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From rust to renewal, through its neighborhoods, citizens, and stories, we examine what it takes to revive a uniquely timeless city.
From rust to renewal, through its neighborhoods, citizens, and stories, we examine what it takes to revive a uniquely timeless city.
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Buffalo Hates You Too, A Love Story / Documentary Film

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Yippee! You did it Buffalo...thank you! Because we still have 3 days left in our campaign, we decided to increase our goal to $30,000. Another $5,000 will get us on our way to auditioning, hiring, and creating an original score for the film! We have exciting news about this new goal on our website...go there now!  buffalohatesyoutoo.com

Okay, maybe Buffalo doesn’t hate you, but it’s pretty tired of being perceived as a hopeless, snowbound, rust-belt dystopia.

Decades of economic struggle have seen the city’s population shrink, its infrastructure crumble, and its civic self-esteem severely challenged. But now, in the midst of what looks like a genuine renaissance, Buffalo is picking itself up, dusting itself off, and looking its detractors right in the eye.

In many ways, Buffalo is a town that time forgot, a holdout from the increasing homogenization and corporate blandness that threatens the character of many American cities. Strange, beautiful, and often frustrating, Buffalo is something increasingly rare in American life – a real place.

Against the backdrop of a blossoming economy and major civic projects, Buffalo Hates You, Too: A Love Story will paint a vivid picture of where the city has been, where it’s going, and the struggles it must address to truly recover. By looking closely at the Queen City’s neighborhoods, citizens, and stories,this full-length feature film will open your eyes to a remarkable American city and the people who (mostly) love it.

This full-length feature film will be created for worldwide distribution. A two-year project, the film will help capture the unique character of the City of Buffalo, but it will also start a national dialogue about what works when attempting to revive a fallen city.

Our goal for this campaign is just a fraction of what the film will ultimately cost. The initial funding of $25,000 will help us with the first steps in the long process of creating an amazing documentary film. Specifically, your contribution will help us fund the necessary publicity, promotion, and pounding the pavement in an effort to build our army of supporters. Additionally, we are actively scouting out locations for filming, auditioning talent, and getting our ducks in a row (equipment rental, obtaining permits, etc, etc) to begin filming in October!

The Rewards!

Adorable Boy and His Dog
Adorable Boy and His Dog
Collectible poster hand printed at WNYBAC
Collectible poster hand printed at WNYBAC
BHU2 t-shirt screen printed by hand at WNYBAC!
BHU2 t-shirt screen printed by hand at WNYBAC!
Director's chair from the set of BHU2!
Director's chair from the set of BHU2!

Risks and challenges

When making a film, the creative team will always encounter challenges. Because the film team includes professionals, Eric Porterfield and John Paget, we believe that our collaboration has the skill set necessary to navigate issues as they may arise.

We believe that solid planning, strong communication, dedication, decades of professional experience, and the amazing community of Buffalo, NY, will help us overcome any obstacle.

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    For just $5 the team will toast to your good health and you will become the proud owner of a digital copy of Adorable Boy and His Dog!

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    Become the proud owner of a digital copy of Adorable Cat with Her Mouse! Who wouldn't want this reward?!?! See update #1 for details!

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    Say what?!? For just 5 bucks you can own a digital copy of a chicken and his adorable boy! See update #2 for details!

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    GET A POSTER! Get yourself a copy of our limited edition Buffalo Hates You Too, A Love Story poster printed by our friends at Western New York Book Arts Center! You'll also get a digital copy of Adorable Boy and His Dog to tide you over until your print arrives. And a toast to your health!

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    GET THE DVD! Be the first to receive a copy of the Buffalo Hates You Too DVD upon its official release in winter of 2016! And of course, a digital copy of Adorable Boy and His Dog to enjoy while you wait!

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    BHU2 T-SHIRT AND POSTER! Enjoy a hand-screened Buffalo Hates You, Too t-shirt made by the committed artisans at WNYBAC in Buffalo AND our beautiful poster! Don't forget, you also get a digital copy of Adorably Boy and His Dog!

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    BHU2 T-SHIRT AND A DVD! Enjoy a hand-screened Buffalo Hates You, Too t-shirt made by the committed artisans at WNYBAC in Buffalo AND a copy of the DVD upon it's release! And of course, a digital copy of Adorably Boy and His Dog!

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    T-SHIRT, DVD, AND POSTER! Want the whole shebang? For just $75 it's yours!

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    BECOME AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR of Buffalo Hates You Too! Your business, your nonprofit, or your team are eligible to become the official (fill in the blank) of BHU2. Only available during our Kickstarter campaign, this reward level comes with a special promotional poster for your business and DVD upon its release. Most importantly, you will be recognized on our social media sites and thanked on our website. Who wouldn't want this reward?! IMPORTANT! To claim your fame as an official sponsor, please email your company information and logo to kelly@bedlamfilmleague.com so we can thank you immediately!

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    YOUR NAME IN THE FILM! Not only will you receive a t-shirt, poster, and a copy of the DVD, but you will be recognized in the closing credits of Buffalo Hates You Too! Instant fame!

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    DIRECTOR'S CHAIR AND MORE! In addition to the DVD, recognition in the credits, the collector's poster, and the official BHU2 t-shirt, you'll be hand-delivered (if you're local to Western New York) a director's chair from the set of BHU2 by one of the film's creative team. If we can't hand deliver it, we promise to send along a really nice note!

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    A GOLDEN TICKET! In addition to all the lovely items listed above, you'll receive two tickets to the red carpet premier screening of Buffalo Hates You Too and an invitation to the after party!
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    A GOLDEN TICKET AND MORE! In addition to all the lovely items listed above, you'll receive two tickets to the red carpet premier screening of Buffalo Hates You Too and an invitation to the after party! PLUS an invitation to the very exclusive cocktail party and press conference before the screening!
    (Canadians, if you'd like this reward, we can hold your chair for you until the night of the event!)

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Funding period

- (30 days)