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Rs. 5,13,594 raised of Rs. 5,00,000 target

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Bodhisattva Manjushri

● Get a personalized "The Kyo Project" thank you card and an acknowledgement on our Facebook page.

*International backers will get a personalized digital "The Kyo Project" thank you card and an acknowledgement on our Facebook page.

● Get a password protected online link to watch the film after its official release.

2 Claimed ( 98 Left )

Ships: India only

Est: 30 May, 2018

Bodhisattva Constant Exertion

● All of the above rewards.

● Get a specially designed "ALMOST Normal" e-poster.

7 Claimed ( 43 Left )

Ships: India only

Est: 30 May, 2018

Bodhisattva Never Resting

● All of the above rewards.

● Get "The Kyo Project" coffee mug.

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by backers and will be contacted at the time of delivery.

7 Claimed ( 13 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 30 May, 2018

Bodhisattva Never Disparaging

● All of the above rewards except the coffee mug.

● Get "The Kyo Project" tote bag.

● Be the only ones to watch the EXCLUSIVE UNCUT VERSION of 'Almost normal' film.

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by backers and will be contacted at the time of delivery.

16 Claimed ( 4 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 30 May, 2018

Bodhisattva Brave Donor

● All of the above rewards except an online link to watch the film.

● Get a password-protected online link to the film with your name as our "Funder" on the end credits.

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by backers and will be contacted at the time of delivery.

17 Claimed ( 3 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 30 May, 2018

Bodhisattva Medicine King

● All of the above rewards.

●Get invited to an exclusive screening event of the film followed by interactions with some fascinating differently-abled Dreamers like Tapas. Funders outside Delhi can join us on Skype for the interactive session.

● We will recognize you as our funder on the end credits of the film when we send it to film festivals.

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by backers and will be contacted at the time of delivery.

4 Claimed ( 1 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 30 May, 2018

Bodhisattva Perceiver of the World's Sounds

● All of the above rewards.

● Get invited to an engaging conversation over dinner with the Director after the screening event of the film. We'd love to get to know you better. *Outstation backers outside Delhi can join us on Skype for a Q & A SESSION with the DIRECTOR.

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by backers and will be contacted at the time of delivery.

0 Claimed ( 1 Left )

Ships: Globally

Est: 30 May, 2018

Bodhisattva Universal Worthy

● All of the above rewards.

● Get to be a part of "ALMOST normal" as an Associate Producer with end credits.

*Cost of international shipping to be borne by backers and will be contacted at the time of delivery.

1 Claimed ( Sold out )

Ships: Globally

Est: 30 May, 2018

About the project

Almost Normal is a debut film under The Kyo Project. It is a story about the hopes and dreams of a young boy Tapas who has always wanted a normal life and has been denied it until he turns 26 when he decides to bravely pursue his dream of studying and going abroad despite having no formal education. With the help of his elder sister he finds a college that will enroll him. He wins a prestigious photography contest in his college one day which instills confidence and gives him hope for possibilities of a future despite being a wheel-chair bound paraplegic boy. 

This is first of the many voices we would like to narrate under The Kyo Project. 



What is "The Kyo Project"?


"Kyo" in ancient Japanese means "Voice" and it also stands for "Truth". "The Kyo Project" is a platform that engages with society to identify and highlight stories of hope that can inspire action for change. We want to tell the stories of social change through individual transformation. Our approach is people centric and not issue centric, where each individual's potential for change is respected. 


True Voices…Real People! We help communities build ties with one another and help each other by amplifying the voices of the people through films.


Why create "The Kyo Project"?

The Kyo Project is the social action arm of Orchid Room Productions. Its objective is to inspire action for change through telling powerful and hopeful stories of ordinary people battling and winning against incredible odds.

The idea first came when we set up Orchid Room Productions a few years ago that has at its core a philosophy of optimism and inspired action. In a way, the inception of The Kyo Project is synchronous to Orchid Room Productions. Through it, we will use our expertise as filmmakers to engage with dynamic social action groups already working on the ground. 




The Team:

Our core team consists of researchers, writers, cinematographers, video editors, graphic designers, sound engineers and directors. Each one of us has been engaged with a variety of social issues and as storytellers we bring that collective experience in finding the most inspiring approach to every story that we encounter.


About the Creator:

I’m Sunil and I’m a storyteller. Over the last two decades, I have been working on ground to hear and tell well – researched stories of people challenging various issues in society. As a writer and a documentary film maker I have told more than a hundred stories on issues such as education, health, indigenous cultures and the environment. These encounters have nurtured a deep appreciation and respect in me for ordinary people’s courage, endurance and optimism. As their storyteller, I want to inspire hope by highlighting their stories of grit and determination to win against all odds.

Why crowdfunding?

We live in an interconnected world and each of us have a stake in building a society we want to live in. We believe in power of positive stories to create a steady current of change. Through The Kyo Project, we want to leverage people's passion for social change by offering a stake in creating powerful and hopeful narratives of hope and triumph of human spirit - one story at a time! Crowdfunding offers an excellent opportunity to do that!

How will the money be used?

Rs. 150000 in Cast and crew fee

Rs. 65000 in Light and camera equipment fee

Rs. 30000 in Video Editing

Rs. 50000 in Hard drives and props

Rs. 40000 in Sound Design

Rs. 30000 in Background score fee

Rs. 35000 in DI and Grading fee

Rs. 20000 in VFX and online fee

Rs. 50000 in Film Festival Submission Fees

Rs. 30000 in Sound Recording and Voice-Over


What are the risks and challenges associated with your project?

The film has already been shot completely and we are in post-production. The only risk is not being able to raise the target amount required to complete the film and submit it in time to meet international film festival deadlines. It's an all or nothing campaign so if we don't reach our target in the specified time period then all the funds that we collect will be returned back to you and the story of Tapas will remain untold.

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

As a storyteller with over 18 years of experience, I've known Tapas and followed his journey since 2013. I have always wanted to tell his inspiring story but until now I have not had the courage to tell it in the most compelling way possible. But this time I couldn't wait any longer to write and share his story with others and went ahead funding the entire production so far from my personal funds. My entire team is fully committed to see this film through till the end. We want to assure you that we have pooled our best resources so far and overcome incredible odds in each of our personal lives to get this film shot and put on the edit table. We will not rest until it is finally ready so that we can quickly inspire others around the world who are yearning for it. We want you to partner us in creating these powerful uplifting stories, under The Kyo Project, to create a dramatic transformation in our society. We truly believe we can change the world - one story at a time!

Team

Sunil Pappu

Creator / Director

Anamika Gupta

Researcher

Mithun Biswas

Cinematographer

Priyaranjan Kumar

Graphic Designer

Rajeev Iyer

Sound Designer


Reviews

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agera_99@yahoo.com

16 March, 2018

All the best! I hope all your dreams will come true.


CreatorSunil Pappu

17 March, 2018

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Thank you so much for your encouragement and support!


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Hemant Shrivastava

16 March, 2018

Good luck


CreatorSunil Pappu

16 March, 2018

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Thank you so much for your encouragement and support Hemant!


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Sugandha Saproo

16 March, 2018

all the best!!


CreatorSunil Pappu

16 March, 2018

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Thank you so much Sugoo for your support!


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Rachna

16 March, 2018

All the best Sunil with your project.. Seems exciting and refreshingly new... Best wishes always


CreatorSunil Pappu

16 March, 2018

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Thank you so much for your encouragement and support Rachna!


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Akhil Syed

16 March, 2018

Best of luck and wish you success with your project.


CreatorSunil Pappu

16 March, 2018

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Thank you so much for your constant support and encouragement Akhil!


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Dr. Reiner Steinweg

14 March, 2018

I hope to see the film!


CreatorSunil Pappu

15 March, 2018

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Thank you Dr. Reiner for your encouragement and support! Will do our best!


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Amit Bhosle

13 March, 2018

Good luck, Sunil!


CreatorSunil Pappu

14 March, 2018

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Thank you for your support Amit!


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ANAND PANDEY

11 March, 2018

Hey Sunil, I saw your campaign and am very happy that you are working for such a noble cause. You are making us all proud. My support is always with you. Thanks, Anand


CreatorSunil Pappu

12 March, 2018

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Thanks Anand for your encouragement and unconditional support! I will do my best!


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Govardhan Rao Sakkuri

10 March, 2018

Hi Sunil, It was great seeing you in the video and would like to congratulate you on this concept and campaign. Wish you all the very best! Regards, Govardhan


CreatorSunil Pappu

10 March, 2018

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Thank you so much Govardhan for your encouragement and support!


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Madhukar Johar

23 February, 2018

All the very best.


CreatorSunil Pappu

23 February, 2018

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Thank you for your support Madhukar!


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Karan Tandon

21 February, 2018

always happy to help you brother, tc


CreatorSunil Pappu

21 February, 2018

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Thank you so much KT! Your support means a lot!


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Karthick Gururaj

20 February, 2018

All the best!


CreatorSunil Pappu

21 February, 2018

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Thank you Karthick for your support!


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Ankur Bansal

20 February, 2018

Nice job Sunil! All the very best!!


CreatorSunil Pappu

20 February, 2018

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Thank you Ankur! It really means a lot to have your support!


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sameer chawla

20 February, 2018

All the best Sunil! Do well


CreatorSunil Pappu

20 February, 2018

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Thank you Sameer for your support! It really means a lot!


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Raj Pappu

20 February, 2018

Our best wishes and loads of good luck for your project bro!


CreatorSunil Pappu

20 February, 2018

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Thank you so much Sekhar for your support! Yes we need all your wishes!


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Saurabh Singhal

13 February, 2018

All the very best!


CreatorSunil Pappu

13 February, 2018

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Thank you for your support Saurabh! It means a lot!


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Prakash Parupudi

13 February, 2018

Super good initiative Sunil. Wishing you success with this project and hoping other stories be uncovered.


CreatorSunil Pappu

13 February, 2018

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Thanks Prakash for your support! Yes we hope to make many more inspiring films under "The Kyo Project." I will keep you posted on the next project...


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Richa Mohan

12 February, 2018

All the best team!


CreatorSunil Pappu

13 February, 2018

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Thanks for your support Richa! We wouldn't have a film without you!


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Anand Mohan

12 February, 2018

All the best


CreatorSunil Pappu

13 February, 2018

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Thank you Anand!