“Dear Detroit: A Love Letter” is so much more than a film. It is an inspirational, cinematic confession of an unconditional love that exists for our city, despite her woes..
It shares the most intimate experiences & memories told by real Detroiters. These testimonials will be intertwined with an eclectic mix of narrative short films, symbolic of our city & we who call Detroit our home:
A struggling artist who must choose between chasing his own dreams or the dreams his girlfriend has for him; A man attends court ordered therapy after suffering an emotional breakdown; A tom-boyish, young girl comes to the rescue of a boy, being harassed by schoolyard bullies; A mother & her two sons come together to get affairs in order for their dying husband/father; Love at first sight on the people mover; A photographer caught in a love triangle with a beautiful young woman & her lover; A car jacker who has a sudden change of heart.**
You DO NOT have to be from Detroit to contribute to this film. You DO NOT have to be from the United States to contribute to this film. If you are an artist of any discipline who has ever had a story to tell, but no means to tell it, this film is about you. If you are an inventor with an idea, but no one to support you, this film is about you. If you are a believer in Love, this film is about you.
�Dear Detroit: A Love Letter� is the sophomore film from Producers Gregory Smith & Devin Laster and Writer/Director Malcolm X. Johnson; Their previous short film �The 1st Time I Committed Suicide� was awarded "Best Short Film" & "Emerging Filmmaker" Honors at the 5th Annual Trinity Film Coalition Film Festival in Detroit, MI.
The funds you contribute will be used for:
-- Equipment Rentals
-- Securing of locations
-- Necessary licenses/permits/insurances
-- Post production
-- Crew meals (Hey, we gotta eat)
"Dear Detroit:A Love Letter" will be shot in full HD.
** # of shorts produced for the film is dependent upon reaching financial goal.
This film will be submitted to film festivals including, but not limited to: Trinity Coalition Film Festival (Home town favorite), Sundance Film Festival, Tribecca Film Festival, & Cannes Film Festival.
The Special Screening is TBD & will be open to the public.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some of the most influential and powerful stories gain recognition and notoriety by word of mouth, grassroot campaigns. "Dear Detroit: A Love Letter" will be one of those stories. We ask that you not only contribute to the success of this film by financial contributions, but share the link to this page to other potential contributors and influence others to contribute to the success of this film. OWN IT AS YOUR OWN!