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.
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: email@example.com