DEAR DADDY

A documentary look at the journey of inner-city girls struggling to cope with fatherlessness...
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Janks Morton
Film
Washington, District of Columbia
United States
1 Team Member

WHY IS THIS THE CRITICAL ISSUE?

82.3% is the number of African American children born since 1990 that will not live in the same home as their biological fathers before graduating High School. Today, a generation of African American youth, have not had sustained access to positive paternal or male role models. Consequently, the concept of a residential father is often too removed from these children’s reality. Many of us know the statistics; too many of us have attempted to affect the multiple social, economic and educational dilemmas facing the African American community.Through outreach media, iYAGO Entertainment Group has dedicated its works to familial healing and reconciliation.

WHAT IS DEAR DADDY ABOUT?

Dear Daddy is a feature length documentary about the life long effects of fatherlessness on women. The film follows the dramatic journeys of eight young women from the tough city streets of Washington,DC as they struggle to overcome poverty, poor educational systems, no healthcare, and the most difficult life circumstance they have been dealt... the absence of their fathers.



Dear Daddy is not only about the struggles to survive and navigate as a young woman of color, but at its core, it’s about the importance of a father's role in the lives of their daughters.

DOCUMENTARY OUTLINE

Dear Daddy will be segmented as follows:

LETTER WRITING HOUR - Mr. Morton will meet with no more than 10 you African American women ages 14-24 who have grown up with no, over very limited fatherly contact and give a classroom assignment to share their thoughts feelings and emotions in a letter to their fathers.

LETTER READING - Immediately following the LETTER WRITING HOUR, each young woman will read back to the camera their letters.

INTERVENTION SESSIONS - A 20-25 on camera interview between Mr. Morton and each of the contributors, to examine further the nuances, subtleties and meaning behind what the young ladies have expressed on camera

FINDING FATHER - Mr. Morton will utilize investigative tools to locate, secure meetings with, and film a session with the young women's father. Together they will watch Mr. Morton’s interview with their daughters and critical segments from the letter session and get the father’s perspective on his absence. Ultimately the goal is to have reconciliatory intervention session between Father and Daughter on camera.

WHY WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Our IndieGOGO proposal is to cover approximately one-half of our marketing and promotional outreach budget. This to include (but not limited to)

  • Press Kit
  • Postcards
  • Posters
  • DVD Production
  • DVD Promotional Give-Aways
  • Print Advertising
  • Broadcast Advertising
  • Radio Advertising
  • Event Planner
  • Event Expenses
  • Theater Rental

PROJECTED THEATRICAL PREMIERE COSTS

As we look at making this project and ask for your financial support, we want to lay out a plan for making back the money that will be spent on the production. iYAGO Entertainment Group has funded all production, marketing and promotional cost of it’s previous four films since its founding.We have always covered our production costs through local showings and DVD sales. The challenge has always been marketing and promoting additional film premieres in cities around the country. This is our continued goal for Dear Daddy, only on an expanded level. Our promotional budget is considerably larger than that of any previous project, because of our plans to host premieres of Dear Daddy in Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta and New York. Conversely, our marketing plan must also be more extensive.To cover theater rental, print, broadcast and online media, outreach media, travel, and other contingency expenses, we estimate a cost of $2000 per city. We need your contributions so that these cities and others can host individual premieres/community based discussions and begin a successful National dialogue around the issue of Father/Daughter reconciliation.

 

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    SUPPORTER

    Our sincere thanks for helping us make Dear Daddy! With over one miilion YouTube views of all our videos to date, if each viewer donated just ONE DOLLAR we would be able to rent movie houses nationwide! Every donation helps us sustain this movement

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    ASSOCIATE

    We will send you a DVD copy of Janks Morton's 2010 Documentary "We Need To Talk", the prequel to Dear Daddy

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    FRIEND OF THE FILM

    We will send you an autographed DVD copy of Dear Daddy by Janks Morton upon retail release

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    PATRON OF THE FILM

    We will send you an autographed DVD copy of Dear Daddy by Janks Morton upon retail release and the digital poster of the film (pdf)

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    BRONZE SPONSOR

    We will send you an autographed DVD copy of Dear Daddy by Janks Morton upon retail release, the digital poster of the film (pdf) and listing on the website as a contributor

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    SILVER SPONSOR

    We will send you an autographed DVD copy of Dear Daddy by Janks Morton upon retail release, the digital poster of the film (pdf), listing on the website as a contributor and four complimentary tickets to the premiere of Dear Daddy in Washington,DC. (travel not included)

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    We will send you an autographed DVD copy of Dear Daddy by Janks Morton upon retail release, the digital poster of the film (pdf), listing on the website as a contributor. four complimentary tickets to the premiere of Dear Daddy in Washington,DC. (travel and lodging not included) and list as associate producer in the credits of Dear Daddy

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    We will send you an autographed DVD copy of Dear Daddy by Janks Morton upon retail release, the digital poster of the film (pdf), listing on the website as a contributor. four complimentary tickets to the premiere of Dear Daddy in Washington,DC. (travel and lodging not included),listing as Executive Producer in the film credits of Dear Daddy, and a theatrical screening of Dear Daddy in your hometown theatre (US only).

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