I constantly find myself drawn to science fiction, not so much for love of laser guns and rockets (although I mean...c'mon), but because the genre deals in allegory and misdirection. Look back at those old Twilight Zone episodes. Racism, sexism, radical politics were all being discussed right there, on prime time TV, in an era of cultural conservatism and Rod Serling got away with it because he dressed it up with robots and aliens.
It's all just smoke and mirrors. People think you're showing them one thing, when really it's something completely different. The same could be said about the film making process as a whole.
The Jungle: 2099 wears its politics on its sleeve and deals with the issue of animal cruelty in a much more blatant, heavy handed way, but it still owes a huge debt to those early Twilight Zone episodes. The concept is deceptively simple; Humans being subjected to the same processes animals are subjected to in a factory farming setting. For most of us it's horrific to consider what cows endure on a daily basis all around the globe, but show a human going through that for the better part of 75 minutes and you just might reach your audience in a way you hadn't before.
Because make no mistake, this Kickstarter is about more than just finding an audience for the movie. It's about reaching an audience with its message.
This is just the first step.
Risks and challenges
Anyone that's ever been crazy enough to make a movie before, knows all too well the risks and challenges that come from setting forth to climb that mountain, but climb it we must. What can go wrong? Everything CAN go wrong, and about 90% of it actually will. The important thing to remember here is that the people driving this bus have done this type of thing before and care deeply about this project. Everybody fights. No one quits. The Jungle: 2099 has the potential to be groundbreakingly original, not only for the horror/sci-fi genres, but also in the way it can bring animal rights (and more importantly, animal rights violations) to the forefront of public awareness.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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