MAKAZAN FILMS May 26, 2015
"Play Date" World Premiere at the Dances With Kidz Film Festival!
We are pleased to announce that Play Date has been officially accepted into its first festival at the Dances With Kidz Film Festival, a section of the Dances With Films Festival here in Hollywood.
Dances with Kidz Film Festival is a festival by, for, or about kids and we are thrilled to be a part of the selection.
Play Date's screening is on Saturday June 6th at 4:30pm at the Dances With Kidz Festival, Block 4 at the Chinese Theatre at Hollywood and Highland.
Tickets are available now through our Dances With Kidz Festival page. Hope to see you there!
MAKAZAN FILMS January 21, 2015
"Play Date" is at the Home Stretch!
We are happy to announce that we're nearing completion of our film! At the moment, we are hard at work composing the music, finalizing the sound mix and preparing for the color correction. The film is slated to be completely finished by mid-February.
We have begun the process of submitting to film festivals and will be scheduling a screening for our wonderful contributors...YOU! So look for a special screening invitation soon!
Paige, Terry and the "Play Date" Team
MAKAZAN FILMS September 15, 2014
Principal photography of "Play Date" was
completed at the end of July and we are now in the editing process.
We shot on four of the hottest days of the year. The ambitious shooting
schedule (44 scenes in a 15 minute movie) left very little room for error.
Everyone had to work together and work quickly. It was a tough shoot...we didn't get much sleep (notice the matching set of luggage under my eyes!) but somehow we rose to the challenge and got it done!
The footage looks amazing thanks to the talented cast and crew. We have completed a rough cut and we're planning
to shoot some additional 'pick-up' scenes in early October.
Stay tuned for more updates as the film nears the finish line. Here
are some behind-the-scenes photos for your voyeuristic pleasure.
We will keep you posted about our continued progress!
Paige, Terry and the Cast & Crew of "Play Date"
P.S. Because of your contribution, we were able to donate a total of $943 to OPCC to help homeless individuals. A truly gratifying accomplishment!
Director Paige Morrow Kimball with actress Terry Walters as The Homeless Woman.
Actress Tami Roman as The Mom with Paige and the crew of "Play Date".
Costume Designer Christina Blackaller and Hair/MakeUp Designer Harmony Swink with Terry.
Actor Marcuis Harris as The Dad with Director of Photography Kimby Caplan.
Paige with actress Bella Spencer as The Girl.
MAKAZAN FILMS July 14, 2014Play Date is 100% Funded!Thank you so much for your generosity and for joining our Play Date!Play Date, the short film, aims to challenge and change the way we view the people around us. Your contribution is going to great use and 5% will be donated directly to OPCC.Currently we are hard at work putting together our production team and we're slated to shoot at the end of this month.You'll be the first to know about any exciting updates.With heartfelt gratitude,The Play Date Team
MAKAZAN FILMS July 7, 2014
Play Date has an Exciting Announcement to Make:
Fund Dreamer has awarded us with an EXTRA WEEK of campaign time! At 85% funded and a few hours left, they were impressed by not only the strength of our campaign, but with the many philanthropic activities we created throughout it. We are honored and grateful for this award and we're thrilled to see a crowdfunding platform that really cares about it's socially conscious campaigns.
Thank you, Fund Dreamer!
We're going to make this last week count! We have five more days to not only raise the last 15%...but to surpass our goal! We want to gift as much money as possible to OPCC and we hope you'll help us get there!
Please share our #PlayDateFilm campaign one last time this week. Help us contribute to OPCC and raise awareness for over 600k people living in the streets of the US.
Another big thanks to You and Fund Dreamer for playing a part in creating our short film!
The Play Date Team
Below: Alyssa, Paige and Toby Paying it Forward today by serving homeless individuals at Bread & Roses Cafe in Venice.
MAKAZAN FILMS July 1, 2014
When life gives kids lemons, they donate to Play Date
Last week my girls, their cousins and some of the neighborhood kids devised a mobile lemonade stand and sold lemonade door to door to raise money for my film, "Play Date". They were bursting with pride when they presented heir proceeds to me. They raised $25 and that was matched by my sister-in-law for a total of $50. That's a lot of cups of lemonade!
For me, that was the greatest moment of the campaign and whether we are successful or not, I feel like I have already won:)
We still have 25% to go and 4 days left. I'm completely floored by the generosity of so many people...some who don't even know me! And others who keep showing up at the 'pay it forward' events, and fundraising events, who without question give their support to this project and to my vision.
Thank you all for your amazing generousity. If there is anyone you think may want to get on board and join us to create this film and raise awareness about homelessness, please share this message with them...only 4 days to go!
MAKAZAN FILMS June 29, 2014
"Play Date" is almost 70% funded!
There is ONE WEEK LEFT in our fundraising campaign! Thank you for your support of our film and of
OPCC. Together we can make a difference in the lives of others.
This week our Writer/Director Paige Morrow Kimball, Cast Member Terry Walters and Producer Kristina Kondrath participated in our 2nd 'Pay It Forward' Event. We helped make sandwiches and pack lunches at Feed the Hungry at Loyola Marymount University. The lunches were delivered to OPCC and it was truly a rewarding experience to come together and help those in need.
Also this week, "Play Date" was featured in FORBES Magazine in an article about Fund Dreamer, the new crowd funding site that helps fund projects by women. "Play Date" is thrilled to be the very first film project on Fund Dreamer's newly launched site! Read the full article here.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Fundraising event at CPK on Wednesday...we raised $300 and a good time was had by all!
We have entered our final fundraising week! We are working hard to reach our goal to fund our production and our contribution to OPCC. Please help us get there by spreading the word to your friends!
Thank you again for your contribution and support! We truly appreciate your partnering with us and OPCC to help empower individuals to rebuild their lives.
Sincerely and with thanks,
The Play Date Team
MAKAZAN FILMS June 23, 2014UPDATE #2: Half Way There, Empowerment Circles at OPCC,
Paying It Forward: Feed the Hungry at LMU, Dinner With The Team at CPK
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With less than two weeks left, "Play Date" is 50% funded! It has been truly enlightening to meet the individuals who are rebuilding their lives, and hear their stories.Day
after day we encounter people who can benefit from our support. Whether
it's sharing information about a local shelter or just engaging in a
friendly conversation, just an ounce of support can go a long way!Your continued support is greatly appreciated and we're so glad you've joined our cause.Empowerment Circles At Ocean Park Community Center
weekend, "Play Date's" Terry Walters, Paige Morrow Kimball and Vallerie
Perrault helped serve dinner to Homeless individuals at the OPCC
Empowerment Circles Board of Directors Dinner. The OPCC Board is an
amazing group of people who are helping to empower homeless individuals
to rebuild their lives. Meeting the residents of Safe Haven and other
OPCC clients was an eye-opening experience.
Pay It Forward: Feed The Hungry at LMUOn Tuesday, June 24th at 11am, please join the Play Date team when we volunteer at our first Pay It Forward Event at Feed The Hungry at Loyola Marymount University. We will make sandwiches, pack lunch bags and deliver them to OPCC.
Fundraising at California Pizza Kitchen in Marina Del ReyPlease dine at California Pizza Kitchen in Marina Del Rey this Wednesday and support our campaign. When you bring our flyer to CPK, Marina Del Rey on Wednesday, June 25th 11 AM to 10pm, 20% of your bill will go towards funding "Play Date"! (Don't forget to bring the attached flyer.)"Play
Date" is more than just a short film, it will raise awareness about
individuals who need our help to become empowered in their lives. Please
share this message however you can...a portion of every dollar raised
will go directly to OPCC. We truly appreciate your continued support of
"Play Date"!Sincerely,The Play Date Team
MAKAZAN FILMS June 19, 2014A Note From Our Writer/Director, An Angel Donor, A Dinner Date and A GoalA Note From Paige, Writer and Director of Play DateOn
behalf of the amazing production team, I want to thank every one of you
for joining our Play Date and contributing to our campaign. You're not
only supporting the creation of this short film, but lending a helping
hand to the wonderful people at OPCC (Ocean Park Community Center) in Santa Monica.I'm
so inspired! I have met so many amazing people. People like Ruby, a
homeless woman who lives on the streets of the Palisades. I met with
Ruby on Tuesday at
Starbucks on Sunset and she was so helpful with some of the research
on the film. I shared with her that I was struggling to find the right
ending, and she threw out some ideas and thoughts based on her own
experiences. She really touched me and I'm so grateful to her for
sharing her life with me the way she did. (The new draft brought a friend of mine to tears by the way..so I think I've cracked the mystery.)This
week, Terry Walters and I met with a few potential young actresses for
the role of 7 year old Emma. Each young actress blew us away with their
amazing ability to be themselves. (The best kind of acting there is).I
look forward to another great week of inspiration, giving back and
being on this incredible ride. I'm so grateful to all of you.
A Matching Angel Donor:
A generous donor has pledged to match all funds donated THIS WEEKEND from 5pm Friday evening to 5pm Sunday
night. If you're thinking of donating, this would be a great time to do
it as this DOUBLES YOUR DONATION DOLLARS! Please share this amazing
act of kindness and help us get funded to help empower individuals
through our film AND OPCC.
A Dinner Date:Los Angeles Locals: You don't have to cook next Wednesday! You're Invited To A Play Date at:California Pizza Kitchen in Marina Del Rey on Wednesday June 25th 2014 - 11am - 10pm!
If you missed our event at the Counter this week, just eat or join us at California Pizza Kitchen in Marina Del Rey on June 25 from (We'll be there at 5:30pm until close! 20% of bills mentioning "Play Date" will be donated by CPK to our Fund Dreamer Campaign!
It's as simple as that, we'd love to have you! Bring the attached flyer with you! Please share this event with your friends and family and help us make a difference.
thank you so much for contributing! It's with your help that Play Date
is almost 50% funded with 16 days left and many more announcements to
follow. I invite you to join us in doing a good deed such as supporting a local shelter, donating non perishables to a cause of your choice or simply continue to share our Play Date with your circle.
Thank you so much for your continued support, together we can change our world!All the best,#PlayDateFilm Production Team