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Travel the nation (in classic cars) with a man who is determined to make it better. Showcasing hardworking and passionate individuals. Read more

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Travel the nation (in classic cars) with a man who is determined to make it better. Showcasing hardworking and passionate individuals.

Portland, OR Webseries
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About this project

     Our goal is to showcase people and places that are important to America, but that most of us have never heard of. It will be a weekly web series, available to everyone. We want to entertain you while bringing to the forefront places, stories, and ideas seldom explored or discussed. It is a News show, masquerading as a satire, wrapped in the format of a weekly road trip movie. The idea that one man can fix an entire country is insane, but that's kind of the point: one man alone can't do it all, but that doesn't mean he shouldn't try. Shoot for the moon, and you might just reach it. 

     We want to bridge the gap to bring a greater understand of different classes, cultures, and generations through the universal language of comedy. You will laugh, you will cry, you will get a little angry, and then you will laugh some more. Hopefully by the end of each episode you will feel like you know this Country and the people who inhabit it, just a little bit better.

    By pledging, you have the opportunity to take the wheel for a leg of this journey, and steering it into something you want to see illuminated. Everyone who pledges will have the power to impact at least a scene of our show. The world today is just a vast and constant flow of ideas and events; with Fixing America we want to bring together and showcase ones that we think people should know more about. In the funniest way possible.  

    The point is that we may not all agree about what's wrong with this nation, but nearly all of us want it to get better. Online and on tv, we see wealthy people living excessively, and we idolize this. With Fixing America we will see the real America, the hard working, the unappreciated, and the struggles of the average citizen. The more we know the greater ability we have to really Fix America. 

Risks and challenges

Problem: Traveling and filming is really expensive.

Solution: I buy, sell, and deliver classic cars all across the country. This enables me to drive all across this land at my own leisure, with the delightful side effect of being in different classic cars each time I depart.


Problem: Cameras, camera men, and a working webpage are also not free.

Solution: That is what the Kickstarter funding is for. I have very good amateur camera men, web designers, and behind the scenes contributors who believe in the cause. Once we reach our goal, and the kickstarter ends, our website, youtube page, twitter account, facebook page, etc will be live and functioning properly within two weeks. Most importantly, we will be getting a video editing program that actually works.

Problem: It takes a long time to film a series.

Solution: We are all very dedicated to this project, and want to see it thrive. As soon as our Kickstarter ends, we will begin filming. One of the big first parts of our series is Jarrod looses 100 lbs. in 90 days. The first segment of these chronicles will go live on the same day our website does. Jarrod has been writing all of the things he loves and hates about this nation for year and is chomping at the bit to document them on film. His Obama Care should be kicking in soon, and he will be doing even more daring things... "For You America". There will be at least one full episode every week, and each episode will have at least one idea or contribution from a Pledger like yourself. For example... one of our silent contributors wishes Jarrod to explore this market in Japan of women being paid to film themselves eating. Jarrod will test this himself by filming himself eating cheese while dressed as a giant mouse.

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    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

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    Thank you for your contribution. You are now part of the cause. You get the most important thing there is: a tie. Because creativity is essential to Fixing America, your tie will be made out of paper by Jarrod himself. Once you get the tie, take a picture of yourself wearing it and email it to Jarrod, and it will be put up on our website forever.

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

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    Have something you think is very wrong with America? For your contribution you will have your voice heard, and Jarrod will show America the error of their ways, and fix it on air. You will also get an exclusive behind the scenes video of Jarrod's 90 diet and exercise struggle with Obesity.

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    You get a very special, and exclusive cookbook made by Jarrod himself. It will include original healthy recipes that helped Jarrod, and will help you defeat obesity and do your part in Fixing America. It's also pretty funny.

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    This reward if for anyone who has a cause, charity or important skill they are very passionate about. You will get to speak or show it off and explain why it's important to America. Then Jarrod will dive deeper into the subject and do everything he can to make it even more successful. You will also get a one of a kind DVD, including your episode and the behind the scenes making of it.

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    Do know someone he deserves recognition? Maybe they fought to protect our freedom, maybe they are a fireman, policeman, or paramedic, or maybe they have worked hard their entire life and you just think they deserve to be thanked be the world. They will be showcased and interviewed on the show and Jarrod will do something to make sure they know how important they are.

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    About $500 USD

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    If you live in a town that you want the world to know more about, this is the reward for you. Jarrod will film an episode in your town. He will discover what makes it special and important, and he will do something to improve it.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

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    This reward could be the opportunity of your lifetime. You or someone you care about, will get your own episode of Fixing America. You will get to hit the road with Jarrod in a classic car and go somewhere in America you have never been before. You will experience more of this great land we all take for granted.

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    About $2,100 USD

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    Are you in a band? Do you think your band is really good, but you haven't had your big break? Well this exclusive reward is for you. Your band will play on our show for four weeks, and you will play 4 shows in 4 different states. You, your band, and Jarrod will travel on your own mini tour and it will rock.

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    For your contribution, you will now be on every future episode of Fixing America. Do you have a small business, a crazy family, or a great idea that needs to be seen to believed? Maybe you just think you're just pretty interesting... well with this reward you will be set up with cameras, a computer with editing software, and everything else you'll need to be the new costar of Fixing America.

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Funding period

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