Indiegogo campaign launched!
We have all of footage necessary to make the film but now we need your help to complete it! We still need to: edit, color correct, score, sound mix, distribute, pitch to festivals and grants and all of this is SO expensive!
We need your help but we have a couple of awesome rewards to thank you for help. Please check out our Indiegogo campaign to see all of the rewards and contribute to the film. With your support we can complete this important film and share the stories of Francis, Brenda, and Abigail.
- The Crossing Over Crew
Crossing Over Campaign Gets Ready to Launch!
Thanks to the love and donations of our supporters, we have been able to film the lives of Brenda, Abigail, Francis, many of their friends, and have had the privilege of getting to know a wonderful community of immigrant transgender women in Los Angeles. For the past year we have been working hard and often thinking of nothing else but completing this project. We are so grateful for those of you who have taken interest in these stories and especially those who have helped bring them to light.
These are stories of the American dream, of women who left behind impossible situations for better opportunities and better lives. After suffering mental and physical abuse in their home country of Mexico, Francis, Brenda, and Abigail made their ways to the United States, each eventually seeking political asylum. But for each of these women, leaving home was only the first step. Once in the United States, obstacles like discrimination, loneliness, and addiction continued, and in some cases continue, to stand in their way. While some members of this community struggle against these obstacles, others are becoming advocates and activists, thereby proving what it truly means to be an American.
The goal of this film is to shed light on these stories. We hope to amplify the voices of the transgender immigrant community. We believe that the narratives of these three women will capture the hearts and minds of the audience and empower people to speak out about the issues raised in the film. With your help this film has the potential to enact change in our society and in our government policy.
In order for these changes to take place, we must first and foremost complete the film. We have shot all of our footage, and now we need funds to complete the final stages of post-production. If you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, you will know that we are launching an Indiegogo fundraising campaign this Saturday, August 18 at 12am. For this film to truly make an impact, we need as many people as possible to help contribute to and raise awareness about our fundraising campaign and the project in general. The more public support we have, the more successful we will be in enacting change.
The campaign goes live at 12am TOMORROW, August 18th. Please help us by sharing the URL on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs and by contributing to the campaign. Any amount will help us complete the film and do justice to these amazing stories.
Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions that you want to share with us. You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To stay updated on the launch and to follow the progress of the campaign, you can check us out on Facebook and Twitter.
We are so excited to have you on board for this campaign and we look forward to hearing from you!
-The Crossing Over Crew