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$14,567
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
81
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, March 5 2019 7:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

This really happened. He filmed every day for 6 years straight. We have over 80 Terabytes of footage. 10,000 hours. And now, we're going to tell his story. 

Our Story:

Darrick Landreneau (Instagram: @darrick) is a young and quirky college freshman entering LSU in the fall of 2012. He lives in a two bedroom apartment with his upperclassman sister. With the support of a scholarship from his dad, and the high hopes of a loving mother, his road to Pre-Med is set.

But there’s only one problem: Darrick wants to be a filmmaker.

From his early days, he was the star of frequent home video recordings. And in high school, his interests were piqued by broadcast journalism and theatre. When he arrives at LSU, all he wants to do is make people laugh with his YouTube videos. But the second he steps foot on campus, the ideas stop coming. Then, one day on the way to class, while praying, God tells him to film college. Darrick knows inside, this is exactly what he has to do.

For the next six years, Darrick pressed record on his life catching the lives of himself and his best friends as they navigated college, relationships, and crazy adventures that took them all around the world with social media stars.

Our Message:

Social Media has a way of making everything look perfect, even when it isn’t. From My Eyes exists to be different. Our story, from the social generation, uniquely removes the filters of which we often mask our lives. Darrick recorded everything. The camera didn’t turn off. He captured his real life. The screw up moments and the good times. From My Eyes chronicles the real life journey of a young man determined to live a life worth filming. And we’re challenging you to do the same.

Your Donation:

This short film contains more than 80TB of footage from more than six years of our lives. It’s going to take a small army to help it come to life, and we need your help to make it happen.

With your donation, we’ll be able to build a team around this amazing story. We’ll create not only trailers, but a 30 minute Short Film, dedicated to you the community, and as proof that this project has power and message to impact the world through distributors like Netflix and Hulu.

Here’s our Timeline:

  • Our Campaign: February 2019
  • Our Story Build: March-April 2019
  • Short Film Premiere: May 1, 2019
  • Pitching to the Big Dogs: April-May 2019
  • Release of Our Final Product: FALL 2019

We can’t wait to share this film series to the world, and we've created some amazing incentives to have you tag along. Browse our many donation rewards and join the team!


Connect With Us:

There’s so much more to our story and our team. We’d love to have you join our community on social media. Follow along with our progress here on Kickstarter, and through our posts on Instagram @FromMyEyes, @Darrick, @CalebNPhillips, and @JesseDueck. If you have any questions about our project or our team, please feel free to let us know! 

Risks and challenges

We think the time for this project is now, and we're committed to making the most impactful short film and series we can, as quickly as possible. That said, documentary filmmaking is an art, not an exact science, and there could be some bumps along the way.

If production obstacles cause delays, that could mean that we get the short film out to you, our backers, later than anticipated. But, based on our experience creating on many productions and the strong team we have put together, we are confident that we can make a great short film by the end of May 2019 and if funded further a full Docu-Series by the end of 2019.

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    The Starter

    Thank you so much for helping us get our project started! Every donation matters and we want to thank you for joining our team to begin this process with your belief!

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    The Fan

    For just $15, you will receive the official poster for the From My Eyes Film Series, and of course, our undying appreciation for your support!

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    • From My Eyes Movie Poster (Digital Download)
    • A Thank You Postcard
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    The Believer

    Now that's what I'm talking about! It takes believers like you to make projects like this possible! You're going to get to see the story before anyone else... I mean besides us... PLUS many other perks!!!

    Includes:
    • Link to Stream the FME Short Film
    • Thank You Video from the FME Team
    • Darrick's Top 10 List: Do's and Don'ts (Digital Download Poster)
    • From My Eyes Movie Poster (Digital Download)
    • A Thank You Postcard
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    The College Package

    $50 COME ON SOMEBODY!!! Do you have any idea how much Canes chicken this would have bought in college?!?! Lets just say you'll be as stuffed with gifts as we would have been with chicken!! #CANIAC

    Includes:
    • Your Signature on Exclusive Kickstarter Poster for our Film
    • From My Eyes iPhone Background
    • Signed BTS Materials: Story Bible + Short Story (Download)
    • A Thank You Postcard
    • Darrick's Top 10 List: Do's and Don'ts (Digital Download Poster)
    • Link to Stream the FME Short Film
    • Thank You Video from the FME Team
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    The FME Deal

    YOU'RE THE BEST!!! Your pledge is greatly appreciated we can't wait to tell you ourselves!!! With a personal thank you from Darrick himself and many more gifts we look forward to giving you the best deal FME can offer!!!

    Includes:
    • Unique Thank You Video from Darrick
    • Official FME Bracelet
    • Exclusive BTS Photos and Videos
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    The Parent

    These Gift's are for all the Mom's and Dad's, with a personal letter from Darrick Landreneau and a From My Eyes T-Shirt you'll have everything you need to support your favorite student!!

    Includes:
    • Handwritten Thank You from Darrick
    • Official FME T-Shirt
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    The Enthusiast

    OH MAN!!!! You must really love this project!!! We want to make sure you have everything you need to be From My Eyes #1 fan!!

    Includes:
    • Official FME Photo Album
    • Social Media Shoutout from @Darrick + @FromMyEyes
    • Signed FME Script
    • Name in Credits of FME Short Film
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    The Roommate

    Well hey there new roommate!! You've just pledged the equivalent of a months rent at LSU so now that you're moving in we feel like you should know who you're sharing a home with!! You'll be receiving the full FME story start to finish signed by the FME team along with a special behind the scenes short documentary where you will hear never before heard stories about the From My Eyes crew.

    Includes:
    • Signed FME Movie Poster (Mailed)
    • Signed Story Bible + Short Story (Mailed)
    • Special BTS Interview Feature of From My Eyes
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    The Team Member

    WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!! We would love to meet and get to know you more now that you're a part of the FME Crew. We would also love to share with you some of the best and funniest moments we have captured over the years that only true FME team members can appreciate.

    Includes:
    • Exclusive FaceTime Call with Darrick + Team
    • Gag Reel from FME: The Series
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    The Producer

    well... its official.... YOU ARE THE STRAIGHT A STUDENT, THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER, THE MOST POPULAR KID.... YOU ARE A PRODUCER!!!! With your contribution you will be receiving an associate producer credit on both the short film and the Documentary-Series. It is an HONOR to have you on board and we look forward to giving you a full download with the rest of these perks!!!

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    • Associate Producer Credit on Short Film
    • Associate Producer Credit on Final Docu-Series
    • Invitation to Series Premiere + Dinner
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Funding period

- (21 days)