FScars of an Orphanilm about Ukrainian Orphan Launches Funding Campaign

Emmitsburg, MD – November 14, 2016 –

Maryland film producer, Conrad Weaver and a collaboration of award-winning film makers have launched a crowd-funding campaign on to raise development funds for a new film project, Scars of an Orphan. The film will tell the true story of Diana Prykhodko a young orphan girl who survived – yes, even thrived against insurmountable odds.  Diana escaped from her abusive mother only to be left alone, scarred, and hungry on the cold streets of Kiev, Ukraine. But through a series of unlikely events and amazing encounters, she discovered a very different life. Scars of an Orphan will tell her remarkable story.

Weaver and his team hope to raise $25,000 to launch the film project and enable them to begin the process of writing the script, developing the business plan and marketing the movie. People need to see this story. That’s why we’re asking generous donors to partner with us by making a contribution! It’s the most important film project I’ve ever worked on; the film will shock you, inspire you, and motivate you to help orphans around the world.” Weaver and his team believe Diana’s story sheds light on the plight of orphans in Ukraine and around the world, and have committed to donating a portion of the film’s profits to organizations helping orphans.

The film was inspired after Weaver attended the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit in Orlando, FL where Diana told her unbelievable life story to an audience of orphan advocates. Following her talk, Weaver spoke with Diana about the possibility of making a film based on her story, and has since signed a story-rights agreement with her.

logos-verticleWeaver has partnered with two award-wining production companies to produce the film: Panama-based Seedling Media Productions, and Star Wipe Films based in Brookeville, Maryland. “We plan on casting actors from the U.S. and Ukraine to make this a truly international film. Our goal is to produce a movie that garners national and international attention via worldwide theatrical distribution. This story simply must be told”, says Weaver. He hopes to begin production in the Fall of 2017.

The IndieGoGo campaign launched on November 13, and will run for a month. Visit the campaign page at to learn more about the film and to make a donation. Donation perks provide many opportunities to be a part of the production.

Weaver is the executive producer on the film project and can be reached for comment, interviews, and other media inquiries at 301-606-7794, or via email:, or Twitter: @conjostudios

Conrad Weaver, Executive Producer
ConjoStudios, LLC
343 Mountaineers Way
Emmitsburg, MD 21727