Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Baltimore Film needs your Donation! Big or small!

Photos (c) Joyce Kim

Putty Hill is a new film shot in Baltimore in the summer of 2009, and is director (and Red Prairie friend) Matt Porterfield's second feature legnth. Synopsis: A young man dies of a heroin overdose in an abandoned house in Baltimore. On the eve of his funeral, family and friends gather to commemorate his life. Their shared memories paint a portrait of a community hanging in the balance, skewed by poverty, city living, and a generational divide, united in their pursuit of a new American Dream.
The film is currently in post production, and fund raising and needs your help!

Why do you readers of THIS blog care?

Because Red Prairie Press's very own Phil Davis (that adorable bearded guy in our booth at craft fairs that you have asked "What size do you think I am?" & who has awkwardly responded ..."um.... I don't know... small? ask my wife?") was on sound design for this film! I almost shrieked out loud at the priview night when I saw that his name was practically FIRST after Matt's name. GO TEAM!!!!
Back to fundraising though: The crew is using an awesome online fundraising tool call "kick starter" which despite being already over 19K in funds, will not earn them a cent unless they reach their final goal of 20K TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT! (Kickstarter takes "pledges" rather than actual money until the date of the fundraising finish, at which time the funraiser has successfully made it to their goal - and they get ALL of the money they've been pledged - or they don't get ANY of the money & the pledgers credit cards are never charged! All or nothing.)

You can visit the page right here to donate, and the minimum donation is only a dollar! You have a dollar, don't you?

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