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East of the River

A project in Washington, DC by Hannah Peterson

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A short film about teenagers coming of age in DC amidst a glaring absence of social and economic opportunity | Projects of Earth
Backers: 249
Average Pledge Per Backer: $64

Funded: $15,963 of $15,000
Dates: Aug 22nd -> Sep 12th (21 days)
Project By: Hannah Peterson
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Latest News

Lots of amazing press, less than 12 hours to go!

September 12th - via:
We've got 8 hours to go, and are nearly at $16,000 from 248 generous backers, and today the press came flowing in! We are finishing strong, and oh so proud of the community who has rallied around us to bring East of the River to life. You have... (Read More)

$15,374 raised! We surpassed our goal!

September 9th - via:
Wow! What a truly amazing 3 weeks we've had! We are tremendously grateful to all of our 230 backers who helped us surpass our funding goal of $15,000 to raise $15,374 with still 2 days to go! To our backers, thank you for believing in us, for raising... (Read More)

Crowdfunded Short Film 'East Of The River' Will Show The Real Side Of Anacostia Teens

September 8th - via:
The high rate of school pushout, when students are asked to leave before graduation, has declined, but is still a serious issue (Read More)

Working with DP Christopher Messina

September 4th - via:
Thanks to our 194 amazing backers we are 87% to our goal with ONE WEEK TO GO! These last 7 days are crucial, as this is an all-or-nothing campaign and we have worked so hard to get this far! You can help us finish strong by:  Sharing the Campaign... (Read More)

Coming of age in the school-to-prison pipeline

September 2nd - via:
We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend! Firstly, we want to express our most sincere gratitude to the 187 backers out there who have supported us to 85% of our goal. As independent filmmakers, it is incredibly meaningful to be working on a... (Read More)

LIMITED REWARD: Back East of the River with at least $25 and enter to win a custom GIF by Jason Clarke!

August 30th - via:
LIMITED REWARD: Back our Kickstarter with at least $25 in the next 24 hours and be entered to win a custom GIF by GIPHY extraordinaire Jason Clarke! While we have no doubt that everyone who likes this page actually thinks East of the River is an... (Read More)

East of the River is Kickstarter's Project of the Day!

August 29th - via:
We are so honored and excited that we got to be Kickstarter's Project of the Day today! Out of 4,500 live projects out there right now, that is pretty spectacular! We feel so humbled to be backed by so many extraordinary individuals, and have just... (Read More)

Why we decided to call this film East of the River

August 28th - via:
Thanks to your support and belief in East of the River, we now have over 130 backers and 64% of our goal, Thank you!! We have just 14 days left to reach our all-or-nothing goal of $15,000. We can't do this with you!! Help us spread the word. Visit:... (Read More)

Today East of the River received it's 100th pledge!

August 25th - via:
Today East of the River received it's 100th pledge and officially surpassed 50% of our goal, thank you! We are proud that this is a truly crowdfunded project, bringing people into the fold who had no prior knowledge of us, which in turn means a more... (Read More)

Our Executive Producer on why East of the River is a narrative film and not a documentary

August 24th - via:
Thank you so much to everyone who helped East of the River push past 1/3 of our goal! Today we gained 15 new backers, were featured on Kickstarter's "New and Noteworthy" page as well as the Kickstarter Newsletter, and were tweeted about by Sundance... (Read More)

90 seconds with co-writer Stacey Eunnae

August 23rd - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00    (Read More)

East of the River Kickstarter Update - Day 1!

August 22nd - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Day 1 Update!    (Read More)

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