Hi, I am Allen Edwards. I have been writing for many years and now finally God has guided me to write something to show how truly God works. I have wrote a feature length film titled, Never Give Up Hope.
Never Give Up Hope is about:
Michael has lost his job, all the money he and his wife Hope worked for gambling. He didn't tell Hope and now she has left, with their son, Jack, sending Michael into a downward spiral. Several people step in to try to help Michael get his life back in order, but not until God intervenes, does He discovers, through Him he has all He will ever need.
A little about me. I achieved my Associates in Media Productions back in 1998, I worked as an Actor and cameraman for many independent films/videos. In 2011, I began attending IADT (International Academy of Design and Technology), as I am getting my BA in Digital Media Productions, with a focus in Video Productions. Now this film is very dear to my heart, as I am sure it will touch many lives. We have an outstanding cast. Plans are to begin production the first of November 2013. We will be running, 25-5 Minutes episode, via YouTube and the Never Give Up Hope Facebook page. Once the last episode airs, I then will be writing an additional 25-30 minutes, applying it to the DVD and putting it out for sale, along with merchandise. Shirts, hats, jackets, and so forth.
What we need from you
Currently we are seeking to raise $15,000USD. I have set it up where, if we do not reach out total goal, any donations that you have contributed will be returned to you. The contributions/donations can range from $5-$2000. Here is a list of what you get for your contribution to this film.
Where does your money go?
All monies donated to Never Give Up Hope, will go directly to Never Give Up Hope, for productions costs, merchandising, catering for cast and crew, and Premiere (Theater) of completed film.
What you get for your Donation/ Contribution...
$20- A personal thank you from myself and the cast, via a signed autograph 8x10.
$25- A personal thank you from myself and the cast, via a signed autograph 8x10, also a thank you via our Facebook Page.
$50-All the above, including a copy of the DVD and a Thank you in the credits of the movie.
$75-All mentioned, as well as, a video thank you from each member of the cast along with shirt and hat.
$100-$499- Everything above, including a Producer credit in movie, a copy of the script.
$500-$2000- Everything and a Credit in the movie as Executive Producer.
Why is it important to you contribute?
With God being removed from our schools and Government, a lot of times we get caught up in today's way of life. Allow our priorities to change and we tend to put everything else before God. What this film and the characters portrayed in it show, that when everything is tumbling down or crashing down on you, that we try to fix things ourselves. Forgetting to thank God for all that He provides through His mercy and grace. Not realizing that He has put you in this situation and we have to make the right choices to get us out. We also forget that, we should walk by faith, not by sight-2 Corinthians 5:7. Today so many people are lost, so many Christians fall to the pattern of society. What this film will do is remind them that God should be first and when He is first, He will provide you with everything you will ever need in life. David went through struggles, before he became king, just as God had promised him. Job, lost his whole family and all of His wealth, and Job praised God for that and God repaid him by more wealth. Jesus, walked the earth for 30 years dealing with His own struggles, and then 3 years later, He paid our price for us. So not only is this a heart-warming and touching love story, it is an inspirational tale of a family who had no Hope and found it through God.
Ways that you can help us raise the Funds
Be sure to tell all of your friend, family and associates about this film and check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NeverGiveUpHopeTheMovie In addition to that, you can also use the share tools right here on indiegogo.
Thank you for your donation/contribution. We greatly appreciate it!
Cast and Crew, Never Give Up Hope
Writer/Director/ role of Michael