Help Truth. Be. Told. Get to Sundance!

Truth. Be. Told., a Documentary Series About Queer Black Visionaries. Coming Soon in 2015.
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Katina Parker
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Video / Web
Durham, North Carolina
United States
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We have a rare and exciting (albeit last-minute) opportunity to host a private screening and artist talk-back for Truth. Be. Told. during this year's Sundance Film Festival. Our purpose in showing the work is to secure our first season's budget and distribution, as well as generating industry buzz.

Please donate today and recruit at least 5 friends to help us get to Sundance! Your donation covers labor, airfare, food and lodging for event staff as well as space rental, promotional materials, and catering for the event.

Created by Katina Parker, Truth. Be. Told. is a documentary series about Queer Black Visionaries. Each episode features an intimate conversation with a noteworthy interviewee as they discuss their lives, loves, and personal callings, as well as the experiences, realities, and identities that fuel them. The project has been in development for more than 2 years.

To date over 60 people have committed to being interviewed for Seasons 1 and 2, including: Staceyann Chin (Jamaican-born, Tony Award-winning playwright); Tiq Milan (GLAAD Media Strategist & Journalist); Miss Major (Veteran Transgender Activist); Emil Wilbekin (Former Editor for Essence and Vibe magazine); Darnell Moore (Writer/Activist); Patrik-Ian Polk (Creator of Logo TV's "Noah's Arc" series); Linda Villarosa (Former Editor for the New York Times); Karamo Brown (Oprah Winfrey Network Host, Model and Actor); Toshi Reagon (singer/songwriter); and Justin Robinson (founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops).

Previously, Truth. Be. Told. has been covered by Huffington Post, The Advocate, Black Enterprise, Indiewire’s Shadow and Act, Crunk Feminist Collective, the GLAADblog, etc.

We will be screening opening weekend of Sundance on Jan. 25. The event will be live-streamed.

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    A heartfelt thank you on the "Truth. Be. Told." Facebook and Twitter pages. www.facebook.com/TruthBeToldTVSeries www.twitter.com/TruthB3ToldTV

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    Digital download of the first episode featuring Staceyann Chin + 1 Truth. Be. Told. postcard featuring an affirmation/truth from one of our esteemed interviewees + everything at the $10 level. The digital download/disks will be delivered by November 30, 2015. All other perks will be delivered by February 28, 2015.

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    Digital download of the first 4 episodes + Set of 8 Truth. Be. Told. postcards featuring affirmations/truths from our esteemed interviewees + all perks at the $10 level. The digital download/disks will be delivered by November 30, 2015. All other perks will be delivered by February 28, 2015.

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    Blu-Ray of first 4 episodes+ Autographed Truth. Be. Told. Poster + DVD of first 4 episodes + Truth. Be. Told. T-shirt + all perks at the $125 level. The digital download/disks will be delivered by November 30, 2015. All other perks will be delivered by February 28, 2015.

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    2 tickets to private screening of first 4 episodes (travel and accommodations not included) + Thank you in End Credits of first 4 episodes + Blu-Ray of first 4 episodes + Autographed Truth. Be. Told. Poster + All Perks at the $125 level. The digital download/disks will be delivered by November 30, 2015. All other perks will be delivered by February 28, 2015.

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    4 tickets to private screening of first 4 episodes (travel and accommodations not included) + Advisory Board participation + Thank you in End Credits of first 4 episodes + Blu-Ray of first 4 episodes + Autographed Truth. Be. Told. Poster + All Perks at the $125 level. The digital download/disks will be delivered by November 30, 2015. All other perks will be delivered by February 28, 2015.

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    Associate Producer Credit in End Credits of first 4 episodes + 4 tickets to private screening of first 4 episodes (travel and accommodations not included) + Advisory Board participation + Blu-Ray of first 4 episodes + Autographed Truth. Be. Told. Poster + All Perks at the $125 level. The digital download/disks will be delivered by November 30, 2015. All other perks will be delivered by February 28, 2015.

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