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An autobiographical account of the life, struggles and dreams of Brian Banks, who in 2002 was convicted of a crime he didn't commit.
An autobiographical account of the life, struggles and dreams of Brian Banks, who in 2002 was convicted of a crime he didn't commit.
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    1. Jill & Dan on March 22

      Hey, Brian. I messaged you earlier this year but never heard back.

      It's exciting that you've got a lot of projects in the works. I'm glad things have taken a turn for the better even after the NFL career didn’t take off.

      I'm really disappointed that you’ve chosen to delay the documentary so many of us funded through Kickstarter in favor of other projects. I’m a huge fan of docs and was thrilled to help support a film chronicling your struggle to find justice, fight for a second shot at football, and get back on your feet . But the expected delivery date has long come and gone. New opportunities have pulled away your attention - a feature film and an unscripted series, as your Kickstarter updates note; exciting projects, but not the project so many of us supported.

      I therefore request a refund from you of my pledge. Because we’re now coming up on a five-year delay from the original delivery date, it’s time to admit this Kickstarter is unfulfilled. I’m sure when you decide the timing is right to finish your documentary it will be an awe-inspiring and eye-opening film, and I am sure it will be met with success.

    2. Rooo on August 26, 2017

      Sooooooo what up with the movie? Been a minute

    3. Ian Schmidt on August 9, 2016

      I'm thrilled that Brian has a productive job with the league, even if he's not playing. But what's going on with the movie?

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      Daniel Williams on June 30, 2016

      Me too, Roo. Haven't seen an update since February 2015. That's the risk we take funding a project though. Just happy to see Brian successful.

    5. Rooo on June 7, 2016

      Hi! curious as to the current status of the movie?

    6. Brian Banks, Shane Glick Creator on December 2, 2013

      UPDATE: The Brian Banks Story (Documentary)

    7. Brian Banks, Shane Glick Creator on November 15, 2013

      UPDATE: The Brian Banks Story (Documentary)

    8. Steven Keyser on November 1, 2013

      I'm guessing the May 2013 movie date didn't happen? Is that a $100 wasted or is this actually going to happen?

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      Robert K. Quin on October 17, 2013

      No updates since March 2013, is this still a project?

    10. Primo Martinez on June 13, 2013

      I am excited to see this film. Wondering if the film will be delayed to show Brian playing in the NFL. Is there an estimated date for release?

    11. Chris Piper on May 28, 2013

      Does anyone know if the movie is still being produced or released with Brian now being in the NFL? Was the film ever created?

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      Cbc on April 3, 2013

      Congratulations on signing with the Atlanta Falcons!!!!!

    13. Jake Jacobi + the V-ZA-V Team on July 15, 2012

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    14. Steven Woods on June 28, 2012

      It's so good to see this project get funded! Congratulations.

    15. Nate Checketts on June 27, 2012

      Backed. This story really needs to be told, no question.

    16. Timothy Niou on June 27, 2012

      Hope you become a Seahawk, man! Wish you only the best.

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      nick wolters on June 24, 2012

      I just saw your video an spontanoiusly decided to support.

      Getting more information, I am rather terrified by such statements as "only less than 8% of rape rape accusations are false", which can be read quite often, regarding your case.

      What a strange idea of justice and humanitiy: Where wood is chopped, splinters must fall?

      What happend to the United States, which we used to admire for it's values? Why do you put more and younger people in prison than Breschnjev did?

      I'm really glad to support your project, I think it is very important. This sick idea of punitivity seems to catch the whole western world, succsessively.

      We all have to stop it.

      Good work, Brian, thank you.

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      nick wolters on June 24, 2012

      Dear Brian,

      best wishes for you.

      It's hard to find words for the cruelty you expirienced.

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      Benjamin Lebsanft on June 24, 2012

      Is there going to be a downloadable version for non-US residents who can't watch it in cinema/filmshows?

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      Vanessa Hines on June 24, 2012

      Hi, Brian,
      I heard your story about a month ago, and it brought tears to my eyes, as did watching your wonderful and inspiring trailer. I am so sorry for what happened to you! I wanted to donate, I am your 1,365th Backer, and I wish that I could donate more, but every little bit helps. I admire you for your humility and grace, and I wish you every good thing as you tell your story. Love to you and yours. GOD BLESS YOU!!! He is good all the time, and He lives in YOU!

    21. Tommy Wheeler on June 24, 2012

      Good job guys, good luck with the project and to Brian on his future career.

    22. Brian Banks, Shane Glick Creator on June 23, 2012

      God Bless and thank you to EVERYONE for your support in donations and word of mouth. WE DID IT!!! This film, this story... it needs to be told. For so many reasons. Thank you to and its user! Respects to you all. Bless Bless Bless UP!! This film is going to be amazing.


    23. John and Angie Ramaker on June 23, 2012

      See that you made it!! Congratulations!!

    24. Kamish on June 22, 2012

      Go get em' Brian! Best of luck and wishing you much success!

    25. JohnBgon on June 22, 2012

      As a USC Alumni and huge Trojan football fan, I was disheartened to hear of your situation. To have never been given a shot at the college level was a severe disappointment. You were almost a part of the Trojan family until the false accusation. However, I will always consider as a member. I am glad to see that you have reached your kickstarter goal. You are truly an inspiration and are a living embodiment of the Trojan motto 'Fight On.'

      Continue to Fight On Brian. I hope you're given a chance at the NFL.

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      Callum Warner on June 22, 2012

      So happy about this. Good luck!

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      René Stegmann on June 22, 2012

      I am so glad that you've got the money to the project. I donated for my friend too, since he doesn't have anyway to donate. Good luck Brian!

    30. Andrea Kaufman on June 22, 2012

      I am so gratified to see that the $40K goal has been reached. I will be so happy to see the film when Mr. Justan Arana & Mr.Shane Glick have it completed and will be thrilled to be attending the film wrap party. Best of wishes for you & your future dreams, Mr. Brian Banks. Sincerely, Mrs. Andrea Kaufman

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      J on June 21, 2012

      Congrats! Also signed up for kickstarter just to back this.

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      David Juknevicius on June 21, 2012

      Brian - I completely agree with you. This project is far more important and far more deserving of funding than Sarkeesian's, but I want to put things into perspective:

      The hyper-funding Sarkeesian received is not an endorsement of her "work" or the validity of her project. I'm certain her marketing savvy alone would have resulted in reaching her $6K goal, the cybervandalism and taunts from the boys at 4chan, et al, prompted widespread sympathy and financial support - not for her project, but for HER. The taunts backfired, and showered Sarkeesian with a boatload of Benjamins in the process.

      So, it's not necessary to make this cause appear "as important" as Sarkeesian's, because her funding is not an accurate measure of her cause, but it is a far more accurate indicator of the counterproductive effect that cyberharassment has on an intended target.

      I will say this much about the whole Sarkeesian saga: Were it not for her financial windfall and the side-by-side comparison of her Kickstarter campaign with this one, I would have never have known of this project, nor would my eyes have been opened to the power of supporting men's causes, both financially and in my writings online, and for that, the boys in 4chan can claim a victory.

      If you want to take this discussion further, and I'd enjoy it if you did, you can give me a holler at

    33. Christopher Forte on June 21, 2012

      The destructive nature of false rape charges is an issue that needs to be talked about.
      Brian, I wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavours. You did not deserve what happend to you and I hope that through this film, the way will be paved to preventing this from happening to someone else in the future.

      Projects like this one is what Kickstarter is all about!

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      Brandon on June 21, 2012

      I wish you the best of luck Brian Banks! I can't wait to see your documentary and to see you in the NFL draft!

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      Brian Bristow on June 21, 2012

      Congratulations, Brian! You deserve this.

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      Matthew on June 21, 2012

      Congratulations I look forward to seeing this. I wish the best of luck to you.

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      Brian on June 21, 2012

      At David:
      The point I was trying to make is that supporting Brian and bringing awareness to false accusations of rape is MORE important than supporting some privileged feminist making a documentary about feminism and VIDEO GAMES - no matter WHO you are. In so much that that project raised 150k+, a project of THIS importance needs to raise more, it's an imperative.

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      gatorbikersurfer on June 21, 2012

      Congratulations on getting funded. I look forward to seeing the documentary when it comes out, and I look forward to seeing Brian fulfill his NFL dreams. Thank you for doing this project, I am proud to have a part in it.

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      GoatShow on June 21, 2012

      Glad this got funded. I would also like to donate to the California innocence project the next time I have some money I can give.

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      David Juknevicius on June 21, 2012

      This isn't about outfunding a woman who dedicates her life to rooting out sexism in comic books.

      The project needs $40,000 in funding. If you want to fund this project in excess of that figure because you feel that the movie have greater impact or reach, then pledge more. Don't give more just to beat the "zany feminists."

      Once this project meets its goal (and it appears that it will), may I suggest that you find another cause for men which is equally worthy of support? That is a better way to "beat" them at their own game.

      And if you can't come up with anything on your own, why not donate $10 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation

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      Brian on June 21, 2012

      Guys, share this to your facebook, get it OUT there. The feminist project about VIDEO GAMES raised $158,000 with a goal of $6,000. We need to BEAT that. This isn't only a story, this is directly supporting Brian. We don't need to get to $40,000 we need to get to $160,000. Here's the project I mention:…

    43. Stella Luna on June 21, 2012

      i really hope you make your goal! yours is an important story to be told!!

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      Lasse Skou Lindstad on June 21, 2012

      Good luck with achieving your goals Brian. I would advice you to check out etthehiphoppreacher for inspiration.… . Good luck.

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      Patrick on June 21, 2012

      Signed up for kickstarter just so I could back this.

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