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12 HOURS OR LESS to back our film! Every dollar we get from here will go directly towards distributing this crucial message w/the world
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267 backers pledged $24,128 to help bring this project to life.

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12 HOURS REMAINING - KICKSTARTER FUNDING UPDATE (Sept 7, 11:59 a.m.)

WOW! A huge thank you to our Kickstarter community for helping us reach our goal. While we now have enough funds to finish our film (YESSSS), every additional dollar from here will go directly towards helping us distribute this film to festivals to tell the HOW WE GROW story. AND to distribute this story to legislators, and with land owners; current farmers, future farmers and any food consumer (that's everybody, right?). By focusing on a strategic distribution plan, our goal is to help support young farmers and healthy, sustainable agriculture for many generations to come. 

ABOUT THE FILM

The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is 58-years-old.  Our farmers are approaching retirement and it is essential that the next generation of farmers have community systems that support them so they may take on farming as a career.

HOW WE GROW is a feature film about young farmers overcoming obstacles to grow food for their community. By backing this project you are directly helping highlight the importance of supporting young farmers to ensure our healthy food future. 

FUNDING GOALS 

Now that we have reached our initial goal - to finish the film - we will be able to complete this film because of you all! Our intent in finishing this film is to influence communities and government to support young farmers in growing local, healthy food for their communities. 

Initially, we asked for $20,000 for post-production (final editing, animation, sound, color, graphics) and thanks to our Kickstarter community - we will 100% be able to finish all post-production. And as mentioned above we are strategically focused on a major distribution plan that not only hits film festivals - but enters the hands of legislators, farmers, land-owners, influencers and heathy food consumers - so they too can support young, entreprenurial farmers. 

WHAT'S THE MAIN MESSAGE FROM THE FILMMAKERS?

Filmmakers, Tomas Zuccareno and Haley Thompson, intend for this story, all shot within 15-miles of Carbondale, Colo. to act as an inspiration for any town or city in the U.S. who want to overcome their own obstacles and join the local food revolution.

“If these young farmers can overcome the high land prices of Colorado and grow food at 7,000 feet in an unpredictable mountain climate,” says Tomas Zuccareno, CO-Director of HOW WE GROW movie. “Then it may be possible for young farmers anywhere to problem-solve their logistical challenges and work with their local community leaders to create healthy food systems anywhere.”

Haley Thompson and Tomas Zuccareno, Filmmakers
Haley Thompson and Tomas Zuccareno, Filmmakers

HOW WE GROW + Redford Center Grant

In November of 2016 HOW WE GROW was awarded a Redford Center Grant, which helped us get our project off-the-ground (pun intended). In collaboration with the world’s top documentarians at the Redford Center, in Sundance, Utah - the HOW WE GROW team created this short film. It is a vignette of the micro-finance chapter in our feature film HOW WE GROW.  This short debuted at 5Point Film Festival in April 2017 in their "Changemaker Program" this is the web WORLD PREMIERE of our 10-minute short film: 

FILM TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Land access
  • Legislation to support farmers 
  • Micro-finance
  • Education 
  • Access to food for all members of the community

CHARACTERS INCLUDE:

  • Woody Tasch - Founder and chairman of Slow Money, a nonprofit that has facilitated the flow of more than $40 million to over 400 local, organic food enterprises.
  • Diane Mitsch Bush – Colorado State Representative, who’s legislation plays a huge role in helping these farmers get access to land. 
Diane Mitsch Bush + Farmers at Colorado State Capitol & Education for the youngest of all future farmers
Diane Mitsch Bush + Farmers at Colorado State Capitol & Education for the youngest of all future farmers

WHO IS THIS FILM FOR?

-Anyone who wants to eat local, healthy food

-Anyone who wants to learn how to grow or support healthy food systems

-Anyone who wants to be an active participant in creating a strong community, wherever they are in the world

-From fellow millennials to baby boomers, anyone who want to support the next generation of young entrepreneurs

HUGE thanks to our friends at The Little Nell + Aspen Skiing Company for the ultimate REWARD...

For the extremely generous backer who believes deeply in our message - we'd love to roll out the red carpet for you at the only five-star, five-diamond property in Aspen, The Little Nell hotel. See reward details to your right. 

You and a special guest of your choosing will be invited to all of the VIP HOW WE GROW events in the Roaring Fork Valley and a stay at The Little Nell complete with a day in Aspen hosted by our filmmakers. 

This contribution would directly help us cross-the-line towards the ultimate goal of submitting to Sundance Film Festival and sharing this urgent message with some of the biggest influencers in the film + farming industries. 

The Little Nell at the base of Aspen Mountain
The Little Nell at the base of Aspen Mountain

 

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If we don't reach the $20,000 we can't finish the film. Any little bit helps. Thank you for your support.

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    THANK YOU!

    Every dollar counts! By backing us, you are helping us make the first millennial farming film of it's kind.

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    Digital Download of HOW WE GROW

    Receive an early digital download of this feature film, which tells the story 10 young farmers fighting the odds to grow healthy food for their community.

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    Kickstarter Party @ Batch, Sept. 6, 2017

    Batch at Roaring Fork Beer Company in Carbondale, Colo. is proud to host a HOW WE GROW Kickstarter fundraising party on Sept. 6 from 6-9 p.m. By pledging $25 or more to our Kickstarter (please include your name when you pledge) - you will not only be supporting our communities newest documentary film - it will also get your name on the list for a tasty brew and a plate of tacos by Open Fire Catering. This night will also feature the world premiere of Pearl and Wood's video "Sylvie." Come party with the farmers from Two Roots Farm, Wild Mountain Seeds, Erin's Acres, Roaring Gardens and our beloved people of Carbondale. Address is: 358 Main Street, Carbondale, Colorado. Please pre-register for the party via Kickstarter. Other than the digital download, which will be emailed, you must be in person and must be 21 or over to redeem your reward. Refunds will not be given for those unable to attend.

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    Download of HOW WE GROW + Bag + Seeds

    Receive a early digital download of the feature film and a HOW WE GROW tote bag for your next trip to the farmers market/Whole Foods.

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    • Early digital download of HOW WE GROW
    • HOW WE GROW reusable tote bag
    • Packet of seeds from one of our farms in the Roaring Fork Valley
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    YOUR NAME in the credits of HOW WE GROW

    Building community is what HOW WE GROW is all about. By backing our mission with this amount, we will include your name in the production credits of our film and an early digital download of our film.

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    • Early digital download of HOW WE GROW
    • YOUR NAME in the credits of our feature film
    • HOW WE GROW reusable tote bag
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    VIP Screening w/filmmakers + cast

    Join us for a VIP screening with our amazing young farmers and filmmakers, followed by a Q&A with Tomas + Haley. You will also receive a digital download and YOUR NAME in the credits of the film. Travel is not included. Additional details will be discussed at the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign.

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    2 VIP Passes - 5Point Film Festival 2018

    VIP Passes for 2 into the adventure community's favorite film festival - that truly has inspired us to make this film. Reward includes tickets to all shows during the 2018 festival, drink tickets and an invite to the 5Point Filmmaker's Dinner. Dates are set for April 19-22, 2018. Travel not included. This reward also includes an early digital download of the film and YOUR NAME in the credits of the film.

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    • Early digital download of HOW WE GROW
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    Farm-to-Table Dinner + VIP Screening

    Join our young farmers and filmmakers for a farm-to-table dinner cooked by a local chef. Attend our VIP screening in Carbondale, Colo and have YOUR NAME in the credits of our film.

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    2 VIP Passes to FarmAid 2018

    2 VIP Passes to FarmAid 2018. This awesome reward includes passes for two. This does not include travel. https://www.farmaid.org/concert (please note this is the site from 2017, 2018 line up isn't set just yet).

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    5-Star Stay at Aspen’s Little Nell Hotel

    Enjoy two nights in a standard room at The Little Nell, Aspen's only Five-Star, Five-Diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel, offers luxury services and unparalleled access to America's most famous mountain town. Guests of The Little Nell – a Relais & Châteaux - enjoy a cosmopolitan yet intimate ambience, haute cuisine, superior wine and exclusive adventures and amenities designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. www.thelittlenell.com.

    Blackout dates and restrictions apply and will be discussed with backer. Lift tickets/summer activity tickets can be provided based on season redeemed. Expires Sept. 1, 2018.

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    • Breakfast daily for 2 at element 47 ($250 value)
    • Dinner for 2 at Ajax Tavern ($150 value)
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    • Packet of seeds from one of our farms in the Roaring Fork Valley
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