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Help distribute the film about the dramatic ozone crisis, which just might help us solve climate change.

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STORY

When scientists discovered a growing hole in the Earth's ozone layer, the world awoke to the largest environmental threat it had ever seen. This set in motion an incredible story of American leadership. Weaving archival footage with new in-depth interviews, SHATTERED SKY revisits this historic success story. SHATTERED SKY is a film for anyone who thinks America should lead on climate change today.

SHATTERED SKY IS A SURE BET

Many films you might consider donating to are high-risk. Will they get finished? Will they be any good? An early cut of SHATTERED SKY got great reviews at the DC Environmental Film Festival premiere in March 2012.

WHAT I'M BUDGETING FOR

Making a documentary is only half the battle. I invite you to join my Kickstarter project -- distributing SHATTERED SKY. If I reach my Kickstarter goal, (1) I can submit SHATTERED SKY to festivals across the country, (2) I can hit the road for grassroots screenings, and (3) I will work hard so the film plays on PBS stations in all 50 states.

SHATTERED SKY has been accepted for public TV distribution by Maryland Public TV. They charge us $40,000 to work with more than 300 PBS affiliates across the nation. I've paid $30,000 and need help on the rest. Once SHATTERED SKY is "in the pipeline," each PBS affiliate has the choice to play it or not. I encourage you to contact your PBS affiliate today to make sure they put SHATTERED SKY on the schedule, especially in September, which is the 25th anniversary of the global ozone treaty. With a good budget, I can organize events, Facebook contests, and other fun initiatives to amplify the core PBS distribution.

GOAL FOR THE FILM

I want America to lead the world in solving climate change. The problem is that a lot of the country doesn't know the full ozone story. If they did, we would've made progress on climate change long ago. The timing is urgent: September 2012 is the 25th anniversary of the global ozone treaty, so you can help get the film out there just in time!

IF I RAISE MORE THAN THE GOAL

SHATTERED SKY tells a positive American story. Some of the best documentary films in recent memory have had strong educational components during their distribution. My goal is to develop a national science and civics curriculum around SHATTERED SKY for middle-school and high-school students. The next generation needs to know this American success story.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Everyone who pledges even $1 becomes a part of the SHATTERED SKY team. If you want to, spread the word: the best way is to "Like" us on Facebook (little blue "Like" button below the video above); email this Kickstarter link; and tell your friends, family, and co-workers.

If you're in to TWITTER, copy and paste this tweet:
People power solved #ozone. Let's do the same on #climate: #ozone2climate on @kickstarter. Please RT!

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WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T REACH OUR GOAL

If I don't raise the goal, I don't receive anything. Donors pledge the amounts, but don't pay until the goal is reached and the funding deadline has passed.

Thank you for supporting independent filmmaking and distribution. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: steve@dorstmediaworks.com

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    SHOW THE LOVE: Your name listed on the SHATTERED SKY website.

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    YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS: The above + get a personal shout-out from us on Twitter on the 25th anniversary of the international ozone treaty.

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    MUSIC: The above + we will send you a code for the digital download of the SHATTERED SKY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

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    THE FILM: The above + we will send you a code for the digital download of SHATTERED SKY in high-definition a week before it is publicly available.

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    DVD & CREDIT: The above + we will mail you a DVD of SHATTERED SKY. And you receive THANKS on the DVD credits.

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    E-BOOK SPONSORSHIP: The above + we list your name as a sponsor of the SHATTERED SKY Discussion Guide E-book that accompanies grassroots screening. Thanks to you, we can write, format, and distribute this e-book FREE.

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    AUTOGRAPHED DVD: The above + Directors Steve Dorst and Dan Evans will sign your DVD.

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER & SKYPE: The above + talk via Skype with Director Steve Dorst for a half hour about climate and energy. And we will upgrade your credit to ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (instead of the other credit).

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    LUNCH w/ STEVE DORST: The above + lunch with Director Steve Dorst in Washington, D.C. (travel and lodging not included).

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    CO-PRODUCER CREDIT & DINNER: The above + you’re invited to a private dinner hosted by National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Larry Schweiger in Washington D.C. (travel and lodging not included). Director Steve Dorst attends. We will also upgrade your official IMDB credit to CO-PRODUCER (instead of other credits). NWF is the educational partner of Shattered Sky.

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    CLIMATE CHAT & BLUE CRAB FEAST: The above + Director Steve Dorst will travel to your town (in the United States) for a private screening of SHATTERED SKY in your living room. Invite up to 11 of your friends, get all the behind-the-scenes on the making and distribution of the film, and discuss the issues. Best of all, Steve picks up the tab for his favorite dinner: 6 dozen Maryland Blue Crabs. Plus an autographed DVD for everyone at the party.

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: The above + we will upgrade your official IMDB credit to EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (instead of other credits).

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