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NORMAL PEOPLE EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME IS COMING SOON

We are in post-production for our trailer!

All hands on deck! We are in post-production and we could use your help! Help us bring this comedy series about an autistic family, written from the autistic point of view to television! We could really use your support.

 
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ABOUT NORMAL PEOPLE EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME

UPDATE: PRODUCTION OF TRAILER IS WRAPPED!!

BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!

Update: Production of the trailer is now wrapped, but we still need help with post-production costs! This includes editing, and sound studio costs. I was going to record the music at a friend of mine's studio, but he had to pawn everything recently. I am going to be purchasing a new midi controller, because my old one crapped out a long time ago, since that seems the cheapest option so I can record the music at home. I still need to pay for a sound studio to record the voiceovers, and (hopefully not) ADR. ALSO, if those of you at home wonder how I paid the production costs, I took out a loan, which I need to pay back. I took out the loan because the project came together so smoothly that I wanted to make sure that no one suffered financially for choosing to work for me. It's one thing to ask people to work for you for free, but it is too much to ask that they pay the expenses they incur working for you out of pocket. The one production expense that I still have to pay is my DP's rental agreement.

Despite myriad hiccups, we finished production on time and under budget, but the loan I took out was for only part of the budget. Please consider a contribution to help me defray these costs. And if you want any of these perks listed below, please shoot me an email, and I will make it happen. Again, your contributions will go 100% to defraying the costs of the production, whether for post-production or repayment of the loan. I am drawing no salary at all from this project. Once all these costs are paid, the donation buttons will be turned off and this site re-jiggered to promote this show, along with a nifty new trailer to watch!

Thanks again for all your help!

 

Help us get this show onto television! Normal People Explain Things to Me is a comedy series about an autistic family written from an autistic point of view. TV shows today with autistic characters are written by neurotypical people and don’t represent autistic people the way they actually are in their variety, and certainly they never portray autistic people from their point of view.

 

I am an autistic actress and writer with 20 years’ experience in the industry. I created this show because I could not relate to the autistic characters I was seeing on television nor did they resemble autistic people I knew, such as the ones in my family. I aim to show the world the humanity of autistic people and create a very funny show that anyone of any neurotype can enjoy.  This will be the first show written from the autistic point of view on television.  My goal is to get this onto a streaming network or premium cable channel.

 

To this end, I’m shooting a trailer as a proof of concept to network executives and to also attract a producing partner. And this costs MONEY. 100% of your donations will go to defray production costs, such as equipment rental, catering (I have lots of hungry actors and crew to feed), and post-production. This trailer will be posted on YouTube and Facebook for public perusal. Like Normal People Explain Things to Me on Facebook! You can follow our production adventure there!

 

The crew and cast are already assembled and we start production on March 9. Throughout production and post-production, we need funds to defray costs. I have produced a number of things successfully, but this is my largest project yet. One thing I have always been good at is surmounting obstacles.  My director, Jamila Brown, is also an experienced director whom I’ve worked with before. I am so excited to work with her again.

 

In the video, my director, Jamila Brown, and I, discuss the project.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Pamela Ehn

Executive Producer

Pink Elephant Productions

 

I am willing to do almost anything for your donations. 100% of donations will go to production costs. I am not drawing any sort of salary. Let me know if you would like to claim any of the following perks.

 

$5000 

You will receive a co-executive producer credit on IMDB. I will cook you a tasty meal at your home OR give a free voice lesson.  Must be in NYC to claim the meal. I will sing a song of your choice to a person or child of your choice. You will receive a Pink Elephant Productions t-shirt, a Pink Elephant Productions mug, a Pink Elephant Productions pen, a personalized thank you card from me, an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$3000 

You will receive a producer credit on IMDB. I will cook you a tasty meal at your home OR give a free voice lesson.  Must be in NYC to claim the meal. I will sing a song of your choice to a person or child of your choice. You will receive a Pink Elephant Productions t-shirt, a Pink Elephant Productions mug, a Pink Elephant Productions pen, a personalized thank you card from me, an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$2000 

You will receive an associate producer credit on IMDB. I will cook you a tasty meal at your home OR give you a free voice lesson.  Must be in NYC to claim the meal. I will sing a song of your choice to a person or child of your choice. You will receive a Pink Elephant Productions t-shirt, a Pink Elephant Productions mug, a Pink Elephant Productions pen, a personalized thank you card from me, an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$1000 

You will receive a co-producer credit on IMDB. I will cook you a tasty meal at your home OR give you a free voice lesson.  Must be in NYC to claim the meal. I will sing a song of your choice to a person or child of your choice. You will receive a Pink Elephant Productions t-shirt, a Pink Elephant Productions mug, a Pink Elephant Productions pen, a personalized thank you card from me, an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$500 

I will cook you a tasty meal at your home OR give you a free voice lesson.  Must be in NYC to claim the meal. I will sing a song of your choice to a person or child of your choice. You will receive a Pink Elephant Productions t-shirt, a Pink Elephant Productions mug, a Pink Elephant Productions pen, a personalized thank you card from me, an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$250 

I will sing a song of your choice to a person or child of your choice. You will receive a Pink Elephant Productions t-shirt, a Pink Elephant Productions mug, a Pink Elephant Productions pen, a personalized thank you card from me, an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$100 

You will receive a Pink Elephant Productions t-shirt, a Pink Elephant Productions mug, a Pink Elephant Productions pen, a personalized thank you card from me, an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$50 

You will receive a Pink Elephant Productions mug, a Pink Elephant Productions pen, a personalized thank you card from me,  an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$25 

You will receive a Pink Elephant Productions pen, a personalized thank you card from me, an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$10 

You will receive a personalized thank you card from me, an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$5 

You will receive an email expressing my thanks, our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

$1 

You will receive our everlasting gratitude and good karma in the next life.

 

Please allow 6-8 weeks to allow for delivery.

 

And if you can’t donate, please share! Thank you so much for your help!