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A documentary following freshman English students as they explore their community, overcome hardships, and discover their potential. Read more

Brooklyn, NY Documentary
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This project's funding goal was not reached on May 24, 2012.

A documentary following freshman English students as they explore their community, overcome hardships, and discover their potential.

Brooklyn, NY Documentary
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About this project

The Project:

Brooklyn Public is a look into a New York public school and the surrounding neighborhood, through the eyes of it's students.  We will follow four students as they begin a community project in their freshman English class, led by their compelling teacher, Mr. Van Dyke.  Celebrating people and places around their community that in the past have commonly drawn negative attention, the students will uncover a new found significance in their neighborhood and education.  Growing up first-generation American in East New York, the kids will face daily hardships in and out of the classroom.  This film will help people to better understand public education in New York City, and hopefully help future educators in their own classrooms.

What the donations will go towards:

While the project is finished with filming, there are essential components that are necessary to finish this film and show it to the public.  We are currently working towards a fine cut of the film.  However, there are lots of costs in post-production.  These costs include: music, graphics, sound edit and mix, color-correction and editing expenses.  If we are able to go over our goal amount, any extra money will be used for festival costs and materials.

What you get in return:

Check out the list on the right for rewards, and of course a special thank you in the end credits!

Tax-Deductible Donations:

Brooklyn Public is a fiscally sponsored project, and can accept tax-deductible donation.  Please contact Adam directly at adambanicki@gmail.com if you would like to donate this way.

Please follow our progress at:

http://www.facebook.com/BrooklynPublic

http://www.brooklynpublicdocumentary.com/

Brooklyn Public is Adam's first major documentary film.  His previous short documentary, The Piano Busker, screened at festivals across the US and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Naperville Independent Film Festival.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $10 reward

    5 backers

    Personalized Brooklyn Public thank you card.

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  • You selected
    $25 reward

    6 backers

    A production photo, printed and mailed + Brooklyn Public Thank you card.

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  • You selected
    $100 reward

    4 backers

    DVD once film has been released after festivals + A sneak preview clip before the film comes out + production photo + Brooklyn Public thank you card

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  • You selected
    $1,500 reward

    0 backers

    Private screening in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles before the film is released. + DVD once it has been released + A sneak preview clip before the film comes out + production photo + Brooklyn Public thank you card

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    $2,500 reward

    0 backers

    For universities, colleges and high schools, once the film is finished I will come and screen for your school or private classes (no additional expense to the school) + DVD once it has been released + A sneak preview clip before the film comes out + production still + Brooklyn Public thank you card

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  • You selected
    $10,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)

    Executive Producer Credit with IMDB entry + All of the above rewards.

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Funding period

- (30 days)