DONATE TO A FILM ABOUT A BLACK DEAF FAMILY
My name is Jade. I am an award-winning filmmaker who happened to be deaf. I am seeking support for my new film, The Shattered Mind; highlighting brain injury, hearing loss, teen life, and educational and medical decision-making. The Shattered Mind is a family drama about a misplaced high school senior overcoming brain trauma she experienced as a child, which is playing havoc with her emotion and her teenage lifestyle. This is a story inspired by true event, my experience.
My production company, Jade Films and Entertainment is using GoFundME, an online fundraising campaign platform to raise fund to produce the film. We are raising beyond $5,000 specifically for production locations to shoot in New York. If our goal’s not reached, we will lose all the money we have worked so hard to fundraise. In four months, we have raised over $13,000 offline and online, such as GoFundMe and Indiegogo. Our production budget is $20,000 for the film.
One thing we would like for you to acknowledge is that there is not one exposure or visibility about the black deaf experience about a family on mainstream television or in the mainstream cinema. They have a show called Switched at Birth; however, it is not diverse enough and does not represent our experience. To be perfectly honest, it is long overdue. That is why as the world’s only African-American Deaf filmmaker, I am doing this. My company has been producing professional and independent films for over 20 years. There are new and emerging African-American Deaf actors who are eager for to be a part of this project. This is a rare opportunity never been done before. And they deserve the visibility often overlooked by the movie and TV industry.
We’d love for you to be a part of this wonderful undertaking. Please take some time to learn about the project we are doing by visiting this link or make a donation: GoFundMe or by visiting our website. We offer incentives and perks when you donate between $10 - $5000. We also offer branding visibility and product placement for any business in our film. If you’re interested in producer credit, we offer that, too! We will be pleased with whatever you give. Also, there is a teaser you can look at and view a videolog, learning more about the project. Please check them out.
Note: If you are unfamiliar with the black deaf experience, then please check a trailer of our previous film, IF YOU COULD HEAR MY OWN TUNE. We are trying to make more films like this for the mainstream Television and movie theaters. Please help us spread awareness.
Thank you in advance for your time and for supporting.