Production Staff

Advisory Team

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Fiscal Sponsor

The Big U and the Southern Documentary Fund

The Southern Documentary Fund (SDF) is a non-profit organization serving as our fiscal sponsor which gives The Big U project 501(c)3 status, allowing all donations to be tax-deductible.

The Southern Documentary Fund’s Mission

The SDF encourages documentary media projects made within or about the American South. They are an organization that passionately believes that the stories of the American South have national and international significance, and that documentary artists living and working in the region deserve support and recognition. The SDF’s mission is to help preserve and share those stories by acting as a resource for documentary artists. Through services like fiscal sponsorship, they aim to connect people, ideas, and resources - furthering their goal of growing a community of media artists.

To make a tax-deductible donation:

We invite you to make your check out to The Southern Documentary Fund, placing a reference to “The Big U” in the Memo line. You may then send your donation to:

The Southern Documentary Fund
762 Ninth Street
Durham, NC 27705

SDF’s Federal Tax ID #: 75-2993148

Donations to The Big U may also be made directly via credit card or through your Pay Pal account by visiting SDF’s Donation page.

How your money will be handled

For acting as The Big U project's fiscal sponsor, SDF takes a very small percentage of every donation for administrative fees. The rest of the donation is then distributed to Rock Creek Productions, Inc. to help defray for pre-production, production, post-production and marketing costs. Every little bit helps.

The Big U on the SDF Website

We invite you to visit The Big U’s page on the SDF Website:

We appreciate your generous support!