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$5,315
pledged of 55.000 $pledged of 55.000 $ goal
47
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 12 2016 3:22 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Ice Bucket Challenge raised recognition and funds for ALS, but few still understand the gruesome disease. That’s why we want to make an ALS movie from the patients' perspective to help you understand what it’s like to live with ALS and why a cure must be found. Soon. 

The film will feature several patients’ stories of hope, determination and optimism. These stories will be told in the patients’ own words at different stages of the disease. We will also have doctor interviews to further explain ALS. The money we raise through this crowdfunding will be used for camera rentals, editing, travel expenses, gas, post-production work, music and the occasional beer when it all gets to be too much. 

Once completed, the film will live on its own website, giving viewers a chance to make donations to ALS charities. All of the money raised by the film will be donated to ALS charities and research.

Risks and challenges

Some of the unexpected risks/challenges center around the patients themselves; not being able to film them fast enough or their disease progresses too quickly or aggressively. ALS is a tricky, unpredictable disease, and it’s possible some will die while we’re making this movie. If that’s the case, we will tell their story using more visuals, with stories provided by the family. We will need to shoot more patients than we will use. Additional challenges may also include not being able to film people if they’re having a bad day and we may need to go back with a smaller crew. Melissa and I are very involved in the advertising and film network in Boston. With our combined 18-years of experience creating TV commercials, we're confident we'll be able to work around all of these possible situations. We also have several connections within the ALS community.

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