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Project ended on February 14, at 12:00 PM PST
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Sunday - CSUN Senior Thesis TV Pilot

Welcome to the fundraising campaign for the CSUN Senior Thesis TV Pilot, Sunday!

The Story

Sunday is about three sisters, Stella, Marie, and Susan, and their large, extended family that joins together every week for “Sunday dinner”. The oldest sister, Stella, is all about image and she lives for drama. When she gets engaged to her fiancé, Rick, she plans to make a big announcement at Sunday dinner and make the night all about her. Stella’s night quickly goes awry when Marie shares that her new boyfriend, Simon, will be joining the family for dinner and meeting everyone for the first time. Marie’s ex-boyfriend, Jeff, also makes a surprise appearance at dinner after he was mistakenly invited by Rick. Just as Stella is struggling to bring the attention back to herself, Susan reveals that Marie is pregnant, officially ruining Stella’s big night.

The show revolves around central themes of family and communication. Sunday dinner is always growing. New people get added each week and some people leave, but what is constant is the gathering of people every week for the same meal. Sunday feels relatable to any audience; whether or not they have a big family of their own, because of the whacky and engaging cast and the real-life scenarios they experience. 

What Your Donation is For 

This TV Pilot would not be possible without your donations! We appreciate all donations made! The money you contribute to this Pilot will be used in all stages of production including:

- Camera and Lighting: Rentals for camera package, lighting equipment, grip equipment, grip truck, ect. 

- Sound: Rental for sound equipment, sound cart, ect. 

- Locations: Acquiring insurance, permits, transportation, parking, ect. 

- Art Department: Production design, props, set decoration, wardrobe, hair, makeup, ect. 

- Catering and Craft Services: To provide our cast and crew meals, snacks, and beverages. 

- Covid Safety: PPE for all cast and crew members, cleaning supplies, masks, face shields, and Covid Testing, ect. 

- Post Production: Hard drives, color correction, editing equipment, ect.

How We Plan On Keeping Everyone Safe

Given the large amount of cast and crew needed for this production, safety against COVID-19 is our biggest concern. Everyone on set will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID test within the last 48 hours. All crew members will be required to wear appropriate PPE during the production. We will continue to monitor county, state, and federal mandates as well as industry mandates. We will be providing COVID-19 Rapid Testing, sanitization products, and PPE.

Other Ways To Show Support

We understand that donations may not be feasible for everyone! Another big way to show support is following us on social media and regularly checking our website for any announcements and updates. Another way to show support is sharing our donation page and social media page!

Sunday Instagram Link          Sunday Website Link

Our Crew 

Director/Showrunner/Writer - Carlie Rae Chaussee 

Producer - Lidia Beck 

Writer - Zach Aldas 

Director of Photography - Anthony Freyre and Javier Sanchez 

Production Designer - Serene Al-Tayab 

Editor - Ian Koltenuk 

Sound - Martin Vivanco

Thank You For Your Support

We would like to thank you for your interest in our project and taking this time to look through our fundraising page! We wouldn’t be able to do this project without your support. We look forward to sharing the final product with you! 

If you have any questions or comments regarding our project, please reach out to our producer. 

Lidia Beck, Producer

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Instagram Shoutout

For this tier, you will get an Instagram shoutout on our Instagram page!


Personalized Thank You Letter

For this tier, you will receive a personalized letter of thanks for your donation that will be sent to your home! (Includes all previous levels)


Mailed BTS Photo

For this tier, you will receive a print of a behind-the-scenes photo of our production, delivered to your home! (Includes all previous levels)


BTS Video

For this tier, you will receive digital access to our behind-the-scenes video that brings you along on our journey in making this film! (Includes all previous levels)


Signed Script

For this tier, you will receive a signed full copy of the original script! (includes all previous tiers)


Signed Poster

For this tier, you will receive a signed movie poster (includes all previous tiers)


Special Thanks

For this tier, your name will be listed in the "Special Thanks" section of the credits of "Sunday" (Includes all previous levels)


Executive Producer Credit

For this tier, you will be credited as an "Executive Producer" in the credits of "Sunday"! (Includes all previous levels)


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You'd be doing us a huge favor by funding the whole project! (Includes all previous levels)

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