I Am One

One person CAN make a difference. A high school baseball star learns about being the one to take a stand when his best friend is bullied by his teammate.
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Steph Borklund
Film
Columbia, Missouri
United States
1 Team Member

WELCOME:

I Am One is a film that explores one young man’s realization that he can make a difference   This film is about empowering children and young adults to stand up for the victims of bullying.

 

SYNOPSIS:

Noah is faced with an event at school that provokes him to reexamine his friendships with Austin, his baseball teammate and Erin, his childhood best friend.  He is torn between “hangin’ with the guys” and maintaining his friendship with Erin, a closeted lesbian.  Wanting to do the right thing, he is forced to make a decision that will affect all three of their lives.

 

WHO WE ARE:

We are a group of working professionals and educators.  We believe in the power of film to convey important messages.  
We’re making a difference one film at a time.

 

CREW:

Writer, Producer, Director, Editor

Steph Borklund

Steph has over 10 years of experience as a producer, director, and editor whose works include documentary, narrative, and corporate and industrial videos. She is an Assistant Professor of Digital Filmmaking at Stephens College. 

 

Writer/Producer

Kate Kogut

Kate has been writing and rewriting stories all her life. A playwright and filmmaker, she is currently an Assistant Professor of Scriptwriting at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She loves everything about the writing process and is excited to be exploring new horizons in filmmaking, producing, and creating works for new media. 

 

Director of Photography

Kyle Anderson

Kyle is a student at the Art Institute of Jacksonville pursuing a degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production.  He has been the Director of Photography on many student films, in addition to being First Assistant Camera and gaffer for Applebox Productions.

 

1st AC/Colorist

Sean Shea

Sean Shea is a multi-faceted Director of Photography who has experience in music videos, short films, commercials and television. He won Best Film in the Jacksonville 48 HR Film Project 2010 for the short film Smooth Move, which he directed.  Ideas and storyboards come to life on camera because of careful attention to detail and character development.

 

CAST:

Character:  Nancy

Guinevere Turner

Ms. Turner is an American actress and screenwriter.  Her career began in 1994 with the feature film Go Fish.  She is best known as the screenwriter for such films as American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page.  A writer and story editor for the first two seasons of The L Word, Turner also made several memorable guest appearances on the show as Alice Pieszecki's screenwriter ex-girlfriend, Gabby.

 

We are currently auditioning for the rest of the cast and will update soon.

 

WHY DONATE:

The good news is the conversation has begun, more and more people are becoming aware of bullying and its impact on our children and young adults.  Schools should be a safe place for every student.  This film takes the next step by encouraging these children and young adults to make a difference.  Everyday kids are being bullied; this film is a positive message exploring how one person can make a difference.

 

THE CONTRIBUTIONS:

Your money will go towards:

  1. Cast:
  • Paying our amazing cast 
  1. Crew:
  • Paying our talented crew (who are working at a VERY reduced rate or for free)
  1. Equipment:
  • Camera
  • Lighitng
  • Grip and Electric Equipment
  1. Postproduction:
  • Audio Sweeting
  • Color Grading
  • Music Composition
  • Film Festival Submissions
  1. Catering:
  • Feeding our cast and crew on our long shoot days
  1. Insurance:
  • Production Insurance

 

THE IMPACT:

Our goal is to use the film as an outreach tool to connect with children and young adults from elementary school up to high school.  We want to inspire kids to take a stand against bullying by showing them a positive message about what they can do to help.  All it takes is for one person to take a stand and I truly believe others will follow in creating the domino effect.

 

OTHER WAYS TO HELP:

“Like” us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/IAmOneShortFilm, to stay connected and get all the latest updates on our production.

E-mail your friends and forward our indiegogo campaign.  Let’s start that domino effect – all it takes is for one person to set it in motion.

Visit our website at iamoneshortfilm.com.

 

Contact:

Have a question for us – email info@borklundproductions.com

 

PERKS:

DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT

“In Memory of” or “In Honor of”

If you pledge “In Memory of” or  “In Honor of,” we will have a special section in the credits that will pay tribute to those that have committed suicide or have suffered due to bullying.  Please state either/or.  (Can be listed as First Name/Last Initial, i.e. Steph B. or First Name/Last Name, i.e. Steph Borklund or First Initial/ Last Name, i.e. S. Borklund)

 

$5 Kindness

  • A shout out of “thanks” on our Facebook page.

 

$10 Encouragement

  • A shout out of “thanks” on our Facebook page.
  • An I Am One bumper sticker (let’s plaster the country in dominos and watch bullying fall!)

 

$25 Support

  • All the above plus……
  • Access to daily clips shot during production

 

$50 Inspiration

  • All the above plus……
  • Access to the Behind the Scenes Documentary before the public can view it

 

$75 Understanding

  • All the above plus……
  • Signed production still from different members of the Cast or Crew
  • Access to the Bloopers Reel before the public can view it

 

$100 Empowerment

(100 available)

  • All the above plus……
  • Signed copy of the DVD from the director
  • T-Shirt with the I Am One Logo printed on the front

 

$500 Acceptance

(10 available)

  • All the above plus……
  • Signed Movie Poster
  • Name in credits under “Special Thanks” at end of film

 

$1000 Advocate

(5 available)

  • All the above plus……
  • Director will come to your school/organization of choice for a special screening that you organize (within the states of Kansas or Missouri)
  • Associate Producers Credit at end of film

 

$5000 Unconditional Love

(2 available)

  • All the above plus……
  • Director will come to your school/organization of choice for a special screening that you organize (within the lower 48 states)
  • Executive Producers Credit at beginning of film

 

EXCLUSIVE

$250 or more

Principal’s Office

(3 available)

  • All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus……
  • Name of donor recited over the PA to “come to the principal’s office”

 

OR

 

Batter Up

 (2 available)

  • All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus……
  • Name of donor recited over the PA as “Batter up” or equivalent

 

OR

 

School Play

(15 available)

  • All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus……
  • Name of donor appears on a list of “auditioning for the school play”

 

OR

 

Teacher of the Year

(2 available)

  • All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus……
  • Name of donor appears on a flyer for “teacher of the year”

 If you end up on the cutting room floor - we'll make sure we send you a clip with your name.

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  • $1USD
    "In Memory of" / "In Honor of"

    If you pledge “In Memory of” or “In Honor of,” we will have a special section in the credits that will pay tribute to those that have committed suicide or have suffered due to bullying. Please state either "In Memory of" or "In Honor of". (Can be listed as First Name/Last Initial, i.e. Steph B. or First Name/Last Name, i.e. Steph Borklund or First Initial/ Last Name, i.e. S. Borklund)

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  • $5USD
    Kindness

    A shout out of “thanks” on our Facebook page.

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  • $10USD
    Encouragement

    - A shout out of “thanks” on our Facebook page. - An I Am One bumper sticker (let’s plaster the country in dominos and watch bullying fall!)

    4 claimed
  • $25USD
    Support

    - All the above plus…… - Access to daily clips shot during production

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  • $50USD
    Inspiration

    - All the above plus…… - Access to the Behind the Scenes Documentary before the public can view it

    9 claimed
  • $75USD
    Understanding

    - All the above plus…… - Signed production still from different members of the Cast or Crew - Access to the Bloopers Reel before the public can view it

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  • $100USD
    Empowerment

    - All the above plus…… - Signed copy of the DVD from the director - T-Shirt with the I Am One Logo printed on the front

    3 out of 100 claimed
  • $250USD
    EXCLUSIVE/Principal's Office

    - All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus…… - Name of donor recited over the PA to “come to the principal’s office” If you end up on the cutting room floor - we'll make sure we send you a clip with your name.

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  • $250USD
    EXCLUSIVE/School Play

    - All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus…… - Name of donor appears on a list of “auditioning for the school play” If you end up on the cutting room floor - we'll make sure we send you a clip with your name.

    0 out of 15 claimed
  • $250USD
    EXCLUSIVE/Batter Up

    - All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus…… - Name of donor recited over the PA as “Batter up” or equivalent If you end up on the cutting room floor - we'll make sure we send you a clip with your name.

    0 out of 2 claimed
  • $250USD
    EXCLUSIVE/Teacher of the Year

    - All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus…… - Name of donor appears on a flyer for “teacher of the year” If you end up on the cutting room floor - we'll make sure we send you a clip with your name.

    0 out of 2 claimed
  • $500USD
    Acceptance

    - All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus…… - Signed Movie Poster - Name in credits under “Special Thanks” at end of film

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Advocate

    - All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus…… - Director will come to your school/organization of choice for a special screening that you organize (within the states of Kansas or Missouri) - Associate Producers Credit at end of film

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Unconditional Love

    - All perks included in the $100 Empowerment plus…… - Director will come to your school/organization of choice for a special screening that you organize (within the lower 48 states) - Executive Producers Credit at beginning of film

    0 out of 2 claimed
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