A funding campaign for the production of the World War II documentary, “Isaac Pope: The Spirit of an American Century,” kicked off last month and will end July 22.
Pope, an Army veteran and Kinston resident, turned 99 years old last December.
The film centers on Pope’s life on a Kinston farm and his service to his country as a first sergeant of the 969th Field Artillery Battalion at the Battle of Bulge in Germany. It also recognizes his contributions to his community after the war.
Filming started in Kinston three years ago, and 90 percent of the film will show the city’s local footage.
But as production comes to an end, the director and producer of the film are asking for help to raise $55,000 for the film’s editing and marketing.
“Yes, it’s a lot of money, but $20 here (and) $40 there – it’ll all add up,” Rock Grant, the film’s director, said in a launch video for the documentary.
If you are interested in participating in the funding campaign, go to igg.me/at/isaacpope. You can also help by clicking LIKE at facebook.com/isaacpopefilm or visit Twitter and search @isaacpopefilm. You can also search for isaacpope on Instagram.