Jul 312011

I’m proud to say that we’ve now topped the $12,000 mark in our Kickstarter campaign. And we just released our fifth update which features Co-Producer Lisa Willis and photographer Jamel Shabazz: http://vimeo.com/26866013. What better time than to tell you about a fundraising party that Filmwax is throwing at the Fifth Estate bar in Park Slope.

Celebrate & Participate! There will be Cocktails! A DJ! Dancing! And clips from the film!.

Meet the filmmakers, including the wonderful Kelly Anderson, and other special guests who are working on this project and the issues the film covers.

The party takes place on Thursday, August 25 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at The Fifth Estate bar located at 506 5th Avenue, between 12th & 13th Streets, in Park Slope Brooklyn.

Jul 252011

Forgive me if I feel like breaking out in song, to Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer, but yeah, we’re (more than) halfway to our $20,000 Kickstarter goal, and it feels like we’re livin’ on a prayer.

With your help we can finish this film and get it out into the world, where it belongs, to do some good around making Brooklyn, and your city and more equitable, sustainable and diverse place to live.

For some key background info about the subject matter the film delves into, you can watch Producer Allison Lirish Dean talk about the 2004 Downtown Brooklyn rezoning and see clips from the film here:

My Brooklyn Kickstarter Video #2 from Kelly Anderson on Vimeo.

Jul 052011

kickstarter logoWe are $20,000 away from finishing My Brooklyn, and have launched a kickstarter.com campaign to help us raise the money we need to take it home. This has been a labor of love so far, but we really can’t finish without hiring an editor to help us bring it into sharp focus. We have some great rewards for our contributors, including custom dog tag necklaces, T-shirts and signed copies of Jamel Shabazz’s new book (click here to see pictures). Most importantly, you will have the great feeling associated with doing your part to keep Brooklyn the diverse, interesting, affordable place it has been to so many of us for decades now. There is something we can do to return democracy to planning! Go to www.kickstarter.com to find out more and to contribute. A true thank you from the bottom of our hearts!