BLACK BUTTERFLIES DOCUMENTARY 

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Black Butterflies beams a light on the injustices of the for-profit prison industry; specifically, how the criminal justice machine manipulates Black women. A wrongfully incarcerated filmmaker exposes the systematic oppression of an unjust system that rips matriarchs from the cocoon of their family ecosystem, inflicting generational trauma.

As an independent production, there are so many expenses that go into making a documentary. Here's just a sample of the expenses we are looking to cover: Location fees, Travel, Equipment Rentals, Craft Services, Marketing Materials, Festival Submission and much more.  

 INCENTIVES 

$5,000

Executive Producer Credit

Let's make a documentery! 

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$50

T-Shirt &  Mini-poster

$2,500

Associate Producer Credit

 

$25

Mini-poster & Social Shoutout

$100

Walk the red carpet & enjoy best seating at the Exclusive Screening

$10

Social Shoutout

 MEET THE TEAM 

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 Starling Thomas 
Co-Director/Writer 

A formerly incarcerated woman of color from Dallas, Texas, whose work has shined light on the ills that Black Americans face in society. She is an award-winning screenwriter with her short film Harvest, which won best screenplay at Circle City Film Festival 2018. She produced and directed this film that was screened at the San Francisco Black Film Festival 2020, Las Vegas Black Film Festival 2021, Best of Shorts Film Festival 2020, Denton Black Film Festival 2020 and a writer on season 2 of the Emmy nominated show #WASHED. She was also a semi-finalist in Unique Voices Screenplay Competition 2020 for her feature screenplay Finding Serenity. She is currently pursuing her MFA in screenwriting at Regent University and sits on the board of Dallas Film Alliance, where she teaches screenwriting courses to children in local underserved communities.

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 Jerod B Couch 
Co-Director/Producer 

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Jerod Couch is a 2x regional Emmy® Winner (12x Nominee) from Dallas, Texas. A Director/Producer/Writer, Jerod has completed two seasons, seventeen episodes total of his 2021 Daytime Emmy® nominated series #WASHED. Couch’s career highlights consist of a five-year stint at ESPN including launching a network and three seasons leading creative for Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers. Jerod’s work has been featured in Inc Magazine, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo! Sports. Couch relishes in the intricacies of organization/culture building, marketing/public relations and overall strategy of television/film which is fortified by his Radio-TV-Film and MBA degrees from The University of Texas at Austin.

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 Jamarrio Plair-Washington 
Director of Photography 

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Jamarrio Plair-Washington began his career in media in his hometown of Valdosta, GA where his passion for film and filmmaking allowed him to film, direct and edit the High School football show “In the Game”. After moving to Dallas, Texas Jamarrio worked in the camera department on a variety of sets such as commercials, music videos and feature films. Most notable feature films include “Jerico (2016)”, “Sparrow Creek (2017)”, and “Run Hide Fight (2019)”. Currently, Jamarrio is the Director of Photography for season two of “#WASHED” and collaborating on various short films and web-series projects.