Spasmodic Dysphonia, a neurological vocal condition that affects roughly 50,000 people in North America, is a fairly unknown condition. "Cookie" will be the first film to ever spotlight someone with the condition. It's so important that this story is told and that it's done right.
Shane Hartline (Writer/Director of "Cookie") has struggled with Spasmodic Dysphonia his entire life. Though a mild case now it was much heavier when he was younger. Pair that with an undeniable passion for acting and story telling it's been quite the struggle. That's never stopped him though, Shane picked up his first video camera at the age of nine and has never stopped creating.
Shane has been lucky enough though, even with a vocal condition, to have had a successful career thus far in the entertainment industry. Through his story, and everyone else's through the voice of the main character in "Cookie", Shane hopes to inspire those with similar conditions. This will also be the first film that's ever featured someone with the condition and he hopes that will raise awareness for SD in the process.
Shane Hartline (Writer & Director) is an Actor/Filmmaker who's dealt with Spasmodic Dysphonia his whole life. While having a neurological vocal condition he's still been able to have a thriving acting career appearing in projects such as Rock of Ages and being seen on Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, ABC & more.
Your contributions to "Cookie" will help ensure that this film is made and that it's made the right way. We've spent time to breakdown a precise budget that will make sure everyone is paid for their time and every part of the production process is covered.
Writer/Director Shane Hartline will take no personal compensation for his time on the project.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your consideration in contributing to and becoming a part of "Cookie".
Risks and challenges
Making any film is hard work. Most films never see the light of day and are abandoned for one reason or another. This story though, is so important and must be told. We've brought on an experienced coach to guide us through the whole process of this campaign and we will do our best to deliver on the promises of this Kickstarter campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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