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Not Too Far From Here - There is HOPE

We're kissing domestic violence good-bye while delivering a message of hope to the next generation and their families through this Film.

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Project Description

Lindsay and Jackson have been high school sweethearts since their freshman year.  Four years of pure joy change their senior year, when Jackson betrays Lindsay's trust by having sex with one of her friends at a party. Jackson hopes for forgiveness. Her friends want revenge. Lindsay? She wants justice that may never come because of Jackson’s dad.

Do you remember your first crush? Your first love? Your first break-up? Your first heart-ache? They come packaged as different and unique as you and I.

Was there someone there to help you navigate the course? or like so many, did you have to find hope on your own, because they were in the middle of their own battle that they couldn't see you in yours?

NOT TOO FAR FROM HERE is designed to not only speak to the 15.5 million youth living in severe violent homes, but the 42.5million youth that are their peer group around them.

The premiere is planned for October 2021, as a 3 day event during domestic violence awareness month.  There will be time and space for NGO vendors to communicate about their organizations/products.

This campaign is a small piece of the big goal. It's designed to raise funds for needed gear for our camera department, upgrade on the editing suite, new microphones and receiver, pay for pre-production costs and funds to secure our leading actress.

Our team involves:
Ricki Maslar, Casting Director,  "Twister" with Helen Hunt, "Dahmer" starring Jeremy Renner, "Selfie Dad" with Michael Jr, Chonda Pierce, Jamie Grace

Kevin Sorbo, as actor/director, "Hercules", "God’s Not Dead", "Soul Surfer", "What If" and "Miracle in East Texas"
Sam Sorbo, as actress/script super, "Andromedia", "Let There Be Light", "Chicago Hope", and "Bernie the Dolphin".

Deborah Watson, Executive Director for Studio 2.22 wrote this story intentionally to help support victims of domestic violence. After a series of her friends lost loved ones, she decided to write a story dealing with the issue that offered a message of hope to survivors. Her friend Kim "Boyce" Koreiba share with her about her new book "Not Too Far From Here"- moving from hurt to hope.

"This journey has broken my heart in a way that has set it on fire to see change in our nation. Many fires are fueled with gasoline. Mine? It's the tears of hearing and seeing the results of domestic violence in our nation. In Texas, right after her high school graduation during covid, a daughter was killed by her father, then he took the life of her sister, 2 years younger and then himself. The neighbors reply?  'I'm not surprised, he had an anger streak.'  Then two weeks later, in a town north of us, a 12 year old boy was beaten to death behind his grand-fathers barn by his father."

"These are only two of many cases throughout our nation. It is my hope that we can stand together and be part of the change and bring healing to the brokenness in our nation. You see, hurting people, hurt people.  Heal the hurts of the people, it will bring hope. It's inevitable."

Thank you for taking the time to read our mission for the NOT TOO FAR FROM HERE project. We look forward to your support and hopefully meet you face to face at the event in October 2021.

 

Why investors love us

Aaron Taylor

Deborah has been a leader and a resource for her community for as long as I have known her. When we were both living in St. Louis, Deborah was known as a person that could pull pastors and different ministries together to participate in activities together. Then when she moved to Branson she did the same thing but for the film industry. What impresses me most about Deborah is that she has a vision to elevate not only her own film career, but the film industry as a whole in Missouri. She has been a tireless advocate for Missouri film for all filmmakers of all genres, not just the faith-based genre that she specializes in.

Deborah has also built a lot of relationships with key players and distributors in the faith based film industry. She put together a corporate plan for her company and recruited investors by selling shares, which puts her above the pack in the independent producer world. She also started a film festival in Branson that has received submissions from around the world. Film is truly her passion and her vision goes beyond her own film projects. I'm proud to call her a colleague.

Lindsay Dabrunz

Deborah is a self motivator who raises awareness for many causes that she is passionate about, like domestic violence. The film, "Not To Far From Here" is a topic tabu to our society but her and her crew are determined to let the world know that violence has no place in any home. Deborah says what she means, and truly means what she says with respect to her passion for helping others. After being acquainted for nearly a decade, I know first hand the level of success she seeks. Rest asure she will see this film to completion.

 

IN THE NEWS

     2020 Official Nominations- International Christian Film Festival - Deborah was nominated as the People's Choice- Screenwriter of the year

     Hollywood Actor/Director teams up with local filmmaker - A local filmmaker is making her Hollywood dreams come true with the help of a man who knows a thing or two in the industry. Deborah Watson, Assistant Director, and Writer of “Not Too Far From Here,” is receiving help from Hollywood actor/ director Kevin Sorbo.

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The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How will you use the funds?
    All the funds will be used towards, gear needs, upgrades on systems, paying for pre-production costs and securing lead actress.

    When will I receive my reward?
    Most of them are within 30 days of completion of campaign unless it includes gifting from the cast or ticket to premiere.

    Can I be in your film?
    Unfortunately, due to covid rules and regulations and limited number of people allowed on closed sets, we will not be able to have many extras. But stay tuned to future productions for the opportunity.

    Are my premiere tickets transferable?
    Yes. They are yours to do with as you please.

 

 

10/27/2020
#Kissit
$10
10/27/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Sue Lee
10/22/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Jeramie Worley
10/19/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
10/10/2020
#Kissit
$10
Michele Hammock
10/09/2020
#Kissit
$10
10/08/2020
Purple Ribbon Tree
$20
10/07/2020
Purple Ribbon Tree
$20
10/04/2020
Monetary Contribution
$5
Barbara Nicolosi
10/03/2020
Purple Ribbon Tree
$20
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

4 Supporters
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10.00 USD
#Kissit

Thank you for helping us kiss domestic violence good-bye in the lives of teenagers.

Digital #kissit lips with your name on it will be sent to you digitally to share and we will share on social media shout outs

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20.00 USD
Purple Ribbon Tree

We have a beautiful tree in the front of our home that we will write your name on a purple ribbon and tie it on the tree. Our Goal is 500 Ribbons. You will also receive a special thanks in the film credits, social media shout outs with your ribbon on the tree

 

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100.00 USD
FIrst view

Be part of the team who is first to watch and rate the film.
Also receive a special thank you in film credits.

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200.00 USD
Mustard Seed

Thank you for planting seed in our film project. We expect you to expect a harvest from your gift. The beautiful thing about mustard seeds is that it's not their size but how rapid they grow when nurtured. We will nurture it well and make sure it grows.

As a thank you, you will receive this mustard seed from our friends at Mustard Seed Bags of Courage. Special thank you in film credits, and first view of film.

To help you with the rapid growth, you will also receive a FREE 30 minute consultation from our friends at Graphene Promotions

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500.00 USD
Horsin' Around

We're not horsin' around with this reward.

Everyone that chooses this will receive associate producer credit in the film and a special autographed photo with "Lindsay" and "Hope" that only contributors at this level will receive

Join us at the Premiere and have an exclusive pass only given to producers.

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1,000.00 USD
Executive Producer

Become one of our Executive Producers and receive:

*Executive Producer Credit
*Autographed "Not Too Far From Here" book w/mini gift box for 2
*Your name on the #kissit
*Purple Ribbon on Tree
*Autographed picture of Lindsay and Hope
*Mustard Seed Necklace
*VIP premiere pass

Authorization for viewing of project pitch deck

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2,500.00 USD
Big Bertha

Our DIT Cart needs a name and Bertha won't do.

You pick the name to be spray painted and name her for life.

Plus you will receive Executive Producer credits.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

4 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
#Kissit

Thank you for helping us kiss domestic violence good-bye in the lives of teenagers.

Digital #kissit lips with your name on it will be sent to you digitally to share and we will share on social media shout outs

97 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Purple Ribbon Tree

We have a beautiful tree in the front of our home that we will write your name on a purple ribbon and tie it on the tree. Our Goal is 500 Ribbons. You will also receive a special thanks in the film credits, social media shout outs with your ribbon on the tree

 

497 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
FIrst view

Be part of the team who is first to watch and rate the film.
Also receive a special thank you in film credits.

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Mustard Seed

Thank you for planting seed in our film project. We expect you to expect a harvest from your gift. The beautiful thing about mustard seeds is that it's not their size but how rapid they grow when nurtured. We will nurture it well and make sure it grows.

As a thank you, you will receive this mustard seed from our friends at Mustard Seed Bags of Courage. Special thank you in film credits, and first view of film.

To help you with the rapid growth, you will also receive a FREE 30 minute consultation from our friends at Graphene Promotions

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Horsin' Around

We're not horsin' around with this reward.

Everyone that chooses this will receive associate producer credit in the film and a special autographed photo with "Lindsay" and "Hope" that only contributors at this level will receive

Join us at the Premiere and have an exclusive pass only given to producers.

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Executive Producer

Become one of our Executive Producers and receive:

*Executive Producer Credit
*Autographed "Not Too Far From Here" book w/mini gift box for 2
*Your name on the #kissit
*Purple Ribbon on Tree
*Autographed picture of Lindsay and Hope
*Mustard Seed Necklace
*VIP premiere pass

Authorization for viewing of project pitch deck

4 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Big Bertha

Our DIT Cart needs a name and Bertha won't do.

You pick the name to be spray painted and name her for life.

Plus you will receive Executive Producer credits.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward