Giant chemical companies are feeding you and your family untested, unlabeled genetically-modified food. Join the growing resistance! Read more
This project was successfully funded on August 14, 2011.
About this project
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! We reached our goal to fund our summer filming, and the support has been amazing. We still have a long way to go to get this film completed, and the good news is that we can exceed our goal and every dollar over gets us that much further along. From now until the end of our Kickstarter Campaign, Laurie David has announced that she will MATCH all donations above our original $25,000 goal!!! So if you pledge $10, you will essentially be contributing $20 to the film! If you pledge a million....just think of it!
We are hoping to raise $10,000 above our original goal! With matching funds this will be $20,000 - enough to make the trip to Svalbard Global Seed Bank with Cary Fowler a reality this Fall. Please spread the word wherever you can and help us make this film.
The generosity we have experienced from Laurie and each one of you is overwhelming; we can't say thank you enough!
THE MONTH OF JULY
Our filming is finally under way! For the next few months we’ll be hard at work, and Jeremy will be traveling the country with a small crew. What we're hoping for from Kickstarter is help towards the summer production costs and maybe more!
Making a feature-length film is a very expensive and challenging process – particularly getting it off the ground.
OUR (CURRENTLY UNTITLED) GMO FILM PROJECT tells the story of a father’s discovery of GMOs through the symbolic act of poor Haitian farmers burning seeds in defiance of Monsanto’s gift of 475 tons of hybrid corn and vegetable seeds to Haiti shortly after the devastating earthquake. After a journey to Haiti to learn why hungry farmers would burn seeds, the real awakening of what has happened to our food in the US, what we are feeding our families, and what is at stake for the global food supply unfolds in a trip across the United States and other countries in search of answers. Are we at a tipping point? Is it time to take back our food? The encroaching darkness of unknown health and environmental risks, seed take over, chemical toxins, and food monopoly meets with the light of a growing resistance of organic farmers, concerned citizens, and a burgeoning movement to take back what we have lost.
Today in the United States, by the simple act of feeding ourselves, we unwittingly participate in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings. Massive agro-chemical companies like Monsanto (Agent Orange) and Dow (Napalm) are feeding us genetically-modified food, GMOs, that have never been fully tested and aren't labeled. This small handful of corporations is tightening their grip on the world’s food supply—buying, modifying, and patenting seeds to ensure total control over everything we eat.
The goal of this film is to awaken people to what is happening with our food and inspire change. First, by exposing the experiment and that the only way to abstain from the experiment is to choose not to eat GMOs, but for that to happen, GMOs must be labeled. Second, by showing that organic and sustainable farming can and should feed the world. We can save Organics, but we must wake up to what is happening before it is too late.
We still have time to heal the planet, feed the world, and live sustainably. But we have to start now.
This film is an independent production. Every dollar we raise right now will go towards:
- First and foremost, our summer production costs! We have travel expenses for Jeremy and crew, equipment costs and rentals. Jeremy has already left and will be filming during this Kickstarter Campaign, but he can only charge so much on credit cards! We need funding to keep the project moving forward and pay the crew, who will be joining him mid-July
- Second, if we are able to raise more than what we are asking, it will enable us to begin another step in the process… graphics, animation, music, and stop-motion. We have some amazing plans for these elements to better tell the whole story of what we are facing with GMOs. We also have people lined up, but no money to pay them to begin their work (yet!).
- Third, we need to spread the message about the film. This is important, and will take all of you as well. However, we also need to begin work on the campaign aspect, which can coincide with the film, and this means money for an interactive website to educate, connect, and mobilize.
We've got some great rewards! To begin, we have included SIGNED copies of our film DIVE!, Living Off America's Waste (Winner of 21 awards at Film Festivals), which is being released on DVD this month. Some friends of our new GMO Film have also graciously donated amazing rewards for us to offer. Laurie David, Producer of An Inconvenient Truth, and author of The Family Dinner, has given our Kickstarter campaign several Curb Your Enthusiasm books signed by Larry David, Seinfeld Season DVD’s, and a Seinfeld Production Script signed by the entire cast and actually used by Larry in producing an episode. Robyn O'Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth, speaker, activist and rockstar mom, has given us copies of her acclaimed book about GMOs and their connection to childhood allergies and so much more. Some of these are limited, so please choose one of these rewards before they are gone!
HELP US PICK A TITLE!
That’s right, we are asking for your help in coming up with a title for our film. We had a working title, which may still be an option. Nevertheless, this film does not currently have a title. So, please send us your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Title Idea” in the subject line. If we pick your title, we will come up with a creative prize. Such as tickets to a screening of the film in your area, or dinner with us, if you are in town, etc… Don’t worry, we will come up with something if we love and choose your idea for the title of this film!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where can I learn more about the project?
Please visit our official website, http://www.GMOfilm.com. There you can find a full synopsis of the story, filmmaker bios, our blog, and photos! We will constantly add media and updates to the site, and by making a contribution, you will gain access to exclusive video footage and behind-the-scenes updates hosted there.
Is my pledge amount publicly displayed?
No. Only you and the project creator will be able to see your pledge amount.
If I donate, when can I redeem my reward?
All perks, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will contact you to start the process. The screenings, parties and dvds etc. can only happen after the film is completed, so this will take a bit of time. Bear with us!
What if I don’t want the reward, I just want to support?
No problem, there is a button that you can select if you don’t want the reward.
Can we exceed the goal?
YES! This would truly be amazing. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. This is only the beginning of our journey with this film; exceeding our goal would allow us to make a better movie and increase our chances of beginning production without delay. Exceeding our goal would be a dream come true!
Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?
YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new reward.
Can I give my reward to someone else as a gift?
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, your card isn’t charged, and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs!
Who does the money go to?
Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter & Amazon’s involvement) will go directly to our GMO Film Project budget--your money goes directly to the funding of this film!
I'm not in the US. Can I still pledge to projects?
Yes. You can pledge from anywhere.
How do we contact you?Please go to the GMO FILM PROJECT website: http://www.GMOfilm.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
Become an Outreach Partner. Spread the word about the film in your community and receive a special Outreach Partner credit on our website. We’d love to discuss partnering with you, your organization, your community to help get the word out about the film. Please contact us and we’ll get the collaborative juices flowing! And of course we need your help broadcasting the Kickstarter campaign. Facebook it. Tweet it. Sing it from the mountain tops. You will also receive exclusive project updates and the email newsletter. And, our sincere gratitude as every single dollar counts!
Pledge $5 or more
Digital download of the DIVE! Original Soundtrack!
If you'd like to get a sampling of the music, go to either iTunes or emusic and search under "Jubilee Singers".Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or more
Your name or the name of your organization on our website Donor page at www.GMOfilm.com.
Pledge $25 or more
You'll get a high-definition digital download of our GMO Film when the film is released on video, your name or organization on our website Donor page. And our sincere thanks!
Pledge $25 or more
5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)
You'll get an EAT TRASH t-shirt from the film DIVE!, your name or organization on our website Donor page. And our sincere thanks! These t-shirts are thin, soft, and made locally in LA!
We only have 10 shirts, all are size L.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or more
In addition to the digital download of the film upon completion, your name or organization name on our donor page, you will receive an authentic packet of Organic seeds from Finn’s Farm! (as seen in the sizzle reel at www.GMOfilm.com)
Pledge $50 or more
74 backers Limited (26 left of 100)
A signed copy of our film, DIVE!, Living Off America’s Waste, which is being released on DVD July 19th, PLUS the digital download of our GMO Film Project upon completion, and your name or organization name on our website Donor page.
Pledge $60 or more
6 backers All gone!
Here is one of the donated Rewards! We have copies of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm book, which he autographed just for this! Plus, a complete season of Seinfeld (DVD only)
Pledge $75 or more
An official GMO OMG! t-shirt we have made for the film! Plus, a digital download of the film upon completion, your name or organization name on our website Donor page as well as receiving exclusive project updates and the email newsletter.
Pledge $100 or more
4 backers All gone!
Another donated Reward… We have 4 Curb Your Enthusiasm t-Shirts, which were made for the cast and crew of the new season. They are awesome, and we only have 4! Plus, an autographed copy of Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm book and a complete season of Seinfeld (DVD only)
Pledge $125 or more
20 backers Limited (5 left of 25)
Receive a copy of author Robyn O'Brien's inspiring and eye-opening book about GMOs "The UNHealthy Truth". PLUS an official GMO OMG! t-shirt we have made for the film, a digital download of the film upon completion, your name or organization name on our website Donor page as well as receiving exclusive project updates and the email newsletter.
Pledge $150 or more
2 backers All gone!
GMO Goggles as seen in the sizzle reel... You'll get a piece of the film and have the ability to see the truth! We will also include the digital download of the film and the "GMO OMG!" t-shirtEstimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
Seinfeld DVDs of Seasons 1 through 4. Get the whole lot, plus a signed copy of DIVE!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $350 or more
Receive a 30-minute Skype session with Director Jeremy Seifert, Plus, a digital download of the film upon completion, your name or organization name on our website Donor page as well as receiving exclusive project updates and the email newsletter.
Pledge $1,000 or more
THANK YOU credit in the end credits of the completed film! The credit will appear wherever the film is screened… Theaters, film festivals, homes and more. Your name or organization name will also appear on our website Donor Page. Plus a copy of the Commercial DVD of the film when it’s released, exclusive project updates, the email newsletter
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
You'll get two VIP tickets to the World Premiere of the film (your travel and accommodations not included) plus dinner that evening with director Jeremy Seifert and members of the film's cast and crew. You or your organization will get a "special thanks" in the film's credits, the digital download or a copy of the film upon completion (your choice), a signed copy of DIVE!, Living Off America’s Waste, and exclusive project updates and the email newsletter.
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
In addition to everything for the $5,000 reward, We have been given, just for this campaign, an actual Production Script that Larry David USED in the production of a Seinfeld episode, and that was signed by the entire cast at the time of shooting the episode! PLUS, Director Jeremy Seifert will come and SCREEN the film upon its completion and before its official release for you, your family and friends, or your organization. You set up the screening and event, and Jeremy will be there in person! (US travel only for Jeremy)
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