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Starting Arts, a children's arts education program, new feature film project Terra, which follows a young Hero and his allies through a magical and dying world
Lianne McNeal
Santa Clara, California
United States
2 Team Members

Our Story

Starting Arts is a Santa Clara based non-profit arts organization. Our mission is to promote and preserve arts education for all students. We are partnering with the San Francisco film company, Dawnrunner Productions, to create a one-of-a-kind film camp for students in grades 6-12. The camp's project for 2012 is to create a feature film, Terra.

We are seeking funding for this upcoming feature length film project, Terra. This unique film camp strives to teach students in grades 6-12 how to look at and create quality films. Students get hands-on experience in front and behind the camera in a safe and professional environment. This is unlike any other film program because students work with industry professionals using state of the art equipment. Our current project, Terra, is a feature length fantasy adventure film that follows young Asher and his misfit allies through a world slowly dying due to the Blight. Their adventure is filled with magic, swordsmen and an evil Empress. Join us on this epic journey by helping to fund this feature film as well as future projects.

Why We Need You

Starting Arts seeks to empower children creatively. Funding for this program will allow children involved that have worked on the pre-production aspects of this film to continue working on this project with professional equipment and necessary resources including constructed studio sets, costumes, props, special effects make-up, professional camera and lens equipment, location sets, etc. We want every student involved to be able to see a final product and say, "I designed that shot," "that's me on screen," or, "I gave the actor that motivation," "I designed that character!" In addition, every child will be able to walk away with a professional product and work experience unlike anything typically available to this age group.

Where It Goes & What You Get

All money generated by this campaign goes into the creation and completion of this project. We are seeking additional funding from foundations, but we also want to connect with our audience: you! That is why we have split our efforts. Your contribution will go directly into the continuation of this program including a three week camp being held this summer that explores the backstory of our main villain, Empress Amara. This means better sets, improved equipment—including a motion capture system—and a higher quality of professional film experience for the kids in our camp. 

We have listed out a number of perks for potential funders to take advantage of. Tax deductions are also available! Please email ffi@startingarts.com with your request.

Other Ways You Can Help

Can't donate? We understand. How about copying and pasting our IndieGoGo link to your facebook/twitter/tumblr account and asking people to check it out and share it as well? Any help you can provide is appreciated. Be sure to check out our Facebook page and sign up for our mailing list!

Facebook Page— http://www.facebook.com/pages/Terra/20069566329...

Mailing List— send email address to ffi@startingarts.com

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raised in 3 months
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$10,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 11, 2012
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Thank You!

    A Thank You card signed by cast and crew.

    3 claimed
  • $25USD
    Movie Poster!

    An 11x17” TERRA film poster signed by main cast and the director.

    9 claimed
  • $55USD
    Exclusive Dawnrunner Beanie!

    We have five Dawnrunner Beanies to offer up as an exclusive donation perk! These are typically crew-only! This is a one time only perk! When it's gone, that's it! Claim your Dawnrunner Beanie now before it's too late!

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $100USD
    Exclusive Content!

    An 11x17” TERRA film poster signed by main cast and the director and Access to exclusive Behind the Scenes content before anyone else.

    6 claimed
  • $250USD
    Crew Only Swag T-Shirt!

    An 11x17” TERRA film poster signed by main cast and the director, Access to exclusive Behind the Scenes content before anyone else, AND An Exclusive "We Must Save TERRA" T-Shirt that is otherwise reserved only for cast and crew members.

    0 claimed
  • $500USD
    Backstage Tour of TERRA Set!

    An 11x17” TERRA film poster signed by main cast and the director, Access to exclusive Behind the Scenes content before anyone else, AND A Studio Tour with the Director! (Transportation not provided, limit one person per perk)

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Name in Credits!

    An 11x17” TERRA film poster signed by main cast and the director, Access to exclusive Behind the Scenes content before anyone else, A visit to set to meet cast and crew members as well as photo opportunities (Transportation not proivided), and A “Special Thanks” Credit in the end credits of the film.

    1 out of 5 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Name in Lights!

    Access to exclusive Behind the Scenes content before anyone else, A Special VIP visit to set including lunch with cast and crew AND an exclusive interview to be included in Making-Of featurettes (Transportation not provided), and Official Backlit "TERRA" Poster from private screening, signed by the director AND Executive Producer credit to play in both the opening credits AND end credits.

    0 out of 3 claimed
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