BLACK NERDS UNITE!
Hello. My name is Tony G. Williams. I am a documentary filmmaker who heads a small production company based in Chicago called The GAVAN GROUP. Our commercial and film work consists of long and short form documentaries including our latest feature length film: "DREMERS" 100 Years Of Kappa Alpha Psi. DREAMERS Trailer
Our current film project, "CARBONERDIOUS" Rise Of The Black Nerd is a passion project for us, not only because we're all life long nerds, but because we also believe that this film is part of a larger cultural shift going on in America today. And right now, we have a very unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to capture as well as contribute to this transformative expansion of black identity as we know it.
Please take a moment to watch some select clips from the film, currently in production now, by clicking on the videos below:
WE NEED YOUR HELP...
Until now, this project has been 100% self funded and we have some amazing work to show for it thus far. We've shot footage in Chicago, St. Lewis, Detroit, Philadelphia, L.A., San Diego and Atlanta. We are also scheduled to capture interviews and footage in: New York, Miami, Seattle, South Carolina and D.C.
But we've reached a point in the production process where "time is of the essence" and without your help, the slow process of self funding will push the final film shooting well into the winter months causing us to pause production travel and filming until next year. It's our hope to finish the final filming portion of our production in the next 60 days so that the finished edit of the movie can be completed shortly there after.
We are asking all of our fans, friends, families and fellow nerds to help us raise $25,000 in additional funds needed for production crew and travel costs so that we can complete the last and most expensive portion of our film shooting schedule on time.
With your help, this film will be completted sooner and better than by ourselves! Your support will not only help bring a truely great film to life but it will also help bring an amazing cultural phenomenon to the forefront of American society by shinning a light on people and issues that have never been explored or celebrated before. The rise of Black Nerd Identity is a spark, a flame that we believe needs to be fanned and with your support, this film will play a very important roll in helping to ignite this intellectual identity movement and give voice to BLERDs all around the world.
We understand that some people just can’t contribute, and that's o.k., but that doesn’t mean you can’t help. We need each and everyone who reads this to "MAKE NOISE" about this project! We don't have a film without an audience and we want you to come along and help us build that audience.
So we ask that you please use the "Indiegogo Share Tools" at the top of this page as well as any and all of your social media networks: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, etc. to share this funding campaign and movie.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
Producer / Director