Local Filmmakers Seek Support for Project

By Beacon Staff

Earlier this year, we wrote about Nicolas Hudak, a Kalispell native who had returned home to work on his first full-length feature film. Well, Hudak and his partner Anna Starke have been busy: A teaser for the documentary film, “Americans,” is already available at www.counterproduction.org along with a selection of still images, more information about the project and a place to purchase Hudak’s photo prints.

According to the Web site, “Americans” tells the success story of four young American Indians who are overcoming challenges to thrive both in their native and the white world. Filming takes place in Missoula and in Browning on the Blackfeet American Indian Reservation.

Now, the filmmakers are asking for support to keep their work going:

We are proud to announce that our project has already raised more than $5000 – which has covered all the necessary permits and production for one month of filming. However, we are currently facing our first real fiscal challenge since we started this project: Anu, our indispensable sound engineer, is not able to donate another month of his work to “Americans”. Therefore, we would like to ask you for your help: If you have ever thought about donating to this film or considered investing in this project – now is the time!

We need to raise $2000 in the coming week if we want to keep Anu in the country.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please make a check out to “Film Project at Museum at Central School” and mail it to The Museum at Central School, 124 2nd Ave E, Kalispell, MT 59901. You may also donate with your credit card at www.counterproduction.org or contribute much needed services and goods – virtually anything is welcome: accommodation for a film crew, meals for a film crew, sunscreen and insect repellant or a round-trip ticket from New Zealand to Kalispell for Anu Webster.

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