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Creating a pilot. Stay tuned for process and answers. Ask me anything!! Check out our kick starter

Yeganeh Mafaher
Nov 10, 2017

Gebby and Yeganeh, two female identified artists of color, who immigrated to the U.S. as children. We are sophmores in college on our way to getting degrees in Dramatic Arts at The New School for Drama in New York City. Best friends, as well as roomates, we tend to work with eachother a lot, and that is where this everlasting working and creative relationship was born. We both struggled finding representation not only of people who look like us on screen and on stage, but as well as stories that related to us. We didn't want to wait for opportunites to come our way, because no one can tell your story better then yourself. There is many arising shows that talk about diffuculties with race and with gender issues, but not many discuss the everyday struggles that people of color face in trying to assimilating into white american culture. The daily lies we tell or drastic measures we go through to feel like everyone else is prominent, but ignored to the point where some people still find it difficult to believe that racisim and sexisim exist. These struggles can also seem ridiculous and even a little humourous at the end of the day, so what better way to bring light to a horrifying reality, then a comedy sitcom that forces you to laugh at the tragic truth of what our life has to face everyday. You may ask why do we need money? Well behind our project is many trusted and gifted people whome we need to remberse for their work. Additionally we would like to submit to film festivals which have applications fees that cost more than eating at By Chloe. So if you like laughing and crying please donate. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1502868691/white-lie?ref=project_share

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1502868691/white-lie?ref=project_share

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Have you done other crowdfunding campaigns before?

Nov 9, 4:30PM EST0

This is our first time. Any tips? 

Nov 9, 5:03PM EST0

How difficult it is to raise funds through crowdfunding sites compared to traditional fundraisers?

Nov 9, 12:17PM EST0

Yes it is very difficult to stand out. But we stand with our idea. Check out our kick starter!! 

Nov 9, 5:03PM EST0

Have you attended any well-known events that could help you gain exposure for your crowdfunding sites?

Nov 9, 12:10PM EST0

We have not. Would love to. 

Nov 9, 5:03PM EST0

Do you need advice or connections?

Nov 9, 10:25AM EST0

Would love any advice. 

Nov 9, 5:03PM EST0

Have you considered trying to make a viral video on YouTube to gain followers and investors?

Nov 9, 10:21AM EST0

Yes but we want to stand alone with this project and not have it gain attention for unwanted reasons. 

Nov 9, 5:04PM EST0

What are your back-up plans if your crowdfunding campaign fails?

Nov 9, 10:15AM EST0

Crying. 

Nov 9, 5:04PM EST0

How are you going to promote your campaign?

Nov 9, 9:14AM EST0

Friends and family. Maybe you? 

Nov 9, 5:04PM EST0

Do you think that maybe your idea is just missing a bit of the fun factor?

Nov 9, 9:02AM EST0

No I stand by it. 

Nov 9, 5:04PM EST0

How often do crowdfunding campaigns get successful than not?

Nov 9, 3:16AM EST0

Depends on the idea. 

Nov 9, 5:04PM EST0

How long do you think it would take for this crowdfunding campaign to attain the goals you have?

Nov 8, 9:28PM EST0

We actually have a limit of a month. So please check out our kick starter and help out! Anything helps and we have cool rewards. 

Nov 8, 9:37PM EST0

About a month. 

Nov 9, 5:04PM EST0

How will your intellectual property be protected?

Nov 8, 6:45PM EST0

We have our material copyrighting and will not be releasing exact ideas. 

Nov 8, 7:03PM EST0

I really love the idea, concept & look of what you're doing, but it doesn't excite me as much as other things - this could be a major factor for you to look into - buyer/consumer psychology in relation to your idea?

Nov 8, 6:20PM EST0

Due to us protecting major plot lines we have not released the entire idea and hope your initially interest is enough for you to help us fund our project. 

Nov 8, 7:04PM EST0

How would you feel if this crowdfunding campaign doesn't meet your expectations?

Nov 8, 2:44PM EST0

This would be unfortunate considering the efforts put into this project. For more info I would look at our kick starter and I would eagerly ask you to contribute to help us with our goal. We even have little prices. 

Nov 8, 3:31PM EST0

What are other effective platforms for launching campaigns aside from crowdfunding sites?

Nov 8, 2:25PM EST0

Creating a video seems to be a great way to gain attention. Social media platforms help as well in gaining attention. 

Nov 8, 2:31PM EST0

What advice would you give to anyone else looking to create their first crowdfunding project?

Nov 8, 2:21PM EST0

Do not commit until you are fully capable of creating the project. There has been many instances of people doing a sub par project and giving up within days. 

Nov 8, 2:32PM EST0

What part of the population do you think are the best candidates for funding a crowdfunding campaign?

Nov 8, 12:24PM EST0

Anything helps. There is no one part of a population. Plus gaining appeal is very important for a community to come together. 

Nov 8, 1:47PM EST0

How quickly do you need your money?

Nov 8, 12:05PM EST0

We would love to be fully funded before our shoots behind in late December of this year. 

Nov 8, 1:45PM EST0

When and how did you think of this idea?

Nov 8, 11:53AM EST0

We thought of this idea about a year ago. This story is entirely based on true events that have happened to us. 

Nov 8, 1:45PM EST0

Are you aware of the potential risks crowdfunding presents, if you believe there are any?

Nov 8, 11:13AM EST0

I believe finding people who support your vision can have no risks. 

Nov 8, 1:46PM EST0

Can you share some strategies in boosting the appeal of a crowdfunding campaign?

Nov 8, 9:56AM EST0

Find an idea that a group of people can relate to and want to see put into the world. 

Nov 8, 1:46PM EST0

What is it about?

Nov 7, 9:52PM EST0

Our pilot is about a white lie told in order to fit into society. But soon this lie unravels as lying about ones race comes into play and a simple lie turns into a complex internal struggle. 

Nov 8, 1:28AM EST0

Check out our Kick Starter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1502868691/white-lie?ref=project_share

Nov 7, 9:39PM EST0
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