An inspiring documentary film aimed to raise awareness about the organ transplant process and encourage more people to become donors Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on November 27, 2013.
About this project
Anyone can donate; What your donations to The Waiting List can help create:
- An inspiring and humor filled documentary film - Spread knowledge and awareness about the organ transplant and donor processes, in hope of convincing more people to become organ donors
- www.thewaitinglist.com that would feature facts about the organ transplant and donor processes, and provide an online support system where users can communicate and share their stories with others
- Join The Waiting List movement and together we can make a difference, because “Mutual support is needed in our most trying times” – Joe Mitchell
Please take a few minutes to view our trailer, and get a feeling of how the documentary will be made. Thank you for your support!
The Waiting List Information
The Waiting List is a project based around Joe Mitchell, a 33-year-old man from Watertown, NY and his inspiring journey through the organ transplant process. Joe is in need of a kidney transplant, and along the way wishes to share his story in order to spread awareness, support, and understanding of it means to be living on the waiting list.Focusing on the unconditional love and support given to Joe from his close family and friends, we follow him through his process of being in and completing the organ transplant process.Joe must learn to heal and rebuild, turning everyday activities into a constant challenge that he must continually overcome the best way that he can, through comical actions, good friends, and laughter.The goal of this project will be to create a documentary, or documentary style television series based around the trials and tribulations that those in need of an organ transplant go through while on the waiting list, told through the optimistic and comical mind of Joe Mitchell.The film will aim not only to be emotionally moving but also serve as an educational outlet for the many who do not know much about this common process.Currently there are over 96,000 in the US people waiting for a kidney transplant and another is added to the list every ten minutes.This film will not only inform viewers about this process, but more importantly convey the unrelenting positive attitude, uplifting nature, and comedic nature that Joe upholds while undergoing this process.In the final stages of this project, we will create a website where users can not only gain access to information about the donor and transplant process, as well as create a communicative support system where members can interact with one another.“The Waiting List” is a truly inspirational story that will offer audiences a real life look into this process while keeping consistent with Joe’s witty sense of humor and never wavering positive attitude to persevere. Please follow us on out Twitter page https://twitter.com/TheWaitingList_ or by using #thewaitinglist, subscribe to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Waiting-List/1409047072662122 ,and view the official video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6WuOfo_XKo Thank you.
The project will be Produced by Mark Neveldine (Crank, The Vatican Tapes) and Alison Lohman (White Oleander, Matchstick Men, Drag Me to Hell).
-Mark Neveldine, born in Watertown, New York, is a film Director, Producer, Screenwriter, and Camera Operator. He is a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, New York (1995). In 2006, Neveldine broke onto the scene writing & directing Crank (2006). He followed up with Crank: High Voltage (2009), Gamer (2009), Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012), and most recently the anticipated release of The Vatican Tapes (2014).
-Alison Lohman, born in Palm Springs, California, is an Actress and Producer. Some of her features include; White Oleander (2002), Matchstick Men (2003), Big Fish (2003), and Drag Me to Hell (2009). When she was 10 years old Alison sang backup for Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, and the Desert Symphony.
Mark and Alison will not be taking one penny from this kickstarter project. In fact they are donating to it.
The Production Supervisor for the project is Daniel Webb, also a Hobart alumni (2013) and filmmaker.
We chose to use Kickstarter to fund this project, not only because we would not be able to financially create this project to its full potential without the help of our backers, but also because it is an effective mode to gain support and recognition for the project.This selfless endeavor was not created with the goal of profit in mind, but rather with the aspiration to create something moving that will educate, connect, and compel those who watch and become involved in the process.If funded, “The Waiting List” would bring so much happiness and motivation to the thousands of people who are awaiting a transplant of some kind.If we are able to reach our goal, “The Waiting List” will create a film that will connect and reach out to the thousands of those in need of a transplant, and will also provide a platform in which they can access information and seek help, advice, and friendship from those who are in a similar situation.By creating a mutual support network to provide guidance and comfort to those in perhaps the most challenging and intimidating process of their lives. THE WAITING LIST… because the clock is ticking… and you can help.
Risks and challenges
Due to the unpredictable nature of the organ transplant waiting list, we cannot guarantee an accurate a timeline for the production of this project, thank you for your understanding.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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