About this project
What if we don't understand the workings of life as well as we think?
On the Back of a Tiger follows a group of pioneering scientists & thinkers as they rewrite the story of life, challenging science & medicine's most sacred cows. From breakthrough ideas on water and the living cell, to radical theories of mind and brain. These ideas have already inspired an intrepid group of health-seekers who share their impressive - though unconventional - stories.
Through interviews, experiments, and animations, these theories are woven into an alternate model of life, one that could have a profound impact on our understanding of disease, aging, and consciousness.
Why do so many medical claims - particularly when it comes to nutrition - seem to contradict the next? Why has so little progress been made treating the most devastating diseases?
This film explores two answers: There are fundamental flaws in our understanding of biology, and there are institutionalized problems at the core of our scientific and medical establishments. Each perpetuates the other, creating the dire situation today.
We all know someone, maybe even ourselves, that has a serious illness of some kind, or been misdiagnosed or mistreated. Some of the most serious diseases are no better understood after decades of research. This growing sense of urgency is felt by us all.
But some great minds young and old have been changing this narrative. With your help we can get their message out there, igniting a paradigm shift that’s been decades in the making.
PROGRESS, PLAN, & BUDGET
So far we have completed roughly 35% of production, having conducted 8 in-depth interviews. We’ve done it all alone, including self-funding the first 25k, but we simply cannot continue without support.
We still need to conduct 10-12 additional interviews, as well as 2-3 days of studio shooting. We will then have enough material for a rough cut to garner additional support for post-production.
To complete this phase we will need at least $38, 000. This the bare minimum amount to cover travel, equipment, and crew to film the remaining interviews, recreation of experiments, capturing of archival material, creating an animation example, and complete a rough cut. Surpassing our goal means a quicker production timeline, higher quality, and money for post-production. We aim to complete production by January 2016 and post-production by May 2016.
Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. If we don't reach our funding goal, we don't see a dollar.
In addition to the standard fare (exclusive downloads, Blurays, credits, etc.), we have some incredibly unique rewards. There's always the option to forgo the rewards and just donate, with the bonus of saving us some time and budget.
Essential for the citizen-scientist's home library: Signed and unsigned books by Maewan Ho, Gilbert Ling, Gerald Pollack, Todd Murphy, Kate Deering, and Fred Kummerow. We also have some extremely rare and out-of-print books by Ray Peat and Harold Hillman.
We're offering the full-suite of superbly formulated healthcare products from Idea Labs, and a cutting-edge CO2-based skin cream from Carbogenetics, offered here for the first time.
Biochemist Benedicte M. Lerche, M.Sc., Ph.D is offering nutritional-metabolic counseling sessions, and Zachariah Salazar of Z Health will conduct one-on-one Skype/phone consultations on movement therapy, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle.
If you or a loved one is coming up short in the hair-department, Danny Roddy is providing access to both levels of his Organizing the Panic program.
And for the very lucky few, Ray Peat and Maewan Ho have graciously offered of their own one-of-a-kind original paintings. Ray has even offered to paint an original piece specifically for the donator.
Other rewards include: t-shirts and tote bags with the film title, a coffee mug with picture of an interviewee, a beautifully laid-out and printed behind-the-scenes photo book, and a box of local organic tropical fruit from South Florida
We'll fulfill things like the products, books, and consultations as soon as we can. DVD's, digital downloads, and premiere tickets will be a ways off, as this phase is just to fund the rest of production.
Help us start a revolution in science, medicine, and nutrition.
Risks and challenges
Making any film, especially feature-length, has it's fair share of challenges. They are expensive, have many moving parts, and are an incredible workload. We'll also likely face skepticism from the science and medical establishments, as well as mainstream media, but this should be expected when challenging paradigms.
Our years of professional experience has us more than prepared for the logistical and production challenges, and we've made it this far completely independently. This much needed funding will make the process all the more smoother.The controversial subject matter also has it's positives, igniting interest from both enthusiasts, and the general audience.
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