THE URBAN FOOD CHAIN campaign
YES, A TV SERIES? BETTER REACH
We want to share real food issues with an urban audience, with those most affected by diet related illness.
We are writing, shooting and editing the pilot episode for our television series, The Urban Food Chain. We intend to pitch the series to OWN, PBS and BET. With your help, we can show these networks that there is wide audience support for urban food issues.
The URBAN FOOD CHAIN is about empowerment!
“For too long the issue of healthy food and access to healthy food has been considered a white middle class concern. Really the folks who need the most benefit from a food movement are Black and Brown folks – who really are the ones suffering the most.” Neelam Sharma, Community Services Unlimited 2011
BE A LINK IN The URBAN FOOD CHAIN
EVERY PENNY RAISED WILL GO INTO THE PRODUCTION, ANIMATION and EDITING OF THIS EPISODE. No, this is not a full "TV" pilot budget. We have found creative ways to get our shoots done thus far including a lot of volunteer support. The money raised here will go towards: camera upgrade, audio mixing, airfare, lodging, editing, animation, titles & graphics.
BREAKDOWN OF COSTS
The Urban Food Chain has been fortunate to have people give their time and resources voluntarily. Real world costs to date are as follows: Research & pre-production $15,000. Production (6 days): Camera op and field producer $4,000 totaling $19,000.00.
Still keeping the goal low, I hope to raise more than the amount we've requested.
EQUIPMENT: Canon 5D III with lens $4,099.00
large format SD cards (2)$150.00
Hard Drive 1tb $80.00
Philiadelphia, travel and lodging $500.00
Local Camera Op $250.00
Detroit , travel and lodging $500.00
Local Camera Op $250.00
Oakland, travel and lodging $200.00
Staff Camera Op $250.00
SMALL MARKETING/PR incl PRINT MATERIALS:
Print materials $250.00
Editor (5days) $2,000.00
Opening titles animation $1,200.00
TOTAL = $9,729
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
Tiffany Judkins, Producer/Director
Tiffany Judkins, Founder of Kinship Filmworks, has over 12 years experience in media and video production. She makes her feature directorial debut with URBAN FOOD CHAIN. Producing credits include educational series and documentary projects for Maryland Public Television, WTTW Chicago and Good Planet Productions. Film credits include “A Lawyer Walks into A Bar” and “Samsara”. A native of Chicago now living in Los Angeles.
Erin Essenmacher, Producer
Erin Essenmacher is an award-winning writer, director and producer with over 10 years of experience in production with a strong focus on documentary. Broadcast credits include PBS, Discovery, The History Channel, Animal Planet and Tru TV. Happy corporate and non-profit clients include Sony, the Gap, Little Pim and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. Most recently, Erin produced and co-wrote the independent film “MINE” which won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at both the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival and the 2009 SF Doc Fest and has received critical acclaim from a wide variety of news outlets from Entertainment Weekly to the New York Times. “MINE” also aired on Independent Lens as part of the 2010 season and enjoyed a successful theatrical run.
Michael Bethel, Producer
Michael Bethel (professionally known as Michael Anthony) is an actor/voice actor with over 13 years of entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 corporate experience in sales and brand management. He has recently starred in several independent films, making his mark as an actor. His voice can be heard on multiple national TV and internet commercials and animated motion comics. URBAN FOOD CHAIN marks his first credit as producer. He currently resides in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Andre Campbell, Consulting Producer/Director of Photography
Andre Campbell, an award-wining Producer & Director.
A.C. Got his feet wet doing documentaries at KHJ-TV (now called KCAL) in Los Angeles, as an associate producer. Today, his recent award-winning documentary “The Silent Killer: Prostate Cancer” has been making the screening circuit. Just recently, Karen Bass, Speaker of the House (D-47) presented Andre Campbell with a Proclamation for his outstanding contribution to the minority community on the subject of prostate cancer. Andre wears a large size mock turtle neck woolen shirt. He can be seen on Bronson Ave.
SMALL DONATIONS = ENERGY, MOMENTUM
It all adds up!! The more funders we have on our team, the better our chances of leveraging a broadcast deal.
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