Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kickstart This!

Here's your weekly list of Kickstarter projects that deserve your attention.

The story in Amya is beautiful and fantastical, and deserves to be shared with a larger public.
As Faye and her unlikely companions pursue an adventure that is greater than any of them could have anticipated, she discovers how heavy the burden she carries truly is. She is to be the pinnacle of the world's survival or destruction, and must decide if she wishes to sacrifice her own humanity for the world -- or the world for her humanity.

The Goddess Project is a fantastic group of women that has wrapped up their tour around the country interviewing amazing women to share their stories. They're now raising funds to finish their documentary The Goddess Project.
The Goddess Project will help usher in a new way of thinking; a positive affirmation that these stories, our stories, matter. If there is one thing we've learned throughout this journey, it's that no matter who you are or what you believe, there is someone out there just waiting to discover their possibilities in your reality. The women in this film have given us powerful tools that have transformed our lives, and we can’t wait to share their insightful wisdom with the world!

Rebecca Glenski Coppage's book My Perfect Little Secret is about a tough, sweet, real teenage girl with a secret. She looks like the perfect teenager from the outside, but inside is another matter.
Lilly thinks if she can just lose a few more pounds all her troubles will melt away. With coffee for breakfast, her favorite foods on the NO EAT list, and her dog getting fat from the scraps she’s feeding her under the table, Lilly is losing not only pounds, but herself. When Lilly collapses on the soccer field, she’s forced to make one of the biggest decisions of her life. Will she continue to lie to everyone she loves to hide her little secret and maintain her distorted version of a perfect body or will she have the courage to fight for her life and see herself for more than the reflection in the mirror?

Taryn Anderson wants to talk about race. And, specifically, how race intersects with the important and difficult issues we're facing in our time. In her adaptation of the O'Neill piece, Abortion: A Race Redux, she wants to foster a dialog that will continue long after the curtain drops.
As theatre artists, what is our responsibility and response to the way race is perceived on stage? How is race performed in the American theatre? This production of "Abortion" a short play by Eugene O'Neill, is geared toward asking the audience and ourselves these questions. Is an audience ever really color blind and does race, stereotypes and socio-economic status play a part in their perception of a characters guilt or innocence?

Megen Musegades is tired of the lack of good stories for women in Hollywood. So, she's taking a short story by Shannan Rouss and adapting it into her film The Three of Us to showcase two complex women.
Getting fed up with the lack of complex female roles, Megen's goal in all her screenplays is to make sure that the female characters take the lead. In a male dominated industry, many stories on the screen today still portray women as one-dimensional.


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