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The Sustainable is a documentary about how a couple in Upstate NY designed and built their home to produce its own electricity.
The Sustainable is a documentary about how a couple in Upstate NY designed and built their home to produce its own electricity.
39 backers pledged $3,520 to help bring this project to life.

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The Sustainable is a 22-minute documentary that aims to highlight some of the ways a home can be designed to not only conserve energy, but produce it as well.  

The film features Tom and Roberta Stock, a married couple from Saratoga Springs, NY who wanted to build their dream home on a piece of property they fell in love with. The only problem? It would cost them $70,000 to put up the 1 mile of power lines needed to reach their house.

Instead of bowing to the power companies, the Stocks took a road less traveled.  With some professional help, they began researching, designing and later building what would become their new home.  By using solar panels, wind power and other innovative elements of design, Tom and Roberta have not only created a home that produces it's own energy, but utilizes that energy in superb efficiency.  They did all of this at a fraction of the cost that an average homebuyer would pay.

This documentary explains how they did it as well as the impact the home has made in their daily lives.  Due to creative engineering and a lot of elbow grease, the Stocks are able to live sustainably, comfortably and most importantly, happily.  

We feel it's important to tell this story because it is just one of the many creative ways people in this world address the important issue of sustainability.  We hope it inspires others to think about what sustainability means to them in their own unique situations.  

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

The Sustainable Team

Justin Cerone - Director, Co-Producer, Editor
Alexis Aurigemma - Co-Producer, Writer 
Alex Dolan - Environmental Advisor

Risks and challenges

The Sustainable is currently in the Post-Production phase of the filmmaking process. That means that the movie has been completely shot and is in the process of being edited.

We've come to KickStarter to ask for funds that will help us:

1) Hire a Graphic Designer and Animator/ $1,500

2) Pay for an Original Musical Score/ $1,000

3) Final Audio Mix/ $500

4) Fund Distribution Costs
- Promotional Materials $200
- Submission to Festivals $300

We recognize our responsibility to spend your money wisely and to budget efficiently and we hope that The Sustainable won't stop here.

Our goal for the final film is to attract the attention of Producers and Executives who would be interested in making a series where each episode would focus on a different group of people and the unique way they choose to live sustainably.

With your help we can take the next step in this process by completing a truly polished and meaningful product. We thank you for your support.

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    Thank you so much! You rock. Here's a virtual high five! We promise to make the film as great as can be!

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    Thank you for your support! You'll receive a gorgeous picture of Tom and Roberta while they were in the process of building their house. It'll also be signed on the back by The Sustainable Crew!

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    In gratitude for your donation, you'll get a thank you letter from Director, Justin Cerone, as well as a signed picture of Tom and Roberta's house from The Sustainable Crew!

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    Thank you so much! You'll receive the awards above as well as a DVD of The Sustainable when it's finished, including a polished DVD case signed by The Sustainable Crew.

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    Along with our immense thanks, you'll receive all of the rewards above which includes a signed picture, a letter of thanks from our Director, and a signed DVD. You'll also get exclusive video updates on the project sent to you before they air on our Youtube Page.

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    You are awesome! You'll receive all of the great rewards above as well as a Co-Producer Credit in the film! We can't thank you enough for your generosity.

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    Thank you for your insane generosity! You'll receive all of the above rewards as well as a Producer credit in the film.

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    You along with all of our backers are incredible! If you give this much, you'll be given all of the above rewards as well as an Executive Producer Credit in the project!

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