|The first stage of the fundraising through the crowd funding Indiegogo campaign will end this Sunday 10 May and we ask that you consider a donation to this project today.
There has been strong interest reported from foreign TV networks to buy the finished mini-series production. This is your chance to say “I helped get this program made to recognize the great heritage of today’s most recognizable 4×4”.
A lot of people with modest donations supporting this, can make a vital difference. Please don’t assume that someone else will provide the funding… this is where our recreation story starts and with your help, it can happen.
UFWDA will be a proud recipient to the success of the television mini-series production scheduled for this fall. Funds will be raised from network sales during the run of American Bantam: The 4-Wheel American Hero, and in the end, dividends will be split among the promoting veteran and OHV organizations, including UFWDA.
The overall goal of American Bantam Jeep Movie is to raise $1,200,000 in 30 days to produce a historically accurate television mini-series which brings to light the little know truth behind the birth of an extremely popular modern day vehicle which helped to win World War II – the Jeep. The mini-series will be an inspirational and bittersweet accounting of the timely pioneering of this incredibly versatile and loved vehicle.
This June 12 -14 the team will be at the http://www.bantamjeepfestival.com/ Bantam Harvest Jeep Fest at Coopers Lake in Butler County, PA. Rt 422 off of I-79
Duncan and Kim Rolls will be there with a replica of the first BRC to come out of the American Bantam factory. Stop by their booth and make a donation, receive a gift.
Donors can receive a variety of perks and rewards like TV Series Branded Shirts, Jackets, Scripts, Posters and DVD’s, but the best prize is a chance to win a restored 1946 Willy’s CJ-2A, a 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited ”Built”, or the top Perk being a 1940 BRC Pilot Prototype Replica, hand built by Duncan Rolls and his team. More details on rewards are on the website below.
The budget is $780,000 to $2,650,000, contingent upon additional casting considerations, network advances and corporate sponsorship. Using Indiegogo as the source for raising funds, the production company assured us that their goal of a quality, international rendition of the story can be produced for the Indiegogo budget alone of $1,200,000 with pre-production that commenced during the last week in April 2015.
That Indiegogo target is still a fair way off, so please get the message out to all four wheelers that their help is needed to tell this story.
50% of the net revenue will be donated in grants back to several leading national off-road stewardship associations, such as UFWDA and respected military veteran organizations as well.
With the success of this project, UFWDA should benefit from dividends that will help us to boost our legal advocacy for access to public lands.
Since MC2, Inc., the production principal, is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit, up to 50% of all Indiegogo donations are tax deductible.
For many more details and to donate, check out the website www.4wheelhero.com.