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A feature length documentary that follows the journey of several steel bands in NY as they prepare to compete in Panorama.
141 backers pledged $6,886 to help bring this project to life.

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                           PANORAMA: JAMMING TO THE TOP

A real look at the challenges bands and players overcome to play steel pan in Brooklyn.

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Panorama: Jamming to the Top follows the journey of several steel bands in NY as they prepare to compete in an annual steel band competition that’s held behind the Brooklyn museum, known as Panorama.

The story is all about the journey. It’s about this vibrant community in Brooklyn and how much they love steel pan. Through their preparation for Panorama, we see how their love and passion helps them to overcome several challenges and obstacles facing the pan community in Brooklyn.

Panorama: Jamming to the Top will give viewers a whole new appreciation for the steel bands that do and do not make it to the Panorama competition. It will give audiences a behind the scenes look into the lives of a modern day pan player and the sacrifices they make to play pan in their community.

Over 30 pan players and supporters participated in this documentary.

 WE NEED TO KEEP PAN ALIVE IN BROOKLYN 

  • Rents are going up and bands are getting pushed out of their yards. 
  • Panorama attendance continues to decrease and the number of bands able to participate continues to drop. 
  • A majority of the people outside the pan community don't even know Panorama exists, let alone where to see local bands. 

THE TIME TO SUPPORT PAN IS NOW!

OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $6600 
FOR POST PRODUCTION SERVICES

  • Sound Mixing 
  • Sound Design
  • Color Correction
  • Music Licensing
  • Final Edit & Graphics
  • Festival Submissions

WHEN YOU GIVE TO THIS DOCUMENTARY, YOU'RE ALSO GIVING BACK TO THE PAN COMMUNITY.

A percentage of proceeds from several perks will go directly to support arranges, pan players, and artists in Brooklyn, NY.

 Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our Kickstarter page. Your support is truly appreciated. Please visit purplesteelproductions.com for more information.

Risks and challenges

The only risk is not finishing the documentary. We've come too far to not finish it, we're going to knock this out the park. There are so many people rooting for us and the success of this project. We will not let them down. There are already two rough drafts of the project and we are preparing for the final draft.

I'm super passionate about this project and will not rest until it's done. Ok, I'm going to rest, but the project will be complete by the end of May.

Thank you so much for your support!!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thank You!

    A personal thank you from me on social media.

    Thank you for being a supporter of steel pan in Brooklyn, NY.

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    Digital Poster & Extended J'ouvert Scene

    Receive a high resolution digital copy of the official documentary poster.

    Gain access to watch an exciting extended scene of J'ouvert celebrations in Brooklyn.

    Thank you for helping to spread the love of steel pan in Brooklyn.

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    • Digital Download of Poster
    • Social Media Shout Out
    • J'ouvert Extended Scene
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    Audio Recordings

    A suite of audio recordings from the pan yard featuring two Brooklyn arrangers + a soca song.

    A portion of the proceeds with go directly towards pan arrangers & artists in Brooklyn, NY.

    Thank you for directly supporting pan artists in Brooklyn and their craft.

    Includes:
    • Pan Yard Audio Recordings + Soca Song
    • Digital Download of Poster
    • J'ouvert Extended Scene
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    Umbiyozo Digital Download

    Umbiyozo is an umbrella youth development organisation uniting and servicing 18 community-based, traditional song-and-dance troupes across Cape Town's townships.

    I filmed and edited their first DVD over the summer of 2011. It features several dance groups in Cape Town.

    A portion or the proceeds will go directly toward the Umbiyozo organization.

    Thank you for supporting the arts locally and abroad.

    Includes:
    • Digital Download of Umbiyozo
    • Pan Yard Audio Recordings + Soca Song
    • Digital Download of Poster
    • J'ouvert Extended Scene
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    Signed Umbiyozo DVD

    Umbiyozo is an umbrella youth development organization uniting and servicing 18 community-based, traditional song-and-dance troupes across Cape Town's townships.

    I filmed and edited their first DVD over the summer of 2011. It features several dance groups in Cape Town.

    A portion or the proceeds will go directly toward the Umbiyozo organization.

    Thank you for supporting the arts locally and abroad.

    Includes:
    • Signed Umbiyozo DVD
    • Digital Download of Umbiyozo
    • Pan Yard Audio Recordings + Soca Song
    • Digital Download of Poster
    • J'ouvert Extended Scene
    • Social Media Shout Out
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    Special Thanks Credit

    Get your name on the big screen. Your name will appear in the "special thanks" section of the credits.

    Thank you for supporting the pan community in Brooklyn, NY!

    Includes:
    • Special Thanks Credit
    • Digital Download of Umbiyozo
    • Pan Yard Audio Recordings + Soca Song
    • Digital Download of Poster
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    VIP Screening Invite

    Be amongst the first to see the completed film at a private screening in NYC with VIP access for you and a guest.

    Thank you for joining us in keeping steel pan in Brooklyn alive!

    Includes:
    • VIP Screening Invite
    • Special Thanks Credit
    • Digital Download of Umbiyozo
    • Pan Yard Audio Recordings + Soca Song
    • Digital Download of Poster
    • J'ouvert Extended Scene
    • Social Media Shout Out
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    Steel Pan Lesson in Brooklyn

    Ever wanted to play pan? Now's the time! Get a personalized steel pan lesson from the Brooklyn arranger, artist, composer and teacher - Khuent Rose.

    Lesson must take place in Brooklyn and must be redeemed in 2018. Lesson will be 60 minutes.

    Thank you for supporting an artist who is actively working to teach the next generation about the steel pan and music theory.

    Includes:
    • Steel Pan Lesson
    • VIP Screening Invite
    • Special Thanks Credit
    • Digital Download of Umbiyozo
    • Pan Yard Audio Recordings + Soca Song
    • Digital Download of Poster
    • J'ouvert Extended Scene
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    Personalized Song

    Brooklyn artist TruthCity will write a 1-2 minute song for you, about you. Just tell us a little bit about yourself.

    You will receive a digital copy of the song for personal use.

    Thank you for supporting local artists in Brooklyn, NY.

    Includes:
    • Personalized Song
    • VIP Screening Invite
    • Special Thanks Credit
    • Digital Download of Umbiyozo
    • Pan Yard Audio Recordings + Soca Song
    • Digital Download of Poster
    • J'ouvert Extended Scene
    • Social Media Shout Out
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    Sponsor

    We'll feature your name and business logo in the film credits and on the documentary website.

    Thank you for your dedication to help the steel pan culture in Brooklyn, NY thrive.

    Includes:
    • Name and Logo featured in Credits and Webpage
    • VIP Screening Invite
    • Digital Download of Umbiyozo
    • Pan Yard Audio Recordings + Soca Song
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    • J'ouvert Extended Scene
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    Associate Producer

    Become an Associate Producer of the documentary. Your name will be listed in the credits as an Associate Producer.

    Thank you for contributing to the pan movement in Brooklyn, NY!

    Includes:
    • Associate Producer Credit
    • VIP Screening Invite
    • Digital Download of Umbiyozo
    • Pan Yard Audio Recordings + Soca Song
    • Digital Download of Poster
    • J'ouvert Extended Scene
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    Executive Producer

    You are now an Executive Producer of Panorama: Jamming to the Top. Your name will be listed in the credits and on the website as an Executive Producer.

    Thank you for your backing and support. You're helping to support a movement, pan players, and a tradition in Brooklyn, NY.

    Includes:
    • Executive Producer Credit
    • VIP Screening Invite
    • Digital Download of Umbiyozo
    • Pan Yard Audio Recordings + Soca Song
    • Digital Download of Poster
    • J'ouvert Extended Scene
    • Social Media Shout Out
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- (30 days)