My name is Subhojoy. A mysterious name for a boy from a mysterious country- India. You can call me Titu. I am going to be 18 this May. I have spent my entire life in an uncomfortably small house in Pune. Since childhood I've been mesmerized by storytelling, both reading novels and watching films. At the age of 12 I started writing short stories. I write fiction. At 14 I attempted to write a romance novel but lost interest halfway. I realized that I wanted to turn my stories to films. My passion flared- I wrote scripts for short (10-15 min) narrative films which I directed using an average Sony Cybershot camera I got on my birthday. Indian cinema is too dramatic for me. I can't relate to it. I was influenced by Hollywood movies. I began idolizing Steven Spielberg since I saw ET. I am en eclectic but I love sci-fi most. Not to brag but I am very talented and have written a few scripts for movies that I hope to direct and they seem like hits. Since 9th grade I began imagining myself as a Hollywood director. My dream is to become an auteur to be precise. Currently I am working on a 10 min film for admission into NYU or CalArts. The photo I have uploaded is a snapshot of it. To achieve my dream to get into Hollywood I need to get into a reputed Film School. I am confident about getting admission. What upsets me is that the scholarships for international students is rare and limited and the tuition rates are exorbitant. That's not the only hurdle- International students do not get federal aid or other grants too, only scholarships. My dad was hoping to get an abroad student loan from my a private bank but they told him outright that the course that I wanted to pursue was not in the list. I cried then. I have given almost half my life to study film and understand the techniques of filming and writing stories. It has become a vocation. I have so many ideas I want to show the world. I come from a poor Indian family, which by American standards means I am practically a tramp. I can't afford to pay for the $30,000-$40,000 per year tuition of Film schools which consists of roughly $1500/unit and doesnt include rent. I always wanted to go to NYU or CalArts but they ask to give proof of Bank Statement with the admission form. Here are some sites where the tuition amount is explained: http://calarts.edu/admissions/applicants/international http://calarts.edu/financial-aid/international-students http://calarts.edu/admissions/tuition-fees http://www.nyu.edu/bursar/tuition.fees/rate13/u... This is the reason I am asking for you help. Help me realize my dream. Please spread the message. Also because there is no option to use paypal for donations in India, you have to use card if you wish to help me.