KINFOLK

For: Keyera Williams & Lamarco Mcclendon
Los Angeles, CA
Organizer: Keyera Williams & Lamarco Mcclendon
$5,100
of $7,500 goal.
Raised by 89 donors
68% Complete
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The Story

Short Summary:

"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.  

Budget Breakdown: 

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!

PERKS. 
$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! 



Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 22, 2016

Posted on December 22, 2016

AMAZING NEWS... WE REACHED OUR FIRST GOAL OF $5k! Thank you so much to everyone that's contributed to helping us bring this film to life. It truly means more than you guys will ever understand! We literally can't thank you enough. Right now, we have enough for the basics, but we can make it even bigger and better with all the fixings with our next goal of $7500! This will bring our film to the next level and allow us to make the film an even bigger contender. With the funds it'll provide us with an extra day of shootings, a second camera, better lighting and sound, and the opportunity at a more seasoned cast! We really do appreciate you guys and promise not to let you down! Happy Holidays and thank you for joining our family! #Kinfolk 

Posted on November 29, 2016

Posted on November 29, 2016

Hey guys! Thanks to everyone that's donated to the campaign so far - we appreciate all 49 of you. We're nearing the end and hoping to shoot in December with ways to go. Your donations are appreciated, but things are urgent so feel free to share the campaign with others. We're hoping to reach the $2,500 mark within the next 24 hours and we're $210 from that goal. Please share, contribute again if you so choose, and send us all the good energy available as we near the end of the campaign. We don't have a lot of time left and we can't do it without you!! Thanks again for your support!!

Posted on September 14, 2016

Posted on September 14, 2016

We've raised $695 in two days! Thank you so much to everyone that's donated and supported us in making this film. Every, post, share, and donation means the world to us. Keep sharing and let's get to $1000 by Friday! We can't wait to show what we're working on. Thanks again!

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