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UPDATE: The Brian Banks Story (Documentary)
UPDATE: The Brian Banks Story (Documentary)
I'm guessing the May 2013 movie date didn't happen? Is that a $100 wasted or is this actually going to happen?
No updates since March 2013, is this still a project?
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?
so.. when ?
Does anyone know if the movie is still being produced or released with Brian now being in the NFL? Was the film ever created?
Congratulations on signing with the Atlanta Falcons!!!!!
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It's so good to see this project get funded! Congratulations.
Backed. This story really needs to be told, no question.
Hope you become a Seahawk, man! Wish you only the best.
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.
best wishes for you.
It's hard to find words for the cruelty you expirienced.
Is there going to be a downloadable version for non-US residents who can't watch it in cinema/filmshows?
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!
Good job guys, good luck with the project and to Brian on his future career.
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 reddit.com and its user! Respects to you all. Bless Bless Bless UP!! This film is going to be amazing.
See that you made it!! Congratulations!!
Go get em' Brian! Best of luck and wishing you much success!
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.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 40K!
MUCH LOVE FROM CHICAGO! XOXOXO!!!
So happy about this. Good luck!
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!
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
Congrats! Also signed up for kickstarter just to back this.
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 email@example.com
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!
WE MADE IT.....THANKS EVERYONE.....
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!
Congratulations, Brian! You deserve this.
Congratulations I look forward to seeing this. I wish the best of luck to you.
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.
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.
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.
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
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: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/566429325/tropes-vs-women-in-video-games…
i really hope you make your goal! yours is an important story to be told!!
Good luck with achieving your goals Brian. I would advice you to check out etthehiphoppreacher for inspiration. http://www.youtube.com/watch… . Good luck.
Signed up for kickstarter just so I could back this.
I supported you not because I hate feminism and the like, I just hate injustice and this is terrible injustice. I support you man, hope your film is made.
I signed up on Kickstarter for the first time too to see you reach your goal. Wishing you the best!
The strategy to overcome this ongoing injustice will be done through increased public awareness - and this film has the ability to be a vehicle to raise that awareness. Mr. Bank's fraudulent accuser (and yes, I mean "fraudulent") may never be made to account for her crime, but we need to make this a well-known issue so that the public will be less forgiving of those who would exploit the legal system like this and destroy lives in the process. That is why I'm backing this film.
Without getting into what should or shouldn't happen to these fraudulent accusers, we need to move away from a "sucks to be you" world for men. And it can begin today, right here.
I agree with you. The courts even said they won't charge women who admit to false rape charges because they think it would stop women from telling the truth.
That is a loud of bull if I ever heard it. If they know their not going to get in trouble for doing it, whats to stop them in the first place?
They need to be punished for their crimes.
Reddit supports you Brian! Saw this on /r/MensRights and made an account specifically so I could contribute.