More than more 72% of African American children grow up without a father in their household according to a study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. We are filmmakers on a mission to change that sobering statistic.
One Day in June is an independently financed feature film about one father’s journey to find and reconnect with the children he abandoned. Charlotte film director Narcel Reedus and producers Charles Easley and Angela Washington will begin production of the One Day in June movie by March 2014 and release the film on Father’s Day 2014.
We have shot the trailer for the movie but need your help to raise money for the initial pre-production stage of the filmmaking process.
We are committed to changing the perception of fathers particularly in the African American community by showing a man stepping up to establish an ongoing relationship with his kids. This is going to be more just a movie. This is a movement. We have set up office space at the Garage at Packard Place, a small business hub for entrepreneurship and innovation in Uptown Charlotte.
We are currently seeking funding to begin pre-production and to hold a series One Day in June Fundraiser Launch Party & Transmedia Storytelling Experiences across the country.
The event will feature video trailers from the movie and a live performance by actors. The audience will be invited to ad-lib in a scene with actors giving the fundraiser a unique blend of film and theatre.
The Transmedia storytelling experience will bring you directly into the narrative of the story. This event will give the audience the ability to interact with actors and contribute dialogue to the movie.
We are launching this Kickstarter campaign using social media to connect with our target audience before the film is even made. This new trend in film distribution, starting the marketing of a film before production begins, is actually an old strategy taken from the playbook of legendary Black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux whose early silent films featured an all Black cast and relied on financial support from the African American community. Many independent filmmakers today are finding this model for film marketing and distribution critical to compete in a market place dominated by Hollywood blockbusters.
Please join us on this journey. We really appreciate your support.
Risks and challenges
Producing an independent feature film is difficult. And we realize this is just the beginning of a long journey that will be filled with obstacles and setbacks. But please know that we are "all in". We are 100% committed to making the One Day in June movie happen. We truly appreciate (in advance) your patience and understanding for the possible delays, setbacks and challenges that we may face.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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