About this project
***********NEW REACH GOAL $45,000**********
Wow, thank you so much for all your support! We've reached our initial goal, but we’re not done yet! The more money we raise the better movie we can make, the more people that will see the film, and the more people we can inspire to grow food no matter where they live.
To be honest, our budget for post-production is a lot more than $35K…as you
all know this was all-or-nothing so we didn’t want to set our goal too
high. Thanks for your continued
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GROWING CITIES is a feature-length documentary that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.The film follows two friends on their journey across the country as they meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time.
Along the way they learn that this grassroots movement takes many forms – from those growing food in their backyards to activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more. At its core, the film asks people to re-imagine what’s possible in urban settings and consider creating GROWING CITIES of their own—places that are healthier, more sustainable, and socially just
WHAT WE’RE DOING:
We need to raise at least $35,000 by May 12th to prepare for an early 2013 release.
WHY WE NEED YOUR MONEY:
We have gathered over 140 hours of incredible footage from 80+ urban farms across America but we need your help to tell these farmers' stories. We need funds to help cover the costs of finishing the film – including hiring an editor, covering licensing fees, plus paying for graphics, music, and other elements of post-production.
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT GROWING CITIES:
· Make a pledge. Right now. On Kickstarter. You get sweet prizes AND a chance to support a great cause. Your support, no matter how small (or large) makes a BIG difference to us. Please check out the donation tiers on the right to find the level and prize that’s right for you.
· Please spread the word! Tell your friends, your family, your social networks. Without grassroots support our film will not be possible. So send the URL of this page with a heartfelt endorsement to everyone you know and encourage folks to donate. You can also share this link on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, by email, or via blog post.
· If you have other ideas for how we can raise funds please contact us! We’re happy to do interviews, write blogs, sell our kidneys, etc.
PARTNERS, COLLABORATORS, & SUPPORTERS:
We’re eternally grateful to everyone has supported us thus far including Dartmouth College, Whole Foods, the REAP Fund, Good Food Media Group and countless individuals, friends, and farmers along the way.
We’re also thrilled to be able to feature music from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes, fresh from our hometown of Omaha, NE.
HOW KICKSTARTER WORKS:
Kickstarter is an online funding platform for creative projects driven by an all-or-nothing approach. If we don’t raise our goal of $35,000, we lose everything and no money changes hands. If we do reach our goal, the film will come out in early 2013. Our campaign lasts only 30 days and that month will go fast. If you can, please pledge now because it will help build crucial momentum.
During our campaign and beyond we will keep you updated on the progress of the film and welcome all feedback and comments.
Thank you very much for being a part of our journey!
Dan Susman & Andrew Monbouquette
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