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Crowdfund This: Urban Millennial Romantic Dramedy ‘Travis and Tabitha’

Crowdfund This: Urban Millennial Romantic Dramedy 'Travis and Tabitha'

“Travis and
Tabitha,” by Chicago based filmmaker Keith Purvis, is an independently financed first feature
film that tells a contemporary story about Tabitha, a 26 year old
failed fashion designer, and Travis, a 30 year old aspiring cook, who, out of necessity, become reluctant roommates on the Southside of Chicago, and, as
Purvis says, “their makeshift
relationship forces Tabitha to rekindle her passion, and Travis to confront his
past.”

He adds: “It’s a contrast between the grittiness
of (the city) with the beauty of two young people finding the passion in
themselves and each other. That moment when someone young must make a decision
about their life and write their own story instead of living the one given to
the.”

Purvis, who has previously made shorts films, documentaries and commercials,
says that he wanted to make this film because
he wanted to make a “movie about how
relationships really happen. Not the sitting around pining for someone type of
relationship seen so much in movies. But real relationships that come as a
result of us bumping into each other while we rush off to do whatever we
‘think’ we’re supposed to be doing with our lives.” 

He also
hopes that “Travis and Tabitha” will “celebrate
an audience of people who are young and looking for new definitions for their
lives instead of the definitions given to us and the chaos, disappointment and
enlightenment that entails.”

And to
help complete his film, Purvis has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $8000 by
the end of the month – funds that will go towards important costs such as music
licensing, lawyer fees, equipment rental to shoot remaining scenes and film festival
submission fees.

Check out
the trailer below, and if this looks like your kind of film, and you want to help out
a filmmaker committed to presenting more positive image of black people on the screen, check out his Indiegogo page HERE.

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