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182
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, January 2 2014 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

A Lighthearted Movie About Serious Things

Sedona, Arizona has been the hub of all things mystical since it was first reported to be the site of special "energy fields" in the 1970s. Since then, new age practitioners and believers have flocked to the tiny town of 10,000 people, eager to start their lives over with renewed spiritual awareness (and maybe a tasteful geode or two). This film will explore the devoted residents of Sedona and the visitors who spend millions there every year to receive spiritual healing, witness UFOs, learn to bend spoons or read auras, and absorb the energy of the world-famous Sedona vortexes.

The Vortexes

Sedona is home to six distinct "energy vortexes" (don't say "vortices," or they'll know you're an outsider), which believers say are spikes in the earth's energy field. They say the vortexes bring spiritual awakening, as well as cure cancer, diabetes, and more.

We will visit each vortex, experiencing their unique energy (one vortex has mother energy, another has father energy, and so on) and talking to the guides who swear by their healing powers. Will Carrie's migraines be healed? Will we experience a spiritual awakening? And is there a dark side to offering this quick fix to people at their most vulnerable? You'll be with us as we find out. 

Unidentified Funky Objects

Sedona is one of the most active alleged UFO sites in the United States. Abductees lead journeys through the desert to see UFOs almost every night, equipped with special gear to bring the Little Green Men into crystal clear focus. We will join these abductees and enthusiasts for the trek of a lifetime, using established science to try to decide whether the UFOs are alien spaceships or something more terrestrial after all. Plus, if aliens do show up, Carrie will be voluntarily offered up for mating purposes.

Sedona Healing

Spiritual healers of all types come to Sedona to set up shop and give locals and sojourners every kind of new age healing. From Reiki (healing "touch" without actually touching the skin) to crystal therapy to sound massage (using tuning forks to "tune" the body) to chakra-alignment, you can find everything you need for spiritual healing in Sedona. But is it science or superstition? Carrie will undergo all sorts of unusual treatments to try to find out. Chakra alignment? They've got it! Colonic irrigation? Check! Sex therapy? Oh, yes.

Psychic Services

Clairvoyants, telepaths, telekenetics, and the questioning, Sedona is the place for you. This bustling tiny town is home to spoon bending classes, aura readers, fortune tellers, and more. We will visit them all in the spirit of exploration, and maybe have a little fun while we're at it. Plus, we'll ask the tough questions: how does one become psychic? Can it be proven, or is it beyond the reach of science? And what happens when a prediction goes awry?

The First Real Story of Sedona

While Sedona has been featured in a fictional film and many books and articles, it has never been the subject of a thorough documentary film. Ours will be the first to tell the story of the little town with a big heart and an even bigger spirit. Join us on an unusual and unforgettable adventure!

Risks and challenges

Once funded, we will head straight into the wilds of the Arizona desert to begin filming, but a few setbacks can befall any production team. With such a modest budget, there will undoubtedly be subjects we wish to include and can't (the area is so rich in the strange and fascinating that we could easily shoot there for weeks). We have an ambitious but realistic shooting schedule planned, but there's not a lot of breathing room if, for example, we meet an enthusiastic UFO abductee who can only talk to us the week after we plan to leave. That's why your backing the film beforehand will give you more bang for your buck: the additional resources will go toward making sure we don't miss any of the unique characters and unparalleled rarities that make Sedona an American treasure.

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    A piece of quartz directly from Sedona, allegedly containing the energy of the Sedona vortexes. We will lug your piece of quartz directly to a vortex, to soak up some of that sweet, sweet vortex energy. A uniquely Sedonan treasure!

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    A DVD of the film signed by the filmmakers to you, plus a piece of vortex-soaked quartz, lugged up a vortex-enshrined mountain in Sedona, just for you.

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    A photo of the filmmakers holding up your name ("Hi, Mark!") in front of a Sedona landmark, plus a copy of the DVD, signed by the filmmakers, plus a piece of Sedona quartz lugged to a vortex to soak up vortex energy.

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    Your name will be added to the special thanks at the end of the film! Plus, a signed copy of the DVD, and a vortex-soaked piece of Sedona quartz.

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    It's almost as good as it gets: For your $250 pledge, you can immortalize yourself by recording one video for the DVD extras on Sedona. Record a love tribute to your dog, tell everyone your personal story about Sedona or psychic powers, propose to your significant other (come on, it's been seven years), or give your own interpretation of what's going on in the energy vortexes.

    Plus, your name will be in the special thanks for the film, plus you will receive a signed DVD, digital copy, and the vortex quartz!

    Videos for this reward must be under 3 minutes, and not obscene or derogatory, and must not contain copyrighted material. Other than that, they can be about anything. Literally.

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    Your choice of dinner (if you live in Sedona or Los Angeles) or a Skype date with Carrie and Brian. Plus, your name will be added to the special thanks at the end of the film! And finally, a signed copy of the DVD, and a vortex-soaked piece of Sedona quartz.

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    You will receive producer credit on the film! Plus the Skype or dinner date, plus the signed DVD, plus the vortex quartz. Basically, you'll be a god to all your friends.

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    For exactly one month of their lives, Carrie or Brian (your choice) will be your personal wake-up service, calling you each morning at your specified time, with an inspirational message like "Get out of bed. You're not the idiot your mom says you are." Plus, producer credit, plus the Skype or dinner date, plus the signed DVD, plus the vortex quartz. Nothing could be so glorious.

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Funding period

- (30 days)