An autistic American boy & an Egyptian female protestor were both wearing a blue bra the day they were attacked. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 23, 2013.
About this project
This is Dalia here and this is my open invitation to get you on board for my upcoming project Sunchild. We do believe in this project, artistically, and socially speaking. It has a strong message to say regarding Violence, Autism and the need for change.
I am reaching out to the Kickstarter nation, in a serious attempt to gather the funding needed to produce this film. Your support and encouragement are very important to us, but this is the time for action. If we don't reach our target in the time frame given to us, we get nothing at all. That's why we need your help :-) !
This project is unique. It has a dual nationality, it's both Egyptian and American. It's shot in LA by an Egyptian Director. With an American Cast and an international Crew.
Meet Jacob Hopkins, our lead actor. He'll be playing the role of Adam! ♥ Jacob Hopkins is a very talented young actor, he's been on TV shows like "True Blood" and "How i met your mother".
We are thrilled to have you on board Jacob!
Jacob's Twitter: @HopkinsJacob5
Jason Daks is also our Producer as well as 1st AD.
The film takes a look into the life of an autistic child, Adam and his single mother Miranda, and shows what can happen when a certain protest in Tahrir Square rocks the world of a young autistic boy who cannot express what he has just seen on TV. Can the Egyptian revolution and what it stands for, extend to the rest of the world? Can it inspire change? Most importantly and this is what my film talks about, Can it affect your personal life, in the privacy of your own home? Can this wind of change touch the face of your son, daughter or loved one?
The story takes place in Los Angeles, California. Adam is rather a unique character and because of his autism he reacts to incidents and situations in life differently than we do. Now, I refuse to look at his character and the way Adam acts and identify it as a disorder. He is what he is. The point of the film is to show you that Autism is not a malfunction, it's a different path. Adam finds his "Truth" in his own special away and this "Truth" will shine on wether we understand it or not. A normal person might not understand what he's set out to do, or the reason for his behaviors. The film puts a magnifying glass on Adam's character, the daily situations he and his mother face, their special relationship and how they see the world.
The Ending of the film is both gratifying and inspiring. It proves that every person matters. It proves that you can change and be changed for the best, by random even distant people on the other side of the world. It sends a message of unity and breaks the illusion of isolation.
Sunchild is featured on Scoope Empire. Click here to view the article.
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The Poster Artwork is done by the talented Artist Mohammed Guindy.
Animation done by Isaac Sagastume
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We need your help!
If we don't gather the whole $5,000 we get nothing, and all your contributions will go back to you. This is an All or Nothing situation. That's why it's very important to Spread the word, and Donate with whatever you can.
We only have 30 days to raise the money or else we cannot shoot. If we do not raise enough funding we will not be able the film or will have to drastically change the script to work with the little amount of money that we have right now. We are putting our faith into the Kickstarter community and hope you all can help us tell our story.
But if we do reach our goal, and I hope we do, we will create a magical piece of art and something that can be shown to raise awareness about autism, bullying, the oppression of women, and the Egyptian revolution. The Blue Bra girl will not just remain an event that you heard about in the news or in passing, her story will be given new light and show how people of all backgrounds can be affected by what they see on tv and at the same time teach people about autism,the challenges autistic people and their families face and why we need to be more tolerant of one another and promote change.
Can we Kick-it? YES WE CAN!! With your Help!
Where the money goes?
Making a great film can be quite expensive, especially when you need to collaborate with talented and skilled artists that will be able to create your vision. There are many people we have to inspire to get on board and logistics we need to care of, including talented and amazing crew, equipment rentals, make up, the list goes on. We need your help.
Equipment Rental: High end camera and lenses. Grip and Electric Equipment. Steadycam. Everything needed to achieve the visual look of the film.
Cast and Crew: The cast and crew will be local and they deserve to be compensated for the long hours and tedious work.
Production Design: In order to make our story believable, we have to set it in the right locations, we have to find the right room, the right toys, the right outfits for our Actors (Wardrobe and Make-up). Achieving a unique look means making each location work perfectly for the setting
Permits and Locations: We need to rent a house for the whole duration of production and we need to permit all our external locations, and these cost a lot of money.
Sunchild's Official Soundtrack
We have very talented musicians onboard that will participate in Sunchild's Soundtrack.
Risks and challenges
There is always the chance that the film production could get delayed for many reasons; weather, Actors not being able to make it to set, sickness or emergencies to Key cast and crew, Equipment failure, Location fall backs, these things could always happen. We will be ready with replacements for talent and/or crew in case of sickness or a scheduling conflict.
We will pull our best efforts not to let any hurdles stop the production. It's our baby. And with a devoted team like ours and lots of hard work, hopefully it will be smooth sailing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Thank you! You're making it happen! This is an example why every dollar really makes a difference.Estimated delivery:
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A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our mesmerizing OFFICIAL POSTER. Plus a SHOUT OUT on our page.Estimated delivery:
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YOUR NAME ON SCREEN. We appreciate your Trust, and we'll show it! You'll get the above plus your name on the film's end credits. Your name will make its mark in film history.Estimated delivery:
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Don't you want to watch that film?
Get a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of Sunchild, to watch at the comfort of your own home. Plus All of the above rewards. (The film will be available after it's done with the festival rounds)Estimated delivery:
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Get a DVD Copy of the film plus A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of Sunchild's Official Soundtrack.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Get the SPECIAL EDITION DVD with all the Behind-the-scenes and Bloopers + Gratitude Card + Screening Invitation.
Have your personal PHOTO printed on Sunchild's SPECIAL GRATITUDE CARDS with a customized message hand-written by the filmmaker specially for you. PLUS an invitation to attend the premiere screening event at UCLA in April 2013. Plus All the above rewards.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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OFFICIAL SIGNED POSTER + IMDB Credit. Be among the stars on IMDB. Get your First and certainly not last "Thank you" IMDB Credit on Sunchild's IMDB page. Plus Get a Printed copy of the OFFICIAL POSTER signed by the filmmaker delivered to your doorstep. Hang it on your wall and remember you made this project happen! All above rewards are included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Get All of the above! PLUS KidRobot's Mini-Series Balloon Animal Collection - Gift Wrapped with a Thank you Card! It will be a Surprise Color and Shape. Adam's favorite is the Blue Bear. But you can get either the Cat, Dog, Giraffe, Snake, or the Unicorn!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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All of the above plus our SPECIAL EDITION VINTAGE T-SHIRT. Be a part of a world movement of Peace makers all around the world who stand together against Violence. It's a unique design that will make the peace fairies stick to whomever comes your way or pass by you.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Be in the film! Get to be an Extra or have your kid be Adam's classmate. If your kid can't make it to set, we'll have his\her photograph on the class wall, or one of their drawings. If You can't make it to set we'll give you a cameo by sneaking your name on one of our props. Watch closely you'll find your name on the big screen!
All of the above rewards are included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Your name will pop as an Associate Producer on the film's credits. Plus you'll get a signed copy of the screenplay! And your customized crew card, with your photo, name and title "Associate Producer". Plus a set of 5 different photographs taken during the production.
And All of the above.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Woah, Executive Producer! You understand the business exposure opportunities of being an executive producer. Your name will be on the Opening credits. Plus all of the above.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Do you have an outrageous sense of humour? You'll get a Special release photograph of the filmmaker and the willing crew all dressed in Blue Bras! Yes, You heard me. This is not for the faint of heart! It's our way of paying tribute to the Blue Bra Girl in Tahrir Sq. It's quirky and we like it! All of the above rewards are includedEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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Join us on our set! Attend the Shooting of the film here in Los Angeles. Get a special "Executive Producer" Chair and See every scene in the making. Amount doesn't include airfare.Estimated delivery:
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