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Bullies pressure 16-year-old Edie to choose between her crush and her Jewish identity, but there is a cost that Edie cannot undo.
Bullies pressure 16-year-old Edie to choose between her crush and her Jewish identity, but there is a cost that Edie cannot undo.
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We hit our initial goal of $8,000 dollars with the support of wonderful people from all over! ... But we still have until FRIDAY at NOON to fundraise - and we could use every additional dollar to make this film even better! We have set our goal on the conservative side to make sure we can make our movie. But with a higher budget, we can shoot more, invest in a full color correction suite and ultimately bring you a better finished product!

Any additional funding will help us. That said, our next goal would be to hit $9,000 or perhaps even higher! 

The Cast and Crew would like to take this time to thank ALL of you for your support and for believing in our film. Telling this story and sharing it with the world, especially YOU, means so much to us. We can't wait to start filming and working with all of the talented people involved. We will be posting updates as we move forward.... YOU made this happen. THANK YOU!!

Edie [ee-dee], 16, lives with her grandmother who tries to instill moral values and life lessons by using her Jewish heritage as a tool.

However, Edie finds her grandmother’s words to be constricting and tries to separate herself from what she thinks is the problem: her Jewish faith.

At school, Edie wants to fit in with the popular crowd, particularly because of a boy named Darren whom she has feelings for. But Darren and his friends, June and Chad are not the most tolerable of characters and their prejudices toward others not like themselves, drives Edie in a downward spiral.

As Edie struggles to find her way through adolescence, faith, and her first love, she learns that her actions have consequences and perhaps the steep slope she has chosen to go down will risk more than she ever thought possible.

"My personal experience has certainly influenced this work and I hope not to accuse, but to bring awareness to an issue that still exists." - Director and Writer, Chelsea Lupkin

"I wanted to make a film that illustrated the consequences of bullying and peer pressure. I also wanted to make a film about what happens when you deny your self-identity just to fit in. Uncovering Eden is a coming-of-age drama that addresses both of these challenges.

Uncovering Eden follows a young girl named Edie as she grows up in one of the most challenging environments of her life: high school.

Bullies and cliques are the cost of high school royalty and high school embodies almost every social struggle imaginable.

We’ve all crossed this bridge in life or will sometime in our future. And amidst all of the peer pressure and embarrassing moments we also have the chance to discover who we are.

The characters in this film will show people that being yourself and not allowing others to dictate who you are is worth everything." - Director and Writer, Chelsea Lupkin

Why This Film Needs to be Made! Click it!!

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Kickstarter is a meaningful platform for creative projects, like ours, to secure the funding needed to be able to finish our film properly. It allows you, the fans, to be a part of our project at an early stage by pledging money towards the cause. In return, we have gifts for you based on your pledge donation (check out the rewards section→).

PLEASE NOTE!! ONLY if we raise the $8,000 minimum in donations by the end of our Kickstarter campaign, will the credit cards of contributors be charged and we'll receive funding for our project. If we do not reach our minimum of $8,000, we will not receive ANY funding for our project and this would make us all very very sad. 

Let us rephrase: Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing deal. If we do not make our minimum budget goal of $8,000, we get NOTHING.

Making a film is expensive, even for a short film. 

Your money will go towards shooting costs, including equipment rental, location and insurance fees, as well as post production costs, including editing, color grading, score and sound design as well as project reward fulfillment (your GIFTS!).

What happens if we reach our goal?

AWESOME! The $8,000 goal is the very minimum we need to complete our project.

Can we exceed our goal? What happens then?

Absolutely! Nothing stops us from going over! Each additional dollar allows us to raise the bar of the final product.

Furthermore, since we get nothing if we don't reach our goal, we have set it on the more conservative side. if we exceed our goal we can tell the story with more impact. We can shoot longer, go to more locations and make the film better! Any extra will go towards making the film, and will be much appreciated! 

REWARDS!! If you pledge a donation, you can choose to receive one of our various reward-gift options seen on the right of this page!

We have some great rewards for you, from DVDs to HD Digital Download Copies, the Poster, the Original Score and even a Producer credit in the film! 

You can receive special behind the scenes footage or even a signed copy of the script, DVD or Poster! You may even see your nam on IMDB or the final film's end credits! Woohoo!! There are plenty of rewards to choose from, so don't worry!

I don't live in the US. Can I still get the rewards?

Yes! Just add $10 to your pledge for international shipping, and we'll send out the gifts as soon as they are ready!

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Lindsay Farrell designed these awesome posters that YOU can get!
Lindsay Farrell designed these awesome posters that YOU can get!
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If you have any questions or need to contact us in any way, please feel free to email us at Uncovering.Eden@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

Making a film always brings risks and challenges, from actors dropping out to unforeseen weather conditions. However, we are ready to solve any and all of these challenges and we feel confident about successfully completing this project given our experience and passion about producing 'Uncovering Eden'.

If you have any concerns, please contact us at Uncovering.Eden@gmail.com!

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