About this project
A virtual relationship becomes a reality when a robot inventor falls in love online and journeys to Nepal to meet his fiance for the first time. They marry the next day.
SUMMARY OF THE FILM
LOVE HACKING is a 25-minute documentary that follows the journey of Tim Heath, a robot inventor living in Silicon Valley. After a personal reawakening, Tim radically shifts his outlook on courtship and utilizes the technology he knows best in order to find love. He dips into a global dating pool on the Internet and eventually meets Sarita on LDS Planet--a worldwide dating website for Mormons. Sarita is from Nepal and a recent convert from Hinduism to Christianity. After only three months of dating, Tim proposes and finds himself on a plane to Nepal to meet Sarita in person for the first time. The next day he marries her in a traditional Hindu wedding. Much like hacking together robots out of cell phones and vacuum cleaners, Tim applies open source and hacker philosophy to marriage as he puts together unexpected pieces in order to build his new life. LOVE HACKING is a contemporary love story where Mormons and Hindus come together in a journey of faith, technology, and marriage.
MORE FROM THE DIRECTOR
LOVE HACKING is my thesis film for my MFA degree in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University. I was researching cross-cultural marriage and online dating when this project fell in my lap! I began filming with Tim IMMEDIATELY and after only 2 1/2 weeks, I found myself on a plane to Nepal. At moments, the accelerated time frame for filming seemed impossible. I would remind myself, though, that if Tim and Sarita could make this personal journey, then surely I could find a way to navigate the jet lag and power outages in Nepal in order to document their story!
THE FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN
WE ONLY HAVE 30 DAYS! Donate early because the key is momentum up front.
- DONATE AND BECOME A FAN
- TELL FRIENDS
- POST AND RE-POST IT ON FACEBOOK
- TWEET IT
- BLOG IT
Throughout the campaign I will post some secret filming stories and behind the scene adventures of filming in Nepal. You will also be privy to some of my favorite quotes by Tim!
LOVE HACKING is in the final sprint of post-production! The film will have its first public screening in Palo Alto, CA on June 11th.
The official LOVE HACKING website will launch in July and become the marketing hub for the film. If you donate $25 or more, then your name goes down in history on the website!
HOW WILL YOUR MONEY BE USED?
Let's adopt Tim's approach to OPEN SOURCE PHILOSOPHY and all contribute to make this film a reality.
The funds raised here on Kickstarter will only cover 25% of the total budget of the film. Help see things through to the end! Donations will cover the cost of music composition, translation, and film distribution to name a few.
SOME SIMPLE MATH
$50 X 140 FANS = THE FUNDING GOAL!
THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR DONATIONS AND SUPPORT TO COMPLETE THIS FILM. HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!
(TIM'S SIGNATURE THUMBS UP.)
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