On March 3rd, 2015 we filmed the play To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine in front of a live audience at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, California with a magnificent crew led by legendary Cinematographer and Director Haskell Wexler. This was the culmination of many months of planning and fund-raising. We had raised $80,000 from 150 + individuals and organizations, with contributions ranging from $1 to $25,000!
The money has gone to:
Pre-production Fund-raising, planning, stage design, purchasing of props and costume, production meetings at the Lillian $5,000
The Filming (Cast, crew, theatre space, equipment, catering, printing and publicity) $40,000
Post Production Editing, music recordings and rights, packaging, design of DVDs and CDs, creating a distribution plan $35,000
Reserve We have raised an additional $10,000 to cover:
American and foreign distribution