About this project
Have you ever felt as though your brain doesn’t match your body? That everything you were told you should be…you weren’t? Sure, everyone can relate to some degree. But have you ever felt not of your gender? Follow the incredible and honest journey of a truly remarkable individual managing the beginnings of gender re-assignment. Finding Kim is a glimpse of the authentic soul and self-discovery.
The message of "Finding Kim" is one that speaks beyond gender. It's about knowing and understanding yourself & who you truly are as an individual. We want to unveil Kim's story in the most organic way possible while staying true to the documentary filmmaking process. We wish for Kim's voice to resonate with anyone struggling with gender identity or self-acceptance. We will follow Kim around for the next year filming the most intimate parts of his life, including his top-surgery, struggles and moments of happiness. We will also be interviewing the individuals closest to Kim. We wish to discover their thoughts on his process and how this will affect their relationship with Kim. Other segments will include others who have gone through the process of gender reassignment. Ultimately, we want you, the viewer, to walk away with a new outlook on gender.
Producing a documentary is a long process that requires a lot of time and energy and money. Not only for the filmmakers, but also for the subject involved. It can be somewhat of a shock at first, having a camera and (sometimes) complete strangers following you around filming your daily life. Finding Kim will always aim to keep the number of production crew involved at a minimum for the sake of comfort for Kim.
The support you bring will help in the overall production costs for Finding Kim in 2013. You will help us fully realize post production, design costs, travel for the filmmakers, and overall costs incurred while making a film. Once the film is complete, our plan is to submit to the large, regional and local film festivals across the world. We want Kim's voice to be heard!
About the Filmmaker:
Aaron Bear grew up in Dayton Ohio by way of San Francisco and Atlanta. From an early age, Aaron has had a love and passion with film, music and photography. Aaron's influences run the gamut from John Waters to Paul Thomas Anderson to David Lynch. Primarily focusing on highly produced/high concept content, Aaron's stylistic approach to projects aim to have an end result that look both brilliant and beautiful. He's produced videos for local Northwest artists such as Watch It Sparkle and most recently a video for Portland artist Logan Lynn. From 8-5, Aaron manages and produces rich media advertising content for a large consumer and news website. Clients include ABC, NBC, Honda, Paramount, Xbox and various other consumer products. Aaron currently resides in Seattle.
Risks and challenges
Anyone who has ever made a film knows how quickly production costs arise. Making a film is expensive, especially making a great film. There are many challenges involved with producing documentary film. Currently, our biggest challenge is securing the support to begin and continue production. "Finding Kim" will be filmed in Seattle and surrounding areas. Securing travel and other incidental costs that is required to make a great film are also items that your backing will help. Reaching this Kickstarter goal will play a very large role in success of Finding Kim.
We hope with the success and completion of "Finding Kim", we aim to showcase a documentary that resonates with every single viewer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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