"Kinfolk," is a short narrative film Executive Produced by Lamarco McClendon & Keyera Williams. Set in Inglewood, CA the story opens with a flashback of a young boy being killed in his own home while his younger sister is forced to watch. Years later, Kyrie finds herself falling in love with the man of her dreams until she makes a heartbreaking discovery one night at dinner.
Making a high quality film isn't free and involves a lot of moving pieces. Here's how we plan to use the money:
Production: Pre-pro, Set & Wrap costs, Insurance.
Cast & Crew Compensation
Locations, Permits, and Transportation
Production Design: Props, wardrobe, etc.
Equipment: Red Scarlet 5K/4K Camera, grip & electrical gear, etc.
Post Production: VFX, Original Score, Editing, Color Correction, Graphics, Posters, etc.
Festival Submissions: Entry fees and other associated expenses.
We're making this film expecting it to make an impactful festival run in 2017. Sundance, American Black Film Festival, Essence, TIFF, Raindance, Urbanworld Film Festival, LA Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, are all on our list and a host of others.
Lamarco and I used to sit in Mrs. Mansfield's Health class at West Memphis High School talking about our dreams of moving and working in Hollywood. 5 years later, here we are. Lamarco is working on the T.D. Jakes Show and I'm working at Netflix. We come from a place where it's rare that anyone "makes it," so we want to use this film and our creative minds to create something our city will be proud of. Two kids from West Memphis, AR decided to pursue their dreams and we want to bring our city on this journey with us. Every contribution matters and best believe we will be coming HOME in 2017 to show you what we've created!
$1-$100+ The Friendly Neighbor. - Thank you so much for being such a good neighbor and contributing to our campaign. In return you'll receive a digital copy of the film, see your name in the ending credits, and a personalized thank you.
$500+ The Homie. - You're holding it down for us right now and we appreciate you for it! So to say thank you, you'll receive everything above plus the official film poster, personal thank you video from the cast and crew, and a special thank you in the opening credits.
$1000+ The BFF! - You've really chipped in and helped us a lot, best friend! Not only will you receive everything listed above you will also receive Associate Producer credit for the film on screen and IMDb.
$2000+ COUSIN! - Aww you're family now! Thank you so much contributing to our campaign! You'll receive everything above, plus a character in Kinfolk will be named after you! (Or you can choose a name it's up to you)
$3500+ KINFOLK! - We're now as close as it gets! You're Kinfolk now and it's all because of m you showing up and supporting us! We love you and appreciate you and to show you that appreciation you'll receive everything above PLUS Executive Producer credit and 2 tickets for you and a friend to attend the 2017 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas!