Our Campaign has Launched! Let’s get this movie funded!

Our Campaign has Launched! Let’s get this movie funded!

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Campaign Details


1. Check out our campaign page today!


2. We are raising $25,000, the total cost of production, in just 45 days. This is an 80% or nothing campaign: if we do not raise at least 80% of our goal, the film does not get made.


3. We are looking for 600 supporters, with contributions starting at $5.


4. CONTRIBUTE DURING WEEK ONE: Jump on board today and show your support! Campaigns that get off to a quick start have a higher rate of success.

Match Donors!

You can help us to motivate others to give!


If you would like to be a match donor, just send us an email and pledge any amount over $100! We will use your pledge to match all contributions for one day (up to pledged amount), inspiring others to give. Your contribution of $100 could be turned into $200, doubling the amount you pledge.


Contact us at cecilyblinkstop@gmail.com to become a match donor.


Executive Producer

One of the most important roles on our team!


As an Executive Producer, you are a key member of the filmmaking team. By contributing at least 10% of the total budget for the film ($2,500), you will receive IMDb (Internet Movie Database) credit, many incredible invites and perks (see campaign page), and, when the feature film is made, your contribution to the short will count as an equity investment in the feature. If you would like more information about becoming an executive producer, please contact Jennifer Potts at cecilyblinkstop@gmail.com.

Commitment to New England:

We are committed to hiring 80% of our cast and crew from the New England region. Paid film jobs in the New England region are hard to come by. We are working hard to provide employment to local filmmakers.


Commitment to Women:

We are committed to building a cast and crew with at least 50% women. Women represent 50% of the students graduating from film school and, therefore, our set will reflect and honor that statistic.


About Jennifer Potts:

Jennifer Potts is an independent Massachusetts-based filmmaker who proves that life does not need to slow down when you reach the middle. After receiving her BA in Theatre Arts, she spent years directing and producing theatre. At the age of 41, she returned to school to study Film and Video Production at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In the past five years, Jennifer has written and directed three short films. Her last short film, Charlie & Poppy, screened at 16 film festivals around the world and won three best of category awards. Jennifer wrote The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop during her first semester in graduate school and is shooting this short as a proof of concept for the feature film. The feature film script won the Grand Prize of the New England Spotlight section of the 2016 Rhode Island International Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition.


Set in 1974 rural New England, this live-action family drama is about Cecily, a 7-year old girl who, following the death of her baby sister, lives in a world with no music, no color, no laughter, no love. That is, until a magical imaginary friend shows up and joins Cecily on the quest to save her family from the grief that is destroying them.

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