Oxford, MS, March 20, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Velvet Ditch Productions is proud to announce its move into post-production on feature documentary, “I Didn’t Do It,” filmed in Mississippi. The production company also is announcing its fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo for finishing funds for the film.
“We have been working for almost a year to capture the life of Paul Kevin Curtis and his outrageous, wrongful arrest by Federal authorities,” Director Melanie Addington said.
On April 17, 2013, forty-eight hours after the Boston Marathon bombing, and twenty-four hours after letters containing ricin, addressed to the president were discovered, Kevin Curtis was arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity. Kevin was taken from his home in Corinth, Mississippi to the Federal Detention Center in Oxford, Mississippi. After hours of grueling interrogations, Kevin was placed in a cell at the Lafayette County Jail. It was only after Kevin overheard a comment from another inmate that Kevin realized he was accused of sending ricin laced letters to the President of the United States, Senator Roger Wicker and a local judge.
The problem was, he didn't do it.
Velvet Ditch Productions LLC has qualified for the Mississippi Film Incentives and has received the Mississippi Film and Video Alliance grant. We are looking to raise $50,000 for the finishing funds for the film. On the crowdfunding site, IndieGoGo, there are numerous rewards at each level of giving from $5 to $5,000. In addition, Director Melanie Addington has teamed up with several great businesses and individuals to hold a raffle for those who donate at each level. Winners will be announced at the end of the campaign.
Nautilus Publishing who has offered to donate a free pass (value of $250) to the next Write & Publish Your Book Workshop by Nautilus Publishing (time & location TBD) to everyone that gives at the $500, $1,000 or $5,000 level.
At the $5 level, donors will be entered to win an I Didn't Do It T-shirt designed by artist Courtney McPhail At the $25 level, the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council has donated a signed Playbill program from the Broadway Show "That Championship Season" starring Kiefer Sutherland.
At the $50 level, Ajax Diner will provide dinner for two to one lucky person who donates. At the $100 level, Oxford Acting Studio has generously donated 4 weeks of children's acting classes to be held at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center to one lucky person who donates at the $100 level. At the $250 level, OxFilm Society is donating a free membership and rental of the film equipment for one year for free to one lucky person who gives at the $250 level. At the $500 level, (Coming Soon)
At the $1,000 Level, Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is donating the use of the Powerhouse Community Arts Center for a one-day rental to one person who gives at the $1,000 level.
At the $5,000 level, a beautiful Jere Allen original painting valued at $1,900 will be given to one lucky person who gives at the $5,000 level.
Learn more about the film at our website http://ididntdoitmovie.yolasite.com/ or on Facebook. Learn more about the fundraising campaign at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/i-didn-t-do-it-a-documentary/x/5601.
Velvet Ditch Productions is made up of five producers: Melanie Addington, W. Steve Bozeman, Jr., Hudson Hickman, Daniel Lee Perea and Laura Warner.
For more information, contact: Melanie Addington, Melanie.firstname.lastname@example.org or (662) 801-6007.