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Help bring the story of the world's most legendary road race to the big screen! Award winning director and marathoner Jon Dunham (Spirit of The Marathon I and Spirit of The Marathon II) is now making BOSTON the first ever feature documentary about the Boston Marathon.

You and your organization can earn amazing rewards by joining our BOSTON fundraising team. Raise $20 and get a free film download - raise $2,500 and get a free screening in your city! Simply make a donation, set-up your fundraiser, or join an existing funding team to get some really cool stuff! (BOSTON’s fiscal sponsor is Filmmakers Collaborative, a 501c3 non-profit in Waltham, Mass. All gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.)


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  • Runner's World article here
  • Boston Athletic Association Announcement here
  • Boston making of video
  • Deena Kastor named executive producer here

Whether you have run THE race, or you know someone who has, or you are just a fan, you can become an important part of the storied history of the Boston Marathon. You can even earn amazing incentives!

Instructions: To earn incentives first click 'Fundraise for this campaign' (dark grey bar to the right) after you set up your Boston Film fundraiser you can share it with everyone you know and when you hit the targeted levels you will earn the corresponding incentives! You may also donate directly by clicking the big orange donate button.


                                 FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES


  • $20  Film and soundtrack download. Click Here for the updated rules.
  • $50  BOSTON tee-shirt, limited edition created by “Right on Hereford, Left on Boylston”. Click Here for the updated rules. 
  • $250  BOSTON sweatshirt, limited edition created by “Right on Hereford, Left on Boylston”. Click Here for the updated rules.
  • $500  Signed copy of Tom Derderian’s 2014 book The Boston Marathon. Click Here for the updated rules.
  • $1,000  Your name or running club in BOSTON film screen credits (PR listing optional). Click Here for the updated rules.
  • $2,500  One time public screening license - Sell tickets and raise money for your organization. Click Here for the updated rules.
  • $5,000  Two tickets to world premiere in Boston (travel expenses excluded). Click Here for the updated rules.

Note: Each fundraising level includes incentives from all previous levels.


                                 MEET THE FILMMAKERS


Jon Dunham - Producer and Director

Jon is an award-winning filmmaker and a 25-time marathon finisher.  The fusion of both these passions is reflected in his Spirit of the Marathon films. Premiering at the 2007 Chicago International  Film Festival, Spirit of the Marathon won the coveted Audience Award and was subsequently released in more than 400 cinemas across the United States. The critically acclaimed film was followed by Spirit of the Marathon II, released in more than 600 cinemas in June 2013.  


Megan Williams - Producer

An Academy Award nominee and recipient  of the Alfred I. duPont Columbia Journalism Award, Megan Williams teamed with Jon Dunham in 2002 to produce No Distance Too Far, an  official selection of the International Documentary Association’s 6th Annual Documentary Film Showcase.  A former adjunct professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, she began her career in the 1970’s as a founder and partner of  TVTV - an independent video collective known for its influential body of work.


Deena Kastor - Executive Producer

Deena won the 2004 Olympic Marathon Bronze medal (Athens, Greece), the 2005 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon, and the 2006 Virgin London Marathon. She has 24 national Titles (Cross Country, Track, Road Racing) and currently holds 10 American Records from 5K to Marathon. Born in Massachusetts, Deena lives in Mammoth Lakes, California, where she is president of the Mammoth Track Club.


Jeff Beal - Composer

Four-time Emmy award-winning composer Jeff Beal is one of the most prolific and respected composers working in film and television today. In addition to creating scores for both Spirit of the Marathon films, Beal’s work has been heard in over 100 film and television projects including HBO’s Rome, Carnivale and Monk, and Golden Globe winner Ugly Betty. Most recently his music has been heard on the Netflix hit series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher.  He has frequently collaborated with Academy Award winner documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu.  Beal has also composed scores for directors Ed Harris, Al Pacino, David Anspaugh, Bob Balaban, Michael Mann and Bob Rafelson.  


Tom Derderian - Executive Producer

Tom is a coach, author and journalist. A running success both on and off the roads, Tom’s  accomplishments include running in the Olympic trials (1972 and 1976),  numerous New England  road championships, and a 2:19:04 Boston Marathon (1975). The author of two books on the Boston Marathon, Derderian is a senior writer for New England Runner magazine. His work has appeared in Runner’s World, Running Times, Marathon and Beyond, Track and Field News, and other running publications.


Eleanor Bingham Miller - Line Producer

Eleanor has co-produced documentaries since the early 1970’s both as an independent  filmmaker and in collaboration with TVTV and WHAS-TV, Louisville, KY. As President of Cumberland Gap Productions (1984-2013) and Skinner & Company, she provided funding and creative assistance to numerous  productions including Thunder and Reins, a documentary featuring seven of the elite jockeys who have won the Kentucky Derby; The Last Mountain, a feature-length documentary presented in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; and the independent feature Nice to Meet Me (2014).




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