Over 10 years ago, my dad and his friend started to work on a documentary. The documentary was about The Bayou – a famous nightclub in Georgetown that has since been shut down. Through the years I remember my dad talking about the project and going out at times to work on the film. It had been a while since I had heard anything about it, but in the last year my dad started talking about how the film was almost finished. Now, that time has come. Loose ends are being tied up and they are preparing to host a screening of the film in the spring or summer. However, there is one major roadblock that they’ve run into – money.
Like anything, the making of this film has costed quite a bit of money. Not only money, but also time and dedication. Up until this point, the project has been almost completely self-funded by my dad and his partner, Dave Lilling. But now the amount of money that is needed to complete the project is just too much for them to bear. This is where the support of family, friends, lovers-of-the-arts, and even strangers come in. In order to ensure the necessary clearance rights for the video, audio and photos in the film, they need to raise $22,000 by March 31. That’s a heck of a lot of money!
The good news is that within just a week of opening their donation site on Kickstarter, they have raised $11,642. Which is AWESOME! But, still not enough. They need another $10,358 to reach their goal. And because of this, I am asking for your help. Even if you are able to contribute just $1 to this project, every little bit will help. I’m sure most people reading this have never met me and it’s a far stretch to give money to a stranger. But it’s only $1 (or more if you are able to!) and it is a tax deductible donation. The other good news is that you will not be charged the money unless they end up reaching their full goal of $22,000.
So, I am asking you to please consider donating to help fund my dad’s project. Any amount is appreciated more than you can imagine.
If you are interested in donating, please follow the link to their donation page. The page will provide you with even more information.
If you do donate, please let me know in the comments so that I can send you a personal thank you.
And at the very least, thank you for taking the time to read this!