Escaping Sunshine

91 supporters pledged 15520 € of 15000 € goal Project has ended
103 %
Project description

For how much would you sell your best friend?


WHAT IS CROWDFUNDING AND WHY DO WE DO IT?
Crowdfunding 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:
We, 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.      

The 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?
No, it 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?
If we 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?
First 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?

This is 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 BUDGET?
If we 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?
When 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?
We will 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 info@erafim.lt / 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?
Right 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 their 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?

The film’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/EscapingSunshine
The film’s official web page: www.escapingsunshine.eu
Era Film (Lithuanian Producer): www.erafilm.lt
Bullitt Film (Danish Co-producer): www.bullittfilm.dk  
Caritas (anti-human trafficking department): http://www.antitrafficking.lt/index.php?s_id=1&lang=en
Red Box (British band collaborating on the music): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtLKr49MPXw    

HOW TO CONTACT US?

We 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: info@erafilm.lt    

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 
 

Location

Denmark

Genres

Film

What you get back

For 5 €

Thank You!
Thank you! Without you we’ll never get there!

For 10 €

The Personal Thank You!
A PERSONAL thank you with your name on Escaping Sunshine’s official film website and HERE on our main campaign page - look under the list of supporters underneath on the page! (If you’d like your photo next to your name on our WEB, please mail it to us on info@erafilm.lt)

For 15 €

The Big Personal Thank You!
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser!

For 25 €

"The Production Designer"
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser! ** BUT NOW ALSO ** : 1x invitation to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party / the digital film poster / 1 x digital download of our film: “A trip into the universe of Escaping Sunshine”

For 50 €

"The Costume Designer"
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser! 1 x Invitation to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party / 1 x digital film poster / 1 x digital download of our film: “A trip into the universe of Escaping Sunshine” / ** BUT NOW ALSO **: 1 x Beautiful BLACK Design Reflector (finally a reflector with STYLE!) – to keep you safe in the darkness!

For 100 €

"The Director"
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser! / 1 x digital film poster. 1 x digital download of our film: “A trip into the universe of Escaping Sunshine”. AND: 1 x Beautiful BLACK Design Reflector (finally a reflector with STYLE!) – to keep you safe in the darkness! ** BUT NOW ALSO **: 2 x invitations to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party. AND 1 x PERSONAL postcard, signed by the director, from the trip while shooting the film teaser.

For 150 €

"The Script Writer"
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser! / 1 x digital film poster / 1 x digital download of our film: “A trip into the universe of Escaping Sunshine” / 1 x Beautiful BLACK Design Reflector (finally a reflector with STYLE!) – to keep you safe in the darkness! / 2 x invitations to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party / 1 x PERSONAL postcard, signed by the director, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / ** BUT NOW ALSO **: A PERSONAL postcard, signed by the LEAD ACTORS, from the trip while shooting the film teaser AND The original FILM SCRIPT!

For 250 €

"The Photographer"
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser! / 1 x digital film poster / 1 x digital download of our film: “A trip into the universe of Escaping Sunshine” / 1 x Beautiful BLACK Design Reflector (finally a reflector with STYLE!) – to keep you safe in the darkness! / 1 x PERSONAL postcard, signed by the director, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / A PERSONAL postcard, signed by the LEAD ACTORS, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / The original FILM SCRIPT! / ** BUT NOW ALSO **: 4 x invitations to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party AND Digital STILL PICTURES from the filming locations with reference to where they belong in the film script.

For 500 €

"The Music Composer" (ONLY 3 left!)
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser! / 1 x digital film poster / 1 x digital download of our film: “A trip into the universe of Escaping Sunshine” / 1 x Beautiful BLACK Design Reflector (finally a reflector with STYLE!) – to keep you safe in the darkness! / 1 x PERSONAL postcard, signed by the director, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / A PERSONAL postcard, signed by the LEAD ACTORS, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / The original FILM SCRIPT! / 4 x invitations to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party / Digital STILL PICTURES from the filming locations with reference to where they belong in the film script. / ** BUT NOW ALSO **: An Original SIGNED double CD from the UK band Red Box, featured in the film (to listen to Red Box check out the links on the left in the text under “Where to read more?”) - Red Box will play a tune during the VIP CONCERTS and Campaign Parties (in Lithuania and in Denmark).

For 1000 €

"The Art Director" (ONLY 3 left!)
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser! / 1 x digital film poster / 1 x digital download of our film: “A trip into the universe of Escaping Sunshine” / 1 x Beautiful BLACK Design Reflector (finally a reflector with STYLE!) – to keep you safe in the darkness! / 1 x PERSONAL postcard, signed by the director, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / A PERSONAL postcard, signed by the LEAD ACTORS, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / The original FILM SCRIPT! / 4 x invitations to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party AND Digital STILL PICTURES from the filming locations with reference to where they belong in the film script. / An Original SIGNED double CD from the UK band Red Box, featured in the film (to listen to Red Box check out the links on the left in the text under “Where to read more?”) - Red Box will play a tune during the VIP CONCERTS and Campaign Parties (in Lithuania and in Denmark) / ** BUT NOW ALSO **: 1 x piece of Original ART WORK: One of the Original hand-drawn pages from storyboard signed by the director AND an upgrade on your 4 invitations to VIP!

For 1000 €

"The Film Star"
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser! 1 x Invitation to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party / 1 x digital film poster / 1 x digital download of our film: “A trip into the universe of Escaping Sunshine” / 1 x Beautiful BLACK Design Reflector (finally a reflector with STYLE!) – to keep you safe in the darkness! BUT NOW ALSO: 2 x invitations to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party / 1 x PERSONAL postcard, signed by the director, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / A PERSONAL postcard, signed by the LEAD ACTORS, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / The original FILM SCRIPT! / 4 x invitations with VIP upgrade to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party / Digital STILL PICTURES from the filming locations with reference to where they belong in the film script. / ** BUT NOW ALSO** : An invitation to act in the teaser (with an END CREDIT as a REAL actor) AND a cozy drink with the Director or Producer – who will tell you everything about the film! - You'll be the FILM STAR of the day!

For 1000 €

"The Producer"
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser! / 1 x digital film poster / 1 x digital download of our film: “A trip into the universe of Escaping Sunshine” / 1 x Beautiful BLACK Design Reflector (finally a reflector with STYLE!) – to keep you safe in the darkness! / 1 x PERSONAL postcard, signed by the director, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / A PERSONAL postcard, signed by the LEAD ACTORS, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / The original FILM SCRIPT! / 4 x invitations with VIP upgrade to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party AND Digital STILL PICTURES from the filming locations with reference to where they belong in the film script. / ** BUT NOW ALSO** Your company’s NAME & LOGO on the WEB and in the END CREDITS.

For 2000 €

"The Film Investor"
A PERSONAL thank you on our WEB, HERE on our campaign and YOUR NAME in the END CREDITS of our teaser! / 1 x digital film poster / 1 x digital download of our film: “A trip into the universe of Escaping Sunshine” / 1 x Beautiful BLACK Design Reflector (finally a reflector with STYLE!) – to keep you safe in the darkness! / 1 x PERSONAL postcard, signed by the director, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / A PERSONAL postcard, signed by the LEAD ACTORS, from the trip while shooting the film teaser / The original FILM SCRIPT! / 4 x invitations with VIP upgrade to the Private VIP CONCERT and Campaign Party AND Digital STILL PICTURES from the filming locations with reference to where they belong in the film script. / ** BUT NOW ALSO**: Your company’s NAME & LOGO on the WEB and in the END CREDITS / a FRAMED “Thank You Diploma” in the name of your company signed by the thankful Producer and Director.

For 5000 €

and up - "Our Guardian Angel"
Absolutely EVERYTHING from the above! And – a PRIVATE reading of the FILM SCRIPT with the director and actors!