Over the past two years we have been able to interview over 150 fathers. We have worked with several Fatherhood agencies and created an amazing documentary called Fatherhood 101.
My Name is Marquette Williams and I am the director of the documentary "Fatherhood 101," but more importantly, I am a father. This documentary has been the most eye opening film I've ever been a part of. I will forever see my life- as a father- differently.
"Fatherhood 101" explores the meaning of fatherhood by unveiling a multitude of compelling fatherhood philosophies. With the support of riveting statistics of hope and expert testimonials from case workers, lawmakers and agencies, the film examines the dissension between the vital role of fathers in children's development and the current fatherhood landscape. We follow fathers from all sociocultural backgrounds - including celebrity fathers such as Alan Thicke, Lance Henriksen, MC Brainz, Lee Daniels, and Tyrese Gibson - as they reveal an intimate side of themselves. Share in their touching childhood stories involving their own fathers, the love and selflessness they continuously give their children, and the hardships they are challenged with as parents.
Overall, Fatherhood 101" will change and restore you with the intangible essence of a father's love captured from the hearts of men from all walks of life. Moment by moment, we will experience together the purest emotions uncovered by fatherhood.
We have completed the shooting of the film and the post production needs for the film. The funds we are seeking are for the rental of movie theaters across the country. This is a film that needs to be seen, and we can't do it with out you.
What We Need & What You Get
We are asking for $30,000 over the next 21 days in order to put the film in movie theaters starting Father’s Day 2013.
Each individual who donates will recieve a token of our appreciation. We need you in order to make this film a finished product, so we will notice every little bit.
Depending on your level of support we will show our appreciation in the following ways:
*Special thanks to you on Fatherhood101 website.
*A personalized certificate of appreciation from you to your inspirational parent.
*A DVD or downloadable copy of Fatherhood 101.
*Exclusive invite to submit a picture of you and your father...our favorites will be posted on the Fatherhood101 website.
*A one-on-one phone call (for you or person of your choice) with the local Fatherhood Initiative Organization in your area, to answer any of your personal questions regarding fathering.
*Personal Invite to Fatherhood101 Premier (travel excluded)
*Personal Invite to Fatherhood101 Premier- where you will sit with the cast and crew. (travel excluded.)
*Introduce the director at a local screening.
*A personal phone call with the director where you are invited to ask any questions including writing, directing, and the entertainment industry.
*Dinner or a private phone call with the director where you can ask any questions regarding the film or writing, directing, and the entertainment industry in general.
*One full day of free final-cut pro editing lessons.
*One full day of private learning (editing, writing, producing etc.)
*A one minute fully edited reel for you or your business (footage provided by you.)
*Sponsor and Executive Producer Credit.
This film is too important to not finish, so If we do not reach our goal, we will do our best to finish the film with funds recieved. We want to give the world a quality product, so hopefully, the goal will be attained or close.
Today, too many of America’s children are growing up without a father in their lives. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in1960, eight million children lived in homes without fathers. In 2009 that number grew by 20 million children. In fact, almost one-third of all children in the U.S. and almost two-thirds of African American children live in homes without fathers.
Fathers who are active in their childs life have a tremendous effect on their childs development-both cognitively and socially. Children raised with responsible fathers tend to get along better with their peers, be academically successful, stay in school longer, use drugs and alcohol less frequently and less chance of pregnancies.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can’t contribute monitarily, THATS OK! But you can still help us by getting the word out for our film and our indiegogo page. Post our link on your FB. Tweet about us. Blog. Anything!
And IF you bring us a big time donator- you will get all the perks they get. (Just contact us in advance so we can expect the donation and know you sent them!) That means YOU can get a legit executive producer credit and be on your way to a career as a producer!