High School Student Short Film

Update posted by Maya Penna Scheer On Jun 21, 2019

Hello to all our fantastic backers. Thank you for being here and supporting this project.

The problem is: the film was never made.

Over the course of the past two years, I have gone through many, many twists and turns for this project. In my junior year (when this all started), we were pumped and ready to make this happen, when my school shut us down because I suddenly wasn't allowed to complete my Capstone project until senior year. Then, in the fall, I found myself drowning under the senior year pressures - college visits, applications, piles upon piles of scholarship applications, founding my school's Debate Club, my regular classes and responsibilities, and so much more -- and then, my Capstone.

In junior year, I already wrote the screenplay, including several drafts. And the whole purpose of this project was to explore my future career of screenwriting. But if I had already done that, then why take on the extra project of an entire short film that wasn't really necessary, especially within the time constraints? My answer, and that of my entire crew: no reason.

So, we abandoned the project and I survived my senior year of high school, graduating earlier this month. I will be attending the University of North Carolina School of the Arts this fall. Hooray! Plot arc complete!

The next and final step, therefore, is to update my wonderful backers and REFUND YOU 100% on what you donated to this fundraiser. Please email me at [email protected] ASAP so we can get your refund sorted out. IF I DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU BY AUGUST 15th, 2019, I will be donating the remaining proceeds to the Charter Oak Cultural Center, to pay it forward to the youth artists in my area who desperately need it. Here is the link to their Youth Arts Institute.

I really do want to thank you all for your support. Many of you are family of mine, and your continual encouragement of my career and artistic interests means the absolute world to me.

Sincerely,

Maya

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Update posted by Maya Penna Scheer On Feb 06, 2018

Hi, everyone!
SO. You might have noticed that about a month ago I changed the campaign end date. Due to problems at auditions, we had to add in another audition date, moving all the rest of the dates forward a few weeks. We have faced more problems and must reschedule the end date again.

Like I stated in my video and description, the film this campaign is funding is for my school's Capstone senior project. Because I am a junior, I believed that I would be able to do my project this year as opposed to senior year. This has proven to be untrue, as I naturally did not receive the regulatory information that the seniors had gotten before launching their projects.

Right now, my crew and I are in a waiting game as I obtain all the necessary information to move forward with the project. Until then, I am changing the campaign end date to indefinite so you all, my backers, can see the accurate state of my campaign.

This is all part of my learning curve with a creative career. The crew and I have complete faith that this will work out no matter what. If anything, it will gain us more time to contemplate important aspects of production, be more specific with our tasks, learn the rules to conduct this film within the constructs of a school environment, and become more comfortable with this type of creative work. In the end, we will be staring at the projected image of our grand masterpiece and be thankful that everything worked out exactly as it did.

I will send out another update if a new end date is set and why. Also, I promise to notify via this page when progress in made.

Thank you, every single one of you, for your endless support.

Love, Maya

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Update posted by Maya Penna Scheer On Jan 15, 2018

First off, thank you to all my family and friends who have donated! You have already helped SO MUCH!

$250?? That's a lot of money. I can't believe you've raised that much money for me.

We are so close to $500 it's unbelievable. Please keep sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, email, messaging, messages in bottles, messenger pigeons, and all the like.

Thank you for all your support. You have been unfathomably beneficial to my production.

Love, Maya

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Guest

Backed with $25.00 On Jan 17, 2018

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Helena & George Scheer

Backed with $50.00 On Jan 13, 2018

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I'm so excited for you and I can't wait to see the finished film! xox

Nancy Scheer

Backed with $40.00 On Jan 11, 2018

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Maya, I am so excited for you. You are amazing and I'm sure your fil will be a great success.

Marilyn Crocker

Backed with $40.00 On Jan 11, 2018

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Peter Stern

Backed with $10.00 On Jan 11, 2018

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You’re already a star to us :)

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Backed with $100.00 On Dec 17, 2017

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I am a student filmmaker and poet. I am an advocate for mental health, an unstoppable feminist, and an ally to all. Thank you for visiting my page!

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