Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Support "Brooklyn Castle"

Matthew Lillard says support Brooklyn Castle.

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Help us fund screenings of Brooklyn Castle for the communities, schools, parents, and kids affected by after school programs!

It's finally here!!!!! After many long hours of filming, editing, and appearances at countless film festivals (including our debut at SXSW this past March), Brooklyn Castle is now coming to theaters nationwide starting this October 19th!! It has been an absolutely incredible journey so far, and we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Kickstarter community for helping fund our early creative vision and then turning it into reality. That's why we're turning to you again! We need your support more than ever, now that we're coming to theaters.

Brooklyn Castle is a film that has sparked discussions about the important role after school programs play in the lives and development of school kids across the country. While the film is coming to theaters, we also need to ensure our film reaches the audiences that have the most at stake in this issue: the communities, schools, teachers, and of course the kids who have the most to gain (and lose) from after school programs. Towards that end, we intend to use your funding to help us realize additional community screenings of Brooklyn Castle. This includes:
•Rental of movie theaters/screening locations for special community screening events in cities across the U.S.
•Transportation to get viewers to the screening, shipping costs for prints and travel costs, so the filmmakers and Brooklyn Castle's subjects can attend.

In addition to helping fund a larger rollout of the film to communities across the U.S. that might not otherwise see it, your funding support also plays another role - spreading the word. Through regular campaign updates that we plan to distribute to Kickstarter supporters, we hope to find partners and supporters across the U.S. who not only care about the critical issues of after school programs in their communities, but who can help us spread the word so that as many people see Brooklyn Castle as possible. Join us! Go see Brooklyn Castle on 10/19 and, in the meantime, donate whatever you can afford to make sure the film gets seen by as many people as possible. Whatever the amount, please know that your support will play a critical role in helping us spread the word about this amazing film to the people that need to see it.

Thanks so much!

Katie and Nelson Dellamaggiore + Brian Schulz

To learn more about the project and join our update list, please visit

In theaters October 19, 2012.