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ABNORMALLY NORMAL is a Fiscally Sponsored project of IFP MN, a 501(c)(3) non-profit media arts organization. As our fiscal sponsor, IFP MN accepts charitable contributions on behalf of this project and takes responsibility for administering the funds received in support of the development and completion of this project. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you have any questions regarding this Fiscal Sponsorship, please contact Jane Minton, Executive Director, IFP MN, via e-mail at

We appreciate your donations, so Be SURE to scroll down to ABNORMALLY NORMAL Julie Rappaport’s Make A Donation button.

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Make a donation of $25.00+ and receive the E-Book AND the Abnormally Normal demo-pilot downloads FOR FREE as our thank you gift!! You wil receive a Confirmation E-mail including download links within 24 Hours

Make a donation of $250, you will also get a signed paperback version of the book, and signed DVD’s of the first season to be delivered prior to public release.

Make a donation of $1,000, you will also get a walk-on role during the first season, TBD per individual occurrence.

Make a donation of $2,500, you will also get a junior associate producership of the first season.

Make a donation of $5,000, you will also get an associate producership of the first season and a guest appearance in the first season.

  • of $10,000, you will also get a producership with a title in the credits for the first season.

If you wish to donate more than that, contact julie(at)smokinyogi(dot)com for a copy of our Business Plan.

Our goal is to raise $500,000 to supplement payment of expenses involved in producing, editing and marketing of ABNORMALLY NORMAL in order to raise funds for the entire series and feature length film, to be produced upon funds raised. All monies donated to IFP MN on behalf of ABNORMALLY NORMAL will be used to cover pre-production, production, and post-production, as well as marketing, developing and packaging the series for distribution.

IFP MN highly recommends support of ABNORMALLY NORMAL, and urges funders to support this project. If you have any questions regarding this Fiscal Sponsorship, please contact Jane Minton, Executive Director, IFP MN , via e-mail at

AbNormALLyNoRmAL (web-series) originally became a fiscal sponsor for the demo-pilot, "Just Breathe," with a $75,000 cap on fundraising. Scripts for six seasons were drafted, while the first two seasons were given most attention.

The first season of Abnormally Normal consists of 11 episodes, totalling 440 pages of script! Development and pre-production were thoroughly laid out, 28 pieces of original music were produced, and script breakdowns, shooting schedule, special effects and much more have already been accomplished.

When's Executive Director, Jane Minton, was presented with the work completed thus far, she approved a tremendous raise to our fundraising amount--from the original $75,000 on the demo-pilot to $500,000.00 to start the series!!!

At the same time, the Creative Director, Julie Rappaport, had created a viable and profitable sales plan that would not only benefit the investors, but all the cast--AND CREW!!--to receive royalties through advertising sales. Julie had to prove to investors and advertisers/sponsors that the projections of internet TV and movie watching were only going to rise exponentially. In 2007, when was in its infancy, it was hard to convince most that within a few years, it would be rare if someone had not watched some sort of movie, short or long, on or through the internet~~and if they loved it, shared it~virally.

By the end of 2011, all the projections made in the original business plan from 2007/2008 have proven themselves. People watch~and share~movies of any length on their computers, TV's or gameboxes, and even on their smartphones!

Another few too-leading-edge components for this to have manifested in 2007 was-there was no GLEE yet. Some who saw the scripts thought people were not interested in watching musical numbers (other than on American Idol…) And there were others who thought a mom who smokes weed was a disastrous character the world was not ready for… THANK YOU "WEEDS"!!

Now, after being distracted by another movie effort, which landed SMOKIN' YOGI a "BEST" EDUCATIONAL FILM at the Int'l Family Film Festival in LA, CA in 2010 and was viewed across the nation, we are returning to our own beloved project, ABNORMALLY NORMAL. With the technology having proven itself, and internet advertising having risen exponentially in just the last few years, we are ready to re-instigate our efforts.

We sincerely appreciate your donations which will help put dozens of people in the film and music industries to work.

Our upcoming web series, Abnormally Normal, offers ground-breaking sponsorship and product placement opportunities. For information on how to become a sponsor, please contact us at info[at]smokinyogi[dot]com.



Thank you for your time, interest, and willingness to support our projects. We appreciate any and all feedback and comments.


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