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“Holy Father, we need to talk. I have a secret that I can’t keep. I’m not the boy that you thought you wanted.
Please don’t get angry, have faith in me.” -Sam Smith
VISIBLE is a three-chapter short film inspired by real life stories regarding inequality, addiction, and homosexuality. Through the power of music, dance, and aerial dance/circus arts, this short film will humanize these topics by placing its audience in the life of its fictional character, Armando.
Armando is a closeted, gay man in fear of rejection from society and a higher power. To mask his burdens and dismiss his insecurities, Armando self-medicates and drinks himself into denial. Through his trying journey in achieving self-love and acceptance, he meets Tiny. Tiny becomes a friend who not only gives him a helping hand, but opens his eyes to other levels of injustice and inequality. In the end, he not only achieves self-acceptance and love, but also compassion, empathy, and understanding for the trials of others.
In the face of today’s political climate, we have seen our country regress through an increase of hate crimes towards minority and LGBTQ communities. Our society has become a battlefield of opinions without an attempt to understand the person we are attacking. By the overwhelming and constant attack from society, many find it easy to numb themselves in the plethora of available drugs, thus feeding into another alarming social issue; the rapid growth of opioid usage and overdose.
VISIBLE is the real life behind the struggle of these issues and not the struggle or issue itself. It gives the opportunity to see the situation first hand and see the HUMAN behind it. It is a project that speaks to the heart rather than the mind.
At the end of the day, we all want to be seen and heard as equal. By taking the viewer through the struggle of this character, it will allow real life victims the chance to feel “Visible”. Those that oppose, on the other hand, will have the opportunity to better understand and empathize on each topic.
VISIBLE will also help as a tool to transform traditional circus into modern day story telling with the opportunity to showcase a diverse cast. With today’s political climate, it is important to create a visual of love and inclusion, a timeless piece of art, and a voice that says, “We are all equal and my faith nor my being are defined by your opinion of me”
It is our mission to create a representation of our society today and promote acceptance, support, love, and equality while giving back to the communities we serve.
Each chapter will be released on a different month starting in July in an attempt to focus on each individual topic and tying the story together in the end. They will each be spread widely through social media.
We will be holding a special screening in Atlanta for each of the films. Proceeds from these screenings will benefit Young Voices United as well as a local organization which helps get addicts back on their feet and integrated back into society in a healthy lifestyle. Our contributions to Young Voices United will allow underprivileged youth to take fine arts classes for free and inspire them to use their voice and talent to make a positive change in their communities.
HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED?
We are looking for sponsors to help create this project. In order to bring this film to life, we require approx. $30,000.
WHAT DOES THE BUDGET COVER?
Videographer * Meals for cast and crew during filming days
Choreographers *Makeup Artist
Filming locations *Music rights/ covers production
Rehearsal space *Marketing Material
Not only will you be proud to say that you took part in such a powerful work of art, but you will also be eligible for some amazing perks!
*$500: Production t-shirt, Signed poster by cast, and Credit as “Supporting Sponsor” in the final shot of film as well as all social media and website posts regarding the film.
*$1,000: Production t-shirt, Signed poster by cast, Production travel mug, and Credit as “Lead Sponsor” on the second to last shot of film as well as all social media and website posts regarding the film.
*$5,000: Production t-shirt, Signed poster by cast, Production travel mug, Credit as “Director Sponsor” on the first shot of sponsor credits at the end of film as well as all social media and website posts regarding the film, and one aerialist, stilt walker, or fire performer at your next event (In the Atlanta area only).
*$10,000: Production t-shirt, Signed poster by cast, Production travel mug, Production tote, Credit as “Producer” at the beginning of the film of your choice (Medicine, HIM, or 20/20) as well as on all social media and website posts regarding film, and one aerialist and one fire performer for your next event (In the Atlanta area only).
*20,000: Production t-shirt, Signed poster by cast, Production travel mug, Production tote, Credit as “Producer” at the beginning of every single film as well as on all social media and website posts regarding film, and the cast of Visible performing aerial and fire at your next event (In the Atlanta area only).
ALL PERKS WILL BE MAILED OUT BY SECOND WEEK IN JUNE.
FOR SMALLER DONATIONS, PLEASE VISIT OUR GOFUNDME PAGE: https://www.gofundme.com/visible
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BE INVOLVED IN THE CREATION OF "VISIBLE", PLEASE FILL OUT THE CONTACT FORM WITH THE TITLE "VISIBLE". THANK YOU FOR TAKING PART IN A PROJECT WITH A PURPOSE!