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HELP fund our 1st American Samoa feature film!
$1,480 raised
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Ended Jun 10, 2013
We are 5 YOUNG STARVING ARTISTS from AMERICAN SAMOA who are asking for your HELP to FUND our 1ST ever FEATURE FILM made in AMERICAN SAMOA by NATIVE AMERICAN SAMOANS. Our movie is called HEART TO HEART: FATU O LE ALOFA!

HEART TO HEART: FATU O LE ...
We are 5 YOUNG STARVING ARTISTS from AMERICAN SAMOA who are asking for your HELP to FUND our 1ST ever FEATURE FILM made in AMERICAN SAMOA by NATIVE AMERICAN SAMOANS. Our movie is called HEART TO HEART: FATU O LE ALOFA!

HEART TO HEART: FATU O LE ALOFA is an original movie, and the 1st of its kind to be written, produced, directed, and cast by natives of American Samoa. Filmed on site, it's a slice of life story of a mother and her daughter and their struggles with Samoan livelihood. It portrays how the bond of love between people can help them get through even the most dire of circumstances. Filled with drama, humor, romance, and even tragedy, you'll get to experience a sample of highs and lows in modern day life as an American Samoa native through the eyes of two women.

American Samoa is going through some very hard times right now with our economy in ruin, our government trying to fix itself after years of neglect, waste, and fraud, and artists like us having to put our art work on hold to make ends meet working underpaid jobs. We want to create and complete this movie to inspire the people of our island to pull through, to entertain them, and to get us a break into the mainstream so that we can continue to do what we love for the enjoyment of others. PLEASE HELP US ACHIEVE THAT GOAL!

We GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY DONATION you make! By DONATING to our cause you'll be getting COOL PERKS exclusively from the MOVIE!

$1 or more - Our most sincere FA'AFETAI (it means thank you in Samoan) for your donations! Estimated delivery: Right away!

$10 or more - A link to the finished film online and our sincere FA'AFETAI! Estimated delivery: June 2013

$20 or more - All the above + your own DVD copy of the finished movie! Estimated delivery: June 2013

$40 or more - All the above + A movie T-Shirt signed by your favorite character in the movie! Estimated delivery: June 2013

$50 or more - All the above + A signed copy of the original screen play (5 of 5 remaining, first come first serve basis)! Estimated delivery: June 2013

$100 or more - All the above + signed copy of the original storyboard (4 of 5 available, first come first serve basis)! Estimated delivery: June 2013

$150 or more - Your own DVD copy of the movie, a movie T-Shirt signed by your favorite character in the movie, + Your name in the credits! Estimated delivery: June 2013

$250 or more - All the above + A Samoan handicraft featured in the movie! (3 of 3 remaining, first come first serve basis) Estimated delivery: June 2013

$500 or more - All the above + A personal live FAAFETAI video SKYPE call by the Director. Estimated delivery: June 2013

$1000 or more - All the above + An Executive Producer credit! Estimated delivery: June 2013

The story is by Mareta Unutoa and produced by FamSS Group Production (a small non-profit group)

We the starving :( artists are :)
Director/Screen Writer: Zena Noah Iese
Cinematographer: Alex Zodiacal Jr.
1st AC/Key Grip: Raymond Tasi
Illustrator/Sound: Ararat M. Afalava
Script Supervisor/Lighting: Julian Dominic Taylor-Fahey

As we said earlier we're starving artists and we need your HELP to fund this project to see it through to the end. We're posting up our progress and behind the scenes videos and pics on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HeartToHeartFatuOLeAlofa. Please go there and check it out!

We've completed about one third of the film but are very close to exhausting our capital funds. Our deadline is June 2013! The film industry in American Samoa is non-existent so costs for cameras, lenses, rigs, transportation, meals, incidentals and etc come mostly out of our pockets. We can only do so much with meager wages where two of us are working as full time teachers, while the rest of our 5 man crew are part-time college students at the local community college still looking for work in our hammered economy.

We're really asking for your HELP. Please donate or sponsor our movie. We won't let you down! We're passionate about the quality of our work and about portraying our island in a light that inspires others to pull through, do what they love, and make a living out of it. PLEASE DONATE TO HELP FUND OUR 1ST AMERICAN SAMOA FEATURE FILM TODAY. Thank you so much for sharing your time (your most valuable time) with us. Fa'afateai tele lava ma ia manuia! (Thank you so much and may you prosper and be happy)
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