Shine is a musical that focuses on a Talent show whereby 4 of the finalists have various physical and emotional challenges. Mawar has depression. Tom is blind, Amran has Aspergers syndrome and Frankie is paralysed and in a wheelchair.
The concept behind SHINE is empowerment and viewing life from a different perspective. After all, what is considered "Normal" and our differences make us who we are; In fact challenges can empower us and define us to go that extra mile.
Having personally experienced the challenges of depression and having friends who face various physical and emotional challenges I decided to do something. To unify people further.
SHINE is first and foremost a Musical about a Talent show and the drama that goes on behind the scenes. It also encompasses societies perception of people who are termed "disabled" or "special" - I feel this is entirely wrong. We are all able in our own ways and each of us have gifts and abilities that definitely make us who we are. It is entertaining and has elements of romance, comedy and drama -everything a Musical must have.
I am pitching for seed capital of RM$5k for the following :
1)Travel and accommodation budget for Kuala Lumpur for 5 to 6 days whereby I will be having meetings with my potential producer and Musical Director - Roslan Aziz
2)Flexibility to focus on garnering a team both here and in KL for the next two weeks
3)Preparing a strong marketing pitch for my Potential Sponsors
Thus far this has been self funded with the help of friends and family and I need to know that I can, for the next few weeks travel at least twice to KL in order to get things going.
I also intend to source actors who have physical disabilities and who are interested in performing to be in "SHINE" as a pro-active cast or crew members
This is Phase One of my plan for "SHINE" The Musical.
A pitcher/pledger does not need a PayPal account to pitch or pledge. What he/she needs is a credit card (Mastercard/Visa) or a debit card.
However, if you are not comfortable doing an online pitch/pledge - you can transfer the money directly to the pitchIN account as follows:
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However, the person must send pitchIN the proof of transfer by attaching the receipt to the email address: email@example.com with the Subject Heading: SHINE the musical