What's our motivation . . .
Four years ago, we responded to the requests of
educators and created “Calling All Zeros”, a comedy-based play, which
compliments public school character curriculum, by effectively showing students
how to overcome bullies without becoming one.
After 4 consecutive fall tours, where we visited a
total of 29 schools and performed for over 10,000 students, reviews have been
overwhelmingly positive and they want more. So, we have adapted the story into a screenplay.
What's the plan . . .
This campaign is to raise money to fairly
compensate the film crew for their time and talents. Thanks to several local film companies, the
equipment necessary to capture and preserve this story and message is being
donated to us.
Our goal is to
break up the story into several 7 to 10 minute episodes, post them weekly this
spring on our website, www.nwp.me, (along with downloadable lesson plans) and
spread the word to educators all across Middle TN, and ultimately far beyond;
many of which we might never be able to visit personally.
What's the message . . .
In the film, the "Zeros", a group of middle schoolers who are bullied, rally together to learn that people who regularly cause others pain are most often in a great deal of pain themselves and that fighting back/retaliating is not the right solution. Mr. Robertson, the school's janitor, and seemingly unlikely voice of wisdom, compares the situation to a dirty floor and urges them not to "throw more dirt on top of it" but to "cover it with something else entirely." One of them suggests "soap", to which Mr. Robertson affirms that "both the floor and the mop are better off when the job's done."
What's in it for you . . .
By being a part of this project, you will be making a tangible, lasting difference in the lives of countless children by helping to positively and practically address this major social issue in an entertaining way. Plus, we have unique "Calling All Zeros" merchandise/memorabilia to present to you for various levels of sponsorship. And, since, NWP is a 501(c)3 Not-for-profit organization, all of your financial gifts are completely tax deductible.
The Zeros are counting on you . . .
With Kickstarter it is either all or nothing. When we meet and/or exceed our goal, the project happens. If we don't, no money changes hands; there is no risk to you. So, come on, join the fun!
If you would like more information about this project (or previous projects), the team and/or the company, please visit our website, www.nwp.me or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for considering us, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Executive Director, NWP