The unique aspect of this movie is that it’s being financed with charity donations, and all proceeds which result from these funds will go back to charitable institutions and foundations that work for the poor, the sick and abandoned or handicapped children.
To finance this charity, The Zariya Foundation was created in 2010 in Switzerland, followed by the Zariya Trust in India, and by a tax exemption scheme in the US. They intend to raise $ 4 Mio. to finance this major motion picture based on the vision and key messages of Mother Teresa.
We invite 200 people around the world donating $ 20’000 to cover the total cost of $ 4 Mio. to make the film. Smaller donations are, of course, welcome. Swiss and U.S. donors will benefit from tax exemption in their country.
A few individuals (5-10 people) are expected to donate a bigger amount as they have already pronounced their interest and support.
All donors can choose from the 3 different methods to pay or guarantee the agreed amounts:
Zariya Foundation-Konto: Credit Suisse AG, 8070 Zürich
IBAN: CH02 0483 5160 1252 0100 0
Les Films du Lotus (Sàrl) in Switzerland and Curry Western Movies (Pvt Ltd) in India are the film production companies, both directed by Kamal Musale that will ensure that the movie is produced with the highest quality. Apart from a 2 weeks shoot in London, the film is mainly produced in India, both companies ensuring a world-class result thanks to lower production costs and know-how.
Les Films du Lotus is a 25-year old Swiss production company that focuses on development and co-production of English-language feature films co-produced with European, UK, Canadian, US & Indian partners. It has produced before about a dozen films for European broadcasters:
Together they have co-produced the feature “Curry Western”, aka Sanyasi) (for a release in 2019) with Les Films du Lotus / Louise Productions (Switzerland) and Flick The Switch (UK), for a 2 m $ budget. Previously they made “Bumbai Bird” (a low-budget feature in festivals now) with Les Films du Lotus (Switzerland), for a 300’000 $ budget. They co-produced “Millions Can Walk” (with Reck Productions Switzerland), a feature documentary released in 2015, for a 600’000 $ budget (released in cinemas in Switzerland and Germany).
Kavita & Teresa is their next feature project, in coproduction with the Zariya Foundation.