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My Spirited Sister

A project in New Milford, CT by Cooper Campbell and Paul Rothbart

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A coming of age dramedy that takes sibling rivalry to a new level. One sister has the advantage of being alive, the other a ghost!
Backers: 70
Average Pledge Per Backer: $145

Funded: $10,170 of $10,000
Dates: Jul 19th -> Aug 23rd (36 days)
Project By: Cooper Campbell and Paul Rothbart
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Latest News

Discounted Reward! Executive Producer Credit!

August 23rd - via:
As we are now in the last 3 hours of the campaign, we are offering the coveted Executive Producer credit at a great discount. The EP credit is one of the big ones. You will see your name in the opening titles as well on the film's IMDb page. This was... (Read More)

We're Surging!

August 23rd - via:
We are now 66.5% funded. We've picked up 2 associate producers. The site shows only one more available, but anyone who pledges $1000 will receive the credit, no limit at all. Thank you to all of you. We have 6 hours and we only need $3350. We can do... (Read More)

8 Hours Left

August 23rd - via:
We are now in the final 8 hours of the campaign. If we're going to rally, it has to happen soon. Thanks again to all of our generous backers. We won't let you down. One way or the other, we will get this film made. Indie filmmakers always have a Plan... (Read More)

Thank You to All of Our Backers!

August 22nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Let's Shoot For 50%

August 20th - via:
We're at 42% due a nice rally of pledges today. At 7:59 PM EDT, the 72 hour countdown begins. We would like to hit 50% by midnight if possible. This will put us in a very good position to reach our goal by Friday with continued momentum.  If... (Read More)

Number 1 on Kicktraq

August 20th - via:
For 6 straight days, MY SPIRITED SISTER has been at the top of Kicktraq's hot list for short films. We've also been number 2 on the overall film list for 3 days. (We're just ahead of Spike Lee's project!) This is a good sign as we wrap up the... (Read More)

The Cast has the Script

August 19th - via:
Today the 3 stars of MY SPIRITED SISTER, Emma Skinner, Abbe Skinner and Lauren Abbott received their copies of the script. Rehearsals will soon be scheduled so these talented young ladies can prepare for the amazing performances we know they will... (Read More)

Cooper Campbell and Paul Rothbart in "Isn't It Romantic?"

August 17th - via:
Here a sample of Cooper and Paul's work, a clip from their first film, ISN'T IT ROMANTIC?. This was a true case of multitasking as they co-wrote the script, played the leads, Cooper produced and Paul directed. Enjoy this and remember, we only have 6... (Read More)

Cooper and Paul - TV Interview

August 16th - via:
Back in June, MY SPIRITED SISTER's co-writer/directors, Cooper Campbell and Paul Rothbart did an interview on "A Moment with Jon Francois", WHC-TV in West Hartford, CT. They discussed their backgrounds, how they met and became a team, their first... (Read More)

My Spirited Sister Stars in Isn't It Romantic?

August 15th - via:
Here are the 3 talented young starts of "My Spirited Sister" in the opening scene of Cooper and Paul's last film, "Isn't It Romantic?" Lauren Abbott is in the gray sweater, Abbe Skinner gives the "thumbs up" and Emma Skinner takes the photo of the... (Read More)

Our DP and Editor

August 14th - via:
We are happy to announce that our editor on ISN'T IT ROMANTIC?, Matt Epstein will also be cutting MY SPIRITED SISTER. Matt did a terrific job on our first film and is a great asset to our current production team. Matt has over 20 years of experience... (Read More)

New Member of the Production Team

August 13th - via:
We are very happy to announce that we have added an excellent post production sound mixer to the team, Stephan Matson. Stephan has great experience and a terrific resume. He's worked on the animated series "The Boondocks" as well as projects with Joe... (Read More)

Script Excerpt on the Page

August 13th - via:
We have placed the script excerpt directly on the campaign page to make things easier for our fans and backers.  (Read More)

Script Excerpt!

August 13th - via:
In an effort to give our generous backers, fans and potential backers a better feel for this project we are doing something out of the ordinary. Normally we would not share the screenplay or any part of it before the film is finished, but we have... (Read More)

The Crew is Coming Together

August 12th - via:
As we continue the campaign, we continue to put together the production team that will bring MY SPIRITED SISTER to life. We have our editor, director of photography and sound recordist all in place. We also have our hair and make up artist. That's a... (Read More)

Let's Set a Record!

August 8th - via:
First, we want to thank all of our generous backers for contributing to the project. We jumped out to a very good start and Cooper and I greatly appreciate the support you've shown us. We are now 35% funded and we've reached the middle part of the... (Read More)

The Script is Finished!

August 6th - via:
Cooper and I finished the script for MY SPIRITED SISTER last night. Very exciting. We experienced the common writers' reluctance to write the last scene. It's an interesting phenomenon that Syd Field talks about in his book, "Screenplay: The... (Read More)

Another Weekend Bonus Perk

August 3rd - via:
In addition to the bonus perk we are offering, Jimmy Lloyd, one of our generous contributors is making an offer to the highest bidder of the weekend, by 6 PM EDT Sunday. He will detail your car or move furniture for you, your choice. (Obviously, it... (Read More)

The Script is Nearly Finished

July 31st - via:
In addition to the work they've been putting into the Kickstarter campaign, writer/directors Cooper Campbell and Paul Rothbart have been revising and polishing the script. It will soon be ready to get to our leads and rehearsals will take place in... (Read More)

New Perks!

July 31st - via:
We've added some new perks at the lower pledge levels. First, for just $1, you receive the downloadable, "Amanda's ghost protection pass".  Amanda's ghost is out there, and since we haven't made the film yet, we don't know what she's capable of.... (Read More)


Kicktraq is a great web site that until yesterday, I didn’t know existed. In fact, I didn’t realize that the MY SPIRITED SISTER Kickstarter campaign was listed on the site. It provides statistical analysis on Kickstarter campaigns, using an algorithm to project the final outcome, successfully funded, over funded, or, dare we say it, failing to reach the goal. (Read More)

Special Offer!

July 27th - via:
The campaign is going very well. We're almost to 19% with our current total of $1880. Today, Sunday, July 28, and today only, we are offering an exclusive package. If a backer gets us to $2000 today, he or she will receive, in addition to the... (Read More)

Cooper Campbell and Paul Rothbart Newspaper Interview

July 27th - via:
Here is Cooper Campbell and Paul Rothbart's interview in the Sunday July 28, Pulse section of the Danbury, CT News-Times. Learn more about the filmmaking team that will be guiding MY SPIRITED SISTER to success.  (Read More)

New Videos!

July 25th - via:
Today, Cooper Campbell and Paul Rothbart will be shooting a new promotional video featuring the 3 stars of MY SPIRITED SISTER, as well as an updated video of themselves. Be sure to check back to see these videos and share them with your networks.  (Read More)

15% and Rising

July 25th - via:
A terrific day for MY SPIRITED SISTER on Kickstarter. We've acquired 8 new backers and we're now at almost 16% of our goal. Thank you so much to those of you have pledged and become part of the team. This is a great start, and with 28 days to go, we... (Read More)

Cooper Campbell and Paul Rothbart TV Interview

July 24th - via:
Here is an interview that co-writer/directors Cooper Campbell and Paul Rothbart did the program, "A Moment with Jon Francois" on WHC-TV, West Hartford, CT. They discuss their show business careers, their first film, "Isn't It Romantic?" and their... (Read More)

"Do the Right Thing"

July 22nd - via:
Spike Lee has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his latest film. He's a brilliant filmmaker and we're big fans. We certainly wish him well, but let's face it, he will reach his goal easily. We're asking everyone to "Do the Right Thing" and... (Read More)

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