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A feature film about love, acceptance, and an all-American boy named Mike - who likes to sing and wear high heels.
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F-WORD: "The Little Big Film That Could"... with your help!

F-Word started out as an idea - a short 10 minute story about how things aren’t always as they appear. It very quickly took on a life of its own. 

I realized 5-10 minutes was going to be very difficult to not only tell a story, but evoke the emotions associated with the subject matter, and reach a potentially vast, diverse audience. We had an opportunity to tell a story like this, that of a straight, cross dressing male, and make it relatable and inspirational to nearly everyone - and do it with humor and heart. Nearly 70 pages and 150 adults, kids, drag queens and animals later, I had the small town I grew up in (Kingston, Pennsylvania) involved in what was to be the single most life changing experience of most of their lives. Everyone volunteered their time - from the occasional hair stylist, yoga teacher, superintendent, restaurant owner,  former hollywood gaffers and electricians, local production company owners, theatre performers and technicians, local news videographers, grips, stunt friends from New York, old babysitters, mothers and fathers, college science professors, voice teacher, and photographers - and the list goes on. I believe that not only does this film deserve the proper care in the remainder of post production as a body of work created by two amateur writers (Mike Wawzynek and yours truly), but as community labor of love from the people involved. 

The making of this film, shooting ALL principle photography in SIX DAYS on the weekends between full time weeks working in another state on a TV show, brought together a group of people that have since had their lives changed. Sure, the usual connections and friendships were made; but not only was this a means by which to connect people, it turned out to be an outlet for those to share, tell their own stories, and even come out to their own families and friends for whatever they had been ashamed of or even hiding from themselves. 

This film has been so transformative in so many way and has already affected countless people. I am hoping to raise the funds to give it its proper send off to have a fighting chance at festivals, and more importantly, to reflect and represent the hard work and heart poured into the film thus far.

We are excited to share that the nonprofit organization, The Chimaera Project, is our fiscal sponsor! This makes it possible for F-Word financial supporters to receive a receipt for their TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION! ALL of the proceeds made through this Kickstarter campaign  (minus the service fee which is eaten by the service fee monster) will go toward funding the post-production costs for this project.

{ABOUT THE CHIMAERA PROJECT AND THIER MISSION: The Chimaera Project recognizes the collective voice as a catalyst for social change. They are dedicated to empowering filmmakers who identify as female to fearlessly create, inspire and lead! Their goal is to create change by demonstrating an inclusive model. They believe that all individuals have the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships and create. It is their belief that only when people from different life experiences and points of view are given a chance to express themselves can we really create change.)

THE STORY:

Mike Gallagher is just an average, All-American guy. Engaged to the love of his life and teaching middle school English, his life is as happy as can be. Mike has everything going for him, but he could lose it all when his secret is exposed.   What starts out as just another Sunday matinee performance at his local theatre sets his world spinning. When a picture of Mike gets plastered all over the school, he quickly learns that not all of the parents at Woodward West Middle School appreciate his talent for dressing up in women’s clothes. Now, with his job on the line, Mike learns his fiancé is going to have a baby, and of all of the F-words he’s been called, “father” is the one that scares him most.  “F-Word” is a story about love, acceptance, understanding and support. Accepting that everyone is different — whether we like it or not, understanding that we don’t have to understand why, and loving and supporting the people we care about most with all the quirks that make them special and unique.  “F-Word” helps us find and celebrate the extraordinary in everyone, including ourselves. Find your inner sparkle with “F-Word” and Mike, an average, All-American guy — who likes to sing and strut in heels.

As you may or may not know, if we don't reach our goal, we get nothing. So please consider taking a chance on us and help to spread this message of fighting for what we believe in, acceptance, and love. We could ALL use a little more love. Please give what you can, share this link, and please share with me YOUR story. 

Risks and challenges

Completing this film in a timely manner is no easy feat. We have given ourselves a very modest goal with this Kickstarter campaign, but it will still present many challenges along the way. Hopefully our gift offerings will be enough to entice you to open your hearts and maybe give a little more for a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of something so powerful.

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