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A documentary featuring women of different ages sharing their experiences while looking for love in New York. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on March 17, 2014.

A documentary featuring women of different ages sharing their experiences while looking for love in New York.

About this project

What We Are Creating

This film explores dating similarities and differences by women from various age groups (20 to 60+). Their stories provide insight into modern urban women's perspectives, expectations and challenges and the unique benefits and hurdles that New York presents. Plus, it's just fun to hear dating horror stories and there are plenty of those!  In addition, we will cover women who choose not to date and why this is the best decision for them.

Why We Are Passionate About This Project

Oftentimes the women presented on singles shows in the media are portrayed as rather one-dimensional and single-minded.  Women are complex and beautiful in all ages and shapes and sizes and we want portray them in a realistic manner.

Where We Are At

I have self-funded four principal days of shooting of several insightful interviews with some fabulous ladies.  We're off to a great start!

What We Still Need To Do

There are only so many hours in a day (and like most independent filmmakers, I also have a full-time job), so this funding will help to buy more hours by enlisting the help of experts, like this amazing crew who already donated lots of extra time and equipment to help make what we've currently assembled happen.

Director of Photography- Svetlana Cvetco, Director/Producer-Michelle Ortega, Gaffer- Chris Turiello, Audio Operator- David Tews
Director of Photography- Svetlana Cvetco, Director/Producer-Michelle Ortega, Gaffer- Chris Turiello, Audio Operator- David Tews
Audio Operator- Heather Duthie, Gaffer- Chris Turiello, DP-Norm Magnuson, Producer/Director-Michelle Ortega
Audio Operator- Heather Duthie, Gaffer- Chris Turiello, DP-Norm Magnuson, Producer/Director-Michelle Ortega

There are some more key interviews we need to shoot that are essential to the film: women over 60 in age; more diversity in ethnicities of subjects; single men; and the LGBT community perspective.

Audio Operator- David Tews, Producer/Director- Michelle Ortega, Single Lady- Liza Horan, Director of Photography- Svetlana Cvetco
Audio Operator- David Tews, Producer/Director- Michelle Ortega, Single Lady- Liza Horan, Director of Photography- Svetlana Cvetco
Dating Expert- Charreah Jackson
Dating Expert- Charreah Jackson

Additionally, the film will reveal some great dating do's and don'ts and provides insight as to what women are looking for in relationships. 

Director of Photography- Norm Magnuson, Gaffer- Chris Turiello and Single Lady- Julie Renwick
Director of Photography- Norm Magnuson, Gaffer- Chris Turiello and Single Lady- Julie Renwick

Where Your Money Will Go:

$5,000- Four more days of shooting with key interview subjects listed above

$10,000- Editing

$2,500- Kickstarter reward designations

$2,000- Graphics Animation and Archival footage usage

$3,000- Music Licensing and E&O Insurance 

$2,500- Marketing and Film Festival submissions

Jessica Washick and DP Sveltlana Cvetco
Jessica Washick and DP Sveltlana Cvetco

Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

I have been a video producer for twenty years now and I can guarantee you that I always complete my projects on budget and deadline, no matter what hurdles come my way. When this film is funded, within the year, you will see a finished, professional and heartwarming film that you helped to create by lending your support.

The main challenge I see is in the promotion of the film. I would like to utilize social media and PR experts to help me see that important aspect through to completion. I think the topic lends itself to many creative promotional and sponsorship opportunities. I would like to create enough buzz so that in the future I can expand this to include other cities for a more global perspective on the topic of being single.

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    FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS: Digital copy of film and "Thank You" credit on website.

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    SWEETIE: All of the above and ten "The Single Ladies of NY" postcards.

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    RENDEZVOUS: All of the above and an 18x24 "The Single Ladies of NY" poster signed by cast/crew. If you'd rather have the poster without signatures- that's fine too! We're all about open communication. ; )

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    HOTTIE PATOTTIE: A DVD of the film, "Thank You" credit on website, and The Single Ladies of NY t-shirt or I love the Singles Ladies of NY t-shirt.

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    THE TOTAL PACKAGE: All of the above and invitation for one to the premiere of the film in NY.

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    DREAMBOAT: "THE TOTAL PACKAGE"+ Special "thanks" to yourself, product, or business on our Twitter, YouTube and Facebook pages and invitation for two to the premiere of the film in NY.

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    LADIES WHO LUNCH: Get everything listed below and your own personal "The Single Ladies of NY" movie. We'll add our logo on the top, use our music and edit together video footage or photos you send us of you and your friends into a 2-3 minute video that you can post on FB or YouTube.

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    SATC: All of the above + Associate Producer credit in the film and PERSONAL SCREENING OF THE FILM + Q&A WITH THE FILMMAKER. Invite up to ten of your friends. NYC or SF locations.

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    The Real Deal: Do you have a business (restaurant/clothing line/nail salon etc) that caters to women? Hip Chicks Flicks will come to your business, get some sexy looking video shots of what you do, add some upbeat music and a voice over stinger about your business and cut it down to a minute and 1/2 video to post on your website. This is a high value package from a video producer with 20 years of experience making high profile viral videos for the web. Limited to NY and SF locations.

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    SOUL MATE: "THE REAL DEAL" + Executive Producer Credit and personal video message produced for you by Hip Chicks Flicks. Do you have a short message you want to send to a loved one (birthday, anniversary, thinking of you etc?) Why not do a read to camera shot with a nice camera and flattering lighting for a personal touch or create a video personals ad!

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Funding period

- (40 days)