When you get a sec, check out the link – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/maryanneg/the-maryanne-godboldo-story
What is this kickstarter campaign about?
On the heels of Michigan’s appeals court re-instating criminal charges against Maryanne Godboldo, Hollywood filmmakers have announced a movie chronicling her ongoing battle with Child Protective Services and the Detroit Police Department.
Spearheaded by veteran actor/producer Dale Godboldo (Maryanne’s nephew) and actress Ion Overman (star of Tyler Perry’s most successful film to date, “Madea Goes To Jail,” which grossed almost $100 million at the box office), “The Maryanne Godboldo Story” is expected to shed light on the details surrounding the case, and add much need publicity to Maryanne’s fight.
Dale has worked both in from of and behind the scenes in Hollywood for 25 years, and has managed over $50 million in project financing. He began his career in television as a Mousketeer on the All New Mickey Mouse Club (alongside Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling), and went on to work on over 120 episodes of TV and films, including co-starring roles in TV series with Wanda Sykes and Kristin Cheneweth. Other projects Dale worked on include films such as “The Sum Of All Fears” with Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman, “Lakeview Terrace” with Samuel L. Jackson and Kerry Washington, “Year of The Dog,” which was produced by Brad Pitt, and the recent blockbuster movie “Thor.”
“Maryanne was approached by several producers and film studios wanting to buy the rights to her life story, however, she quickly discovered that if she sold the rights, she would no longer have ANY say in the movie. That’s when she asked me to help her get this made independently, and of course, I immediately said yes.” – Dale
Dale and Ion are personally investing in the movie, and have raised most of the money that’s needed to begin pre-production, but we still need your help. Dale and Ion are just a bit short on the last amount we need, so they launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the balance of $250,000 for editing and other remaining costs.
If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it has been in the media lately with large-scale projects successfully funded by “crowd sourcing” (which means anybody can pledge anywhere from $10 to $10,000 to help the movie get made, and in exchange, they receive fantastic prizes). Recent successes on Kickstarter have been $4 million and $5 million dollar movies funded ENTIRELY this way, including movies by Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State) and Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars).
“Our decision to use Kickstarter for the balance of the money we need was rooted in the idea that we wanted to involve the public as much as possible in this process, partnering with communities in getting this story out.” – Ion Overman
The film script will be continuously edited to coincide with the actual outcome of Maryanne’s story. Casting will begin later this year, and Dale and Ion expect the film to be released sometime in the later part of 2014.
We’re absolutely certain it will blow you away, but we truly hope that it moves you as well.
And if it does, PLEASE support in ANY way that feels right for you, and share it with anybody and everybody you can.
Our entire family thanks you from the deepest parts of our hearts;)