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The Filmmakers of Daughters of Abdul-Rahman Start a Crowd-funding Campaign on Indiegogo

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The Latest Film Project by Jordanian Director Zaid Abu Hamdan

The Filmmakers of Daughters of Abdul-Rahman Start a Crowd-funding Campaign on Indiegogo

Jordanian filmmaker Zaid Abu Hamdan started a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo website to raise funds for his new film project Daughters of Abdul -Rahman, which he have been developing since 2009. The film is co-produced and will be directed by Abu Hamdan.

Daughters of Abdul-Rahman is a female empowering dramatic comedy about 4 estranged sisters with different social inclinations. Following the mysterious disappearance of their father, the elder sister, Zainab, must now reunite with her three sisters at the old family home, to find their family patriarch. Only by uniting they will be able to overcome their differences, find their family patriarch, and realize who they truly want to be.

Zaid Abu Hamdan revealed that the film will be shot in Amman, Jordan, with few scenes in Dubai. He stated, "Since 2009, I have been writing, editing and researching for this film. I even sent 300 surveys to women in and out of Jordan, to keep it authentic. I believe that successful stories come from the heart, that is how I approached my filmmaking in the past and it totally worked, and that's what I am aiming at in this new project".

The filmmakers are aiming to reach the campaign's goal and collect 75,000 USD to secure major elements of making the film such as casting, team travel for pre-production, line production expenses, cameras and other required resources. If the filmmakers reach their goal, they will set a stretch goal as the film will need 5 times the campaign's main goal amount to make the film. Any extra money left over the stretch goal will go directly to support family protection and women organizations in Jordan and the filmmakers will announce the organizations' grantees once the donation is operated.

In return to the supporters and donators, the filmmakers are offering special perks to those who back the project. Each contributor will get rewards according to their amount of donations. The rewards start from receiving special thanks on social media and award winning short film DVDs, to being named an associate producer on screen in the film's end credits and on IMDB.

In support of the new campaign, Zaid Abu Hamdan posted his award-winning film Bahiya and Mahmoud on YouTube for a limited period of time. In the ending credits of Bahiya and Mahmoud, Abu Hamdan delivers a message for the audience on his upcoming feature Daughters of Abdul-Rahman, explaining how to contribute to the funding campaign of the film and the reasons behind it.

Zaid Abu Hamdan is a Jordanian filmmaker. He studied filmmaking and got his Master's degree in Hollywood, California. He directed a number of short films including Bahiya and Mahmoud, which won the Best of Festival award at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival and Shortfest, and was qualified for an Academy Award in 2012. The film also received several awards and accolades in a number of international film festivals. Abu Hamdan has written and directed 6 short films in English, Arabic, Mandarin, Hebrew and Japanese.

The perks for supporters on Indiegogo include:

10 USD (Thank You):
- You will receive project news and updates until the film is completed. You will also get a special "Thank You" shoutout on the film's Official Facebook page, where everyone will know you're a film lover and an advocate for women's rights.


25 USD (For a Lady I Admire):
- You will get all the above "Thank You" perks in addition to a personalized hand-written Director-signed postcard mailed from Jordan, Hollywood or Dubai.. Your pick! That will be delivered on March 2015.
- You will get a link to stream Daughters of Abdul-Rahman upon its release in 2015/2016.
- Send us a selfie with the postcard to our email as we are making a wall of backers in the film's premiere.

50 USD (Abdul-Rahman):
- Choose one of the director's 3 award-winning short films on Indiegogo, and we will send you the downloadable link or a DVD, according to your choice.
- You will get a link to stream Daughters of Abdul-Rahman upon its release in 2015/2016.
- You will also get a special "Thank You" on the film's social media outlets, letting everyone know you're awesome.

100 USD (Zainab):
- Pick TWO of the director's 3 award-winning short films and we will send you the downloadable link or a DVD.
- You will get a link to stream Daughters of Abdul-Rahman upon its release in 2015/2016.
- You will get 2 tickets to attend the test screening in Los Angeles, Amman or Dubai as we need your feedback.
- You will get an on-screen "Thank You" in the end credits of the film in a special section for Indiegogo supporters. In the years ahead, when someone watches this film, your name will be a part of it.

150 USD (Amaal):
- You will get all the Zainab rewards.
- Once you get your streaming link of Daughters of Abdul-Rahman, we will send you limited edition T-shirt with your favorite character and her/his signature on it.
- You will get THREE award-winning short films made by the director Zaid Abu Hamdan.
- You will also get a personalized thank -you email for your amazing contribution.

200 USD (Khitam):
- You will get all the Amaal rewards including a limited edition T-shirt.
- You will get a poster of Daughters of Abdul-Rahman with signatures by the main cast once the film is completed.
- You will get 2 tickets to attend the film's screening at a film festival near you.

350 USD (Samah):
- You will get all the Khitam rewards including a limited edition T-shirt.
- You will be invited to a closed table read with the final cast before shooting the film.
- Choose a scene from the script and we will invite you to watch us while filming (Does not include travel costs).

500 USD (Let's Get Creative):
- Do you have a short story or event that you want to develop into a film? With Zaid's successful track record, he will help through 2 Skype sessions to make your own film.
- You will get "special thanks" in the film's end credits and on IMDB.
- You will get three award-winning short films by Zaid Abu Hamdan.
- You will get a poster of Daughters of Abdul-Rahman signed by the cast.
- You will get a link to stream Daughters of Abdul-Rahman upon its release in 2015/2016.
- You will get 2 tickets to attend the film's screening at a film festival near you.

1000 USD (From Jordan with Love):
- You will get a signed copy of the film's original screenplay.
- You will receive a package from Jordan. How about we add some Dead Sea salts package in there?
- You will get a poster of Daughters of Abdul-Rahman with signatures by the main cast.
- You will get "very special thanks" in the film's end credits and on IMDB.
- You will get three award-winning short films by Zaid Abu Hamdan.
- You will get a link to stream Daughters of Abdul-Rahman upon its release in 2015/2016.
- You will get 2 tickets to attend the film's screening at a film festival near you.

5000 USD (Daughters Featuring You):
- You will be able to make an appearance in the film and if you're good, you might be delivering some lines too.
- You will have dinner with the writer/director to discuss the screenplay, which you will receive before production.
- You will have a chance to visit the set during production, in Amman or Dubai.
- You will get a poster of Daughters of Abdul-Rahman signed by the main cast.
- You will get downloadable links to all the 3 award-winning short films.
- You will get "very special thanks" in the film's end credits and on IMDB.

10,000 USD (Associate Producer):
- You get all the Daughters Featuring You rewards and your name will appear as an associate producer on screen and on IMDB.

20,000 USD (Dedicate it, for her):
- You are incredibly awesome because now you're officially part of this creation and can choose any of the rewards above.
- You can also dedicate this generous contribution to a woman you appreciate, admire and love, whether it was your mother, your wife or your lifelong friend. We will mention your dedication on a single title card in the ending credits as follows: "A generous donation by (you), in honor of (her name)". Let everyone know that you're advocated, for her.
- You will get an associate producer credit on screen and IMDB.