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Crowdsourcing Mornings: 5150 Short Film

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5150 is a narrative short film starring Jovan Adepo (When They See Us, Watchmen) as Celeb— a world-famous but narcissistic celebrity whose erratic behavior leads him to be confined in a psychiatric institute under mysterious circumstances. Written and Directed by Denzel Whitaker and Executive Produced by David Oyelowo (Selma), the film explores mental health within the black community and the sometimes toxic power of celebrity.

We have already raised over 50% of our total budget and are raising the remaining funds here on Kickstarter to produce the film, submit to festivals, and eventually release it online. Our plan accounts for producing the film given current challenges related to the pandemic and we are committed to doing it safely.

We invite you to join our team at the ground level and take the next step to bring this timely story to life. Our incredible team is behind many award-winning short and feature films that have competed at top festivals (Sundance, Tribeca, SXSW) and successfully distributed to be seen by millions around the world. Despite our impressive team, we need your help to make this happen, 5150 is truly an independent film!

Influential, arrogant, a genius, and a nuisance— CELEB is a globally recognized star who is well known for his political statements and increasingly for his erratic behavior. At the height of his antics, Celeb awakes in a peculiar hospital room, confined for a reckless and violent outburst. During his stay, he is visited by three key women in his life: his publicist, his wife, and his mother. Despite the immense fame that Celeb commands, and his incessant need to challenge the system, these women admonish him of the dangerous repercussions he must now face. As pressure mounts, will Celeb come to terms with his own actions or push the boundaries of his own sanity in pursuit of a mysterious force that he calls THEY?

As of June 3rd, this project has raised $28,000 of their $25,000 goal. This project has 2 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $5, you will get a social media shoutout.  For a pledge of $25, you will get a digital copy of the film.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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