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Last updated February 21, 2014

Let's Talk About Men - Documentary

Many men suffer in silence. Doc explores consequences to men's mental health as a result of trying to "be a man".

Let's Talk About Men - Documentary

Many men suffer in silence. Doc explores consequences to men's mental health as a result of trying to "be a man".

CA$ 4,156
pledged of CA$ 20,000pledged of CA$ 20,000 goal
45
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, October 7 2013 3:59 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 21, 2014

About

What's the film about?

Don’t cry. Always be strong. Emotion is weak. Let's Talk About Men is a tender and honest exploration of the mental health implications of men having to live within the "box" of masculinity. Pulling no punches, the film focuses on honest and frank discussion to uncover the pain that has been buried inside men's consciousness for generations. With many men unaware of their own struggles, the documentary uses thoughtful discourse, hysterical dialogue and intimate moments to shine a fresh light on the experience of being a man. Mental health experts and "average Joes" combine to create a narrative that unearths the truth about men's lives. Let's Talk About Men does not simply skim the surface or offer criticism, rather, the film provides sincere insight into practical things we can do today, tomorrow, and for the rest of our lives to help men break out of the "box" of masculinity.

How Does Kickstarter Work?

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What Will The Money Be Used For?

The production stage of the film is complete and the funds will go directly towards the many post-production costs needed to bring it to life (eg. editing, sound design, colour correction, music rights).  

Why Is This Film Important?

I believe many men want to become better men, but we don't always know how and we're "not allowed" to talk about it, or ask for help. Too many suffer in silence within the “box” of masculinity and don't know how to break out of it. Starting a conversation about men is the first step towards releasing their pain and loneliness, and creating an environment in which men can become full, happy, healthy human beings. The ripple effect of men opening up to their full humanity is beneficial to everyone.

About The Director

I am as independent as an independent filmmaker gets.  I've been working on this film for over two years and have spent thousands of dollars of my own money making it happen.  The ENTIRE project has come out of my own pocket and I've maxed out (see: credit cards) my ability to fund the post-production side of it.

"I'm Man Enough To Be Myself" Bracelet
"I'm Man Enough To Be Myself" Bracelet
"Let's Talk About Men" t-shirt graphic.  **T-shirt size selection will be made via a survey you will receive at the end of the campaign
"Let's Talk About Men" t-shirt graphic. **T-shirt size selection will be made via a survey you will receive at the end of the campaign

Risks and challenges

The filming portion of the doc is completed so I feel strongly that most potential setbacks have already occurred or will be minor. That being said (as I knock on wood as I type this), any challenge or occurrence that slows down the completion of the film will be communicated to backers immediately and with full transparency.

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    Associate Producer - Wow, you are awesome! Thank you so much! You will be credited as an Associate Producer on the film. Your name will be up on the big screen and you can point to it as an example of how you're better than your friends. Totally worth it!

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    Executive Producer - Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! You are awesome and good looking too. Did I mention I find you extra good looking today? You will be credited as an Executive Producer on the film and can then brag to all your friends how you helped make men cry - do not underestimate the value of this.

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