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A coming-of-age short film about a teenage girl looking for an escape, only to find another unexpected alternative.
A coming-of-age short film about a teenage girl looking for an escape, only to find another unexpected alternative.
23 backers pledged $2,380 to help bring this project to life.

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SUMMARY: Jane Shankly lives a less-than-perfect life dealing with an alcoholic father and a constant need to escape. When she finds out about a school trip to Paris, things start to change for her, and after multiple turns of events (including the appearance of a super-influenza virus that sweeps through the world), Jane finds out what she's really been trying to escape. It's a coming-of-age story with tear-jerkers and laughs throughout, and we (director, cast, and crew) think you will very much enjoy it.

"What's in it for me?" Good question indeed. I (Siena Schickel) have been working on the screenplay for this movie for several months now, and am still in the editing process to make this movie as well thought-out as it can be. Unfortunately, being in high school with a part-time job does not give me or the rest of the cast/crew much cash to use for a project. We're not asking for much, and what we're hoping for will pay for the majority of the production costs.

I am honored to present to you a cast and crew that have specialized in their fields for at least a good portion of their lifetimes, and a general feeling of excitement that we share for this project. The crew includes musical composer Eric Crossen, who is currently the owner of the project since he is the only member legally able to make an account because of his age. 

"Where is my money going?" Another very good question! Here's what we need to make this project work:

~Camcorder with microphone capabilities (notice quality of video above)

~Camera Equipment (we're hand-making all of these to save money)

~Video Editing Software

~Sets/Costumes/Makeup/etc.

We very sincerely hope that you can contribute to our project, and don't forget you can get awesome rewards as well! (see right of this page)

Every dollar, good thought, or smile will help :)

Any questions? Email us on our new email, film.storyteller@gmail.com

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    For this, you will get a wonderful free track from the original soundtrack by composer Eric Crossen and all of the above.

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    For this very honorable pledge, you will receive a signed poster of the movie, signed by the director and cast/crew and all of the above.

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    Free copy of the DVD with SPECIAL FEATURES!! (this includes bloopers, interviews, etc.)...and all of the above.

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    Chat with us on Skype! Free chat with the director and one other member of the cast/crew and all of the above (minus the limited prizes)

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    For this wonderful pledge, we will send you a signed copy of the screenplay, complete with all of the above (minus the limited prizes)

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