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A story of a girl, trapped in darkness, fighting to find beauty. A short film inspired by the poem "Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy. Read more

Kalamazoo, MI Shorts
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A story of a girl, trapped in darkness, fighting to find beauty. A short film inspired by the poem "Barbie Doll" by Marge Piercy.

Kalamazoo, MI Shorts
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Chad Boender
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Chad Boender

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About this project

Hello, my name is Chad Boender and I am the writer and producer of the short film, "Cocoon."

 What is this short film about?

I don't want to give too much away, but in a brief description: The short film,
"Cocoon," was inspired by the poem “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy. This film is about the story of a girl who is trapped in the darkness and is fighting to find true beauty.

Where did this idea evolve from?

During my sophomore year of college, I wrote a poem in my English class. I knew at that point that I wanted to turn this poem into a short film. So.. I hired a voice professional to recite the poem and I was on my way to creating my first high quality short film. It has always been my dream and goal to produce this short film, but I never thought I would have the time or funds to complete this dream. I am now a senior in college and will be graduating in April of 2013 with my degree in elementary education. It is my goal to finish this short film before I graduate, but that is where I need your help.

How can I contribute to your short film?

You can help us reach this goal! The way Kickstarter works is that it is up to us to make a case for our film, to inspire you to contribute, and become a backer. You become a backer by contributing a dollar amount to the film and we will show you our appreciation by giving you a reward. We have signed, limited edition copies of the film, 11x17 movie posters, and much more! Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform which means if we don't reach our entire goal by the deadline, our project does not get funded. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for listening and contributing to my film, I won't let you down!

11x17 Poster Print
11x17 Poster Print

What will the money be used for?

The money will be used for purchasing costumes, props, transportation (gas), and equipment costs (if necessary). It is my goal to make this short film the best that it can be!

Feel free to check out our website for more information. Thank you for taking interest in the short film, Cocoon, and thank you for your generous gifts. Please enjoy this teaser on the creation of the short film, Cocoon.

Have any questions/concerns, please feel free to send me a message! Again, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for listening and contributing to my film, I won't let you down!

- Chad Boender

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    Your name will be listed in the credits as a Kickstarter Backer + you will receive a special thank you on our Facebook page and website!

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    All previous tier rewards + high quality, digital download of the completed film!

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    All previous tier rewards + an invitation to a virtual online premiere of the film a week before it is released.

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    All previous tier rewards + a limited edition DVD. These items will be shipped for free in the U.S. Please add an additional $10 to your pledge for international shipping.

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    All previous tier rewards + an 11x17 Cocoon Poster. These items will be shipped for free in the U.S. Please add an additional $10 to your pledge for international shipping.

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    All previous tier rewards + a signed copy of the typed poem with “Cocoon” heading (As shown in the video) + a personal thank you letter.

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