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Bringing a voice of the unheard to film.
Cherith Simmons
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Canoga Park, California
United States
1 Team Member

 short film

We live in a culture where minorities aren't well-represented, if represented at all, by mainstream media. Film and television are dominated by primarily white, usually male, lead characters.  When minorities are presented they usually act as tokens or sidekicks to their caucasian counterparts.

My name is Cherith Simmons.  I'm a female African-American/Filipino director.  It is my goal as a filmmaker to make substantial films with intriguing ethnic central characters and to do so by presenting culture without stereotypes.   

I'm asking for your help in getting a voice heard that seems to be, for the most part, silent in mainstream cinema and television.  Thank you so much for taking the time to read our campaign.   

short film


The short film is a semi-autobiographical story about a middle class multi-racial family in San Fernando Valley, CA.  This vignette brings us into a day of this family's life as the audience witnesses the intricate dynamics of the household, told through the perspective of the youngest daughter, Laila.

Where will your money be going?

Camera Equipment - $500

Art Department - $200

Crafty/Meals - $300

Gas/Expenses - $200


If you have any questions regarding our campaign at all or just want to say hello, feel free to email us.

Director/Writer - Cherith Simmons


Producers - Jaimie Johnson, Cameron Boyce




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$1,200 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 20, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Shout out!

    Personalized video shout out from the director and producers! Isn't that cool?!

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $25USD
    Movie poster!

    "Wow, I get a movie poster for the low cost of a $25 donation?" What a steal!

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $100USD
    Your name in the credits!

    Your name or business will get a special thanks during the ending credits of the film! What a deal! You will also receive a movie poster and DVD copy after completion of the film.

    4 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $250USD
    A special, special thanks!

    Special thanks in credits, DVD copy, movie poster, and a personalized thank you letter from the director.

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $500USD
    Associate Producer!

    Your name in the credits as Associate Producer! That also includes a DVD copy, movie poster, and a personalized thank you letter from the director.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $1,200USD
    Executive Producer!

    Big donations get you big credit! Executive Producer credit to be exact! And Executive Producers get a DVD copy, movie poster, personalized letter of thanks, and are forever embedded into our memory!

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    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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