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ART SAVED MY LIFE (A Film by Damon Lee Patterson)

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“Art is therapy.” ~ Damon Lee Patterson

About the project?

Art Saved My Life is a documentary film telling the stories of creative individuals and the power that ripples through their journey and through their art. The film demonstrates the importance of art in people’s lives, especially art in the inner city and at risk youth. The documentary will feature interviews with visual artists, dancers, musicians, circus performers, poets, producers, art professors, holistic healers, comedians, and everyday people that art has had a positive impact on.

During the conception and development of this project, it has become clear that our mission is in line with the passions of people from all over the world. More than ever our ability to create and think critical is needed. I’ve witnessed creativity change peoples lives countless times, including my own life. I’ve seen art bring a diversity of families together, create the space for children to grow, help human development to thrive, it builds confidence, people become better communicators, it promotes self discovery, it helps with depression, it can change a community and so much more.

We had the honor of connecting with some the top artists in their field who will be interviewed for this documentary. Art Saved My Life will be used to demonstrate the importance of creativity in our lives and in education. We believe that the more people understand that they have the power to create, the more we can change the world for the better. We want to capture the power of art on camera and share it with as many people as possible!

“The world that we live in now is a world that’s already been created but tomorrow is still being created today.”  Damon Lee Patterson

Who is making it?

Chameleon is partnering with long-time friend and Chameleon artist and educator Damon Lee Patterson to help produce his film project Art Saved My Life, a potent testimony to the power of art to change, enrich, and redirect the lives of people, especially people in the inner city and at-risk youth.

The role of our organization is three fold:

Chameleon brings the managerial skills to insure the success of the project. We will act as a financial agent, helping with grant writing, fundraising, bookkeeping, and distribution of funds for the project.
We are in the process of developing a workshop curriculum, including a workbook and a breakdown of successful evaluation procedures. This will serve to augment the distribution of the film to local schools, arts groups, holistic healing centers, libraries, churches, school boards, community colleges, universities, and to YOU.
Chameleon will help with the marketing and distribution of the film, making it available on DVD, and offering it to national and international film festivals as well as select showings in the Kansas City Area.

Community art is a process, not a product. This process has long lasting effects, providing the community with methods for evolving personal, political and social changes. Criterion for community art – Hugh Merrill

 Learn more about Chameleon

Our Film Crew

Director: Damon Lee Patterson

Assistant Director: Jacob Thomas

Lighting: Natasha Harris

Motion Graphics: Joe Fuller

Photography: Mickel Garrett

Editor: Stinson McClendon & Damon Lee Patterson

Audio Engineer: Ashley Turner

What will the funds be used for?

Creating a QUALITY documentary takes passion, knowledge, vision, a little money and resources. We want to present this movie in the best way possible to as many people as possible.

Below is what’s needed to make it all happen and exactly what the funds will be used for.

DVD Duplication
Marketing & Promotion
Camera Equipment
Film Festival Submission Fees

+5% indiegogo fee when our goal is met

Our Total Campaign Goal is $4956

How YOU can help make this film a reality?

By sharing the indiegogo project with friends and family.—–>

By liking the Art Saved My Life Facebook page—>

Follow the documentary on twitter—> and sharing it with YOUR network

Check out all the perks to the right to find out how you can participate in the campaign and help make this beautiful film a reality.

There is a huge neglect for innovation and invention and a lack of respect for design and creativity that will be the undoing of our civilization as we know it – Pharrell Williams

Help increase the GoGoFactor!

The GoGoFactor is automatically measured by the number of times a campaign gets shared, how often a campaign is updated, how many comments a campaign has, the funding, and page views. Campaigns with a high GoGoFactor are featured on the indiegogo home page, in their social media outreach, and at conferences or in the press.

If you can’t contribute to the film financially, there are plenty of other ways that you can help us:

You can join and share our Facebook page and Tweet/Blog about the movie! Let your family, friends, and co-workers know about the project. Maybe your boss or someone you know would like to contribute.

The best most effective way you can help is by sharing the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Email, Blogs and other accounts. Share Share Share! Just by sharing this Indiegogo page with your network of friends you can help make this a successful campaign! Keep the love going strong and let people know about Art Saved My Life. We can’t do it without you. Even a positive thought sent our way is great!

Anything and everything helps!

Yours Sincerely,

Director, Damon Lee Patterson

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