Nothing to Lose - The Documentary

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Nothing to Lose is the latest work by renowned dance theatre company Force Majeure. This remarkable stage production explores the personal and public obsession with size while creating space for the incredible cast of performers to explore their large bodies through movement. This live show was directed by celebrated choreographer and dance theatre maker Kate Champion who worked closely with Kelli Jean Drinkwater as Artistic Associate and the cast to create an evocative and powerful piece of theatre, never before seen on Australian stages. Nothing to Lose captured the imagination of sell out audiences at Carriageworks as part of Sydney Festival 2015 and at The Malthouse Theatre as part of Dance Massive Festival in Melbourne. You can read more about Force Majeure and Nothing to Lose here:

Nothing to Lose director Kate Champion and Artistic Associate Kelli Jean Drinkwater

Some of the cast of Nothing to Lose (L to R) Scarlett O'Clare, Anastasia Zaravinos, Ally Garrett & Latai Taumoepeau

A collective of independent filmmakers has been filming with the cast and crew of Nothing to Lose since the project's inception back in 2013. Nothing to Lose - The Documentary is an opportunity enjoy a behind the scenes look at the making of this phenomenal dance theatre production, as one of Australia's most respected dance theatre makers Kate Champion collaborates with an entire cast of large bodied performers to explore the movement potential of the fat body. But this is not just a straight up "making of" style documentary, this film will also focus on the incredible cast of the production, who they are and how their relate to themselves and the world on and off the stage. Plus it will explore the life changing impact of the production on performers and audience alike. This highly anticipated film will also look at the political impacts of such a provocative production and why Nothing to Lose continues to gain unfathomable international media attention and audience acclaim. 

How The Funds Will Be Used

Making a feature documentary is A LOT of hard work!  It takes a long time and many willing and creative minds to make screen magic. When we first set out to make this film we believed we had funding to make  a low budget feature but, due to circumstances beyond our control that didn't happen . In spite of this huge setback, we as a film collective knew that this film needed to be made, so we committed to make this film happen regardless of financial (or any other) hurdles. Since then Nothing to Lose - The Documentary is what is called a "no budget" production , which in reality means that someone is maxing out their credit cards to pay for the bare minimum of costs , while the crew defer any kind of payment for their skills and time.  And when you have been shooting over a 3 year period, this most definitely all adds up! 

To get a bit of perspective the average independent low budget feature documentary budget in Australia costs around $200,000 which, by industry standards is considered INCREDIBLY low budget !  Award Winning documentary Aquaporko! is a short film that was also a "no budget" production. This ended up costing a mere $15,000 to reach your screens, peanuts by comparison!  In order to make this feature length film we need to raise at least $22,000 for Nothing to Lose simply be able to finish the documentary and get it out into the world. We are now at the stage where we can go no further without these crucial funds.

There are two main ways in which we will use the funds from this campaign:

First we need to finish the film ! Although the bulk of the footage has been shot and we are into the editing of the film, even with the crew working for free , we still have a long way to go before we have a documentary that will blow your minds, which is of course our aim in this adventure! . This post production phase includes the edit , picture grade in a dedicated facility, sound mastering and mix in a dedicated sound studio, music licensing , festival submission fees,  marketing , distribution , rewards and Pozible fees to name the main expenses! This finishing phase will be where the bulk of the money will be used.

Second we would like to use part of the funds raised by this campaign to recover the already existing, out of pocket production debts that have added up during the production of shooting phase of this project. Although the crew worked for free and we borrowed most of the equipment we needed to shoot , there was still unavoidable minimum expenses. We had to pay location fee's, transport costs , some filming equipment hire, external hard drives and essential computer equipment and software costs. Currently the existing debt of this film is around $6000.

We believe that this film is vital and needs to be made and  we are all dedicated to making a feature documentary that will do justice to the live show. We have the passion . skills and drive to do this , the only hurdle is a relatively small about of money.

The Challenges

Due to the overwhelming success and interest in the Nothing to Lose dance theatre production we have complete confidence that this film will have a strong international audience. The live shows sold out within days and we predict that this film will have a long and happy screen life. 

Ideally we want to make this film look and sound as amazing as we can. We are aware that the time, skills and equipment needed to make that happen are expensive and unavoidable.
The main obstacles in getting this film to the screen is not having the necessary funds to pay for the finishing process.

We are also determined that this film reaches as many people as possible and as a result have a multi tiered distribution and marketing plan which includes international sales and broadcast acquisitions. 
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A$10 +Thank you on Social MediaBe a proud supporter of Nothing to Lose - The Documentary and get a special shout out on our social media pages , plus we will all love and adore you forever :) BONUS if we reach our ultimate goal of $40,000 everyone who contributes any amount to this campaign will receive a HD download of the final film!! So share this link friends :)
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A$15 +NTL DOCO SOUNDTRACKThere's no time to lose. Just dance, dance, dance along to the NTL doco soundtrack by Lachlan Vercoe - available as a digital download once the film is complete.
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A$20 +Postcard ShoutOut With this reward you will receive postcard designed by Matt Stegh, with personalised message from a member of the Nothing to Lose cast member thanking you for your support x Dreamy!
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A$22 +Exclusive Poster by HUCKFat People Dancing!!! All your friends will be green with envy once they see this gem of a poster on your walls.Put your money where your art is and help make a film. Poster will be A4 sized and is designed by Huck Luck .
21 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$35 +Body Positivity 101Have you been wondering what this whole body positivity thing is and how to get more of if in your life? Do you want to be happy in the skin you are in and live for the right now? Then come along to this informal and fun workshop and discussion will be hosted by NTL cast members Anastasia Zaravinos and Kelli Jean Drinkwater and will be held in an accessible space in Sydney Australia. (Note : if we have enough interest we will also do this workshop in Melbourne.) Plus previous rewards.
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A$40 +Tote Bag by Matt SteghNothing to Lose costume designer and all round creative genius Matt Stegh will design a limited edition tote to spread the Nothing to Lose love around! Fabulous AND Useful! Win Win. You also receive social media shout out and personal postcard from cast member.
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A$44 +T-SHIRTS BY HUCK LUCKBUY A SHIRT & HELP INDY CINEMA ! This Exclusive LIMITED EDITION design by Huck Luck Tees ! Featuring the core cast of Nothing to Lose. FATSHUN at it's finest ! AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! Get in quick to be rocking these babes this season! N.B final design may vary slightly to this image but will only be better!
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A$45 +FATTY MAKEOVER PARTY !!Are you needing a does of Fabulous? Do you want a body love style that just won't quit? Are you yearning to discover the creative potential of the selfie stick? Then this fatty makeover party is for you! Nothing to Lose poster girl, body positive blogger and style guru Ally Garrett will host this intimate event . Get personalised style and makeup tips with a heavy dose of life advice then learn how to make it real with the perfect selfie. Snax and Drinks and DJ's provided!
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A$46 +CHUB LOVE TEE!!NEW! TWO TONE FLURO PRINT CHUB LOVE TEE By Huck Luck Screen Print ! This design is only available for last 4 days of campaign! Available in extra Plus sizes !! THIS IS FATSHUN NOW !!
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A$50 +VIP tix to the Wrap PartyCome party with the cast of the Nothing to Lose live show and the film crew as we celebrate the wrap of the film edit. There will be champagne, photo booth and seriously wild dancing with the cast to some of Sydney's best DJ's . Also receive shout out , personalised post card.
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A$52 +BOOTYCLASS w/ CAROLINE GBASELINE BOOTY WITH CAROLINE GARCIA! SHAKE WHAT YO MAMMA GAVE YOU ! !! The cast of NTL were lucky enough to do booty/dancehall/ twerking classes with the incredible Caroline Garcia. We had a BLAST and so will you! Classes for all sizes and fitness levels . So fun you will be smiling for days and your dance floor game will really step up ! + Tote Bag and Shout Out !
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A$55 +Preview ScreeningThis reward will give you exclusive access to a preview screener of the film as a HD full quality digital download. Yours to keep forever and ever. Plus social media and postcard shout out.
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A$56 +All GoneDietland-Sarai WalkerDietland is one of the most radical feminist and Body Positive novels we have read. Author Sarai Walker has generously donated two signed copies of this kick ass book to help our campaign. Plus you will get a Tote and a shout out ! These won't last !
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A$75 +BodyPos Movement WorkshopThis Body Positive Movement Workshop will be lead by cast member Michael Cutrupi, who has years of dance training experience . This workshop will give you the opportunity to explore some of the devising techniques that Kate Champion used with the cast of Nothing to Lose. Michael will lead you through a variety of techniques to help you explore your unique and authentic movement. This is a non judgemental , playful and enjoyable workshop held in Sydney. Plus you get, shout out/postcard and tote!
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A$80 +NTL GOODIE BAG!!As part of out FINAL COUNTDOWN Sale - We present the Nothing to Lose Supporter GOODIE BAG! - This reward you will receive a SIGNED POSTER by the cast of the show + a Tote deigned by Huck Luck + a digital screener of the final film!!! AND you will be helping make our film a reality
5 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is November 2015
A$100 +DANCE with GHENOA GELA! The cast of Nothing to Lose were lucky enough to work with one and only Gheona Gela- ( Move it Mob Style) who choreographed the finale of the show! We invite you to experience an exclusive dance class, taught by Gheona herself to learn the same routine we performed on stage! G is an incredible dancer and teacher and we guarantee you will not stop smiling the minute you step onto the dance floor. Not to be missed! You will also get the shout out, postcard and tote.
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A$250 +Ultimate Supporter This reward will give you or your company an on screen thank you in the credits. + Shout out and promo on our social media pages + VIP wrap party access + postcard and tote + our eternal love and gratitude
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A$1000 +Associate Producer Your name's in lights with your name in the opening title credits as Associate Producer. Includes listing in the closing credits, and on the film's IMDb page. We will also include your personal or company logo. +Website or logo on the film's website. +See the Movie! Early online access. +VIP Party Perks, social media shout out, postcard and tote bag ,
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A$5000 +Producer Take a seat in the producers’ chair with premiere benefits of the "Associate Producer" PLUS: Be our guest! A producer is granted special access to visit the cutting room and see how the film is put together . Join us for lunch, and meet cast and crew in Sydney. + VIP two tix to the films cinema premiere in your city +See the Movie! Early online access. +VIP Party Perks, social media shout out, postcard and tote
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