Local filmmaker surpasses pledge goal before today’s deadline

    Eugene Martin had until 2:49 p.m. today to raise $25,000. The local filmmaker was using a fundraising website to ask for donations to help complete his latest project.

    He beat the deadline and made $27,000.

    He’ll now get to work editing his film about the Anderson Monarchs, an all-girls African-American competitive soccer team from South Philly.

    The film will follow the team’s coach, five players and their families. KYW reports the project received $9,000 in three days, earning a total of $27,319.

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