#GetDavid2TFS | The Inspiring Story of One Man's Crowdfunding Campaign To Study Film Production at Toronto Film School

And The School's Extraordinary Commitment to Matchfund Every Dollar Raised

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - There was something about David Rawlings that immediately captured the attention of the Toronto Film School, but little did we know just how moving this student's story would turn out to be.

Toronto Film School students are known for their unwavering passion. That is why when the school came across 34-year-old Rawlings's impassioned video and crowdfunding campaign from across the ocean, the decision was made to help Rawlings, who currently teaches in England, live his dream.

"We have many amazing students from all over the world who have unmatched passion for their chosen field of film or acting, fashion or design," said Andrew Subryan, Toronto Film School's Director of Admissions. "But, this is the first time we have seen a possible student from across the pond mount an ambitious crowdfunding campaign with the goal to study Film Production with us."

The Toronto Film School pledged to match the funds Rawlings raised, in the form of a tuition bursary. We announced this to Rawlings via video, capturing his reaction when he learned the news. We shared this and other videos of encouragement with Rawlings and our community over social media and watched as the donations grew and grew.

It wasn't until we decided to make a video about Rawlings to share with our students that we learned his full story of love and loss and the dream of becoming a filmmaker that never wavered. We encourage you to watch Rawlings' story here and follow his crowdfunding campaign at #GetDavid2TFS.

David's crowd funding campaign ends on December 17, 2015. He is halfway to his target and is expected to start classes in January 2016. Pledge to help this passionate Film Maker on Hubbub.

Toronto Film School offers diploma programs designed to prepare students for fulfilling careers in film production, acting, writing, fashion, interior decorating, video game design and development and graphic design. www.torontofilmschool.ca

SOURCE Toronto Film School

Video with caption: "When the Toronto Film School came across a crowdfunding campaign by an eager Englishman across the pond wishing to study Film Production at TFS, they were so moved they decided to match the funds raised in the form of a tuition bursary. This is David Rawlings' story. #GetDavid2TFS". Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1hfdF77Mnw

For further information: we welcome you to contact Erin Hatfield, at ehatfield@yorkvilleu.ca or by calling 416-700-2569

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