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*Note: All proceeds after the film has been made (screenings, etc...) will forever go to the charity Hope Kids (so your donation continues beyond it's original amount in perpetuity).

The trailer we are showcasing here is a fun adaptation based on the end of Raging Bull

This is just a small taste of what we are looking to accomplish - we want this doc to be both fun (like Common's progrum)... and revealing.

We want to get behind The Common Man and find out what he's all about... to see a different side of this "Radio Romeo." We will follow his journey from the tough-guy towns of Detroit and Coon Rapids to his days in Wyoming and back again.

For the next year we will be working to follow Common on his day-to-day activities, from golfing, to his radio show, to the State Fair, to his stand-up tour "Flop, Sweat and Tears" as well as his many other social engagements... maybe even getting a glimpse at his home life with Potato, Deuce, and Baby Brother Peter.

We will conduct interviews with such Common main-stays as TennaB, Lil'B, Rosie and other KFAN personalities as well as anyone else who wants to discuss this eclectic personality.

We also look forward to discovering where this adventure will take us and thank you in advance for your generous donations. 

Risks and challenges

One of the biggest challenges with a project like this, and most any film, is money...and finishing it.

Gregg Holtgrewe, the director, has made three feature films, one of which was released on Netflix in 2011 as well as Amazon and overseas in Spain. He has started and finished over 20 shorts and has won numerous awards, including a "Silver Ace", "Best Picture" and "Best Screenplay" for his last feature. Finishing a project he has started is what he is best suited for, which brings us to the money.

The money will be used so we can pay those who will help get this project off the ground - from the people working the camera, to those working with sound, to the editors filtering through the hundreds of hours of footage through post-production.

Making a project like this also requires equipment rentals, insurance, catering and taking care of licensing rights, the rewards offered, as well as the many, many miscellaneous costs that pop up during production.

All money raised here will be put directly back into this project and all proceeds after will go to help https://www.hopekids.org/

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    All previous rewards plus a round of golf with The Common Man or Common/TennaB.

    Three scheduled for 2014 and three scheduled for 2015. We will contact reward recipients at this level to schedule dates that work best.

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    A 'thank you' in the end credits, an online copy of the documentary, a signed poster, a film-themed t-shirt, plus a round of golf with Common Man or Common/TennaB (and one or two friends depending on if Tenna tags along) filmed by the documentary crew - there is also a chance this footage could make it into the final cut of the film. Footage of round delivered to reward recipient via DVD.

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    A 'thank you' in the end credits, an online copy of the documentary, a signed poster, a film-themed t-shirt, plus a round of golf with Common Man or Common/TennaB (and one or two friends depending on if Tenna tags along) filmed by the documentary crew. After the round of golf, enjoy brunch with Common (his show prep) and then head over to KFAN to watch the 'progrum' live in studio. There is also a chance this footage could make it into the final cut of the film. Some footage of day delivered to reward recipient via DVD.

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    Executive Producer Credit.

    And you're either on something...or onto something.

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- (30 days)