“PLAY TO WIN” – NOTICE TO OUR CAST, CREW & SUPPORTERS - AUGUST 2014
Our goal to raise $75,000.00 to start production on “Play to Win” this summer has not been reached. Our first "Play To Win" fundraising campaign started on May 10 2014 and it ended on July 09, 2014. During that time we raised a total of $9,850. Then, we extended the campaign to August 3rd 2014 in hopes to raise an additional $25,000 but during that time we only raised $550. If we could have raised at least 25% of the films budget we would have began rehearsals with the cast and filming of the movie in August.
As we have stated to all the cast and crew previously, we cannot start production on “Play to Win” if we do not have the proper funding. Because warm weather and school schedules are such an important factor to this production, we will have to unfortunately postpone filming “Play to Win” until Spring 2015.
Since January, we have put a lot of time and work into developing a wonderful, fun story and have casted an amazing group of talented individuals. Raising money for an independent film is one of the most challenging parts of the filmmaking process, and will take more time than we originally anticipated. It’s important that every parent, cast member, crew and individual who supports the making of "Play To Win" knows that we still have every intention of producing the movie. We are VERY disappointed we couldn’t start filming immediately but we are optimistic that we will find a way to raise the money to produce this amazing film. "Play To Win" has tremendous potential to impact and change the lives of thousands of children.
We are doing our best to reach our funding goal for “Play To Win” and we are currently exploring all of our options. If you have good ideas to raise funding for “Play To Win” or have potential investment and sponsorship opportunities please contact us here
We will be releasing a short “Play To Win” fundraising video to spread the word about the making of the film. We hope all of you continue to enjoy your summer, and we PROMISE we are working as hard as we can to make this film, it is just going to longer than we hoped.
Love Phill & Ray,
P.S We want to give another special thanks to all the parents and supporters of the following cast members that were able to donate to the "Play To Win" movie fundraising campaign. We are very thankful for your contribution and because of all of you we are one step closer to making this amazing film.
Einnes & Sara Noir
We also want to give another special thanks to all following cast members & supporters that were able to donate to the "Play To Win" movie fundraising campaign.
Sara Mostafa Nia