About this project
Where do you belong
when you belong nowhere?
BONESHAKER follows a Ghanaian immigrant family taking a road trip to a Pentecostal church in Louisiana to cure their violent daughter. As the family journeys to a tent revival at the ends of the levee-less Louisiana delta, they discover the complications of trying to perform a traditional ritual away from home. BONESHAKER focuses on the feelings of homelessness, landlessness, and rootlessness that accompany immigration.
BONESHAKER is my Second-Year Film at the prestigious NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program. This is a personal, autobiographical story in which I finally get to put years of learning into a project that exemplifies my unique experiences of home and self.
It excites me to say that I am finally ready to do this! And yet this story can only be told with the help of donors (that's you!). Despite receiving professional equipment, free film stock, production insurance, and post-production facilities from NYU, telling this untold story requires close to $18,000 (yep, film is expensive).
I am attempting to raise about half of my budget ($10,000) on Kickstarter. This will:
- pay for transportation to/in Louisiana
- cover the cost of accommodation
- feed the cast & crew
- pay for costumes & props
- pay to keep the cast & crew safe as we shoot in water
- pay to develop film stock & transfer it for editing
- pay for film festival submission fees so we can get this story out there!
- pay for the Kickstarter/Amazon fee (about $1000)
By supporting this project, you are not only supporting me but also supporting a new generation of Afropolitan filmmakers who are asking questions and making conceptually strong films that bring Africa to the forefront of international discourse.
Every dollar counts and every penny is much appreciated. But even if you're broke, I'd really appreciate you spreading this Kickstarter page around by word of mouth or with personal messages.
For larger donations (or just because you're curious), check out my prospectus & feel free to pass it on: http://www.mediafire.com/?bc4wx84chvz1rv8
I can't wait to share this story with you all!