The Fault In Our Stars- Cancer Fund is sponsored by Nicholas Keil Photo Video.
Check us out at youtube.com/nicholaskeilvideo. We are currently in the process of transfering 65 videos to the channel, so hold your horses!
The Fault in our Stars is a book originally written by John Green, however it is being adapted into 2 series over the next two years. It tells the story of Hazel Lancaster, a girl who was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer when she was young. For the past 5 years, she has been carrying around an oxygen tank and a “magic” drug that has been able to grant her a few years. After being forced to go to a Support Group, with other children and teens who are also diagnosed with a cancer, she meets Augustus Waters, an amputee.
During this project, we know that we will be able to succesfully raise over $5000, from many people that have already reserved a ticket to a public screening, about $100-500 per episode thanks to youtube's ad revenue, another little bit from private donaters. This is all going to go directly to Children's Hospital of Colorado, to help individual families that have children with cancer. Almost everyone in the cast and crew know at least one person with cancer, so we all have no problem to take a week or two out of our lives to make a film that will benefit others! Join the Cause!!!
TFIOS will be directed by Nicholas Keil (writer and creator of TFIOS project) and Michelle Schrader (Lead Acting Supervisor).
This is probably the most important part of the project: distributing the money so we can end with just as much as we needed originally.
Camera Equipment- For this project, we are using the Canon C100 EF Camcorder, which costs us $490 for 10 days. This is awesome because now we don't have to rush through the series by trying to film it in less than a week. those three days will give us some space and at the same time decrease the amount of stress that we'll have with limited usage of it.
Sound Equipment- We really want to get one of Rode's Ntg3, with a shiny new boom pole along the way. this will cost us exactly $369.00! I have tried this out when i visited new york in July 2012, and i absolutely loved it. Our production room is already stuffed to the brim with XLR cords and such, but as always- bad sound on a good film kinda 0's everything out.
Along with that, we will need an original score for the film. most of the people we are looking at are guitarists and street artists, however a good friend of mine is graciously taking a paycut by helping us compose some music for the bigger parts in the series (no spoilers!)
Lighting Equipment- there are some very low key scenes in our production, mainly those that take place in hazel's backyard, and for that we can't use studio lighting in an outdoor environment. We are buying a set of 3 floodlights that we can place at the alternate end of the set. these bad boys are about $130 total, thanks to the wonderful people at mike's camera!
Catering- the catering will cost us $600.03. if we don't eat, we die. and if we die, we can't make a film for you guys :(.
Shipping- the last $60 is for shipping ONLY. we are not spending deneros on anything else (marketing, actor payment*, etc.). THIS IS STRICTLY FOR SHIPPING!
*our actors are all fans of the book, and they are allowing themselves to work for free, go figure.
The episodes are planned to air on our youtube channel, along with the site in Mid-July through Early August. All of that revenue will also go to Children’s Hospital of Colorado. (will be updated with emails)
We wanted to offer you some of the best rewards we could, and in fact, many of the rewards that we’ve put together were requested by fans! This is a big project with a lot going on, so we’ll be updating this section regularly to help guide you through all of the choices. From $1.00-$100, we’ve kept things pretty simple, although first 100. Above $100, the choices get a lot harder and rarer. (We’ve even thrown in a few unique items. And we may add some rare or additional unique drops randomly during the campaign.) If you’re thinking about pledging at one of those levels, please read the descriptions carefully. The SPONSOR rewards are for companies, or others who want to receive partial or full-screen sponsorship credit on the web release and in the feature credits.
Yes, my friend, rewards... well, here they are!
At $1, you get an internet high-five posted to your facebook page or tweeted to you.
At $5, you get your name or username in the credits!
At $10, you can get copies of the episodes in full 1080p!
At $35, you get a NTSC DVD or BluRay Copy of the series once all episodes are released!
At $50, you get an exclusive Hazel and Augustus poster; an IndieGoGo exclusive!
At $75, you get a signed copy of the script by everyone in the cast and crew!
At $100, you get another IndieGoGo exclusive Okay. Okay. Keychain!
At $200, you get an Okay. Okay. Iphone case for the 4, 4s and 5! including a letter from Augustus and Hazel themselves (handwritten).
At $450, you get an executive producer's spot right next to the director and actors. Along with that, you also get a 15 minute skype call with the actors and director!