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"A mother reflects on the decision to medicate her unfocused child by looking at her own past." Read more

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"A mother reflects on the decision to medicate her unfocused child by looking at her own past."

Syracuse, NY Shorts
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CONTACT ME DIRECTLY IF YOU'D LIKE TO VIEW THE SCRIPT!

(Copyright Fishfood Productions 2014. All Rights Reserved)

- Story - 

This film is about a mother who has to decide whether or not to medicate her unfocused daughter after her behavioral issues worsen. The daughter, LILY, has this habit of spontaneously getting up to dance. This behavior is affecting her class work as well as her social life. 

Every day is the same for the mother, JENNIFER. This particular, however, is the day the mother must make a change and do something for her daughter. Many outside influences try and affect the mother's decision, but after looking back at her own childhood does the mother finally find the answer she was looking for all along. 

This film is one that I am very passionate about. I believe the message it conveys is not only timeless, but also important towards many different people. It is a film that demonstrates how a parent can relate with their child. It also goes on to say that there are other options in helping a child than simply giving them drugs. I believe to fully find a child's potential, a parent must learn how to understand their son/daughter.

The cast is incredible, and everyone is very excited to get going on this production.

In terms of a budget, my expenses seem to come from the following outlets.

Pre:production - Props, locations, wardrobe for actors, food, and transportation for actors.

Post-Production: Composer, promotional materials, and festival submission fees.

Of course there are other random fees that will come up, but as I've said your contributions will absolutely go towards constructive work.

Filming will begin in early April. The script is not long, so I do not foresee the production side to take too long. I will keep everyone as updated as possible.

Trailer: (Video and Link below)

http://vimeo.com/fishfoodproductions/letherdancetrailer

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In the meantime, please check out my last short film, starring the girl who will be playing LILY in Let Her Dance. It is called Dig.

http://vimeo.com/81844824

- Kick it Up -

This project is pending towards being accepted into the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication's Kick It Up Program. Through this program, The Newhouse School will match funds based on our number of backers. It works like this:

If we get 50 or more backers, The Newhouse School will kick in $150 to the project. For 100 or more backers, we will receive $450 more. If we get at least 150 or more backers, an additional $900 will go towards the film.

This totals $1,500! Half of this campaign will be funded by The Newhouse School if we get at least 150 backers of any donation. So, please share this with your friends and family members!

This extra money will turn a good movie into a great movie. And it will all be because of everyone's help and support!

This extra money will turn a good movie into a great movie. And it will all be because of everyone's help and support!

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges include scheduling conflicts, creative solutions for budgeting issues, and any/all typical issues that arise when making a short film. Accidents do happen, and things do not always go as planned, that's life. With your help, I can make sure that no matter what, I will always have support to fall back on, and together this project can come alive!

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