On April 27th, 2015, we embarked upon a $1,000,000 fundraising campaign with the goal of producing a feature-length, heart-moving documentary in defense of marriage. Here’s the update on that project.
Through the generosity of individuals and organizations across the world, we were able to secure 193 gifts totaling just over $22,000 toward the funding of the film. However, though many people are passionate about God’s definition of marriage, several said they needed to see a pilot or preview before committing to give. We believe this was a major factor in the failure of the fundraiser to achieve its goal.
The team here at Blackstone Films spent months planning for and promoting the fundraiser in 2015. When it fell short, we were forced to turn our attention to paying client projects.
Over the past two years, we have been focused on a number of these critical projects. While fruitful, they have left little time to devote to the fundraising that would be necessary to realize our vision for a documentary on marriage.
The $22,000 we raised will still be used to complete a 6-minute video on the Church's understanding of marriage, and you can expect to see that in the near future. All gifts that were made for the production of the full-length documentary will be applied towards that short film.
Thank you for your support of Blackstone Films, and for your interest in sharing the beauty and attractiveness of marriage as God intended. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Los Angeles, CA