At 73, LaPorte, Indiana, resident and Academy Award-nominated director John Hancock has decided to make another movie, one he hopes will round out his legacy. John’s production company, Filmacres, has rallied the surrounding community to support the project we lovingly call “The Town That Made a Movie."
The Story: After losing her mother, 13-year-old Julie comes to La Porte County, Indiana, to live with her grandmother, Karen. A former star of stage and screen, Karen wants desperately to connect with her granddaughter in a meaningful way and share her history. But the two of them — each stubborn in her own way — butt heads at every turn. Soon, Karen makes a remarkable discovery: Julie’s powerful, unique singing voice. Will the sudden discovery of Julie’s talent be enough to bring the two together and allow Karen to pass on her legacy?
Although John will direct the movie, this will ultimately be our film—made by and for the people of our community.
So let's do something special together and become The Town That Made a Movie.
What We Need & What You Get
Although this campaign's goal is $25,000, the movie's actual budget target is $300,000. Regardless of the final amount raised, you can be assured the donations will be used wisely and appropriately.
Many of our resources are volunteer-based, but in some cases we simply have to pay for things like:
- key technical talent
- equipment rentals
- set construction supplies
- festival fees
None of the producers and directors will be paid from the donations.
Your generous donations will help leave a legacy for yourself and others. You can say "I helped make a movie." In some cases, you can even be a part of the production! Everyone wants to make a film. This is your chance to participate.
Visit the updates to view more conceptual art by Production Designer Victor LaPorte.
Other Ways You Can Help
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