"Behind Church Doors"

This GoFundMe campaign is to raise production funds for pre-production scheduling, talent and crew commitments, publicity, analogue recording, and other essential pre-production activities. A preliminary budget can be viewed at the end of this description.

“Behind Church Doors” is a digital feature motion picture, a story of forgiveness, by Christians, about Christians, and for Christians.  Although it features some very comedic moments, there is nothing to joke about when it comes to the Word of God. With this movie, we seek to show the world what Christ’s church is all about – service, study, obedience to the Gospel, and living faithfully. With a pitch trailer in the can, Behind Church Doors Productions can begin to share with the world its vision for this new Christian movie.

Behind Church Doors Productions (BCDP) is managed by the team of Tracy L.F. Worley, Executive Producer, and Sylvia Brown-Roberts, Co-Executive Producer and author of the fiction novel on which the movie is based. In the past six months, BCDP has completed a pitch trailer (take a look at it here) that depicts the premise, approach, and idea for the movie. In the next 18 months, BCDP expects to begin principal photography, on the following tentative schedule:

Production fundraising: March - May 2019 (phase two); June - August 2019 (phase three)
Pre-production: September 2019 - March 2020
Production: April - June 2020

This is an exciting time in Christian film making. According to advocacy group Faith Driven Consumer, 17% of Americans make purchasing decisions primarily based on their religious beliefs. That includes motion pictures and theater. The key to successful motion pictures is that the motion picture directors pay more attention to their core, or target, audience. Our plan is to emphasize substance over form. Behind Church Doors Productions will make an original, distinctive motion picture that is entertaining and uniquely true to God’s word.

The Christian motion picture market has grown exponentially is recent years, and “Behind Church Doors” deals with some heavy topics, giving the viewer a lighthearted peak into living obediently to the commands of Christ. The movie cuts a wide swath through the Christian cinema market. It combines comedy with spiritual edification with the consequences of our decisions.

Support Levels:

Pledge $5 -$49
Shout-Out Dollar Edition!

BE A PART OF THE STORY! We will write your name into the script and give you a shout-out in the credits. Every dollar counts -- and we thank you for your support!
ESTIMATED DELIVERY - Dec 2020

Pledge $50-$100
Associate Producer Credit
Will receive Associate Producer credit on the motion picture at delivery, and a copy of the motion picture once full production is complete.
ESTIMATED DELIVERY - Dec 2020

Pledge $101-$499
Assistant Producer Credit
Will receive Associate Producer credit on the motion picture at delivery; also, a copy of the motion picture, and 2 passes to the premiere showing once full production is complete.
ESTIMATED DELIVERY - Dec 2020

Pledge $500-$749
Producer Credit
Will receive Producer credit on the motion picture at delivery and a cameo role in the movie; also, a copy of the motion picture, and 4 passes to the premiere showing
ESTIMATED DELIVERY - Dec 2020

Pledge $750-$4,999
Executive Producer Credit
Will receive Executive Producer credit on the motion picture at delivery and a cameo speaking role in the movie; also, a copy of the motion picture, 6 passes to the premiere showing, and 2 passes to wrap party and other special events
ESTIMATED DELIVERY - Dec 2020


Associate Producers:

Ella Claiborne * Joyce Trotman-Jordan * Kevin G. Jordan * Catherine Wood

Sarah Bradley * Helen Davis * Renee Wair  * Edna Burney

Michele Woods * Anthony Roberts * Joanne Boyce * Sharon Johnson * Raymond Brown

Loretta Caston * Elaine Conner * Melissa Evans-Brown * Linda Martin * Diann Singletary 

Floyd Singletary * Michael A. Brown * Rhonda Brown * Gloria Tunstall * Pamela Washington

Michele Sasser * Antoine Jules * Brian Peters * Jo Ann Scipio * Sheila Waldron

Bishop C.V. Singletary * Pat Korp * Estelle Williams * Andrew Kennedy


Assistant Producers:

Reuben Bradley * Herbert Gaymon * Helen Davis * Peggy Brown ^Raymond Brown * DST Documemt Review & Management Committee


Co-Producers:


Tasha Lister


Co-Executive Producers:

Mary Brown 



Preliminary Budget:

I. PRE-PRODUCTION   

Production Manager   45.00    60.0    2,700.00       

Publicity Package   1,200.00    1.0    1,200.00       

Research, Storyboard   45.00    25.0    1,125.00       

Analog Recording   250.00    8.0    2,000.00       

Insurance   1,475.00    1.0    1,475.00       

Subtotal    8,500.00 

II. PRODUCTION 

Subtotal    127,820.00

III. POST-PRODUCTION

Subtotal    37,751.50

IV. CONTINGENCY

Subtotal    17,307.15

GRAND TOTAL   191,378.65


Risks and challenges:

Although there is no boilerplate for making a successful motion picture, the Production Team’s chances are increased with a strong story and the right elements, meaning the right director and cast and other creative people involved. Being able to greenlight our own product, with the support of donors, allows the production team to make a quality movie without interference from outsiders.

The motion picture industry is highly speculative and inherently risky. There can be no assurance of the economic success of any motion picture, since the revenues derived from the production and distribution of a motion picture depend primarily upon its acceptance by the public, which cannot be predicted. The commercial success of a motion picture also depends upon the quality and acceptance of other competing motion pictures released into the marketplace at or near the same time, general economic factors and other tangible and intangible factors, all of which can change and cannot be predicted with certainty.

However, to minimize this risk, management plans to participate as much as possible throughout the process and will aim to mitigate financial risks where possible. Fulfilling this goal depends on the timing of financing, the ability to obtain distribution contracts with satisfactory terms, the receipt of completion bonding, and the continued participation of the current management.


A message from the Executive Producers:

We are raising production funds to complete the trailer for "Behind Church Doors," a movie for Christians and the world, by Christians — a story of love and forgiveness.  Behind Church Doors Productions will benefit from this campaign and the funds will be used to produce the movie.  This support will mean that the executive producers can shoot the entire movie, shop it to film festivals, and solicit distribution.  If you are interested in investment opportunities, inbox us at behindchurchdoors@gmail.com. We will be eternally grateful for your support.

~Sylvia and Tracy, co-executive producers34455802_1542051796617628_r.jpeg

Donations

  • Andrea Lorick 
    • $200 
    • 4 mos
  • Sandra Parker 
    • $120 
    • 5 mos
  • Peggy Brown 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Linda Haley 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Joyce Trotman-jordan 
    • $100 
    • 11 mos

Organizer 

Tracy Worley 
Organizer
Edgewood, MD
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