Light Song: A Feminist Chanukah Music Video

$7,200   raised
GOAL: $7,000

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The Jewish Innovation

LIGHT SONG is a Chanukah music video and eight day docu-series featuring Jewish women mentors (The Advot Project, WriteGirl, Hebrew Helpers) and our teen mentees. The video is a visual celebration of the light we create by supporting each other through challenging times. The eight day docu-series is a deeper exploration of these life-changing mentor relationships, and a chance to give voice to each girl’s storytelling in her own artistic medium.

LIGHT SONG is brought to you by Jewish artists and educators in Los Angeles, director Melanie Zoey (Why I Dance) and producers Ronit Aranoff (Seeking: The Series) and Rosie Moss (Lifetime’s Fall Into Me). Our artistic team includes composer Ben Stanton, vocalist Allie Feder (Pitch Perfect 2), and DP Alana Fickes (The Empowerment Project; Why I Dance).

This is our LIGHT SONG – and our battlecry – that girls’ voices matter. If you believe in creating Jewish content that celebrates female voices, join us. Contribute shekels, spread the word and get in touch with us at chanukahlightsong@gmail.com! We love to hear from you, and are so excited to start building our LIGHT SONG community.

The Impact

More empowered women and girls = a more empowered Jewish community.

The Jewish holiday videos that go viral are typically made by Jewish boy bands, like Maccabeats and Six13. While we appreciate and enjoy these videos, we are emphatic that it’s time to create Jewish viral content that elevates and celebrates female voices, too.

LIGHT SONG is a music video and docu-series that celebrates inclusivity, belonging, and female voices at a time that it is sorely needed. Fortunately, girls’ voices are now being celebrated online in tangible ways at HelloGiggles, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Wifey.tv, and Makers’ Women, to name a few. As much as we intend to bridge partnership with Jewish online media outlets, such as the Jewish Journal, Tablet, Kveller and more, we are also excited at the possibility of our video reaching a more global feminist audience this Chanukkah – and sending an accessible, joyful message about Jewish inclusivity and celebration of female voices.

What Will You Do with the Money?

The $12,000 budget will ensure the professional execution of the video and docu-series – a total of 9 video products – and garner commitment from the professionals dedicating their time and services to the excellence of our project. Our budget includes compensation for location, catering and craft services for 20+ people on a two day shoot, music composition and recording fees to create our customized track, and compensation for DP, camera crew, line producer, assistant director and general crew. One of our biggest costs is compensating our editor fully for the generation of nine separate pieces of video content – one of which is a complete music video! Not to mention, we’re raising enough funds to cover art production expenses to create a unified visual concept, PR to ensure global efficacy, and a little cushion money for safety.

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Film & Music | Judaism & Holidays

Light Song: A Feminist Chanukah Music Video

$7,200   raised
GOAL: $7,000

73

 Donors

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Light Song
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We are LA-based Jewish filmmakers and educators who create digital and viral content for women and girls.

  • Maccababe
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    Thank you, heroic Maccababe! You have our unlimited gratitude, and a social media shout out!

  • Gimmel Giver
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    Thank you Gimmel Giver! For your generous contribution, we'll send you a social media shout out, and a chance to compete in our online draydel tournament!

  • Golda Meir Gratitude
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    Thank you, Golda Meir Gratitude. You remind us of the great former female president of Israel. You're totally getting a social media shout out, a handwritten thank you card, and a THANK YOU in the LIGHT SONG video.

  • Triple Chai Latte
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    Thank you a latte! For your generous contribution, you'll get a social media shout out, and an invite to grab a double chai latte (36 minute!) in Los Angeles with Melanie, Ronit or Rosie to help us brainstorm our next girl power projects, or consult about the creation of your own! Not to mention a big ol' THANK YOU in the LIGHT SONG video.

  • Heeb-School Chanukah!
    5 claimed

    For your $118 donation, you'll receive our undying gratitude, a social media shout out, a THANK YOU in the LIGHT SONG video, and a FREE 20 minute Hebrew OR Jewish Studies lesson for yourself or your child to be scheduled in 2016. We're going global - so lessons can be in person in LA, or on Skype! HAPPY CHANUKAH TO YOU!

  • Judith the Maccabee
    1 claimed

    Thanks for being a part of the creation of our dream. How about a Chanukah Singing Telegram? Let us know who you would like to gift a greeting to and we will call them... your choice of song! Happy Chanukah!

  • Shamash Shalom
    0 claimed

    Shamash Shalom! You're like the oil that keeps the light burning. Want to be a part of the project? We will consider your casting suggestion for a Los Angeles teen girl you know who you want to be a part of the recording of our song! We're recording 11/15 - so get in touch fast!

  • LIGHT SONG EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
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    You ARE our light song. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We can't wait to make you proud. You are an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. Your credit will go on our imdb page and you will receive exclusive updates throughout the creation of the shoot. Thanks for joining the team, boss!

  • Hay Means You Get Half the Pot
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    THANK YOU FOR DONATING HALF OF THE MONEY WE NEED TO CREATE THIS PROJECT. You are invited to our wrap party where we will do a l'chaim in your honor. And you are an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. Your credit will go on our imdb page and you will receive exclusive updates throughout the creation of the shoot. Todah Rabah (that means thank you in Hebrew).

  • GIMMEL, GIMMEL, GIMMEL!!!!
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    All we can say is thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You are directly impacting the lives of teen girls. In gratitude, we are planting a tree in Israel in your honor and you will receive an original art piece created by the girls in the video. In addition, you are invited to our wrap party where we will do a l'chaim in your honor. And you are an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER. Your credit will go on our imdb page and you will receive exclusive updates throughout the creation of the shoot. Thank you!

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