Four Charlotteans Crowdfunding Double Door Inn Documentary

AS THE BELOVED VENUE heads toward closure in early January, a Kickstarter emerges to document those final days and the lasting impression of the Double Door Inn. Four Charlotteans are behind Live From The Double Door Inn, and have been already been working on the film: Emmy-winning journalist Kim Brittain and her business partner, Rick Fitts, Civilized Film head Chuck Bludsworth, and media veteran/author Jay Ahuja.

The group’s acquired background material such as detailed historical notes, images, and contacts from Double Door owner Nick Karres, photographer Daniel Coston, and Gregg McCraw, a longtime promoter and music scene figure in Charlotte. The money from this Kickstarter goes toward fees for music licensing and archival usage, DVD production/printing, digitalization of any archival footage used in the film, post-production costs, insurance, audio and print restoration, and more.

So how much is the group hoping to raise? $50,000. (As with any Kickstarter, they must raise all of the money, or they don’t get any of it.) And as of this piece going live, they’re nearing $10,000 of that, with Sept. 13 being the final day of the Kickstarter.

While lower pledges get you a Blu-Ray copy of the finished film ($50 or more) or a bumper sticker and thank-you note ($25 or more), or a mention in the credits/Blu-Ray/poster/guitar pick/other swag and nods ($100), Charlotte music fans should take note of the next few levels:

* $250 or more: Two tickets to the private screening for the film inside of the Double Door Inn, tentatively scheduled for Dec. 8. (Plus: All the stuff mentioned above.)
* $1,500 or more: The page says this level gets "listing as a presenting sponsor in on-screen graphics and in the DVD package," plus everything above.

Check out the Kickstarter here

Meanwhile, the ongoing GoFundMe page for the "Save the Milestone" campaign still garners support from the community, currently at $42,046 of its $150,000 goal. The next #SaveTheMilestone Fundraiser is Aug. 27, with The Fill-Ins, Deadlock NCHC, October, and others.

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