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BLACK TEA is a feature-length documentary film that tells the stories of Black Americans affiliated with The Tea Party movement.
Created by

Kevin J Dotson

166 backers pledged $50,956 to help bring this project to life.

Black Tea is still brewing

Hello Friends and Backers. 

Here are some announcements since our last update:

Same URL, New Website: We're excited to announce that the Black Tea website has a fresh, new look, thanks to the design team of artist Elizabeth Schuppe and composer Alex Weinstein (who also provides the music for our trailers and update clips). We know you'll agree that they brought a more clean and focused mood to the Black Tea website. Thanks, Liz and Alex!

Katy, Kevin, and columnist Frank Rich: Last Thursday, we had the honor and pleasure of interviewing writer-at-large for New York Magazine, Frank Rich. Mr. Rich has written scores of articles and commentaries on American politics, and his pieces on the Tea Party lodged him in our minds as an authority. We traveled to Baltimore, MD to meet him on the set of HBO's hit comedy VEEP where he is executive producer. It was a most informative and fascinating hour-long conversation, and in the coming days we'll share a clip of it with you. 

Four Chapters Done; None To Go! Black Tea is documentary in four chapters, and since our last update, we've completed production on all of them. Now comes the work of cutting, adding b-roll footage, and selecting stills, adding graphics and music, and --well, you get the picture. We've come a long way, and still have miles to go before we sleep. But with the milestone of having all chapters laid out, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Completion: We're estimating early Spring, in time for Fall film festival submission --and the 2014 Midterm Elections. But you will know much in advance of the rest of the planet when the film is completed, as we'll be calling out to you to populate pre-release screening audiences.

Gifts: Kevin will be contacting you via Kickstarter Survey to verify mailing information and finalize gift preferences. Please be on the lookout.

And Thank You once again, for Kick-starting Black Tea through late-production and into post-production. We could not have done it without you.



    1. Creator Benjamin Abrams on November 21, 2013

      Will people be able to order the DVD when it's completed, whether from the Black Tea website or through another site?