Black Screenplay ‘Just Say Yes’ Gets Antwone Fisher On Board, Seeks Crowd-Funding
An IndieGoGo campaign has just launched for a Black film based on the screenplay Just Say Yes. The script catapulted its writer Lanfia Wal to the finalist stage in the Organization of Black Screenwriters Competition. Additionally Wal has captured the interest of director Antwone Fisher who has agreed to helm the project. Wal describes Just Say Yes as both comedic and dramatic, as well as fun and inspirational. The story follows Conrad Jenkins, a scrawny, wise-cracking 20-year-old from the rough streets of East Trenton, NJ. After getting into trouble with the law, Conrad is given an ultimatum. He must complete an internship with an organization called the Granville Academy, or go to jail.
In Lanfia Wal’s IndieGoGo campaign video, he stresses that he’s tried to pitch the screenplay to Hollywood executives. If Wal can generate enough funding with his IndieGoGo campaign, he has a chance to get his film made. A goal of $50,000 has been set with one month to reach it. There are some pretty nifty campaign prizes ranging from a DVD Copy of the film for a $25 donation to an Associate Producer credit for a $1,000 donation. Watch the campaign introduction video below. To read more about the film and to make a donation, visit the Just Say Yes IndieGoGo Campaign Here.