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Applause for a Cause Presents: The Helsings

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
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Project ended on November 02, at 12:59 AM EDT
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Applause for a Cause Presents: The Helsings

Applause for a Cause is a student philanthropic production organization that writes, produces, directs, edits, and premieres a feature-length film each year. The proceeds from our films' screenings are then donated to that year’s selected Chicago-based charity. It is our mission to use our love of filmmaking to make a difference in our local community. Past films have been a huge success, including last year's production, "Dead Tongues", which is now participating in film festivals around the country. 

This year, we have chosen to produce "The Helsings" written by Northwestern student Taylor Beck. The proceeds from the red carpet premiere of the film will be donated to Apna Ghar, a social services nonprofit that provides services and advocates across immigrant communities to end gender violence.

To produce "The Helsings", we need all the help we can get! Simple tasks such as acquiring costumes, paying actors a fair wage, and upgrading our old and broken equipment are difficult to achieve without the necessary resources. With your help, Applause for a Cause can make a great film for a great cause!

To learn more about our organization and our beneficiary, please visit our website at

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Gaffer Tape

Buys us 2 packs of gaffer tape, an absolute staple for film sets!


Special Effects Makeup

Buys us the makeup and tools needed to create life-like special effects!



Buys one costume for an actor!


Rent a Location

For sets that can't be built or used for free, help us rent it for a day!


Help Build a Set

Provides us the resources to build a set design for one of our locations!


Pay for an Actor

Allows us to fairly compensate an actor for one full weekend of work!


Upgrade our Sound Equipment

Upgrades our sound equipment, which will not only improve our own film, but also help future generations of Applause!


Upgrade our Lighting Equipment

Upgrades our lighting equipment, which will not only improve this year’s film, but also help future generations of Applause!

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