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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 27 2010
$1,575
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
29
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 27 2010

About

The remarkable and inspiring true story of one guy who set out to find his passion and sparked a worldwide movement.

We Need Your Help!

Over the 3 years since we started this project, Sean and I have invested over $40,000 and hundreds of hours of time. We believe it's a message worth sharing: that no matter who you are, where you are, or how old you are, you can choose once again to follow your passion.

The film itself is edited, the animations are done, and the music is placed. We're asking for an additional $15,000 to cover completion costs. With your help, we can provide the inspiration for others around North America and the world!

What The Money Is For

SOUNDTRACK LICENSING

From the very beginning, we wanted to use the One Week Job film to showcase talented indie artists around North America. And they responded: artists like The Arkells, In-Flight Safety, Jon & Roy, and more agreed to let us use their music. Rather than use the music for free, we wanted to ensure we paid them to show our respect for their hard work.

SUBTITLES

The message of "following your passion" is universal, which is why we want to subtitle the film in at least 4 languages: English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin.

COLOR & OUTPUT

The rest of the funds will be used for final color correction and polish, to make the film look as professional as possible for the audience.

About The Film

After graduating from university, Sean Aiken struggled with the question "What should I do with my life?"

His father said, "It doesn't matter what you do, just make sure it's something you're passionate about."

Taking his father's advice to heart, Sean created the One-Week Job Project. His goal: to work fifty-two jobs in fifty-two weeks in search of his passion.

His first gig was--literally--jumping off a bridge, as a bungee operator in British Columbia. As word of the project spread, the offers began pouring in.

He traveled across Canada and the United States, reinventing himself as a firefighter, a stock trader, a radio DJ, a martial arts instructor, an NHL mascot, a snowshoe guide, and more.

During the course of his seven-day stints, whether at a dairy farm in Alberta to a real estate office in Beverly Hills, Sean discovered many others struggling to answer the question “what should I do with my life?”

To find the answer, he continued to ask himself and his employers about the nature of success and the real meaning of happiness - all while having the adventure of his life.

Inventive and empowering, One Week Job is a film that will give you the courage to follow your passion.

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    SIGNED COPY OF SEAN'S BOOK - Released in 2010, Sean's book "The One-Week Job Project" chronicles his journey to find his passion and the true meaning of happiness.

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    VIP + CREDIT - Get all of the above (minus the book), and you will be listed in the "Special Thanks" credits at the end of the film.

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    SKYPE CALL WITH SEAN - Get all of the above (minus the book) and a 60 minute skype call with Sean to discuss your career, creative ideas, anything you like!

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    PROFILE PACKAGE - Get all of the above, and Sean and Ian will visit your workplace to shoot a video profile of yourself/your company. This video will be shared online and yours to keep.

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Funding period

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