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Two teens are forced to hide an unintended pregnancy in a society where heterosexuals are persecuted and abortion is forbidden.

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UPDATE: WE'VE REACHED OUR GOAL! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PLEDGED OR HELPED US SPREAD THE WORD! PLEASE HELP US BUILD ON THIS SUCCESS IN OUR LAST FEW DAYS. AND DON'T FORGET TO "LIKE" PINK MOON ON FACEBOOK FOR UPDATES.

Praise for writer-director Sal Bardo's films:

"[A] resolutely humanistic approach that leaves an impression not easily forgotten" - Interview Magazine

"[A] subtle, moving film" - The Huffington Post

"[T]he best of what short films should be; thought-provoking, eye-opening and reflective of the community we live in." - The Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts

ABOUT PINK MOON

In a society where heterosexuality is persecuted and procreation is tightly controlled, two teens are forced to hide an unintended pregnancy before their forbidden romance is exposed.

Written and directed by Sal Bardo, Pink Moon is a precursor/companion piece to a feature-length screenplay, which was a finalist in the CineStory Screenwriting Competition (2013) and Final Draft's Big Break Screenwriting Contest (2013).

ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

Over the last three years, writer-director Sal Bardo's films have screened at nearly 50 film festivals in 10 countries. In 2011, he won the Audience Award for Best First Time Filmmaker at Reel Affirmations: Washington D.C.'s International LGBT Film Festival for his short film Requited, which made its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival and is now being distributed on DVD and VOD by Guest House Films. Sal's second film, Sam, tackles gender identity and bullying, while his third project, Chaser, confronts the issue of HIV/AIDS in the gay community. Both shorts screened at film festivals around the world in 2013. www.salbardo.com

Associate Producer Brandon Tyler Harris (who will also star in the film) has appeared on The Big C, Smash, and Law & Order: SVU

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Making a movie takes a village. And we need your help! Your pledge will be used to pay for the costs of the following:

  • Casting
  • Equipment rental
  • Insurance
  • Cast & crew
  • Wardrobe and set design
  • Location fees
  • Food for the cast & crew
  • Transportation
  • Post-production (editing, sound design, score)
  • Film festival submissions
  • & much more!

THE REWARDS

All of the rewards are listed in the right column of this page, but here are some more details:

In addition to receiving original desktop or iPhone wallpaper, a private link to watch the film before anyone else, a "Thank You" credit in the film, and two tickets to the New York premiere screening of the film, the first 25 people to pledge $150 or more will receive an autographed copy of the BLUE BRIEFS DVD collection (courtesy of Guest House Films), featuring Sal Bardo's first short film, Requited, starring Christopher Schram (that's him on the cover!) and Max Rhyser:

Courtesy of Guest House Films
Courtesy of Guest House Films

The first three people to pledge $250 will receive all of the above plus a free portrait photo session in New York City with Sasha Maslov, the talented photographer who took the Pink Moon stills! See his work below:

Photos: Sasha Maslov
Photos: Sasha Maslov

Pledge $500 or more and receive all of the above (except for the photo shoot) and spend a day on set as a background actor in a scene in the film!

Pledge $750 and receive all of the above (except for the photo shoot) and choose one of two featured roles with one line of dialogue in the film each:

  • SARAH is a 16-year-old high school student who reads a homework assignment to her class.
  • JAMIE is an adult male or female nurse who has a short scene in a hospital.

Pledge $1,000 or more and receive some of the above and an Associate Producer credit and an autographed copy of the script!

Pledge $2,500 or more and receive some of the above and an Executive Producer credit and an opportunity to sit in on a production meeting!

Please help us tell this important story!

Risks and challenges

The producers have worked on many successful projects and know what it takes to bring a film to fruition. However, there are always obstacles. We pledge to complete this film to the best of our ability and will keep our backers apprised at every turn. Important updates will be posted to this page, and we encourage you to follow us on Facebook, where we'll be posting news about the film every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns about the film, your pledge, or anything else, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We want to hear from you!

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    Thank you! Receive instant behind-the-scenes updates and news about the status of the project!

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    17 backers

    Receive original "Pink Moon" desktop or iPhone wallpaper featuring an image from the film, and all of the above!

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    35 backers

    Receive a private online link to watch the film before anyone else, and all of the above!

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    36 backers

    Receive a "Thank You" credit in the film, and all of the above!

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    Receive a rough cut of the film and give us your feedback during the editing process, OR receive a copy of the script and give us your feedback before we shoot the film, and all of the above!

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    3 backers

    Receive one (1) ticket to a private screening of the film with reception in New York City, and all of the above! (Transportation and accommodations not included.)

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    12 backers

    Receive two (2) tickets to a private screening of the film with reception in New York City, and all of the above! (Transportation and accommodations not included.)

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    4 backers Limited (6 left of 10)

    Receive an autographed copy of the DVD collection "Blue Briefs," featuring "Requited," directed by Sal Bardo, and all of the above!

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    Receive a portrait photo shoot with Sasha Maslov, the photographer who took the promotional photos for the film, in New York City, and all of the above! (Transportation and accommodations not included.)

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    Receive an 8x10 autographed "Pink Moon" print, and all of the above! (Transportation and accommodations not included.)

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    3 backers

    Receive a background role in the film, and all of the above except for the photo shoot. (Transportation and accommodations not included.)

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    1 backer All gone!

    Receive a featured speaking role in the film (available to one adult male or female ONLY), and all of the above except for the photo shoot. (Transportation and accommodations not included.)

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Receive a featured speaking role in the film (available to one young female under 25 who can pass for a teen ONLY), and all of the above except for the photo shoot. (Transportation and accommodations not included.)

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    3 backers

    Receive an Associate Producer credit in the film, an autographed copy of the script, and all of the above except for the photo shoot.

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    0 backers

    Receive an Executive Producer credit in the film, sit in on a production meeting in New York City, and all of the above except featured roles. (Transportation and accommodations not included.)

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