For how much would you sell your best friend?
WHAT IS CROWDFUNDING AND WHY DO
WE DO IT?
is a “social way” of funding a project. By donating, people who are interested
in the cause (stopping human trafficking) and (or) making the film, participate
actively in solving a problem. With the economic situation the world is facing
today, we believe this is the future – people donating and funding what they
personally find interesting and important.
WHO WE ARE:
Allan (Danish Screenwriter and Director) and Rasa (Lithuanian Producer), are
the driving forces behind the Escaping Sunshine. We started working on this
film back in 2011, just after the incident hit the front pages in Denmark.
Today we simply cannot let go of the story, especially because of the
importance of the topic. Behind us we have a big, very experienced,
international team having worked on everything from Hollywood blockbusters to
award winning creative documentaries.
Lithuanian production company behind the film is called ERA FILM. Very early in
the project our Danish Script Consultant, Valeria Richter, joined us. Our
Danish co-producer is the Danish film production company, Bullitt Film. The
Danish Police is an invaluable help for us when researching the story and in
Lithuania the organization “Caritas” (the anti-human trafficking department),
is opening all needed door to meet victims and convicted pimps who are still
sitting in jail.
SO, WILL IT BE A GOOD FILM?
will be a great film! The fact that we already won prices and got international
support should speak for itself. But MORE IMPORTANTLY – otherwise we wouldn’t
already have invested the last two years of our lives! A good film starts with
a good script – which we already have! We have even tested the script during
public script readings. Together with 4 actors we invited 15 youngsters, age of
16 to 21, and read the script aloud for them - they really liked it. You can
watch their interviews on our Facebook page!
WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE DONATIONS?
reach the 15.000 Euros we will shoot the teaser for the film! All the money
will be spend on transporting the whole cast and crew, light buses, technical
equipment etc. (much of which we get for a friendly
price) through all the locations in Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany and
Denmark to film the teaser.
WHAT DO YOU GET?
of all you help raising awareness on a HUGE problem! – Human trafficking! Next
to helping making the world a better place, you get the nice perks (gifts) we
have put together for you. Everything from: the most beautifully designed
reflectors to keep you safe in the dark (so elegant you can actually wear them
on a suit!), an acting part in the teaser, signed CD’s and private concerts by
the British band Red Box who are collaborating on the music for the film. (The Reflector) (The Original CD) (The Script) (The Poster)
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE MONEY ISN’T
RAISED ON TIME?
an “All or Nothing Campaign” if we do not raise the 15.000 Euros, your donation
stays with YOU! – we won’t get anything! ... and sadly, you also won't get your perks ...
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GO OVER THE
raise above our target we will use all money to broaden our social awareness campaign,
together with Caritas, against human trafficking.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE ANTI
HUMAN TRAFFICKING CAMPAIGN?
talking to youth it is clear that previous anti human trafficking campaigns
have missed their goal. Today people still believe that one should “watch out
for the stranger” when in fact it is always some one close to you – a friend or
a family member – who betrayals and sells you.
HOW AND WHEN WILL YOU RECEIVE THE
PERKS / GIFTS?
start sending your perks out just after the finishing of the campaign. But
please have patience as lots of paperwork has to be taken care of. We will
contact you! / We would love to have your PICTURE, next to your name, on our
web page - if you’d like to be up there together with us please send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org / We will organize two PRIVATE CAMPAIGN PARTIES: One in Vilnius
and one in Copenhagen. We will let you know good time in advance when and where
it will be held. Mr Simon Toulson-Clark (the lead singer of Red Box) has
promised to join us and play a tune. The VIP upgrade means that we will reserve
good places for you. / ACTING in the teaser will take place in or around Vilnius
or Copenhagen. We will let you know in good time but since MANY people are
working – don’t be late! / The COZY DRINK we’ll figure out between us. Should
be either in Vilnius or Copenhagen when it will suit all of us. / Just as we
did with a group of youngsters to test the script, we offer you a PRIVATE
SCRIPT READING in Vilnius or Copenhagen – it’s very intense, almost like a
theatre play, and is an exciting experience for a group of friends or as an
event for your company.
WHEN WILL WE FILM THE TEASER?
now we are working on the 3rd draft of the script. We are casting our main
Lithuanian actors (and look very much forward to sharing t
heir faces with you!)
and will rehearse and prepare this summer. In the middle of August we plan our
big trip through Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Germany and up to Denmark. We aim
to finish our teaser in September.
WHERE TO READ MORE?
film’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/EscapingSunshine
film’s official web page: www.escapingsunshine.eu
Film (Lithuanian Producer): www.erafilm.ltBullitt
Film (Danish Co-producer): www.bullittfilm.dk
(anti-human trafficking department): http://www.antitrafficking.lt/index.php?s_id=1&lang=en
(British band collaborating on the music): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtLKr49MPXw
HOW TO CONTACT US?
really want to be in contact with you and to be able to update you on the
progress of our film and the latest news. The easiest way is to join us on Facebook
but if you have any personal questions or splendid ideas you are course more
than welcome to write us an email on: email@example.com
A very special THANK YOU to all our supporters who have left a donation until now:
Gediminas Treciokas / Vykintas / Erika Reinelt / Algirdas Jecys / Kristina Čepaitienė / Grete M / Kristina Kaghdo / Jonas Banys / Rasa Baltusyte / Giedre Sileikyte / Rimante Daugelaite / Tautvyde Andersen / Vaida Ulvydienė / Jan Reinelt / Inger Hindhede Kjær / Johanna M / Allan van O. T. Andersen / Jokubas and Elena / Viktorija Bourassa / Liudmila Damuliene / Rimas Uzgiris / Eline Verzelen / Gaile M / Valeria Richter / Sander Meijer / Noel Qualter / Gudrun Gisladottir / Šarūnas Radvilavičius / Frank Jørgensen / Juste Damulyte / Susanne Värgården / Sven Schnell / Skaistė Aleksandravičiūtė / Martin Holm Lundeborg / Jesper Krarup / Flemming / Danute Valentiene / Skirmantas Valentas / Oma and Opa van Opstal / Rasa Miskinyte / Cliff Andersen / Morten Deurell / Finn and Jolanda Andersen / Rima Okon / Richard Parkin / Andrius Slavuckis / Rolandas Lenkimas / Vinzent Zazzi O. Schou / Monika Brauntsch / Renata Ukelyte / Lars Christensen / Vilja / Veronica Londero / Londero Mosaik / Audrone Piliponiene / The Family Slizys / Jurgita Murauskiene / Lian Yang / Claes & Kimberly Nørgaard / Giedre / Lukas Miklik-Stolar / Fund "Gerasis Ruonis" / Pilietis M / Egle Ciuzaite / Lis Maurer / Leo Maurer / Gabija Siurbyte / Daumantas Matulis / Pjotrs Suhovs / Justina Dragunaite / Kęstutis Lukoškinas & The Beautiful Land of Nevermind / Blair Bourassa / Stephanie Vieler / Pjotrs Suhovs / Dorota & Rafal Noga / Niels & Ingrid Regnersgaard / Indira Govender / Niels Tybjerg / Thomas Laursen / Edvinas Puksta / Ivana Lamy Zulcakova / Hans Regnersgaard / Cecilie og Dan Ishøj / Aiste K. / Bente og Jørgen Johansen