Be A Part of our Show: Soon By You!

$15,939   raised
GOAL: $15,000

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This campaign has ended but you can still make a tax deductible donation here: www.JenLA.org/SoonByYou

Have you seen our show yet?

We have three episodes on YouTube and at least two more in our hearts. But no one can see them in there! They’re stuck until we collect enough money to make them for you. Help us un-stick them. Be our un-sticker.

What is Soon By You?Snip3

It’s the comedic web series that follows six young Orthodox Jews dating in NYC. Think Friends, but with Jews.

WINNER: Best Short at the Washington Jewish Film Festival 2016
WINNER: Audience Award at the NewFilmmakers NY Film Festival
WINNER: JFilm Robinson International Short Film Competition
OFFICIAL SELECTION: The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: The Cleveland Jewish Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION: The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 2016

Some of our press coverage (Click on logo for article):
Times of Israel  tablet     Jpost    JTA    HoffPo   kveller  HaaretzNYT

 

In our first episode, The Setup, rabbinical student David and artist Sarah form an immediate connection on a blind date. They soon discover that the whole thing is a mix-up. When David is ousted by Sarah’s actual date, law student Ben, he goes out of his way to “bump into her” again. What happens next… you can find out by checking out the episode on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxDfmL4kiek

The reaction was amazing. Blew us away, actually. We knew we had something special, and we wanted to make more of it. Our audience felt the same way:

amazing! cant wait for more!”
-aliza

Greetings from Israel. Loved the episode. Charming and sweet. Looking forward to more episodes.”
-Iris A. L.

This is hysterical and sooo well done!! When’s the next episode??”
-Ruthie

 

SO we added a few more characters, and made a second episode…(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvV_WkgzGbw)

“Amazing Stuff. I am sad when each episode ends. We need more :)”
-Lavie

“amazing! very entertaining! please release #3 already!”
-Esther

“this is hilarious! Jewish romantic comedy”
-noa

 

…and a third. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xou7e7ZaKeE)

“Love it, every episode keeps getting better and better! Can’t wait for the next one!”
-craftyforever101

“After becoming single this past week, this absolutely made me feel so much better! Thanks for this, it made me so happy laughing at the awkwardness!”
-iloveevrywn 1

“isn’t ironic that i come from muslim background and i find this show totally relevant?”
-Violet

 

We want to make more. And we want you to join us.

Here’s Why It’s Important To Us (and maybe you, too):

  • As Modern Orthodox Jews, we don’t usually see people like us portrayed on TV, and we never see them as lead characters.  The portrayals we do see tend to be flawed, as though they’re meant to be caricatures of  observant people.
    Our show portrays Modern Orthodox Jews. Authentically. We can do it right, because we ourselves are Modern Orthodox Jews: people who are both religiously observant, and involved in the secular world. And we do this so that:

    • The Modern Orthodox community, our community, has lead characters and story lines that they can relate to.
    • People who don’t know much about Jewish culture can see a bit of what goes on in our world, and realize that we have more in common than they may have thought.
  • There are so many young single people out there who are struggling with the dating process. Our show gives them characters and story lines that remind them that they’re not alone, and inspire them to keep going.  Here’s one of the many messages we received:

“Thank you so much, for creating this content. It is truly something I was wishing to find as entertainment, but it also means even more than that:

.. being removed from a big community such as in NY, and turning 28 and being a young professional (medical sciences), I am thinking a lot about having missed the marriage train.

Having found this series has not only encouraged me but also inspired me. Its uplifting and elating to see!”

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Where the money goes:

One thing we take very seriously on Soon By You is the notion of “doing it right.” Every member of our cast, crew, and creative team is a professional is his/her field, and brings years of experience to the project. We hire professional:

  • Actors
  • Cameramen
  • Lighting designers
  • Boom operators
  • Costumers
  • Set designers
  • Audio mixers
  • Editor
  • Composer
    …who all cost money (and rightfully so).

Production insurance, equipment rentals, props, costumes, location fees, makeup, and other physical production needs also add up. That’s why we’re asking for this amount.

Fortunately we’ve already made 3 episodes of Soon By You, so we’re coming from a place of very relevant experience.

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Who are we?

So nice of you to ask! There’s three of us, so instead of writing out three full bios, here are some short ones. We think it’s a little neater that way. (Full bios here: http://soonbyyou.tv/cast-crew/)

LeahLeah Bio

DannyHoffmanDanny Bio

JessJess Bio

Thank You!

We are so excited you’ve decided to join our team, and help us continue this project.
You’re one of us now, and we’re happy to have you.

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  • December 20, 2016 1:00 pm

    Soon By You Episode 1, “The Setup,” is honored to be an official selection of the Stay In May International Short Film Festival in Naples, Florida screening on May 3rd!!
    No big deal. We get around.

  • December 20, 2016 12:51 pm

    SOON By You Episode 1, “The Setup,” has surpassed 100,000 views! Thanks viewers!

  • November 16, 2016 12:31 pm

    Our campaign video has now been uploaded to our Jewcer page! Haven’t seen it yet? Check it out! https://www.jewcer.org/project/soonbyyou/

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"Love the show! Hope this helps you make more episodes!!"
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"B'hatzlacha! :)"
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Matt Silverman
"Keep up the good work!"
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Danielle Hoffmann
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"From one Dani Hoffmann to another I wish you the best of luck with your incredible show!"
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"Enjoying the show!"
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Ethan Stern
"Happy to contribute to this epic show! It is truly brilliant! Keep up the amazing work."
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Miriam & Mayeer Karkowsky
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"Way to go Dani!"
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"Bhatzlacha!"
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"Keep up the good work! Looking forward to future episodes"
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"Love the show! Can't wait for the next episode!"
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Bonnie Neuman
$36
"To everyone finding their bashert!"
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Mindy and Josh Rosenthal
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Gershon Brooks
"Love your show! Keep it coming! GB"
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Lisa Stoff
$180
"One of the best shows ever! Hatzalcha!"
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Esther Neissany
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"Good luck guys! Can't wait for 4 & 5!"
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Dr. Michael & Beverly Ross
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"Hoping for a happy ending !!"
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Tobey and Nachi Karpel
"To living the dream, Danny Hoffman!"
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Jill Paul
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"Great Work, makes me remember by daughter's journey."
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Rabbi Daniel & Rabbanit Batya Friedman
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"Dedicated to my favorite actress"
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Gitty S
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"Love your show! Wishing you all continued success!"
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"Great job and well done! keep it coming!"
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Bentzy Plotkin
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"Great show! Here's to many more :)"
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Shifra Abramowitz
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Sarah Leah Gottfried
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"To our dinner mate Jessie :)"
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"Kol hakavod!!"
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Gavriel
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"Rock on!"
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"Love the show! Keep up the great work!"
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Josh and Yael Gottesman
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Andrew
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Chezky Larsh
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"Hotzlacha Rabbi!! I love your show, it's really well done!"
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Nathaniel Kabalkin
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"Keep up the good original work!!"
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"b'hatzlacha"
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Chani Shapiro
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"Love this show so much. I feel like I need to donate because I look forward to each new episode."
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"Best show ever!"
2016-11-17
Avi Kemp
"Can't wait for the next episode!"
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"Good luck guys! Love the show!"
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"To our favorite character -Noa (aka aunt jessica, aka aunt pickle)"
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Shari
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"Good luck!!"
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Lauren Rosenthal
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Rivka Holzer
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"Congrats on an incredible few episodes so far! Can't wait to see more!"
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Ari Shane Weitz
"Best of luck!"
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Kory
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"My friends and I love this show! Can't wait to see more!"
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Elana Marks
"To Leah's incredible hard work!"
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Daniela Scappini
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"I heart leah!"
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Esther Kutoff
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"Leah, we're rooting for you... always have been, always will be. With love,"
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Dov Wasserman
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"Proud to be a supporter of this terrific show. More fun than all of Seinfreindsrugim put togther!"
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Mimi Stadler
"Loving the series so far!"
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Toby Schechter
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"Congratulations on this wonderful show"
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"Keep it up!!!"
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"Good luck, crew!"
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"To Dan(ny) the Man"
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Maddy Hoffman
"Break many legs (that means the show should go on for a long time!)"
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"Tizmoret Shoshana and a rafua shelama for Rabbi Rafael Chaim Joel ben Shayna Goldaa"
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"Wishing you continued success always!"
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Tikva Yudkowitz
"Go Danny go. Great work everyone. Much success!"
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"Love the shows. Keep up the great work!"
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Be A Part of our Show: Soon By You!

$15,939   raised
GOAL: $15,000

169

 Donors

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Campaign by
Leah Gottfried, Danny Hoffman, and Jessica Schechter
NY, USA

We are three Orthodox Jews based in and around New York City. We're passionate about bringing our Jewish sitcom to life, and proud to work with New York artists and production professionals to do so. For more about our individual credits, please see the links in the campaign description, or visit: http://soonbyyou.tv/cast-crew/

  • Intrigued (You're kind of checking us out, and we appreciate the attention.)
    15 claimed

    Welcome to the team! So glad you're here. We're adding you to our team email list, where you'll see exclusive updates, photos, and more!

  • Stalking on Facebook (What?! We like the same music and TV shows?! Now I'm interested.)
    21 claimed

    Thank you! We'd like to shout your name from the rooftop, but our super doesn't like us up there. So instead we'll give you a personal shout out on our Facebook account. And you'll start receiving team emails, with updates, photos, etc.

  • Secret Crush (No way! I do NOT like him like that. Wait. Why, did he say something?)
    31 claimed

    This time we take the gratitude to another level. Your personal Facebook shout-out will include an alliterative play on your name. Got it, Generous Gerald, or Philanthropic Phyllis? Or Money-bags Mike? Or Big-spender Bianca? I can go all day.

  • Full Blown Crush (Oh boy, you've got it now. You're writing her name in your notebook, and dreaming about sharing an ice cream cone.)
    24 claimed

    We will sing your praises across the land. Or, more accurately, a lead cast member will thank you in a personalized THANK YOU VIDEO. Then the video, and our gratitude, gets posted on our Facebook page. We're going to make your name famous.

  • First Date (Do I look ok? Am I eating normally? WHAT DO I USUALLY DO WITH MY HANDS?!)
    6 claimed

    IN ADDITION to the personalized video shout out on Facebook by a cast member (see above), we will make sure you look stylish by sending you a Soon By You T-shirt!

  • First Good Date (Past the introductions, the stepping on eggshells, and the constant over-analysis of every word. Now the fun starts.)
    9 claimed

    Personalized video Thank You, T shirt, AND an exclusive Soon By You poster signed by the CAST!

  • Texting Every Day (
    4 claimed

    Speaking of text, a contribution of this amount will get you an official hard copy of the shooting script for episode 4 or 5, signed by the cast! (And also the video shout out on Facebook, the poster, and the T-shirt.)

  • Meet the Friends (The most desperate need to be accepted since day one in the middle school lunch room.)
    6 claimed

    YES the thank you video, YES the poster and T Shirt. YES the signed shooting script. But all that pales in comparison to GETTING YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS! You will be listed in the "Special Thanks" portion of our credits, AND on IMDB. For eternity.

  • Meet The Parents (Potential Future In-Laws? Nobody's saying it. Everybody's thinking it.)
    1 claimed

    We'd like to invite you to the inner circle. Really get to know us. You are now entitled to a TEN MINUTE VIDEO CHAT with the cast member of your choice. You can have the conversation wearing your Soon By You shirt, sitting in front of your Soon By You poster, and listening to your personalized video Thank You, 'cause you'll get all those too!

  • Shabbos Date (25 hours with each other. Voluntarily.)
    0 claimed

    The FULL CAST will be filming a personalized Thank You from the set. That's right. We're interrupting production to express our gratitude and tell you how much we love you for joining us. (+ T shirt, poster, name in the credits, personalized video Thank You on Youtube.)

  • Word's getting around. (Start Dodging Questions About When You're Getting Engaged. From Everybody. )
    0 claimed

    We invite you to check out the action ON SET via VIDEO CHAT! You'll see us shooting the episode, messing up (as we do), and between takes, you'll get to chat with the cast and crew. And we'll throw in a signed copy of the shooting script! (+ the rest - shirt, poster, name in the credits, etc.)

  • What are your Intentions? (Maybe not exactly these words, because you don't live in a movie, but some version of this conversation.)
    0 claimed

    In ADDITION to the other stuff (Up to $250 level), you will be granted ON SET PRIVILEGES for one full day of shooting. PLUS, you will get access to watch the episode before it's released to the general public. (That's big. the cast doesn't even get that).

  • Engaged! (Mazal Tov! Get ready for your life to change... very little, other than the tremendous amount of planning you're about to do.)
    1 claimed

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit in the show and on IMDB. Set access for one full day of shooting. AND Dinner with members of the cast at a New York Restaurant (TBD), ON US!

  • Engagement PARTY! (We get these gifts, and even MORE at the wedding? Thanks, parents' friends!)
    0 claimed

    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit in the show and on IMDB. Set access for one full day of shooting. PLUS - send us a true story of a date you had or how you met your significant other. The Soon By You writers will write up a fictionalized version of it, and we'll film ourselves acting it out. It's almost like your story will be a part of the show!

  • The Big One! Marriage! (Mazal tov! You made it. You look back on your whole relationship and smile fondly. Then you look forward to your lives together. And the smile gets wider.)
    0 claimed

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Thank you for your incredible generosity! In addition to your Executive Producer credit (at the top of the show), you will be granted full, unlimited access to the set. Plus, cast members will take you out to dinner in NYC. You get the personal video Thank You, the shirt, poster, the script, everything the other donors get. PLUS - send us a true story of a date you had or how you met your significant other. The Soon By You writers will write up a fictionalized version of it, and we'll film ourselves acting it out. It's almost like your story will be a part of the show!

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