Life As Gay: A Documentary

A feature documentary film about what it's like to be gay in today's society.
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Dylan Farnan
Film
Glasgow
United Kingdom
1 Team Member

A bit about us:

We’re a team of filmmakers and graphic designers who are fed up of the image LGBT people have been given in today’s media, as the stereotypical ‘gay’.  Most of us are from the UK but a few reside in Canada, and because of that we’ve been able to watch as the LGBT community struggles to gain equality in the US.  Over the past month DOMA and Prop 8 have been struck down, and it’s a start, but it’s not enough and we want to document what is now a defining point for human rights. 

Anyway, enough about us.  Check out what we actually want to do below.

 

What we want to do:

For a long time we’ve wanted to create a documentary about what it’s truly like to be LGBT - focusing on the struggles and the triumphs we run into on a daily basis.  Now that that we're moving closer by the day to equality, we think it’s the perfect time to get out there and film.

We want to interview lawmakers, well-known LGBT personalities (like YouTubers and celebrities), and you: the public.  With all of our footage we’ll be able to put together a feature-length documentary film and get it out to as many people as possible; through film festivals, and of course BluRay and DVD, but most importantly - social media.

Not only do we want this to become the human rights film but we want it to be the most social film out there too, by really taking advantage of social media and putting it to its best use as a platform for change.

What we want to do summed up:

  • Go to key locations in the US and Canada and interview people (New York, LA, Vancouver, and Toronto) - we’ll go to southern states too if we can afford it.
  • Shoot daily life footage with two groups; one Canadian, and the other American.
  • Inspire a school or business in each location to go gay-friendly.
  • Put together a final documentary film and get it out to as many people as possible.

 

What we need money for:

We’re artists and unfortunately that means we don’t make as much as bankers.  Due to our lack of funds we need your financial backing so we can produce the film.  

Below is a breakdown of our costs:

 

 

On a final note:

Thanks for checking out our campaign.  Obviously we would love if you could contribute to our funds but if you can’t then don’t worry, just share this page with your friends!

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  • $5USD
    Thank you!

    You’ll get your name displayed on our website for the world to see. It’s our way of saying thanks.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $10USD
    Share it.

    Alongside the above you’ll get a mention on our Twitter and Facebook.

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  • $15USD
    In the credits

    Your name will appear in the credits of the documentary + everything above (everything but the credit will come way before July 30th)

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  • $20USD
    Email on location

    We’ll send you an e-postcard with a production photo from our filming location at the time + everything above.

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  • $40USD
    Going digital

    You’ll have special access to 1080p HD downloadable copy of the film, before it hits film festivals + all of the above (everything but the digital copy will come way before July 30th)

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $75USD
    Hey producer!

    You’ll be credited as an assistant producer in the credits + all of the above. (everything but the credit and digital copy will come way before July 30th)

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $100USD
    Special access

    We’ll let you see the film as a work in progress during production + all of the above except “Hey producer!”.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $250USD
    Skype with the Director

    As a big thank you, you’ll get a 30 minute Skype session with the director of our documentary where you can ask him any questions you want! PLUS an exclusive postcard signed by the entire production team + all of the above except “Hey producer!”.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $500USD
    Big spender

    We’ll send you a “Life As Gay: A Documentary” poster (signed) and t-shirt. PLUS a DVD copy of the film + all above except “Hey producer!”. (everything but the DVD will come way before July 30th)

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    Estimated delivery: July 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Brunch

    Come have brunch with the team in NYC, Toronto or LA during our two weeks of filming (you need to pay your own travel expenses). During our brunch you can ask us any questions you like about the movie, the filming process, or really just whatever you want. PLUS a “Life As Gay: A Documentary” poster (signed). + DVD copy of the film. (the DVD will come by July 30th 2014)

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  • $2,500USD
    Come and play

    Spend the day with us as we film in NYC, LA, or Toronto (you need to pay your own travel expenses though). PLUS Brunch, a signed poster, a t-shirt, and Executive Producer credit + Blu-ray/DVD copy of the film. (the DVD/Blu-ray will come by July 30th 2014)

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  • $5,000USD
    Interviewed

    We will interview you to be in the documentary with at least 2 minutes of your footage shown in the final film. PLUS brunch, a signed poster, a t-shirt and Sr. Executive Producer credit + Blu-ray/DVD copy of the film. (the DVD/Blu-ray will come by July 30th 2014)

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  • $7,500USD
    You decide

    Come up with something and chances are we’ll make it come true (before you ask... we can’t make it rain Skittles, it sucks I know). (the DVD/Blu-ray will come by July 30th 2014)

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