PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BEFORE DONATING
“Knowledge of Self: The 5th Element of Hip-Hop” is an underground, independent documentary over ten years in the making. Featuring exclusive interviews with some of Hip-Hop’s biggest icons, Knowledge of Self promises to be a groundbreaking film exposing an alternative narrative of Hip-Hop that has been hidden right in plain sight. Interviews were conducted on tour buses, back stage at concerts, during car rides, in private residences, on rooftops and other locations.
Since the movie is unauthorized, upon completion it will be released to the public for free.
Donors will receive reward packages (see below).
The makers of the documentary are seeking to raise $50,000 for the following needs:
Production: 50% - 60% of the movie will include the interviews with celebrity artists that have already been recorded. The remainder of the movie still needs to be produced.
Total estimated cost: $16,100.
Post-Production: While some pre-recorded interview footage is gritty and not filmed in high definition, the overall movie will be a seamless mixture of professional grade quality production and underground footage. Most of the pre-recorded footage is of high quality and there are several instances where the sound must be remixed and remastered. Also necessary in the post-production process are digital effects, animation and visual graphics design. The entire editing process is very time consuming, delicate and complex.
Total estimated cost: $21,800
Marketing/Screenings: Known as the “back end,” these costs will enable us to get the word out about the movie. The makers of the film plan on holding free screenings in the United States and Canada.
Costs will include: Screening room/theater rentals, ad space, creation of promotional materials, etc.
Total estimated cost: $12,100.
Donating to the completion of this groundbreaking film will earn the donor the following reward packages:
$50 - $249
Donors will receive a “SPECIAL THANKS” with their name in the end credits.
Donations of $100 or more will also receive the DVD.
$250 - $999
Donors will receive a full sized, full color KOS movie poster, DVD and a “SPECIAL THANKS” with their name in the end credits.
$1,000 - $4,999
Donors will receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the film, full color KOS movie poster, DVD, a KOS fitted cap, and a “SPECIAL THANKS” with their name in the end credits.
$5,000 - $9,999
Donors will receive an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on the film, VIP access to all screenings, full color KOS movie poster, DVD, KOS fitted cap, and a “SPECIAL THANKS” with their name in the end credits.
$10,000+ EXCLUSIVE/ ONLY TWO AVAILABLE
Donor will receive an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on the film, the opportunity to be featured in a scene in the movie, VIP access to all screenings, full color KOS movie poster, DVD, KOS fitted cap and a “SPECIAL THANKS” with
their name in the end credits.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE DONATING!
If we raise $25,000 by January 1st, 2021 we will begin production.
If we reach this goal, we aim to release the movie by January 1st, 2022.
In the event that we do not raise half the budget by January 1st, 2021; we will continue to fundraise continuously to ensure your investment in a completed product.
ALL DONATIONS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
BY INITIATING PAYMENT YOU ARE AGREEING THAT YOU HAVE AUTHORIZATION TO DONATE AND THAT YOU ARE THE OWNER OF YOUR ACCOUNT.
THIS FILM WILL BE RELEASED INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN FOR FREE UPON COMPLETION.
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PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WITH YOUR DONATION*:
- Your full name (EXACTLY AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT SPELLED IN THE CREDITS)
- Your contact information (RELIABLE PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS)
- The following note: "DONATION FOR KOS DOC"
You will receive a notification via email that your donation has been received (if you do not receive this email within three days, please contact us. Make sure to check your spam folder before contacting us). For all donors of $250 or more, we will follow up for your mailing address so that we can send you your gifts.
Gifts will be sent out once we reach our $50,000 goal.
*Failure to provide contact information may result in a loss or delay of gift packages.
Pre-recorded celebrity footage includes interviews with:
KRS - ONE
Ali [St. Lunatics]
Big Daddy Kane