Help Young Filmmakers

We are aspiring high school filmmakers that are a part of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts in pursuit of a beneficial learning experience.
Michelle Bac
Culver City, California
United States
1 Team Member

Who are we?

We are the film department of the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts! Composed of many high school students, we collectively work on the pre-production, production, and post-production of all our original films as well as take college level film classes.

Currently, we are enrolled in a Cinematography class-led by George Mikhail-and for our Spring Project we are hoping to shoot one simple scene about the rift between a father and a son with professional equipment. Our motive? We need the experience!

However, being a constantly cash strapped program, WE NEED YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT.

Why do we need the money and where would it go?

The one scene that we hope to shoot is simple, but pricey. In order to make the "film" a legitimate learning experience for our program, we need professional equipment to work with.

  • Grip and Lighting Truck Rentals
  • Camera Rentals
  • Production Design Costs

If there happens to be any money left over, it would be used to fund future films and buy much needed new equipment/tools (especially new paper tape)

YOUR Impact

Even though the end result of this project won't be screening at Cannes, Sundance, or something of the sort, understand that it will mean much more to us as a film class.

  • The onset experience and knowledge gained from just this ONE scene will carry on for next year's film students.
  • You will have changed and impacted countless futures wanting to work in film.
  • You will have given us hope that projects of this size and even of this price ARE POSSIBLE.

Can't Donate? There are other ways to support us!

We understand completely if money just doesn't have the liquidity it once had for you. But here are some other ways to aid in our endeavor:

  • Feel very free to post the link to our Indiegogo campaign on Twitter, Facebook, your blog, or ANY kind of social networking site. Spread the word!
  • Talk to your friends, co-workers, everyone, about our program and see if it sparks a motivation to donate!

Every degree of support is greatly appreciated.

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  • $5USD
    Thank you!

    Your contribution is greatly appreciated and comes with the awareness that you filled the stomach of a hungry crew member on set!

    1 claimed
  • $10USD

    Not only do we thank you from our deepest pit of our souls, but we would like to give a personal 'thank you' to you on Facebook because you RULE!

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  • $25USD
    You! Yes, you! In our credits!

    For a gracious amount of just $25, your name will be displayed in the 'thank you' section of the credits. (all perks before this one included)

    12 out of 50 claimed
  • $50USD
    Backstage pass!

    A personal video 'thank you' from the crew during production, because where would we be without you? ... obviously not on set! (all perks before included)

    6 out of 10 claimed
  • $100USD
    Online Premiere

    You are making a difference! Your donation of $100 will grant you access to a special online screening - passworded link and all. (all perks before included)

    3 claimed
  • $250USD
    2 Premium Tickets to SONY

    At this film screening, you have exclusive reserved VIP seating to view all the films we have worked on this year including but not limited to: Boba Wars, Un Jour, Blackout, Cereal Aisle, and Fatal Sketches. (all perks before included)

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  • $500USD
    2 Tickets to a Special Gala

    What? A gala? Yes! You will receive two tickets to a very special event held by the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. There will be an auction of different arts and goods as well as live performances.

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  • $1,000USD
    Backstage pass! Forreal!

    To show our deepest appreciation, we would like to invite you, and any guest, to our film location, give a personal tour of our set, and provide you with lunch because you mean oh so much to us! Perk includes the warm fuzzy feeling that is our undying love and gratitude for you.

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