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MFB Productions and U ARe! Fashions, where stunning innovative fashion and brilliant creative film/book projects meet! Read more

Orlando, FL Fashion
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MFB Productions and U ARe! Fashions, where stunning innovative fashion and brilliant creative film/book projects meet!

Orlando, FL Fashion
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U ARe! Fashions started with an idea to create t-shirts. One day, about 3 years ago, I told Kenny rather dreamy,  “you know babe I would love to design a line of custom t-shirts for women that when they wear them, they feel so beautiful and confident." He said “then, I think you should do it.” I replied, "But I don’t know how to sew."  I will never forget the impact of the next two words he told me: "Well learn."  That moment was the start of an incredible development, not just of U ARe! Fashions clothing line, but of who I am as a person and my purpose to inspire women thru the platform of fashion.

U ARe! Fashions commercial: http://youtu.be/LXjGBUCJW1k

Bilingual U ARe! Fashions commercial: http://youtu.be/-63KOlWKTck

A good friend of mine who owns a boutique in Georgia, currently carries the line of hoodie dresses at her shop. Recently, en route to Georgia, wearing a hoodie dress, she was approached by a woman in the airport who complimented her appearance and mentioned how pretty she looked in her dress.  The woman was invited to the boutique and the very next day showed up and purchased two hoodie dresses.   Due to the high demand and response to the fashion line, we have partnered with a production company so that U ARe! Fashions can expand.  

U ARe! Fashions commercial  http://youtu.be/rQAEhSojcFM

Once we have inventory in stock, U ARe! Fashions will pitch to boutiques and retail establishments nationwide. We envision the line will really take off quickly and anticipate the need for assistance to further expand. We would love to find a few 2nd or 3rd year college students, fashion design majors, and offer them apprentice positions. The opportunity to offer a learning experience that has strong potential to develop into a career designing for U ARe! Fashions is a tremendous blessing and just one way in which we can give back. 

Being a professional IFPA figure competitor, another passion, I was encouraged by Kenny to make and design competition posing suits… and thus the birth of Center Stage Posing Suits presented by U ARe! Fashions.  We are on track to launch Center Stage Posing Suits in June 2013.

 And by the end of this year, the goal is to have a clothing line designed for young girls.  Amazingness is happening here! 

I recently resigned my full-time employment of 13 years to focus on the expansion of U ARe! Fashions.  Talk about a leap of faith!       Anissa

The foundation of MFB Productions (an acronym for My Father’s Business) was definitely a divine progression. It was a lifelong dream of mine to become an actor, I knew this since I was 5. I did not know when it would happen but the opportunity presented itself and I was ready. I resigned my fire fighting position and went all in. Shortly after the launch of my acting career, I realized I had many unleashed talents. Gifted to write, direct, produce and edit, I began developing my project portfolio.

With big ideas and limited resources, I had to be creative. I purchased whatever studio equipment I could afford in order to mastermind productions as if I had a full crew. I even converted our garage into a studio set. For one production, I unashamedly used multiple Flip video cameras and a hand-held to accomplish the task. You do what you have to do to make it work. I’m sure all artists can relate to that.

To date, I have written two fiction books, Turkey Bacon Brass Benevolence and Means To A Mend. I have written and produced two pilots, Odd Ducks and Turkey Bacon and a made for TV movie, Invisible Influence. I have also written a screenplay for a TV movie entitled, Interview with the Prince. With each completed project, I am inspired to do the next project better. At this point, “better” translates to industry standard camera equipment, an industrial set location, a full crew and resources in order to pay cast members.

When you have true passion and love for what you are doing, the level of determination intensifies every day. My immediate goal for MFB Productions is to produce the next two episodes of Odd Ducks and Turkey Bacon followed by Interview with the Prince later this year. There is no doubt I will accomplish the goals set forth for MFB Productions. Your pledge today will help expedite production and ensure high quality standards are met and delivered.

My overall vision is to grow MFB Productions into an establishment known industry wide for presenting quality with diversity, covering all genres from comedy to drama to spiritual. As the establishment grows as does the capability to offer opportunity to others.     Kenny 

To learn more about MFB Productions: http://youtu.be/PWToaScEn8U

ODD DUCKS PILOT EPISODE 1: http://youtu.be/Xy4jJ-GOXsU

Click to view our full presentation video: http://youtu.be/t-fgRu0sq2c

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Risks and challenges

Our endeavors are already underway. They are not going to happen, they are happening! Any business endeavor requires strategic planning and financial resources. This is our investment and personal funds are currently supporting the ventures. We are doing what we can in stages as income replenishes. The overall budget for expansion of MFB Productions and U ARe! Fashions is outlined at $110,000 and we are 100% dedicated to seeing the commitment thru. All funds raised will be utilized to accelerate expansion.

I have experience with production from the casting stage to editing stage. It will be a new experience to work with a full crew but I have been faced with challenges working solo (ie. weather conditions, lighting issues, absentee cast) and have been able to quickly develop a work around plan. So the biggest challenge, which isn't a challenge at all, is to create quality works for the world to enjoy. It takes the right people to achieve something great so building the right team will be key.

Keeping up with the many orders that we anticipate for U ARe! Fashions clothing is a desired challenge!

We are blessed and so excited about everything we are doing!! The plans are aligned and moving forward. We dare to dream big and hope you too can feel the excitement and passion behind what we are offering to the world. We thank you with heartfelt gratitude for sharing in our vision.

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    $5 reward

    1 backer

    For your $5 pledge, you will get a U ARe! Fashions logo rubber wristband and our heartfelt Thank you!

    Reward to ship immediately once campaign ends.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $15 reward

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    For your $15 pledge, we will send you a DVD copy of Invisible Influence (MFB Productions' made for TV movie) ...and our heartfelt Thank you! Reward to ship within 1-2 weeks once campaign ends.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $25 reward

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    For your pledge of $25, you will get a personalized copy of the Turkey Bacon Brass Benevolence book. This is a MFB Productions book project, which Kenny wrote based on Turkey Bacon, the dramedy pilot. Reward to ship within 1-2 weeks once campaign ends.

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    $50 reward

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    As a thank you for your $50 pledge, we will send you a personalized book copy of Means to A Mend and a graphic t-shirt designed by MFB Productions. Yes, we designed the graphic! Reward to ship within 1-2 weeks once campaign ends.

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    $100 reward

    4 backers

    You see the vision! How exciting!!! For your pledge of $100, you will get one (1) U ARe! fashions hoodie dress and a DVD copy of Invisible Influence. We anticipate having garment inventory on hand mid-late May 2013. We will keep you updated on shipping!

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $200 reward

    1 backer

    Your support is amazing! Thank you!! You will get one (1) U ARe! Fashions hoodie dress, a graphic T-shirt and a personalized book copy of Turkey Bacon Brass Benevolence. We can ship the T-shirt and book 1-2 weeks post campaign and the dress once we have stock.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $500 reward

    0 backers

    You feel the movement, this is a true blessing. Thank you!! You will get one (1) U ARe! Fashions hoodie dress, a graphic T-shirt, a personalized book copy of Turkey Bacon Brass Benevolence and a personalized book copy of Means To A Mend. We can ship the T-shirt and books 1-2 weeks post campaign and the dress once we have stock.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    $750 reward

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    Wow!! We are overwhelmed by your generous pledge. Thank you!! You will get 2 (two) U ARe! Fashions hoodie dresses, a graphic T-shirt, a personalized book copy of Turkey Bacon Brass Benevolence and a personalized book copy of Means To A Mend. We can ship the T-shirt and books 1-2 weeks post campaign and the dresses once we have stock.

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    $1,000 reward

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    You believe in our dream! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You will get 3 (three) U ARe! Fashions hoodie dresses, a graphic T-shirt, a DVD copy of Invisible Influence, a personalized book copy of Turkey Bacon Brass Benevolence and a personalized book copy of Means To A Mend. We can ship the DVD, T-shirt and books 1-2 weeks post campaign and the dresses once we have stock.

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    We want you on set of the next MFB Productions film project! For your most generous pledge, we invite you to be a guest on location and/or a featured extra. Domestic airfare and hotel accommodations for 2 nights are included in the reward amount. In addition, you will get 1 (one) U ARe! Fashions hoodie dresses, a graphic T-shirt and a personalized book copy of Turkey Bacon Brass Benevolence. We can ship the T-shirt and book 1-2 weeks post campaign and the dress once we have stock. You will be updated regarding production of the next project.

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Funding period

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