Hey everyone! Welcome and thanks for visiting the campaign page for Ready. My name is Michael Davanzo and this is my first short film that I’ve written and this will be the first short film that I will also be directing and producing. I’m going all or nothing!!! I’m really excited to show you guys a glimpse into what I have going on in my head, but I am going to need some of your help.
Now first things first, Ready is simply about a young man who is preparing to get married. That’s all I can tell you for now. It’s just a quick 5-7 minute short, but with a HUGE message. I think it’s a story that is ready…to be told (see what I did there?!). And every great story starts from scratch, which is where I’m starting from, so that’s why I need your help. I’m producing this movie completely out-of-pocket. And my cast and crew are all volunteering, pro bono, to help me shoot it.
So what we need from you guys to make Ready a reality is only $2,000. I know that might sound like a lot for such a short independent short, but it’s just enough to make Ready into the high-quality film I know it can be. Think of it like this, if we were to get 2,000 people to donate just $1, we would reach our goal! And I’ll be honest, majority of that money will be going to the sets and props required to establish a believable wedding.
If we aren’t able to reach our entire goal, that’s okay. We are still going to use any money we raise to make Ready happen. And if there is any money left over, or better yet, if we manage to exceed our goal, we will be combining that with the money we are hoping to generate once Ready has been released, and then we’re donating all of it to a LGBT organization. Then they will be able to use that money to help with AIDS funding, health and sex education, and the advocacy of marriage, gender and work-place equality for the LGBT community.
You won’t just be helping me create something, you’re helping me send a message. And you’ll potentially be helping hundreds of people live the free and healthy lives they deserve. That is why I’m asking for your help. That is why I am doing this. The time has come. We’re ready to receive the equality each and every American is entitled to. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The question is, are you ready?
Because this is essentially a non-profit campaign, we can only offer one real perk, and that is anyone who so graciously donates over $1,000 will be given an Associate Producer credit. That’s all we can provide for now, but who knows what the future holds.
Can’t contribute money, but still wanna help? No problem! We’re looking to get as much attention for Ready as possible. We wanna get the word out and make some noise, and we have plenty of social media tools to help us do that. All you gotta do is post and share. Tweet it, Instagram it, Facebook it, Tumblr it, Vine it or even just talk about it. Word of mouth is vital for the future of this campaign and the potential it’s message has on the world. Indiegogo has plenty of share tools you can utilize. Click on our links below, follow us, like us and let’s get ready to make change happen!!!