Help us make a film about an older Anne Frank!

Ruth's A Project of Shorts

The script for Ruth's was chosen as an official selection at the Back in the Box competition. It was also an official selection of the NYC Independent Film Festival (where it was a part of a reading event,) a nominee at the Toronto International Film and Video Awards, a semi-finalist at the Eurovision Palermo Film Festival in Italy, and more. This goes to show that there's anticipation for the story to be told before it has even been produced.

The film follows a family's visit to their grandmother's house for a Seder during Passover. Later that night the granddaughter catches her grandma watching a news story about recently discovered facts regarding Anne Frank's death, and confronts her about something she had suspected for years – that her grandma is Anne Frank.

The story is inspired by an official study by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. We contacted them and they, too are eager to help, calling the story daring and interesting.

More about the filmmaker:

Chen Drachman (producer, screenplay, actress) is an Israeli-American. She has been living in NYC for seven years and became a permanent resident through an application of excellence in the field of production. Chen is an actress and a writer with scripts that have been both finalists and official selections in festivals throughout the United States and Canada. She was a film and TV major in Israel (graduated with honors) and an acting major in NYC.

The story of Ruth's is especially relevant to Chen who is third generation to holocaust survivors. She would love the chance to bring this "what if" story to life, and to encourage the viewers to have a meaningful conversation about the themes, to read and research more about the holocaust and stories of survivors.

The project is fiscally sponsored by From the Heart, a non-profit, so all donations are tax-deductible!

For any questions and additional info, email contact@chendrachman.com

Chen's website: www.chendrachman.com

Ruth's website: https://ruthsfilm.wixsite.com/ruths

Please join us and help us bring this story to the big screen!

Thank you!

$3,720 Raised
12% towards $30,000 Goal

Supported by 45 Donations:

  • Bella T.
    I Gave $50
  • Dovi S.
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $25
    Good luck!
  • Adva  K.
    I Gave $50
    Good luck! We beleive in you. #teamM
  • Stephanie S.
    I Gave $10
    This little bit of help goes to this writer who gave me a rollercoaster of emotions with her fanfic story. Good luck with your project.
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  • Tal  F.
    I Gave $50
    Good luck!!! :-)
  • Anonymous
    I Gave $1,000
    Argentinian donation
  • Carolyn S.
    I Gave $100
    I believe in you and the work you do. Good luck with this project and all the others to come. Looking forward to this.
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    Anonymous
    good luck & <3, I+M (+O)
  • Erez C.
    I Gave $100
    Chen, Good luck girl
  • Omri D.
    I Gave $20
    Good luck, this sounds awesome!
  • Fran M.
    I Gave $20
    ¡Ánimo, Chen! Todo mi apoyo y mis mejores deseos desde España. Eres una gran artista.
  • sarit f.
    Remember you as a baby...hope you will be able to give birth to this baby..
  • Tom Y.
    I Gave $250
    You are an inspiration. Knock em dead, girl.
  • Amit N.
    I Gave $10
  • James  D.
    I Gave $20
  • Nir A.
    I Gave $20
    Good luck. Hope you reach the target
  • Yaron I.
    I Gave $10
  • Simon S.
    I Gave $25
  • Noy Hilda D.
    I Gave $25
    Good luch Cheni :-) <3
  • Michal A.
    I Gave $10
    Good luck!!!
  • Claire L.
    I Gave $50
    I really hope this gets made!! Xx
  • Kara M.
    The Millers
  • Rosario P.
    I Gave $25
    Good luck!!!
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $100
    Good luck!
  • Jennifer R.
    I Gave $500