FAWK It Up! - FAWK Film Campaign

$2,011 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 7 months
Created April 24, 2018
Is a kiss between soul mates just a kiss or a stepping stone to something more?

It's  "Brown Sugar" meets "What If" for a new generation.

Why should you give a F.A.W.K.?

We shall answer this by first asking a question: How many films do you know that highlight genuine, true-blue friendship between the opposite sex, that does not derive from a sexual past or sexual tension? How many of those films highlight Black friendships like so? That's where we started.

Teamed up to bring to you a new kind of classic romance-comedy, we aim to challenge the traditional question:

Can men and women be "just friends" (platonically), or is the foundation these relationships are built on just deeper desire uncharted?

FAWK paints a truth that friendships between men and women can thrive organically, without having to explore romantic possibilities, first. It allows us to see what transpires between kindred-spirits when they express, for the first time, what they themselves are discovering in real-time.

Created, written, directed and filmed by women - and people of many shades of brown - FAWK proves that stories of the Black experience are not monolithic; but colorful, varied and nuanced. Here is a community of people who pulled together to bring the vision of one to life. Though it is relatively easy, these days, to pick up a camera and go, it takes a certain kind of commitment to bring together a crew of like-passioned individuals who are invested in quality of story and product. That is what we were able to accomplish and what we are seeking to continue.

Meet the F.A.W.K. Squad:


Writer/Creator/Exec. Producer: Monique A. Robinson

Executive Producer/Creative Collaborator: Donnell E. Smith

Producer/Creative Collaborator: Kalif Troy

Director: Bonnie Dennis

Assistant Director: J Ashlee Brady

Director of Photography: Danielle Earle

Still Photography: Andrew Mansangkay

Gaffer: Walid Alhamdy

Key Grip/Best Boy: John Patrick Marius

Production/ Costume Designer: Grace Wolcott

Assistant Production Design: Dabney Rauh

Production Sound Mixer: Thomas Wynn

Make-up Artist: Jeanna Paredes

Production Assistants: Mahasiah Blaise & Kwam Green

Catering & Craft Services: Juice Henderson

Music by: The Something - Yamileh "Yamie" Barnett; James "General Heat" Bogans, and Kenneth Paryo


Jordan (Jo):  Monique A. Robinson

Terrence (Terry): Donnell E. Smith


The FAWK team has just wrapped production and are now fox trotting into the realm of post and we need  YOUR HELP! Your vital contributions will enable us to complete our post-production process within the next four (4) weeks.  The contributed funds will cover:

* Editing; Sound; Grading
* Original Score
* Festival Submissions 
* Marketing and Press Kits
*Social Media Marketing


Bringing FAWK  to life has been one extraordinary experience of a lifetime that we wish to share with our audience.  Will you help get the magic of this film across the finish line? Any contribution  from the heart would help FAWK, tremendously. On behalf of our entire production team, we would like to thank you for your love and your support, and welcome you to the FAWKing family!

How Else Can You Help?

If you are unable to make a monetary contribution at this time, please share our campaign and video with everyone you know.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

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We have hit the 2k mark and are thrilled to share our new trailer!!!
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Just because we see how much you are giving a FAWK we are extending our campaign for three more weeks to make that 5k! Help us secure the bag and reach our goal
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FAWK It Up! donations of $50 or more will receive a digital drop, shouting the contributor out and thanking them for their Love & support. Our very first contributor - who also happened to donate at the $50 level - is Ashley D. Kelley. Thank you, Ashley! Stayed tuned for more to come!
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GREAT NEWS! We have an Editor for FAWK and are in the process of working toward a deal. Please help us solidify this deal and share our campaign efforts with family and friends. The dream is manifesting and we're sooo close to $1,000 already!
When the right call comes...
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