Jamila Wignot joined our Lorraine Hansberry Documentary Project officially last summer. We will be directing the project's feature-length documentary together, and producing with Randy MacLowry. We are so excited that she's agreed to apply her enormous talent on our first independent project. Kim Miille will edit.
On our second try, we were awarded an NEH Media Projects Production Grant! It was such a relief after having quit a part-time job with great benefits to be able to focus on the grantwriting full-time last spring and summer.
Because we have more money to raise, I've turned to Kickstarter. We would appreciate your support by sharing our campaign. Naturally we would love it if you'd back us too, but get that you may have your own indie projects to support. We'll write more grant applications, but we really want to finish the film by next year—the anniversary of her death 50 years ago. I'm also ready to focus on other things after nine-years of working on this documentary.
We are releasing some videos during the campaign including some clips from the interviews we've already shot.