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Grammy and Emmy winners unite to create a remarkable and moving film providing hope in a world gone awry. Kwagala (means love in Lugandan).
Todd Murphy
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
United States
6 Team Members

I'm Chris Schroeder, the Executive Producer and Writer for Song of Kwagala.  Welcome and thanks for dropping in!

IMAGINE 15 jumbo jets full of children crashing everyday. 

With 6,000 children dying daily due to drinking dirty water, an Emmy and Grammy award winning team says enough - we need your help!

That's how many children die each and every day, simply because they don't have clean drinking water. Water, something you take for granted, is the most significant contributor to poverty, hunger and death, affecting 800 million people globally.  

Kwagala International, an award winning mix of successful, musicians, songwriters, business executives and movie industry professionals are raising awareness and funds to fight this epidemic.  

It doesn't take a lot to stop the killing of millions of children and it's a topic we hate to hear about, so to really engage people's attention to this plight, we're making a powerful movie that will entertain, inspire and compel you to help. The amount of money and awareness that we can raise from this movie far exceed what we need to create it. GIVE A DIME, WE WILL TURN IT INTO A DOLLAR! It's going to take a lot of dimes and hopefully you can give more but you understand the premise.  

Our goal is to raise $341,000 dollars to fund the movie and soundtrack and, in turn, give MILLIONS to groups on the ground helping the people so desperately in need, including Project Hope, one of the oldest and most respected charities in the world.  Another partner is onexone.org, which Matt Damon works closely with to provide clean water for children.

Entertainment and music are a huge part of this project.  The core musical team of Greg Barnhill, Todd Murphy and John Elefante have a combined 4 Grammy Awards, 10 Grammy nominations, 1 Emmy Award, 3 Emmy nominations and 5 Dove Awards. This movie is an inspirational and moving story, filled with award caliber music that at one moment will make you cry and the next have you on your feet celebrating.

Now is the time for independent movies.  We have an amazing team and know we will win awards and hearts of viewers in the same way other great independent movies like "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" have. Choosing to produce the film with your support and not a big studio will help us sleep better at night knowing the money will reach the people in need.

Nobody has ever created a powerful movie with an incredible story line, music and movement behind it. We need your help to make it happen and want you to be a part of Kwagala, which means love in Ugandan. We are doing this for Kwagala.

By helping us create this movie, YOU will literally save children from an uspeakable death of pain and suffering. This is real and this is now. While you have been reading this, ten children have died, one child dies from a dirty water every 15-20 seconds.

Saving children from suffering and death is enough of a reward but we want to give back to you because YOU are a part of this mission.



With our sincere thanks and kwagala,

Chris Schroeder

Todd Murphy

Greg Barnhill

John Elefante

Grant Merz


Hopefully you've seen and heard some of the interviews we've already done but, as you know, the more people involved the better; for press and media inquiries and to schedule interviews, please contact Todd Murphy at todd@songofkwagala.com

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  • $10USD

    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the soundtrack. Enjoy the original Song of Kwagala soundtrack written and performed by award winning singers and songwriters Greg Barnhill, John Elefante and others (stay tuned for special guests announcements). It’s destined to become an award winning score.

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  • $25USD

    • You will recieve a HARD COPY CD of the soundtrack PLUS a pdf of the final shooting script upon the movie’s release. • PLUS we'll send you regular updates and behind-the-scenes scoop and gossip.

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  • $50USD

    • You will receive a LIMITED EDITION “SONG OF KWAGALA" smokin' HOT T-shirt available only to IndieGoGo backers! • PLUS DIGITAL COPY OF THE SOUNDTRACK • PLUS a PDF of the final shooting script. • PLUS regular updates and behind-the- scenes scoop and gossip.

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  • $125USD

    • SONG OF KWAGALA DVD! • PLUS Limited Edition MOVIE POSTER • PLUS Exclusive BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTO ALBUM of the cast. • PLUS Official Movie T-shirt • PLUS Hard copy soundtrack CD

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  • $200USD

    • SIGNED MOVIE POSTER by members of the cast and musical team. • PLUS Song of Kwagala DVD with bonus behind the scenes footage • PLUS Official Movie T-shirt • PLUS Hard copy soundtrack CD • PLUS pdf of the shooting script and regular updates on the film progress. • PLUS Exclusive Limited Edition Song of Kwagala bag, available only to Indiegogo backers.

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  • $350USD

    • TWO PREMIER PARTY TICKETS to the premier party of your choice. • Limited Edition Movie Poster • Official Movie T-shirt • Exclusive behind the scenes DVD. • PLUS Hard copy soundtrack CD • PLUS pdf of the shooting script and regular updates on the film progress • PLUS Exclusive Limited Edition Song of Kwagala bag, available only to Indiegogo backers.

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  • $500USD

    • FOUR PREMIER PARTY TICKETS to the premier party of your choice. • SIGNED commemorative letter from the cast • SIGNED movie poster • PLUS OFFICIAL T-SHIRT. • PLUS DVD…. • PLUS PLUS Hard copy soundtrack CD • AND PDF of the shooting script and regular updates on the film progress. • PLUS Exclusive Limited Edition Song of Kwagala bag, available only to Indiegogo backers.

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  • $1,000USD

    ** Two tickets to the red carpet BIG premier (once location and date is determined). This event will be attended by the cast, creators and musicians. *** Two tickets to the after party attended by cast, creators and musicians. • FOUR PREMIER PARTY TICKETS to the premier party of your choice. PLUS EVERYTHING ELSE LISTED IN THE $500 LEVEL.

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  • $2,500USD

    • BE A GUARANTEED FEATURED BACKGROUND EXTRA in the movie. Set pass + lunch with the cast and crew. PLUS EVERYTHING LISTED IN THE $1000 LEVEL.

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    • DINNER PARTYwith the cast and Director • Invite to private concert by the cast • Be a featured background extra in the Song of Kwagala movie! • Walk-on role in the film • Associate Producer Credit w/ IMBd entry PLUS ALL OF THE ABOVE

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  • $10,000USD

    IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU. You get a speaking role in the movie and a framed copy of “your” part in the script. • PLUS ALL OF THE ABOVE –yep, that means the PRIVATE DINNER, the RED CARPET premier, and on and on. Sorry, we can’t throw in the rented movie theaters. We wouldn’t have any money left over to make the film. • PLUS (2) VIP access passes to all filming, even in Africa…but again, you have to get there on your own.

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