We have officially reached the LAST WEEK OF THE NEW CAMPAIGN. There are FIVE DAYS left to fund IN THE MORNING's distribution! It has been an exciting couple of days, as we have crossed $15,000 and are 62% funded! We have five days left to get to our goal of $25,000 so that we can bring the film that you all helped to make possible to audiences everywhere. I know we can get there! I'd like to thank each and every one of you for your kindness and generosity, without you, IN THE MORNING would not exist. Since we launched this new campaign, the outpouring of support has been tremendous. It really has been incredible, to share this vision with so many others.
If we reach our funding goal by Monday at 10:00pm EST, we'll be able to bring IN THE MORNING to audiences everywhere this spring. We can do it, and I am once again, asking for your help. Please consider becoming a backer of the new campaign, or show your support by sharing the link with your friends (http://kck.st/1ZQv04w) via email or on Facebook and Twitter (or get old school and pick up the phone : ) and let them know why you support IN THE MORNING and encourage them to visit our new campaign and see what the film is all about. Send reminders to those who expressed their support, now is the time to become an official backer! Help us spread the love, so we can bring our film about love and all of its complexities to the masses.
I'd like to share with you the below message from Arthur Jafa, the Cinematographer and one of the Producer's of IN THE MORNING (noted for his cinematography on films such as Julie Dash’s 'Daughters of the Dust' and, Spike Lee’s ‘Crooklyn’). Collaborating with him has been a dream come true. I'm incredibly proud of our film and I look forward to sharing it with all of you. Again, we thank you for your support. There is an endless list of friends, family, fellow artists, as well as new friends and supporters who've championed IN THE MORNING, and I'm forever indebted and forever grateful for this--- thank you for believing in me.
With love, light and boundless possibility,
A Message From Cinematographer Arthur Jafa:
From the very beginning, we’ve made the cinema we dream of. Works that more than fulfill my mantra, “ a black cinema with the power, beauty and alienation of black music.” ‘Killer of Sheep,’ ‘Passing Through,’ ‘Bush Mama,’ ‘Sweetsweetback,’ ‘The Cry of Jazz,’ ‘Chasing the Moon,’ ‘Chameleon Street,’ ‘Losing Ground,’ ‘Ganja and Hess,’ ‘Daughter's of the Dust,’ etc. But I’ve come to realize, that the history of Black Cinema is, to a certain degree, a series of amazing one offs.
Toni Morrison’s first novel was ‘The Bluest Eye.’ What if she’d never been allowed to publish another novel? If Killer of Sheep is Charles Burnett’s ‘The Bluest Eye’, what might his ‘Song of Solomon’ have looked like? If ‘Daughter’s’ is Julie Dash’s ‘The Bluest Eye,’ what would her ‘Beloved’ look like? And on and on and on. We have to deliver even after we’ve delivered. And this delivery requires sustained (but not uncritical) support.
Nefertite is a stone cold warrior, which is to say, Nefertite is a stone cold criminal. And “In the Morning” at this moment, is the cinema we dream of. Help us to steal away. Support the distribution, really the emancipation, of our dreams.