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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 7 2019 2:14 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 341
pledged of CA$ 10,000pledged of CA$ 10,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 7 2019 2:14 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hello everyone, if you are reading this thank you for your time as I know there some incredible projects here. This Kickstarter campaign is to help raise funds to complete the filming and post-production of the film. In October of 2017, the idea for the story began after beginning to see more and more stories in the news about first responders taking their own lives and the pain it was leaving behind for their families. For many who took their lives or could no longer be part of the career they dedicated their lives to, they were seen as weak. This is a stigma that needs to end. Mental illness is not a sign of weakness.  

Hero's Rescue Feature Documentary
Hero's Rescue Feature Documentary

The stigma surrounding mental wellness has no place in today’s society. This film will educate viewers and help them understand the importance of support and compassion for First Responders who are suffering from mental health issues and addiction brought on by the hazards the job. Every organization and department should be focused on providing a mental component as part of their training. This story will show us why.

Hero’s Rescue aims to educate viewers about the importance of metal health support and compassion for the brave men and women who choose careers as First Responders. We are going to create a movement that it's not taboo for first responders to get help. And it's ok that they battled PTSD and other issues. 

Please visit the website for more information: https://docs.potentialpictures.com/heros-rescue/  

Rewards: 

Limited Edition Collectors Challenge Coin

To commemorate the making of the film we will be producing a unique and one-of-a-kind challenge coin. Size of the coin is 1.75' in diameter.  

Potential Pictures New Era Cap

Progress To Date

2019 will be a busy season of filming for the documentary. March/April we will be focused on working with Vancouver Fire and Rescue and some location shoots on Vancouver Island.

Research and development will continue with the Police and EMT community as we continue to build relationships and he trust needed to tell this story. Research will also continue with the 911 Dispatch community ... This angle will be a follow up story to this current production.     

 Watch the Trailer Here:

Since the idea started in 2017, the project has been able to gain support from Police and Fire departments in Canada and the USA. Everyone agrees this is an important story that needs to be told and everyone involved has taken it on as a passion to complete it.  

What Happens When the Film is Complete?

The goal is to complete filming in 2019 and have a finished project edited by April/May 2020.

This film first and foremost will become an educational tool for first responders to help educate everyone on the mental effects of the career. Here is the plan for distribution:

  • Take the film on tour and promote screenings throughout communities and departments around the world. These screenings will be intended to be a point of discussion, not just watch it and leave. 
  • Promote screenings at 1st Responder Conferences and Events  
  • Determine broadcaster interest.
  • Get the film into the festival circuit.  
  • Finally, an online release after the film festival and the screenings circuit.  

What Does the Money Raised Go Towards?

All money raised through the kickstarter campaign will go towards the travel, accommodations (when necessary), local crew and filming expenses for the year, in particular sound locations, insurance and administrative costs. The goal this year is to expand further filming in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington State and California. 



The Director / Producer  

 I have been involved in film and video since grade 9 and I have always had a passion about cameras and editing to tell emotionally driven stories. This project started as a passion project and everyday I realize the importance to tell this story and the responsibility I have in embarking on this journey. I am forever grateful to everyone who supports this project and thank you in advance. So many have helped get this project to where it is today. Thank you. 

Locations Sound 

 Roderick Matte is a freelance location sound mixer - internationally experienced with his craft capturing crisp clean, uncluttered soundtracks for documentaries, motion pictures, live music, commercials and corporate productions since 2001.    

Soundtrack Composition 

 Stephen Hummel is a recording artist that consistently defies expectations. By creating music that ignores genre labels and focuses on emotional weight, Hummel has managed to avoid the pitfalls of trendiness and style-over-substance. Whether producing epic instrumental statements as subtractiveLAD or forging a path as a singer/songwriter under his own name, Hummel creates music that reaches deep into the listener's psyche.

Risks and challenges

One of the key challenges of this project is time. There is no shortage of stories where people have been affected by the career they have chosen. So who to speak to and where to travel has become a time-consuming strategy itself. This discovery takes time and research to determine where the camera needs to go.

A real risk is hearing about the tragedies first responders face in their career and the effect it can potentially on the crew and their own health. Steps have been taken to interview properly and be mindful every step of the way so if any issues arise we can handle them in a supportive and compassionate way.

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    Every bit helps!

    Thank you for your support! Your interest and engagement will not go unnoticed. Your name will be added to the end credits as a supporter of the film.

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    A Limited Edition Collectors Coin

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    Film Poster & Challenge Coin

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    You are a Producer

    You are credited as being a producer of the film. We will be looking for your insight and feedback throughout the process of making the film. Please note your time will be required here and it is a working role! Of course, you get the coin and the poster and hat, but we will also require some of your time as well. This is a limited offering and ideally, you will have previous experience.
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    A Leading Sponsor

    You or your organization will be an executive producer and sponsor of the film. Your credit will be front a center on the website, on the film and all promotional touring materials. Receive a full size framed movie poster and collectors coin for your keepsakes as well as a digital download of the film. You will also receive an initial draft edit of the film where we will welcome any feedback. This is a great opportunity to be front in center and support a meaningful project.
    **Please note the lead sponsor must be a not-for-profit organization directly impacting the wellness of first responders or a city department within the first responder's community. Unions associated with Police, Fire or EMT are also welcome to become a lead sponsor.

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