I want to take a moment to thank everyone who contributed to my Indiegogo campaign. I also want to thank April R. Silver and her team at Akila Worksongs, Inc. for helping me get the word out about the fundraiser. Although we did not meet our goal of raising $60,000 in 60 days, we were able to raise just under $20,000. That is a huge blessing, and I am very thankful to have access to these funds. I am truly excited to get started on Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In? All of your contributions are important to me, and I look forward to delivering another quality documentary film, which is now all the more possible because of your support.
Because of you, I will be able to begin research and development for this film project. I also plan to begin preliminary shooting, possibly this month. My goal is to use these funds to create a work sample to raise additional money for the feature length documentary. I look forward to showing you the tangible results of your contributions. So to everyone who gave to my crowdfunding efforts, large or small, you are the best!
Thanks so much!
Filmmaker, Writer, Activist, Lecturer
Director, Producer of Soul Food Junkies www.BHurt.com
Thank you so much for all of your support! I really and truly appreciate everyone who have contributed to the campaign so far.
There are only 5 days left in the campaign, so please spread the word about the project and fundraising efforts to all of your networks. I need all of the support I can get in the remaining days!!!
Much love and respect!
Raised of $60,000 Goal
Flexible Funding campaign
This campaign received all of the funds contributed by Sun 07 Apr.
for your contribution
You have our sincere gratitude and appreciation for your contribution. We know that you didn’t have to give anything at all so we THANK YOU!
On the Byron Hurt website [www.BHurt.com], we will add your name to the Hazing “Thank You” page as one of the film’s funders.
Core Interest Group
Contributors on the "Core Interest Group" level will receive the same as those on the Interest Group level PLUS a Hazing souvenir and a free video download of Hazing once it becomes available. Souvenir may include a wrist band, magnet, note pad, or similar gift.
Contributors on the "Followers" level will receive all the above PLUS an autographed Hazing poster and an autographed DVD from the Byron Hurt Film Collection. Choose from one of these films only: I Am A Man; Barack and Curtis; or Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. NOTE: Hazing (DVD) is not included at this perk level.
Contributors on the "Friends" level will receive Hazing (DVD), as well as all of the above. Soul Food Junkies as an option at this level.
Contributors on the "Supporters" level will receive a free download of Hazing once it becomes available, PLUS an autographed DVD copy of each film in the Byron Hurt Film Collection [specifically, the DVDs are I Am A Man; Barack and Curtis; Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes; Soul Food Junkies; and Hazing (once it becomes available)].
Contributors on the "Fans" level will receive the same perks as those on the "Supporters" level, PLUS a God Bless the Child Productions or "No Hazing" t-shirt.
Contributors at the "Ambassador" level will be listed as an “Ambassador” in the film credits of Hazing (upon completion of the film), AND receive all of the perks at the "Fan" level.
Be listed as a “Contributing Producer” in the film credits of Hazing (upon completion of the film), PLUS receive all the perks at the "Ambassador" level.
At this level, get all the perks of the "Contributing Producer" level PLUS be listed as a producer in the film credits of Hazing (upon completion of the film), AND get a 60 minute one-on-one consultation with Byron Hurt about filmmaking (via phone or Skype).
Same as the "Producer" level PLUS get the Byron Hurt Multi-Media Presentation package (includes a 30 minute multi-media keynote from Byron Hurt plus dinner with students and faculty). Contributors also receive an organizational credit as a sponsor of Hazing (upon completion of the film). This reward level is subject to special conditions (i.e., the contributor must cover travel and hotel) and is only offered to colleges, universities, cultural arts institutions, non-profits, and corporations.
Receive everything at the "Sponsor" level plus an upgrade to the Byron Hurt Multi-Media PREMIUM Presentation (which includes an extended multi-media 60 minute keynote, a separate classroom visit, and a dinner with students and faculty).