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Head to Head: Documentary Preview and Live Crowdfunding Event

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Creative Coworking, Colvin House

5940 North Sheridan Road

Chicago, IL 60660

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Head to Head: Film Preview + Live Crowdfunding Event


The three sisters of Amelia Street Studio are raising funds to help finish a feature-length documentary that traces the path of hair from women in India sacrificing their hair for the gods to young women in America experiencing hair loss. Contributions also support an engagement campaign to help create meaningful impact with the film.

Please join us at the historic Colvin House for an immersive evening experience that includes:

  • Emcee'd by KT Speetzen of The Mother Cluckers comedy troupe (mothercluckerscomedy.com)
  • An exclusive sneak peek of an in-progress film preview
  • Talkback Q & A with the filmmakers and women from the film
  • Drinks and light appetizers
  • Curated art silent auction based on the film's theme "secrecy/authenticity"
  • Raffle Packages
  • Live painting by artist Justin Suico (justinsuico.com)
  • Interactive art installation about hair (it's gonna be BIG!)


FILM SYNOPSIS

Every day, the women in this documentary come face-to-face with their biggest secret and must choose whether to go to great lengths to hide the elephant in the room or put it out into the world for all to see. This story is told through the lens of a director who is struggling with the idea of uncovering her own secret. Utlimately, it's about the pressures to conform and the brave women who are challenging these detrimental social norms.


THE PROJECT

Our goal is to normalize hair loss and create a society where women can feel comfortable and confident with or without a wig. We want to create more compassion for others who feel "other."

As Jillian puts it, "That would be the best day."

The all-female crew of Amelia Street Studio has been in production since 2015. We launched after a successful Kickstarter campaign, which allowed us to buy equipment and make the trip to India where we followed our main subject, Margot, as she tried to navigate her way through the human hair industry and start her own ethically-sourced hair company. Since then, we have traveled all over the Midwest, Texas, and even to Washington, DC for an FDA public hall meeting.

Since the Kickstarter, the film has been self-funded and we have dedicated over 350 hours of on-site production time, not including producing and marketing hours. We have interviewed over 15 brave and spirited women who finally get a voice to talk about this taboo topic.

We are now inching into post-production, and are asking for finishing funds that would give this story the expertise and focus that it deserves. Your contributions also support a meaningful impact campaign leading up to and after the film's release.


CAN'T ATTEND? STILL WANT TO SUPPORT?

We will host a Facebook Live stream video during the event where our online followers will be able to virtually participate in the crowdfunding and interactive art installation. Stay tuned for more details.
In the meantime, you may also make a tax-deductible donation through our fiscal sponsor, IFP Chicago. https://www.ifpchicago.org/head-to-head


CREDITS

DIRECTOR: Andrea Alberti
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Katy Osborn
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Jenny Alberti
EDIT SUPPORT: Giorgia Harvey
MUSIC: Marc Gegner

DAY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Jennifer Kathryn (jenniferkathryn.com/)

SPECIAL THANKS to our planning committee who help make this happen:

Steph Ayoob
Aryn Shaw
Meghan Barrett
Josie Davis, Curmudgeon Group
Margot Greer, Woven Hair
Alison Marcotte
Erin McNulty
Brittany Tate
Tasha Vos


LEARN MORE at ameliastreetstudio.com/headtohead

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FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Colvin House has parking available, and is a short walk from the Granville Red Line stop.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

contact andrea@ameliastreetstudio.com

Can this ticket be tax deductible?

Absolutely! Simply contact andrea@ameliastreetstudio.com with your confirmation number after you buy a ticket, and we can route the money for your ticket to our fiscal sponsor, IFP Chicago, who will then be able to give you a receipt.


What is the attire?

Nothing fancy. We want you to feel comfortable and confident!

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Creative Coworking, Colvin House

5940 North Sheridan Road

Chicago, IL 60660

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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