The story of a 10,000 foot descent, our connection to water and the Southwest's growing desire to stop the current.
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What We’re Doing
Simply put, we’re raising money! We have received tremendous support from the community but we need your help to make this film a reality. We are raising $3,000 in time for the film to enter into full-time production on May 15th.
Why We’re Doing It
The Current stemmed from a simple discussion back in September. Stephen's main goal was to tell the story of a local adventure. I (Greg) wanted to make a documentary about water issues in the area. Both the adventure and the environmental education component complement each other and the idea took off. Since then the film has formed into a complex story of adventure with the main goal of spreading awareness of water-related environmental issues and promoting environmental stewardship.
What’s in the digital download package?
Everyone who donates will receive our digital download package. We are still adding to this package, but here is what we have confirmed so far. This will include the following:
- The Current in HD (1080p)
-Official The Current promotional material. Posters, wallpapers, etc.
When will the film be released?
Still to be determined. For now we'll say November 2012
How will Stephen get my number?
Stephen will contact the people who have donated to request therr phone number. If you have donated, you will get a message from Stephen soon.
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?
YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
Unfortunately nothing. If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no documentary is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all cost!
Can we exceed the goal?
YES! What an amazing problem to have. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. That would likely mean a better film! It also could mean a more widespread release, or more unique physical copy packaging. The possibilities are endless.
How do we contact you? Glad you asked! You can contact us directly firstname.lastname@example.org. We check it frequently. We will get back to you. We promise!
All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you. It will be our priority to schedule the more personal incentives as soon as possible. You will hear from us. (More on this as we get closer to our deadline)
Who does the money go to?
Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the Director's film budget - i.e. your money goes directly to the funding of this film.
$3,000 seems like a low number for a film budget. Doesn’t it?
You are correct. Two things... The nature of this film carries low production costs and fortunately, there are very important sponsors involved in this film. The $3,000 figure is the remaining balance of a larger total budget. Our goal is imperative for the film to be a reality.
Any other questions? Just ask us. We’d be stoked to answer them.Thecurrentfilm@gmail.com
-- Greg Cairns & Stephen Witherspoon --
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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