Homemade

Homemade

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One explosion, dozens of stories. Homemade explores the relationships both created and destroyed by I.E.D.s (Improvised Explosive Devices) through the voices of military men and women deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, doctors and support networks.
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Production
Item Image Item Name Price Quantity
24-70 Canon Lens
another great lens for the shoot
$8.00 per day 15 of 15
fulfilled
70-200 Canon Lens
another lens for our camera package
$10.00 per day 15 of 15
fulfilled
co-Director/DP
the Director/DP (Jason's) pay
$50.00 per portion 60 of 60
fulfilled
co-Director/Producer
I have to eat too! This will go to support my Documentary addiction ;)
$25.00 per portion 120 of 120
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GoPro Hero3
help us buy 1 goPro to follow veteran athletes through tough mudders, spartan races, and life!
$25.00 per portion 16 of 16
fulfilled
Kessler Cine Slider OutRigger Legs
to ensure a stable shot! ....help us stabilize our slider, one leg at a time!
$50.00 per item 4 of 4
fulfilled
Kessler Slider Travel Hard Case
So we can bring our slider with us!
$120.00 per item 1 of 1
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Line Producer
Preparing our trips to San Antonio and Washington DC
$250.00 per portion 4 of 4
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Location Sound
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Production Sound Mixer
Location sound is essential in making a doc.
$80.00 per hour 75 of 150
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Transportation
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Large SUV
We will need transportation for crew and gear in San Antonio and Washington DC.
$30.00 per day 2 of 30
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Post-Production Sound
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Sound Editor
editing sound is as important as picture. Help us pay a sound editor one half hour at a time
$25.00 per portion 200 of 200
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Post-Production Picture
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Editor
15 days to edit the short.
$50.00 per hour 150 of 150
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Publicity&Advertising
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Graphic Designer
We need a website! Help us pay a graphic designer one half hour at a time
$25.00 per portion 40 of 40
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Travel and Living Expenses
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Baggage Charges
We travel heavy. But its never been more than $75 in baggage fees. 2 trips, 4 legs
$75.00 per each 4 of 4
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Flights
Help us get to Washington DC, one leg at a time.
$160.00 per portion 6 of 6
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Flights
Help us get to San Antonio, one leg at a time! $160 a person there and $160 back.
$160.00 per portion 6 of 6
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Gas
Help us one half a tank of gas at a time while on the road. This will get us almost $1000 miles
$25.00 per portion 4 of 6
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Hotel Room
We need a place to sleep..building a roof over our heads, brick by brick
$10.00 per portion 34 of 350
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Meals
We need to eat! 3 crew, 15 days on the road, 3 meals a day....
$15.00 per item 22 of 135
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A HERO will get this project to 100% in ONE contribution. The WHOLE Seed&Spark community will get a Sparks bonus and message that you were the HERO for Homemade. You'll get a HERO badge you can share with the world! BE A HERO!
Total value raised : $34,471
Wishlist total : $42,285

Incentives

$ 10 or more

You will receive a personal thank you email from the Directors and your donation will be announced via Facebook.
Estimated Delivery : March, 2013
Limit : None
6 Supporters

$ 25 or more

Your will receive a personal email from the directors with a production photo attached so you can see whats happening behind the scenes.
Estimated Delivery : March, 2013
Limit : None
18 Supporters

$ 100 or more

All of the above and your name will appear on the big screen in "Our Supporters" section upon the films completion.
Estimated Delivery : June, 2013
Limit : None
8 Supporters

$ 250 or more

All of the above and an archival 8x10 photograph from the production signed by the the directors.
Estimated Delivery : June, 2013
Limit : None
2 Supporters

$ 500 or more

All of the above plus you will be added as VIP +1 at the films premier.
Estimated Delivery : September, 2014
Limit : None
3 Supporters

$ 1000 or more

In addition to everything else you can pick from a selection Jason Maris original photographs and we will send you an archival 11x14 print
Estimated Delivery : September, 2014
Limit : 10
4 Supporters

$ 2500 or more

Welcome to the team, you are an Associate Producer of Homemade! Plus you get all the cool stuff from above.
Estimated Delivery : September, 2014
Limit : 4
2 Supporters

$ 5000 or more

You will receive an original production coffee table book with photographs, writing and additional information about the crew and the people in the film. You will also be invited to a private screening upon completion of the film, location TBA.
Estimated Delivery : September, 2014
Limit : 2
1 Supporters

$ 10000 or more

Most of the above and....Welcome to the team! You are an Executive Producer!
Estimated Delivery : September, 2014
Limit : 1
1 Supporters
About the project

Homemade is a feature length documentary and online outreach project highlighting the struggles and triumphs of military men and women who have been injured in combat, their families, doctors and support networks. Our goal is to make a powerful piece of cinema that gives men and women who have served the opportunity to share their story directly with the American people.

Using the signature weapon of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), as the common denominator in each individual's story, the film will trace the ripple effects of one figurative blast. We will explore the effects of injuries including but not limited to the loss of limbs, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The film will expound on the tragedy of war as well as celebrate human strength and unique ability that tragedy has to unite us.

Synopsis

Homemade explores the relationships created and destroyed by a single, figurative Improvised Explosion Device (IED). One detonation marks the beginning of a ripple effect from Afghanistan and Iraq to our hospitals and homes.

Through the exploration of both the visible and invisible wounds of war the film will address the stigmas around physical and mental wellbeing through the voices of combat veterans, active duty military, doctors, mental health specialists and family members. We examine the effects of these wars on the hearts and minds of our communities while highlighting stories of recovery and hope after war.
 

ABOUT THIS TEAM

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Jason has photographed the advertising needs of the United States Marine Corps for the past 15 years. His work for the Marines has been used online, in brochures, on posters and billboards to help recruit people to fight for our country.

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Danielle is an award winning filmmaker dedicated films that address a range of social issues. Danielle founded Clear Films in 2006. She is the recipient of a Cine Golden Eagle Award, Accolade Award and the NYSCA grant for her first film, When Clouds Clear. After working with Jason on USMC commercials and later meeting the men and women at ReMIND, she was inspired to make a film that could effect measurable change.

Together the directors want to spark an ongoing and lasting dialog through this project. Our goal is to make a cinematic, story driven documentary film that raises awareness, support and sends a message to all veterans they are neither forgotten or alone.

Schedule
Friday, February 15, 2013 to Monday, September 15, 2014
Distribution plan

From the money raised on Seed & Spark we will make a short film that can be used for fundraising, grants as well as submit to film festivals. This will open doors for the feature film as we approach networks such as HBO, Sundance Channel, and POV. The premier of the feature will take place in 2014, as we pull out the last troops, at festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, SilverDocs, Full Frame. We will also screen in communities that have heavy military population such as DocSide Film Festival in San Antonio, San Diego Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival and many more. During our film festival run we will follow steps to make ourselves eligible for key award ceremonies. Ultimately our goal is to spark ongoing dialog between military personnel and their communities and are seeking sponsors to organize screenings in military base communities all over the world. Our online release will also target the military community through their local VA and support organizations.

Amount you want to raise on Seed&Spark:
40 000
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UPDATES

When we started this project out mission was to help bring awareness to veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI and physical harm. As we have continued to film, develop and design Homemade the central question has been, "What do you want your audience to do when they see this? What action do you want them to take.?"

After many months of talking to non-profits, active duty and combat veterans we decided to try a very personalized approach. We decided that if we can change one life and help in the healing of one person that would be a huge accomplishment. Much like the film one singular event (like an IED blast) can have a huge ripple effect.

So around the same time we came to this conclusion I met up with Mara Gleason, from One Thought Institute. The One Thought program was founded to improve the power of businesses and the quality of life of the people who work in them. How? Through state of mind!

She explained that they have had huge successes with PTSD and have been working on pitching to the military.
So we decided to collaborate for a test.

We will be working with Brad Colbert, a United States Marine Corps Master Sergeant as well as Dawn Herring, a counselor with Marine and Family Services at Camp Pendleton.

We will film the One Thought sessions and work with Brad and Dawn to see if the process could be applied to a military setting. The most exciting part about this is the potential for military personnel to teach and work with military personnel.

The filming starts mid-july! Stay posted for how it turns out.

Till next time!

Jason & Danielle.

 

 

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Thank you all for helping make this campaign a success. We look forward to having you on this journey with us!

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loaned 5 Flights, 5 Flights, 60 co-Director/DP.
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funded 1 Kessler Cine Slider OutRigger Legs.
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funded 1 Graphic Designer, 1 70-200 Canon Lensand loaned 30 Graphic Designer.
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loaned 4 Meals.
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loaned 75 Production Sound Mixer.
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funded 4 Meals.
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funded 1 Large SUV.
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loaned 196 Sound Editor.
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loaned 150 Editor, 106 co-Director/Producer.
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funded 1 Kessler Cine Slider OutRigger Legs, 2 Meals, 2 Hotel Room.
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funded 2 Gas.
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funded 16 GoPro Hero3, 2 Kessler Cine Slider OutRigger Legs.
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funded 4 Baggage Charges.
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funded 4 Sound Editor.
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funded 1 Kessler Slider Travel Hard Case.
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made a Cash Contribution.
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funded 1 Flights, 1 Flights, 8 Graphic Designer, 30 Hotel Room, 11 co-Director/Producer, 8 70-200 Canon Lens.
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Anonymous
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funded 3 70-200 Canon Lens.
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Anonymous
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funded 1 Line Producer.
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funded 1 70-200 Canon Lens.
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funded 1 co-Director/Producer.
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funded 2 co-Director/Producer.
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made a Cash Contribution.
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funded 15 24-70 Canon Lens.
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funded 2 Hotel Room, 2 70-200 Canon Lens.
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