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I run a small company in Reading, England called G&H Media LTD. Over a year ago a bright eyed, kind 14 year old boy contacted us asking if he could help us with any video projects we may have. We didn't actually offer that service but asked for an example of his work.
His name is Matt Goff and we were blown away....
Over the last 12 months we have seen Matt develop his films through the opportunities we have given him. We have given him his own projects, we have paid him for his work and we have put other people in touch with him but what Matt really needs is a new computer.... What do you need?
I am trying to raise £1000, for Matt, for a brand new computer which we would like to give to him in May for his 16th birthday. In two years, Matt will be applying to the National Television and Film School
one of the best schools in the world. In order for him to be awarded a scholarship he needs to prove his talent and flair for videos. Something which can only be done with a good computer.
Matt's current computer is a 32bit Packard Bell from 7 years ago. It has 1GB Ram and is a cluster of external hard drives because it's 150GB HDD isn't big enough. It takes literally hours and hours and hours to render a 5 minute HD Video. Why can't Matt save up for one if he is working?
Matt's ambition for the last 4 years has been to go to the National Television and Film School
he has been saving any money he gets with no consideration to how it affects him socially. The tuition fee is £10,000 per year which a normal UK student loan wouldn't cover you for.
We as a company are trying to do our best to sponsor Matt in everything he does but we really need your help as well. We will be contributing Adobe CS6 Production for his new computer (£1500), people have said "Why don't you just pirate it and use that money for the computer?".
Well, we believe that the support and access to people and resources he will have as a legitimate copy will far outweigh the benefit of a pirate copy. Why does Matt deserve this?
Matt has true raw talent and even others have noticed it: Co-Op Film Awards
Even film institutes have noticed his talent: The Film and Video Institute
He has helped others when they were in need:Theresa and Geoff's Wedding
He has even done things for free: Kingston University Snow Sports Teaser
He is a focused youth who would rather spend time making videos with friends and family than drink or smoke. If you met Matt you would grow as attached to him as the rest of us have.
There is more information available on our IndieGoGo page: http://igg.me/at/supportourfuture/x/2689767 If we go over our target we will be turning to our contributors to help us decide what other crowd sourcing projects we should fund with the remaining money. There are loads of worthy causes out there and I don't think it is fair for Matt to be the only person to benefit from other peoples generosity