Indie Satire Film "Dear White People" Needs Your Help [TRAILER]
"Dear White People" could be iconic. And it hopes to be considering its creators are citing “Black Art-House”-style films like "Do the Right Thing" and "Hollywood Shuffle" as their inspiration.
The trailer for the satirical movie - about "being a black face in a white place" - has begun to go viral and with lines like, "Dear White People, the amount of black friends required to not seem racist has been raised to two," we understand why.
According to the film's site, it "follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular 'African-American' themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in "post-racial" America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world."
Despite the success of the trailer, the movie is still in limbo as the creators still need funding for pre-production costs and have started an Indiegogo fundraiser to raise $25,000 in the month.
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They've asked: "We’re looking to raise seed money that will go a tremendously long way in securing the capital we’ll need to produce our million dollar indie feature. With our trailer, script and your help, we believe we can bring this exciting piece of cinema to life! Join us, won’t you?"