SocialFlixx, a Helena-based video-marketing business, is embarking on a feature-length documentary about the craft-beer industry in Montana.
The Montana Brewery Passport Documentary, an independent film about the state’s 94 operational breweries, will begin filming in spring 2021. The film will cover a variety of subjects specific to the craft-beer movement in Montana, as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on each brewery. In addition, this film will document the process of Montana’s “95th brewery” as it moves from construction phase through opening day.
The film will also explore how Montana’s unique agricultural infrastructure is impacting the craft-beer movement. Hop growers and maltsters in the state play an integral role in how Montana beer is made and ultimately received on a national scale.
Being a small, independent film, SocialFlixx requires fundraising. A Kickstarter campaign was launched on Friday, Nov. 27, and continued through Christmas Day. The goal for the campaign was to raise $35,000 in that 30-day timeframe. These funds will help purchase key cinema camera equipment, and pay for the travel costs of filming at each brewery in the state. Kickstarter is an “all or nothing” format, so if the campaign fails to get enough pledges, no funds are awarded.
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