A documentary following freshman English students as they explore their community, overcome hardships, and discover their potential.
Brooklyn Public is a look into a New York public school and the surrounding neighborhood, through the eyes of it's students. We will follow four students as they begin a community project in their freshman English class, led by their compelling teacher, Mr. Van Dyke. Celebrating people and places around their community that in the past have commonly drawn negative attention, the students will uncover a new found significance in their neighborhood and education. Growing up first-generation American in East New York, the kids will face daily hardships in and out of the classroom. This film will help people to better understand public education in New York City, and hopefully help future educators in their own classrooms.
What the donations will go towards:
While the project is finished with filming, there are essential components that are necessary to finish this film and show it to the public. We are currently working towards a fine cut of the film. However, there are lots of costs in post-production. These costs include: music, graphics, sound edit and mix, color-correction and editing expenses. If we are able to go over our goal amount, any extra money will be used for festival costs and materials.
What you get in return:
Check out the list on the right for rewards, and of course a special thank you in the end credits!
Brooklyn Public is a fiscally sponsored project, and can accept tax-deductible donation. Please contact Adam directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to donate this way.
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Brooklyn Public is Adam's first major documentary film. His previous short documentary, The Piano Busker, screened at festivals across the US and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Naperville Independent Film Festival.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 24, 2012.
Apr 24, 2012 - May 24, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Personalized Brooklyn Public thank you card.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A production photo, printed and mailed + Brooklyn Public Thank you card.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
DVD once film has been released after festivals + A sneak preview clip before the film comes out + production photo + Brooklyn Public thank you cardEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
Private screening in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles before the film is released. + DVD once it has been released + A sneak preview clip before the film comes out + production photo + Brooklyn Public thank you cardEstimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $2,500 or more
For universities, colleges and high schools, once the film is finished I will come and screen for your school or private classes (no additional expense to the school) + DVD once it has been released + A sneak preview clip before the film comes out + production still + Brooklyn Public thank you cardEstimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $10,000 or more
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Executive Producer Credit with IMDB entry + All of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012