Capture the record, most backed film on KS. $350K! Put Heath and Care back in healthcare! Releasing in theaters in Fall of 2012. Read more
This project was successfully funded on June 1, 2012.
About this project
(Did you know there is another trailer at the bottom of this page? And even another one in the updates? Check 'em out.)
With you, we're setting a new record for the most supported film in KS history. $350K. It's crazy, it's impossible, it's perfect.
Together, if we hit this goal it will make news, it will launch this film into mainstream, it will ensure that millions more people hear about Medical Inc. than otherwise would. It's a bold scary goal.
We need 3000-5000 supporters. We need 30,000-50,000 "likes".
And it starts with you.
Pledge, repledge, share. Repeat. We have just days to do it.
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world... are the people who actually do." Steve Jobs
What if everything you know about your health was bought and paid for?
Our healthcare crisis is not what you've been led to believe...
It’s not the HMOs, or insurance, or Obamacare, or the lack of individual accountability.
It’s bigger than all of that. It’s the country’s biggest monopoly, the most dangerous monopoly, and they’re gunning for you.
They’ve surrounded you with lies and half-truths.
They’ve convinced you that the road to health runs through a doctor’s office.
They’ve tried to wipe out the chiropractic profession, and nearly succeeded.
They are the medical monopoly. And they are about to be busted.
It begins here with a simple question:
You know what the doctor tells you, but who’s telling your doctor what to say?
It's the most important documentary project of 2012, and you can have a part in it.
Filming Gold Medalist Freestyle snowboarder Torah Bright. Terrific!
We started filming in December of 2011 with a plan for a 20 day shoot and a budget of $500,000. We've completed 80+ interviews, shot from the Iditarod in Alaska to Hawaii, from the beaches of California to ground zero in NYC. Chicago, Dallas, Victoria, BC, Napa, Florida, New Orleans, Detroit, Denver, Houston, Austin, Kansas City, and on and on. Our story has led us on a fascinating journey across the entire country. This epic film is evolving to be the most important, most eagerly awaited documentary of 2012. (On a personal note, my last documentary was short-listed for an Academy Award. This project is grander on every level.)
Filming MS patient, James Saccomano, with 2 oncologists, an MD, a DC, and a master chef at Kathy Ireland's beautiful home in Honolulu.
We've filmed MD's, PhD's, DC's, alternative health providers, lawyers, NBA Hall of Famers, NFL champions, numerous Olympic Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalists, Pharmaceutical whistle blowers, and most importantly patients families who lost and regained their health (and freedoms) under shocking circumstances.
Filming Olympian and World Cup skier Steven Nyman at Sundance Ski Resort.
The NYC-based production is on schedule for a September theatrical release in 5 cities.
Our shooting schedule expanded from 20 days to 60+ days. We're now concurrently filming, digitizing, transcribing and editing. Although our shooting days tripled, our budget only increased from $500,000 to $775,000. We're going to finance at least $75,000 of the additional budget on Kickstarter.
Any additional money not used for filming will be used to promote the theatrical release in September.
This amazing story has pulled us across the entire US, including Alaska! The 2012 Iditarod Sled Dog Race is a surprise highlight that emerges in an unexpected twist.
There has been a crop of new health/food documentaries in the last few years. Some of them have been great. (Food, Inc., Under our Skin, and many others.) All of them have helped move this topic into conversation, and collectively they're helping generate an emerging chorus. (By the way, it's mothers that will be leading this change. Our health care will change because of the collective power of the mothers in this country.)
SNEAK PEAK, ANOTHER EARLY TRAILER
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or more
You get a "Special Thanks" on our website and first look at updates on our progress. And we sure appreciate your support!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
For a $25 pledge, you'll get a DVD of the film personally signed by both the director and producer and a collector's edition of our movie poster. And your place in history...Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
Okay, now we're talking! For just $100 you get 5 autographed collectors' DVD's, 2 ( also signed) collectors' movie posters and a crew-member commemorative T-shirt. You'll also be listed on our website as a "make it happen" supporter, thank you!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $175 or more
A great value for you and a huge help for us. You get 10 autographed copies of the DVD, 2 signed collector's edition movie posters and 2 of our crew-member T-shirts. Use the DVD's to spread the word, take the lead in spreading health! And yes, you are listed on our website as a key supporter.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $300 or more
Perfect for an office or small practice. You get 25 autographed DVD's, 5 signed collector edition movie posters and 5 of our crew T-shirts. Make your office a launch point for what will be one of the most talked about films of 2012.Estimated delivery:
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Tailor made for promoting a growing wellness business or professional practice. You get100 DVD's (25 signed), 10 autographed collector's edition movie posters, 10 crew member T-shirts, 10 crew member hats. PLUS a "Special Thanks" Screen Credit and 10 theater tickets to the premiere in either NY or LA.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
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Afterparty! You get 250 DVD's (25 signed), 10 autographed collector's edition movie posters, 10 crew member t-shirts, 10 crew member hats. Plus a "Special Thanks" screen credit and 10 theater tickets to the premiere in your choice of NY or LA. ALSO, a table for 10 at the afterparty after the premiere. (either NY or LA)Estimated delivery:
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Associate Producer credit. You get 500 DVD's (25 autographed), 5 autographed collector's edition movie posters, 5 crew member t-shirts, 5 crew member hats. Plus screen credit as an Associate Producer. You also receive 5 tickets to the premiere in either NY or LA, including dinner for you and a guest at the Producer's dinner before the premiere. You'll also be invited to any industry award events (assuming invitations are extended!) Come join us!Estimated delivery:
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Executive Producer credit! You get 1,000 DVD's (25 autographed), 10 autographed collector's edition movie posters, 10 crew member T-shirts, 10 crew member hats. Plus screen credit as an Executive Producer! You also receive 10 tickets to the premiere in either NY or LA, including dinner for you and a guest with the Executive Producer and Director before the premiere. Also, you're included with an invitation for 2 to any industry award events (assuming invitations are extended!) Limited to 3. This will be an award-winning film, come join us!Estimated delivery:
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Can you fill a theater with your clients and their friends and families? If so, the then having a private screening in your city could catapult your business! Bobby Sheehan and Jeff Hays will fly to your city and do a pre-release screening for your audience in a theater or other facility that you provide. Question and answer session and commentary. US only. Includes signed DVD's for your guests (up to 500), 10 hats, 10 t-shirts, and 10 signed posters.Estimated delivery:
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Co-Executive Producer credit. You get 1,000 DVD's (25 autographed), 10 autographed collector's edition movie posters, 10 crew member T-shirts, 10 crew member hats. Plus screen credit as a Co-Executive Producer! You also receive 10 tickets to the premiere in either NY or LA, including dinner for you and a guest at the producer's dinner with the Executive Producers, Producer and Director before the premiere. Also, you're included with an invitation for 2 to any industry award events (assuming invitations are extended!) Limited to 2. This will be an award-winning film, come join us!Estimated delivery:
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