As we all know, conspiracy theories and pseudoscience have been getting out of control, from chemtrails to vaccines and even people who once again believe the Earth is flat. So why is this? Is it simply because social media has given them a place to spread? Are people getting dumber? Or is there an even bigger conspiracy at hand?
This documentary will take a hard look at the science and facts behind these theories, breaking them down to find out how they started, why people believe them, and possibly reveal the biggest conspiracy of all: That they're all a distraction from the very real danger that is dihydrogen monoxide.
The number of deaths caused by dihydrogen monoxide every year is astronomical, while the risks associated with the chemical aren't even being hidden. Yet people continue to carelessly consume it while choosing far less dangerous things to be afraid of.
I will be talking with individuals throughout the country to find out what they think about the dangers of DHMO in hopes of educating the public on this menace to society while trying to figure out why a chemical so deadly is so widely distributed.
So please, come along with me on this journey as I try to rid the world of pseudoscientific nonsense and the hazardous chemical dihyrogen monoxide.
Update: Film Layout, Plans and New Rewards
Greetings fellow science supporters! I’m so excited to see this campaign is doing so well already. I originally planned to post this update at the 30 days remaining mark, but was unexpectedly sidetracked by a 6 year old who caught food poisoning at a birthday party. Let’s just say there has been a lot of cleaning.
I created a 45 day campaign to give myself a couple of weeks outside the standard 30 days to set things up and start involving those who were already part of the anti-DHMO community, since as some of you know I was in the hospital dealing with health issues when I decided to move forward with this project earlier than planned. Now here we are just within the regular starting point already 22% funded with $5,591 pledged. It’s looking like my original plans for this film will be far exceeded and I’ll be able to get a lot more people involved to create an entertaining and informative mockumentary.
Now to those wondering what the overall layout of the film will be, I’d say the best description is a combination of Spinal Tap and interviews from The Daily Show & Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t! (minus the constant swearing and nudity… sorry), with satirical references to documentaries like GMO OMG that perpetuate pseudoscientific conspiracies. I will be interviewing a combination of scientists, conspiracy theorists, other “experts” brought in for comedic purposes, and ordinary citizens who may or may not be aware of the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide, with comedic narration added afterwards. I will be focusing on popular conspiracy theories and hearing the arguments of both sides, while satirically pointing out that each one seems like they’re trying to hide the use of dihydrogen monoxide. I will also be looking at real issues involving water, like the global clean water crisis and situations like those in Flint, MI. I have already started sending information out to those I would like to get involved, and will post updates as I receive confirmations.
Since the film will cover a wide range of topics and combine multiple interviews, I will be providing a lot of bonus footage, segments and extended interviews on the DVDs and with the digital downloads that will look at topics more in depth for those interested, and I will be able to put together mini segments for the website and social network communities during editing and after the film is released. That way I can keep the main film entertaining and not too drawn out, while still providing as many facts about each topic as possible.
I’ve added a $10 reward for a copy of the DVD for those that just want a hard copy of the film without their name in the credits and for those that have purchased the limited edition solo cup but would like to upgrade their digital downloads. I will be adding more Kickstarter exclusives and limited merch rewards tonight and will provide another update with images when I do. Thank you so much to everyone who has already pledged to or shared this campaign. I’m really looking forward to getting started on this project so that together we can help others laugh and learn.