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Everything must change, yet we are pierced by love. We lose others as we find ourselves, but what of this love remains?
Everything must change, yet we are pierced by love. We lose others as we find ourselves, but what of this love remains?
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Be a sponsor for the short film It Remains, a visual story inspired by true events told through music and dance. When you donate, you receive exclusive rewards and opportunities.  It takes a village to raise a child.  This is our baby.  Every dollar counts.

The Story

Reckless love can be beautiful yet dangerous.  A young man embarks on a journey of innocent romance, discovery, and desperation to be loved.  Time stops when he gets stuck in a moment, unable to express how he feels in real time.  These moments are soon revealed to his love interest, but it is not enough for her.  What happens when you becomes so addicted to the idea of love that you lose part of yourself? How will you choose to take what remains from lost love, and love again?  

The Vision 

As a dancer, expression through movement has always been the way that I cope and understand life.  This is a personal story of mine I want to share, along with the message of hope and recovery after heartbreak and tragedy.  It is told entirely through music and dance.  No words.  Following the creation of this video, we will screen this short film and showcase the work of other artists for a live multimedia production in January 2013.  This is us creating opportunities to collaborate as dancers, actors, filmmakers, and musicians all in one show. 

How you can help

I need your help!  My super talented team and I have the challenge of shooting this film before the end of the year, and we all expect nothing less than quality and perfection.  There is a lot that goes into creating a work of art -- renting lights and cameras, shooting in several locations, a director, crew, food, water, etc.  You can help us by making a donation (any amount helps!) and become a sponsor to our project. 

We want this film to be beautiful and impactful, as a result of having resources that will do the message justice.  And then create a unique experience to screen our film (along with other short films) and collaborate with more performers. Support the arts!  Dancing and acting have brought me so much joy, and I want to spread that joy across the world!  I just want to inspire people to love harder.  I've been blessed with an artistic platform from being on So You Think You Can Dance, which transformed me from a small-town kid in Ohio to a man who wants to create and inspire through light and love.  Please join me in this great adventure! 

Special thanks to the following for the making of our promo video...

Editor and Cinematographer- Chrissie Akau @chrissieisakau 

Director- Joey Haro @itsjoeyharo 

Risks and challenges

This is my first time creating a film and I have assembled an amazing team of talented and diverse professionals, whose skills I want to honor by paying them a rate worth their time and dedication to this project. The challenge will be to raise enough funds to cover all the costs we budget for. As always, there are challenges when it comes to production -- i.e. paying for overtime when renting locations and equipment. We hope to raise above and beyond our set goal so that we can also easily fulfill our rewards in a timely manner.

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    Marriage Proposal from Kent via Youtube video :)

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    Master Class at your studio taught by Kent (2 workshops included, 1.5 hour per workshop, additional terms TBD.) OR Original Choreography set on 1 Group or 1 Solo dance.

    PLUS Special Edition! IT REMAINS tshirt by Sugar & Bruno
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