Stronger Than Pretty
Stronger Than Pretty is an unlove story with an empowerment message for anyone that has ever felt voiceless. A timely subject matter & our mission is to save lives & shed light on subjects deserving more attention. Offering a true connection through one of the most powerful forms of art!
Inclusion StatementStronger Than Pretty is an empowering film about the journey of a woman finding her voice. Women often must fight for social and economic equality. This was my mother's reality and the inspiration of Stronger Than Pretty. We're hiring a predominantly female crew and creating awareness films for all
About The Project
About The Project
Stronger Than Pretty is narrative feature based on my mother's true story. Inspired by her strength, along with a serious need to celebrate women and children of single parent family homes. Now more than ever people are looking for stories, art and film that helps them feel connected. -Jaret Martino
Proud Partners of The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and this film brings awareness to a subject matter that does'nt get nearly enough attention. We're committed to honoring the countless lives lost to domestic violence. As well as creating a tool to help empower those that are still in an abusive situation. The docu-series Inner Warrior was inspired by Stronger Than Pretty.
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Jaret Martino Proudction’s strategy for this film is simple: We have a timeless and timely story that gives an audience the opportunity to connect. Connecting an audience to the heartbeat of the film creates the sparks that ignite change. Society craves this type of connection and it's clear the studio model is broken. This film will help heal and empower so many.
This project has been in development for 4 years. An early draft was put up as a staged reading at The Fountain Theatre. Currently we are 30+ drafts into the writing process and have arrived at our shooting draft after many rounds of notes from industry professionals. The award winning short film is now is still making it's rounds at great festivals and continues to help start the healing process for so many!
Currently we've secured 30 locations between Brooklyn and Long Island, New York! Along with the vintage cars needed to accomplish our shoot. Strong crew and talent has been attached as well.
Our goal is to reach $40,000 through a dedicated audience on Seed&Spark. This is the minimum amount we need to get this movie in the can. Yes, this is a microbudget movie, but one that was conceived to be told simply, efficiently, and powerfully. Our team have years of experience working with budgets of various shapes and sizes. Therefore, we know some awesome tricks on how to get the most out of our money while never sacrificing production value. Simply put, we're dedicated to making sure what goes on screen is always there to serve the story and the performances, first and foremost.
We're very excited to be partnering with the New York State Film Office to take advantage of a tax incentive program. This rebate will enable us to carry this film directly into post-production this summer!
Good news! Your contribution can be tax deductible! Stronger Than Pretty is a sponsored project of Film Independent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions on behalf of Stronger Than Pretty are payable to Film Independent and are tax deductible less the value of any goods or services received, as allowed by law. https://www.filmindependent.org/programs/fiscal-sponsorship/stronger-than-pretty/
In the event that we reach our $40k goal early on during our campaign (fingers crossed! lets DO this!!) we have stretch goals that will allow us to pay for more prep time, more shooting days, and beef up our talented cast and crew's payments. Here's a look at those numbers:
we're supported by:
Film Independent, The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence +you! :)
Joining this campaign helps us quickly move from pre-production into production for the feature film Stronger Than Pretty. Ensuring we contunue to make the right movement forward.
View the short:
Stronger Than Pretty https://www.strongerthanpretty.com/proof-of-concept
Docu- series INNER WARRIOR: https://www.strongerthanpretty.com/inner-warrior
Jaret Martino Productions (JMP) is an original content and third party production company, designed for the 21st century's changed media landscape. We're committed to hiring predominantly female crews. Statistically only 7% of women get hired for production jobs.
Focused on raising awareness for subjects deserving attention. Specializes in the development, production, marketing and distribution of talent-driven films, television, and digital media content. Currently JMP’s award winning films have been seen in nearly 100 festivals worldwide, and now distributed on the links below!
We secured Distribution for Driven, Ladybug, Bellz Angels and Essential Tremors! Streaming on Apple TV, Chromecast,Roku and Amazon by downloading the Synimatica App below.
I've dedicated my life to helping empower as many people as possible. Through one of the most powerful forms of art, film, I've been able to meet some of the most interesting and inspiring people- Jaret Martino.
Thanks for your interest in joining us! We're honored to have you involved along this journey! Would love to see you at our next screening event!
Stronger Than Pretty showed it's strength at a special screening in The Indie Lounge at The Sundance Film Festival.
"One of this year's most talked about films at Sundance"-Daniel Thompson #indielounge
The Stronger Than Pretty short film has created so many sparks along the way, and inspired conversations, awakenings, and healing. Part of my life's purpose and mission is to fully realize the feature. To give back to my mother, empower women and men that have found themselves in an abusive situation. Also to give children of single parent family homes an example that they can thrive.
The short film showed it’s strength at Sundance with a special screening at The Indie Lounge. In
alignment with the film's message we are bringing on a predominantly female crew and Director.
The Stronger Than Pretty short premiered the day following the historic Woman's March only making the film's connection to audiences more meaningful and socially timely. Right now is the time for every woman's voice to be heard.
Strong distribution companies have expressed interest in the feature length, and our package was just hand delivered to a few well known female Directors. We were directly connected to Cinetic Media who came back with great feedback and interest! Judy Henderson and Lisa Pantone Casting have been secured.
Many press outlets including Popwrapped have covered some of the highlights in the journey thus far. Huffington Post just did an interview that was released in time for mother's day 2017. Many thanks to @ThePerezHilton for showing us support as well !
3 jobs, 3 Children, a full time school schedule for her teaching degree and the closest family bond later! Our mother Donna is our hero, and an example for all that you can overcome. Make something better for your life, no matter what the circumstance!
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About This Team
Jaret Martino Productions (JMP) is an original content and third party production company, designed for the 21st century's changed media landscape.
Focused on raising awareness for subjects deserving attention. Specializes in the development, production, marketing and distribution of talent-driven films, television, and digital media content. Currently JMP’s award winning films have been seen in nearly 200 festivals worldwide, with Distribution deals for 4 film's thus far.
“Stronger Than Pretty” showed it’s strength at Sundance with a special screening at The Indie Lounge. Pre-Production for the feature is underway and the mission to hire a predominantly female crew and Director has been accomplished.
Streaming on Apple TV, Chromecast,Roku and Amazon by downloading the Synimatica App.
Once downloaded you can watch Driven, Essential Tremors, Bellz Angels and Ladybug!