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Cost of Construction focuses on a string of controversial deaths on the most expensive commercial construction project in US History...

APRIL 21st UPDATE: 

THANK YOU ALL, BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! 

We have reached our minimum goal thanks to all our current contributors.  Thank you all so much!   But there is a lot more to do to make sure this film is completed with the quality and attention to detail it deserves.

PLEASE HELP US DOUBLE OUR GOAL SO WE CAN BRING BACK THE GOODS! 

We just got back from a very intense and powerful shoot in Las Vegas. The money and in-kind contributions have gone a long way and we have the goods to prove it. We have one of our final trips already planned for next week! 

YOUR MONEY HARD AT WORK:  

Please click on the UPDATE section at the top of this page to see pictures and captions describing what we accomplished on our last shoot. 

MORE INFO ABOUT THE FILM: 

The Filmmaker and the Project

I'm Jordan Ehrlich, the director of Cost of Construction. I have been producing documentaries for over 10 years and this is the most important story I have ever worked on yet.     

That is why I have teamed up with Flavia Colgan and her production company C-Force Productions.  Flavia's many years of experience producing important documentaries and advocating on behalf of people who need their voice heard by policy makers as well as the general public will be an invaluable asset in getting this film done and done right!  

But we need your support! 

Cost of Construction is a documentary film about the safety of American workers. The film focuses on a string of controversial deaths that took place on the most expensive commercial construction project in US History, called CityCenter which opened this past year on the Las Vegas Strip.   The film goes on to investigate a pattern of hazardous deregulations, overturned violations, and dangerous negligence at the highest corporate and governmental levels exposing a national safety system in crisis. 

The Impact

This film can help change outdated policy and potentially save lives. There are so many worthy causes out there and this is one that often slips through the cracks.  (4 construction workers die each day in America on average).  Your involvement in this project will go a long way in helping get this film finished and could ultimately go a long way in making it safer for American workers and increase their chances of coming home to their families each night. 

Except for one PBS special nearly five years ago, there has been very little done on this topic.  What happened at the CityCenter could happen again. Help ensure it doesn't. 

What We Need & What You Get (How your contribution will help!) 

The funds raised from this campaign will go to the following:

-Production expenses for the final key interviews. 

-Crew travel, back and forth from LA to Las Vegas and Washington D.C. 

-Increasing our team to include expert researches to help cross-reference governement documents and investigation reports.

-Time, resources and personnel required for editing a full 30-45 minute cut of the film.

-For being a part of this you can get a number of rewards ranging from a credit with your name or organization in the film to a signed copy of the finished feature film on DVD to one of our limited run Cost of Construction T-shirts designed by Italian artist Jack LaMotta.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us. 

Sincerely, 

Jordan Ehrlich and Flavia Colgan

jordan@cavelightfilms.com 

THANK YOU!  

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