Ordinarily, I’m not one for advertising. I didn’t even want to send people graduation announcements, and wouldn’t have without the pressure of my parents. However, on occasion, I make exceptions. Awhile back I posted a video about my friend Mitch who was making a film about the struggle of homeless and foster youth, called A Survival Story. Today I ask you to look over a plea that Mitch has prepared, and I ask you to think kindly. We’re not here to crush dreams today, folks. I know that the readers of this blog support me creatively, and if I needed it perhaps even monetarily — lets share the love. I know most of you would buy me a $5 beer, so lets buy Mitch a couple figurative brews. Thanks in advance.
The foster and homeless youth of Southern California face many unprecedented dangers in the pursuit of their dreams. Mitch Allen and Raymond Cinemato have spent the last year developing a documentary entitled “A Survival Story” to expose and support our less fortunate bretheren which you can find more information on at the ‘Kickstarter‘ website here: http://kck.st/lycoQO .
This project aims to empower homeless and foster youth aged 16-24 by providing a voice for their stories. The hope is connect people of influence (including A-list celebrities, politicians, and you) to the means to help.
But this project wont survive if it doesn’t receive your help. As a passion project, “A Survival Story” has chugged along for a year on no budget. At this crossroad, we’re looking for modest funding to finish our venture. There are several tangible incentives you can receive when you pledge whatever amount you wish at http://kck.st/lycoQO . There are incentives for every amount!
Some incentives include:
-Wrap Party and Premiere invites
-Letters from those you’ve helped
-Digital download of the film’s score
-Credits within the film
-along with many others AND the gratitude of all involved, and the satisfaction of knowing your pledge went towards something that betters the human race.
There is a catch! Kickstarter calls them ‘pledges’ because unless we reach our modest funding goal beforeWednesday, June 1 at 11:25PM Eastern Time (EDT), WE WON’T BE FUNDED! If we aren’t funded, you will not be charged a single penny, but we won’t receive a single penny, either. So it’s all or nothing, do or die.
At this time, we have less than 10 days of our 35 day timeline until our deadline is up and we’re 41% funded. Help us make the modest budget on time, and tell a very necessary story to the world; “A Survival Story