Film Production So Far
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The last four months have flown by at mach speed! I can say with great joy that most of production (capturing interviews, filming, gathering content) is complete! There are a few more interviews to capture but right now my team and I are finally moving into post-production (editing) mode.
December was pre-production month. I spent many days researching, reading books, watching environmental documentaries, and developing the script for Axed: The End of Green.
In January I led my production team to one of the hottest strongholds of Green: California. From a ranching family in danger of losing their property rights, to an Indian philosopher who likened environmentalism to eastern mind-emptying religions, to a Cuban refugee who sees the dangerous similarities between the Green Movement and Totalitarianism, our California trip was very productive and eye-opening.
February and March production took us to Florida, Colorado, Texas, Wyoming, and all the way to Sydney, Australia.
With 30+ interviews shot (and nearly a terabyte of raw information) I am totally thrilled at the quality but even more so at the incredible content captured for this film so far!
More exciting news is that within the next week or two we will be sending out surveys for everyone who pledged so we can start shipping you your rewards! I'm also hoping that by the end of this month to have the first teaser trailer released for Axed: The End of Green. So stay tuned!
Below is a sample of frame grabs, production photos, and quotes from a few of the interviews. Please enjoy!
Thank you all again for your support. This film wouldn't be happening right now if you weren't behind me and my team.
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A big thank you shout-out to everyone who gives any amount, on the website and in the credits of the film. If you don't want the spotlight that's okay too, just let us know.Estimated delivery:
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All the above plus a DVD of the film will be sent to you as soon as they become available.Estimated delivery:
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All the above plus an awesome Axed bumper sticker you can stick on your car.Estimated delivery:
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All the above plus a really sweet Axed poster for you to look at to remind you of your incredible generosity. AS ANOTHER BONUS this level and above will also get you a Backstage Pass! The backstage pass is all exclusive access to view behind-the-scenes production photos and videos, updates and raw interview clips. Pass holders also get .pdf's of production notes. Great educational tool for those interested in filmmaking. (limit one Backstage Pass per pledge at this amount and above)Estimated delivery:
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3 of everything, all autographed by JD. (Axed x3, Crying Wolf x3, Poster x3, Bumper Sticker x3, 1 Backstage Pass). PLUS a pack of 10 digital wallpaper images of photos from the production of the film.Estimated delivery:
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10 copies of Axed and 5 of everything else, all autographed by JD., and the Backstage Pass and wallpaper pack *PLUS* you will be credited in the film as an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER!!!Estimated delivery:
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You get 10 copies of Axed, plus 5 of everything else, all autographed by JD, plus a Backstage Pass, wallpaper pack, Associate Producer credits, AND a phone/skype call to chat with JD about whatever you want, AND a personalized thank you letter from JD.Estimated delivery:
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You get 10 copies of Axed, plus 7 of everything else, all autographed by JD! And the wallpaper pack, AND you will be elevated from the associate producer level to the EXECUTIVE PRODUCER LEVEL in the credits of the film. Plus you'll get the phone/skype call, a personalized thank you letter, and a special video of gratitude from JD. In addition we will send you a bouquet of the prettiest flowers you've ever seen so that you'll know how much we love you. And don't forget your Backstage Pass, you'll get one too!Estimated delivery:
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We'll come screen the film in your hometown. Our crew will drive out to your area and we will watch the completed film together and celebrate your making this project happen. Plus you get everything in reward #11.Estimated delivery:
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