The budget for Awkward, our movie, is $100,000. While not much for a film, it's a lot to us. We have a plan to use it efficiently and tell our story on a tight budget. First, however, we need to raise that money and that's where you come in.
Everyone who donates will be thanked in the credits and receive video updates during the production (if desired). Donors of $25 or more will receive a digital copy of the film and special credits where applicable.
We prefer donations by check (click here for instructions), but you can also donate through Amazon using your credit card. Just click the button beside any donation tier below to get started.
Give a High Five ($5)
Every little bit helps.
Give Double High Fives ($10)
Every little bit helps--especially two little bits.
Buy a Tiny Fraction of a Film Permit ($25)
Permission to film isn't free. While $25 isn't going to cover an entire permit, it puts us on the road to legality. Plus, if you contribute this much or more, we'll actually give you stuff!
Reward: A digital download of the completed film.
Buy 1/6th of a Light ($50)
If you've ever been in the dark, you know it's hard to see. Cameras have a tough time with the dark, too. To help out our camera, we need some lights. A $50 donation will buy 1/6th of a light!
Reward: An invite to the wrap party and rewards from all previous tiers.
Pay an Actor for a Day ($100)
We want to make a low budget film, but a low budget film where actors actually get paid. SAG (Screen Actor's Guild) policies require that all actors be paid $100 or more per day. When you donate that much money, you'll be keeping another actor off the streets.
Reward: Be an extra in a scene and rewards from all previous tiers.
Feed Us ($250)
To avoid death and starvation, we intend to feed our cast and crew. This costs quite a bit of money--around $250 per day, we expect. To avoid the guilt of forcing an innocent film crew into famine, donate at this level.
Reward: Come have lunch with us on set (transportation not included) and rewards from all previous tiers.
Rent a Room ($500)
Before computers, movies used to be made in real locations. Because we can't afford these futuristic machines to render far off lands like a restaurant or apartment complex, we need to borrow real ones from real people. The cost of borrowing is about $500 per day, and we have quite a few days of shooting. Help us buy our way into someone's home.
Reward: Invite to the LA premiere and rewards from all previous tiers.
Be the 1% ($1000)
$1,000 is 1% of our budget. Contribute this much and you'll be a member of the 1% (but without all the protests).
Reward: Get an associate producer credit and the rewards from all previous tiers.
Insure Our Butts ($2500)
. Sometimes production designers accidentally chop off their fingers and actors crash their vehicles into zebra cages at the San Diego Zoo. These things happen, and we need to insure the production so everybody's okay even if they make a dumb mistake. $2,500 allows us to do that (and some other things, too, of course).
: Advance preview screening with the writer-directors and rewards from all previous tiers.
Help Pay for Post Production ($5000)
Even though we don't intend to digitally remove pimples or insert any jolly CGI creatures into our film, color and sound work isn't free and will make our film look its best. When you contribute $5,000, you're helping us pay for a large amount of post-production work.
Reward: Co-producer credit and rewards from all previous tiers.
Be an Executive Producer ($10000)
A donation of $10,000 gets us 10% of the way there. That's a really big deal, and so you'll be named an executive producer (and receive the rewards from the previous tiers).