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Watch Now: Trailer for "Dear Daddy" Documentary About Fatherless Young Women

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 23, 2011 6:51 AM
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Thanks to S&A regular reader CareyCarey for bringing this to my attention. The feature-length documentary Dear Daddy by Janks Morton is currently raising funds through THIS Indiegogo campaign. The film has raised $8,227 of the $6,000 goal with 24 days left.

Kickstarter Campaign: "Pariah" Producer Nekisa Cooper's "Five Nights in Maine"

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • August 23, 2011 5:43 AM
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Nekisa Cooper's critically acclaimed Pariah will be released in theaters this fall and will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival next month. However, Cooper has another project she's currently concentrating on along with cinematographer Bradford Young (Mississippi Damned, Restless City, Pariah, Middle of Nowhere) called Five Nights in Maine.

Giancarlo Esposito On Next Film "This Is Your Death" + His Role As Crime Lord In "I, Alex Cross"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 22, 2011 4:46 AM
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A worthwhile listen... Giancarlo Esposito chats with local TV anchors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, about the Albuquerque Film Festival, an initiative he heads called Film For Change, his role in Breaking Bad, his process/method in tackling roles, and more... including what he's currently working on... a film titled This Is Your Death, which he describes as "an unflinching look at reality TV"

"Awkward Black Girl" Is Extending Its Season & Needs Your Help! (Fundraising) 2 Weeks Left!

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 28, 2011 9:11 AM
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You're familiar with the series; a lot of you have expressed your love for it; so, help a sistah out if you can. She's trying to raise $30,000 in 30 days! As of the time of this posting, she's raised $18,732. Nice! But she's got about another $11,300 to go with 2 weeks left. Watch the pitch below, and click in the widget underneath:

Blackjack Returns: The New Adventures of Arron Day (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 30, 2011 7:08 AM
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Watch the pitch below from writer Alex Simmons on reviving the 1990s comic book series he created called, Blackjack, the Adventures of Arron Day. And if you're buying what he's selling, by all means, click within the Kickstarter widget underneath to donate to his cause. I trust you'll do the right thing :)

Help Fund "Super Temps" - 3D Comedy Short About A Guy Who Needs A Job

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 24, 2011 6:34 AM
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He's already reached his goal, but don't let that stop you from contributing, as there are still 5 hours to go till the campaign ends. Watch the video below, and, if motivated to do so, click within the widget underneath to learn a lot more about the filmmaker and project, and donate.

Watch Trailer For "Color Outside The Lines: A Tattoo Documentary"

  • By Monique
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  • June 23, 2011 9:29 AM
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From Artemus Jenkins and acclaimed tattoo artist Miya Bailey comes the documentary film, Color Outside the Lines: A Tattoo Documentary. Ah, a topic close to my heart! From their kickstarter page:

Watch "Indisputable Swagger" By Tahir Jeter (Fundraising; Maybe I Should Add That It's Mildly NSFW?)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2011 2:28 AM
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Tahir Jeter - whose short film Close (a 2011 Sundance Film Festival selection), has been highlighted previously on this site - is fundraising for his next film titled A Reasonable Doubt, which is a Fractured Atlas-sponsored project.

Fundraising Effort For Sequel To 2006 Campy Horror Movie "Holla"

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 8:20 AM
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If you saw and liked the first film, which Lionsgate released in 2007, then you'll be glad to know that the team behind it are prepping to make a sequel. Read on...

WeOwnTV - Picturing Independence: A Positive Revolution (Fundraising)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 7, 2011 2:13 AM
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‘Picturing Independence: A Positive Revolution’ is a year-long production initiative to create a group of short films that celebrate the Sierra Leone of yesterday and today. As a country Sierra Leon [celebrated] its 50th Anniversary of Independence on April 27th 2011. The films are being created by a group of young Sierra Leoneans who are a part of a film/video collective called WeOwnTV (which roughly translates to “Our Own TV” in Sierra Leonean Krio).