Nathan Nzanga And The Prodigy Camp Are Teaming Up For An Epic Film
Four years ago, a teenager named Nathan Nzanga went to summer camp and wrote a song called TRUCE (listen here).
The camp was Prodigy Camp, and the song held within it a titanic message about the search for love in the face of racial conflict and police brutality. It was Nate's first song, filled with wisdom and insight beyond his years— and it received millions of plays across the internet.
This month, while recording in Chicago in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Nate wrote a sequel. The new song, TRUTH, is like a lightning bolt to the heart; the evolution of TRUCE's cry for love into a righteous pain over collective apathy and inaction. So in August 2020, Prodigy Camp has a new mission. The community is banding together to elevate Nate's art with a short film unlike any other. The project will combine both songs, Nate's personal story and reflections on this moment in America into a single cinematic experience.
And we need your help.
Under the creative vision of Caleb Slain, who last directed for Eminem, and the producing skills of camp directors Rick Stevenson, Max Losee and star alumni Ethan Seneker, this production rallies the best of the best Prodigy Camp talent into a unified goal of amplifying the passion, sensitivity and wisdom of Nate's music far and wide. But we can't do it alone. Even after pooling resources and favors, film production has some unavoidable hard costs. We are reaching out to our friends, families and communities to ask that you join us in supporting Nate’s voice as an artist, and help us make this community-powered project about trust, heartbreak and hope into the best art it can be.
Prodigy Campers will be taking to the streets this summer, donating their time, talents and passion to amplify black voices. Please join Nate and our community today!
**ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE**
**ALL DONORS ABOVE $1000 WILL BE CREDITED AS ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS**
**ALL DONORS OF ANY $ WILL BE THANKED IN THE CREDITS AND IN OUR HEARTS**
15K BUDGET BREAKDOWN
• Rentals: 5K
• Permits/Location/Insurance: 3k
• Crew and Talent: Donated
• Food/Accomodations/Travel: 2k
• Post-Production: 3.5k
• Covid: 1.5k
20K STRETCH GOAL
The extra 5k of our stretch goal would allow for a professional post-production involving sound mastering, color correction, visual effects, and improve our flexibility and equipment across the board. 20% of the stretch goal will go to charity.
OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Bill and Mary Way
Chris and Jalayne Tobey
JoDee and Rob Taylor