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Ravel is a short, silent film about a girl and a boy. OH! and a ball of yarn.

WE MADE OUR GOAL! THANK YOU!

With your help we've raised enough money to make this film! Production is funded, and Ravel can come to life. 

Any donations over our goal would be greatly appreciated and well allocated, if you're interested in this film and its possibilities. Funds will go toward a higher production value and more exposure once we're finished filming.  Here's what we mean:

Hiring live musicians for the original score (Midi is good, but live is amazing)

The ability to compensate my cast and crew, since they're taking time from their regular jobs to help make this film

Festival fees are $35-50 a pop! Every leftover cent will go toward sending this film to festivals all over the country.  Maybe it'll end up in your town!

ravel |ˈravəl|
verb
1 untangle or unravel something
2 confuse or complicate

noun, rare
1 a tangle, cluster, or knot                                                                                    
2 a sweet new film I'm bringing to life!

You've probably heard the story before: girl meets boy, girl likes boy, girl knits boy a hat, and then... wait, you don't know this one? Oh! Well, that's why we're making this film! 

Set in Central Park and filled with color, play, and an entrancing musical score, this silent film follows a dancing ball of yarn that brings two people together.  It's short, sweet, and as cozy as a homemade sweater.

We're assembling a brilliant cast and crew filled with people who feel passionately about the project.

Your greatly appreciated donations will go to the financing side of making this vision possible.  Contributions will pay for equipment rentals, location permits, insurance, food and transportation for our team, props and costumes, hair and makeup, post-production costs, mixing and mastering the score, distributing (and crafting!) your rewards, and CGI for the giant robot fight scene at the end of Scene 5.  (Giant robot fight scene may be cut due to lack of funds.) Anything we can save will be used to pay festival fees come the fall.  And by then your heads will be very warm. Did I mention I'll knit you a hat?

Oh, and how many times did you spot Lucky Chicken? 

Hint 1: He likes to hide in yarn...

Hint 2: The answer is four! Good luck!

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    You are wonderful! Thank you for supporting this dream.

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    Our endless gratitude, and a hand-written thank you note from Director Sabina Beachdell

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    A hand-written thank you note + a copy of the finished DVD + a hand-made braided scrap yarn bookmark

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    A hand-written thank you note + a copy of the finished DVD + a CD of the original film score + a hand-made braided scrap yarn bookmark

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    All of the above + an invitation to a knitting afternoon in the park! We'll play games and enjoy the sunshine. And if you bring yarn and needles, I'll teach you how to knit! (Will be held in the NYC area)

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    All of the above + a hand-knit tiny stuffed creature! They're really cute! Choose from an elephant, a monkey, a chicken, a dinosaur, an alien, a fish, a pear, or a volcano!

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    All of the above + a hand-made hat! You pick the color!

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    All of the above + an invitation to a series of one hour knitting lessons over three weekends. I'll provide your yarn (my favorite, it's 100% merino wool) and the needles for you to make a scarf, a hat, and mittens! (Lessons will be at a set location in the NYC area)

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    All of the above + a Co-Producer credit in the film

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    All of the above + a cowl (or a scarf or a shawlette!) and mittens to match your hat, hand-knit by me. You pick the color, and even the design!

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    Wow! Thank you! You must really dig this film! You get all the cool stuff so far + a private screening of the film with the Director and the Composer upon completion. (Within the NYC area, or the next time we're in your town!)

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