Running Across America For Film

Hi my name is Adrian Jackson and I am the owner of a film/video production company called Black Forest Films. I have been filming since 2007 and this art form has grown into a passion. I graduated from The Art Institute Of Charlotte for film and video production in Dec. 2014. At school, I learned and focused on directing and producing among other things. Now after graduating, everything I do is dedicated to fulfilling my filmmaking dreams.

Before there was film, the only passion in my life was running. I competed in track and cross country training day in and day out to be the best. Since I still run, the brillant idea popped in my head to combine my two loves, filmmaking and running, in order to advance in my film career. I believe that to accomplish unbelievable dreams you have to do unbelievable things.

I want to shake the world with my Ideas!

After my track/cross country career ended, there was an emptiness inside me and film was the only thing that filled that void. Film allows me to express what I feel in a creative way. When starting a business, everyone knows the beginning is going to be a very, very bumpy road with struggles, set backs, and multiple challenges. Everything in the entire world first started with an idea. In my opinion,  your ideas, your imagination, and your vision are the most important things you can have. Knowing that I have the opportunity to create the next film dynasty similar to the great Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox keeps me motivated and increases my drive to succeed. A motto I live by is, "Treat the people around you like gold because they're the ones who determine your success. The more people you help, the more successful you become."

The time to take action is now, not later. You can think of the perfect plan and how to execute it all day, but if you never take that first step, your plan is nothing more than organized thoughts.

So this is my objective ...

I plan to run across America from the Carolinas to California which is around 2, 300 miles. Running an average of 30 miles a day, this run will take about 3 months to complete. I'll also be creating a documentry of the run as well as streaming this event live.

Key Messages

1. Your brain is a powerful thing. Use it. You can do anything if you put your mind to it.

2. Raising awareness for the need of film in the Carolinas.

3. If a person truly wants something, they will go through anything to get it.

4. Your success is measured by the size of your dream.

What Funders Get Out Of This

Funders that give a donation of more than $20 will all receive a hard copy of the documentary. A list of perks can be found at the bottom of this campaign and on Perks include promotional opportunities for brands and businesses.

I am reaching out to all companies, organzations, small business owners, friends, family and anyone who has ever had a dream! Donate to this campaign, because you are the ones I will be helping the most by default. Just think about all the money that is spent on a film, such as paying the crew and the actors, buying props, buying wordrobe, renting out locations, renting film equipment, renting trucks for the equipment, buying gas for the trucks, and let's not forget about food for the whole production. These things will potentially be bought from your companies. Helping the different art forms (film especially) in your cities is one of the best ways to grow your economy.


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Adrian Jackson 
Fort Mill, SC
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