Stolen Moments – Campaign to Promote Life, Love, & Adoption
Stolen Moments is a film campaign to tell the stories of those lost by abortion and what might have been had they lived.
$5,000 – Post Production to Complete First Promotional Story
If we can hit $5,000 it will be enough to pay our editor, colorist, sound designer, and for the soundtrack. Neither myself, nor Andrew are making anything from this project, but we believe we believe in hiring great people and paying them well to support their families.
$15,000 – A Full Slate of Short Films to Promote Life
We have stories for three short films all together that tell the stories of those that were lost to abortion. These films aren’t meant to simply sadden, but to move people to action. All of these films will be available to churches, ministries, and other pro-life groups to use to promote their events and efforts to defend life.
$40,000 – A Nationwide Training Series to Promote Pro-Life Activism for Busy Professionals.
If we can raise these funds then we’ll have enough to complete our five city nationwide tour to train activists around the country on getting involved and promoting pro-life politics. This will also be turned into a training series for DVD and online use.
And finally, if you guys can help us really get the word out about this project:
$100,000 – A Full Length Documentary Telling Real Stories of Former Pro-Abortion Women and Doctors Who Left The Industry.
One of the most impactful stories for me and many others is the story of Dr. Bernard Nathanson. He was was a co-founder of the pro-choice group NARAL (National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws) and after seeing a sonogram abortion he was convinced beyond any doubt that abortion was killing a human being and he began working to dismantle his life’s efforts. Like Dr. Nathanson, hundreds of abortion clinic workers have left the industry. Their stories are intriguing and life changing. They deserve to be told. This is an outrageous goal, but with your help and passion we can reach all of these goals.
Stories matter. It was Charles’ Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” that opened England’s eyes to the horror of the workhouses. It was “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” that Lincoln credited with launching the Civil War. Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” that reminded a nation of the virtues of capitalism. Stories change people and culture.
Stories are also memorable. You probably couldn’t tell me a single census from the book of Numbers, but even an atheist could give me a reasonably close version of “The Good Samaritan.” Stories stick with us.
Stories have power. Unfortunately, in the pro-life movement we are more likely to tell about numbers and statistics than we are to use the power of story.
The Stolen Moments Campaign seeks to change that.
Last summer, I had the privilege of organizing some events and working with pro-life activists across Texas to pass an omnibus pro-life bill to save babies from abortion and ensure women safer options. I worked with a young friend of mine Andrew Koch that week on getting out media and trying to give people online a clear story of what was happening on the ground. It was then that I really realized the power of telling the truth and using social media to promote that truth.
That is also when I got a great script from Andrew that is going to be our first story in the Stolen Moments Campaign. The concept is simple.
Everyone has a story to tell. Our stories are made of a special moments throughout our lives. Stories come from both the good and bad moments. Yet, due to abortion we’ve lost millions of potential moments in our lives. Moments that would be part of our story. Moments that were stolen from all of us.
Help us tell those stories. Help us awaken people to what we’ve lost.
This crowdfundimg goal is set very low. If we don’t his our goal the fee would be a lot higher. So we set the goal just for the money needed to film the project. With your help though we’ll not only reach the production goal, but also our stretch goals.
How else can you help us reach our goals and make an impact?
1. Pray – If you’re a praying person please join us in prayer for this project as we raise funds, but also as we produce and distribute this campaign. We’ll have regular updates so you know how to pray.
2. Donate - It’s a fundraiser of course so we need you to give. It can be $1 all the way to $10,000. Whatever you can manage we certainly appreciate.
3. Spread the Word – Of course it helps to share on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. That is a great start, but it is the personal touch that works. If you know passionate pro-life people, groups, and conservative reporters then please send them a personal message or or give them a phone call and ask them to come here check out this project. If we all just reached out personally to three people directly then our efforts are multiplied exponentially.
What are the rewards?
While many people aren’t concerned at all about the rewards we have tried to gather some fun and interesting rewards as a thank you.
So when you donate at different levels you’ll get the following rewards:
$10 – Credits Credit – You’ll receive our unending thanks and your name in the credits of all the films we’re able to fund with this campaign.
$25 – Rescued Documentary – Not only will you get our thanks and your name in the credits, but we’ve worked out a great deal with my friends The Wintons to give out their film “Rescued.” Rescued is a great documentary about adoption and I believe it will greatly inspire you. See the trailer below:
They also have a documentary on the second amendment called Targeted that will be out soon.
$50 Reward – Be Their Voice
At $50 you’ll receive the Rescued DVD, but you’ll also receive this fantastic t-shirt designed by my friend Josiah Jost of DefendSouls.com.
Color has yet to be determined and you MAY have multiple options.
$100 – Activist Package
At this level you’ll receive all of the above, but you’ll also receive DVDs of our upcoming activist training so you can have the knowledge and resources to get involved.
$250 – Social Media Activism Training
Do you have a group or church you’re working with to defend life? Then this 2 hour social media training is great for you. Travel is not included and may need to be provided for speaker depending on location.
$500 – Associate Producer Credit
See your name in lights or at least in the credits.
$1,000 – Executive Producer Credit
You’ll not only be able to see your name at the top of the credits, but you’ll be invited to join us one day on set and meet the cast and crew. Transportation is on your own.
These are our rewards currently though we may add other over time. You can change your reward level or even cancel it at any time.
Remember, you don’t have to give at any of these specific level and you can give from $1 all the way to $10,000 (please).
Thanks for checking supporting our campaign and you can direct people here directly at http://StolenMomentsCampaign.com
$10USDYour Name In Lights!
Thanks so much for joining in this project. You have our gratitude, but more importantly you’ll be able to see early versions of the promo as they are completed. You’ll also receive your name in the credits of shorts for the campaign.
$25USDThanks for the “Rescue” – DVD
Rescued – You’ll still be receiving the early private updates, but you’ll also get a great documentary on adoption called Rescued from Wintons Motion Pictures and Hedrick Brothers Productions.
$50USDBe Their Voice
Be Their Voice – You’ll receive everything above plus the “Be Their Voice” t-shirt designed by Josiah Jost!
Activist Package – You’ll receive everything above and our upcoming activist DVD set to learn how you can get involved in politics at many levels.
$250USDSocial Media Training
2 hour in person activist social media training for your group, church, etc. Travel not included, plus all of the above.
$500USDAssociate Producer Credit
Everything above plus Associate Producer credit plus all of the above.
Everything above plus Executive Producer credit plus all of the above.