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A short documentary revisiting my having been relentlessly bullied during my first year of high school, and the very first to examine the long-term impacts of bullying on adults.
A short documentary revisiting my having been relentlessly bullied during my first year of high school, and the very first to examine the long-term impacts of bullying on adults.
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Wait, There's More—Our Stretch Goals

But we'd love to fund our film completely, and deliver it with the urgency the subject matter deserves.  Our stretch campaign will cover key additional crew during filming plus everything through screening it to audiences, in two distinct phases:

Stretch #1

This additional $6,756 we hope to raise would cover:

  • a sound recordist during filming;
  • all legal and insurance expenses; and
  • social media/promotional expenses.

Stretch #2

 This additional $17,237 we hope to raise would cover:

  • our editor, color correction, sound editing, and festival submission expenses.

Wear and share your bullying memories artfully and with élan!  No matter what your fancy, we've got your back—literally!—to make sure your donations go the distance with minimal ding and maximum bling.

Tax Deductability Fine Print

"Mr. Brown's Class" is a fiscally sponsored project of the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions in support of this project are payable to IDA and are tax deductible, less the value of any goods or services received, as allowed by law. The value of goods and services being offered is noted under each donation level. If you would like to deduct the entire donation you have the option to simply decline the reward at check out.

Risks and challenges

Though documentary production is inherently about discovery, there are certain clear facts and circumstances about this film that not only make it unique but anchor it. We will deliver a film that's fresh in its outlook and emotionally honest and specific to ensure it clearly speaks for the community of those impacted long-term by bullying through my compassionate and objective approach to both subjects and the topic.

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