We are seeking solid support that will help to complete post production.

All donations are tax deductible

MiddleMen operate in system designed to remain broken. A Project of Documentaries

Middlemen is not an anti-police film but an anti-corruption, anti-brutality, and anti-corporate interest in policing and prisons film. We are pro fair, pro just, and expect the same out of the criminal justice system.

Middlemen Documentary presents social and civil issues of the criminal justice system through heartfelt stories of injustice and advocates dedicated to change.

Both in-kind offers and financial support are appreciated and tax deductible!

$15,800 covers 4 weeks of editing services and sound. In-kind services also accepted.

  • $10,800 Video Editing ($2,700 per 1 week x 4 weeks).
  • $5,000 Sound ($250 per day x 5 days per week x 4 weeks).

Middlemen revisits the lives of those killed by law enforcement, both before and after their deaths though raw, uncensored conversation with their loved ones. Their personalities, likes and dislikes make them human, more than a story, more than a statistic. Their identities imposed on the public by the criminal justice system in order to protect those that are supposed to protect and serve. Why justice in these cases was not served is discovered to have prevalence on a systematic level. A highly interview intensive film, those interviewed guide the audience through an almost unimaginable criminal justice system. Interviewees include former officers who are now able to unveil life behind the blue wall and how these systems fundamentally affect communities of color.

Documented stories include Hawa Bah, Kadiatou Diallo, and Gwen Carr who unite frequently to support each other's effort for Justice. Additionally, William Bell, Sean Bell's father and Nicholas Heyward Jr.'s father Heyward senior share their stories, one of which dates back to 1994, the same year Compstat and Broken Windows was introduced to the NYPD. Their stories inspire unity, courage, and examples of how to approach injustice offered to them by the American Criminal Justice system. The conclusion is filled with final thoughts that are infused with solid solutions through the efforts of these families exhibited in the film.




DONATIONS OVER $500 RECEIVE A PAINTING (Story behind the art can be found on our website www.middlemendoc.com)
  • $3-$25 (SUPPORTER) -Our enduring gratitude for your support and Special Thanks! (%100 Tax Deductible)
  • $50-$150 (PROTESTER) – Our enduring gratitude for your support! Handwritten note from the Director. Special thanks on websites Special Thanks Page and social media. (%100 Tax Deductible)
  • $150-$400 (SPECIALIST) - Our enduring gratitude for your support! Handwritten note from the Director. Special Thanks Page and social media. #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, Digital password protected link when the film is complete. (%100 Tax Deductible after $15)
  • $500-$1000 (ACTIVIST)Special thank you in the Silver section of ending film credits and on website. Special Thanks Page, Instagram Shot Out with your picture and has tag #MiddleMenDoc as a Film Activist, Tweet and Facebook Post publicly thanking you from @MIDDLEMEN_DOC, Signed poster and thank you note from Director. #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, DVD signed and Digital password protected link when the film is complete. CHOICE OF ARTWORK (%100 Tax Deductible after $245)
  • $2,700 Video Editing Week (INNOVATOR) - Special credits in Gold section of the ending credits and on website special thanks page. #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, support in bringing a screenings to your area (Coordinated WITH OUR HELP), Instagram and Twitter Shot Out with your picture and hash tag #MiddleMenDoc publicly thanking you from @MIDDLEMEN_DOC as a Film Educators, Facebook Post with public thank you and tag, DVD signed and Digital password protected link when the film is complete. Extended Interviews of main characters in film. CHOICE OF ARTWORK (%100 Tax Deductible after $285).
  • $5,000 Sound (EDUCATOR) - Special credits in Gold section of the ending credits and on website special thanks page. #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, support in bringing a screenings to your area (Coordinated WITH OUR HELP), Middle Men E-Study guide credited in your name (Printable). Instagram and Twitter Shot Out with your picture and hash tag #MiddleMenDoc publicly thanking you from @MIDDLEMEN_DOC as a Film Educator, Facebook Post with public thank you and tag, DVD signed and Digital password protected link when the film is complete. Extended Interviews of main characters in film. CHOICE OF ARTWORK (%100 Tax Deductible after $385).
  • $10,000 (LEADER)Executive Producer credit in beginning and ending credits, listing on IMDB (The Internet Movie Database). Special thanks on website's home page in bold lettering along with your Bio/Head shot as a major supporter of Middle Men. Paid hotel and travel to National Premiere film festival screening, 2 tickets to World Premiere (No Travel or Hotel Expenses included). Public screening coordinated in partnership with filmmakers, Q&A after the screening (Offered the opportunity to participate as a speaker with filmmakers as to what motivated you to become an Executive Producer), #GotQuota #StopQuota T-Shirt, Instagram and Twitter Shot Out with your picture and hash tag #MiddleMenDoc publicly thanking you from @MIDDLEMEN_DOC as an Executive Producer, Facebook Post with public thank you and tag, Signed DVD, poster and thank you note from Director. DVD signed and Digital password protected link when the film is complete. Extended Interviews of main characters in film shared with password protected links. CHOICE OF ARTWORK (%100 Tax Deductible after $945).

For Donations $500-$1000

Behind the Art!

Middlemen Art Gallery


For Donation over $1001-$2,700

For Donations over $2,701 and up

I Am Not Broken Post

Please email mindproductions@openmail.cc for questions regarding the film, artwork, or photography.

Thank you!

Rochelle

$1,045 Raised
6% towards $15,800 Goal

Supported by 19 Donations:

  • Heather M.
    I Gave $25
    Good luck Rochelle. So proud of u
  • Tashe T.
    I Gave $15
    Good luck!!
  • Gee W.
    I Gave $150
  • Jonah K.
    I Gave $50
    I'm giving because this film has an important message.
  • Charlene H.
    I Gave $25
  • Winter Film A.
    I Gave $50
  • America N.
    I Gave $15
  • David N.
    I Gave $25
    Keep up the good work; the world needs you and the work that you're doing. Breathe. Take care of yourself. Patience and discipline.
  • Lucy  R.
    I Gave $80
  • Brandi  J.
    I Gave $100
    Keep dreaming big!
  • Anonymous
    I Gave $125
    Keep up the good work.
  • Faizullah J.
    I Gave $100
    I know this is going to be a great film. Much needed.
  • Tricia T.
    I Gave $100
    In today's times work like this is tremendously important.
  • John "Doc" F.
    I Gave $25
  • Dpn Z.
    I Gave $25
    I know you'll do a great doc!
  • Tara  S.
    I Gave $50
    Tara Simmons
  • Lila  G.
    I Gave $15