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$10,500
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134
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 6 2019 4:47 PM UTC +00:00
$10,500
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
134
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 6 2019 4:47 PM UTC +00:00

About


" The great moral powers of the soul are faith, hope and love" – Ellen G. White. 

More than 133 million American families are battling with disease.  

How do these families cope? 

How do they find the strength to stay together? 

How do they never stop believing in a future that may never come?

This is the story of Tara and her teenage daughter, Sam. When Sam was one year old, Tara was diagnosed with Mast Cell disease,  a rare and potentially deadly immunological/ hematological disease that affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time.  

Ever since her diagnosis, Tara and her family have struggled to stay connected. But going on twelve years, Tara’s connection with her daughter Sam has evolved into something beautiful and timeless. 

Their strength, bravery, and undying love is what gave new life to Sam’s natural musical talent. Now–teaming up with American Idol star Robbie Rosen and Michael Guerriero and his team at  East Side Studios–she is about to write and produce her first album.

Sam's album will be a collection of poetic, emotionally-profound songs that are heavily inspired by that love, faith, and everlasting connection between Mother and Daughter.

This is the documentary of their hope. The kind of hope that teaches us all how to live in the present and overcome the obstacles of life. This is the story about life’s "Second Chances".

Sam & Tara
Sam & Tara

We’ve completed 95% of the filming stage. Now, we need to raise the adequate funding for post-production and marketing, in order to spread their message to the many other American families battling with chronic and terminal illness. 

We made the promise to Sam and Tara that we would share their story with the nation. Now is the time when you can join us in fulfilling that promise!

When we began the journey to NYC to meet Tara and Sam, we had some prior knowledge of their struggles. But, after spending 21 days immersed in their life, we knew that–regardless of the funds necessary for filmmaking–we simply had to share their story. From that point forward, the "Second Chance" Documentary was born.

Hearing about their difficult journey has made us laugh, has made us cry, but most of all it has given us an insight into their hope. The hope that, despite the challenges that life can throw our way, we can get through our greatest fears. In the case of Tara and Sam, it was with the help of music. 

Our vision is to reach the 1 million American families struggling with their family relationships. We want to inspire them in the same way that we have been, from Tara and Sam's story. To do this, we need to complete and distribute our film, and we need you!

 We hope to raise enough money to: cover the expenses for footage we’ve already filmed, for filming our remaining interviews, and for marketing and distributing the documentary. 

If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it is an all-or-nothing donation model. No money exchanges hands, if the goal isn’t met. 

Please help us tell their story by contributing any amount you can towards our goal! 

As documentary filmmakers, it is our job to share stories and be a voice for the voiceless. Tara is one of the hundreds of thousands of people suffering from a disease that has no cure. We're hoping to hit our $50K target to help spread further awareness about Mast Cell Disease–to help raise funds for research into this rare illness.  We can't do it without you!

We appreciate any effort to spread the word, share our page, and contribute towards our goal for the film. Above and beyond your providing hope to millions of families across America, you have the ability to receive some of our available rewards for your contribution.



Risks and challenges

We believe the risks for this production are very low. We’ve already completed 95% of the filming and have begun the editing process. We have also won several awards for prior documentary productions.

Documentary film making is, however, an art and not a science so there may be hurdles along the way.

After the Kickstarter is complete, our biggest challenges will be editing and completing the film in a timely manner. To do this, we need the funds to dedicate post-production resources to its creation and hire a marketing professional to ensure we nail national and global distribution. Our goal is to share Tara’s story with as many families as we can, spreading hope to those with chronically-ill family members.

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    Exclusive Link to Stream

    To show our appreciation for your support you will get an exclusive private link to stream the completed film as well as a Google Hangout Session & a shoutout on Facebook!

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    Downloadable Song

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    Digital Copy of Script

    For your support, you get an exclusive signed script of the original screenplay by the cast and crew including the director, writer, and main actors! You also get your name in the credits, behind the scenes footage, a graphic t-shirt, an exclusive link to stream, a Google Hangout Session, and a social media shout out!

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    2 Tickets to Premiere

    For your amazing support, you and a guest will be able to attend the film's exciting premiere! You will receive 2 tickets, a signed script, a special thank you in the credits, BTS footage, a graphic t-shirt, an exclusive link to stream the film, a Google Hangout session, and a social media shoutout!

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    Associate Producer Credit

    Your support will not only make our film come to life, but we want to make sure you are recognized. Let's give you a round of applause for your new title as an Associate Producer! You are officially a main contributor to our film and we can't thank you enough. Enjoy seeing your name on the credits in the film as well as ALL items included in the perks above!

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    Executive Producer Credit

    Gain industry credibility with an Executive Producer IMDB credit, front and center, at the end of the film!

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    Brand or Company Logo at the End of Film

    Help boost your brand by acting as a sponsor, gaining brand visibility and reaching a whole new business audience.

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Funding period

- (30 days)