” We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there, too.”
Help support independent artists & film…
As an independent filmmaker/artist this project has been a labour of love. A self-funded project, that has now received attention from various television programmers and distribution networks. However, we deseparately need your support to complete this important film.
Funds collected through Go Fund Me; will pay for production; post-production and marketing of the film:
Production Location Fees & Permits:
Cinematography, Camera, Lights, Crew, Sound:
Period Costumes/Make-Up/Hair & Props:
Editing (Rough Cut/Pre-fine Cut):
Green Screen sessions:
Former French Heavyweight boxing champion, Christophe Mendy has been cast as famed heavyweight boxing champion, Jack Johnson in the upcoming film, Rediscovering Kate Carew.
In retirement, Christophe now enjoys his time by sharing his passion and love for the sport of boxing with youth organizations and personalized training. Christophe maintains a fierce training regiment while taking part in various film and television projects, as well as causes which promote youth enrichment and fitness.
Writer: Anna Jhirad
Director of Photography: Carlos Chiossone
Historical Consultant: Kathleen Hulser
Editor: Lewis Erskine
Associate Producer: Charles Jones
Executive Producer: Samuel Pollard
All stills/footage which appear on this website are sole property of Jaffa Films, LLC and the Kate Carew project…any unauthorized use will be considered copyright/trade mark infringement and subject to legal prosecution/or fines.
Thank you so much to our benefit dessert sponsor, the great kosher bakery Susan Sez “Say it With Cake” ™, for providing delicious treats to our Rediscovering Kate Carew benefit party!
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Recent benefit guests screened clips from the upcoming film, Rediscovering Kate Carew, at a benefit/support party on 7/10/14 in NYC.
Event guests also had the pleasure of playing ‘Kitty Hawk: Balsa Flyer’ in a nod to Kate Carew’s interview with the Wright Brothers…guests attempted to glide their flyers to safety, and in return win a limited edition tee.
Party Benefit for Rediscovering Kate Carew Film/Exhibition Project on Thursday July 10 at Contra Studios. 7 to 10 pm. Sneak Preview Film Clips, Cast and Crew, Caricatures, Games, Brothel Melodrama, Fabulous Costumes & DJ mash-up of Ragtime & House/Techno/Hip Hop.
Come Drink, Dance and Celebrate with us.
The film production moves into high gear this year is launching fund-raising with this event.
Special performance of scenes from a risqué melodrama about prostitutes and Bowery lowlife that were so common at the turn of century the genre was called the brothel play. Then – as now – America worried and obsessed about the modern woman, sex in the city and women’s rights. Kate Carew wrote and drew about these issues in 1910, highlighting the abuse of streetwalkers, some of whom were called ‘white slaves’. Vice as social issue and drama.
LEVELS OF SUPPORT:
ANGEL: $15,000 or more
OUR CURRENT PROJECT GOAL IS $100k WHICH WILL COVER THE COST OF REMAINING EVOCATIVE SCENES TO BE FILMED, ANIMATION SEQUENCES, SCRIPTING, ORDERING ARCHIVAL ELEMENTS (STILLS & FOOTAGE); COMPLETE SOUND TRACK; AND EDITING A PRE-FINE CUT FOR TELEVISION PROGRAMMERS.
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