Kings Point, a documentary about aging in America, is a story about six seniors living in a retirement community of 15,000 people. Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 9, 2011.
About this project
Kings Point is a documentary film that profiles six residents who have lived, for over 20 years, in a retirement community that has over 15,000 people in it. The stories of these long-time residents, in what is essentially a small age-segregated city (you have to be over 55 to live there), highlight the struggles of aging in a community comprised entirely of your peers, virtually cut off from children and grandchildren, who often live thousands of miles away. Kings Point will offer a moving and often humorous look at this uniquely American phenomenon, exposing the often grim reality that lies beneath the sunny promise of an “active retirement lifestyle.”
85 hours of footage has been shot, and we are now in post-production, looking for funds to hire an editor so we can complete the film.
We need the support of people like you to donate AND share the trailer to help spread the word to others. We can't even begin to explain the impact your gift makes on the film (for example, $75 will pay for one hour of editing!), and without your support we won't be able to finish this film. Donations beyond our Kickstarter goal are welcome, every little bit helps. Please partner with us to make completing this film a reality!
If you are not in a position to make a donation, we could still use your help! Share the trailer and details of our Kickstarter campaign with all your friends by doing one or more of the following:
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Pledge $25 or more
Your name in the Thank You section of the website.
Pledge $50 or more
The above PLUS a SIGNED copy of the completed DVD.
Pledge $75 or more
All the above PLUS your name in the credits of the film.
Pledge $100 or more
All the above PLUS a promo Kings Point T-shirt or baseball cap, to be delivered in early 2011.
Pledge $250 or more
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A pair of tickets to the San Francisco Sinfonietta's performance of Paul Mc Cartney's "Liverpool Oratorio" on May 21st 2011 in San Francisco, conducted by Maestro Urs Steiner. Only two pairs available to first two backers. PLUS a signed copy of the DVD and your name in the credits of the film.
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers All gone!
Name in the Thank You section of the website, in the Thank You section of the end-credits, a Kings Point promo t-shirt or hat and signed DVD PLUS an oral history of your family or friends by director, Sari Gilman. Travel and lodging expenses for director and any additional crew needed not included.
Pledge $1,000 or more
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Name in the Thank You section of the website, in the Thank You section of the end-credits, a Kings Point promo t-shirt or hat and signed DVD, PLUS dinner and a private screening of the movie with the director, Sari Gilman.
Pledge $5,000 or more
All of the above in the $1000 reward plus an "Consulting Producer" credit in the film.
- (60 days)