Support this Indiegogo and help raise funds to build a community center in Kenya

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Kikoko Aid, Inc.

Raising funds to build a community center in Kikoko Village, a poverty stricken village in Kenya.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kikoko-aid-inc/x/4210124

I am a former Montclair State University student, and current Montclair, New Jersey resident. I visited Kikoko, Kenya in 2009, and after seeing the poor standards of living, I decided to start a charitable organization where, together with the help of global supporters, we would be able to make a difference by eradicating poverty, encouraging education, and building Kikoko’s economy. I am originally from Kikoko village and this cause is dear to my heart.

Kikoko Aid’s mission is, “To provide assistance, aid, comfort, care, nourishment, clothing, education and satisfaction of the development needs of the residents of Kikoko Village, in the Eastern Province of Kenya, including, but not limited to, providing recreational, educational, and employment opportunities, and such other charitable benefits for the residents. To receive, and administer funds and property, and to apply the income and principal thereof for our charitable purposes.”

Our goal this year is to build a community center where residents will be able to go when in need. We plan to equip the center with modern technology, and educational materials to help the children of Kikoko have a fair chance in this competitive world.

Kikoko Aid’s future goals will all be around improving Kikoko community in general, e.g. renovating schools, providing food and clean water, improving the local clinic, creating job opportunities by renovating and running a rundown community bakery, among other projects.

To learn more about Kikoko Aid, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kikokoaid

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kikoko-aid-inc/x/4210124

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The Reality Mine Film Indiegogo

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Reality Mine

Help Fund Reality Mine, a psycho-drama focussing on how internet surveillance allows governments – and worse – to control and destroy peoples’ lives.

 

 

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reality-mine/x/4210124

Hi, I’m Nick Goulden, the director of the recently shot film, Reality Mine, starring Rock’n’Rolla’s Michael Ryan, Jersey Boys’s Jye Frasca and Sean Browne.

Please help us complete our film! Prinicpal photogrpahy took place 19-21 July and we’re raising funds to complete the post-production to get our film finished to the highest standard and get it out to competition, distribution, and to you!

We’ve got a brilliant, award-winning team, so please take a quick look and, if you like the project, please help us!

REALITY MINE – WHAT IS IT?

Reality Mine is a psychological short drama exploring the modern reality in which unprecedented levels of knowledge grant unheard of power, open to abuse by governments – or anyone with the right know-how.

When family man Max Keller is implicated in alleged animal rights terrorism, arson and murder carried out by Dan, his brother, he must choose between loyalty to his brother and protecting his family – and himself. What would you do?

It focusses on the modern reality – much in news recently – of how governments and other organisations covertly trawl the internet for information, building up vast pools of data on millions of individuals.

One such term for this is ‘Reality Mining’:

“Reality mining is using the digital breadcrumbs we leave in everyday life to understand our behaviour. So, as you walk around with a cellphone, you leave position markers; you call people, you use your credit card… And we can collect those up to build a psychological profile of you…”– Professor Sandy Pentland, Director of the Human Dynamics Laboratory, MIT

With virtually unlimited access to data, it is now possible to build a profile of someone complete to the last detail. The result is that, without fully realising it, we have entered into a new reality whereby the government can know everything there is to know about us.

Who is to stop them abusing that power?

We feel this is a vitally important issue that is ill-understood in the popular conscience. We need your help to make this film, and spread the word.

Why Should You Help?

Reality Mine focusses on important issues that affect us all and that need exploring. With your help, it’s also going to be a cracking film that gets seen.

The more resources we have, the more we can spread the word to get it, and the issues it represents, seen by as many people as possible.

Where Does Your Funding Go?

In order to make this as good a project as it deserves to be, we need £10,000. We already have nearly £5,000 in place and so we are asking you to help us with the remaining £5000.

We have already completed principal photography, filming from 19-21 July, in London and in Berkshire, England.

Here’s the basic budget:

  • £2000 – Camera & Lighting
  • £500 – Travel & Vehicle Hire
  • £750 – Catering
  • £300 – Props & Set Design
  • £150 – Costume
  • £100 – Make-Up, Hair & Prosthetics
  • £600 – Cast
  • £550 – Locations
  • £500 – Special Effects
  • £500 – Crew Expenses
  • £250 – Admin Costs & Pre-Production
  • £1000 – Offline Edit
  • £400 – VFX
  • £500 – Sound Design & ADR
  • £300 – Original Composition
  • £650 – Online Edit & Versioning
  • £250 – DVD’s, honouring perk commitments
  • £700 – Festivals & Marketing
  • TOTAL: £10,000

If we can raise more, we’ll be able to put more into the film!

And What Do You Get For Helping?

We are truly humbled that you are even considering supporting this film and will pay you back as best we can. Please take a look opposite at the possible perks – from signed photos of our cast tosigned scripts, from a thank you in the credits to a full executive producer credit, the list goes on. We’re even giving away props from the film and other memorabilia – we hope there’s something for everyone.

What Happens Next?

FIlming is complete and Post-production has already begun. We’ll be making regular updates during the filming process and are scheduled to have the final cut complete by the end of Autumn 2013 in time for film festivals in 2014. Please join us on the journey, and spread the word!

Can You Help Without Contributing To Funding?

Yes! Please spread the word about the film – we want as many people to know about it as possible. Films are no good if no-one knows about them!

Who Is Keen City?

Keen City is an award winning production company based in London, UK. We have a sound pedigree of working with highly talented actors on acclaimed productions including:

Please spread the word about the film – we want as many people to know about it as possible. Films are no good if no-one knows about them!

Who’s The Team?

Nick Goulden – Producer/Director

Nick began his professional career in 2005 working on the floor of numerous films and has most recently been the 1st Assistant Director on feature films Implementation and Traveller, as well as numerous pop vides, shorts and commercials.

Nick founded Keen City in 2008 and has produced and directed several award winning shorts and promos, including Alleyman (2011) and The Tyrant’s Cup (2012).

Tom Harberd – Producer

Tom is an independent film producer and film finance consultant and president of TAG Productions. Tom has broad film industry experience, encompassing development, production, finance and business affairs. He advises film sector start-ups on finance and corporate strategy, as well as assisting producers in the UK and abroad to package and finance their feature films. He is currently setting up a fund to lend against the UK production incentive for low-budget features.

Tom spent three years in Doha as the principal adviser to the Qatar Foundation on their film and media interests; before that, he was an Associate in the Film Finance team at BMS Finance in London, where he participated in the financing of films such as Made in Dagenham, Moon, Fish Tank and Adulthood.

Tom and Nick collaborated on Keen City’s ‘Up On The Roof’ starring Maisie Williams, and co-developed Reality Mine from that point.

Adam Scarth – Director Of Photography

Adam is a Cinematographer based in London, with experience in Dramas, Commercials, Promos & Documentaries and have worked in all major film and digital formats.

Adam has worked world wide in varying conditions from 40c+ deserts to conflict zones.

Countries worked in are the UK, Germany, Kosovo Egypt, Mali, Niger, Gambia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Palestine (Gaza) & Indonesia.

Sean Browne – Max

Sean Browne

Sean is a versatile actor who has been working in the film & theatre industries for 10 years.

Sean Browne..brilliant..unnerving” The Express

Jye Frasca – Charlie

Jye Frasca

Jye was born in the beachside city of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, and has been a professional actor since the age of 9.

“Jye Frasca is absolutely fantastic…” Confessions Of A Theatre Girl

Michael Ryan – Dan

Michael Ryan

Former Hollyoaks and Rock’n’Rolla star Michael Ryan brings great energy and presence to the role Rebel-With-A-Cause Daniel Keller.

How Can I Find Out More?

Please contact me at nick@keencity.com and I’ll happily answer any questions you may have about the project.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/reality-mine/x/4210124

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Kickstart Classical Music! #Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2085362136/commissioning-nautilus-for-concert-band

Help Omaha Symphonic Winds commission Keith Michael Davis to compose a new work for band based on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Among the goals of Omaha Symphonic Winds is the commissioning of new pieces to add to the concert band repertoire. OSW performed two premieres in 2012, and will present 2 world premieres this October.

Recently, OSW commissioned Nebraska-based composer Keith Michael Davis to write a new work for us. Keith studied French horn and composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is an accomplished composer, and has received 9 previous commissions for band compositions from public schools, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the Nebraska Wind Symphony.

I was particularly taken with Keith’s Aubade for solo oboe and wind ensemble. He successfully captured the French Impressionist style of composition for this haunting piece. In discussing a new major length piece for OSW and my admiration of Aubade, Keith sought a subject that would lend itself to impressionism.

Keith chose Jules Verne’s novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea as the subject of his piece called Nautilus. The scenes include: I. Prologue: Submarine Menace, II. Mobilis in Mobile, III. The Sunken Continent, IV. Squid Attack, V. Coral Reef Burial, VI. Into the Maelstrom, VII. Epilogue: The Mysterious End of Nemo. Keith has already written about 5 minutes of the planned 12 minute work. The world premiere of Nautilus will be given in May 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Keith’s fee for composing “Nautilus” is $3,000. This is a large expense for a young ensemble such as OSW, so we invite you to join with us to help bring this piece to life. Please select one of the reward packages listed on the right, and pledge your donation to this worthy project.

Thanks for promoting the creation of new musc!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2085362136/commissioning-nautilus-for-concert-band

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Go Ahead and Sang The Blues Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1801442760/go-ahead-and-sang-the-blues-brick-fields-album-201

“Go Ahead And Sang The Blues!” This says it all!

“Go Ahead And Sang The Blues” is going to be a solid blues album which will include some down home, old school style blues and feature some of Arkansas’ favorite blues musicians. Our rythmn section will include international blues bassist John Davies and drummer Johnny Arredondo, We have approached international blues harmonica player RJ Mischo and blues guitarist Earl Cates to lay down a few tracks as well. We will have other guests on this album too and are excited to be working with blues promoter Charles Ragsdell who will also be producing the album. “Go Ahead And Sang The Blues” will include at least 9 new original songs as well as our versions of an old Lightening Hopkins tune, an old Sister Rosetta Tharpe tune and a song written by Chicago blues singer Karen Carroll. How many songs we track will depend on our budget. We are excited about this CD because the original tunes are close to the heart and have been getting a tremendous response at the live shows. There will be no holding back on the emotion that these songs need in the vocals or musicianship.

Making an album is very expensive and can be very difficult for independent artists to accomplish without some sort of support. The most common support would be to borrow the funds, find an investor, or sign with a label to support the cost. We wanted to keep out the middle men and include our listeners so we thought, why not involve our listeners in helping toward making this album possible rather than going through an investor or label. This keeps it personable and independent. Independent artists are like small cooperation’s all over the globe and we must come up with creative ways to support our cooperation’s. The listeners are the ones who make it possible for us to do what we do and are the ones who support our small cooperation’s, so they should be put first and involved in this process. In return we thank them personally and strive to continue to put out good medicine.

We have already had $2000 donated to this project. We estimate that it will take around $7000 to complete it in the manner we hope to. If we are to raise more than our goal then that will allow us to order more bulk CD’s and invest in more dynamic promotions. We are able to record this album at such a low rate because of the kindness and generosity of those involved.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1801442760/go-ahead-and-sang-the-blues-brick-fields-album-201

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Help fund the Mockumentary “Sidney’s Clients”

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/446251280/help-fund-pilot-episode-of-mockumentary-sidneys-cl

It takes a special type of crazy to stick to the Hollywood Scene for many years, and Talent Agent Sidney Fuller represents them all.

What does Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, Dexter, Married With Children, Bewitched, Nip/Tuck, Malcolm in the Middle, Spike TV, Bring it On, Britney Spears, NSYNC, Brothers and Sisters, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Weeds, The Bold and The Beautiful, Gunsmoke, The Parkers, The Fosters, The One Percent, Knot’s Landing, Mission Impossible … okay, now we’re just name dropping. What you have is real Hollywood movers willing to share their lives with you. Of course, we’re going to pretend it’s scripted in the event the public has an issue with their behavior, but we’re going to take their day to day experiences and show them to you. The way this came together was my personal Blessing of making friends with each of these amazing people and my being so enamoured with them that I wanted to share who I see with you. These are a bunch of “nuts” I’m proud to call my friends, and I think they’re more interesting than most of the people that spend their time fake fighting on the TV screen.

For years, Widestance Productions has been bringing shows that make people laugh to the stage in Philadelphia, Boston and Los Angeles. Lately, it’s tougher to get folks away from their computers so we’ve decided to bring the fun to you. Unfortunately, our actors are tough to pin down with their daily grind, so we decided we’d just follow them around with cameras during their average day and see how they behave. The camera reveals that to make it Hollywood, you have to have at least one major quirk (and more often several). Sidney Fuller, a has-been talent agent who sells out his clients to a reality show Producer to keep his failing agency alive picks the most colorful of his clients. What Sidney didn’t realize is that his clients are even nuttier than he already knew and he’s kind of a nut himself. In fact, he thinks they all have crazy Spiritual ideals, so he calls their world “Holywood”. He can’t control them and ends up having to work double time making sure that they don’t do anything too embarrassing in front of the cameras. The fun in this fake reality show is that most of what happens on camera actually is reality and actually did happen, more than likely to one of our actors. We won’t tell you who though. Although this casually filmed intro was produced in an acting studio, we’re going to take the crew out on the streets – literally where they spend their days and nights to show you THEIR Hollywood which is hardly the glamorous life depicted on most shows. You’ll also find it’s not as scary as some of the crime dramas portray, although we can’t promise these actors won’t have run ins with the law. We hope to fund the first 2 episodes totaling 44 minutes with your generosity.

And in case you don’t recognize our cast, we have the legendary Arlene Martel, most famous for playing Spock’s wife on “Star Trek” among many memorable roles such as Melvina the Terrible on “Bewitched” or the chilling Nurse at the morgue in ‘Twilight Zone”. Our sexy male lead is Gustavo Carr who is best known for “Bring it On: All or Nothing”.Donna Pieroni has nearly one hundred shows to her name as a character actress that include anything from “Mad TV” to “Dexter” and “Weeds”. Marc Segal brings great comedic timing to the role of Sidney just as he did spoofing Sophia Petrillo in a musical tribute of “The Golden Girls”. Among other things Kirstina Colonna was recently named MacEnstein’s “hot chick of the month” and is well known to the modeling world and fans of Spike TV. Daffany Clark is a hilarious comic actor who is best known for “The One Percent” and “The Fosters”. And Barbara Scolaro has been in movies and TV to include “Malcolm in the Middle”, “Boston Legal” and “Nip/Tuck”

We will do our best to pitch the show to E, Netflix, Hulu, and Bravo to start. Although with the fast changing world of TV we could end up anywhere.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/446251280/help-fund-pilot-episode-of-mockumentary-sidneys-cl

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You And Your Rights Kickstarter

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/carlosimpson/you-and-your-rights

The idea is simple, publish this 750 pages Book explaining Identity and Your Rights with the use of Typography and Symbols…

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Imagine what the World would be without identity and what your mind would do or what would be your reaction around the concept of someone trying to persuade you the idea of Identity.

16 Pages of 750p.16 Pages of 750p.

I spent all my life trying to understand Identity, what identity is and the relation with the human rights. I have realized that this is a very complex concept. I had many question, starting from:

What is identity and what are the principles of Identity?

Why is identity so important?

How do we know the rights of our Identity?

How are Identities formed?

Then I have started looking at many different ways in which Identity can be categorized.

With You and Your Rights – the Book

– I want to provide a clear definition of Law of Identity.

– The Book is a social structure in terms of Gender, Class and Nation which provide Law information with strong Typography, Illustration and use of Signs to make the language and the message easy, fun and accessible to everyone of all ages, culture or race.

In 1979 You And Your Rights was published for the first time, since then the Book was forgotten. In 2011 Awarded by Neville Brody, D&AD and British Book and Design Awards as the Best Student Book of the Year in United Kingdom. In 2013 just with your help the Book can be published. Giving life, new form and contemporary language. The New edition can be now accessible to anyone and easy to understand it. Inspiring, creative and communicative, a Book made specially for You.

Understanding the meaning of the text involves taking on an appropriate ideological identity.

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I have started this project in 2007 with which I have devoted my entire University degree and since then I am spending 24 hours by 24 hours working in You and Your Rights researching and putting everything together and solid from ideas and concepts .

Being a Graphic Designer specialized in type and print, I want to create a Unique Book that not only stay on the shelf spruce as simple piece of decoration but a document type Dictionary key to Law and Identity.

The ambition of this project is to create a Masterpiece with strong use of Typography and Unique Visual style. The book will take the audience to reflect on today´s Identity and copyright.

This is a very unique book based on it´s first edition 1979 I have decided to redesign with contemporary language to make it accessible to everyone, all age and race. A new visual reading experience to such an significant and influential book.

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The Book is Best New Blood 2011The Book is Best New Blood 2011

You and Your Rights the D&AD Best New Blood Winner 2011. Announcing the award the D&AD president quoted Neville Brody who said that You And Your Rights was `the best piece of print I´ve seen in years´.

The book was awarded by the British Book Design and production Awards 2011 as Best Student Book ´Shortlist´.

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I am exited to invite you to Be part of this unique project. You can see below examples of the available rewards:

A limited edition of 130 pages will be published with a much lower cost... to start just only 100 copies will be released.

Signed limited edition 100 soft bound printed Books (130p.)Signed limited edition 100 soft bound printed Books (130p.)
Limited edition of 100 A2 signed printed poster.Limited edition of 100 A2 signed printed poster.

An event will be organized for London Design Festival.An event will be organized for London Design Festival.
A set of 80 different Post cards will be printed.A set of 80 different Post cards will be printed.
100 different T-shirts - Limited edition/ Mens - womans100 different T-shirts – Limited edition/ Mens – womans
100 different Wall Stickers will be available (limited edition).100 different Wall Stickers will be available (limited edition).

2,600 Postcard will be available

You and Your Rights - 2014 CalendarYou and Your Rights – 2014 Calendar

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After the awards that this Book has and being recognized by the Top Designers and institutions in United Kingdom, it is lamentable to keep it without publishing, so I ask for your help and with your support this dream will be reality.

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The Squatch Watchers Kickstarter!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/827962922/squatch-watchers

A comedic web series about the hunt for Bigfoot. Guest starring Chuck Testa and Superman writer Scott Lobdell.

What is Squatch Watchers?

Squatch Watchers is a web series about a team of Bigfoot believers that are searching for the mysterious and elusive beast.

So, wait? Is this fictional?

No! The Squatch Watchers are comprised of real people and the series will document our search for Bigfoot. The first season will comprise of five episodes with a running time of around ten minutes each. Each episode begins with the team arriving in a new area of California and extensively searching it for any sign of Sasquatch. Local residents will be interviewed; scientists will be consulted to ensure the validity of this search. No rock will be left undisturbed until we declare an area is free of any Bigfoot.

Why are you looking for Bigfoot? Aren’t there TV Shows that do that?

We’re all big believers in Bigfoot. Sadly, television is doing a poor job of actually performing a real search. Most “monster” shows will show up in an area, and then leave that area without finding anything or even making any determination at all! WE WILL NEVER DO THAT.

We’re not a television show that wants to keep the mystery going. We want to solve it. Now, this doesn’t mean that the show will be boring. No sir! We are internet comedians after all. Each episode will be the perfect 50/50 mixture of comedy and actual Bigfoot hunting.

Who the heck are you guys?

We already told you. We’re the Squatch Watchers!

Be more specific!

The Squatch Watchers are made up of Gene Shaw, Jerry Ahern, Jason Inman and Jen Trani.

Jason and Gene will be co-directing the series. Each has years of experience in film, internet and commercial production.

Jason currently produces, shoots and edits for Youtube comedy duo, Rhett & Link. He also creates videos on his own YouTube channel (Jawiin) which has over 2.5 million views collectively.

Gene is no slouch either. He has over a decade of experience in graphic design and illustration. His other credits include several AAA video games, best selling iPhone/iPad and Android apps and feature film editing and visual effects.

Jason and Gene are also no strangers to shooting in the woods. Check out The Walking Dead Christmas Special, a video they co-created that won Best Parody Video at the 2013 Geeky Awards.

Jason and Gene will also be helped out by the following:

Scott Lobdell – A world famous comic book writer who has written acclaimed runs onSuperman, X-Men, and Teen Titans. He has fallen in love with Bigfoot ever since writing about the creature in the pages of Alpha Flight.

Chuck Testa – The internet’s most famous taxidermist and Bigfoot believer. Chuck was named by Time Magazine one of 2011’s top internet memes. Most well known for telling people, “NOPE!”

Jen Trani – Brilliant musician and internet famous guitarist who has released multiple albums and played in such bands as Jen & Abby and Malin Akerman and the Mystikats. She wants to use music to aid in the search for Bigfoot.

Jerry Ahern – A comic book and Sasquatch lover who brings an enthusiastic and energetic drive to the search. Also the former host of the Cape Town Community Podcast.

Why do you need me?

The search for Bigfoot is actually a lot more difficult than it sounds. It’s not as simple as hopping in your car and beating on some trees, as some shows would have you believe.

In fact, a large portion of the budget is strictly for traveling expenses. We want to make sure that we can get to the areas that have the most reported sightings of our big hairy friend. For the first season, the search will be limited to the state of California. But for Season 2, we want to expand to some of the northern states like Oregon and Washington.

Wait, you’re already talking about Season 2?

Of course! Our quest to find the Squatch only ends when we find him. First, we document California squatches, then we broaden the search to find out where else this elusive beast is camping out.

We’ve put together the numbers and the budget we need is exactly the amount we are asking for. No more, no less. There are no line items for trips to Hawaii in this budget. That’s Season 4.

So humbly and on bended knee, we turn to you to help us fund our search for Bigfoot.

So what do I get for contributing?

Limited time reward! Recieve an Kickstarter exclusive Squatch Watcher Bigfoot Photo Evidence Scale!

Listen to samples from the Jen & Abby CD Cannot Rearrange.


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