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The Farmer and The BelleBy The Farmer and The Belle
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The Farmer and The BelleBy The Farmer and The Belle
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NEW PERKS UNLOCKED!!!!

#TRUEBEAUTY BRACELET

The film's #TrueBeauty Bracelet is now available.  Get yours today for someone special in your life!!
The film's #TrueBeauty Bracelet is now available. Get yours today for someone special in your life!!

We've decided to unlock our film's bracelet for all you wonderful people!  There is a limited supply so order quick!!  We can start production and we'll do our best to get it you by CHRISTMAS!!!

#TRUEBEAUTY DECORATIVE WALL HANGING

#TrueBeauty wall hanging
#TrueBeauty wall hanging

Having this constant reminder to uplift the spirit will have an impact on all who read it. Limited supply. Handmade by ShellE's Crates and Frames 

 AND IF YOU'RE JUST JOINING US, HERE IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN! 

 As you can see, our mission is very close to our hearts: to impact girls and women and help them discover the pathway to True Beauty. The Farmer and The Belle will help destroy the lie that women must meet the beauty standards of Hollywood, NYC fashion, or social media in order to be worthy of love. The Farmer and The Belle will also showcase the proper way to treat a lady.  With the recent horrors and predatory behavior in Hollywood and elsewhere, we want to equip girls with truths to combat that objectification and stand firm with the knowledge that they are more valuable than anything a man can offer.  Women are beautiful because they possess within them a rich divinity that no mere man can give or take away.  It is eternal. They are wonderfully made by God and should be treated as the beautiful heiresses they are.   

Over the past two years we (mostly my lovely wife) have been working diligently on our property, The Farmer and The Belle. Our mission includes a feature film, #TrueBeauty Bracelet, a women's devotional book, and a children's story book (written by Mike Nawrocki co-creator of Veggie Tales).  All of these items are directly tied to the film, The Farmer and The Belle: Saving Santaland, as props and ancillaries. Our mission is to impact and inspire girls and women to know that their identity and worth is so much than what society tells them. 

We're raising funds to continue development of the film which includes:

  •  trailers and promotional materials 
  • continued development of our children's book, Beautiful Mable
  • manufacturing and distributing our #TrueBeauty Bracelet
  •  continued development of our devotional book

Having you on our team will be such an honor and blessing for our mission of changing the lives of women and girls, globally.  We are so thankful you are taking the time to review our campaign.  Funds raised will help continue the development process leading up to our scheduled production in March 2019.   

When a NYC fashion model spends the holidays in a small town, she falls in love with her childhood pen pal, a pig farmer, and helps save his hometown's Santaland, learning true beauty comes from the heart, not just a pretty face. We are tackling the issue of identity and self-worth through comedy and romance.  Read The Farmer and The Belle's full synopsis. 

Jenn Gotzon Chandler and Dreamer on set in NYC
Jenn Gotzon Chandler and Dreamer on set in NYC

Through self financing, generous donations and small investments, The Farmer and The Belle produced a wonderful production sample to help generate interest in the project and showcase the team's ability to produce excellent, broadcast ready content.  Watch our rough cut production sample:

 Did you enjoy it!?! We hope so! Did you watch it?!? If not, DO IT NOW!! ;)

Our goal is to premiere on a major network known for its Christmas content in Fall of 2019.  We have already begun discussions with their acquisition executive team, which requested to see the film upon its completion.  We are thrilled to be on their radar for next year!!!!  We also have relationships with distributors both domestic and abroad that are very interested in releasing our film globally.   Having funds allows us to polish the production, continue making promotional materials, provide marketing analysis for investors, and to pay for production costs of trailers.

As mentioned above, children as young as 6 believe they must be beautiful to be worthy of love.  Because our concepts may be too difficult for children under age 10 to understand fully,  we want to have an alternative method of relaying our important message.  Books are such an important part of a child's development and we couldn't be happier to have Mike Nawrocki, the creator Veggie Tales, writing our children's book, Beautiful Mable.  The manuscript is complete and our next step is securing an artist to bring the story to life on the page.  The story follows Mable as she struggles to fit in with the other pretty, plump, productive and popular chickens of Hen Haus.  The story is set on New Dawn Farm, which is also our filming location for our film.  Adele, The Farmer's daughter, will be enjoying the book as a bedtime story in the film. Be sure to look through our perks to see how you or someone you love can receive a copy or even be included in the book!

#TrueBeauty Bracelet
#TrueBeauty Bracelet

With our #TrueBeauty Bracelet we will impact, encourage and uplift young girl's and women's spirits with a message of truth, love and hope.  Our bracelet contains biblical truths, crafted with the help of top psychologists from Focus on The Family, designed by accomplished jewelers, and inspired by creator Jenn Gotzon Chandler. Did you know that by age six, 90% of girls believe a lie: they must meet a certain societal standard of beauty in order to be loved?  I don't know about you, but we found that shocking!  Imagine a way to help these girls throughout their daily lives by carrying a message of truth and love right on their arms.  When troublesome situations arise, such as being bullied, feeling left out, or just having an off day they can reach down to their bracelet and read a message of hope and be encouraged by how God sees them: a Magnificent Masterpiece.  The stylish #TrueBeauty Bracelet will do just that.  The bracelet is also a very important part of the film. Belle travels back to her home town to find the heirloom and discovers the importance of the inscriptions for herself.  Belle is on her own pathway to discovering #TrueBeauty.  Giving our audience the opportunity to purchase a part of them will leave a lasting impression long after viewing the film.  They will have it with them whenever they wear it.  We want these truths to become part of them:

 PATHWAY TO TRUE BEAUTY

  •  Open my Heart - Dear Jesus, friend and Savior, Help me grasp how wide, long, high & deep is your love for me.
  •  Magnificent Masterpiece - I am valuable. Beautiful. Made by God.
  •  Overcomer - I am transformed renewing my mind.
  •  Joyful Giver - I am generous.  True beauty is serving others.
  •  Obedient to my Calling - God gives talents for His glory.

Our prototype is just a few tweaks away from going into full production. Every time we show the bracelet we are hit with inquiries of how to purchase.  We are in talks with a veteran distributor and ready to begin the process after this successful campaign!  

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#TrueBeauty Bracelet - SUPPORTER EDITION
#TrueBeauty Bracelet - SUPPORTER EDITION

Check out our perks to see how you can get your special SUPPORTER EDITION seen above.  The popular bangle design features the Magnificent Masterpiece charm and open heart. Makes a fantastic gift for your daughter, granddaughter, niece, or special friend in your life.

As our story and mission have grown, so has our desire to reach women in multiple ways.  This message is so important we felt led to create a devotional book that women could work through in groups or individually.  Mother and daughters could work through it together as a bonding experience.  We are extremely thankful that Michelle Cox, co-author of When God Calls The Heart(Hallmark devotional series for the hit show, When Calls The Heart), has agreed to co-author the book with Jenn.  We are extremely excited to get started on this portion of the project.  The devotional book is scheduled to launch before the film's release in summer 2019.  This is another piece of Belle's journey in the film.  She opens the book at climatic moment as her heart undergoes transformation.

So, who are "we"?  The Farmer and The Belle consist namely of me,  Jim E. Chandler (The Farmer) and the inspired creator of the project and aforementioned lovely wife,  Jenn Gotzon Chandler (The Belle).  We are serving this story as producers and also starring in the film.  We are joined by so many wonderful friends and family across the country that believe in this mission.  We'd love to have you join us and become part of the "we". A full list of our team can viewed HERE.

NOTABLE TEAM MEMBERS:

KICKSTARTER is ALL or NOTHING

That means that if we don't reach our funding goal of $10,000, we receive nothing and you don't get charged for your donation. And you will not receive your reward for your donation.  It also means that the hill we have to climb will remain.  WE NEED YOU! If you can't give but believe in our mission, please share this link with people you believe may want to impact girls and women with the path to True Beauty.  GOD BLESS!

 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXPANDING YOUR PARTICIPATION WITH OUR FILM AND PRODUCTS PLEASE EMAIL CHIRSTMASCOMEDYMOVIE@GMAIL.COM 

Risks and challenges

We feel the biggest risk we face is in NOT trying to tackle this issue of identity. We believe strongly that both the destructive effects of society's lies AND the importance of this mission in proclaiming the truth has never been greater. The time is now.

Our film is slated to begin production in March of 2019. With any project as big as ours, there are always risks. We believe that the best way to face unforeseen and unplanned challenges is open, honest and clear communication. We promise to communicate with our donors if issues arise moving forward.

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    SOCIAL MEDIA SHOUT-OUT!

    We would love to thank you publicly for the gift of kindness you've shown in helping support our mission to spread God's message of love and true beauty to girls everywhere. We couldn't do this without you!

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE FILM

    Not only do we want to publicly thank you on our social media, we want to ALSO make sure you get a copy of the film! After it's complete, we'll send you a link with a digital copy that's yours to keep. THANKS for joining this mission!

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    In addition to the digital download of film and social media THANK YOU, you will also receive a link to behind the scenes photos and possibly even some outtakes from the film, for our supporters ONLY!

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    THE CHILDREN'S BOOK

    Beautiful Mable is written by VeggieTale’s co-creator Mike Nawrocki and will be used as a part of the storyline in the film.

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    TRUE BEAUTY BRACELET, SUPPORTER EDITION

    A simplified but elegant version of the movie bracelet, this one-charm bracelet is sure to instill light and truth through God's word into the heart of anyone who wears it. Front of the charm reads, "I am valuable. Magnificent Masterpiece. Beautiful. Made by God." Back of the charm reads, "Body and soul, I am marvelously made. Psalm 139:14." With this perk, you will also receive a social media post/video THANK YOU as well as a True Beauty message.

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    #TRUE BEAUTY WALL HANGING

    A hand made, 5 slat wall hanging for your home! Handcrafted in love by Jenn's own family. Each board is beautifully adorned with a message of God's truth. (See the photo in our story section). Would make a great gift or addition to your own home, to daily remind all who live there and any who would visit how precious they are to God!

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    #TrueBeauty Bracelet- Movie Edition!

    NEW REWARD UNLOCKED! Because our initial goal was met, we now have the opportunity to make a replica of the actual MOVIE bracelet available!! Featuring all 5 charms as shown in our campaign story, proclaiming God's truth and love to those who wear it, giving them power to fight the lies of the devil. Only 5 available!

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    AN ON-SET HOLIDAY, NAMED AFTER YOU!

    SO, with a gift as incredible as this, we want YOU to come join us on set. Not only that, we want to name a filming day after you. We'd love to present to our cast and crew at the morning call that it's [YOUR NAME HERE] Day, and we'd love to celebrate YOU and show you how much we appreciate your support! Maybe we'll even call out YOUR name that day instead of "ACTION!" ;) Travel expense not provided. Housing Provided!! (Want a set holiday named for you but can't travel? We'll send you special photos and video from YOUR day with this reward!)

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    TRUE BEAUTY BRACELET BUNDLE

    This Bundle includes 10 supporter-edition True Beauty bracelets each containing their own True Beauty message and can be sent to the girls' organization of your choice (youth group, children's home, women's ministry, shelter, etc), be mailed directly to you, or we can organize sending to one of our partner ministries for girls/women on your behalf. With this perk, you will also receive a social media THANK YOU post, for providing this eternal truth and life-giving pathway to so many.

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    HONORARY PRODUCER

    Receive a film credit as an Honorary Producer! Your gift is absolutely a vital part of what is making our project possible, and we want to honor YOU by letting everyone know what an important part you played in giving this important message a platform.

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    HONORARY PRODUCER PLUS PACKAGE

    Receive a credit in the film as honorary producer as well as access to her next session of the Inspiring Actors online course, a social media THANK YOU post/video, a black and white signed photograph of Jim and Jenn (thanking YOU as an honorary producer), a True Beauty bracelet and a copy of the children's book.

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    NAME A FARM ANIMAL IN THE FILM

    That's right! You get to name one of the farm animals in The Farmer and The Belle. There's chickens, cows, pigs and a lovable dog in the script and we'll craft a moment to mention them by name. Imagine hearing your loved one's name as part of the story. There are some great scenes with wonderful comedy and you can be part of the fun! We already have some great ideas how to do it but were lacking one thing. THE NAME!!!

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    • HUGE social media shout out!
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    BOOK, BRACELET & DOWNLOAD COMBO

    Receive the #TrueBeauty Bracelet SUPPORTER EDITION and the children's storybook, Beautiful Mable by Mike Nawrocki at a special combo price! Limited time bundle package! Book will be delivered by DEC 2019 and the bracelet will arrive by THIS Christmas! We will also throw in a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the film!! You can knock out gifts for someone special for the next two Christmases!! There's a limited supply so act fast!! If you have already pledged for one reward Kickstarter allows you to change your amount and your reward!! How cool is that?!?
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    GET A CHARACTER NAMED AFTER YOU

    Imagine having your name or a loved one's name forever etched in history in a children's book, written by Veggie Tales co-creator Mike Nawrocki. That's right! This reward allows you to name a character in our children's storybook, Beautiful Mable. You'll also receive a signed copy of the book including signatures from Mike Nawrocki, Jim Chandler, and Jenn Gotzon-Chandler.

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