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Angelina SpicerBy Angelina Spicer
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Angelina SpicerBy Angelina Spicer
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$4,447
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A N G E L I N A  is a documentary/comedy special about one woman’s humorous, raw, and real journey in to motherhood. Stand-up comedian Angelina Spicer has always brought the funny but it wasn’t until she was committed to a psychiatric hospital for postpartum depression that she realized her own story would be the ultimate punchline.

MEET ANGELINA 

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This ain't the Instagram version of being a mama - this is the truth, the painful, and the funny!  In this piece we follow the story of Angelina Spicer, a young, ambitious, up and coming stand up comedian who suddenly felt trapped and overwhelmed by the demands of her vagina bustin' newborn.  The documentary unfolds as we see Angelina develop her first one hour comedy special about struggling to fall in love with her baby, being admitted to a psychiatric facility, and using her comedy to shed the stigma. 

Angelina is  focused on leading a Postpartum Revolution.  Motherhood, the Psych ward, and a broken vagina has blessed Angelina with a goldmine of material and with your help, she's ready to take a stab at her first one hour comedy special!  The fiercely funny comedy set will serve as the backbone to the documentary while interviews, animation, and comedy sketches will round out her groundbreaking take on mental illness.  This revolution started with Angelina's personal struggles, but the movement is bigger than her.  PPD is real, but so is our ability rally together to release mom's of their shame.  

Approximately 1 in 5  women experience significant depression following childbirth. The percentages are even higher for women who are also dealing with poverty, and can be twice as high for teen parents. Ten percent of women experience depression in pregnancy. In fact, perinatal depression is the most common complication of childbirth. 

Joining this initiative means you become a critical part of  producing Angelina's one hour comedy special.  Moms need us. They need us to remind them of their power to overcome and together we can help them find a new strength!  

What Does the money go to?

  • Camera & Lighting equipment
  • Comedy Venue 
  • Set Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Editing
  • Stage Managers
  • Sound Board Operator
  • Gaffer
  • Composer
  • Director Of Photography
  • Camera Operators
  • Marketing

Luckily we've had the support of more than 200 donors in our initial campaign to get most of the documentary shot. That helped us garner some amazing press on multiple mommy blogs, USA Today and Essence Magazine.  The money raised from this campaign is going specifically to the backbone of the film - the comedy special. 

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Who is making this film? - 

We are a mighty team of TWO! After being introduced by a mutual friend at The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), there was immediate chemistry between Sarah and Angelina and they have been off to the races ever since! They are both go-getters, hustlers, and new mothers! 

Angelina and Sarah on set!
Angelina and Sarah on set!

Sarah Moshman (Director) 

Director Sarah Moshman and her daughter Bryce
Director Sarah Moshman and her daughter Bryce

Sarah Moshman is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and TEDx speaker whose work has been featured on Upworthy, Marie Claire, CNN, and Good Morning America. After directing two short documentaries about female empowerment in young women, (Girls Rock! Chicago (2010) and Growing up Strong: Girls on the Run (2012)) she set out to direct her first feature doc The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things (2014) which has been screened over 700 times around the US and around the world in schools, groups, organizations and corporations starting conversations about gender equality. With Indieflix as the distributor, the film has been sponsored by major brands like Nordstrom, American Girl and Microsoft to spread this message far and wide. Sarah's second feature doc, Losing Sight of Shore follows the incredible journey of four women who rowed across the Pacific Ocean. The film was released globally in 190 countries on Netflix in May 2017. Next up she's making a documentary examining sexual harassment in the
workplace entitled NEVERTHELESS as well as a documentary about one woman's journey through motherhood and postpartum depression with a humorous twist entitled ANGELINA. Sarah is dedicated to telling stories that uplift, inform and inspire as well as showcase strong female role models on screen. AND She's a Mom too!

Angelina Spicer (Producer)

Meeting with Diane Feinstein's legislative team on Capitol Hill
Meeting with Diane Feinstein's legislative team on Capitol Hill

Angelina Spicer is a comedian, actress, social media influencer, wife and mother.  A cum-laude graduate of Howard University, Spicer has smartly delved deep for comedy that’s authentic, transparent, and relatable.  By using her social media platform, she became an outspoken advocate for maternal mental health after she was admitted into a psychiatric facility for treatment of postpartum depression (PPD). It was then that her journey to remove the stigma from the shame and guilt associated with PPD began. She became the 2018 Spokeswoman for The Blue Dot Project, has lobbied on Capitol Hill,  helped pass three new pieces of legislation for new moms in California and been featured in USA Today &  Essence magazine. 


Our Film is proudly supported by the following NonProfit Organizations: : Maternal Mental Health Now, Postpartum Support International, and The March Of Dimes. 

Risks and challenges

In any film endeavor, there will be risks and challenges along the way. Changes in schedules, weather, locations, production logistics, etc. Some can be anticipated and avoided, while others are unpredictable. We have a plan and a great team in place. Director Sarah Moshman has extensive experience with the documentary filmmaking process from creation to acquisition and we are growing our team of individuals skilled to overcome any obstacle.

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    POSTPARTUM SOLIDER

    For just $10 you'll get all of the virtual hugs and hi-fives you've always dreamed about from Angelina. PLUS you'll get social media shouts across all 8 of Angelina's platforms!!!

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    SNEAK-PEAK VIRTUAL ADMISSION

    You'll be some of the first folks to see the documentary once it's complete through a private link. A-N-D your name will be listed in the credits of the film! Of course you'll also get social media love, and exclusive access to behind the scenes production diary too.

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    SHOUT-OUT FROM ANGELINA!

    You'll be sent a VIP SOCIAL MEDIA SHOUTOUT- - by way of a personalized crazy, funny video. It may be in her car, or in bed with Ava's foot in her face. Either way, you'll feel appreciated and laugh at the same damn time!
    Not to mention you’ll get regular updates and behind-the-scenes news about the fundraising and making of the doc.

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    STREAM LIVE WITH ANGELINA!

    If you're spending this much money, then you deserve a thank you in person -Live on Instagram. You open your app, I'll open mine and I'll get to thank you in front of 13,000 people!

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    VIP GUEST TO COMEDY SPECIAL

    For this pledge, if you're in LA (or can hitch a ride), you'll get to experience the live taping of Angelina's comedy special ! Not only will get the goodies from the other tiers, you'll also sit in a special VIP section of the theater and as you take your seat Angelina will announce "THE CHAMP IS HERE"! Plus you get a choice of online shout out from lower-tier rewards,

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    COMEDY COACHING

    Are you an up and coming comedian looking to get started? For your pledge, I'll give you a one hour coaching/ mentoring session, review your current material or give you tips on how to start your comedy career. Whether your comedy is about your dog, your dad or your diarrhea I can help you transform your pain into pleasure for the world to laugh at.
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    SPICER SWAG

    For showing so much love in this tier, Angelina will send you some SPICER swag! You'll get a custom t-shirt featuring your favorite "Spicer" catchphrase - "You Down With PPD" - and we'll be #twinsies! We'll also throw in a poster from the film signed by all of the executive producers, Director, and Angelina! Your Spicer swag will come with a handwritten thank you note, and an original artistic masterpiece from Ava.

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    BREASTFEEDING CONSULTING

    If you follow Angelina on Instagram you know that although Ava is 3 years old, she still harasses her for "milky". Angelina was lucky enough to be able to breastfeed for 20 months, and had so much extra milk, that she donated 250 oz. Her "milky" supply was on fleek! Angelina may not be a licensed lactation consultant, but she has some concrete tips to have you spraying the walls!

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    Instead of popping bottles at da' club, you can get the VIP treatment in the front row of our movie premiere in Los Angeles. You'd have to get yourself to Hollywood for the event of course, but your red carpet pics will make the social media humble brags totally worth it!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT

    Join the ANGELINA TEAM as an associate producer and have your name forever etched in history as a champion of mental health! By joining our movement before we get a distribution deal, once we do team up with an A-list celebrity, and/or major network your name will be right alongside theirs in the credits as an associate producer.

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    BE MY WARM UP ACT

    If you're in LA,(or can get yourself here) and wanna try stand up comedy, I'll share my stage with you. Come flex your comedy chops at the taping of my one hour special in front of a live audience - and we'll even give you a tape of your performance to prove you are as funny as you think!

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    If you pledge at this level, you'll help Angelina make postpartum as Kool as the Kardashians! Joining our mission gets you premiere screen credit, IMDB credit, and more importantly mental health STREET credit!

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