Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.
Omari Jackson, the filmmaker behind Between Friends (Trinidad and Tobago, 2012), is on a mission to have the film seen in movie theaters across the USA. Omari is using Indiegogo’s platform to raise funds for theatrical screenings in NY, LA, Atlanta, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, and Philadelphia.
Here are the Perks:
In addition to the usual shout out the perks include: t-shirt, key chains, postcards, merchandise from the Between Friends Store, and downloads of the film. For higher contributions, donors can get the “Red Carpet” treatment (red carpet appearance, airline tickets and hotel accommodations at the film’s premiere), and the ability to stage a their own screening.
In addition to theatrical screenings, Omari hopes to use the TUGG platform, as a way to get the film into theaters in many other cities. Through TUGG, anyone wanting to see a film in a movie theater in a city, can request it be shown. It works similarly to crowd-funding campaigns – once a minimum number of people have also indicated an interest in seeing the film, it is scheduled.
The funds raised will be used exclusively for travel expenses, venue rentals, the hiring of a publicist, marketing incidentals and public awareness outreach for their limited release and hosted events.