Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
SICK AS A DOG follows canine companions Maggie, Betty, & Ginseng as they fight the ill effects of chronic disease, aging, and obesity.
50 backers pledged $3,590 to help bring this project to life.

About

SICK as a DOG - Documentary project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$3,590

50

SICK AS A DOG 

A 20 min Documentary for Dogs and Their People Too   

In a tail-wagging twist on popular health discourse, SICK AS A DOG delves into the lives of Maggie, Betty, and Ginseng, three canine companions that have been forced to confront the ill effects of chronic disease, age-related illness, and poor diet.  Throughout the film, the dog’s owners enlist support from some of the Bay-Area’s top acupuncturists, dermatologists, water rehabilitation therapists, and other specialists in an attempt to help keep their dogs happy and healthy. 

The film exists in a very doggy context, but I've intentionally chosen to cover themes that humans often deal with as well.  Parts of the film are humorous, but a lot of what the owners express on behalf of their dogs can resonate with nearly anyone who has ever had to seek help for a health concern.

This 29 day Kickstarter campaign will help propel SICK AS A DOG through the last few phases of production and post-production.   

HOW YOU CAN HELP

We only have 29 days to reach our goal!  Donate early and help spread the word to all your dog-loving friends.  Every dollar donated puts us one notch closer to hitting our $3500. target and finishing the film.

  • DONATE TODAY
  • TELL FRIENDS
  • POST ON FACEBOOK
  • TWEET ABOUT IT
  • BLOG ABOUT IT

HOW YOUR MONEY WILL BE USED

Kickstarter.com donations with help fund the final stages of production and post production including: 

  • Shooting the last bits of film using our specially designed head mounted “Doggie Cam”
  • Adding music and sound effects to the film
  • Designing titles and credits
  • Completing color correction

HOW YOU CAN SEE THE FILM

If all goes well, SICK AS A DOG is set to be completed mid June 2011 (Only a month to go!).  People who donate $50 or more will be among the first to receive a DVD copy of the film and learn more about screenings in their area.  Others can check back with the SICK AS A DOG website or attend the Stanford preview screening of the film on Saturday, June 11 @ 2pm in Annenberg Auditorium.

MORE FROM THE DIRECTOR

SICK AS A DOG has been an absolute blast to work on.  While all of the dogs are dealing with some difficult circumstances, they are very full of life and have owners who go to great lengths to support them.  This film serves as the thesis film for my MFA degree in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford.  I am very excited to be this close to the finish line, and can’t wait to share more about the dogs who have stolen my heart. 

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT

…and remember, every dollar counts!

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A big virtual hug. Thanks for helping!

    Less
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Special thanks on our SICK AS A DOG facebook fan page (transferrable to our SICK AS A DOG website once it's live)

    Less
    11 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    An autographed SICK AS A DOG movie postcard (mailed in envelope), plus above.

    Less
    16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    1 DVD copy of SICK AS A DOG - Including an exclusive note from the director, plus above.

    Less
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    1 compilation DVD of three short films from the director: "Fresh Peas", "Dreams Awake" (2010 Student Academy Award winner), and "For These Nine Months," plus above.

    Less
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A special thanks in the film credits of SICK AS A DOG, plus above.

    Less
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    A personalized video note from the director (or live chat via Skype if you prefer), plus a limited edition SICK AS A DOG screen printed reusable tote bag (with dog x-ray design), plus above.

    Less
    Limited 1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Associate Producer film credit in SICK AS A DOG (limit 1), plus above.

    Less
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (29 days)