I am fundraising for my upcoming Graduate thesis film project at Howard University. It is a short film that will be in production in Early Summer 2018 and premiere in Late Summer/Early Fall 2018. Please watch the campaign video above before scrolling down further to the bottom of this page to gain more information.
My Sincerest thanks,
*Mock Up Image of Film
Although the title is still a working one, the name I am thinking of for my film is "Double Entendre."
This short film is about a young, Black activist named Brian, who is leading the charge against inner city violence in the wake of his older brother's death a year prior. When this painful past experience resurfaces, he must make a decision that will change his life for better or for worse.
Who will this film benefit?
I believe this short film will continue the national dialogue around the role Blacks play in restoring peace to our low income urban communities that wrestle with crime and murder.
What will the funds be used for?
The cast and crew that I am currently assembling will use the funds raised to take "Double Entendre" to the next level of production. From your wonderful generosity, we will be able to turn "Double Entendre" into the artistic and inspiring film we always hoped it to be.
Your funds will go toward:
- Director of Photography
- Assistant Director
- Sound Engineer
- Film equipment
- Cast and Crew
- Shooting locations
- Artwork & art direction
- Craft services
Thank you so much for helping "Double Entendre" come to life. Every donation will not only go toward making "Double Entendre" a success, but it also supports Blacks in film, like myself, and helps raise the importance and power of self-awareness for people of color.
And if THAT's not a good enough reason to donate, check out these "not too bad" incentives!
$25: Shout out on social media
$50: Special thank you on screen
$100: Invitation to the screening of "Double Entendre"
$200: All of the above + Private reception before screening.
$500: All of the above and invitation on the set.
$1000: All of the above + Producer credit
Most importantly, I'd like you to support by spreading the word about this film. These donation-based incentives may not appeal to you. That's ok.
I know each and every one of you all have influence.
Please share this link with your network -- your family, your friends, your coworkers -- anyone in your circle.
I appreciate whatever you can give to make this film a reality. Thank you.
- Tremeshia Ellis
- Joshua Jenkins
- Tondalaya Hampton
- Ryan Florence
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