About From the Hard Coal
From the Hard Coal is a vision of filmmaker James Nevada, a senior at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Majoring in Film and Animation, James has been working on bringing to life the story of Jack, an immigrant miner, and Francis, his son, since his sophomore year in college.
Growing up in the Anthracite Coal Region of Pennsylvania, James new that he wanted to display the rich history and culture of the area in his senior thesis project.
Collaborating with other seniors and students at the School of Film and Animation, From the Hard Coal has taken on a life of it's own. The size and scope of the project is something that students and staff do not often see.
James' hope for the film, as well as the other students who are receiving credit, is to capture a piece of history that is important to our nation. The struggles of Jack and Francis express the struggles of many immigrants during the expansion of the United States 19th century.
What We Need & What You Get
In order to achieve our goals and make the story of Jack and Francis come alive we need your help. The cost of making a film is not cheap, and with your charitable donation we can do more to make the film come alive.
What your money will go towards:
- Equipment Rentals
- Costuming and set design
- Transportation and food
- Entries into numerous Film Festivals
With each donation, no matter big or small, you will get a perk as a way of saying thanks for helping make our vision come alive.
From the Hard Coal is a project backed by the Rochester Institute of Technology. There are several seniors working on James' thesis film in order to achieve their BFA in the film program. The success of From the Hard Coal will provide each of those students with a reputable "calling card" when seeking jobs in the film industry.
With your help, we will be preserving a piece of our nations past, while giving life to the futures of many students.
If you want to help, but can't contribute, that's ok!
One way to help the success of our campaign is to spread the word. The more the word gets out the better we do. Here's how you can help:
- Tell your friends and family to contribute to our campaign on Indiegogo.com
- Use Facebook and Twitter to get the word out to even more people
Thank you for your help! We can't do it without you!