This is a guest post from my friend Liz who is an amazing movie maker. I knew I wouldn’t be able to help her financially but also knew I had an amazing platform with this here blog and some awesome readers. I also knew my readers would be eager to help her with her latest endeavor, a new romantic comedy, Missing Miranda. Don’t let me down.
Hi, I’m Liz Rizzo, and I love romantic comedies. I’m also – on my favorite days – a director. So when I met writer/producer/actress Deborah Sanchez, and she had a fun romantic comedy screenplay and ambitious plans for a Kickstarter campaign… Well, it wasn’t long before I jumped right in and joined the amazing cast and crew she’d put together. The film is called “Missing Miranda,” and it centers around a waitress with aspirations of becoming a fashion designer and an architect under the thumb of his demanding boss. They meet, connect, lose each other, and through the mysteries of fate, meet again, as they start on the paths they were both meant to travel. You can check out our Kickstarter page here.
But, wait a minute, what’s Kickstarter? Not everyone knows. Kickstarter is an online platform that facilitates crowdfunding for creative projects. The most important thing to know about Kickstarter, is that it’s all-or-nothing funding. “Missing Miranda” is a micro-budget feature film, but it has a large cast and many locations. Our funding goal is $65K – a lot to raise through crowdfunding, but only just enough to shoot and finish our film. If we don’t hit our funding goal, no money changes hands, because it wouldn’t be enough to finish our film and deliver on our pledge reward levels – which include downloads, DVDs, screenplays, posters, etc.
The most important thing to know about the “Missing Miranda” Kickstarter campaign is that we shot five character vignette videos, and we’re releasing one each week of the campaign. The featured video of the week lives on our Kickstarter page (backers get a sneak peak a few days early), and all of our character videos will be available as they release on the “Missing Miranda” YouTube channel. Here’s this week’s feature vignette, “The Prejudice”:
If you enjoyed our little scene, it would mean so much to us if you could check out the Missing Miranda Kickstarter campaign. Donations at all levels are so important – yes, even $1 donations, because they speak to interest in the project. (And get you that sneak peek at our weekly videos!) Our campaign runs through midnight Saturday August 11th.
You can also like “Missing Miranda” on Facebook or follow “Missing Miranda” on Twitter. Sharing our campaign and getting the word out is super important to us. So I want to thank my friend Adrienne for letting me share my dream with you today. Thank you, Adrienne!