Coming together is a beginning;
Keeping together is progress;
Working together is a success – Henry Ford
Aside from sponsorships, the best kind of support comes from the community. Most battles are won by those who are passionate about the cause. When something has personally affected yourself or a loved one, it changes you. You push for reform.
Many have said it before, but every little bit counts. Each $1 donated is a step towards the goal. By giving, know you are not only becoming part of something bigger than yourself, but you are ultimately saving countless lives from suffering.
You can donate to the Preventable PayPal account:
Use the Family and Friends donation option so no fees are taken from your donation
My aim is high but I fiercely believe we can do this. By sharing our stories, involving loved ones, and embracing our local communities, this can all be made possible. Speak to your local newspapers, reach out to your local t.v. stations, involve your workplace. Just by doing this you will be touching lives and some will be so moved, they will wholeheartedly give back.
How Is Funding Utilized?
Making a documentary is a very daunting but rewarding task. Money is just one obstacle, but it allows us to tackle almost all the rest.
For production costs, your money would go to:
Flights and baggage to:
Texas: Houston (June 4th-6th) & San Antonio (June 7th-9th)
England: Tadworth/East Grinstead (June 14th-18th), Southend on Sea (June 19th-21st), London (June 22nd-25th)
India: Kolkata (June 27th- 29th)
Japan: Nagoya & Osaka (June 30th – July 3rd)
California: Santa Monica (July 3rd – 6th)
British Columbia, Canada: Kelowna (July 6th-8th)
Illinois: Chicago and Wheaton (July 9th-13th)
Pennsylvania: Exeter (July 14th-16th)
New York: NYC (July 17th – 21st)
West Virginia: Midlothian (July 22nd-25th)
Missouri: St. Louis (July 26th-29th)
Gas for the car
Hotel stay in India and Japan
Food per diem for 2 months
India: $120, $300 for flight to consulate, plus ~$50 for overnight and FedEx costs
Equipment: cameras, lenses, lighting equipment, audio equipment, storage/baggage, batteries, external hard drives, SD cards, cables, computer upgrade, tripod, etc.
$1800 to cover some of my bills back at home while traveling the 2 months
*All tax deductible money made, 7% gets taken as payment for Creative Visions
Post Production costs:
Fees: Website, LLC, taxes
$200 a month to help pay my bills (I put in around 40-50 hours a month)
… the list is endless!