Hello! We are Extended Cat Productions, a small independent film team. We are in production of our first short film, and we need your help!
What is this film about?
This film is called "Andrew" and it is about a newly out transman who seeks advice from his closest friend, who is struggling with his own masculine identity. The estimated runtime is 15 minutes. It will be shot in Cebu, Philippines.
Why are we making this film?
We, as a team, want to bring more awareness to the LGBT community through Filipino cinema. Film is a beautiful medium for expression, and through this project, we can show the life of a transgender man in a positive light. Unfortunately, in the Philippines, education on queer history is pretty much non-existent. And education on trans folk in general is nearly unheard of. Films can help change this. LGBT media has already made a huge step forward since it's early and controversial beginnings, but it still needs a bit of a push. We hope to be that push.
What does this money go to?
The harsh truth is, films cost money. Our team is small and at this point we cannot fund this project ourselves. We have put together a budget and estimated a total for pre-production, principal photography, and post-production costs. In other words, we believe this funding will cover the whole nine yards. We will make sure we have a happy and comfortable cast and crew that can be properly fed. We will make sure we also have quality equipment for a beautiful film. We will also be using some of the funding to enter the finished film into film festivals. This will help us gain exposure and continue making films.
Why should you donate?
Firstly, every donation counts and we are extremely grateful for your kind gesture. If you donate to this project, you are helping not only our team, but also a community. Seeing it from the bigger picture, you are the reason this film even gets made. You will help us release a film that puts positivity on the LGBT community. In a way, you will be part of our own community. It's sweet.
Yes, there is one "reward" we have. If you donate ₱1,500, we will put you name in a "special thanks" section at the end of our film! If you'd like us to use a different name or have any other concerns, email us at [email protected]
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Thank you very much!
- Extended Cat