Praying won't end this epidemic, passing common-sense gun laws will
Brave New Films is making a feature film that is taking on the gun lobby and the politicians they sponsor.
The Real NRA:Making a Killing is a documentary that will expose the public health crisis the gun lobby has created in the name of profits and furthering their extreme ideology.
At Brave New Films, we take on fights that others won’t – or can’t.
Sometimes that means exposing the destructive forces that Americans are not yet familiar with - a decade ago, Fox News; 5 years ago, the Koch brothers. But sometimes it means rising up to take the fight against a familiar enemy to a new level. And that is why we are taking on the NRA and gun companies.
Since 1990 the NRA has contributed $20.7 million to politicians.
It’s time to call out the politicians, the gun lobby and gun companies that are making a profit off of the death of our loved ones.
In 2014 we started planning, researching and filming the beginning of this documentary. Now that we have a solid start, families willing to tell their stories and broad support from communities including doctors, teachers, students, people of color, we are absolutely committed to release this critical film.
But we need your help!
We will be telling the stories of how guns- and the billions made off of them- affect the lives of everyday Americans and what we can do to put an end to this profit-driven crisis. Through interviews and stories we will advocate for change in our lifetime, to make our country a place where Americans’ lives and safety are not endangered by companies and the politicians putting profits over people.
We have already been able to capture some heart wrenching interviews and footage, showing that guns in America represent a very real and tragic epidemic. Our loved ones are dying with an all too familiar reason: companies are making huge profits. They are literally making a killing.
The stories we are ready to tell are emotional, terrible, and heartbreaking - but they must be told. As must the story of how we can and will fight back against this profit-driven, politically funded public health epidemic.
By telling this story we will take on the NRA and gun lobby. By reaching millions of Americans we will change hearts and minds.
How Your Funding Helps
Small donations from individuals like you allow us to keep our objective and independent voice, as we are beholden to no one special interest. The more producers we have, the stronger our coalition – which means more eyes on the film, more hearts being activated, more action making real change.
The Final Goal
We plan to finish filming, edit and release The Real NRA: Making a Killing in early 2016. We have and continue to build a coalition of people from all backgrounds - teachers, students, doctors, unions, communities of color and more - to take action together to end this gun epidemic through the simple (yet highly political) implementation of common–sense gun safety laws.
Risks and Challenges
We are a tiny non-profit in comparison to the NRA and gun companies. And compared to other film companies! The NRA’s annual revenue in 2012 was $256 million dollars - and gun companies literally make billions each year at the expense of our health and safety. With your help, we have been able to take on destructive giants like Fox News, Walmart, Halliburton, and the Koch Brothers. Together we can do it again.
Who We Are
Founded in 2004, Brave New Films' mission is to champion social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots campaigns that inspire, empower, motivate and teach civic participation and make a concrete difference in the lives of Americans and our fellow global citizens around the world.
- Are donations to this project tax-deductible? Yes. Brave New Films is a 501(c)3 non-profit.
- When is the full documentary going to be released? Most likely Spring 2016, please keep in mind this project will take some time, we promise to keep you updated as production moves forward.
- Where will the producer credit be seen? Producer credit will be shown at the end of the film. It is for donor purposes only and should not be used for resume or bio purposes.
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