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A web series showcasing the survival stories of children who grew up in and worked for Scientology.

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You may have been hearing a lot more lately about Scientology. You may have even seen the HBO Documentary Going Clear. That movie, while brilliant and eye opening, didn't have enough time to tell all the stories. Especially the stories of the children who grew up in Scientology. Those of us who didn't choose Scientology of our own free will, but were born into it. 

I grew up as a Scientologist. I joined the Sea Organization when I was 18 years old. I left the church at 26. Some children joined when they were 8 years old. 

This web series is going to tell our stories. What the conditions were like where we grew up. How old we were when we started working for the church, what our daily lives were like and how we got out of the church and much more.

The funding provided here will allow us to tell the complete story by giving us the means to travel to interview each Child Scientology Survivor, get the equipment necessary to film and produce each story.

Risks and challenges

This is a huge project. That is an understatement. Right now we have over a dozen people lined up to speak out and tell their stories. It is critical for us to get the funding so that we can dedicate ourselves full time to producing these stories.

My company, Crest VFX, is equipped for the post production end of this task. You saw a taste of what we can do in our Teaser Trailer. What we need now is the filming equipment and funding to travel to each person so we can get their stories out there to the world.

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