Let's Bring "She Did That." To Life
What drives Black women to turn their obstacles into opportunities and passions into profit? Renae Bluitt's first cinematic project, "She Did That." seeks to answer this question with the goal of inspiring the next generation of change agents.
"She Did That." is a documentary that elevates the conversation surrounding Black women and entrepreneurship. The film offers a close look inside the lives of four successful entrepreneurs — their legacy, struggles, and triumphs. "She Did That." is poised to change lives, elevate minds, and serve as inspiration for young girls who need to see what's possible with hard work and an unwavering commitment to excellence. In addition to the film's main subjects, you will be introduced to many other brand architects, from all walks of life, who are also defining success on their own terms.
"She Did That." on NBC's Positively Black: August 2017
"She Did That." NYC Sneak Peek: December 2017
At the onset of this project, seed money was invested from our brand partners, ESSENCE and General Motors, to fund the early stages of production, along with Renae's own personal investments. Once the filming has wrapped, post production can be even more expensive than actual production. The funds we raise from this campaign will go directly to the basic enhancements needed so that we can submit to film festivals, screen in front of an audience, and shop the film for distribution. We have been incredibly lean so far, with a tiny team and small budget, but the work is getting done. Now we need your backing to cross the finish line!
Your contribution will help support one of THE first documentaries to highlight Black female entrepreneurship. Here is where your donation funds will go:
Donation level and "thank you" gift details:
Exclusive "I supported She Did That." digital badge for your website or social media platforms. Feature on @shedidthatfilm's IG stories.
$50 Glossy Mug
$75 Mug & Tote
$100 Dad Hat & Tee
Digital Producer Credit + Mug, Tote, Dad Hat & Tee
Representation matters. Our stories matter. Our dreams matter.
Please make a donation and help us grow from "She Did That." to WE did that today!
I hope you're all doing well.
Apologies for reaching out again (especially if you've already supplied your details), but we're touching base as a final call for mailing addresses, so that we can get your gifts to you.
If you donated $50 or more and haven't yet provided your details, please do so here: http://airtable.com/shr5zBCANhIHlk0Jd.
We're aiming to ship 'She Did That.' branded merch out as soon as possible. If you'd like to waive your gift, you can also let us know, via the link. Again, sorry if you've responded to previous requests - GoFundMe doesn't give the option to contact supporters individually.
If we don’t receive your shipping address by the end of the day on Friday (6.29.18), unfortunately, your items won’t make this round of shipments.
Thanks in advance.
I'm touching base to request your mailing address, so that we can get your gifts to you. If you donated $50 or more, please send us your details here: http://airtable.com/shr5zBCANhIHlk0Jd
We're aiming to ship 'She Did That' branded merch over the next 30 days. If you'd like to waive your gift, you can also let us know, via the link.
If you responded to the first mailing address request, we appreciate you and please feel free to disregard this note.
Thanks again for your support; it means the world to us and we couldn't have gotten this far without you.
I hope this message finds you in great spirits and wrapping up a powerful week. We've been super busy filming for "She Did That." while getting the ball rolling in post production. It's SO awesome seeing these inspiring stories come together so beautifully and we truly appreciate your help in making this happen.
Since we last spoke, a couple of exciting things have happened with the project:
1. We signed on Rafaella as our official style partner! Their investment, along with yours, will help fund post production and in the documentary, you'll hear from one of their executives and see me rocking some of their pieces!
2. We haven't made this announcement publicly yet so keep this one between us. "She Did That." will be screening in its entirety on Friday, July 6th at ESSENCE Festival! Stay tuned for additional screening event details. If you're heading down to NOLA for the occasion, we'd LOVE to see you!
Last, but certainly not least, if you made a donation of $50 or more, please send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We want everyone to get their "She Did That." branded merch in time to amplify the film's ESSENCE Festival debut!
Thanks again for all of your love & support. We can't wait to share these women's powerful stories with the world!
Just want to send a huge THANK YOU to every single person who has donated & shared this campaign with family and friends. I'm super excited to share that "She Did That." was featured in Black Enterprise this week!
It TRULY takes a village to raise a documentary so if you could, I would appreciate you continuing to share our GoFundMe link with your online community along with awesome project milestones like yesterday's Black Enterprise piece to help raise awareness of the film:
I truly appreciate you all and look forward to celebrating the release of this very important and timely film with you!