A documentary film about how the American Craft Brewers rebuilding the economy one beer at a time.
Crafting A Nation is a feature length documentary about how the American Craft Brewers are rebuilding the economy one beer at a time.
Despite the economic downturn currently in America, a new exciting industry is on the rise. The American Craft Brewers are truly rebuilding the economy from the ground up. They are creating great beer, but with that product also comes jobs, tax revenue, and a drive that cannot be stopped for creating a better tomorrow. This documentary follows several of the key players in the industry as well as many breweries that are only known within their communities. The characters that we follow in this film all display a common thread of creating a product that stands for something while maintaining true to their local roots
This production is being shot nationwide, Crafting A Nation features breweries, small businesses, and individuals that are growing because of the rise in the American craft beer movement. The characters that are selected for this film are all picked for their passion, and dedication. Our characters are striving to not only create a uniquely American made product but they are also committed to the improvement of the quality of life despite the odds faced by the economic downturn.
We are also launching a behind the scenes webisode series on our website. This will excite our audiences so that they can get a glimpse of our exclusive access and track progress of our production. Our website will go live in a few weeks and these videos are currently posted to our YouTube page. Check out our first behind the scenes webisode with Odell Brewing Company Founder, Doug Odell.
Please help us by supporting our project.
We have been working on this film since the middle of summer and have shot a good amount of footage. This includes most of the first and third acts of the film, with production still needed for the second act. We are all so passionate about this project because of the message that craft beer represents. Currently, there is no other industry like it in America that is doing what craft beer is doing. We have already shot in Denver, Portland, San Antonio, Austin, and St. Louis. We have several more production trips planned to shoot in California, Oregon, and North Carolina to continue production. But we still want to hear from you!
We need help raising funds to continue production and move into post production. Our pledge amount is set low because we want to make sure that the amount we are asking for can be met to help us move forward with post production. If the goal is surpassed then we will be able to continue production and even be able to travel to your local brewery.
Your support means a lot to us and anything that you can give will help our project move forward.
If you are a Brewers Guild or would like the beer culture of your state to be featured in this film there are funding options available for that. We would like feature as much of the American Craft Beer Movement as we can to ensure that we accurately and completely capture this story. We have limited this option to 3. If you would like your state to be featured in this film please move fast. Please contact me if you have any questions about this option. Via Tom@craftinganation.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Feb 13, 2012 - Mar 14, 2012 (30 days)
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-A Signed Letter of Appreciation by Director Thomas Kolicko and Producers - Crafting a Nation Can KoozieEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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- 1 11x17 Signed Poster -All the AboveEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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-Crafting A Nation Exclusively Signed DVD by Crew and Featured Main Characters - Plus all the AboveEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
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- The Complete Set of Crafting A Nation Posters Signed by Director -Limited Edition Crafting A Nation Tee-Shirt - Plus All the AboveEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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-Color Production Photography Print Signed by Crew - A Special Thank you to Single Line Credit in the Credits of the finished film -Plus all the AboveEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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- A Thank You Credit on our website will be listed under contributors. -A Specialty Release Limited Edition DVD featuring all the Behind the Scenes Webisodes. -Pair of Tickets to Advance Invite Only Screening. -5 HomeBrew Recipes in a Binder Created by the Director and Influenced by the Main Characters of the film. Signed of Course - Exclusively Released just for Kickstarter a 1 Page Treatment for Crafting A Nation. Only a small select number of eyes ever get to see this document. -Plus all the AboveEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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-Associate Producer Credit Credited in the Film's Credits. - A Full Binder of 10 different homebrew recipes created by director Thomas Kolicko and influenced by the Film's main characters. -Full Storyboard of Opening Montage- Plus all the aboveEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Are you a brewery owner, a Brewers Guild, or just a die hard fan of your state's beer culture. THIS AMOUNT IS THE BUDGET NEEDED TO TRAVEL TO YOUR STATE TO FEATURE IT IN THE FILM. This includes a three day shoot in your area. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com prior to pledging this amount to ensure proper scheduling and logistics. Thank you!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012