This is it! My five year journey to create Beyond This Place is coming to its apex. Our crowd funding campaign, in which I’m hoping to raise $30,000, will be used so that I may make the first portion of my documentary film about Black Greek Letter Organizations. There are exactly 3 days left to pledge! Please do so if you haven’t already. 🙂
I am asking my closest friends, family, mentors, prophytes, Frat, Greek family, complete strangers to pledge any amount they can to help support the film. Beyond This Place exist to chronicle, document, examine our culture with a critical lens, while also hopefully inspiring imaginative solutions to our 21st Century challenges. I am trying to make a film which will show people the beauty of our brotherhoods/sisterhoods while also exploring the potential for our growth. No other documentary films are doing that.
Today, I received a question on Facebook about the project and it made me extremely reflective. I think EVERY photographer, filmmaker is asked to define their “WHY”. Sometimes, it isn’t articulated clearly and other times you know is exactly what the reason is for your late nights/early mornings. I wanted to repost my “WHY” here. Below is the original question and my response. I’m interested in what you all think. *I apologize for the length of the essay below* 🙂
Much respect and love,