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Special Indeed Film Project

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THE STORY:

We need funding for the development, production, post production, insurance, contingency, marketing and distribution expenses for the feature documentary film Special Indeed. This film is important not only for these talented “differently-abled” athletes as they pursue the road to the Special Olympic Nationals Meet, but to us as a society in how we perceive them and others like them.

There are the two events, State and Nationals that are time sensitive. The State meet is May 16 & 17 in Orlando. The National Meet is June 15-20 in Princeton, NJ. These two events must be recorded or the film is irreparably changed. We are therefore requesting $22,000 for the first ask.

We then want to stretch the budget to include the rest of the shoot – interviews, practices, conditioning, showcasing the athletes off the field, and post-production. This adds an additional $32,000 to the budget. The third ask is for marketing and distribution so that we can attend film festivals in US and Europe, put the film in 5 theaters in Florida for the first level of domestic theatrical distribution and expand out nationwide to theaters in cities such as Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Charlotte, Boston etc., download film via the web, sell DVDs, and appear on TV. Marketing and distribution will add another $29,000 to the budget for a total of $83,000.

One of the major perks in giving to fund this film is you can write off 100% of your donation. We are affiliated with Pride Academy, a 501c3, whose track team represents Miami Dade County going to the Special Olympics. The film is about their journey. This budget represents the low end of costs for feature documentaries, however with the help of some very talented filmmakers giving of their time and talent at a much lower rate than normal and you – our supporters, we will succeed in producing a film that is Special Indeed!.. $22,000…$32,000…Finished Film @ $54,000…$83,000..Help us finish the race!

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