I was so very pleased and proud when Louisville stepped up and supported the Kickstarter Project for Morels Vegan Food Truck. I was so pleased that my firm belief in the generosity of Louisville citizens had been validated. That validation made me think that I should tell y’all about Louisville based Kickstarter projects on a regular basis since I know you’re generous and like support good and interesting work.
That was just a thought though and I hadn’t looked through Louisville based Kickstarter projects yet to find a new one to feature. Then last night on Twitter Daniel Light linked to a Kickstarter project with the words “What happens to the homeless when they die?” That got my attention and the project it was referring to is the first of hopefully many interesting projects that I’ll feature as Louisville Kickstarter.
What happens to the homeless when they die?
Four years ago the wrestling team at St. Xavier High School were offered an opportunity by their assistant coach, Ben Kresse, to do something positive for the community that would forever change their lives. The opportunity was to hold memorial services for the unknown, homeless, and those who had no remaining family to ensure a respectful burial. To this day, the students have volunteered their time and energy to make sure no one in Louisville, KY leaves this earth alone. Over the past four years there have been more than five hundred burials and not a single service has been missed.
The Potter’s Field, is a documentary film attempting to craft an honest portrait of the students and teachers involved as a means of recording their story and sharing their unique and important perspectives on life and death.
The filmmaker has exhausted his financial resources working on the film and he needs a little help from the community to finish it. He says specifically that the $2,500 in Kickstarter donations he’s looking for will go to: “equipment rentals, travel expenses, data storage, and editing costs.” Those sound like very reasonable needs for a documentary film.
I firmly believe this is a story worth telling and I want to help the filmmaker see his project through to completion. I have made my pledge to support the project and I hope you will as well.