**WATCH DIRECTOR, CORI MCKENNA, EXPLAIN WHY WE ARE MAKING THIS MOVIE **
BRUK OUT: "to get unruly, wild, or rebellious"
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Bruk Out! looks deep inside the raw, energetic world of Jamaican Dancehall culture through the eyes of the powerful women at its heart – Dancehall Queens. Often criticized for being lewd and aggressively sexual, these daring performers have turned Jamaican street dance into a massive global phenomenon.
Bruk Out! follows six of the best Dancehall Queens from around the world—Japan, Italy, America, Poland, Spain, and of course, Jamaica—as they prepare to do battle at the world's biggest dancehall competition. Visually provocative and emotionally intimate, their stories converge in a never-before-seen look into the life of the Dancehall Queen.
Bruk Out! is about 60% shot. We still have a lot left to do! We need to shoot with dancers in Europe and Japan (Dancehall is a huge global phenomenon), and of course we have to edit the movie. That's A LOT of traveling, and A LOT of $$$$$!
And that's where YOU come in. We already have some great stuff -- out-of-control parties, family dinners, intimate moments, motorbike rides at sunset, and of course, DANCING. But it's your contributions that will keep us going, help us finish, and bring this movie and these women to the world. It's been amazing so far, and we can't wait to shoot the rest.
WHY WE'RE MAKING THIS MOVIE
Dancehall is happening NOW. It has incorporated itself so completely into pop culture, most of us don't even realize it. Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Miley...their dance moves AND music borrow from Dancehall roots. We can show you where it all comes from.
We ALSO want to explore how a dance borne from poverty and oppression has transformed into a vehicle of empowerment for the women who perform.
Women around the world are often subjected to confusing double standards about their sexuality. Even in progressive nations, women are asked to straddle a fine line when it comes to their bodies - dress sexy, but not too sexy...be provocative but not aggressive.
In the eyes of many, Dancehall Queens have crossed that line, and can be accused of objectifying themselves. But what we've found in making this movie is quite the opposite. These women use Dancehall to express themselves, to own their sexuality, and to gain confidence in every part of their lives.
WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO
TRAVEL AND PRODUCTION (Flights for crew to Poland, Spain, Italy and Japan, lodging, equipment, meals, crew expenses) = $20,000
POST-PRODUCTION (Editor, Color Correction, Sound Mixing) = $15,000
MUSIC RIGHTS AND CLEARANCES (We want to bring the most relevant, exciting Dancehall music to the soundtrack!) = $15,000
Risks and challenges
Because this film follows women from around the world, the hardest part is traveling to film them. We will need to coordinate with them, hire local crews/fixers, and be organized with equipment and travel insurance. However, we have a solid 2-month production plan for our remaining international shoots, plus an additional 20 week post-production schedule, with clear goals and deadlines. In short, we are getting it done! After all, we can't let these incredible women down.
Based on years of combined experience with television and documentary production, we are confident we will overcome any obstacles during this crazy journey.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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