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A few film festivals have accepted Mona's Me Too Story into their festivals for free. I figure that for every 500 to 1000 viewers of this film, one viewer is thinking of suicide because of rape, RIGHT AT THAT VERY MOMENT.
This film was designed, right from the start, to give hope and inspiration to such viewers. It even has some "built in" instructions on how to heal and feel happier.
These days, with film festivals being all or partially online, I figure that 500 to 1000 people see the film at each festival it is screened at.
I am about at the limit of what I can do to get this film into festivals for free. The average cost of a submission is about $35 USD. About 1 out of 4 festivals will accept it with a paid submission fee. This means it costs about $140 to save a life.
You can save a life by contributing towards paid festival submissions.
OVER 33 FESTIVALS, 10 nominations, 8 awards.
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My original goal was to make a better version of this film, showing the roof scene with the 11 year old girl. It would be much more dramatic. I wanted lots of help, and good pay for everyone. The webpage for it is here if you want to look.
This version is good enough to save lives. The actress volunteered, and I am very grateful to her.
The trailer. The rape is not acted out. It has a happy ending.
I made this film in memory of my sister Joyce, who was raped, and eventually took her own life because of it.
It was very hard for me to do emotionally. I cried as I wrote the script. I cried after we filmed it. And I cried many times as I watched it over and over as I edited it.
The hardest part is done now. The rest is relatively easy, but it takes money which I don't have.
There are over 10,000 festivals listed on the submission service which I am using. Lots are for documentaries, horror films, comedy, and other genres. But about 2000 to 3000 might be suitable for this film. My goal is to get it into 300 to 400 of the best festivals. I thank you if you donate, and I know my sister Joyce would thank you too.