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230 adults 104 kids FROM 35 cities 24 states 16 countries TOLD BY 65 comedians 7 celebrities 2 musicians 1 athlete 7 animals

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STORY - For the past three years, my son Miles has been fighting brain cancer. While in the hospital, I asked his schoolmates, doctors, comedians, celebrities and total strangers to tape a joke for him to watch.

Now, as he’s facing a third recurrence, I'm on a quest to get 5,000 people to tape a quick joke or well-wish, to show him he’s not alone in his fight against cancer.

Do you have a joke? CLICK HERE to show Miles you're in his corner.

NO SMALL PLANS - As we attempt to get 5,000 people to tell Miles a joke, we hope to create awareness worldwide and inspire people to go out of their way to tell a joke to someone facing a serious illness. We will soon be reaching out to other kids like Miles.

DOCUMENTARY - Soon, Miles will be visiting National Parks to photograph them. We hope to rally 5,000 jokes before we hit the Redwoods! We will be documenting this journey and Miles’ story of facing adversity with humor. To learn more and how you can support our efforts, CLICK HERE.

Father and son will soon travel to Los Angeles Children's Hospital, where Miles is scheduled to undergo tandem stem-cell replacement - a highly risky and experimental treatment. Along the way, they will interact with friends, strangers, medical professionals, entertainers and other cancer patients who share their belief in the power of humor.

Our film will champion the importance of humor as a coping device used by both patient and caregiver.




To help us share this inspiring story, visit IndieGoGo. Donations help fund our documentary as well as provide the necessary resources to launch our organization and grow our website.

Jokes4Miles is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Jokes4Miles must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

PERKS on our IndieGoGo campaign range from thank you’s and merchandise to producer credits and appearing in the film.

The following filmmakers are helping document Miles' story:

GREG GLIENNA is the creator of the multibillion-dollar franchise, Meet the Parents, starring Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro. He recently directed Relative Strangers, with Academy Award-winner Kathy Bates and Danny DeVito. In addition, Greg scribed A Guy Thing, staring Jason Lee, Julia Stiles and Selma Blair.

T. SEAN SHANNON is an Emmy award-winning writer and director known for the  Bear City shorts he created during his tenure as writing supervisor on Saturday Night Live. He directed the indie feature Harold, starring Academy Award-winner Cuba Gooding Jr., Spencer Breslin and Ally Sheedy.

JOHN OTTERBACHER is a faculty member at Tribeca Flashpoint and owner of Orange Chair Productions. John is an award-winning producer of such films as RiffraffRooftop Wars and the Emmy-nominated television show, Game Time Dine

LEN AUSTREVICH - Miles's Dad, a comedian, writer and filmmaker brings to our project the skills he developed while writing and producing for Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime. As a former comedy club owner, he possesses the needed experience to rally 5,000 Joke tellers!