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.

Jun 132011

Thanks to everybody who helped make our My Brooklyn shoot on Saturday a fantastic experience. With the help of cinematographer Quenell Jones, Sundree’s Philip Shung, Steele of Smif N’ Wessun and a crack team of students from Hunter College and NYU Polytech, we shot what will become our fundraising video. We created an outdoor set at Cumberland and Dekalb in Fort Greene, and talked with a bunch of Brooklynites — old and new — about the changes they see happening to the borough, how they feel about them and what they hope for the future. My Brooklyn is definitely Our Brooklyn, let’s work together to keep it real, diverse, affordable and great!

Check out this short & sweet video by Carter Magazine that shows a bit of the behind the scenes on set:


My Brooklyn Documentary from CARTERâ„¢ Magazine on Vimeo.