Your tax-deductible donation to Carbon Trace Productions supports student-produced documentary films and multimedia projects.
Our Mission: Carbon Trace Productions is a Missouri non-profit media organization (501c3 status pending) dedicated to educating college students about the art of filmed and multimedia documentaries. Students learn to tell stories of compelling social importance without regard to commercial potential. Carbon Trace Productions specializes in working with, and telling stories about, humanitarian organizations, other non-profits, and NGOs.
Donations help us cover the typical production expenses of documentary film making, including: travel, equipment, and support services.*
We will begin accepting donations as soon as our 501(c)3 status clears with the IRS (expected January 2019). Until then, please contact us about your interest in donating by using this contact form:
- Syrian Doctor (working title), a story of the mental health crisis in Syrian refugee children.
- Tornillo, a story of an American internment camp and the man who stood witness.
- A Vietnam Peace Story, a story of the inner journey back to Hill 50 — the site of a desperate battle.
- Coach (working title), a story of the effects of poverty on a high school basketball program and the man with a plan to change it.
- Recurrent, a story of non-combat PTSD.
*Details about how we use your generous donation:
Your contribution helps in two ways. First, it provides the funds necessary produce a film or multimedia project. The most typical expense on CTP projects is travel (including car rental, airline tickets, hotel, food). Other production expenses can include equipment purchases (typically media cards and hard drives for each project), web services (e.g. online storage), and professional services (typically freelance fees, e.g. post-production audio engineering). Second, your donation helps us run and maintain our non-profit organization for the benefit of students producing documentary films. CTP, through its Board of Directors, has the ultimate authority in deciding how cash donations and other contributions are used to fulfill the mission of the non-profit corporation. We are happy to share further details with any donor. Please contact us with your questions.