We are Greg Lewis, Aaron Laserna and Kevin Himple; a team of aspiring artists and filmmakers working together to create the film “Charm City: The Hope & Strength of a Community”.
In the summer of 2017, we produced a short film and photo series that would be a prelude to a full documentary art film. We traveled throughout Baltimore capturing the city as well as its unique individuals who knew the city best. Our passion to produce an even larger-scale film has brought us to this point.
This film will capture some of the day-to-day lives of the natives of Baltimore. Voices that have had a desire to speak will be heard. Some stories will differ from others in detail, but nonetheless, all will be real. The uniqueness of this film derives from the positive messages it will convey, contrary to the preconceived notions and images that some may associate with Baltimore. The goal of this film is to not only display the extraordinary strength that the city possesses, but also to promote a more unified community. This film will project a feeling of continued hope in a time when perhaps, the city needs it most. There’s no doubt that this project will positively impact those living within and even around the historic city.
We have ambitious goals for this film but we will need every ounce of your help in achieving them. We are humbly asking any and everyone to donate to our project as we desire to raise $10,000 before May 31th, 2018. Our final filming sessions will be held over a 3 month period of time, approximately from June 29th, 2018 and expected to end on August 12th, 2018.
Here is a list of necessities that all donations will fund:
- Arri Alexa Mini Cinema Series Camera Rental Fees
- Camera Stabilizer/Rig System Rental Fees
- Lighting Equipment
- Footage Processing Fees
Every donor will be thanked individually for their contributions in the closing credits as appreciation of their support, and will be gifted with a large print photograph and a certificate of gratitude. With your help we will be prepared to carry out our mission of producing a impactful piece of art.
Thank you in advance!
Greg, Aaron & Kevin
Charm City 2017 Photo Series:
(Colin, Baltimore, 2017)
(No Shoot Zone, York Rd, Baltimore, 2017)
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