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Sara SchätzlBy Sara Schätzl
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Sara SchätzlBy Sara Schätzl
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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

My name is Sara Schätzl and I am from Germany.

I am the single mother of a three year old boy and call LA home since 2013.

The Tiger and me
The Tiger and me

I once was a very lost girl and they called me an "It Girl". For years, red carpets have been my favorite place to hide.

The brighter the lights-the easier to hide
The brighter the lights-the easier to hide

I had clearly lost my way, but I lost myself long before that. Probably when I met my friend Bulimia at age 14.

  • Bulimia and I were best friends for 12 years until she almost killed me in 2013. As a single mother I decided that his mother needed to be saved. 

So I totally turned my life around and today, I am healthy.

The months in therapy changed me and my whole outlook on life. I knew I needed to do something good with the influence and popularity I have achieved. I decided to publish the complete truth about my 12 years as a depressed and suicidal bulimic in a book.

That is the book. It is my second one published in three countries
That is the book. It is my second one published in three countries

The book was a HUGE SUCCESS in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and I received great reviews by  critics of over 80 news outlets.

The truth is such a powerful thing. 

After I saw how many lives the book touched, I could not stop thinking what a movie could do. 

My vision is simple : The movie will show people one day in a life of a person with an eating disorder. It will built bridges and empathy - like art should!

I will take this piece of art and travel to schools to get the conversation going. BUT I will also submit it to every film festival there is to get the entertainment industry talking about the kind of message we sent out to the world. Why are we raising kids that always think they are not good enough?

8 out of 10 children under 10 are afraid of being too fat!

We need to spread the world about self love and self esteem instead of selling them an unrealistic picture of what is considered beautiful.

The $35.000 will make the movie happen.

If we exceed our goal, we could even get some well known actors with a broad fan base among young people on board! This would help a lot to get more attention and spread this important message even faster.

Kickstarter is a little like the decision to be true to yourself - it's all or nothing. We need you to make this happen. Please help us!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. 

Sara

Risks and challenges

Turns out there is a Wikipedia page about me. Woohhooo - look at me...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Schätzl

That is a) flattering and b) useful because everybody can see that my life has had a lot of ups and downs and challenges and that I overcame them all.
When it comes to art and creative projects, nothing can stop me.

I have written over 100 columns and two books. Many of you may know that being published successfully these days is a very hard job and you have to be able to see things through and keep going. I can do that. I proved that.

The last short movie I was a part of was "Doradus" and it won the "Holy shorts" festival last year. That doesn't make me Meryl Streep but it may give you some confidence in me.

I already got the brilliant Annabelle Munro as a producer on board and it will be her 22nd movie.

Also - this is not Star Wars or Jurassic Park- it is 6 days of shooting and we can handle this :) I promise.

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    You will receive

    -A PDF of the first draft of the screenplay.
    You really want this draft because it is twice as long as the final script and includes all the little details about the characters and the situations that make the movie special.

    Other than that, you will have my eternal gratitude. If I ever meet you, I will hug you so tight and long that it will be awkward for both of us...

    Also once you are on board here, I will keep you in the loop with all expenses, changes on the script, casting and well - everything else. It will be a wild and fun ride. You can expect all kinds of updates, photos and videos !

    I am not going to lie - this movie will never make any money and I doubt it will make anyone famous. BUT IT WILL TEACH YOUNG ADULTS SOMETHING ABOUT SELF-ESTEEM AND SELF-LOVE. So they can grow up valuing themselves and others and spread this great feeling of love and empathy around.

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    -A PDF of the first draft of the screenplay.
    You really want this draft because it is twice as long as the final script and includes all the little details about the characters and the situations that make the movie special.

    - A PDF on the final script.

    - A PDF of the original storyboard.

    Also once you are on board here, I will keep you in the loop with all expenses, changes on the script, casting and well - everything else. It will be a wild and fun ride. You can expect all kinds of updates, photos and videos !

    AAAND from all my amazing "50 and up" backers I will choose one to visit us on set and have dinner with cast and crew :) Yeeaaahh

    Since we need every penny for the movie we can not cover your traveling expenses but we will make sure you will have an amazing time !

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    A 15 minute Skype session with me. We can talk about anything you like. Maybe you want to know how I became a writer, maybe you are interested in how to defeat an eating disorder or how to help a person that you know suffers from it.
    Maybe you just want to talk about the movie and give me ideas.

    Really- I do not know if talking to me is worth $120 but I know this short film will help so many people and that will be worth every cent. I am just trying to find ways to say THANK YOU...

    Also once you are on board here, I will keep you in the loop with all expenses, changes on the script, casting and well- everything else. It will be a wild and fun ride. You can expect all kinds of updates, photos and videos !

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    - A signed copy of the first draft screenplay.

    - A copy of the original storyboard.

    - A special limited edition hard copy of the movie with a hand written personalized note from me on it. There will only be 500 hard copies and they will only go out to the people that believed in this from the beginning - YOU, you amazing, outstanding, caring, kick-ass, cool person :)

    Also once you are on board here, I will keep you in the loop with all expenses, changes on the script, casting and well - everything else. It will be a wild and funny ride. You can expect all kinds of updates, photos and videos !

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    There is so much that deserves our attention. So I will work one day at a great charity of your choice in California (or feel free to fly me in haha ) . And yes- we will tweet, post and write about it as much as you want us to :) Let's make great things happen for a lot of people.

    Also once you are on board here I will keep you in the loop with all expenses, changes on the script, casting and well- everything else. It will be a wild and funny ride. You can expect all kinds of updates, photos and videos !

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    Be an extra on set and have your name appear in the credits!

    We cannot cover your traveling expenses but we will make sure you got a great time while working on a really great cause. This movie will help so many young adults with eating disorders and teach them about self esteem. Please be a part of it.

    Also once you are on board here, I will keep you in the loop with all expenses, changes on the script, casting and well- everything else. It will be a wild and fun ride. You can expect all kinds of updates, photos and videos !

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    - Visit on the Set
    - Be an Extra if you like
    - have Dinner with the Cast in LA and
    - your Name in the Credits!

    Since we need every dollar to make the film happen, we cannot take care of your travel expenses but we will do our very best to make your dinner with the writer and the cast unforgettable.
    If a night with us is worth that much money? Probably not :) But making this movie and teaching teens about self esteem surely is.

    Also once you are on board here, I will keep you in the loop with all expenses, changes on the script, casting and well- everything else. It will be a wild and fun ride. You can expect all kinds of updates, photos and videos !

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