Kickstart This: Teens from Reel Works Direct New Film '72Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?'
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Kickstart This: Teens from Reel Works Direct New Film '72Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?'

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Reel Works, one of the leading youth media non-profits in the USA, is raising $20,000 on Kickstarter for their first feature length project.

 

 

Based on their own lives, “72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?” follows the intersecting stories of a group of Brooklyn teens over the course of three days as they search for connection, freedom and yes, love.  Think American Graffiti in Brownsville – a positive, complex depiction of real teens with real dreams and struggles – from their POV.

 

Twelve talented young filmmakers are collaborating with director Raafi Rivero, one of the winning filmmakers from the Shadow and Act Digital Filmmaker Showcase, to shape their ideas into a real screenplay, which will be produced in August.  Teens will play themselves along with professional actors in the lead roles.  A professional crew will mentor teens behind the camera on a real feature production.

 

The project has over $10,000 in pledges with 14 days to go. By backing this project you are supporting the mentoring of talented young black filmmakers and helping them tell their own stories by making a real feature film that will open a window on a world that is not seen in mainstream media.  Backers are invited to read and comment on the script, view rough cuts and even write lines of dialogue.

 

 

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