The challenges in the dominant landscape of traditional film distribution are staggering, from the financial inequities, to the deeply segregated, exclusionary practices that determine whose voice gets to be heard. Unsatisfied with the offers before me, I began to research emerging distribution platforms to find the best way to connect IN THE MORNING with its audience. I decided once again to side step the gatekeepers, and return to my community for the green light, launching a second Kickstarter campaign to support the costs of an independent distribution model.
Our Kickstarter campaigns were about leveling the playing field, creating access, demystifying the process; also empowering myself and other filmmakers like me, by demonstrating what is possible with community. More than anything else, I want us to see ourselves.” ~ Nefertite Nguvu