I Am Not Invisible

I Am Not Invisible is a documentary about Nicole Flynn - an athlete, artist, and self-advocate, who also happens to have Down Syndrome.
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Erin Corrado
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Toronto, Ontario
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Short Summary

We know people like to fund ideas they can be passionate about and to people they can trust - read on to find out about the campaign and those behind it:

  • This campaign is to raise enough money through donations to complete and release the documentary I AM NOT INVISIBLE.  
    • I AM NOT INVISIBLE is a character-driven documentary.  At its heart it is the story of a 20 year old Toronto woman, and how she sees the world around her.  Besides being an amazing photographer, Nicole Flynn is a champion level synchronized swimmer who has won over 50 gold medals in competition.  She is a writer, theatre performer, artist, and advocate.  But every day she struggles for people to see her for her - rather than just focus on the fact that she happens to also have Down Syndrome.  A few years back, Nicole expressed these feelings in a striking poem titled 'I Am Not Invisible.'  Hearing her read this poem was the inspiration for this doc, and she reads it in the film.  This is a story about Nicole, a look into her life, and her perspective on the world around her.  
  • Who is running this project?  
    • Let me introduce myself.  My name is Erin Corrado and I am a Toronto filmmaker.  My first film to be publicly screened was a short called 2054, which played at the Planet in Focus film festival in Toronto, in Fall 2007.  Since then I have been making shorts and have now moved on to longer projects.  I tend to gravitate towards projects where the subjects or topics are personal to me.  I have been involved with the disability community through family and friends my whole life and I guess my films reflect that.  
  • What do I hope people will take away from the film?  
    • That we are all individuals.  We all have our challenges, but also our talents.  We need to see people for who they are, not how they look or whether they have a 'disability' or not.  This isn't a film about Down Syndrome.  It is a film about a remarkable individual who just happens to have Down Syndrome as well.  And I hope that's what people will see when they watch the film.  

Filmmaking is not a solo endeavour.  With your help through donations, the release of I AM NOT INVISIBLE can become a reality.  You can be proud of the fact that you have helped a small film get on its feet in a busy world.  

 

 

What We Need & What You Get

Here are the details broken down for you:

  • The funding from this campaign will be going towards the following:  
    • Film festival fees.  These can range from nominal ($10-$25), all the way to well over $100 per submission.  These fees have to be paid per festival the film is submitted to.  
    • At least one festival exhibition print of the film.  Right now, the film is a digital file.  In order to play on theatre screens, a print (such as HDCAM) has to be made.  This runs quite expensive, from several hundred to over a thousand dollars per print.  
    • Publicity expenses for film festivals, including possible travel for Q & A's depending on festival requirements, etc.  
    • Music licensing fees.  

    • Other language subtitles depending on where the film plays (French, Spanish, etc.)
    • If there are sufficient funds, a small honorarium may be given to those who worked/are working hard on the project as they have committed their time that could have been used working on something else.  
    • There may be expenses not listed here that will come up, that the money will also be put towards.  
    • Plus, any additional money received (say the campaign exceeds its goal), will be put towards either this project should the need arise, or saved for future film projects.  
  • We've got tons of cool perks depending on your level of contribution - from a special thanks on the official site, all the way to an Honorary Associate Producer credit!  Please note this is an honorary credit only, as a sincere thank you.  Plus, everyone who donates $50 or more will get to see their name in the film's credits in the 'special thanks' section at the end.  These perks are our way of saying THANK YOU for believing in this film and  donating.  We couldn't make it without you!  
  • If we don't reach our entire goal of $10'000, the film will still reach an audience, but a smaller one and on a tighter budget.  This means it might not be submitted to as many festivals (to cut down on publicity and fees per festival), etc.  Of course, since we want to share the film with as many people as possible and get a chance at a distribution deal, we're hoping to reach our full goal.

 

The Impact

Your contribution, no matter how small, is appreciated.  While it may not seem like much to you, it can make all the difference in the world to us.  

With this film, it is our hope that the understanding of everyone in the world as individuals will be greater.  Filmmaking may be a long and arduous process, but it is the end results such as these that make it worth it.  

In some places, people do not understand Down Syndrome, or are afraid to give birth to a child they know has Trisomy 21.  We hope to change that by giving a more positive look at things.  This isn't a political film.  It isn't a message movie.  This is a film about one individual.  As an individual.  Living her own unique life in this world.  

 

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that sometimes contributions aren't just about the money, so here's what you can do to help should you be unable to make a financial donation:

  • Pass the link along and let other people in your network (Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, etc.) know about the campaign - your marketing skills are always appreciated!  Remember you can use the Indiegogo share tools to help with this.  :)
  • If you feel that you can contribute an in-kind donation, or would prefer to donate off-line, please contact iamnotinvisiblefilm@gmail.com to explain what you'd like to offer and see what we can arrange.  

 

THANKS!!!  

 

*** By funding this project, you fully accept your contribution as a donation, not an investment.  ***

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This campaign ended on April 19, 2013
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  • $1CAD
    Thanks on official site

    Unless you choose to remain anonymous, everyone who donates $1 or more will get a thank you on the official film website!

    1 claimed
  • $25CAD
    Digital film still

    All who contribute $25 will receive a signed digital still image from the film e-mailed out to them. The first 50 contributors of $25 will receive their name in the special thanks section of the credits. Due to space in the credits, this section of the perk must be limited. Names will be listed alphabetically.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $50CAD
    Signed film still

    Contributors at this level will receive a signed film still (4" x 6" with black bars to maintain original aspect ratio) mailed out to them, plus previous perks. Still will be signed by director Erin Corrado. All contributors of $50 or more will receive their name in the special thanks section of the credits! Names listed alphabetically.

    1 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $100CAD
    Signed still & mini-poster

    Contributors at this level will receive a signed film still they select from five options (5" x 7" with black bars to maintain original aspect ratio) mailed out to them, along with a mini-poster from the film. Still will be signed by director Erin Corrado, as well as Nicole Flynn. Your name will also appear in the credits of the film (alphabetically in special thanks section) as for all contributions of $50 & up.

    2 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $250CAD
    Mini-major contributor

    NEW PERK - (POSTED FOR FINAL DAY OF CAMPAIGN ONLY)! All of the previous perks $100+, plus a signed poster, and a DVD of the film once available. Poster delivery date is below, DVD date is unknown.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $500CAD
    Major contributor thanks

    All of the previous perks $100+, plus a signed poster (you may choose one of three), and a DVD of the film once available. Poster delivery date is below, DVD date is unknown. $500+ contributors will have their names listed under major contributors in the special thanks section of the credits. Again, alphabetically. Should a screening be in your area, you will receive one complimentary ticket. Travel and accommodations not included.

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $1,000CAD
    Honorary Associate Producer

    Previous perks from $100+ (refer to their own estimated delivery dates for those aspects of this perk), plus an Honorary Associate Producer credit in the film credits! This credit will be listed at the top of the Special Thanks section. Please note it is an honorary credit only as a sincere thank you for your generous donation. Should a screening be in your area, you will receive complimentary tickets for two. Travel and accommodations not included.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $5,000CAD
    See below:

    Your credit will be first Honorary Associate Producer credit to appear in the credits (at the top of the Special Thanks section) should you contribute to this level or higher. Please note it is an honorary credit only as a sincere thanks for your generous donation. You will also receive all previous perks, as well as copies of ALL THREE posters signed and mailed to you. Should a screening be in your area, you will receive complimentary tickets for four. Travel and accommodations not included.

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