A documentary featuring scientists, authors and people whose lives illustrate their incredible discovery: That kindness IS contagious.
"When was the last time someone did something nice for you? Do you remember it? Intriguing, isn't it?" My Modern Met
"I think the idea of using “nice” to help solve some of the world’s bigger problems is an interesting one, if a little bohemian. Seeing the evidence given to us by scientists and people of practice is that lends credence to the idea that being nice is not only contagious, but also has healing effects on a global scale." Row 3
"The ‘Good Virus’ sets out to prove that everyday good and kindness is as powerful as the media-friendly evil." All You Can Love
"Nothing is more effective than the flu in propagating itself. Good Virus’s film states that scientists believe kindness spreads like a flu virus, so go spread a virus." Ron Seybold's Viral Times
"This documentary is all about the viral nature of a kind act and it’s ability to spread throughout the world." The Athletic Nerd
"It’s a film about, well, being nice." A Parliament Of Owls
"A pleasant break from documentaries that always reveal something pretty awful about the world." Cool-Shit
"Good Virus is all about the small things, tiny acts of kindness that don’t cost a lot of money or oblige praise." We're So Inspired
Good Virus, is a feature length documentary that profiles cutting-edge scientists and authors from UC Berkeley to Harvard and everywhere in between as well as real life people whose lives illustrate their incredible discovery: That kindness IS contagious. Street performers, soup kitchen volunteers, police officers, models, CEOs, baseball players, roller derby queens, concert pianists, artists, and many more tell you their heartfelt stories of kindness and generosity.
The shocking conclusion is that nice guys do indeed finish first! Learn how a little generosity can help you live a happier, healthier, wealthier, longer and more fulfilling life.
Good Virus has already been finished and is currently being submitted to film festivals. The money raised is to cover the cost of polishing the film properly. We would like to have someone professionally do the final sound mix, the music mix and color correction, all of which are horribly expensive, to bring our vision to fruition.
In addition to the film, we have created a book of portraits (click here for a sample spread) that feature many of the 200+ people that we interviewed for the film. We asked everyone that we interviewed the same question: “What is the nicest thing that anyone has done for you?” Along side of their portraits, we have printed the response to this question. One of the interesting things that we noticed about these portraits was that after answering this question people had a pronounced glow. This glow is what Good Virus is all about.
There are lots of incentives on the right:
• A digital download of the festival screener of our entire film.
• A DVD of the festival screener of our entire film with lots of extras that are not on the digital download.
• An eco-friendly tee-shirt featuring the “Good Virus”
• A limited edition book of portraits of many of the people featured in the film along with their answer to the question “What is the nicest
thing that anyone ever did for you?”
• The “Good Virus "Kindness Kures" First Aid Kit”, a deluxe silk-screened boxed set of all of the above plus the 10 common sense steps to lead a happier healthier, wealthier and more fulfilling life.
• Lots and lots of surprises!
Our goal is not to make millions or score that sweet distribution deal, but to reassure people that there is a lot more kindness out there than one might think. Our goal is to get in front of as many eyes as possible, something film is very good at, and infect the human race with the good virus!
So tell your friends, and at least opt for the digital download. It will totally be worth it. I guarantee it will brighten your day, put a smile on your face and quite possibly even change your life!
Kindness is contagious.
this is lovely - only, I am put off by the only religious reference being a priest/Christian when, in fact, the concept is actually Buddhist or even older, adopted by Judaism/Christianity (do unto others...) - which is actually the whole idea of creating
Actually Rev. Epps took a surprisingly non denominational stand during his interview & made references to Buddha and the Dali Llama. Additionally, the notion of Karma features heavily in the film as well as a whole section on the Confucian philosophy of Jen.
I may take another look at the trailer, as I absolutely don't want to associate kindness only with religion or any particular religion.
The film proposes that kindness is deeply ingrained in the human makeup and features many very prominent scientists.
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A DVD of the film festival screener available only to Kickstarter backers with lots of extras that are not on the digital download and a custom Good Virus “Fortune Teller” game so that you can find out what your “Jen Ratio” is. What’s that you ask? Well, you’re going to have to watch the film to find out!Estimated delivery:
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The Good Virus "Kindness Kures" First Aid Kit: A copy of the Good Virus Book, The 10 common sense steps to lead a happier healthier, wealthier and more fulfilling life. A Good Virus T-shirt, 2 DVD’s of the film festival screener and the Good Virus “Fortune Teller” game, 2 tickets to the premier all inside a deluxe custom silk-screened enamel case! You must see it to believe it!!!Estimated delivery:
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