Two Lives

We're looking to fund a short film about two young girls dealing with the actions and consequences of teenage pregnancy.
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Haley Southee
Film
Alexandria, Virginia
United States
1 Team Member

About the Film

"Two Lives" carefully and thoughtfully deals with sensitive issues such as abortion, poverty, and class differences, by looking at the struggles of two teenage mothers. Society has a habit of judging these young women, and I wanted to make something that forced people to question their assumptions and promote discussion.

I wrote the script for "Two Lives" my sophomore year at SVA, but it was too ambitious to shoot that early. I spent the last two years fine-tuning the script, and finally gained the experience needed to share it with the world.

I decided to shoot this in my hometown of Alexandria, Virginia, because the story and characters are so authentic to the area. Unfortunately, this means I must transport my entire crew and all my equipment from New York City, and that costs money!

Which is why I need your help to make this film possible.

What We Need

This is where the money is going:

  • Transportation (buses, cargo vans, gas) - $1,860
  • Food - $300
  • Location Permits - $500
  • Equipment - $1180
  • Housing - $304
  • Campaign fee - $165.76

Take a look at our available perks for your generous donations!

The Importance of "Two Lives"

As a filmmaker, I feel a certain social responsibility when it comes to my work. I realize the power and impact this industry has on society, and I would almost feel selfish if I never took that into consideration. "Two Lives" is not only a film that I deeply care about, but a film that I think people should see.

Teen pregnancy was a huge issue at my high school. We had a daycare center with a waiting list, and our city's free clinic was moved into our building to provide easier access to knowledge and contraceptives.

Society has a pretty bad habit of dehumanizing young mothers, and over-simplifying their actions. I want to remind everyone that these girls are still complex, beautiful, flawed, and terrified human beings just like the rest of us.

I know some viewers might hate one character and love the other. Or maybe they might hate both of them altogether. But I want to give the audience the opportunity to see this film and form their own opinions. The only way I can do this is with your help.

Other Ways You Can Help

I understand if you can't afford to contribute to "Two Lives," but I ask that you at least spread the word. Don't be embarrassed to post this campaign online and annoy share it with all your friends! I can promise you, this is worth the excitement.





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  • $5USD
    Facebook Shout Out

    Contribute $5 or more, and you'll receive a personalized shout out on the "Two Lives" Facebook page. You can also use this as an opportunity to promote your own work on our page!

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    Video Shout Out & Free MP3

    Contribute $10 or more, and you will receive a Facebook shout out, personalized video shout out by the director, and a free MP3 from the "Two Lives" original soundtrack!

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  • $25USD
    Free Copy of DVD

    Contribute $25 or more, and you will receive a free copy of the "Two Lives" DVD, and a Facebook shout out!

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    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $50USD
    Your Own Song!

    Donate $50 and you will receive your own song written by our composer, Anthony Jimenez as well as a Facebook shout out, personalized video, and free MP3!

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  • $100USD
    Copy of the Script

    Donate $100 and you will receive a signed copy of the script, free copy of "Two Lives" on DVD, your own song, free MP3, video shout out, and Facebook shout out!

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  • $500USD
    Producer Credit

    Donate $500 or more, and you will be credited as a producer of the film (meaning you'll get your own IMDB page!) You will also receive a signed copy of the script, free copy of "Two Lives" on DVD, your own song, a free mp3, video shout out, and Facebook shout out!

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    Executive Producer Credit

    Donate $1000 or more, and you will be credited as an executive producer of the film (meaning you'll get your own IMDB page!) You will also receive a signed poster, signed copy of the script, free copy of "Two Lives" on DVD, your own song, a free mp3, video shout out, and Facebook shout out!

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