This documentary will chronicle a year in the life of Legend Brewery, a craft brewery and pub in Richmond, Virginia as they prepare for their 20th anniversary, add Hopfest to their year round line, take their beers to festivals and navigate the complex world of inter-state distribution laws as they seek to expand their footprint. Forget glamour and glitz -- we’ll take you inside the real process so you’ll understand the art of beer making as well and capture the story of how this brew has united people-- from professional rock climbers to college professors--who otherwise would not even know one another. And we’ll document the legends of Legend from runaway kegs, to ice storm lock-ins to the showdown between two local rival TV personalities. And perhaps most importantly, we’ll show you just how significant a brewery can be to the local economy and community.
If you care about American small business, see the value of the local food movement or just love a great beer, please support this film. When this film is completed it will be Horse Archer Productions’ ninth documentary so we know how to do this right . . . but we need your help.
What We Need & What You Get
The funds will go directly to cover costs associated with production and post-production of the documentary. There are several costs you probably never thought of, from legal fees and insurance to travel expenses, supplies and design work. But, the most important thing is being able to pay our crew fairly. Independent film companies like ours rely on freelance workers who deserve fair compensation. We believe in paying artists.
We also believe in quality perks for our supporters. You can get copies of the DVD when it is completed, Legend collectibles like glasses, t-shirts and tap handles and even film credit. You can also pick up tickets to the screen premiere and the exclusive after-party! But the coolest perk? How’d you like to design and brew your own beer at the Legend facilities, bottle up a whole batch and take it home? That can be arranged . . .
We see this film as a way to stand up for American small business and chronicle the experience of trying to grow and expand despite the obstacles. Also, it’s important to clearly define craft brewing and show how and why a microbrew's products are different from mass produced factory beers. Legend might not be your local brewery but the Legend story is probably very, very similar to every craft brewer’s story.
And, we hope to help people realize how buying a locally made beer is essentially the same as buying from your local farmers, shop owners and business professionals. A community has grown up around Legend which means the money generated there stays local.
Finally, Horse Archer Productions is a small independent film company ourselves. We produce documentaries no one else will and we rely on the talents of hard working people. Your contribution will put money in their pockets and help feed their families as well.
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