So, My name is 'Umar Dunlap and I'm a Muslim-American Filmmaker. I'm a convert to Islam myself, and I lived overseas in Egypt for a year working for a Television Studio. Now that I've returned to the states I am trying to tell the story of the American Muslim Experience with my lens. As for this particular film-trailer, it was filmed in 1 day with a zero dollar budget, no proper lighting or anything. I'm simply trying to give viewers an idea of my "vision." So, please view with forgiving eyes, and trust the final project! :)
It is no secret that there is a lot of anti-Muslim bias in the media these days, and not enough Muslims have the media know-how to get their voices heard. So, by helping this project, you help them. You are fighting for minority-rights, and for the rights of your brothers and sisters... whether it's your Muslim brothers and sisters, or just your brothers and sisters in humanity.
What We Need & What You Get
I've set a goal of 5,000$ -That would cover film-equipment rental costs, because, though I have some of my own equipment, I don't have it all. It would also cover traveling fees, payment for cast and crew, and film-festival submissions. I also have an English-language Dawah channel on standby, ready to air an updated version of the film. To see what I'm willing to offer for those who contribute, see the contribution bar to the right of this page!
NOTE: All Donations/Perks now get you a thank you in the credits, pending you don't donate anonymously. [You will still get a thanks, but not by name!]
Other Ways You Can Help
You can contact me personally at: ContentSlave@gmail.com for other forms of contribution or payment, or for more information.