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Rs. 13,30,878 raised of Rs. 25,00,000 target

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A Day in The Life

● Get a fun shout-out post on our official social media pages.

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Twist n Shout

● All of the above rewards.

● Get a one-time watch, password-protected streaming link to the film one day before the film’s official release.

● We'll send you a signed postcard with exclusive stills from the film.

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Don’t Let Me Down

● All of the above rewards.

● Get 2 coasters by Arti Sivaramakrishna + Digital Art Pack (choose from 2 of the artists)

● Get two tickets to the exclusive film screening that we will hold just for our funders. If you can’t make it there, get on a Skype call with us to talk about anything you wish!

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Ticket To Ride

● All of the above rewards.

● Get your hands on customised stamps by Saloni Shah + Digital Art Pack OR work still calendars.

● Get featured on our IMDB page. The world will know who you are!

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We Can Work It Out

● All of the above rewards.

● Get invited to the premiere screening of our film. Bring a date along.

● Get featured in the end credits of our film!

● Get a movie themed artwork on a diary with a phone charger.

● Get a chance to attend a filmmaking masterclass session with the Directors! OR Attend an exclusive handloom dye making workshop by Creative Bee.

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Beautiful Dreamer

● All of the above rewards.

● Get invited to meet the cast and crew on sets for a day! OR Get to be a part of our post production for a day! (Note: Travel and accommodation costs to be borne by backer)

● Get invited to a crowd funder’s special party just for all our supporters. Bring a date or hang out with the crew.

Get movie themed artwork on an exclusive cabin travel suitcase as a token of our appreciation.

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With A Little Help

● All of the above rewards.

● Get your logo/brand name + tagline featured in the film.

● Get featured as “Crowdfunding Sponsor” in the opening credits and all our official online/offline promotions.

● Get the best seats in the house for the premiere screening!

● Get invited to share a meal with the key team after the premiere show. *Travel and Accommodation not included*

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Come Together

● All of the above rewards.

● Get featured as the Associate Producer in the opening credits and all our online/offline promotions.

● Get invited as the Guest of Honour to the premiere screening of our film.

● We will organize a special screening for you and your loved ones at the venue of your choice. After the screening, you can have a have a tête-à-tête with the Director. If not in person, we can arrange a Skype call for you.

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Here Comes The Sun

● All of the above rewards.

● Your name/logo will be given the credit of Co-Producer in the opening credits and all our official promotions.

● You’ll get to have a meeting with the Producers, to discuss a creative project you're working on, or business ideas that you have.

● You'll be invited to join us at the film festivals that the movie will be selected for.

● Get rights to screen the film at a venue of your choice once!

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About the project

All About Michelle is an investigative thriller meets travelogue, shot entirely by women farmers (part of an NGO called Deccan Development Society) from Zaheerabad , Telangana , who started shooting films as they recognized the advantages of using cinema  to spread awareness about the practices of food sovereignty.



The Story

A co-production between Andforstarters and Deccan Development Society - All About Michelle is a fictional story about Dr. Avika Rao, who in the midst of her clinical trials on Hydrotherapy as an alternative to anti-anxiety agents, gets suspended temporarily on the grounds of medical malpractice, after the death of the third volunteer: a 24 year old student. The ethics committee of the research centre takes the help of 2 forensic linguistic experts to find out whether Avika is guilty or innocent of medical misconduct. 



Team

Andforstarters is a communications agency that I (Apoorva Marur) run along with my sister Deeksha. As the name suggests, we provide communications solutions for brands/companies/ngo’s that want to ‘start’ communicating with their potential customers.

As a platform that believes in ‘starting’ something, it was only natural that we would collaborate with an NGO  that believed in giving women farmers a platform to start communicating. These women farmers have been trained in filmmaking, radio and sound. They handle a camera or a boom mic with as much ease as they would a sickle.

These women farmers recognized the need and the use of media to spread their message of food sovereignty - each farmer is a seed bank on their own and can provide for their families for years to come. They have made over 500 short films on various subjects and have travelled to over 30 countries, meeting other farming communities who share the same goal of being food secure.


Why crowdfunding?

A lot of filmmakers I had spoken to, appreciated the idea of using these amazing women farmers as part of the crew. But had also insisted on bringing professional cinematographers on board. My fight from day one has been that these women are amazing filmmakers themselves and while they may not speak the same technical language as other film makers, they do a splendid job at storytelling. And the same happened with potential producers. Nobody wanted to touch a film that was being made by farmers. They didn't see the potential of these women and refused to give them a chance as the team lacked commercial names. This is why I am crowdfunding this film. I wouldn't dream of doing this project without this amazing team nor will I give up creative control by bringing in big names. The only way I can keep both my team and my creative freedom, is by crowdfunding.

How will the money be used?

Rs. 850000 in Cast & Crew

Rs. 1000000 in Production& Locations

Rs. 650000 in Post Production & Sound


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

A lot of the film is being filmed outdoor and underwater. Weather plays a huge role in that and we've got a few options for locations depending on when we start filming. Another challenge is training these women on a new camera. While they are mostly illiterate - they have a unique way of remembering buttons and where they are positioned on the camera. Working with a new camera definitely made them hesitate a little initially. To ease their fear, we have planned a 30 day workshop with a team of senior cinematographers from Hyderabad who will help these women understand the workings of a sony camera. After we filmed the trailer, they definitely became a little more comfortable with the Sony camera but were also kind enough to admit their unfamiliarity with it.

Why should you believe me and why should you fund this project?

We're raising funds to get into production and post production of this film, we didn't have anything to show other than a concept note to get approved for crowdfunding. To show how serious we are about this film, we flew down our actors from mumbai & delhi , got our crew together and filmed a trailer. And we're not stopping just at the trailer. We're here to see this film through. This film serves as an opportunity for many a reason : giving women farmers a platform to tell a story other than what they see in their villages.. it gives a team of 30 people (28 women) to work together, proving that women can indeed come together for a common goal. In this day of women empowerment, there is no stronger message that I can deliver to show my commitment towards a wonderful cause of empowering women.

Director's Journey

I was 7 when I saw a corporate sales force motivational film that my father had made for Titan. One visual that stood out was tom cruise in a fighter jet , showing off his watch. I was so kicked by it, I went around telling everyone at school that my father knew Tom Cruise and had worked with him. Little did I know, that the film was just a collection of inspiring clips of people with watches…used purely to boost the sales force of a company at their annual regional sales meet. Top Gun till date, remains my all time favourite movie .. and that same childish fascination is what got me interested in film making. My love for ‘organised chaos’ led me work in production for 10 years..working with creative departments, learning the process and ultimately, loving the process. Somewhere I always knew, I had a story to tell. And that’s where ‘All About Michelle’ comes in.

Team

Apoorva Marur 

Director

Deeksha Marur

Publicity & Social Media

Pranitha Raj

Editor

Kushal Raj Patnaik

Assistant Director

Tejasvi Dantuluri

Cinematography Team - Deccan Development Society

Pratyusha Sharma

Consulting Producer

Aneesha Dama

Key Cast

Samuel Joseph

Sound Design

Anusha Punjala

Stylist

Drishika Chander

Key Cast

Kyla Dsouza

Key Cast

Rajveer Kaur

Key Cast

Anisha Alla

Key Cast

Dolly Sushama Vig

Executive Producer


Reviews

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Madhusudhan Rao

16 November, 2018

All the best!!


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Suresh Babu Pula

15 November, 2018

Hi Apoorva garu I am Suresh from Germany. I would like to contribute to the project ALL ABOUT MICHELLE and be displayed as one of the Co-Producers. Thank You for giving me this chance. All the Very best for the Project. Best Regards Suresh


CreatorApoorva Marur

15 November, 2018

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Thank you so much for your support Suresh garu! We really appreciate it :)


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Saurav Roychoudhury

14 November, 2018

Hi Apurva, all the best to you and Deeksha..I hope my small contributions helps you reach your goal..cheers


CreatorApoorva Marur

14 November, 2018

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Hey Hey! Thank you so so much dude! really means a lot to us :)


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Michelle

6 November, 2018

Donated by Shaff and me ;)


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Shrenik Chheda

3 November, 2018

All the very best. Trailer looks awesomeeee....


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Binu Nair

1 November, 2018

All the very best !


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Anthony Curmi

28 October, 2018

Good Luck ! Toni - Cushion - Malta


CreatorApoorva Marur

29 October, 2018

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Thank you so much :)


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snehaja

24 October, 2018

Good luck Deeksha :)


CreatorApoorva Marur

29 October, 2018

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Thank you snehaja :)


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Thomas Abraham

20 October, 2018

Good luck with the funding! This is a very worthwhile project, especially given the involvement of local women in the filming,


CreatorApoorva Marur

29 October, 2018

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Thank you so much .. really means a lot to us :)


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Navanita Lahiri

18 October, 2018

All the best Apoorva and Deeksha!!


CreatorApoorva Marur

19 October, 2018

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Thank you so much :) really appreciate it


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Mona Kumar

18 October, 2018

All the best :)


CreatorApoorva Marur

19 October, 2018

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Thank you so much Mona :) really appreciate it


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Anusha Kommera

17 October, 2018

All the best :)


CreatorApoorva Marur

18 October, 2018

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Thank you so much Anusha :)


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Joy Cheenath

16 October, 2018

This is a small contribution from Joy Cheenath. Wish you all success


CreatorApoorva Marur

16 October, 2018

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Thank you so so much for your support. It really means a lot to us.


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Nandini Shetty

12 October, 2018

Good luck Apoorva


CreatorApoorva Marur

13 October, 2018

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Thank you so much :)


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Nitin Shamurailatpam

10 October, 2018

hey all the best and looking forward to the movie release and more. More power to you!


CreatorApoorva Marur

10 October, 2018

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Thank you so much nitin! really appreciate it :)


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Gerry Arputhasamy

9 October, 2018

Hello.Here's Wishing you the Very best in your Project. Wish U n the Team All Success. Please spread the message to more ppl n request more ppl to support. God bless.


CreatorApoorva Marur

10 October, 2018

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Thank you so much Gerry! we really appreciate it :)


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Zoeisha Friscourt

8 October, 2018

All the best Apsi, Hope everything goes smoothly.


CreatorApoorva Marur

8 October, 2018

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Thanks so much Zoe :)


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Manas Dasaraju

7 October, 2018

Apsi & Team, Good luck on your venture!!!


CreatorApoorva Marur

7 October, 2018

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thanks so much :) truly appreciate it


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Deepshikha Singh

6 October, 2018

Good Luck!!


CreatorApoorva Marur

7 October, 2018

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Thank you so much :)