July 21, 2011

More than Frybread seeks funding

More Than Frybread Film Seeks Finishing FundsHolt Hamilton Productions, the producer’s of hit Native American Films Turquoise Rose, Blue Gap Boy’z and Pete & Cleo move closer then ever in completing their fourth, and potentially biggest cult film, More Than Frybread!

The mockumentary film tells the story of the First Annual State of Arizona Frybread Championship between the 22 federally recognized Native American Nations within Arizona. Each Nation sends one person to represent their tribe and compete for the coveted ‘Arizona Frybread Championship’ title. The film follows five individuals from the Navajo, Hopi, Yavapai-Apache, Hualapai, and Tohono O’odham Nations as they journey from their homelands to the state championship that will be held in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The filming was completed in May of 2010 and has been in post-production ever since. “We are extremely excited with the receptions we’ve already received for this film! We want to get this film out to the people!” Director Holt Hamilton commented in an interview earlier. Hamilton also went on to say, “We also want to take our time and get this film right. We’ll bring it to theatres when it is ready.”

The film is seeking additional finishing funds through an online fundraising website at www.Kickstarter.com. “We are in need of a few more dollars to cover our extended time in post-production. Doing things right, isn’t always the cheapest.” Stated producer Travis Hamilton. He continued by saying, “We want to let our audience know they can have a direct impact on the progress of this film by donating as little as one dollar.”
The movie's Kickstarter page:

More Than Frybread--a Holt Hamilton Film

A Narrative Film project in Mesa, AZ by Travis Holt HamiltonThe Story

Our story follows five frybread-making gurus from the twenty-two federally recognized Indigenous Nations in Arizona as they prepare and compete in the ultimate frybread challenge. The five frybread extraordinaires we follow in the film include: Buddy Begay (Navajo), Sharmayne Cruz (Tohono O'odham), Sammy Powsky (Hualapai), Sunshine Smith (Yavapai/Apache) and Betti Muchvo (Hopi) who bring their skills, their nations' pride and their foolproof determination to compete for the frybread title at the 1st Annual Arizona Frybread Championship held in Flagstaff, Arizona! The film is full of outrageous frybread humor that will keep audiences laughing long after the end credits have rolled!

View our website for more information: www.frybreadmovie.com
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Crowd Funding for Native Projects and Preview of More than Frybread


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the link. I'm going to try to send them what I can spare, because I've been dying to see this film! :D

Rob said...

For more on the subject, see:


'Frybread' film needs a little more dough

The comedy-filled film has stalled in post-production since its completion in May 2010, Hamilton said.

"We are in need of a few more dollars to cover our extended time in post-production," he said. "Doing things right isn't always the cheapest."

Hamilton said he has seen other filmmakers gain success through public donations and wants to let the audience know they can have a direct impact on the progress of the film by donating a dollar or more.