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An INSIDE look at FAME & POP CULTURE. WHY is CHYNA so polarizing? The harsh truth about being a female celebrity...
An INSIDE look at FAME & POP CULTURE. WHY is CHYNA so polarizing? The harsh truth about being a female celebrity...
An INSIDE look at FAME & POP CULTURE. WHY is CHYNA so polarizing? The harsh truth about being a female celebrity...
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"THE RECONSTRUCTION OF CHYNA"

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A nuanced portrait of one of the most polarizing women alive.

YOU can help make this important documentary!

Featured on Howard Stern, Playboy, MTV, The Surreal Life, Opie & Jim, Toucher & Rich, Boston Globe, LA Times, VICE and more...
In the testosterone-fueled world of the WWE, Chyna defied her male competitors and not only became a fan favorite, but also won the World Title, the Intercontinental Title (twice), and was the top contender for the Heavyweight Crown.

But, it would not last.

Chyna was crushed when her fiancé, Triple H, left her for Stephanie McMahon, the boss’ daughter. He married Stephanie, and became heir to the WWE Throne. A cold blow to Chyna, but that was only the beginning…

Chyna was ostracized from the WWE and her royalty checks were cut off. With little left, she went into the worlds of reality and adult entertainment and quietly finished her Masters Degree in Education.

After struggling with negative public perception and her own mistakes, Chyna sought refuge in Japan. A new life in a new country. She taught foreign language for years and began meditating, doing yoga, and eventually she was able to pull her life back together.

Now, she is finally ready to return to the country that made her a star … and took it all away from her. Is she ready to honestly confront the demons of her past? Is there even a place for her in the U.S.anymore?

Our documentary will objectively follow Chyna across the country, as she chronicles her history, rediscovers herself with media, critics and fans and as she tries to begin her life again, navigating her celebrity and staying healthy.

 Mick Foley talks about Chyna's Documentary!!!!

Chyna’s rise to stardom in a male-dominated sport is an inspiration to women everywhere who are struggling to overcome the tremendous odds stacked against them.

Your donation is critical to fund production of this culturally significant documentary!

Be part of the adventure! 

This is phase one... phase one of an awesome experience Chyna wants her fans to be a part of. This summer is going to be one for the ages as Chyna reconnects with her family, friends, fans, and the country she had left behind... 

Will you help us?

Join us for the experience of a lifetime! Creating a film that will rock the worlds of pop culture and wrestling forever.

It's going to be one exciting Summer!!!
It's going to be one exciting Summer!!!

REACH OUT TO CHYNA!

https://twitter.com/chynajoanlaurer

Chyna with Barry Williams in New York on June, 11 2015
Chyna with Barry Williams in New York on June, 11 2015

THE DIRECTOR

 Erik Angra is an American director, cinematographer and film editor.

The son of Indian immigrants, Angra began his career touring alongside hardcore punk musicians in the US. The footage he released in 2006 featured rare performances from some of the final shows at the hardcore and punk club CBGB's in New York. His editing on the feature-length documentary, The Minister's War, won a special jury prize at the Amsterdam Film Festival in 2012. Angra was also an editor on the Emmy Award-winning series The Folklorist and one of the cinematographers for the Emmy Award-winning series 30 for 30.

The Kickstarter campaign for Angra's documentary "Portrait of Harry" was supported by Amanda Palmer who tweeted: "I've never cried almost all the way through a Kickstarter pitch"

In 2014, Angra's film Cowboys and Engines won the award for Best Cinematography at The 48 Hour Film Project. Angra was also the director of a cult reality series called Quiet Desperation showcasing Boston's creative scene for five seasons. Angra is represented by New York talent agency The Right Eye.

His regular clients include PBS, VICE, BBC, Florentine Films, Sony, Coca Cola, Jet Airways, Reebok and the Discovery Networks. His work has appeared on almost every major television outlet. Angra recently completed editing and partially filming for the Ken Burns film Righteous Among Us. The movie is set for national release in 2016. 

You can find his work on www.erikangra.com

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Risks and challenges

We're confident that through YOUR support, we can make this meaningful and timely film -- but now IT'S UP TO YOU! Our goal will help us pay for the interview process and some of the elements we need to license for this film, as well as travel expenses and overall post production.

To complete the full film, our goal is to reach $100,000. The rest of the money will be raised through our own pockets or private investors. Please contact us for more details.

This is truly a labor of love. There are no paychecks for anyone. We are just passionate about Chyna’s story, and know that it is one that the world needs to hear.

Rest assured: every dollar raised through this campaign will directly fund this film or be used in the promotion and advertising campaign. No one is being paid. Living expenses are being donated. But the more we can raise, the more freedom we will have to make the film as great as we know it can be.

Chyna’s return to the U.S. is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her to find peace and redemption in the country that abandoned her. We’re going to give this film everything we’ve got, and we’d like you to join us for the ride.

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    Level 1 Reward "Believe In The Dream"

    Do you believe in Chyna enough to donate just fifteen dollars?

    We will thank YOU in the credits of this important documentary.

    Fifteen bucks gets you a ticket to the party!

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    Level 2 Reward "All Aboard!!!!"

    Along with a thank you in the credits from level one you will receive a downloadable code and be one of the first to see a sneak preview of "The Reconstruction Of Chyna"

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    Along with reward levels one and two you will receive a personal thank you on Chyna's Twitter account!

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    SPECIAL LEVEL!!

    You will receive a BLUE RAY DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of "The Reconstruction of Chyna before any public screenings and un-censored behind the scenes footage!

    Your name will be FEATURED in the CREDITS, and on a public shout out by CHYNA!

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    SPECIAL LEVEL

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    SPECIAL LEVEL!!

    A limited edition poster and director's cut physical Blu-Ray DVD of the film, all signed by CHYNA!

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    Along with levels one through three rewards you will get a shout-out from Chyna on a youtube video!

    That's right... YOUR name coming out of the 9th Wonder Of The World on video!

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    SPECIAL LEVEL! - BE IN THE FILM!

    You receive all reward levels below AND....

    Send us your best, self-made video talking about your personal thoughts/opinions on Chyna and we promise to use part of it in the final film!

    No matter what you say. Thats right! You send us a video, and we promise to cut it into the final film.

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    (Special limited edition Skype with Chyna level!!!)

    Along with the levels below this one you will receive a personal Skype from Chyna!!!!! Talk about the weather, life, dogs, smoothies.... Anything!! Limited edition so grab this one now!!!

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    SPECIAL LEVEL!

    Along with all rewards above, you will receive 4 VIP TICKETS to the premiere of "The Reconstruction of Chyna" in New York or Los Angeles.

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    Level 5 "COLLECTORS"

    Along with all rewards levels above, you will receive a RARE AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO and a handwritten THANK YOU LETTER from CHYNA!

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    Along with all other levels, CHYNA will VISIT YOU IN PERSON (travel and dinner included!)

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