Jarrad Henderson is creating a film about Black Greek Life
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Logline:
Amid the climate of racial strife, hazing lawsuits, and questions of relevancy threatening the existence of African American fraternal organizations, members of the “Divine Nine” explore the importance and changing roles of Black Greek Lettered Organizations (BGLOs). In 2015 some believe that BGLOs, primarily depicted in popular media through the scope of stepping, are struggling to stay influential and at the forefront of our Nation’s most pressing cultural challenges. While these organizations have historically been responsible for America’s most influential social and political movements, including Civil Rights, many perceive their visibility (or lack thereof) as an indicator of their reduced contemporary influence. Can these century old organizations adapt to the times or have their rich legacies begun to fade?
Beyond This Place is a feature length documentary film that examines the rich culture of African American Fraternities and Sororities, while at the same time posing the question: “What is the role of these organizations in the 21st Century?” Primarily depicted in popular media through the scope of stepping, Black Greek Lettered Organizations, collectively referred to as the “Divine Nine”, are also responsible for the development of some of America’s greatest leaders. People like Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison, sports icon Michael Jordan, and innovator George Washington Carver make up just a few of the hundreds of thousands of initiated members responsible for historical advancements in our Nation’s most influential movements, including Civil Rights. Today, many believe the century old organizations —Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Iota Phi Theta — are no longer the innovative, progressive organizations that they once were. Beyond This Place aims to examine the current state of Black Greek life while investigating imaginative solutions to the organizations modern day challenges from the perspective of both current members and the communities which they serve. Our story follows several members of Black Greek Lettered Organizations as they explore the benefits and the challenges of upholding the legacy. We invite you to join us as we tell a story of progress,  ride, and potential!

"I can't wait to see more!" "Looks interesting!" "Do we really need another film about Black Greek life?" All great questions that can only be answered by becoming a patron! Central to the success of the Beyond This Place project is the support of our fans who are committed to seeing this project through to the big screen. For the last three years our film has been primarily funded as a passion project...that is to say, it's self funded by Producer Jarrad Henderson. In November 2014, through the help of a few dedicated fans, we were able to raise $2,800 which we used to produce content that we used to submit our project to various grant and fundraising opportunities. We've joined the Pateron.com community in hopes our fans and supporters will contribute consistently each month. So, instead of asking for a single donation (like Gofundme or Indiegogo) our Patreon page allows you to join our team by making smaller monthly contributions. It's simple, the more patrons pledge per month, the more rewards you'll get for supporting this important work AND the FASTER we can get this film out of our HEADS and into your HANDS! Check out all the amazing rewards offered to patrons on the side bar of this page.
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
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NEOPHYTE Level. Neo level patrons receive exclusive behind the scenes video blog updates a couple of days before they go live to the public! These vlogs feature exclusive updates on the progress of our film AND you'll receive exclusive access to our patrons only feed featuring behind the scenes images and video clips from our film. Thank you Neos!
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PROPHYTE Level. Greetings Big Brothers and Big Sisters! As a Prophyte level patron you'll receive ALL OF THE ABOVE plus we’ll add your name to our website as a "Prophyte" level supporter AND when you catch me in person your pledge is worth one big hug...and I give the best hugs. Love you Prophytes!
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ALUMNI Level. Our distinguished Alumni patrons receive ALL OF THE ABOVE plus we’ll invite you to our monthly Periscope chats! There will be surprises, exclusive giveaways (signed photographs, t-shirts, etc.) and special guest WILL be in attendance!
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CHARTER MEMBER Level. Our Charter Member patrons will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE plus a shout out during our vlog series. Charter members will also be sent special Instagram/Facebook photos indicating their status as a Charter Member patron!
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LEGACY Level. You become forever enshrined as part of the Beyond This Place Legacy! Legacy patrons will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE plus their name featured in the final version of the film under "Special Thanks". You will also recieve a video of thanks from Jarrad. We appreciate your continued support of this film!
Goals
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ALPHA: COAST TO COAST COVERAGE!
When we hit $500 per month, we will be able to travel more often, covering the stories which matter most to you, our patrons. Have an impactful service event you would love to be in the documentary? Want to see the NPHCs response to the Flint, MI water crisis? Help us reach this goal so we can bring our team to you!
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Logline:
Amid the climate of racial strife, hazing lawsuits, and questions of relevancy threatening the existence of African American fraternal organizations, members of the “Divine Nine” explore the importance and changing roles of Black Greek Lettered Organizations (BGLOs). In 2015 some believe that BGLOs, primarily depicted in popular media through the scope of stepping, are struggling to stay influential and at the forefront of our Nation’s most pressing cultural challenges. While these organizations have historically been responsible for America’s most influential social and political movements, including Civil Rights, many perceive their visibility (or lack thereof) as an indicator of their reduced contemporary influence. Can these century old organizations adapt to the times or have their rich legacies begun to fade?
Beyond This Place is a feature length documentary film that examines the rich culture of African American Fraternities and Sororities, while at the same time posing the question: “What is the role of these organizations in the 21st Century?” Primarily depicted in popular media through the scope of stepping, Black Greek Lettered Organizations, collectively referred to as the “Divine Nine”, are also responsible for the development of some of America’s greatest leaders. People like Nobel Peace Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison, sports icon Michael Jordan, and innovator George Washington Carver make up just a few of the hundreds of thousands of initiated members responsible for historical advancements in our Nation’s most influential movements, including Civil Rights. Today, many believe the century old organizations —Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Iota Phi Theta — are no longer the innovative, progressive organizations that they once were. Beyond This Place aims to examine the current state of Black Greek life while investigating imaginative solutions to the organizations modern day challenges from the perspective of both current members and the communities which they serve. Our story follows several members of Black Greek Lettered Organizations as they explore the benefits and the challenges of upholding the legacy. We invite you to join us as we tell a story of progress,  ride, and potential!

"I can't wait to see more!" "Looks interesting!" "Do we really need another film about Black Greek life?" All great questions that can only be answered by becoming a patron! Central to the success of the Beyond This Place project is the support of our fans who are committed to seeing this project through to the big screen. For the last three years our film has been primarily funded as a passion project...that is to say, it's self funded by Producer Jarrad Henderson. In November 2014, through the help of a few dedicated fans, we were able to raise $2,800 which we used to produce content that we used to submit our project to various grant and fundraising opportunities. We've joined the Pateron.com community in hopes our fans and supporters will contribute consistently each month. So, instead of asking for a single donation (like Gofundme or Indiegogo) our Patreon page allows you to join our team by making smaller monthly contributions. It's simple, the more patrons pledge per month, the more rewards you'll get for supporting this important work AND the FASTER we can get this film out of our HEADS and into your HANDS! Check out all the amazing rewards offered to patrons on the side bar of this page.

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Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
0 patrons
NEOPHYTE Level. Neo level patrons receive exclusive behind the scenes video blog updates a couple of days before they go live to the public! These vlogs feature exclusive updates on the progress of our film AND you'll receive exclusive access to our patrons only feed featuring behind the scenes images and video clips from our film. Thank you Neos!
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
PROPHYTE Level. Greetings Big Brothers and Big Sisters! As a Prophyte level patron you'll receive ALL OF THE ABOVE plus we’ll add your name to our website as a "Prophyte" level supporter AND when you catch me in person your pledge is worth one big hug...and I give the best hugs. Love you Prophytes!
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
ALUMNI Level. Our distinguished Alumni patrons receive ALL OF THE ABOVE plus we’ll invite you to our monthly Periscope chats! There will be surprises, exclusive giveaways (signed photographs, t-shirts, etc.) and special guest WILL be in attendance!
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
CHARTER MEMBER Level. Our Charter Member patrons will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE plus a shout out during our vlog series. Charter members will also be sent special Instagram/Facebook photos indicating their status as a Charter Member patron!
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 patrons
LEGACY Level. You become forever enshrined as part of the Beyond This Place Legacy! Legacy patrons will receive ALL OF THE ABOVE plus their name featured in the final version of the film under "Special Thanks". You will also recieve a video of thanks from Jarrad. We appreciate your continued support of this film!