Ten Days Left for LGBT Cultural Coming Out Short Film Cold Call to Make Fundraising Goal

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  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) July 30, 2013 - One of the most difficult moments in any LGBT members' life is the moment they take the leap to come out. Fueled with fear that they may be rejected, looked at differently, or even disowned, LGBT members often times wait years to finally come clean. Cold Call, a short film delving into a gay Indian youth dealing with his cultural and societal struggles of coming out, has 10 days to raise $40,000 utilizing popular crowd funding website Kickstarter. Only caveat, if Cold Call does not reach its goal by 12am on August 8th, all pledges will be cancelled; and a film offering insight on cultural struggles of LGBT youth will not be made.

    With the recent Supreme Court rulings of DOMA and Proposition 8, and following Pride Month, Cold Call has received tremendous support from the LGBT and Asian community. Campus Pride and MTV Voices are among the project's most prominent supporters and seek to spread awareness of the importance of facilitating support for youths. Additional support will follow on Twitter using the hashtag #coldcallfilm. The film team seeks to generate chatter utilizing this hashtag from several prominent LGBT advocates.

    In describing the importance of Cold Call, Jon Marquez, member of the production team said, "This story hits close to home. As a first generation child, parents have a hard time understanding their child and usually are in disbelief, or worse, disown their child. I think this film will open up dialect to talk more about these issues with parents and children, teachers, and organizations."

    Over 10,000 projects have been financed through Kickstarter since its founding in 2009; if successful, The Cold Call would become the first funded project to discuss cultural coming out subject matter.

    "The theme behind The Cold Call hits hard and true to many and has several organizations support because of the importance of its dialogue. Social media outreach has proven to be a means to spread the Cold Call's message and the support has been tremendous" - Sohnia van der Puye, the films director.

    For information about Cold Call, email contact ( @ ) coldcallfilm dot com

    The Cold Call Kickstarter project can be found at bitly.com/15O7F7D

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