About this project
As of April 11 (kick off date for fund raising) we have a production team forming and making plans. They bring graphic design, theater, lighting, photography skills and a lot of enthusiasm. We have begun contacting families involved in adoption for help in raising awareness about the project and as potential subjects for the film. We have met with a local film editor for advice on workflow and story telling. We've had an initial meeting reviewing other documentaries to determine our approach to this story.
We have an opportunity to film background information in Rwanda in early July. We are working with an organization in Rwanda to assist us with determining where we can film and who we can involve. We will also prepare to travel to any number of countries depending on which families get news that they will receive a child during the production phase.
At this time, we have not decided. We'd love to make South by Southwest in Austin, or Sundance. We know that might be reaching, but we'll keep our eye on them as we also look for other, smaller festivals that might be a good fit for the project when it's complete.
The short answer is no. I (Steve B) work full time for a 501C organization and they are providing indirect support (equipment and time). However, we have chosen not to run the funds through the 501C books.