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Memphis filmmaker hosts Minglewood party to raise funds for film

July 22, 2009

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Help your local filmmakers by going to Minglewood Hall next Thursday. The event will support Kentucker Audley in his newest venture, “Open Five.”

Audley is asking for help to raise funds by hosting the event. The crew is 34 percent of the way there so far but is trying to reach $8,000.

Director and star Audley states that the film:

“is a story about young relationships, but it isn’t myopic: it exists embedded intensely in the thick culture of Memphis, TN.

Neither an outsider’s take on Memphis, as in Jim Jarmusch’s MYSTERY TRAIN, nor a insider glimpse, as in Craig Brewer’s HUSTLE & FLOW. Rather, it’s a hybrid, showing Memphis from both sides. Through the eyes of two young Memphis artists hosting two New York women’s first trip to the south. It’s a weekend double-date in Memphis.

It aims to be a new defining portrait of Memphis, the most realistic picture of Memphis to date, particularly focusing on the living tradition of modern Memphis musicians and filmmakers.

As well as being distinctly local, the film also brings together internationally recognized crew. The film’s director of photography is Joe Swanberg, the highly influential young filmmaker, and figurehead of the mumblecore film movement, which the New York Times calls the “sole significant American movement in the last 20 years.” He has directed the films NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS, HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS, as well as the new film, ALEXANDER THE LAST.”

Go the web site link below to find out more about the film and how to get involved:

We are asking for your support to do something very unique, help fund a feature film entirely from donations.

Event details:

What: LOVE LETTER TO MEMPHIS – FUNDRAISER PARTY
Where: Minglewood Hall
When: Thursday July 30th at 7:00 PM
Why: To celebrate local independent film & raise money for OPEN FIVE
Cost: $12 / person

Live music by STAR & MICEY / Silent Auction of Memphis Items
Tickets go on sale Monday online or purchase at the door

Your donations go directly to cover our production expenses. You will help pay our cast and crew, cover travel expenses, acquire necessary insurance and permits, and secure some really cool locations.

Our goal is for every person who donates to be a part of our film, which is why we are offering the following exclusive THANK YOU GIFTS for your online contribution.

$20+
-YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS

$50+
-YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS
-DVD OF ‘TEAM PICTURE’ – KENTUCKER’S DEBUT FILM

$100+
-YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS
-DVD OF ‘TEAM PICTURE’ – KENTUCKER’S DEBUT FILM
-2 TICKETS TO THE PRIVATE PREMIER SCREENING OF ‘OPEN FIVE’

$200+
-YOUR NAME IN THE CREDITS
-DVD OF ‘TEAM PICTURE’ – KENTUCKER’S DEBUT FILM
-2 TICKETS TO THE PRIVATE PREMIER SCREENING OF ‘OPEN FIVE’
-HANG OUT ON-SET AS AN ‘EXTRA’ IN THE FILM

$500+
-ASSOCIATE PRODUCER TITLE IN CREDITS
-DVD OF ‘TEAM PICTURE’ – KENTUCKER’S DEBUT FILM
-2 TICKETS TO THE PRIVATE PREMIER SCREENING OF ‘OPEN FIVE’
-APPEAR IN THE FILM AS A ‘FEATURED EXTRA’

You will receive an email within 1 week of your contribution with a request for your contact information if necessary for your gift.

***PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION***
***DONATIONS ARE NOT, REPEAT, NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE***
***YOUR CONTRIBUTION IS A DONATION ONLY, NOT AN INVESTMENT***

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One Comment leave one →
  1. August 6, 2009 6:51 pm

    excellent post

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