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Support an Instrumental Film

Between 2007 and 2019, only 1 woman of color has directed an animated film. Written1 Productions intends to change that.

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Project Description

OUR MISSION

Like learning to ride a bike or tie your shoes, Written1Productions wants to make learning about and accepting diversity second nature through the films and series we produce.

THE DIVERSITY PROBLEM

As a parent, I understand how difficult it can be to find representation and diversity in a sea of content, especially when of 120 animated films between 2007 and 2018, only 3 had a leading woman of color! 

(womenandhollywood.com)

While Disney has added disclaimers for negative depictions of people or cultures and Netflix has added a representation matters section, content with diversity in general is still flawed to put it nicely.  

WHY US

Written1Productions offers alternative content that is authentic, easy, and diverse.   We go beyond adding diversity on and off screen. We show the diversity within diversity in our stories or what we share in our differences, to help children (and some adults) truly understand and accept diversity and difference early on, in all of its forms. 

Having a career as an engineer has put me in rooms with extremely diverse groups of people, from Asian to Indian and African, to transsexual, Muslim and Catholic. And what I've learned often being the only African American woman in the room, is that working to find those similar notes can create lasting bonds strong enough to withstand anything that tries to divide us.  At Written1Productions we want to do the same with our stories.

OUR SOLUTION

Instrumental, our first of many features and shorts, is an animated feature that tells the story of 6 different black, brown, and brass instruments (from pronoun to background), who set out to save their school’s music program from a principal who wants to destroy it, but in the process learn to accept their differences while teaching us how to accept our own.  Instrumental not only educates us on the importance of accepting difference, but also reminds us of the importance of music education.  Support of this film goes beyond just this film.  It opens the levy for other inclusive, authentic content after it from Written1 Productions. But more than that, your contributions, likes, and shares will support a generation that will know theirs and each other’s differences are truly instrumental.

Your INSTRUMENTAL support of this film allows us to pay for

  • animation
  • marketing and 
  • distribution costs

And we've got some pretty cool swag and virtual events throughout the campaign for children and children at heart.  So be apart of our critical movement and join our band!  We'd love to have you.  Let's create the change we want to see together.  Please contribute to, like, follow, and share our campaign.  We appreciate you.

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What if I don't want a reward and just want to contribute can I do that?  Of course we'll graciously accept any contributions.
  • When can I expect to see my rewards?  Rewards will be shipped within 4-6 weeks of your order. (Trust us they'll be worth the wait!)

 

 

CECILIA
12/31/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Bryant Suitte
12/29/2020
"We Got the Beat" Virtual Cooking Class
$100
Kevin L Bolden
12/17/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
Allyson Holiday-Suitte
12/16/2020
Monetary Contribution
$50
Teresa Fields
12/11/2020
"All About that Base" Instrumental Tee
$25
Whitney
12/05/2020
"All About that Base" Instrumental Tee
$25
Angela Catalan
12/04/2020
"Instrumental" Wine Glass or Tumbler
$50
Georgette Shaw
12/03/2020
"Instrumental" Wine Glass or Tumbler
$50
Ms. De
12/02/2020
"Instrumental" Wine Glass or Tumbler
$250
Justine Knox
12/01/2020
"We Got the Beat" Virtual Cooking Class
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
"Making the Band" Social Media Shout Out

Congrats on making the band.  No cheesecake here.  Big shout out to you on our social media for making the band.

3 Supporters
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50.00 USD
"Instrumental" Wine Glass or Tumbler

Our glass (and what you put in it) are "Instrumental”! Or take your instrumental coffee (or beverage of choice we won't tell) on the go with our “Silver and Gold” tumbler.

7 Supporters
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100.00 USD
"We Got the Beat" Virtual Cooking Class

Take a fun virtual cooking class with a certified national BBQ judge and second-round contestant of MasterChef try-outs.  Grab the kiddos (or not), our glass, and rock out to the beat!

7 Supporters
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500.00 USD
"Golden" Premiere Party Invite

Be our guest at our premiere party!

0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
"Diamonds Are Forever" Premiere Invite

Join us for an exclusive invitation to the premiere of Instrumental.

0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
"Peep Out My Melody" Cast Dinner

Meet and Greet the cast over dinner and drinks.

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

6 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
"Making the Band" Social Media Shout Out

Congrats on making the band.  No cheesecake here.  Big shout out to you on our social media for making the band.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
"Instrumental" Wine Glass or Tumbler

Our glass (and what you put in it) are "Instrumental”! Or take your instrumental coffee (or beverage of choice we won't tell) on the go with our “Silver and Gold” tumbler.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
"We Got the Beat" Virtual Cooking Class

Take a fun virtual cooking class with a certified national BBQ judge and second-round contestant of MasterChef try-outs.  Grab the kiddos (or not), our glass, and rock out to the beat!

7 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
"Golden" Premiere Party Invite

Be our guest at our premiere party!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
"Diamonds Are Forever" Premiere Invite

Join us for an exclusive invitation to the premiere of Instrumental.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
"Peep Out My Melody" Cast Dinner

Meet and Greet the cast over dinner and drinks.

0 Supporters
Select this reward