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An Educational Non-Profit Supporting Storytellers of the American Experience

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BASED ON AMERICA is a nonprofit 501(c3) film organization with a focus on showcasing stories based on true stories from the American experience. Stories that highlight the incredible characters, diverse cultures, and remarkable events that have shaped America’s past and present, defining who we are as a nation and as people. BASED ON seeks to discover, support and inspire filmmakers interested in true stories based on the American experience. The team at BASED ON is committed to finding those stories, developing them, supporting them through production, and introducing them to audiences interested in learning more about our collective heritage with a better understanding of the characters, events and issues that surround them.

OUR MISSION

BASED ON AMERICA aims to bring together filmmakers, distributors, educators and audiences to create a community that will secure the future of narrative media based on true stories from the American experience

INITIATIVES

Film Festival

Showcase Films (Movies, Episodic TV and shorts) with Distinctly American Voices and Subjects

Development & Production

Source & Develop New Projects (and New Filmmakers) Focused in the Field of Americana and Support These Projects from Production Through Post-Production

Connect

Provide a Community for Filmmakers to Connect with Thought Leaders and Audiences and Provide a Platform Offering Direct-to-Consumer Distribution of Such Films/Programs When Not Otherwise Available in the Marketplace

Inform

Provide a Resource for Audiences to Discover More about the Subjects of the Films That Interest Them By Way of Reviews, Analyses and Access to Educational Resources for Each Film

PRESSROOM

Crown Heights Release Date Set

June 21, 2017

Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner, CROWN HEIGHTS release date set: August 25th. Based on a true story adapted from a “This American Life” episode that detailed the case of Colin Warner (Stanfield), who spent 20 years behind bars for murder before being freed in 2001…

Read the full article on Variety >>

Crown Heights Release Date Set

June 21, 2017

Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner, CROWN HEIGHTS release date set: August 25th. Based on a true story adapted from a “This American Life” episode that detailed the case of Colin Warner (Stanfield), who spent 20 years behind bars for murder before being freed in 2001…

Read the full article on Variety >>

Crown Heights Release Date Set

June 21, 2017

Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner, CROWN HEIGHTS release date set: August 25th. Based on a true story adapted from a “This American Life” episode that detailed the case of Colin Warner (Stanfield), who spent 20 years behind bars for murder before being freed in 2001…

Read the full article on Variety >>