Wine Diamonds Film

$2,225 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 29 months
Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America's Heartland™  is a feature length independent documentary film about the struggles and opportunities of creating a new wine region in the upper Midwest. 

We began filming in July 2014 and for the past 18 months we've driven more than 3,000 miles, filmed in four states (IA, IL, MN & WI), interviewed more than 200 wine industry people, and catalogued more than 100 hours of interview footage.

Right now we are in the final stages of editing the movie and need your help.  This last phase is a time consuming and expensive stage.  We need to raise several thousand dollars to help us pay for the movie soundtrack composition and production, entry into film festival competitions (to help us get picked up by a national distributor), and attendance at film festivals across the country.

We're at a critical point right now and need your help today.  Your help means so much to our successful completion and if every local wine lover (or fan of independent film) gave $10 we'd be well on our way to achieving our goal of making a beautifully filmed and compelling story.

Your donation will help us tell this important wine story.  Please give now. 

Watch: Wine Diamonds Movie Trailer
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We're in the final days of editing. Our Art Director is working on the last graphics and animations; our Soundtrack Composer is busy on making the music; and Kirk and I are tweaking on edits, adding b-roll, making the film flow smoothly.

Our film will be showing, as a specials screening, at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on Saturday, April 23 (2-4pm) with a pre/post screening wine tasting and a panel discussion.

TICKETS are going fast -- get yours now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/julien-dubuque-international-film-festival-tickets-18964734030

Please share this with your wine and independent film friends! Thank you ~Brad
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The Wine Diamonds team is excited and proud to announce our documentary film “Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America’s Heartland” has been chosen as an Official Selection at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival and we’ll be showing a “special screening” on Saturday, April 23 (2-4pm) at the Dubuque Museum of Art (Dubuque, IA).

Wine Diamonds is a feature-length documentary film about the struggles and opportunities of building a new wine region.

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival is one of the most important independent film festivals in the Midwest and we are thrilled to be a small part of this big event! Not only is this film festival in our home state and smack-dab right in the middle of where we filmed (Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin), but this event brings in film distributors and buyers and if we can dream big – this is where it begins!

Showing Location: Dubuque Museum of Art - http://dbqart.com/
Time: Saturday, April 23 (2-4pm)
Activities: Pre/post wine tasting and Panel Discussion
Tickets: Julien Dubuque International Film Festival - http://julienfilmfest.com/tickets.html
Wine Diamonds Website: http://winediamondsfilm.com/

We hope you can join us and let me know if you can?

Cheers,
Brad Johnson, Producer
Official Selection to JDIFF
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Hello Wine Friends! Kirk and I (Brad) are editing this morning and making slow, but steady, progress. This is the part where we add "B-Roll" - the cut-away shots where you see what's happening when the person on the screen is talking. It's super-important and really adds so much to the quality of the film. Tomorrow we are planning to shoot the narration of the film with our narrator, Lauren Chalupski-Cannon! Super-excited!

We're so close to reaching a milestone - the $2,000 mark. Only $60 away! Please help us toward our larger goal of $10,000 by making your donation today!

At Chankaska Creek Ranch and Vineyard
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Hey Friends! We're only $160 away from breaking the $2,000 barrier. So close! You can help us make movie history by making a donation right now. Every dollar helps. Thank you!
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Raised by 31 people in 29 months
Created February 29, 2016
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Vickie Wysokinski
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We support Wine Diamonds in Michigan -- Rudbeckia Winery.

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David Harwood
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Looking forward to viewing the finished product with a glass of my favorite wine! David and Susan Harwood Prairie Coteau Wines and Vines Lake Park, IA

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Ken Groninga
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Eagle City Winery supports the Wine Diamonds documentary.

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