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"White Elephant" is a feature film in-the-making, which takes place against the exquisite backdrop of Indonesia.
"White Elephant" is a feature film in-the-making, which takes place against the exquisite backdrop of Indonesia.
102 backers pledged $14,500 to help bring this project to life.

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ABOUT "WHITE ELEPHANT"

"White Elephant" is a feature film in-the-making, written and directed by Jessika Pilkes and produced by Setu Raval. This is a beautiful, character-driven story, which takes place against the exotic backdrop of Indonesia. To give you a feeling for the story, we would like to share a few words from individuals who attended readings of the screenplay: 

"The script brings to life a rich meditation on the themes of vision and loss. A man trying to stay one step ahead of his fate comes to embrace the fullness of his life when he encounters a woman and child from another culture who have borne their own losses with dignity and grace."     

"It's a lyrical love letter to Indonesia and life."

Visit www.whiteelephantmovie.com to learn more about the film and to meet our crew!

WHAT IS KICKSTARTER? 

Kickstarter is a fundraising tool for getting this film made. Through donations from friends, families and arts enthusiasts, we hope to raise the money for our start-up costs. The funds will be used for equipment rental, printing & shipping press kits, expenses for meetings with potential investors and actors, location scouts and casting sessions. 

We are very resourceful at making a little go a long way. This will be our financial bridge as we attract the next level of investors who will help shoulder the heavier costs of production and distribution. For our start-up phase, we have set a target amount of $7,500 for the Kickstarter campaign.  We only have 40 DAYS to raise this amount, ending on June 7th!

HOW CAN I HELP?

(1) MAKE A DONATION - no donation is too small or too large! Click on "Back this Project" to donate and receive exclusive incentives!

(2) SPREAD THE WORD - Share our Kickstarter page with family, friends, co-workers, film lovers, and art enthusiasts!

(3) WE ARE SEEKING FINANCIAL BACKERS - If you can think of anyone who may be interested in a greater level of involvement, please put us in touch. We are happy to send our promotional kit. 

(3) FOLLOW US - Keep up with our progress by visitng: www.whiteelephantmovie.com

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR THIS PRODUCTION?

We've spent the past year assembling a solid creative team and mapping out a financial, logistical, and creative strategy for the film. We have also met with the Bali Film Center and, once film permits have been approved, we assure that shooting in Indonesia is not only realistic but also cost effective. We will spend the coming months meeting and attaching investors, producers and actors. Once we have acquired our funding, we will begin two months of pre-production and six to eight weeks of filming on location in Indonesia. The three months following production will be dedicated to editing, sound design, and music composition. After that, the film will be completed and we will go through all avenues to get it out to a theater near you!

IS MY PLEDGE AMOUNT PRIVATE?

Yes. Only you and the project creator will see the amount pledged. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE DON'T REACH OUR GOAL?

This project will only be funded if at least $7,500 is raised by June 7th! If we don't reach our goal, everyone's donation will be refunded and this film will take even longer to make. We will have to continue to beg and borrow.

$7,500 is the minimum amount we're asking to kickstart this project. If we surpass our goal, that's great! The funds will be used wisely on necessary costs required for pre-production.

Can we count on each of you to spread the word and help us build our community of supporters? We appreciate your time, generosity, and passion for the arts!

MEET THE CREW AND LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FILM: www.whiteelephantmovie.com

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