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Loyalty and morality are questioned as we follow the struggles of Penn State students in wake of the child sexual abuse scandal.

WE EITHER REACH OUR GOAL OR GET NOTHING! 

ALL HANDS ON DECK!! THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!

WECOME BACKERS & FUTURE BACKERS!! THANK YOU FOR JOINING US & VISITING OUR KICKSTARTER PAGE!! WE'RE ONLY A FEW HOURS FROM THE END OF OUR FUNDRAISING. WE ARE OVERWHELMED BY THE SUPPORT WE'VE RECEIVED FOR THIS FILM IN THE PAST 45 DAYS & YOUR UNWAVERING SUPPORT IN GETTING THIS STORY TOLD! WE NEED YOU EVEN MORE NOW SO WE DON'T LOSE THE OVER 10K WE'VE RAISED TO MAKE THIS FILM A REALITY! 

***PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW OF GIFTS FOR BECOMING A BACKER.

The BIG news is that:

  • We were on ABC News yesterday and the link is below.
  • We ADDED THREE NEW BACKER REWARDS. ONE is an 11X17 movie poster signed by the director, Kevin Horne, and Ryan Beckler from the film which is a reward given at the $32.00 pledge amount. If you pledged $25.00 and can increase your donation by $7.00 then the poster is yours! 
  • TWO is a BLUE RAY DVD of the film a reward given at the $75.00 pledge amount. If you donated $55.00 and would prefer the BLUE RAY DVD you could increase your donation by $20.00.
  • THREE is at the $400.00 level where you get the hoodie of our choice, t-shirt, coffee mug, signed BLUE RAY DVD, & signed movie poster.
  • Not sure if you noticed but we are down to the wire with only hours to go to reach our goal to get this movie made. We've written a tweet and facebook post below that we're asking all backers to please share. You can even send out emails if you're feeling inspired!

RECENT PRESS

ABC27      WJAC TV (NBC affiliate)   statecollege.com  The Daily Collegian

In the final hours we're asking everyone to do what they can to spread the word & encourage more people to join us in making this film! Can you please post this on your Facebook status update today. I would so appreciate it:

I've included a Facebook post below that you can copy and paste & also a twitter message that we would be so grateful that you share with the world!

FACEBOOK POST: No Act of Ours, a film on the Penn State community & student struggles in wake of the Sandusky child sex abuse scandal has only HRS left on Kickstarter. They've already raised over 10K. If you can spare a small donation they would really appreciate it or spreading the word is a huge help too for this important story to be told! There are also cool rewards for donating! http://kck.st/InS0m2

PRE-TWEET:  I DONATED to @noactofours film on #Sandusky #childsexabuse scandal & #PSU. FINAL HRS on #Kickstarter. PLS DONATE--> http://kck.st/InS0m2

it is quite challenging emotionally to hear all of this graphic content. Kristen Houser from PCAR www.pcar.org spoke to us about self care, especially for the student reporters that No Act of Ours follows.  I believe that this message applies to all of us. (See below)

And here is a message from Ryan, one of the student reporters from Onward State http://onwardstate.com/ that we follow:

...and here are some still shots of them doing their thing:

Ryan and Kevin furiously typing up the latest report during court recess.
Ryan and Kevin furiously typing up the latest report during court recess.
Ryan posting on Onward State's live blog.
Ryan posting on Onward State's live blog.

Our team believes in this story even more after spending the last week in Bellefonte interviewing more students & State College residents. We're so thrilled we've received so much support for a story we believe so passionately about and hope can be told! When our fundraising ends next Friday, June 15, every cent of the money raised will pay for the most important part of this project! 

  • Hiring a film crew to shoot more interviews and also continue to cover the trial.
  • Hiring an editor to begin the postproduction process.

Our plan is to film three more months and edit for four months. We still have some great rewards available and even several producer credits left!

                  LIVE FROM BELLEFONTE!

                          HERO IN WAITING

** Like us on Facebook, tweet about us, and see our exclusive footage!

** Be sure to check in on our Kickstarter updates and spread the word.

“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger but it won’t taste good." -Joe Paterno

WELCOME!

Hi there! This is Kelly Dolak the director of No Act Of Ours. Thanks so much for checking out the film! I'm excited to share this with you after spending the last six months with an incredible community and shooting as much as humanly possible to show you the vision for this project. I’m so happy you’re interested in joining me in making this film happen! As a Penn State alum it’s amazing being back in State College. It’s definitely not under the best circumstances but the friendships I’ve made with current students and the community have made a profound impact on me.

The story at Penn State is far from over and there are tough times ahead but I look forward to spending many more months there filming and following the story. This film is definitely not about taking sides but exploring the complexity of the situation and posing questions from the student’s perspective.

PSU student, in November, pinning a blue ribbon on his friend in support of survivors of child sexual abuse.

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

In six months Penn State University and the community have been through hell and back again. Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant football coach and founder of The Second Mile (an organization for kids in need), has been charged with 52 counts of child molestation and eight of the 10 victims were molested on Penn State property. Joe Paterno, the school’s father-figure and beloved head football coach for 46 seasons, was fired by the board of trustees and two months later he died. The university president stepped down. An investigation into Penn State is ongoing and the Sandusky trial is scheduled for early June. There are so many unknowns and this close-knit, loyal community is left to pick up the pieces and find ways to deal with questions of loyalty, morality, and betrayal emerging from this situation.

‘Memorial for Joe’ being watched by hundreds in the HUB student center in January.

JOINING THIS PROJECT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

I arrived at Penn State the day after Paterno and Spanier were let go so I’ve captured everything right from the beginning. I’ve shot more than 70 hours of footage so far with limited resources and there is so much more to film. I’ve covered all the cost out of pocket (Well… mostly on credit cards) so far because I feel so passionately about this story and about the students featured in the film. However, I need your help to keep going.

You can help in many different ways. First, by donating to this Kickstarter campaign. Your contribution will ensure the film’s completion, and in thanking you for your generosity, the unique prizes we’re offering will be yours.

Your contribution will go to:

  • Paying a Film Editor
  • Paying a Producer
  • Sound Mixing & Music Composing
  • Buying Hard Drives to Store Footage
  • Music Licensing Fees
  • Animation/ Title Design
  • Promotion of the Film

SHIPPING DOMESTIC + INTERNATIONAL IS INCLUDED FOR REWARDS.                

*Gifts available with your donation.  American Apparel T-Shirts.

There are other significant ways you can contribute!

Please help us reach as many people as possible. The more people who know about our project, the better our chances of raising the necessary funds and reaching our goal. You’ll be giving us valuable support if you can email your friends about the film, post a link to this page on Facebook, or spread the word via Twitter.

Candlelight vigil to honor victims of child sexual abuse.

We want this film to make an impact and for the story to make a difference! We hope you will join us in making this community-funded film! 

Thon 2012- $10,686,924,83 raised for childhood cancer.

LEARN MORE

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at: noactofours@gmail.com. We would love to hear from you!

CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

AND PLEASE: EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS, POST A LINK ON FACEBOOK, ORTWEET ABOUT US! Anything you can do to help spread the word will be invaluable to this project and will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again for all of your generosity!

FAQ

  • Kickstarter is a website designed to help raise financing for creative projects and employs a unique all-or-nothing fundraising method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands. For more info, click here: http://www.kickstarter.com/help

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  • Pledging is easy and can be done from anywhere in the world: Simply click the green “Back This Project” button in the upper right-handcorner. You will be asked to input your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process.

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  • YES, and we need to! $28,000 is our primary goal. Going forward we’ll need much more than that to cover distribution and additional marketing expenses. Kickstarter will allow you to donate as much money as you want/can before the deadline. All of it will go into the film! Film is still an incredibly expensive medium. Every dollar helps. If all goes well there’s no reason we can’t raise the amount we need for this film to make an impact and for you to be proud of!

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  • YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you absolutely can increase your pledge amount or change your incentive. To do so, sign in to Kickstarter. Go to our campaign page and click the blue “Manage Your Donation” button. There, you can enter a new amount, and choose a new incentive.

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  • After the 5% Kickstarter fee and a 3-5% Amazon credit cardprocessing fee, all funds raised will be used directly for the completion and marketing of the film, including:

    - Filming & editing the film, sound mixing, color correction.

    -Sound design, Music composing, Music licensing

    - Creating graphics and animation for the film.

    -Paying for archival photos and footage of State College.

    - Buying Hard Drives to store the footage.

    -Marketing and promotion so the film gets out there.

    -Film festival submission fees and shipping fees.

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  • 1. Make a pledge today via Kickstarter! Please check out the donation tiers to your right to find the level and gift that’s right for you!

    2. Spread the word! Join our team by telling your friends, family and social networks about our Kickstarter campaign. Please send the URL of this page with a heartfelt endorsement to everyone you know!

    3. Sponsor a screening

    4. Become an Outreach Partner - contact us at noactofours@gmail.com for more info about this opportunity

    5. Be a Hero in your own life & treat the people around you with compassion...Protect children from harm.

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  • Once we meet our funding goal, we will send you a message through Kickstarter requesting all the necessary information.

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  • If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands.

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