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Funding an "Addiction"

Help a young female filmmaker tell her first story (with a majority women-led team!) in this male-dominated industry.

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Project Description

MAKING A FILM IS NOT EASY… 
but it is even more difficult for a young female filmmaker in a male-dominated industry. Two years ago, I left the corporate world to pursue the arts in Bollywood. After learning how the filmmaking process works, I wrote a story that I’m extremely excited to share with you.

“ADDICTION” TELLS THE STORY OF HOW…
a personal exploration spirals into a serious dependence. This film is designed to play with your physiological responses by telling the story entirely through an original composition of music.

WITHOUT A TEAM, NOTHING IS POSSIBLE. 
My insanely talented team includes a composer, a director, DOP, and actors from TV shows (and Netflix!). Musicians from multiple continents will record our soundtrack. Out of our film’s 11 departments, 7 are women-led — an outstanding statistic for any project in the entertainment industry. 

THIS IS A REAL FILM: AN INDUSTRY-LEVEL PROJECT… 
complete with locations, pre-production, rehearsals, equipment, editing studios, art department, and post-production. Although my team is contributing to the project for free, there are some unavoidable costs associated with making the short film. I am looking for $5,500 to fund our final phase of production. Your contribution supports the technical needs of me AND my brilliant team for whom this project may open doors. 

SMALL AMOUNTS CAN BUILD AN “ADDICTION”
As a token of our appreciation, all donors will be thanked in the special credits section of the film and receive once-monthly updates on our progress in the first year (opt-in basis). We also offer additional thank-you gifts in tiers to US-based donors. 

 

Thank you for your support and generosity, and I look forward to welcoming you to the “Addiction” family!

 

WHO AM I?
My name is Tricha Kumar, and I am a filmmaker eager to tell stories. I have years of show experience in production, logistics, and storytelling -- all obtained while juggling full-time school, then career. After graduating from Georgetown University and completing three years in a corporate job, I moved to India to pursue my passions in creative expression. I've been in Mumbai for two years as a choreographer and production member in the film and entertainment industry. 

This film is my first independent foray into filmmaking, and I could not be more ecstatic about my new industry and my new country. Please see above and my website for more information. Thank you for your consideration, and I am excited to welcome you on this journey of "Addiction."

 

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The Campaign FAQs

How will you use the money I donated?

Your donation will go towards one of several production needs. Whether it's renting industry-level equipment, paying for studio time, or feeding our team (who have pulled all-nighters for some of these shoots!), your donation provides important support to our team members.

 

When will I receive my gifts?

All gifts will be shipped after the fundraiser ends. We will be doing the sourcing and shipping in tandem with our post-production process, so please have some patience with our timeline. You can expect to receive your gifts from India within six months -- a perfect summertime arrival for if you are receiving a printed scarf or pants. Due to shipping limitations, we can only send gifts to continental US addresses. If you live in another location and would like to donate, please contact us to arrange for an alternative.

 

Can I choose the colour of the printed scarf/pants I receive?

Your gift will be specially sourced from open-air markets in Mumbai, an exciting place where items are usually unique and variable. Pants are one-size-fits-most. While we cannot guarantee any special accommodations, if you have any concerns, please contact us. All gifts are subject to discretion and selection by our team.

 

What kind of photo can I send for the film credits?

We recommend selecting a high-quality photo with clean natural lighting. Photos taken by a professional photographer or on your phone's highest resolution setting are the best. All photos are subject to approval by our post-production team.

 

I didn't receive my gift -- what happened?

Please contact us! Every donor should receive a confirmation message from us within one week after donating. Our team will make every effort to contact our donors to obtain their permission and information, so that we can send your rewards. If we are unable to make contact with you (or do not hear from you) within one month of the fundraiser ending, we cannot guarantee a fulfillment of your donation rewards.

 

Ramya Vaidyanathan
01/31/2020
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Monetary Contribution

All donors will be thanked in the special credits section of the film.

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Addiction Postcard

Be penpals for a day with a filmmaker! Receive a postcard with a note from an “Addiction” team member -- you might hear from our director, producer, or even one of our on-screen talents!

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Printed Indian scarf

Enjoy rocking a light, summery scarf sourced from the infamous Linking Road market in Mumbai. Includes postcard.

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Printed Indian pants

Enjoy lounging in a pair of comfortable, airy pants sourced from Colaba, the southernmost market of Mumbai. One size fits most. Includes postcard.

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Your photo in the film

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Associate Producer credits

Update your iMDB page, resume, and skill set! Donors at this level will be credited in the film as an Associate Producer. You will receive an official copy of the script, signed by both the Writer and Director. Includes postcard.

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Monetary Contribution

All donors will be thanked in the special credits section of the film.

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50.00 USD
Addiction Postcard

Be penpals for a day with a filmmaker! Receive a postcard with a note from an “Addiction” team member -- you might hear from our director, producer, or even one of our on-screen talents!

1 Supporter
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150.00 USD
Printed Indian scarf

Enjoy rocking a light, summery scarf sourced from the infamous Linking Road market in Mumbai. Includes postcard.

0 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Printed Indian pants

Enjoy lounging in a pair of comfortable, airy pants sourced from Colaba, the southernmost market of Mumbai. One size fits most. Includes postcard.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Your photo in the film

Appear in a film! Opt to have your photo included as part of our film credits in a special section. Includes postcard.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
900.00 USD
Associate Producer credits

Update your iMDB page, resume, and skill set! Donors at this level will be credited in the film as an Associate Producer. You will receive an official copy of the script, signed by both the Writer and Director. Includes postcard.

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