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Overland and Outposts : Kickstarter Canada

It’s what I’ve been waiting for – I’m Canadian and I can finally ‘#Kickit’ 100% Canadian!

Canadian Kickstarter

Today, Kickstarter officially opened their crowdfunding platform to allow Canadian Creators to connect their own Canadian accounts to their projects. Canadians can finally REALLY Kick It!

In the past, as I had done with my 1st feature film and 1st Kickstarter project, One Night in Seattle and the Race to Sundance, I had to find a US partner for the Amazon Accounts end of the project. I could start the project, be the owner of the project, design the project and the project could even be ‘from’ Canada, but all the background financial information had to be arranged with a US counterpart – at that time, Kickstarter was using Amazon Accounts in the background to handle all the pledges and the final funds transfer, which can only handle US accounts.

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I took a risk back then with a US Facebook friend and, well, the rest is history. We rallied up a Kickstarter Team of backers and successfully raised over $16,000 to complete a director’s edit of my 1st feature film One Night in Seattle as an emerging Canadian Filmmaker, in time to submit to the Sundance Film Festival. The film is now starting the film festival circuit and I am proud to announce that we are on the short list to screen in my hometown at the Calgary International Film Festival this September! Bringing it HOME!

With that amazing experience under our belts, I have been working towards the launch of my next

Kickstarter Project, Overland and Outposts, which is an experimental, private series (not for broadcast) is planned to co-launch with Kickstater,

Canada in my hometown, Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 9, 2013.

Shawna Sundance Pass

Overland and Outposts is based on a True Storymy true story about how obsession led to near death and wayward enlightenment – a 7 year journey, impossible to stop, impossible to forget. The series explores Indie Film, the Dakar Rally, Solo Travel, and Vision Quests and opens the door to my creative process throughout the entire editing process via the private series and live Google+ Hangouts for ongoing feedback and Q&A as each of the 26 episodes are crafted and released to my Kickstarter Team.

As with my 1st feature dramatic film, One Night in Seattle, I am only looking to raise funds to complete the edit. I have the content captured and just need the gift of time to pull it all together, and I will take my Kickstarters on a private expedition with me, back to where it all started for this Canadian Film Girl, and wrap a 2nd film project that has been 8 years in the making.

Overland and Outposts on Kickstarter Canada

Overland and Outposts on Kickstarter Canada

I can’t wait to share another journey with you. I know where we are headed and I hope you are as excited as I am about a group about to Kick It, in true Canadian style!

KICK-IT!  ~Shawna

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Posted by on August 5, 2013 in FilmLOG, ShawnaLOG


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One Night in NYC : Outpost


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Posted by on July 17, 2013 in EventLOG, FilmLOG, TravelLOG


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Film Poster : 2013 Summer concept


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Posted by on July 13, 2013 in FilmLOG


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Seeking Summer Film Intern / Virtual Assistant

Gain solid experience. Earn an exclusive membership. Step into your next adventure.

Join our proven team as we launch into our next Indie Film Project this summer.

Gain practical, working knowledge as a Producer’s Assistant and learn the steps behind crowdfunding a creative project and launching into the post production and marketing of a low budget, DYI, independent film.

We are currently seeking a part-time, Volunteer Film Intern / Virtual Assistant, to help assist in various administrative and creative tasks on our next Independent Documentary Project.

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  • We are looking for an individual and not a VA firm.
  • We prefer if you have experience working as a Virtual Assistant but will consider others with related experience.
  • We prefer individuals with a passion and curiosity for networking, independent film, crowdfunding and social media.

This position is a volunteer, part-time position for the summer. You must have regular availability (week schedule is flexible and task based. There will be some set deadlines and some negotiable deadlines to help accommodate your summer commitments). You will work remotely and must provide your own computer and internet connection. This position can roll into the fall if your schedule allows.

Must have working knowledge of: Internet Searches, Gmail, Spreadsheets, Social Media. Optional knowledge (will be using to complete assigned tasks): Advanced Google Searches, Evernote, Trello, Google+ Hangouts, Google Docs, Google Calendar

Your Responsibilities:

  • Manage various communication/outreach support tasks.
  • Online marketing research.
  • Add & organize research data to existing templates.
  • Assist the Producer/Director and Online Campaign Designer with various tasks

To Apply:

1. Please send the following to

  • Your Bio
  • Your Resume/CV
  • Your social media profiles

2. Please include your results from one of the following free online personality tests: Enneagram ( ) or Love Languages ( ).

3. Please include this tag in the subject line of your email: #FilmVA

4. Reference letters are encouraged.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday July 17, 6pm PST

Thank you,

Shawna Cox, Honey Mae
iDream Films

“Curious, engaging, nomadic. Start here – go anywhere.”

iDream Films specializes in small team & solo HD digital film production in urban & remote (outpost, nomadic-bivouac) conditions.

Shawna Cox (aka Canadian Film Girl) is an emerging and award-winning, independent Producer/Director/Writer. Shawna has collaborated with filmmakers in Vancouver, Calgary, New York and Los Angeles & has traveled to over 133 cites in 19 countries world-wide for her films development & production.

With Honey-Mae on board for support, Shawna headed a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, raising over $16,000 to complete a director’s edit of her 1st feature length dramatic film, One Night in Seattle. One Night in Seattle has just pre-screened in New York, launching on it’s 2013/14 film festival tour.

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Posted by on July 11, 2013 in FilmLOG


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Genuis at Work : Quote

“Every activity of man is amazingly complicated, not only that of the genius: but none is a ‘miracle.'” -Friedrich Nietzsche


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Posted by on July 6, 2013 in ShawnaLOG



Playing Poolside in NYC

“do you want to sleep with me?” ~Grace (Room Mate Grace Hotel NYC)

One Night in Seattle - Poolside in NY

One Night in Seattle – Poolside at Grace, NY

Exciting news! My feature film, One Night in Seattle, has been selected as the Showcased Film at the Manhattan Film Festival’s host hotel, the Room Mate Grace Hotel in NYC!

We are in NY for our World Premiere Screening of One Night in Seattle, at the Manhattan Film Festival, and we have been graced with the exclusive, week-long showcase of their pool side preview screening.

A few friends + a few drinks pool side + a poolside screening = another film dream for this Canadian Film Girl, coming true!

Pick up your tix for our World Premiere Screening in NYC this Tuesday, June 25th – with a live Q&A with me, the filmmaker and with Leads, Amelia and Mark – on Screenbooker –> One Night in Seattle World Premiere Tickets Online

Thank you, Room Mate Grace Hotel, NYC!

xoxo Shawna


FreeHugs & Summer Festival Tank Tops

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Hand designed by me for YOU!

Order your FreeHugs & Film Festival Summer Tour Tank Top to help us raise $ for a kick ass PR/Publicity GURU to help us share our film with the WORLD!

Made to Order Men’s Tank on Etsy : Men’s FreeHugs Summer Festival Tank Top

Made to Order Women’s Tank on Etsy: Women’s FreeHugs Summer Festival Tank

follow the #FreeHugs tour on Flickr : #FreeHugs World Tour

follow our film’s World Tour here: One Night in Seattle

Our World Premiere screening is next week, at the Manhattan Film 

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Festival, in NYC! Order your tickets here: One Night in Seattle World Premiere, June 25, 3:15pm

See you all our there in the cafes, on the streets and at the screenings!



World Premiere in NYC + Postcards & Posters!

Our World Premiere in NYC, next week!

the back of the Poster Postcard! Sent to YOU!

the back of the Poster Postcard! Sent to YOU!

Congrats everyone! With the last edit of the film I completed this spring – we garnered a World Premiere in NYC – one of the most renowned film cities in the World! One Night in Seattle, is an official selection of the 2013 Manhattan Film Festival and will be screening our World Premiere in NYC next week, tuesday June 25th at 3:15pm!EVENT LINK

Help us spread the LOVE!

To raise funds for a PR/Publicity Guru to join our team, check out our Film PostCards + Film Poster (designed by me)! Featuring our World Premiere in NYC, made to help NYC and the World find out about our film during the 10 day festival and BEYOND!

LOVE our Film PostCard sent from NYC? 

I will send one, limited edition Film PostCard to you in exchange for a donation to help us raise $ to hire a PR/Publicist for our 2013 festival tour to wrangle up news coverage, interviews and reviews that are so important to the success of micro-budget films like ours!

Get yours in time for delivery from NY! –> Film POSTCARD from NYC

(suggested donation : $25 or more)

LOVE our NYC Film Poster for KEEPS?

Our 2013 MFF, World Premiere Film Poster!

Our 2013 MFF, World Premiere Film Poster!

One limited edition, World Premiere Film Poster, designed and signed by the filmmaker (me), to show up at your doorstep? Same as above, this awesome film poster graces your walls AND helps our awesome film find it’s way around the world!

Grab one and boost our NY state of mind for the festival! –> NYC Film POSTER

(suggested donation : $50 or more)

All other donations can be made via PayPal or Interact e-Transfer. My email is

Film Dreams + Dreamers!

Thanks Again everyone – I never ever thought a little film dream could ever make it so far… Amazing what can happen with a few GREAT believers, friends and family.




2013 Film Festival Poster | concept 3

2013 Film Festival Poster, concept 3 for One Night in Seattle, the feature film.

2013 Film Festival Poster, concept 3 for One Night in Seattle, the feature film.


My rough concept for our 2013 Film Festival Posters for One Night in Seattle, the feature film!

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Posted by on May 17, 2013 in FilmLOG, One Night in Seattle


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Unofficial 2013 Festival Poster – concept 2

2nd concept for our 2013 Film Festival Poster

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