Your donations are instrumental to making this film a reality. 

Any contribution is greatly appreciated. 

Fundraising Deadline: Feb. 13 2018

Shooting Date: Apr. 9 - 18 2018

Funds will help pay for the following costs:

  • Camera and Equipment Rental

  • Location Fees

  • Catering and Craft Services

  • Transportation

  • Production Design, Wardrobe, Hair and Make Up

  • Visual Effects


Cityscape at night


The American Film Institute is a Government recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization, and holds tax exempt status. Donations made toward “Moth” may be tax deductible under Section 170 of the U.S. Tax Code. A letter of acknowledgement from AFI will be sent for all contributions.


Help comes in many forms.
We will gratefully accept any in-kind donations to our film - and you will make the credits!
Please contact us and let us know how you can help. 

We'll gladly accept any of following:

Filming Locations (Houses, Venues, Offices, Soundstages)
Equipment (Camera, Grip, Lighting)
Art Department & Construction Supplies

Visual Effects
Color Correction
Sound Mixing
Music Composing
Craft Services/Catering
Picture Vehicles


Donations of certain levels will receive a special credit at the end of the film:

[ Benefactor ] $100 - $499
[ Partner ] $500 - $999
[ Sponsor ] $1,000 - $4,999
[ Executive Producer ] $5,000 - $10,000


Many companies will match donations made by their employees to non-profit charitable institutions. This can DOUBLE your donation. Your Human Resources Department will be able to inform you if your employer offers this benefit. If so, please select the “My company will match my gift” on the AFI Web Donation Portal. Please contact us for additional help.




  • Support us on Paypal! 


  • Make a donation to our Venmo account! @mothafi

    • Please make your payment private and include your name and contact email in the comment section.

By Mail

  • Make check payable to ‘American Film Institute’

  • Note ‘Moth 1821’ in the check memo

  • Mail to: Thesis #1821, Moth, C/O American Film Institute, 2021 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

  • Please include a return address with the check so AFI can send a letter acknowledging the donation

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