'Brown Girls' Production
$7,618 of $7,618 goal
A couple of months ago, Fatimah Asghar approached me with a script she wrote. It was funny, relatable and fiercely intimate. I immediately fell in love with it.
The series follows Leila, a South Asian-American writer just now owning her queerness and her best friend Patricia, a sex-positive Black-American musician who is struggling to commit to anything: job, art or relationships. While the two women come from completely different backgrounds, their friendship is ultimately what they lean on to get through the messiness of their mid-twenties.
Now, more than ever, we are in dire need of more black and brown female voices in the media. The cast is full of talented actors of color. Singer Jamila Woods will be providing music and visual artist Olivia Willoughby is contributing series art.
The crew behind the camera is also filled with queer, feminine, and/or brown artists.
I believe that the production team should reflect, as much as possible, the story they're telling and I'm lucky to have put together a crew that does just that.
We've already secured 60% of our entire budget and we need your help to get the rest.
If you believe that artists from marginalized communities should get more opportunities to create and work, then you have to believe in paying them. These funds will allow everyone to be paid for their time and talents as well as ensure we stay on target to get the trailer out in September and the entire series released by early 2017.
We're currently in the thick of pre-production and we start filming August 2nd. Having the funds by August 13th will put us in a really good place to complete production.
Getting this series completed and out to the world is super important to me. These characters represent people who are so rarely given a platform to explore their layers and complexities as humans.
Fatimah's story is a love letter to brown and black girls and everyone needs to receive it.
Any little bit you give goes a long way (as does sharing the link!).
Thank you thank you thank you!
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All the best,
Here's a few updates as we get closer to launching:
- We're set to premiere on Feb 15th and are hosting viewing parties in various cities around the world including: Chicago, New York, Oakland, London, and Lahore. If you can't make it to a screening, be sure to watch at home and follow us on social media with the hashtag #browngirltv.
-In case you missed it, we shared an exclusive clip with Out Magazine this week from the series. You can find it below!
-Brown Girls has been getting a lot of buzz and that's all because of you! Thank you so much for sharing and retweeting and talking about it-we're so excited for you to see the show.
**As always, this is a super super indie production so if you wanna keep helping us out in post-production (to help pay our editor, colorist, sound mixer as well as helping pay for the Chicago viewing party), we'd appreciate it! Every little bit goes a long way.
All the love,
Brown Girls Crew
Here in Oakland?
Rather, how will we be informed of the release of the trailer and the series itself?
Is there a website where we can follow?