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We're taking our award-winning film & it's important message on tour - our first stop? AmPav's Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes!
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***UPDATE: We are excited to announce that 10 Syllables will be having our World Premiere in Cannes – we’re a finalist in the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the American Pavilion!!!***

I have a voice.

I will be heard

I am a victim – no more.

That's the message that started our journey - and that's the message that has turned our fictional movement into a real one. We're reaching out for your support to help our film reach as many people who need to see it as possible.  

The "I" in the phrase has become a “we” and the “no more” became #nomore. By the time we made the film, 528 women had shared their stories with us. Within a year of touring with the multiple award-winning docu-drama, #nomore, that number grew to over 6000 – our fictional movement was transforming into a real one.

When we announced our premiere, we had to relocated to the largest venue in the region to accommodate the 1,483 people that came out to support our 15 minute film. We knew we had created something important – but we had no idea just how profoundly impactful our film would be.

We soon realized that the hashtag and the name, #nomore, no longer belonged to us, it belonged to the brave survivors of sexual assault that had shared their stories with us. Every sound bite in the film was pulled - verbatim - from actual sexual assault cases. Every #nomore message featured in the film was provided from a survivor. 

So, we tightened our story, strengthened our messaging and 10 Syllables (un-con-scious / in-tox-i-ca-ted / fe-male) was born. 

We are ready to continue shining a light on a dark topic and inspiring tough conversations.
    We are proud to be giving a voice to the voiceless.
    We are ready to do everything in our power to make sure this film is seen by everyone that would benefit from seeing it.

And that's why we've launched this campaign.

1. You want to support a project with a powerful and timely message. After every-single-screening, our Director ends up in what can only be described as a receiving line. Story after story from survivors are shared, partners thank us, parents ask if we'll be taking the film to schools. Now, more than ever, it's time for our inspiring message to be shared.

2. You want to support independent film, emerging talent and the brave women who were willing to share their stories with us. This film is a celebration of the power of one woman's voice - told by a group of amazing humans. The talent are gifted performers comprised of radio and television personalities, veterans of theater, improvisors and stand-up comics. The crew is made up of hard working and award winning filmmakers, costume designers, art directors, writers and artists. And...our Writer, Director, Executive Producer, Art Director and Costume Designer are all women.

3. You have (insert dollar amount here) hanging around and you occasionally like to be a straight-up HERO. Oh, and you like getting awesome perks: In addition to feeling like a rock-star for helping, we are offering a ton of fun rewards in exchange for your help! Check them out on the right of your screen :)

We understand that there are films that spend 20k just on their marketingHere's a breakdown of how your donations will help our film: 

Festival Campaign & Run: $3,000 -  Every time we are able to attend a screening at a festival, we have a chance to have a profound impact on an audience in a new new city, state, country or even continent.  The cost of submissions and support materials for festivals add up quickly.

Public Relations: $2,500 -   We're proud of what we've accomplished on our own, but we owe it to the women who have shared their stories with us to surround ourselves with a team of professionals that can take us to the next level. 

Marketing: $1,500 - Our marketing budget will be used to pay for printing materials and placing ads, postcards, flyers and mattress covers for our traveling mattresses.

We're turning to Kickstarter because it is a revolutionary platform that helps people like us transform our vision into reality.

By contributing to our campaign, you are playing an active role in helping to share our message and help give a voice to the voiceless. 

Please understand: Kickstarter is an ALL OR NOTHING platform. Meaning - if we don't hit our goal, your credit card doesn't get charged. So we are turning to everyone we can and asking for their support.

We understand if you are unable to make a financial contribution to help us reach our goal - if you'd still like to help out, there are plenty of other ways to do it!  

1. Spread the word about our campaign by sharing it on your social media pages! Let your friends, family, co-workers, dog sitter, psychic and your UPS guy know about it and the film! Here's the link:  

2. Like us on Facebook and invite your friends and enemies to do the same: https://www.facebook.com/10Syllables

3. Head to our website, and support the people and businesses that supported us.  http://www.10Syllables.com

Risks and challenges

Risks & Challenges:
It is actually scientifically impossible to plan for everything :) In fact, in the world of film festivals and marketing, something is guaranteed to go wrong. Our job is to make sure we plan ahead for everything we can. Diligent research, open communication and an amazing team is a great way to get the results you want.
We have been putting everything we can towards this project and have logged countless hours getting it ready. We have an amazing and capable team and can't wait to tackle any issues that may arise.

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    Thank you for believing in us. Every donation takes us one step closer to reaching our goal. As a thank you for your support, we'll tag you in one of our "Fundraiser Update & Shout-out!" group social media posts.

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    As an ally, you believe in the movement and you are ready to take it to the next level. For your donation you will receive a custom, dedicated Social Media Shout-Out and a "Thank You" acknowledgement on our website.

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    Skip the waiting list and jump to the front of the line for one of our Director Emily's quarterly On-Camera Acting Workshops. You can attend the workshop of your choice:
    1. Auditioning for the Camera - 9:00a - 11:30a
    2. Tips and Tricks for Natural Performances - 12:00p - 2:30p
    3, "Getting Deep" Character Workshop. - 3:00p - 5:30p
    All classes are 2.5 hours in length and you can choose Sunday, May 5th to attend. Or you may save a space in the Fall 2019 workshops, date TBD.

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    ONLY 50 AVAILABLE. Sometimes the best thing you can do is surround yourself with the people who support you, let your guard down and enjoy your tribe. So that's what we're doing! For your donation, you and a guest are invited to join the cast and crew for a well deserved evening of celebrating! It'll be a night filled with unlimited arcade game play, pizza & sodas,that'll be held in Reno, Nevada. You can choose to attend either Thursday, May 9th OR Wednesday, June 5th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Gratuities not included.

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    LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Private Kickstarter Supporter Screening in Reno, NV - no tickets will be sold for this event - this campaign is the only way to guarantee seats! For your donation, you get TWO TICKETS to the intimate screening of 10 Syllables and a swag bag filled with a #nomore t-shirt and signed postcard. This is an exclusive evening, featuring an extensive Q&A panel with the filmmakers and key cast members. We'll talk about our premiere in Cannes and you'll get to see behind-the-scenes pictures. Over 1400 people attended the #nomore premiere, so this is an incredible chance to be part of a special insiders-only event, with direct access to the key players. The date will be announced at least 2 weeks in advance. If you are unable to attend, you will be given 2 VIP Day Passes to the Cordillera Int'l Film Festival valid on July 27th, which gets you access to all of the films screening that day, the filmmakers lounge & priority seating at the 10 Syllable screening.

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    Can't decide between the workshop, party or private screening? Why decide when you can have everything? Here's your chance to get all of the benefits from Learning, Revelry and Screening - at an awesome savings! And of course, you'll get the benefits from Ally as well.

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    As an Advocate, you are as passionate about getting our inspirational and healing message seen by as many people as possible. If you have an organization, business, meet-up group, classroom or campus, located in Northern Nevada, that you feel would benefit from a screening and educational panel - this is the perfect option for you. We will come to the location of your choice, screen the film and facilitate the discussion afterwards. Don't have a specific place in mind? No worries, we have a list of places we feel would benefit from seeing our film - you can pick one that you'd like to sponsor.

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    As a Patron, you are as passionate as we are at giving survivors of sexual assault a voice. Your donation will go directly to our Public Relations Strategy Team. With their help and outreach skills, we have a chance to get into more Universities. Although everyone, young and old, can benefit from seeing 10 Syllables, we're placing a strong focus on them because the demographic that inspired the film are the students that are currently navigating the world of consent.

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    As a Champion of 10 Syllables, your belief in our cause is inspiring. In addition to all of the rewards offered in our Ally, Learning, Screening levels. You'll also receive a $1000 Entertainment Package from the Cordillera Int'l Film Festival!!!
    You also get to choose which option you'd like your donation to go towards:
    1. Our Festival Run - Every time we are able to attend a screening at a festival, we have a chance to have a profound impact on an audience in a new new city, state, country or even continent.
    2. Our Publicity & Marketing - we're proud of what we've accomplished on our own, but we owe it to the women who have shared their stories with us to surround ourselves with a team of professionals that can take us to the next level.
    3. Feature Length Script - from research, to paying for coverage, hiring a sales agent and creating pitching materials, your donation will play an important role in the development stages of the feature length script.

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