About this project
Hello, Kickstarter Community!
We are so excited to be here to raise funds for the production of Hold Still, the movie. Hold Still is my first novel, published by Dutton Books in 2009. Last winter, I began adapting the story for the screen, a project that Amanda Krampf (Director), Kristyn Stroble (Cinematographer) and I have been dreaming about since 2009 when we made the book trailer.
An idea, sparked over dinner on a Friday night--that we make this film ourselves instead of approaching producers--has blossomed into a brilliant cast of emerging and established actors and a behind-the-scenes team of professional artists all dedicated to pouring their energy, hearts, and time into this project.
But we need a little help, and this is where you come in. We need to raise at least $17,000 to cover production costs. The money will allow us to hire a skilled production sound mixer and a boom operator; rent lighting equipment and supplemental camera equipment; build sets; and feed our cast and crew. To thank you, we have put together a collection of gifts that showcase the generosity of our team.
We'll post updates frequently with extended cast interviews and announcements when we have exciting developments to share, so we hope you'll drop by from time to time!
All my best,
About the Book
How does your life move forward when all you want to do is hold still?
- Northern California Book Award for Children's Literature
- William C. Morris Honor Book
- ALA Best Book for Young Adults
- Winter 2009-2010 Kid's Indie Next List Pick
- Publisher Weekly Flying Starts Author
- Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books of 2009
- Junior Library Guild selection
- 2011 TAYSHA list selection
LaCour makes an impressive debut with an emotionally charged young adult novel about friendship and loss. –Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A smart voice, an engrossing story, and genuine emotion. –Kirkus Reviews
A beautifully written, gently moving account of a long goodbye that will resonate with anyone who has ever had to let go before they were ready. –Sara Zarr
Hold Still may be the truest depiction of the aching, gaping hole left in the wake of a suicide that I’ve ever read. But it’s anything but depressing and gloomy—it’s also about the tender shoots of new relationships that grow unexpectedly out of tragedy. A haunting and hopeful book about loss, love, and redemption. –Gayle Forman
Beautiful, poetic, and honest, Hold Still breaks your heart and puts it back together again. –Elizabeth Scott
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