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!
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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