About this project
THIS KICKSTARTERS CAMPAIGN IS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS OF SHOOTING IN THE UNITED STATES.
This goal of this film is to let the mainstream know about this 200 year old medical system of homeopathy as an affordable, and potentially curative alternative, for our modern day illnesses and epidemics.
We have come far with this film—thanks to many of you who have generously donated. We have already filmed in Haiti, Montreal, Boston, New York, and New Mexico. We are on a roll. We are out of funds, but we want to keep going. Every little bit helps and all donations are tax deductible.
Please visit our website more more details
THE STORIES: In Haiti, Ricot lives in a “tent city”. In another part of town a residential school for the handicapped collapsed after the earthquake. The surviving children and staff live in temporary shelters. None were receiving proper medical care.
In Cuba, people get sick from an infectious disease every hurricane season. Vaccines, have little success.
In Queens, NY, Nancy has one dream in life—to become a mother. She and her husband Evan finally get pregnant and give birth to a healthy son, Lucas. At age two, Lucas is diagnosed with autism.
In New York City, Marc develops a small infection that refuses to go away. It is MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant and potentially lethal infection.
Northern NM -- known as the “heroin capital of the country”-- has multiple generations of drug addicts.
All of these people, while seeking a cure, have found a path that leads them to homeopathy.
THE FILM: We focus on the most pervasive modern disorders: autism, addiction, depression, ’s, MRSA, and more. In developing countries, we tackle epidemics, and other acute and chronic illnesses. The characters’ struggles and triumphs illustrate the concepts of this medical system -- its philosophy, science, controversy, and rich and unknown history. The film also includes a portrait of the founder of homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It challenges conventional medical notions of what is and isn't possible.
We are currently in a health care crisis. Daily, we witness the cycle of human suffering from crisis and destruction, to hopelessness and depression. These global epidemics create despair in today’s socio-economic world for many communities and individuals. Homeopathy is an inexpensive and effective alternative. It might provide a break in this cycle and offer a ray of hope.
Please visit our website for more clips of the film and additional information. http://www.blinddogfilms.com/homeopathy/
CAN I RECEIVE A TAX DEDUCTION?
Yes! We work with a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so all donations are tax deductible (minus the value of the gifts you receive).
CAN YOU EXCEED THE GOAL?
YES! Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. The more money we raise, the more shoots we can do, the sooner the film will be completed!
$5,000 SEEMS LOW FOR A FILM BUDGET, RIGHT?
Right! $5,000 now will pay for the next 5 days of shooting. $100,000 will allow us to go into full time production for the next few months and a major part of the film will “in the can”. As I said, every little bit counts!
WHO DOES THE MONEY GO TO?
All money (minus the fees for Kickstarter’s involvement) will go directly to the funding of the film.
WHAT ARE YOUR DISTRIBUTIONS PLANS?
National and international television is our goal. (PBS, etc) Beyond that in the educational market, film festivals, home video, and the internet. We want this film to go far and wide!
CAN I SHOW THIS FILM IN MY HOME TOWN ONCE IT IS COMPLETED?
Absolutely! We encourage community screenings with a panel discussion. We will help you organize these once the film is done.
DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH FILM DISTRIBUTION?
Yes! All of my films have screened on television and I have many years experience with distribution in the educational and home video market.
ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?
You can contact the filmmaker. She checks her email obsessively. She will get back to you ASAP!
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