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America Foreclosed

Tell compelling stories of individuals dealing with foreclosures throughout the US, while comparing Hoovervilles from 1930's situation.

America Foreclosed

Tell compelling stories of individuals dealing with foreclosures throughout the US, while comparing Hoovervilles from 1930's situation.

$20
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backer
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 1 2013 8:24 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 1, 2013

About

To document compelling true stories on individuals that are in the process of losing or whom have lost their home. The film will use the compare and contrast method to illustrate how the banks and ill method of their ways of selling and quick to take back sales; with the example of the Hooverville (shantytown) eras during the Great Depression. In the 1930’s after the stock market crash, the banks took thousands of homes widespread across America. The irony in the compare and contrast is that in recent years during our close to our second depression…millions of homes were taken widespread across America, and there were “Bushvilles” which in turn converted to “Obamavilles” during the change of presidency. Hoovervilles can obvious happen again! The plan is to educate others on how the state of the economy, made by major errors on the banks behalf, can control and affect our housing situation.

We hope to get a historian from New York City – Central Park area to discuss on camera about one of the largest Hoovervilles of the 1930’s. As well as, in Seattle, where it was recorded as one of the largest and longest lasting Hoovervilles of the 1930’s.

We would like to share stories from people now in the present. We found that the following states are some of the highest in percentages of foreclosures: Florida, Nevada, Ohio an d California. Ideally, we would like to concentrate on three, Florida, Nevada and California.

We would also like to get, if possible, a real estate agent, marshal (in charge of eviction of foreclosures), and bank representative (currently working or has worked recently). We’d also like to film an actual auction in process.

Risks and challenges

Well, the great thing about this project is that I already have a backer via the OCC Shorts linked to the Newport Beach Film Festival! My backer is supporting me and my project. He has given us a head start of $1,000. Plus the in on having us screen this project at the OCC Shorts/Newport Beach Film Festival! America Foreclosed will be screened at the OCC Shorts/Newport Beach Film Festival 2014!

We plan on submitting this project to several other film festivals, however, just because we already have it scheduled to be screened at the OCC Shorts/Newport Beach Film Festival, it does not mean that it is a guarantee with other film festivals. This project may only be screened at the OCC Shorts/Newport Beach Film Festival.

We do have a very dedicated and educated crew. The funding we seek is mainly to cover cost of traveling. After all the title of the project is America Foreclosed, we don't want to just focus on one state, but several states! The risks is that we don't get the full funding, and may have to drive to neighboring states, but we confident in our project and confident in you and your support.

Regardless, we have plan A, B and C. We're already phasing out of our pre-production and phasing into production. We're confident in our project and will present it not only towards the festival circuit, but attempt to find distribution in the educational background.

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