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LIVE Head to Head: Documentary Preview and Live Crowdfunding Event

August 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The three sisters of Amelia Street Studio are raising funds to help finish a feature-length documentary that’s been nearly 3 years in the making. Contributions also support an engagement campaign to help create meaningful impact with the film.

Please join us at the historic Colvin House for an immersive evening experience that includes:

An exclusive sneak peek of an in-progress film preview
-Talkback Q & A with the filmmakers and women from the film
-Drinks and light appetizers
-Curated art gallery themed “secrecy/authenticity” + silent auction for the art
-Live painting by artist Justin Suico (justinsuico.com)
-Interactive art installation about hair (it’s gonna be BIG!)
-Collaborative real-life storytelling experience (details coming soon!)

Every day, the women in this documentary come face-to-face with their biggest secret and must choose whether to go to great lengths to hide the elephant in the room or put it out into the world for all to see. This story is told through the lens of a director who is struggling with the idea of uncovering her own secret.

Amelia Street Studio has been in production since 2015, when we launched a successful Kickstarter campaign. The proceeds from that allowed us to buy a new camera and equipment, and make the trip to India where we followed our main subject, Margot, as she tried to navigate her way through the human hair industry and start her own ethically-sourced hair company. Since then, we have traveled all over the Midwest, Texas, and even to Washington, DC for an FDA public hall meeting.

Since the Kickstarter, the film has been self-funded and we have dedicated over 350 hours of on-site production time, not including behind-the-scenes coordination and marketing.

We are now inching into post-production, and are asking for finishing funds that would give this story the expertise and focus that it deserves. Your contributions also support a meaningful impact campaign leading up to and after the film’s release.

We will miss you, but you may also make a tax deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, IFP Chicago.



August 23, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Colvin House
5940 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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