Last Fall, we were fortunate enough to have raised over $40,000 on Kickstarter. Truly amazing!! THANK YOU! This money is currently being used to start the editing process. We’ve already begun to log footage and have 9 minutes of an assembly cut. But we need to raise more money. The post-production process for a documentary film is incredibly expensive. It not only means spending 3-4 months working closely with an editor, but it also means hiring a sound mixer and other professionals. We also need to raise money to submit to film festivals and to start traveling around to colleges and non-profits to show the film. So PLEASE donate what you can. $1, $5 – it adds up. We’ve already proved that through Kickstarter. And PLEASE tell your friends – share on Facebook, Tweet about it, comment on our Youtube channel. This film needs to get made. We’re taking donations through Paypal (see button below) and through our fiscal sponsor. Email us if you have any questions or want to know how else you can help out. Money isn’t all we need. Thank you again. This film is only possible with your support.
Yesterday, we were honored to have a live in-studio interview at HuffPost Live. Krystal and Smokey joined Elegance to speak about the film.
We did it! With 751 people pledging their support, we raised $43,050 on Kickstarter. We can’t thank you enough for supporting us. We still a long way to go, but we’re very excited for the coming months. Please like our Facebook page or sign up for our newsletter. Things will get even better.
Hey everyone! We want to tell you about all the great support we’ve been getting in national media outlets lately. We’ve been featured by GLAAD, The Huffington Post, and OUT Magazine. This is huge, right?! Please keep up the great work by spreading the news about this film. Let’s start a movement.
Please note: the film has not yet been completed, as we are currently raising funds to pay for the post-production costs. Elegance and other members of the film will soon be traveling to colleges in the northeast to show parts of the film and speak about the many issues we will make visible by the film. Please send us an email if you would like us to speak at your school.
Last Saturday, we witnessed over a dozen police arrest two black gay teenagers for play-fighting in the West Village. We waited with friends for over two hours only to find out the two men were to stay locked up overnight for what the police called “processing.”
Thousands of youth across the country similarly exist in the intersection between racial and gender identification profiling. We need to put a stop to these unjust arrests. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to follow live updates as they happen on the street. What happens in the dark must be brought into the light.
This snippet was taken outside of Krystal’s new home in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where she will be staying with her identical twin brother and older brother. Welcome back home Krystal. For more clips, check out our YouTube channel.
This snippet was taken on our first night on Christopher Street this summer. In it, we ask Gigi what sexual identification she prefers. It’s one we plan to ask every night. It’s also one you should ask yourself.
As we move into the summer months, production will once again pick up on Christopher Street and the surrounding piers. This time, however, it will not only be us that are down there watching. You will be right there with us. Stay tuned for video updates, live tweets, Instagram photos, and more.
We also want to give you a heads up on the Indigogo fundraising campaign that we are excited to launch in the coming weeks. We have been working hard to make sure we raise enough money to complete this film. After working down at the piers and listening to so many of the stories, we’ve come to realize just how vital it is that our film gets complete and is seen by as many people as possible. It’s time these voices get heard.
Once our campaign, we will rely on you, our fans, to help spread the word. It’s a new era of filmmaking. Let’s me and you be part of something big.