About this project
Nadus Films has embarked on an amazing project that only you can help complete. BBOY FOR LIFE is an extremely powerful story on how the lives of break dancers in Guatemala City are affected by some of the worlds most dangerous gangs. See all of our production blog videos here.
Specifically, your support will go directly to the completion of this project in the realm of post production. This includes:
- Editing (rough and final cut)
- Scoring the film (finding the right music to fit this music sensitive project)
- Marketing (Publicist, campaign material, etc.)
Without these 3 components, all we have is an incomplete film. With these 3 components, we can promise a finished product that will be powerful for all those who view it and those who helped make it possible.
Upon completion of this project, Nadus Films will screen this movie at multiple film festivals while shopping for major distribution. Fortunately, we have certain distribution parties who are already interested in this project.
What we're doing: Simply put, we're raising money to complete this powerful film. Check out all of our production video blogs here! We've raised 83% of this film budget already, but are in need of the Kickstarter community to rally behind us and help with the budgetary needs to finish this film! This is an unbelievably powerful story that involves not only beautiful footage but a compelling human interest story that will leave viewers in awe. We are raising a minimum of $20k to help finish the film prior to submitting to Sundance Film Festival later this year.
Why we're doing this: Our desire is to make films that make a difference. This starts with a compelling story that unfolds into a powerful film. BBOY FOR LIFE is all of that and more! Most successful documentary films find their success due to the "happening on of a story". The story should be uncontrolled by the director and take on a life of its own. This happened multiple times during production and to be quite frank, we can't believe what we were able to capture on film. What else could be expected when you're staying the night in the ghettos of Guatemala City sleeping next to some of the worlds deadliest gangsters and most talented break dancers. We believe in this story and we believe in the impact it will have on the communities that helped make it possible.
How does this film make an impact? We shed light on social justice issues that other wise might not be filmed. We're passionate about jolting viewers through a powerful and entertaining film. In the end, we raise awareness on issues few know about and that awareness can lead to many different avenues. Please check out our website to learn more about what Nadus Films is doing through its projects.
Is Nadus Films a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization? YES! All of your donations can be tax-deductible minus the valued gift of the incentive you'd receive. Nadus Films will send you a year end giving statement.
Can we exceed the goal? Absolutely! This would be an amazing blessing to the film! The $20k that we're raising is only a minimum amount needed to complete the project. In other word… the bare bone needs. With an excess of funds, we'd be able to finish the film sooner and be able to add the "bells and whistles" that would only make the film stronger. This could mean a more powerful score, stronger marketing to get the film out there and more polished finishing touches (DVD menu, packaging, etc.)
Can I Gift An Incentive? YES! Great idea. If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through all the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, this action must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.
Now that the film is funded, when will it release? Great question and there's no short answer. The release of BBOY FOR LIFE is largely determined on a.) how well it does at film festivals and b.) what type of distribution deal it can receive. The success of these steps is greatly dependent on this Kickstarter campaign. Our desire is to release BBOY FOR LIFE sooner rather than later so that we can market the film and make an impact on the ground in Guatemala.
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made? YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time? Unfortunately, nothing. If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all cost!
How do we contact you? We'd love to talk to you! Contact us at info@nadusfilms. We promise we'll get back to you!
If I donate, when can I redeem the incentive? All incentives will be delivered when humanly possible. Some incentives are release sensitive, where others can be sent prior to a release. The personal incentives will be handled immediately IF funding comes through for the BBOY FOR LIFE Kickstarter campaign!
Who does the money go to? Every penny (minus the small fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the post-production budget of BBOY FOR LIFE. Your money goes directly to the funding of this film!
$20k seems like a low number for a movie budget. Doesn’t it? You are correct. Fortunately, we were able to raise over $119k thus far to complete all of pre-production, all of production and some of post-production. Keep in mind that the minimum we're asking for is $20k. Anything above and beyond that amount will greatly help in the advancement of this film (editing, music score and marketing).
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to email us here: info@NadusFilms.com
::: Coury Deeb :::
Founder/Director of Nadus Films
Viral Video(s) from Production of BBOY for Life... more to come. Check back!!!
Images taken during production in Guatemala City for BBOY FOR LIFE...
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