Thank you everyone. Thank you for contributing and taking the time to be involved in something that means so much to me. Over the past month there has been so much encouragement and kind words from everyone. The campaign was so successful that not only did we reach the goal, we far surpassed it. It may sound funny, but throughout the fundraising I felt this strong sense of community. I am truly honored to have support from such generous and caring people.
Over the next week I will begin emailing out the perks. Check your email for links to pictures and videos. From these links you will be able to view and download your respective perks. I hope you enjoy them as they paint a vivid (and hilarious) picture of Evan, Eric, and me.
Now that the fundraising is finished, the timeline is as follows: Over the next few months I would like to secure actors, crew, and locations. This time will be used to plan and rehearse. Then, once summer rolls around we will begin shooting. It sounds simple, but this process is only the beginning. I look forward to the challenge and know I have encouragement from so many people already.
I cannot thank everyone enough and I promise you this: I’ll pour my heart and soul into this to make the best damn movie I can make. Thank you.
Any inquiries, recommendations, head shots, resumes, samples, and anything else can be directed to email@example.com
My Brother and Me
My Brother and Me is the true story of Marc and his older brother Evan and how they loved to make movies together. Along with their oldest brother Eric, the three filmed short skits that included monkey puppets, Star Wars, giant fighting robots, and the goofiest costumes they could put together. Whether you laughed with them or at them, these short movies were shared for everyone’s enjoyment.
Soon after Evan began his college career, he was diagnosed with a malignant cancer known as Ewing’s sarcoma. Throughout Evan’s treatment he continued to make movies with Marc and Eric. These movies were a way of finding humor throughout Evan’s treatment and helped the three brothers bond during tough times. In the summer of 2008, after battling the cancer on and off for almost five years, Evan passed away.
Even in these devastating times Marc continued to make movies with his family and friend’s support. It eventually became a career for him, and the movies he made with Evan and Eric became cherished treasure.
My Brother and Me is a movie that will tell Evan’s story, along with what it is like to go through something as tumultuous as cancer treatment. The object is to show people that in the darkest times there is still room for laughter and fun, and many times those are necessary elements to persevere.
Once the movie is finished it will be available to purchase online, DRM-free. All proceeds will go towards charity to help those in treatment for cancer.
Some of the perks included upon donation are drawings Evan made and/or the skits Evan, Eric, and Marc made together.
Every dollar counts towards making this movie a reality. Thank you for your support.
What We Need
A majority of the funds will go towards securing cast and crew. People will be the biggest asset to this project and we want to be able to hire professionals and treat them professionally while making the movie.
The more money we earn the more care we can give to our cast and crew.
About the Director - Marc Schoeberlein
Marc has been making movies since the age of thirteen when he received his first Hi-8 camcorder for Christmas. Thanks to his older brothers Evan and Eric, Marc continued to make movies right through college. At University at Buffalo he studied film and video and joined the on-campus television station. His background is in event videography and has filmed everything from interviews to concerts. Marc wants to tell the story of Evan because it was instrumental to his love of movie making.