The Courage To Believe Documentary is the follow up film to the critically acclaimed book and stage play, The Courage To Believe.
A film about the choices people make with Fear or with Courage. I want to help more people find the strength from within themselves to "Keep Moving Forward & Never Give Up No Matter What!"
The Courage To Believe Documentary is going to be a GAME CHANGER! It has been my passion to travel across the globe with a video camera while inspiring our teenagers and young adults to believe in their God given talents.
The Courage To Believe is currently the title of my inspirational autobiography, stage play, and, now, the production of a trailblazing documentary. The film will consist of behind the scene footage from my motivational speaking engagements, video interviews with people in education, the political arena, and the justice system; the collaboration of experts will make this creative project a groundbreaking film. My goal is to conduct one-on-one video interviews that will produce 100% genuine, raw, and uncut footage since there will be no written scripts for the interviewees. I've been in the process setting shooting schedules with college professors, entrepreneurs, authors, students, and prison inmates that have unique stories to share of overcoming adversity; the response to my project has been astounding. The tears, smiles, and hope captured on camera is what will make this project special.
The money raised through Kickstarter will be used to film interviews for the documentary in 20 hand picked locations around the U.S. and two countries that are stricken with gun violence and a high dropout rate. The money will also be used for editing of the film, to create special effects & titles on the film, as well as for the process of combining all of these elements: rendering, compositing, and sound design. There are also hardware and software that we need in order to create everything at high resolution so that the finished film will be able to screen theatrically. Also, some of the money will be used for media, internet marketing, and theatrical release of the documentary.
Our minimum funding goal is $10,000, but our ideal goal is to raise $50,000 because The Courage To Believe inspirational film will prove to be an influential brand critically, and academically around the world. Don't forget to help spread the word and share this campaign on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and email with all your friends, family, and colleagues. And go to www.TheCourageToBelieve.com for updates. Thank you!
Facts Behind My Passion To Make A Difference
According to Department of Education
- 2008/2009 combined had 5,740 children & teens died to gun violence.
- 55 deaths a week for 2 years
- Non-fatal gun injuries were 6x's as much - 34, 387
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics
- 1 in every 15 African American men
- 1 in every 36 Hispanic men
- 1 in every 106 white men
- 1 in every 19 for black women
- 1 in every 45 for Hispanic women
- 1 in every 109 for white women
- 40% of women in prison held no job prior to incarceration.
- Poverty is one of the most significant factors in women’s involvement in the criminal justice system.
- Over 80% of girls in juvenile detention had run away from home and over half had attempted suicide.
- Children with parents that are incarcerated is 6x’s as likely to be incarcerated.
My Big Ambition To Inspire Teens & Young Adults!
Cities & States On My List:
1. Cincinnati, OH 2. Cleveland, OH 3. Los Angeles, CA
4. Tulsa, OK 5. Chicago, IL 6. NYC, NY
7. New Orleans, LA 8. Atlanta, GA 9. Phoenix, Az
10. Jacksonville, FL 11. Orlando, FL 12. Miami, FL
13. Columbus, GA 14. Atlanta, GA 15. Baltimore, MD
16. Washington D.C. 17. Philadelphia, PA 18. Charlotte, NC
19. Fort Wayne, IN 20. Trenton, NJ 21. Dallas, TX
(Leave a comment in order to include your city or organization.)
Countries On My List
1. Goinaves, Haiti
2. United Kingdom
3. Benin, Africa
Why I've come to Kickstarter for Funding
I'll start the editing of the film, and then turn it over to a professional video editor. As a professional internet marketing consultant I'll be able to save thousands of dollars. I've received the following estimates (these were the lowest quotes) to get the documentary to the international market the right way. :
- Video Editing and software (Final Cut Pro) - $299.00
- Video Editor - $75 an hr. - $3,750
- Distribution, marketing, and promotion services - $4,000
- Production (first 2,000 dvd's) - $500.00
- Canon XF105 HD Pro Camcorder - $2,999.00
- Sound Mixer - $299.00
- Total (minimum cost) - $11,847
I have about $5,000 of my own savings to put towards this film project, so I'm looking for $10,000 in Kickstarter funds to produce and promote the first 2000 copies of a high quality end product. The more you support this project beyond this minimum goal, the more I can add to marketing, promotions and even more special effects in the final video.
How will the funds raised on Kickstarter help you to make this film?
The money we raise on Kickstarter will allow us to go into production next year and will fund the time, equipment rental, and travel expenses of the director, an assistant camera person, and a sound mixer as we shoot on location around the US and possibly one or two additional international sites.
$10,000 will get us to the end of production. If that were all we raised, we could make a film we are quite proud of for release online. However, to make a film that we believe will change the face of this illness forever, that is just the beginning. Our ultimate goal is to raise at least $50,000 through a combination of online fundraising, grants, the support of a small cadre of executive producers, and great people like you!
Being Focused Helps A Lot When Life Is Attacking You From All Angles
Make check payable to: Sky View Creative Circle, LLC.
About The Director:
I am Kevin Dorival, and wear many hats: writer, mentor, inspirational speaker, historian, show host of The King Kevin Show, author of The Courage To Believe, and internet marketing consultant. February 7,1980 made me the second born king of five in Pompano Beach, Florida. My parents came to the United States from Haiti in 1978. However, my mother became the backbone of our close-knit family by raising me and my four siblings to understand the importance of God and an education, while instilling morals, honor and values with love. Growing up during the 1980s drug boom, my neighborhood was infested with drugs and crime, which encouraged me to spend most of my childhood in school, church and sports. I became a student athlete in middle school and continued up to my freshman year of college participating in sports such as, track and field and football.
My childhood was shaped and influenced by two people: my mother, Rosette Pierre and Ms. Wyche, my fifth grade teacher. I credit Ms. Wyche for teaching me how to tap into my intellectual power to gain success and earn a decent living in a world where the odds were against underprivileged young black children.
In 1999, I began my college education at the University of South Dakota where I also ran for the school’s track team. A year later, I attended Florida Atlantic University and graduated in 2005 with a major in political science and a minor in marketing. I wanted to major in history so I could educate students about their cultures as a teacher, however I knew my prior criminal record would hinder me from getting hired, and therefore I left it as an un-pursued passion.
At 21, I arrived at a point in my life where I wanted more. That desire and the lack of a male role model led him down a dark path of trouble in jail for nine months, barely escaping a prison sentence. I realized that the need to change my surroundings was critical if I wanted to achieve the goals that I wanted to obtain in my life. In time, I turned over a new leaf.
As an activist, I protested at “Jena 6″ alongside 30,000 other protesters on September 20, 2007. In 2008, I was unable to participate in the Obama/McCain presidential election due to my previous incarceration. However, I sold clothes from my clothing line, One Woman Army and One Man Army, Inc.
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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Being able to visit a prison in all of the states that we plan on working in will be a tough one. Some prisons/jails will be tougher than others but we have the thumbs up in to prisons. We have contacts in the justice system at the state level that will help us get into several prisons once we have a date set.
No, but I have visited my little brother who is currently serving a life sentence. I know over 10 people personally who are in prison.
Yes, however, I've produced a stage play and autobiography titled, The Courage To Believe. Most people don't read so I decided to create the documentary so that I could make a larger impact around the country, and hopefully the world.
I don't see enough being done to circumvent the pipeline from schools to prisons. Its my passion to save at least one life but I know we'll be able to save thousands from an early grave and the prison system.