A unique fund raising effort is at the heart of a new television project by California producer Alan Pezzuto at Reel Magic Productions that aims to “track the life and times of specific firearms,” and he is launching an INDIEGOGO.COM campaign on inauguration day, Jan. 20.
His goal is to raise $360,000. See what this is all about by watching the trailer, here.
“That is the amount above the million dollars we already have budgeted that will assure the production value of the project and the widespread broadcast thereof,” he said. “Reel Magic Productions has chosen Inauguration Day as it is the beginning of what all of us hope to be a roll back of draconian regulations and the sustained assault on our constitutional rights, with a positive focus being on both our Second and Fourth amendment rights.”
He told Liberty Park Press that inauguration day seemed like the perfect time to launch, because it is the day American leadership becomes more friendly toward the Second Amendment and American firearms owners.
The series will be called “Our Father’s Guns” and will track firearms as they pass from hand to hand, perhaps through generations.
When Pezzuto says each program will zero in on a specific firearm, he means exactly that. For example, one episode might look at a particular trapdoor Springfield Model 1873 carbine manufactured during the first half of 1880. The rifle might show up in Utah, be taken from a fallen cavalry trooper by a Native American warrior and later be traded during a potlatch to a member of a Northwest tribe in exchange for a good horse.
Another segment might be devoted to the trail of a Browning Hi-Power used by an armed citizen to stop a robbery in progress, across a state line into a jurisdiction where the citizen’s concealed carry permit is not recognized. Pezzuto’s program will tell the story of that firearm.
“After years of seeing the vilification of weapons, both military and civilian, in an effort to advance political agendas, ‘Our Father’s Guns’ will tell the entire story as honestly and unbiased as history and family folklore will allow,” he explained.
Pezzuto has spent the past three years raising approximately 75 percent of the funding necessary to finance production of a 13-week series. He acknowledged that it has been quite a task, and it was “met with more than a little resistance.”
However, he said that recently, NETFLIX and other broadcasters “have been willing to discuss the show with us.”
With the Jan. 20 launch of the INDIEGOGO.COM fund raising effort, Pezzuto is hoping that interested gun owners will contribute to help make the program a reality.
His website is ourfathersguns.com and the funding effort will be at Indiegogo.com.