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Sofie, a timid young photographer, finds her inner strength after connecting with an eclectic chick who runs a vintage camera shop.
Sofie, a timid young photographer, finds her inner strength after connecting with an eclectic chick who runs a vintage camera shop.
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Synopsis: A timid young photographer is inspired to take on life with a new attitude after she forms a connection with an eclectic chick who runs a vintage camera shop...and she kicks some ass and takes some names along the way!

Polaroid Girl is a short film written and directed by April Maxey, co-produced by Summer Czajak. It is the second short they have worked on together, their first being Girl Scouting, which premiered at Frameline 35 in San Francisco, and since then has screened at many other LGBT fests. This film is being made on an ultra-low budget, and everyone working on it (from the cast to the crew to friends and roommates who help out) is donating their time and their talent to the project because they believe in it. 

The film not only represents a distinct female perspective, but also a distinct lesbian and feminist perspective that we feel is often underrepresented. It explores art and photography through that perspective, and it features some awesome photography by Sarah Gordan who is a big inspiration to the short as well.
Check out this video I made that explores some of the themes of the short!:
http://vimeo.com/30254241

The money we raise if we meet our goal will go to some of the many expenses of production, including (but not limited to): feeding all of the cast and crew everyday of the shoot, transportation, getting locations, props for set decorating, and all of the miscellaneous things we might need to buy along the way!

Thanks for checking out our Kickstarter, and please pass it along to anyone you think may be interested!!!

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    Thanks for supporting queer film! You're invited to come to our preview screening party in Brooklyn. Come hang with the cast and crew and celebrate the film's completion!

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    Fascinated by the process of filmmaking? I'll send you a pdf of the storyboards & the shooting script! How's that and a screening party? :)

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    Get your very own super awesome DVD of Polaroid Girl! We will even include our last short Girl Scouting on the DVD too. And of course you are invited to the screening party!

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    Are you a Polaroid Gal or Guy? You get all of the above, plus a one of the Polaroids that was taken on set and featured in the film! And you'll be helping us buy the Polaroid film in the first place!

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    All of the above, plus you get the One-of-a-Kind TROLL doll, that is complete with an I <3 Biking T-shirt and a camera strapped around its neck! This troll is going to be famous after being featured in two scenes in the film!

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    Wow you are very kind and in addition to the DVD, the fun times at the party and your very own unique Polaroid from the film, you get to take home a piece of June's camera shop! That's right, a piece of our set decor- which will be rich with old cameras and vintage camera ads.

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    Holy Moly. You are amazing! So amazing, that in addition to the above, you will get your very own hand silk screened mini piece of art made and signed by April with a custom thank you note to go with it!

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    You just helped turn a regular photo store into an eclectic vintage camera shop! Thank you so much! You get one of the very special hand printed photographs that was taken by Sarah Gordon in the photo shoot for the film. Your very own feminist art signed by the photographer herself!

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