By: The And Breathe Team
Wow, y'all. We certainly ran through the gamut of emotions yesterday. We greenlit and fully funded simultaniously thanks to a very generous (and kind of unexpected) donation and we defintiely took a moment to cry. Yes, we made sure you could be a part of that moment and turned our cell phone cameras on for it. (We're Millennials, shut up.) This is literally moments after Molly, Wes and Brittany saw the campaign get funded:
Then, we popped bottles. AND thought about our stretch goals. So, you know, work AND play.
As much as Brittany wishes we were finished (LOL, love you, Brittany) we are not. We are still looking to reach 500 followers, so, please share our campaign with a friend or two that wouldn't mind hitting that follow button FOR FREE.
We're also looking to raise an additional $2k for some extra bells and whistles since we've got 10 more days here with you all. Those funds will go straight to:
-Post-Production (a COMPOSER, perhaps?!)
-Festival Entry Fees
-Travel Related Costs to said festivals
Again: thank you, thank you, thank you. You've done so much for us already and we hope our joy brings you joy and that you're excited to share the project with your friends. Stay tuned!
Love & Light,
The And Breathe Team
By Molly McKee
One of the best things about writing and directing a film is that you get to bring your story to the screen and express complex concepts. I am very excited to explore how Maya's perception changes her reality over the course of "And Breathe," not just through the action and dialog, but also through the colors, framing, and sound design. The main reason we are crowdfunding is because we know that this is an ambitious project and we want to make the best movie possible. I know that hiring talented artists to help me bring my vision to life will lead to a spectacular film. I am having so much fun storyboarding and collecting images for my mood boards that will help me communicate with my team the vision that I have.
So, how do you show someone’s reality changing?
I was once taught in a meditation class to question my thoughts and it has been a life changing practice. How we behave is learned from observing the people in our childhoods. Low or high self esteem is learned. Hate is taught, knowingly or not. I believe we should all question our thoughts and ask ourselves, "Is that really true? Is that really what I believe?" Once you are aware of your thoughts, you can choose to change them. I won’t sugar coat it, it takes time and patience to change your beliefs. You may have thought you were ugly your whole life (probably because someone told you that you were), but you can choose to start thinking that you are beautiful. You can look in the mirror and choose to see your own beauty. And I hope you do.