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John BrownBy John Brown
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John BrownBy John Brown
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About

"The Power of a Praying Woman" is about a family that goes through some of life's most unfortunate events. After the untimely death of Mrs. Emma's Oldest daughter while giving birth to her child, signs of abuse, hate, and deceit start to surface within the family reminding Mrs. Emma of her own past.

Having gone through these similar struggles Mrs. Emma has to be an anchor for her son in-law, family friend, daughter and grand daughter before everything falls down and her family is broken to a point beyond fixing.

"The Power of a praying Woman" Strongly focuses on the Will power of women. We targeted the issue of domestic violence heavily in this film through the lead female role "Gloria".  Gloria has been in a domestically abusive relationship for the past 20 years. Through her character we were able to do what most screenplays haven't done when trying to be active with this topic. We created an entire story that gives light to defeating and overcoming the life of an abusive relationship. The major thing that we keyed in on is not the abuse or just "getting out"  but how to genuinely overcome abuse. We believe that just leaving doesn't mean you are mentally cured from the issue. We think that there has to be a shift in faith and activate a forgiveness for those that hurt you. until you can forgive, that person still has you mentally which is the worst way to be imprisoned.

"The Power of a Praying Woman"  Its not just a film about praying women, but obtaining courage deep from within and having strong faith that God can get you through "unWinnable" situations..... That's priceless. You will see this in the other 3 character's very distinctive and nerve racking situations as well.

Help us sell this story on the platform that it needs to be shown. Lets be active and make a power film that will empower not just women but men as well.

To help bring this story to life we have LA based award winning Director of Photographer Adam Lee on board. With his gracefulness on the team we are sure to capture each moment the way it was intended to be. 

http://adamleedp.com/CINEMATOGRAPHER/HOME.html

See you at the Box Office!!!!!

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is distribution – "The Power of a Praying Woman" does not have a distributor attached yet. The producers and I are truly doing this all ourselves. Lack of distribution can also be a blessing. We want to make this film without a distributor or financier demanding we adapt it to fit their needs.

Our goal is to debut the film at the Sundance Film Festival. If you fund the project, we intend to start pre-production right away, shoot this August or early september, and finish the film in time to submit it to the festival. There's a very accomplished team behind the scenes:

Your goodies like t-shirts and posters for helping us make this possible will be sent out by a professional fulfillment company. Many elements of the rewards will be fulfilled October of 2014, which is when we hope to. For those of you who are attending an event or joining us on set, we will do our best to keep you in the loop on our schedule.

THE FINE PRINT (stuff my lawyer wants me to say)
• For those of you visiting our set, we anticipate shooting in August/september in Atlanta, Ga. However, this has the potential to change. We will keep you updated so you can plan ahead to visit us.

• If you become an extra or receive a cast credit, you must be a US citizen or have a US work visa, and not be a member of SAG/AFTRA.

• You must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to attend the premiere or visit the set. Extras must also be over 18.

• Some rewards may require additional paperwork. If you are appearing in the film, you will have to sign a release.

• My final cut of the film may have to be further edited in certain cases to adhere to the laws in the country which it is being viewed, or for different types of media.

• All shooting locations, are subject to change for a variety of reasons, including the amount of money we are able to raise and the particular locations giving us the right to shoot.

• This fundraising campaign is all subject to applicable Kickstarter rules/regulations, movie guild rules and applicable law. if any of this conflicts, we will work with you in good faith to give you a substitute reward.

To sum it up, movie making is a crazy business, with a lot of unknown factors. We start with a script I'm really proud of. Then, we assemble the best team possible, get insurance, and make contingency plans. It's impossible to guarantee everything will come together exactly as planned, but in the end, we will have created a movie that hopefully all of us can be proud of. It's a great journey, and I thank you in advance if you can help make this ride possible.

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    ADVANCED FILM SCREENING and Q & A in Atlanta
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    WEAR THE MOVIE
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    ATLANTA PREMIERE and AFTER PARTY for 2
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    BE AN EXTRA// Spend the day on our set, and if you want, you can also be a background actor. Even though you'll be on a glamorous (low-budget) film set, I'll direct you to act as if you are just going about your daily routine. You will get to meet the actors working that day, and have lunch with the cast and crew. I can't guarantee you show up in the final cut, but I will try my best. We'd like to shoot in Atlanta, Ga in September. You will have to provide your own travel and accommodation in ATL. Includes all listed Perks above

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    FEATURE
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    BE A CAST MEMBER
    For one of my biggest supporters, here’s one of the biggest rewards. You will be a credited as a cast member of "The Power of a Praying Woman". Visit us on our set and if you want, I'll put you in a scene we are shooting and write a line just for you. And, we'll give you the star treatment. Hair, makeup, wardrobe, and a space to practice your line. We'd like to shoot in September in Atlanta, so if you would like a walk on role to complement your credit, you’ll need to be available then. You will provide your own travel and accommodation. and receive EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Credit

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