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After losing her voice to a debilitating vocal condition, a young woman fights to find it again to pursue her dream of acting.
After losing her voice to a debilitating vocal condition, a young woman fights to find it again to pursue her dream of acting.
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COOKIE: A Film About Spasmodic Dysphonia

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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. 

Early Storyboard
Early Storyboard

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. 

Early Storyboard
Early Storyboard

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your consideration in contributing to and becoming a part of "Cookie".

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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.

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    Thank You So Dang Much

    Without you, this film wouldn't be possible! Not only will you get a social media shout out, a special video and email you will get YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS OF THE FILM! How cool is that?

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    Digital Cookie (Viewable not Edible)

    When the film is complete you get an exclusive private screening link to check out Cookie before anyone else. (You also get the previous perks)

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    Film & Copy of the Script

    Not only will you get an exclusive private screening link of the film but you'll also get a copy of the script! (Plus you get all the previous goodies)

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    Cookie Box ... of Digital Awesomeness

    You will receive an exclusive private dropbox link with the film, behind the scenes photos/videos, storyboard art, posters and a lot more surprises. (Plus, all the previous perks)

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    Printed Storyboard Art

    We had amazing artist Zack Finfrock create some early storyboard art for the film and with this perk we will print out one of them and ship it to you! (Plus you get all the fancy things before)

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    ** Also receive all previous perks **

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    Exclusive Diner Shirt

    The Diner in "Cookie" in which Gaby works will have an exclusive shirt design and a very limited print. Be one of the very few to have one of these! (Plus receive the previous Digital Perks)

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    On Set VIP Experience

    Always wanted to see how a movie is made and get the VIP treatment?!? Well this is your chance! Hear Shane yell "Action" and he'll even let you yell it yourself! See the actors act, eat as much candy from craft services as you want, just not too many Twizzlers, those are Shane's favorite. (Plus all the previous perks) ** Travel/lodging not provided **

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    Associate Producer

    Become an Associate Producer on "Cookie"! Get your name in the credits, IMDB and all of the bragging rights! (Also you'll receive all the previous perks!)

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    • Digital Cookie Box
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    • Social Media Shoutout
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    Co-Producer

    Receive a Co-Producer credit on the film, your name on the IMDB, Credits and all of the bragging rights! (Plus all the previous perks offered before)

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    • Digital Cookie Box
    • Social Media Shoutout
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    Executive Producer

    Get the credit of Executive Producer, bragging rights to the MAX! Trust me, it looks really nice on IMDB, in the credits of the film and on any first date. Additionally you'll be invited to set, get to yell "action", eat all the craft services you want. And you as an added bonus, you guessed it, you'll receive all the previous perks.

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    Executive Producer VIP Experience

    Get ready for the VIP treatment and to be part of the whole experience. Not only will you receive the highest credit you can receive of Executive Producer, but you will be flown to set (Tentatively Los Angeles or Atlanta) put up in a hotel, driven to set, fed, and all the craft services snacks you can ask for. This includes Twizzlers, Shane has no say about this at this level. Also we'll make sure you have tickets to any festivals the film may be in (Up to 10) & you can observe any and all creative meetings during the process. Plus you'll receive all the previous perks and potentially some extra surprises.

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    • Executive Producer Credit
    • Digital Cookie Box
    • Social Media Shoutout
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