THANK YOU ALL! for helping us through this journey and making our dreams a possibility. The funds raised will help us towards our goal. We have a second Indie-GoGo Page dedicated to raising funds for the finishing costs of the film. Please help us in any way you can. If you have already donated and would like to know how else you can help, please read this. We need help in various forms; from extras on set, to food for the cast and crew. Every little bit helps.
We are just about done with shooting Love Is All You Need? the short, please view some photos here on a social networking site.
How Would You Live if You Couldnt Love?
. Imagine a world where 'Straight' was
considered 'gay' - and 'gay' was 'straight'
a world where it was taboo for a
woman and a man to fall in love...
a world where 'same sex marriage' was the
only way in which society would permit you to love...
A world where who you love defines WHO you are.
About the Film
Love is All You Need? tells the story of Ashley, a young teen who is raised in the picture perfect all-American family with two moms, two grandpas, two uncles, and a little brother. But Ashley has a problem she has a crush on a boy at school, which is against everything this world has ever taught her. This undeniable attraction to the opposite sex causes her to be the constant target of verbal and physical abuse until she is driven to a tragic end.
Whats the Big Deal?
This film challenges our current conceptions of the phrases gay and straight by switching, not only their meanings, but also the culturally instigated conditions that are commonly paired with the phrases; like suicide in response to bullying. This film hopes to shed light onto the highly controversial issue of human and equal rights in the LBGT Community, and also raise awareness to our current world as to the obstacles that this community faces. "We are using this media to help lift society onto a higher level" says Rachel Diana, Producer and co-founder of WingSpan Pictures.
What is a world where you cannot love whom you wish?
Love is all you need? takes this question and tips it on its head; revealing the backwardness of our own society in matters of love, acceptance and freedom of choice.
While this film will undoubtedly cause some uneasiness to its viewers, perhaps that is exactly what it is meant to do says creator/director K. Rocco Shields about making the audience feel as uneasy as society currently makes LGBT people feel. WingSpan Pictures, the company behind Shields, and also her last project My Jane Doe a controversial video testimonial about the Dont Ask Dont Tell policy in the military, is the main creative force behind the short.
How You Can Help
WingSpan is not only asking for help with the funding, but is also reaching out for support from local artists, musicians, actors and crewmembers to help make the film be a layered creative endeavor. A community effort is needed for this community problem, says Shields. All who are interested in donating their time or help funding to this film should contact the WingSpan Pictures Offices at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whats the $25,000 For?
This film will cost above the quoted $25,000 so WingSpan Pictures is donating lights, cameras, all editing and production labor costs to the short film. Since WingSpans donation will not cover all the costs, we are asking for your help.
There are certain inescapable costs that we cannot cover on our own, some of which are listed below, and others that your financial donations will go toward; such as: Shooting Permits, food, talent costs, production costs, and then anything listed below that isnt donated.
We want to give you a breakdown so you know that your money is being well spent. We arent here to make a quick buck, were here to help make our vision a reality and with your help, that is exactly what were going to do.
Additional Donations Needed
You want to help, but maybe you dont have the funds, or wish there was more you could do? Perfect. Here we have a list of things that we need to make this film. If you are interested in helping us out by donating any of the items listed, please contact us at email@example.com
Team on This Campaign:
K Rocco Shields
Director / Writer/ Creator
Post Production Supervisor
Post Production Coordinator
Office Production Assistant
Post Production Producer