We Need Your Help
Thank you so very much for taking time to browse this website. Creating a documentary about my dad has been my lifelong dream. When this project is complete, I will share our film with schools, veterans groups, rehabilitation centers, museums, tribal education centers, historical groups and with various broadcast mediums. I've spent my career producing biography-based television and while I feel ready to take on this very important project creatively, I need your help with fundraising. I have a huge uphill climb and hope to raise more than $200,000 to cover all production costs. My father, 73-years-young is currently creating some of his best work and I need to start production immediately to ensure I capture him as he is currently at the pinnacle of his career. While I'm applying for various sponsorships and grants, contributions from supporters like you will make a huge difference. Not only are contributions now tax deductible, but you can also receive a limited edition Michael Naranjo bronze when you join the "Collector's Circle." Feel free to reach out and contact me here if you have any questions or ideas! I'd love to hear from you.
With Love, Jenna
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To learn how to get a tax deduction or original bronze, keep reading. Thanks!
Donations are now Tax Deductible!
Our project recently received a fiscal sponsorship from the world renowned IFP - Independent Filmmaker Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY. The IFP now manages, collects and monitors all donations to this project. Not only does this ensure every penny of each contribution is tax-deductible, but it also ensures that every penny is used toward the making of this film. After you make your contribution, here, the IFP will send you a receipt via email. If you prefer to send your donation via snail, mail, please contact us for a hard copy of the contribution form.
Join the Collector's Circle!
We are also excited to share this exclusive opportunity with you! Michael Naranjo's bronzes are in the permanent collections of the White House, the Vatican and in museums, parks and public spaces across the country. Now, you can own a limited edition bronze one as part of contributing to this project! If you are interested in any of the bronzes and special opportunities below, contact us here and make sure to provide us with the best way to reach you so we can answer any questions you have.
Donate $1000 - Receive a signed copy of "Inner Vision," by Michael and Laurie Naranjo. We will also include your name as a "Sponsor" in our credits.
Donate $5,000 (9 spots left) -- Michael Naranjo will send you "Torito" from his coveted miniature collection - a limited edition bronze depicting the bold subject of one of his recurring dreams and visions (learn more below). We will also include your name as a "Co-Producer" in the credits.
"Torito" 2014. Bronze Edition, 45. Dimensions: 5.5" x 3.5" x 2.25"
Donate $10,000 (Only 8 spots left) - Michael Naranjo will send you the maquette edition of "Mountain Meadows" - a limited edition bronze depicting an extremely personal part of Michael's life: "I've often felt that I have a guardian spirit. I found him many years ago and named him 'Mountain Meadows,' after the name that was given to me by the elders in Taos Pueblo when I was a young man. He teaches me life's lessons, plays tricks on me occasionally, but always makes sure that I'm ready for the next day. I picture him sitting on my shoulder like Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio." We will also include your name as a "Co-Producer" in the credits.
"Mountain Meadows" (maquette) 2012. Edition of 33. Dimensions: 7.5" x 3" x 6"
Donate $20,000 (Only 4 spaces left) - Michael Naranjo will send you "Toro," a limited edition bronze depicting one of his favorite and most vivid dreams: "On rare occasions, I've dreamt of a particular sculpture. 'Toro' happens to be one of those. In the dream, I saw a glass form, rounded shapes molded together. As I picked it up to get a better look, 'Toro' started to form. I saw him from the tip of his nose around the curve of his neck, down his shoulder to his front left leg, creating a long, linear line. I then turned him around to look at the opposite side, but suddenly woke up. Excited about what I'd seen, though disappointed about what I didn't get to see, I created the sculpture in water based clay." We will also include your name as a "Producer" in the credits.
You will also receive:
- An exclusive video with a behind the scenes look at the creation of "Toro." Watch Michael in his personal studio as he crafts and molds "Toro," while describing what it's like to "see in his sleep."
- A signed copy of the book "Inner Vision "
"Toro" 2014. Bronze. Edition of 10. Dimensions: 7" x 6" x 6.5"
Donate $50,000 (Only 2 spots left) -- Michael Naranjo will send you the full-sized version of "Mountain Meadows" - a limited edition bronze depicting an extremely personal part of Michael's life: "I've often felt that I have a guardian spirit. I found him many years ago and named him 'Mountain Meadows,' after the name that was given to me by the elders in Taos Pueblo when I was a young man. He teaches me life's lessons, plays tricks on me occasionally, but always makes sure that I'm ready for the next day. I picture him sitting on my shoulder like Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio." We will also include your name as an Executive Producer in the credits.
You will also receive the following:
- A "Sponsored By" credit in the film
- A signed copy of the book "Inner Vision"
- A DVD copy of the final project
- Behind the scenes updates from the crew with project updates and exclusive video
- An exclusive, first look at the finished film
"Mountain Meadows" (large) 2013. Bronze. Edition of 10. Dimensions: 21.25" x 14" x 6.5"
Thank you so much for your considered support. We can't tell you how much it means or how special this project is. We are happy to answer any questions you might have, or share additional information with you. Please contact us here!
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