A forgotten Argentine town is being poisoned by their drinking water; this film reveals a story of international crises and hope.
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Final Thank You - and San Antonio Update
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Project/Production Update - Salta City Overlook
Project Update - Downtown Salta, Argentina
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What are we making?
Troubled Waters tells the story of a world wide water crises through Jim Hill. A seasoned missionary who stumbles on a small town 12,000 feet above sea level in the Puna region of Argentina. He hears San Antonio de los Cobres is being poisoned by the very thing it needs to survive, water.After extensive research Jim and the team surrounding him discover alarmingly high levels of Arsenic in the town’s drinking water. He wants to install a filter system for San Antonio de los Cobres but when the reality of raising the money, politics, and power stand in his way he is forced to fight for his vision.
Through a mountainous terrain of inner struggle and setbacks Jim and the devoted team of people around him overcome the obstacles thrown in their way and inspire an entire town to stand up for its well being. A series of extraordinary events allow them to install a brand new filtration system; providing clean drinking water for the entire town of San Antonio de Los Cobres.
How we've made it?
* We've raised over $23,000 for production over the last six years
* We've filmed across Argentina and the Southeastern United States and have over 76 hours of beautiful footage which captures this story
* Along with Esteban Rodich, an award winning, Argentine, folk musician we've produced three beautiful unique songs for our film's soundtrack
* A 76 page script has been developed from the footage we've captured over the last six years
* We have an extremely talented crew and internationally awarded organizations involved helping create a high quality, engaging film
(left to right - James, Andrew, Drew, Esteban, Juan, & Philip)
James Billy Hill III - Director/Writer : As a film graduate from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington he has worked in the local film industry for over 5 years in various capacities for indy films, HBO, CW Network, ABC, and Warner Brothers. He has pursued his passion for making engaging, bold films by directing, editing, and producing various short projects and promotional video’s through his production company. Troubled Water’s is his feature length directorial debut.
Andrew Stein - Writer/Producer: A professional writing major from The University of North Carolina Wilmington; he discovered his love for writing at the age of 13, he has written and co-written screenplays for numerous projects and is actively editing work for emerging authors. Andrew has a personal connection with this story, having worked with the people of the Andes on numerous occasions. As a passionate writer and a lover of expression through film, Andrew provides a clear, creative voice to this project.
Drew Croley - Producer/Assistant Editor: With a degree from Montreat College in Business Management Drew has cultivated a passion for entrepreneurship and business. Coupled with his love for creating films and seeing the impact of his work on people’s lives as a professional photographer and videographer he has come on board as a producer and uses his skills in various manors for Troubled Waters.
Esteban Daniel Rodich - Composer/Soundtrack Producer: Esteban Daniel Rodich is an award wining folk singer from the Chaco region of Argentina. He preforms throughout Argentina and has played alongside some of Argentina's most famous folk singers. He has produced, written, and recorded three beautiful songs for Troubled Waters.
Juan Manuel Leguizamón - Lead Editor: During his career, Leguizamón has created a distinctive approach to film, mixing narrative, documentary and advertising media. His work has been acknowledged and awarded internationally in major film festivals and has been shown on HBO and other outlets.
Philip Wicker - Social Networking Producer: Born and raised in NC for 24 years, Philip has taken the position as the social networking producer for the Troubled Waters Documentary. With that role, he has been able to put into motion his skills utilizing multiple social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter & Blogs, to create a presence and movement for the film.
What do we need the money for?
James, Drew, and Andrew need to travel to New York City from North Carolina in order to hand over the footage and notes to Juan Leguizamon, our editor who works out of New York. Durring this time we will finalize the script, finish logging the final footage, and work with Juan to begin to layout the rough cut of Troubled Waters.
It takes money to travel and stay in New York City. This money will help the three of us make the trip and in turn make this film. We need your help to raise the money for this trip and make this film a reality.
Remember, all support is 100% tax deductible through our nonprofit sponsor - His Heart Missions.
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Anyone can pledge to back the film. The pledge is promised, once we meet the $4,000 goal the pledge is debited from your account.
If we don't reach our goal no money is debited from your account. It goes nowhere. Only if we reach our goal does the money come out. So, in essence with your pledge your are betting that this project will be funded. If it doesn't you don't loose anything.
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For the shoes and water bottles you should receive those, if we are successful in our campaign, within a month after the campaign ends. The DVD, t-shirts, and upper level Blu Ray packages with screening tickets will not be available till the release of our film. Our hope is for the film to be released on the Spring 2012 festival circuit. Thus, you should receive those items by April or May. Due to the nature of film release patterns and potential screenings times might vary. Rest assured though we will send it to you as soon as possible. We will send a certificate of promise for the Blu Ray DVD's, ticket's and t-shirts.
Yes, all backing of this project goes directly into our nonprofit sponsor's account and will be distributed for travel cost from the sponsor, His Heart Missions. They will send you a receipt of your donation by January 31, 2012 for your 2012 taxes.
Contact the director/producer - James B. Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 001- 910-274-4604
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Oct 11, 2011 - Nov 7, 2011 (27 days)
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A hearty thanks and personal thank you email from the director along with being included in the inner circle of fans, which includes inside updates on the film's progress and announcements about screenings and festivals before anyone else hears them.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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1 backer Limited (99 of 100 left)
A big ole' thank you and you will get a custom water bottle with the Troubled Water's emblem on it. That's right, for the price you can buy it at the store you can get a water bottle plus support an incredible cause. On top of that you'll be added to our inner circle of fan's with the latest updates.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Wow, thanks. $15 is awesome. You'll get a custom water bottle with the Troubled Waters emblem and be added to our inner circle of fans so you can get the latest updates. Plus you will also get a surprise autographed souvenir from New York City.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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9 backers Limited (6 of 15 left)
Awesome, wonderful, thanks. SInce you've decided to give at this level you will get a pair of "Alpargatas" directly from Argentina. This is the ORIGINAL TOM'S SHOE. Yes, that's right, you will get to pick out a pair of Argentine made shoes that are the original shoe's that inspired Tom from Tom's shoes. Plus you will be added to our inner fan circle. (we currently have no affiliation with Tom's shoes, except for our love of Argentina and doing good)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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12 backers Limited (3 of 15 left)
We are extremely grateful. For this level of pure, awesome support you will get a pair of "Alpargatas." The original shoe made in Argentina that inspired Tom's shoes. Plus you will get a signed copy of the Blu Ray DVD of our film once it is available. Plus you will be invited to attend one of the test screenings. On top of that you'll be added to our inner circle fan updates. This really get's the most bang for your buck.Estimated delivery: Mar 2012
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7 backers Limited (3 of 10 left)
Whoa, that's awesome. Thank you so much for being a supporter. You will be thanked in the final credits of the film for this level. Also, you will receive a special limited edition Blu Ray dvd package signed. This limited edition will include a special water bottle, crew t-shirt, mini theatrical poster of the film, and two free tickets for a screening of Troubled Waters once it is on tour. On top of all that you will be added to our inner circle and receive invitations to test screenings and other events.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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2 backers Limited (4 of 6 left)
What can we say, we are blown away. Thank you! You will get your name in the credits as a supporter and you will receive two special limited edition Blu Ray dvd packages signed. Each limited edition will include a special water bottle, crew t-shirt, mini theatrical poster of the film, and four free tickets for a screening of Troubled Waters once it is on tour. On top of all that you will be added to our inner circle and receive invitations to test screenings and other events.Estimated delivery: May 2012