About this project
GOAL #1 REACHED!!- $1,000
STRETCH GOAL= $5,000. WE CAN DO IT!!
What is the project?
"A documentary film on how faith, hope, and Love is transforming a community!
At the center of one town is a heartbeat of hope. An inspirational flame of courage that lights up even the darkest of nights. The whole is the sum of the parts. On August 17, 2013 at Rock Cats stadium, over 1,200 volunteers gathered to feed over 4.500 residents of a city once glorified as the hardware capitol of the world. “ Fire in the Heart of the City” is a documentary film that will chronicle all the stories, interviews, fundraisers and testimonies of hope which sum up to the Convoy New Britain Event” on August 17, 2013. The "Convoy New Britain" was a powerful event and was the third event of the annual community "Purpose" event. There will be two versions of the film. The first will be the film itself that traces the path from the initial Purpose event to the Convoy, and the second will be a deluxe version complete with studio interviews from prominent local social activists including Jody Davis of Coram Deo, Paulette Fox of OIC, national spoken word artist Michael "Chief" Peterson, and many more!
Who are you?
My name is Akintunde Sogunro. I am a 24 year old teacher, artist, actor and director. After being involved in so many of the powerful community events in New Britain from the peace marches, to prayers and now the Convoy New Britain, I realized that people need to hear about what God is doing in New Britain.
What is the film going to be like?
This will be a feature length documentary film approximately 50 minutes long. The film will the highlight all of the Purpose events for the past three years. For the first time viewers will see a complete look at the progress of the inspirational movement from the 800 person march, to the prayer vigil , interviews, The Convoy New Britain event and more!
How will the money be spent?
My kickstarter goal is based on careful budgeting and expert marketing. The "Fire in the Heart of the City" budget includes: filming and editing equipment, mixing and mastering the score, and burning and packaging the DVD's.
Stretch goal: $1000 is the BARE minimum. If we can raise $5,000 or more, we will be able to purchase the quality editing software( fcpx templates, AE, etc...) and equipment and distribute the film in mass quantities! Reaching our stretch goal will also allow us to be able to hold a premiere of the film to benefit a charitable organization!
What is the timeline for this project?
If we reach our Kickstarter goal, our timeline will look as follows:
February- Complete filming
March- Post Production. Mixing and Mastering soundtrack.
April- Packaging and online setup
How Can I Support Fire in the Heart of the City?
Excellent question! There are several ways you can be involved in this project. 1) Please donate to Fire in the Heart of the City at a level that is meaningful to you, whatever that may be. 2) Spread the word! Tell your friends and family about this project. Share why you choose to support Fire in the Heart of the City and what makes it special.
Risks and challenges
Some setbacks might include low attendance at the premiere of the short film. My goal is to sell many DVD's at the premiere to help fund future Tunde Productions projects. Quit is not an option. If there is a low attendance at the premiere, I will merely push online sales with greater marketing emphasis.
I have researched the precise dvd cases, dvd's and lightscribe technology that will be used for mass distribution. These necessary productions costs, camera and editing equipment can only be acquired through the funds raised from this campaign. Technology setbacks can sometimes affect scheduling fulfillment dates but we will keep every backer updated the progress of the journey and ensure that your rewards are delivered. Thank you for your support!
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