- Posted November 17, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Be A Hero
Opening Our Eyes
I’m reaching out to ask for your help in spreading the word about a project that I recently launched on Kickstarter. And in doing so, you’ll not only be helping me, but more importantly the subjects of my film who are ordinary individuals doing simple, yet extraordinary things to make the world a better place.
My daughter and I recently returned from a 99-day journey around the world, shooting a documentary about people who are making a difference in the world. We interviewed and filmed 10 individuals on 6 continents who are creating positive change. I know the power that we as visual communicators have in creating awareness with our cameras and our craft and how that can influence and move people. Our ultimate goal for our film is to inspire and motivate others to be change makers because we believe in the power that the individual has in making a difference, even through small acts in their own communities.
Kickstarter supports creative projects and provides a portal through which to raise funds via crowd funding. We are now in post production and have 150 hours of footage that I will be editing in the months ahead and I hope to have a rough cut by year’s end. However, I understand and appreciate what a professional editor can bring to our project and am seeking finishing funds for this purpose through Kickstarter. The way Kickstarter works is that if we don’t reach the goal we set within our timeframe (by January 5th) then all bets are off. No pledge money will be collected and we receive nothing. So our clock is ticking.
I’m reaching out to my high profile blogging colleagues who can help spread the word about our project and provide a link to our Kickstarter page.
Please take a look at a ten minute sample of our film and check out some of the fun rewards for various pledge levels.
Thanks much for your support and please pass along this link to someone you know who will further this support.