Rush M.D.

Portrait of a Young Man - A Feature Film

A project in Gainesville, FL by Brandon Shenk

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A High School boy's struggle with identity and an eating disorder, as his family attempts to heal past wounds and nurture future hope.
Backers: 267
Average Pledge Per Backer: $150

Funded: $40,008 of $35,000
Dates: Mar 25th -> May 6th (42 days)
Project By: Brandon Shenk
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Latest News


May 6th - via:
Thank you so much to all our supporters for braving the waters with us as we worked our way beyond the break. Hope you continue to follow along through our social media because there's much more to come in making this indie baby. Next stop is... (Read More)


April 29th - via:
WE'RE OVERWHELMINGLY THANKFUL to Jianhao An for offering to sponsor a dollar for dollar matching campaign for the LAST WEEK of our Kickstarter!! ⏳ Starting today through FRIDAY midnight every pledge (or upped pledges) COUNTS AS DOUBLE!!! This could... (Read More)

Associate Producer Sweepstakes Drawing!

April 28th - via:
As part of our countdown at, all pledges -- or upped pledges -- from today until the end of the campaign, will be entered into a sweepstakes drawing to receive associate producer credit! May 6th LIVE, we'll randomly draw one... (Read More)

Slices of Life Interview

April 23rd - via:
This is a fun little exploration we made as a forerunner for the feature film. We're so thankful for you joining our journey at by pledging, or sharing with your loved ones through word of mouth or on social media! πŸ’™ BTW: the... (Read More)


April 20th - via:
In celebration of EASTER WEEKEND, we've got a special sweepstakes πŸ₯šcoming at ya! Anyone who pledges by MONDAY 4/22 NOON PST will get to place their very own pic in our movie. Why? Because I have an undying commitment to Easter egg hunts!Β  Send us... (Read More)

New Co-Producer!

April 9th - via:
It's a real treat to welcome Yu Ying Chien officially to the Portrait of a Young Man team as Co-Producer! She's such a lively, fun person with a great understanding of character and logistics. In truth, she's been consistently working with us over... (Read More)


April 8th - via:
We're doubling up on daily sweepstakes and a dare challenge all this week. Every person who backs this week before Saturday 12am will get the chance to not only possibly win some cool film collectables, but also to vote for one of three dares. Once... (Read More)

πŸ“― PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN Matching Campaign: Day 1 πŸ“―

April 1st - via:
On Friday we posted a video announcing a DARE CHALLENGE for the entirety of this week. Well, something awesome happened!! WE'RE SO SO IMMENSELY GRATEFUL to one generous donor who's willing to back 5,000 dollars!! But only if we're able to get 100 new... (Read More)


March 31st - via:
The first 5 people to back us today get their choice of ONE FREE PROP OR ONE FREE WARDROBE PIECE from our prop/wardrobe book!! So if you've got some friends who might be interested, send them our way at THANK YOU for the... (Read More)

First Day Launch!

March 25th - via:
As a part of our Kickstarter launch all backers who pledge the first three days of the campaign get a PoaYM postcard with a hand-written thank you from the writer/director.  (Read More)

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