An intense, provocative film about the day in the life of a young dancer once she finds out she's pregnant.
First I just want to say a huge thank you for taking the time to look at my kickstarter page. Solely the Film has turned into a huge passion project; something I have put my heart and soul into. I believe whole heartedly in the script and am working hard to bring the story to life in a way that is cinematic and provoking while being beautiful.
Long story short, I'm an actress/dancer/host. I have been blessed to work on such gigs like Ringer (CW network), Jimmy Kimmel Live, So You Think You Can Dance, McDonalds, Pepsi, Sprite, KIA, The Voice, and many more. I also hosted my own music show via GoTV networks and SprintTV.
Within the last year, I have developed a new love of writing and producing, hence Solely- my first solo writing effort. And if you know me, you know I do things at 100 percent. So with this short film, I really want to blow everyone's expectations and give the audience a memorable experience. I will be playing the lead character Lexi.
I need everyone's support! $5000 is the minimum I need to get this film off the ground and running. Why you ask? Well, I need money for crew, food, locations, insurance, equipment, cast, etc. We will be shooting on the RED camera- the same camera that shot The Amazing Spiderman, Underworld & Pirates of the Caribbean. Also, I will need an additional $2000 for post production and editing costs, for a total of $7000.
Everyone that has agreed to do the project or help out in some way believe in the film and its' potential. A lot of these people are working way below their normal day rates- which I appreciate. I have an obligation to them, to you who donate and to myself to make a completely AWESOME, professional film. And the more money that is raised, the more it will go towards production and post production.
We've got 21 days to do it guys!
I have to shoot Solely at the end of September to get it finished, edited and perfected by the festival deadlines. A lot of the major festivals, like Cannes and South by Southwest, have deadlines in late October/November.
Take a look at what some of my industry friends said after reading the script...
“Solely is a nail biting, intense reality of what really goes on in the lives of young working women today. We sacrifice …and Madia has nailed it right on the head.” --Mo Hiromoto (RCA Records)
"I receive scripts all the time and it's not often when you find a script that takes a bold honest perspective on topics less traveled... this story needs to be brought to the screen." - Corey Grant (Director/writer, The Lost Coast Tapes, Dysfunctional Friends)
“Couldn’t put it down...“ – Eve Torres (WWE Diva, Public Speaker)
“Honestly? It's BRILLIANT...you've captured her so well.” –Nishi Munshi (Actress, Drop Dead Diva, Switched at Birth)
“Its beautiful. You are a GREAT author! Thank you for sharing this with me. Powerful piece.” –Doug Haley (Actor, Manson Girls, Roswell FM )
"It's completely engaging, intense, and important. This movie has to be made!" -- Anna Nersesyan (KCET, USC Film School Alum)
"I was impressed. I didn't expect it to be so good." -- Brad Harper (Producer, Everybody Hates Chris)
Your donations are going towards the production of an awesome film. Butttt, you also get some other really cool stuff.
$1 - Gets you a public shoutout on Twitter and/or Facebook.
$5 - Your choice of a lollipop or chocolate. PLUS the above rewards.
$10 – Come celebrate with us as you are invited to a cast and crew happy hour. PLUS the above rewards.
$25 - Get a special thanks in the end credits of the film during screenings. PLUS the above rewards.
$50 – Attend a private screening plus one. PLUS the above rewards.
$75 - Sit in an editing session and help me and the editors decide what goes in the film’s final cut. PLUS the above rewards.
$100 - Receive an official autographed DVD copy of the film. PLUS the above rewards.
$250 - Come to set to watch the cast and crew at work on one of the shoot days. PLUS the above rewards.
$500 – Make your film debut with a featured background part. PLUS the above rewards.
$1000 - Receive an Executive Producer credit and be listed on IMDB, the world’s largest entertainment database. PLUS the above rewards.
I am doing a video blog series, which is a behind-the-scenes look of the production "Solely." You will get a first hand glimpse into the casting process, rehearsals, shooting, red carpet premieres and more, all in a really entertaining way.
Check out my video blog #2- somewhat a behind the scenes from my mini teaser you saw in the introduction video. It's a funny one!
Subscribe at www.youtube.com/SolelyTheFilm to see all the video blogs OR like it at www.facebook.com/SolelyTheFilm to get up-to-date posts, behind the scenes pictures and videos. Feel free to visit Solelythefilm.com as well.
Special thanks to Roderick Scott for the artwork (firstname.lastname@example.org); to Jamaal Murray and Kirk Moore for shooting and helping create an awesome teaser (photosbyJamaal@gmail.com); & to John Handem for editing the teaser (email@example.com).
MORE TO COME! This journey is just getting started. I'm definitely excited folks. Let's make MOVIE MAGIC!
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