Hello, loved ones!
I pray this letter finds you well. As most of you know, for the past eighteen months I have been making moves and taking big steps as a film artisan. My short film ProdiGal was recently picked up for distribution through IndieFlix – the Netflix of independent films – and it will also be featured in a few film showcases this summer! For those of you who have not yet had a chance to see it, I have included the link to the trailer (click or copy and paste in your url browser): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4nJAXdt-_o
I am writing you today to talk about my current project entitled, thE rEAsOn, and its potential to change my future as a filmmaker. The past two months have been fruitful. A table read brought a great deal of acclaim to the project and I have received countless affirmations as to the project’s poignancy, validity and quality. This letter is an appeal to you, my followers and supporters, to help us meet the production budget. We are scheduled to begin shooting on June 3, but find we are $1500 short of reaching our budgetary needs. I have been saving, recycling, and pinching my pennies and dimes to raise the budget to film the Pilot (the first three episodes of the first season). Your monetary contributions will support the culmination of eight years of work.
As you can see from the teaser in the link above, I am more than serious about my purpose and although we have hit a couple of snags, we are moving full-steam ahead and trusting God to provide the needed funding. I am blessed to be working with an amazing film team who believes in this vision and its potential to affect all of our careers for the better.
My plan is to get these episodes in the can and then SHOW the networks and productions companies out there my vision and, in turn, inspire them to pick up my show and develop it into the network hit it is destined to be. We already have several companies on the docket to meet with us once the pilot is complete. There is no doubt in my mind that God has gifted me with a magnificent talent, but even the most talented point guard in the NBA would be nowhere without teammates.
I am inviting you to join us on this exciting journey by making a monetary donation toward the production of the pilot. Here are the hard numbers:
Amount needed – $1,500 (to cover insurance, park permit, and production sound expenses)
Date needed – Immediately or by June 3 (monies sent after that date will still benefit the project)
Shooting schedule – June 3-8
Here are just a few ways you can help:
1. You can PRAY for me and my team
2. You can make monetary donations by check or money order and mail to:
14955 Saticoy Street, #241
Van Nuys, CA 91405
3. You can make a donation via deposit to PayPal at (click or copy and paste in your url browser):
My email address is email@example.com
4. You can pass this information on to friends near and far and ask them to help out!
5. You can make alternative arrangements with me; I want to make this as convenient as possible for you.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter and for your contributions to the completion of this project. NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL! Every little bit helps. As a token of thanks, I would like to offer you a Special Thanks credit, to be played at the end of the show–please indicate with your contribution how you would like your name(s) listed in the credits! It is my vision to create quality content that you will be proud to support and proud to watch.
You may contact me with any questions, comments, contributions as follows:
Message me here, on Facebook (Lauren Snowden)
Email me Lcsnowden@gmail.com
By phone - 818.397.9325
14955 Saticoy Street, #241
Van Nuys, CA 91405
“When God calls us to do something, He enables us to do it…So if God calls you to do something today that seems too big for you to handle, Christ will give you the power and the wisdom that you need to do it.” — Joyce Meyer.
Now, more than ever, I am realizing just how PERFECT God’s strength is in my weakness. I’ve trusted Him and He has proved faithful. This is no time to quit the race!
God bless and keep you all!
Sincerely your partner for the production of thE rEAsOn,
Lauren C. Snowden
Writer-Director, thE rEAsOn
Art -N- Us Productions
“Touching the art in you…”
View the official ProdiGal trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4nJAXdt
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“A man’s heart plans his way but the Lord directs his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9
thE rEAsOn: a situation dramedy
The Logline: A discontented and occasionally neurotic high school counselor embarks on a desperate journey of self-discovery; what she’s not prepared for are the real life lessons she will learn along the way, which will ultimately land her right where she’s supposed to be.
The Premise: MAYA O’NEIL is experiencing a third-life crisis. The love of her life has just re-surfaced nine years after she broke his heart and reminds her that she is living a diluted version of the life she should have with him. She doesn’t expect to still have feelings for him but she does. Only two problems. One: he has someone new, and two: Maya never told him the truth about why she broke off their engagement. Now she finds herself at a crossroads, and must decide whether to face her past mistakes straight on and move toward a healthier, happier future, or continue hiding behind a near decade-old lie that has her seeking emotional advice from the high school students she is supposed to be counseling! Will Maya ever figure out the real reason why her life hasn’t turned out the way she planned, or will she continue to get in her own way?