Get ready to grab a tissue and “have something in your eye,” because we have here an incredibly moving trailer for a documentary that needs your help in order to make it to the big screen. Watch!
“Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine,” is story of Matthew Shepard’s life as told through a new perspective: that of his friends.
“I feel it’s so important, especially in this day and age, to share with the world the story of our Matt, as not just a symbol, but as a real person who had the love and respect of his family and his many friends,” says filmmaker Michele Josue. To be honest, this is a film I’ve been waiting years to make, and I am honored to have the opportunity to make it now.”
They still need over $10,000 to complete the film — movies are expensive! — so head over to Kickstarter and help ’em out. For $10 you’ll get a sticker, for $100 you’ll get your name in the credits, and for $500 you’ll get a signed print of an iconic Matthew Shepard photo.
And that’s not the only movie that needs your help: there’s also “I Do,” a narrative film about a bi-national couple that must either separate or leave the country together. The project has some good names attached: actor and musician David W. Ross (Quinceañera/Bad Boys Inc) along with producer Stephen Israel (Swimming with Sharks/Boy Culture).
They’re also going to Kickstarter route — check out the pitch and see what you think: