids.
FATHER'S DAY: A dramedy about trying to patch foxholes with band-aids.
128 backers pledged $8,239 to help bring this project to life.

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ONE WEEK (OR LESS) TO GO! 

I know I would have one shot to use this tool to ask my friends and family for funds to support a personal project. THE TIME HAS COME! I've written many short (and not so short) scripts and I have chosen Father's Day for my kickstarter project. This script is a lot like me, short and powerful.  

BIG NEWS: JJ Abrams donated a signed Star Trek: Into Darkness poster. For every $20 donated, I will place your name in a hat. Oct. 11 we pick a winner. I will email for shipping information!  Good Luck! Tell your friends. 

I compiled some FAQ for my friends and family. See below! The FAQ are broken down so that everyone from my most knowledgeable indie filmmaker friend to my lovely Aunt Susan can understand what all goes into making a professional short film. (Hi Aunt Sue!)

I will put each and every backer's name in the credits of course! Other than that I'm not sure what else you would like? A t-shirt? I would have to host another kickstarter to afford that, but I guess if enough people want t-shirts just make a note of that when you donate and tack on $15.00, cool? Joking aside, I will be immensely grateful for anything you can contribute. $5 or $1000 or A MILLION DOLLARS. I don't know what to expect really, but every penny will help! Don't think of it as begging for money, think of it as Starbucks! That's what they say, right? 

Emily Towers - Writer and Director

This is Emily directing a short for Upright Citizen's Brigade.
This is Emily directing a short for Upright Citizen's Brigade.

Shannon Riggs - Producer

This is Shannon producing.
This is Shannon producing.

Meet Shannon Riggs, Father's Day producer.  Shannon is an indie film producer. Shannon and I met on the set of Super 8.  She has helped me develop my storytelling voice over the years and now we are finally going to collaborate for this project.  Shannon is incredibly talented and a wonderful friend.  I could not be more excited to work with her. 

Chloe Dahl - Associate Producer

This is Chloe shooting on a plane.
This is Chloe shooting on a plane.

Chloe Dahl is a Los Angeles filmmaker and producer.  We met working for Bad Robot Productions in Santa Monica.  Chloe is a close friend and a talented artist herself.  She read FATHER'S DAY and leaped at the chance to help produce the project.  Chloe will be running our offices in LA, London, and Martha's Vineyard. 

We will continue to update the kickstarter as we sign on crew and actors!  The better our kickstarter does, the more ammunition we have to go after the talent and department heads we want. 

My hope is from this, somehow, someday, someone (or a studio) will believe in my abilities and I won't have to bother you ever again. Thank you! Thank you! THANK YOU!

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    A day of good karma. You obviously have a great relationship with your dad! Your name will be in our credits.

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    Good karma for a whole week! Maybe dad forgot a birthday or two? Your name will be in our credits.

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    One calendar year of good karma!! You can brag to your dad about your donation when you see him at Christmas. You and your father's name will be in our credits.

    We'll send you a finished DVD of the film.

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    A wise monk once said, "No one can guarantee a lifetime of good karma." HOWEVER, you will receive the universal maximum. You won't be able to get rid of me. We will put whatever you want in the credits.

    We'll send you a finished DVD of the film.

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    If you have $500 to give to me - there is little I could offer that you don't already have. Your father must be proud. Your name will be in CAPS in the credits.

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