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Namaste is about a young man who overcomes traumatic brain injury, complete hearing loss and triumphs in the music world.
Namaste is about a young man who overcomes traumatic brain injury, complete hearing loss and triumphs in the music world.
128 backers pledged $26,042 to help bring this project to life.

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We are passionate and dedicated filmmakers looking to raise funding to make a truly inspirational and motivational SAG independent feature film about overcoming some of the greatest obstacles life can deliver.

Inspired by true events, Namaste is an important, inspirational drama / romance about a young man’s experience surviving traumatic brain injury and deafness. He fights to overcome the obstacles he must face on his journey towards triumphant success in the music world. Ultimately, this film proves that anything is possible when you believe in yourself and when you learn to hear with your heart. Namaste shares deep raw emotion and genuinely depicts human triumph, while at the same time educates the world and increases awareness about traumatic brain injury and hearing loss!

Please help us to help inspire people to overcome limitations and fight to make their dreams come true, by pledging anything you can to the film Namaste

We plan to budget our monies from Kickstarter and other outside sources extremely wisely to produce the highest quality independent film possible. How? By using top quality crew, named talent and a superior post production crew. This is a story that we strongly feel needs to be told! We are thrilled to be using Kickstarter as a jumping off point on this amazing journey of making Namaste a reality, and we thank you in advance for your help! We plan to use the Kickstarter money for pre-production costs.

Please ask any questions you may have and we will do everything in our power to give you acceptable answers that will help you to easily make the decision to donate anything you can to help us tell this story. We have answers to several FAQs below.

Any pledges given to help this project get off the ground will be momentously appreciated. Pledging money to help fund this film will be your gift to us. How we make a difference in the world by telling our story on the screen, will be our gift back the world. Thank you most sincerely!

You can also visit us at www.NamasteTheMovie.com.

Please also "like" our brand new Namaste the Movie fan page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Namaste-the-Movie/143417822438150.

This film is for my nieces, Taylor Lee and Lina Ella:
May you always live your dreams, reach for the stars and create the unimaginable! Namaste!

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FAQ’s

Who Are We?

Chase Films, LLC is a limited liability production company whose mission is to produce motion pictures that help increase public awareness about important causes. We do this by sharing moralistic, inspirational and motivational messages, educating, sharing stories based on true events, bringing strong characters to the screen, while refreshing the true spirit of filmmaking through sincere, honest and great story-telling.

What Are We Doing?

We are moving past the traditional ways of funding films. We are looking to involve the public (yes, wonderful and generous people like you, who want to help make a difference in our world) in raising the funding to make this film. Namaste is a truly inspirational and motivational story that we feel needs to be told. We are trying to make a huge difference by increasing deaf awareness in the most respectful way through Namaste. We also want to spread the message to all, that people should not put limitations on themselves or give up on their dreams for any reason.

What Do We Plan On Doing With The Money You Pledge?

We plan to budget every single dollar of the funding we receive extremely wisely to produce the highest quality independent film possible. We will be using named actors for two of our leading roles and an experienced, top quality crew. We have to wait for funding to be delivered before we can make offers to actors; however, we will make those names available as soon as we get commitments. We will also use funding for top quality post production and marketing. An American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter will be hired to be on set working with the actors for the entire shoot.

However, to get all this done, we are counting on the kindness and generosity of people like YOU! Any pledges given to help this project get off the ground will be momentously appreciated!

Why Are We Doing This Project? 

Producer, Dr. KC Kelly is an extremely passionate filmmaker, dedicated to making a difference in the world through film. For the past 15 years, she has been studying sign language, deaf culture and has been involved with the deaf community. Dr. Kelly's wish is to help inspire and motivate, plus educate that deaf people can do just about anything they want, in the same way that hearing people can do just about anything they want. Silence should never be a limitation and Namaste strongly attests to that fact! The film is an honest and sincere look at the emotional journey a man faces after becoming deaf, but how he also overcomes the obstacles he faces, to make his dreams a reality.

Life is all about self-confidence, having the passion, ambition and drive to make things happen for yourself. Chase Films, LLC is dedicated to making this film because it is important! It is necessary! Everyone needs to understand their value and self-worth, despite any limitations! Please help in this cause by pledging what you can to Namaste.

What Will You Get For Pledging To This Film?

You will get the satisfaction of knowing that you helped make a huge impact on the deaf community and in the world. Also, please visit the right side bar to see the exciting and valuable rewards that we are offering to our backers.

When Will We Be In Production?

We can’t say for sure yet, as that depends a lot on YOU. Depending on your generous pledges, we hope to be in production Summer 2012. We want to shoot 75% of our production during the month of June, to be eligible for the extra 5% tax incentive money (along with the 20% that is offered) from the state of Florida. Plus, one of the named actors on our wish list is on hiatus from his television show during that time. We want to tell you who he is; however, we have to have his commitment first. Unfortunately, that takes money. (But we’re going to try to get him as soon as we can – and when we know – you’ll know).

Can You Pledge And Give The Reward As A Gift To Someone Else?

YES! What a truly kind thing to do! If you would like to pledge money for our film, but give the reward to someone else, that would be great too! You would still need to pledge the money as if you were going to get the reward yourself, but then email us at info@namastethemovie.com and give us the information needed to send the reward to another person. What a nice gift to us and to someone else. All from you. Thank you!

When Will You Get Your Reward For Pledging?

Just as soon as our pledging date comes to a close, if we have gotten all our funding (or more), we will immediately begin giving out the rewards that were promised, and we look forward to doing so! Some rewards; however, will need to come after production. When you read about them, you'll understand this more clearly.

Can You Pledge Money And Then Decide You Want To Give More?

ABSOLUTELY! YES! Once you pledge money to our film, you can always give more if you want. How? You need to go to Kickstarter and sign in. On your page, you will see that the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click there and make a bigger difference. We can’t thank you enough!

What Happens If Our Asking Amount Has Not Been Met By The Closing Date?

We will be extremely unhappy campers. Unfortunately, if our goal isn’t met,  we will not receive any funding (your credit card will not be charged) and our film will not be able to be produced. That is why we count on you so much and why every dollar counts towards meeting our goal. We want to avoid losing all money pledged because we didn’t reach our goal by the deadline! Yes, we want to avoid that disaster at all costs, so please pledge what you can, and besides knowing you've made a huge difference and receiving some great incentive rewards (see right side bar), you will also receive our boundless gratitude!

What If We Get More Money Than We Asked To Get?

We’ll cheer and clap and celebrate! Kickstarter allows us to get as much money as people will generously pledge to us before our deadline date. ALL money (aside from Kickstarter fees and Amazon fees for your credit card payments) will be put right into our film and will make things easier for us in the long run. What does that mean? See the next question.

Can A Top Quality Film Be Made For Only $25,000?

That’s a very good question and my answer is: Some films can and other films cannot. Namaste is seeking named talent and experienced crew, which requires a larger budget. Therefore, we are happily using Kickstarter for our pre-production costs, in hopes of surpassing our $25,000 funding goal to help with production costs as well. We will also be seeking additional funding from other sources to make Namaste a reality. Anything received in excess of our Kickstarter funding goal will be cause for celebration! We must start by reaching our goal; however, as that is imperative for film pre-production to begin.

How Can You Contact Us Directly?

We would be thrilled to hear from you. You can email us directly at: info@namastethemovie.com.

You may also visit our website at www.NamasteTheMovie.com and "like" our Facebook fan page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Namaste-the-Movie/143417822438150.

Once again, thank you so much for visiting us, and we hope that you will help generously contribute to a film that has great moralistic value and will truly help to make a difference for the deaf community and for the world. Namaste!

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    You will receive a special thank you in the rear crawl credits of the film. Every single dollar counts, so no amount is too small and every pledge is greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

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    You will receive a personal email thank you from producer and actor Dr. KC Kelly. Yes, I’d be honored to email you if you send me your address, and no, I will never spam you. If you don’t wish to send your information, that’s okay, you’ll still receive a special thank you in the rear crawl credits. And again, every dollar counts, so thank you so much for your pledge!

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    You’ll receive a personalized "Namaste" pen as a thank you for your pledge. By making a pledge, you have helped to make this film a reality and our appreciation is boundless. I can’t wait to email you and thank you personally! Plus, look for your name in the special thanks in the rear crawl credits of the film!

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    You’ll receive a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release! You'll also receive a pen that says “Namaste” on it, a special email thank you and special thanks in the rear crawl credits of the film. No words can express our gratitude for you helping us make "Namaste" and a difference in the world!

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    You'll receive a cool beer/soda can holder that says "Namaste" on it and a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release! You'll also receive a pen that says “Namaste” on it, a special email thank you and special thanks in the rear crawl credits of the film. No words can express our gratitude for you helping us make "Namaste" and a difference in the world!

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    You’ll receive a fabulous "Namaste" T-Shirt! You'll also be rewarded with a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release and a pen that says “Namaste” on it, a beer/soda can holder that says "Namaste" on it, a thank you email and special thanks in the rear crawl credits of the film -- All to show our heartfelt appreciation for your pledge! You are helping us to make a difference by increasing deaf awareness in the world! Thank you!

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    You’ve just become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and will be credited as such in the rear crawl credits of the film! Impress your friends when you see your name on the big screen as a producer! You’ll receive a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release and a fabulous “Namaste” T-Shirt. You'll also receive a pen that says “Namaste” on it, a cool beer/soda can holder that says "Namaste" on it. You'll receive a thank you email and special thanks again in the rear crawl credits. Thank you so much for your help in making a difference by helping us to increase deaf awareness!

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    If you have written a sign language book or a book about deaf culture, we will feature it in the film! What a great way to advertise your work! (We can only feature 5 books, so grab this reward quickly, but don't let this limit your pledge amount. You can still pledge as much as you want and choose the reward you want of that amount or below.) You’ll receive a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release, a "Namaste” T-Shirt, a cool beer/soda can holder that says "Namaste" on it, and a "Namaste" pen. You’ll be an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and be credited as such in the rear crawl credits of the film. You'll receive a thank you email and still get a special thanks in the rear crawl credits too. Thank you so much for this incredibly generous pledge! I promise we'll make you proud with our product.

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    You'll receive an autographed mini-poster of the film! You’ll receive a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release, a "Namaste” T-Shirt, a cool beer/soda can holder that says "Namaste" on it, and a "Namaste" pen. You’ll be an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and be credited as such in the rear crawl credits of the film. You'll receive a thank you email and still get a special thanks in the rear crawl credits too. Thank you so much for this incredibly generous pledge! I promise we'll make you proud with our product.

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    Appear as a featured extra in the film shooting a scene directly with the stars (on location in South Florida and limited to the first 10 people who pledge). Anyone who pledges this amount will receive an autographed mini-poster of the film! You'll also receive a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release, a "Namaste” T-Shirt, a cool beer/soda can holder that says "Namaste" on it and a "Namaste" pen. You’ll be an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and be credited as such in the rear crawl credits of the film. You'll receive a thank you email and still get a special thanks in the rear crawl credits too. Thank you so much for this incredibly generous pledge! I promise we'll make you proud with our product. (So sorry, but we cannot include transportation; however, we'd still love to have you on set if you can make it.)

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    You’ll receive a special invitation to our set to watch the shoot! How exciting! You'll receive a thank you email. You'll receive an autographed mini-poster of the film! You’ll receive a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release, a “Namaste” T-Shirt, a cool beer/soda can holder that says "Namaste" on it and a "Namaste" pen. You’ll be an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and be credited as such in the rear crawl credits of the film and also receive special thanks again in the rear crawl credits. With the deepest sincerity, we thank you for believing in us and helping to make "Namaste" a reality. We hope to have the honor of meeting you in person to thank you for your pledge. (So sorry, but we cannot include transportation; however, we'd still love to have you on set if you can make it.)

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    WALK THE RED CARPET! You’ll receive two tickets for you and a guest to attend the opening night screening of “Namaste”. Red carpet posing is optional, but wouldn’t that be fun? You’ll also receive a special invitation to our set to watch the shoot. You'll receive an autographed mini-poster of the film! You’ll receive a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release, a “Namaste” T-Shirt, a cool beer/soda can holder that says "Namaste" on it, a “Namaste” pen, you’ll be an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and be credited as such in the rear crawl credits of the film, receive a thank you phone call (or Skype), a thank you email and special thanks again in the rear crawl credits. Thank you with all our hearts for this very generous pledge and we hope to have the honor of meeting you in person to thank you. (So sorry, but we cannot include transportation, but we’d still love to have you if you can make it.)

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    Pledge US$ 7,500 or more About US$ 7,500

    Receive a special invitation to join the cast and crew for an intimate lunch and/or dinner! Also, you’ll be invited to WALK THE RED CARPET! You’ll receive two tickets for you and a guest to attend the opening night screening of “Namaste”. Red carpet posing is optional, but wouldn’t that be fun? You’ll also receive a special invitation to our set to watch the shoot. You'll receive an autographed mini-poster of the film! You’ll receive a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release, a “Namaste” T-Shirt, a cool beer/soda can holder that says "Namaste" on it, a “Namaste” pen, you’ll be an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER and be credited as such in the rear crawl credits of the film, receive a thank you phone call (or Skype call), a thank you email and special thanks again in the rear crawl credits. With immense gratitude, we thank you for believing in us and helping to make "Namaste" a reality. We hope to be able to thank you in person if we are honored with the opportunity to meet you! (So sorry, but we cannot include transportation; however, we'd still love to have you on set if you can make it.)

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    You have just become an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER for this extremely generous pledge and will be credited as such in the BEGINNING CREDITS of the film! Receive a special invitation to join the cast and crew for an intimate lunch and/or dinner! Also, you’ll be invited to WALK THE RED CARPET! You’ll receive two tickets for you and a guest to attend the opening night screening of “Namaste”. Red carpet posing is optional, but wouldn’t that be fun? You’ll also receive a special invitation to our set like to watch the shoot. You'll receive an autographed mini-poster of the film! You’ll receive a "Namaste" DVD upon its commercial release, a “Namaste” T-Shirt, a cool beer/soda can holder that says "Namaste" on it, a "Namaste" pen, a thank you phone call (or Skype call), a thank you email and special thanks again in the rear crawl credits. With the deepest sincerity, we thank you for believing in us and helping to make "Namaste" a reality. We hope to be able to thank you in person for your amazing generosity! (So sorry, but we cannot include transportation; however, we'd still love to have you on set if you can make it.)

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