365 days, 335 Facebook friends, 51 cities, 13 countries, one woman's journey to conquer her fear
So many people have already read, seen or heard about this project. So many people have been touched by this inspiring story. Here's your chance to be a part of the documentary and a part of this story.
Face to Facebook is a documentary film about anxiety, the internet and conquering fear. ArLynn Presser has been struggling with panic and agoraphobia for over 30 years. On New Years Eve 2010, she decided she'd had enough. She made a New Years resolution to meet all 325 of her Facebook friends around the world. Within the hour, she had 10 more friend requests (including a cat), and added them in. Some of these people were family, old friends from school and people from her community, but many were total strangers. Some lived close by in the Chicago area, but many lived all across the country, the continent and around the world. To complete her goal, ArLynn has had to circumnavigate the globe. In doing so, she is turning a digital connection into a real one, coming face to face with her fears, herself and her friends.
This incredible and inspiring story of one woman on a quest to conquer her fears is not only a tale of travel and self discovery , it is also an examination of the nature of anxiety and panic disorders. It raises questions about how social media like Facebook affects people suffering from these disorders as well as the population at large. It's a personal story of determination and taking control of one's life and one's fears as well as an examination of how our culture and society are rapidly changing with our increasing online presence.
Everyone, at some point in their life, will experience panic. For over 19 million Americans, this is a constant struggle. 4 million deal with serious panic and agoraphobia. Of these, the ratio of women to men is 2:1. There are over 800 million active Facebook users around the world. How does the internet and this social media platform change the way we see ourselves and our friends? How do they change the way we communicate with our friends and our family? How do they change the way people who have been struggling with anxiety and agoraphobia interact and live?
We are asking you to pledge whatever you can to help complete this film. We are in the home stretch with production but we still need to edit and finish the film. This documentary is shedding light on what remains a largely under-diagnosed and untreated affliction. The story is an inspiration to anyone.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on January 13, 2012.
Dec 14, 2011 - Jan 13, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Like- a mix CD created by me. (I've got some really good taste in music) and you'll be added as a Facebook friend if you aren't one already.Estimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Tag- a mix CD and a digital download of the film.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $50 or more
Comment- all of the previous rewards as well as an official 'f2fb' t-shirtEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Share- all of the previous rewards, as well as a "thank you" credit in the film.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Post- all of the previous rewards plus an invitation to the premiere partyEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Friend Request- all of the previous plus a home cooked dinner and drinks with Ben, Chad and the crew and VIP passes to the premiere partyEstimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
Administrative access- everything listed above plus an "Associate Producer" credit, and an opportunity to sit in on an editing session.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
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Web Master- everything listed above, plus an "Executive Producer" credit on the film, all access to the post production of the film, dinner with ArLynn, Ben, Chad and the crew and a night on the town in Chicago. If we are able to make it to Rio, you'll be invited to join us for the New Years Eve party there as well. You'll also be our BFF, for real.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013