Send Us an Angel - TV show pilot
Based on that video, if you could, would you help a family like that get back on their feet? How about at least provide a means for them to escape the realities of their situation, by sending them on a much needed vacation? Would you want to see how they enjoyed their time?
Well, my crew and I have an ambitious idea for a new kind of TV show which basically gives a deserving family who has faced some type of hardship a totally pampered 100% all expense paid vacation, while staying in a decked out luxury home for a week. The family would agree to have their time spent taped for the show. Also, through the use of social media the viewer would have unprecedented voting ability to choose a family and pick their activity.
The video above is just one of the many inspiring stories of families, in need of some positive change. This show can potentially provide that much needed change in their lives. That is why we are passionate about and beleive in this project. This show has the potential to make an impact on not just the families, but society as a whole, bringing about more awareness regarding the constant struggles and hardships families face on a daily basis. That alone makes what we are trying to accomplish very much worth it.
Here are some things to know about us and expectations for the show:
- We have experienced directors, producers, gaffers, a marketing group and editors on staff ready to go.
- We plan to start shooting in late March or early April.
- Your contribution will help us put together a very solid, professionally edited pilot, that will be pitched to networks and convey exactly how the show would play out on TV.
What exactly will your donations allow us to do?
We’re setting our initial goal for $1,000,000, which will allow us to purchase and cover some of the following major expenses:
- We need to purchase the house we plan to do the set design (lighting/furnishing) taping and production of the show from. This is the home we all have in mind: Luxury Home
- Travel expenses (flight/limo service) for the family to make it down to the pilot shooting location here in FL.
- Local business involvement. Celebrity cook and fashion designer appearance.... can't say who just yet.
- The staff and crew, who I'm pretty sure would like to be compensated for all their hard work into making this possible.
Those are just some of the more major expenses we have to deal with. If we raise over our goal, we will use those funds toward additional more general expenses not listed (e.g. food, taxes, emergency expense). We are also looking into house "luxuries" like iPads and new unforeseen tech goodies.
We urge you to join us, contribute whatever makes sense and see your money make a direct impact on the life of a family facing the biggest hardship they’ve ever known. We will post regular updates, so you can see how your contribution is helping out.
Contributions and Perks:
1$ Great Samaritan -Will receive an email stating our deepest gratitude for your support.
5$ True Believer -Will receive an email stating our deepest gratitude for your support and personal email updates of the show's progress.
20$ Divinely Inspired -Personal thank you call from the show's creator and a Send us an Angel fridge magnet.
100$ The Righteous -Personal thank you call from the show's and a Send us an Angel mug.
500$ Spirit Filled -Personal thank you call from the show's and a Send us an Angel T-shirt.
1000$ Sons of Angels -Everything mentioned above, plus have your name displayed in special thank you credits. Also a copy of the TV show pilot.
5000$ Heavenly Angel -Everything mentioned above, plus a video segment on the show stating why the family chosen deserved the vacation. Also a copy of the TV show pilot.
Other Ways You Can Help
Whether you feel you can donate or not, your support is appreciated. Please share this campaign on your Facebook timeline, tweet about it, send out emails, make a YouTube video. Whatever you feel is the most appropriate way for you to spread the word.
However much we are able to raise, will be because of the help we’ve received from so many people who’ve heard about what we’re doing via the power of social media.
Be the Angel for a family in need of change!
As this is posted, 3,500 families are still displaced by super storm Sandy in New York and New Jersey. Many of whom have been living in hotels and motels, sometimes bouncing to a different room as reservations for weddings, parties and conferences eat up hotel space.
With the help of contributions to this campaign and private funding collaboration, we hope to start shooting the pilot late March or early April. We have a staff of experienced producers, directors and set staffers waiting on deck to help make this happen. Once the pilot has been completed, then begins the mission of pitching our show to the networks.
Thanks for all the support so far. Please continue to share this campaign on your social networks and donate. Regular updates will be posted right on this site - There are so many good families out there doing their best to make ends meet. let's make some dreams come true for some very deserving families.
We all have the ability to change the lives of people around us for the greater good.
Special thanks to: The Associated Press and FiOS1 News.