"Life In Perpetual Beta is not a film about the very rich and very poor, but rather, it's the first documentary to study those artists and entrepreneurs in the middle whose passions power the economy, creating new businesses, new business categories, and occasionally entire creative ecosystems - those whose efforts to live a more creative and authentic life create opportunities not just for themselves but for dozens and sometimes thousands of others. Whether they create web software, design posters, perform as musicians, or run entire musical tours, what unites these disparate creative entrepreneurs is their ability to sell their work without selling their souls.
I thought the film would live in perpetual beta too, as the gradual unfolding of answers and subsequent new questions led me deeper and deeper down an unending rabbit hole of some really cool ideas.
But now, after 18 months of filming discussions with the most creative, successful people you’ve never heard of, and absorbing their important life lessons, the film is attaining a shape through which I can share these lessons with the world. Meeting these people has literally changed my life; I hope the resulting film will empower the lives of those who watch.
Up to this point, the film has been a DIY, beg, borrow, and bat-my-eyelashes production, and it's beautiful and I'm very proud of it; however, to make it outstanding I'll need professional help with the final production and distribution of Life In Perpetual Beta.
I've taken it as far as my technical knowledge will allow and now it's time to hand it off to someone who can take it from its current rough cut, to a big-screen ready production to be shared at film festivals, online, and wherever else technology will enable it to be viewed.
Your contribution will help with audio production, festival submissions, posters, flyers, screeners, and the endless cups of coffee needed to launch such an enormous project. Your contribution will also enable me to purchase video equipment to document the unfolding journey of this film series as l continue to interview more passionate artists and entrepreneurs and share with the world their stories, both on the Life In Perpetual Beta video blog, and what will become the Life In Perpetual Beta documentary series.
With your help, I want to show that with a big dream, a little technology, a lot of hard work, and a small community of supporters, anyone can change the world, even people you've never heard of.
(music for pitch video is Ting Ting - That's not my Name)
- (89 days)