28 Days to Film Freed MKE
We're on a mission to bring a major TV series to be filmed in Milwaukee. Film Freed is a nonprofit that produces films, documentaries, and TV while teaching the art of filmmaking through hands-on, experiential opportunities.
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Inclusion StatementFilm Freed encourages and celebrates diverse voices in film and other arts. We connect people who are vulnerable to experiencing oppression to key positions at all levels within our projects and give aspiring filmmakers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to learn the craft.
About The Project
What if Breaking Bad had been made in Milwaukee instead?
Film Freed is obsessed with bringing the TV series Bleed Millions here to Milwaukee.
With the demand for original content on streaming services growing, now is the time for Milwaukee filmmakers to take flight.
With your help, we aim to see Bleed Millions playing on a top network or streaming service.
Just like how the major sports teams like the Milwaukee Bucks and Green Bay Packers elevate community pride, having a major TV series set here will be a game-changer for the Milwaukee culture.
We'll show the world that we have the diverse talent to play on the global stage. Show the world that we are a resilient, creative, thriving city while creating balanced film opportunities for all.
About Bleed Millions:
An artist rises to absurd levels of fame by committing bloodlettings to paint art. Allegorical of USA's dark history, his "volunteers" represent all the oppressed, maligned, subjugated, abused, and those who died in the name of building America.
Funds raised from this campaign will help with distribution, selling and marketing Bleed Millions as well as lay the groundwork for future projects including:
Black is the New Orange - A drama about youth in the juvenile detention system and the effect on minority communities
Brewsin’ - A comedy about a scatterbrained alt-girl starting a microbrewery in Milwaukee and struggling with her constant flow of harebrained ideas.
Mobile Pop-Up Cinema - A vehicle that we can take on the road and show Milwaukee movies across the country.
Film Freed Streaming Service - A Netflix-like platform that will showcase Wisconsin films and the community can participate in voting on what movies we make next.
Read more about Film Freed Projects and Initiatives on our website.
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About This Team
At the age of 17, Sam founded video a game company called Lucid Thought
that reached 8.5 million people worldwide. Later, he moved into film acting
before landing as a producer. He founded Film Freed, a nonprofit dedicated to
providing on-the-job training in filmmaking and strengthening the community
through filmmaking. Film Freed's first feature, “Serial Daters Anonymous”,
starred Sam Page (Mad Men, House of Cards).
As a filmmaker, he has produced a number of award winning projects; and as a consultant, he has guided several filmmakers through the maze of filmmaking.
ScreenCraft Awards - 1st & 2nd place finishes
Finalist for the Sundance Catalyst Program
Sundance Award Winning Consulting Producer
fuck it list was in the top 5% of the BlackList 2016
Participated in over 40 films in the MKE Film Festival
Managed productions with over 300 total people
Puffin Grant Recipient