Project & Intent
The goal behind this project is to re-create what was formerly known as The Brewery Show. Brewfiles is short for "Brewery Profiles," and that's what the essence of the show will be.
Brewfiles isa webseries about the craft beer movement and its culture. Each episode will focus on craft breweries, their story, the brewmasters and owners. We will profile a new brewery for each episode, learn why they do what they do, how beer drinkers and beer bloggers have helped push these small businesses further along, and examine how the community has helped them grow. Another goal is to visit other fun beer industry locations. For example, Maltsters, Hop Farmers, and other fermented beverage creators (ie. Hard cider). Episodes will be hosted by beer bloggers or community craft beer experts in the region -- or myself if required.
Funding + Costs
Funding will be used to cover travel, and basic production expenses for myself, a crew member/production assistant, as we visit each brewery, to produce 1 season of the new show. To be as cost-effective as possible, we'll aim to cover a few breweries during each visit. Costs such as gas, tolls, a hotel, and cheap food will be included. Flights are required for cross country-episodes, potential car rental fees as well. Unfortunately the budget to produce the show exceeds my wallet and bank account -- your help will make it 100% possible.
I own much of the needed equipment, so the only things required are listed above... with exception of few minor gear additions to allow for multiple shoots per trip.
We will travel to multiple breweries, shoot episodes, and then release them either bi-monthly, or monthly, attempting to use "block shooting" (ie. A few episodes shot in one trip).
I am an editor, camera operator, and producer, and will be creating each episode from beginning to end, as I have in the past with The Brewery Show.
Progress / Status
The project is in the pre-production stage. Beyond logos, graphics/design, social networking, and some production graphics and documentation, everything else is easy to launch and will be ready to go relatively quickly.
We'll aim to begin shooting and producing the show for 6-12 months, or as long as the the funding can be stretched. It should be capable of covering between 12 to 18 episodes (hopefully more) depending on travel expenses at the time of production.
Fortunately for the show concept... according to the Brewers Association, there were 1,759 breweries in the US in 2010. If we start with the first 18 breweries, just imagine how much more material is left undiscovered and ready for your entertainment!
Anything you can do to help make this project a reality is greatly appreciated! Feel free to take a look at the perks, re-read everything I've typed up, and post or email me any questions you might have. Thanks for your time and donations!