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Hey Kickstarters!...And soon to be backers, of course!
I'm Rob White, owner of White Lily Films in Phoenix, AZ. A few months back, I was approached by those lovely folks in the video above about filming their next trip to Haiti. Their goal is to create a video that really brings home the feeling of Haiti and the changes that orthopedic care can make for many of its citizens. This video will help STAND (Sustainable Therapy And New Development) gain support and financial backers, further enabling their work in Haiti. It will also provide you -- the viewer -- with a tangible resource to share with your network, bringing more awareness to the opportunities we all have to help those with less fortune in this world.
In March 2011, my brother invited me on a trip to Haiti for a medical mission, and it was life-changing. So I wanted nothing more than to go with STAND in 2015 to continue to help these beautiful people in this economically barren, tropical paradise.
Click here or watch the video below, to see the documentary produced as a side project to the medical work we were doing in Haiti.
This time around I wanted to solely focus on making a documentary, with the ultimate goal of affecting great change in the region. STAND works primarily in NW Haiti, far from Port-Au-Prince and other services.
After figuring out all of the details and time allotment for the trip, I realized I wouldn't be able to join them, and that we would also have to finance the trip somehow. Thus, I enlisted a great friend and colleague of mine, owner of KrazyWake Productions, Blaine Coury.
Blaine and an audio engineer will be traveling with Justin and Morgan to Haiti at the end of September. They will be in country for 2 weeks with the primary goal of shooting a 10 minute documentary.
The documentary will be an exploratory piece about the constantly evident benefits of healthcare and education in Haiti. It will highlight the ways STAND will be fostering and propelling the people of Haiti into a self-sustaining model of orthopedic healthcare. We hope to create a surge in the healthcare movement over time, and truly change the lives and livelihoods of these wonderful Haitians.
We estimate a cost of $10,000 for the trip. This very reasonable budget will pay for flights and housing for the production team, with any extra funds going toward production and post-production expenses such as music licensing, equipment rentals, graphics, extra help in Haiti, etc.
Depending on your generosity, these volunteers of video might even be paid for their hard work. This could be a great reward for their willingness to serve the people of Haiti with their time and talents.
If you would, please help us make our goal here on Kickstarter. Click that big green "BACK THIS PROJECT" button to the right of the main video.
Thank you so much! Without people like you, another generation of Haitians may go without orthopedic services and perpetuate the vicious cycle that is poverty. To be able to physically perform in Haiti is their livelihood. Movement is life.
Please consider sharing this project with all of your loved ones and social circles. This really is for the good of humanity. It's not often you can say that.
Once again, Thank You! And we look forward to sending you some awesome rewards for your generosity!
Risks and challenges
The only challenge we face is getting you to support this cause. Seriously. Once this thing is funded it will go off without a hitch, barring some kind of terrible setback like losing all our footage or some natural disaster occurs while we are there and destroys all the equipment.
The production team is already in place and all-in. The tickets are bought on credit and our production schedule has already begun. We make movies for a living, this one will be no different, only it will be for someone else to live, not us.
The creation of this documentary will happen, it just depends how much of our own money we are going to have to put toward it.
Justin and Morgan have been serving Haiti for over 6 years, and have been planning this specific trip for months. They will continue to serve, as STAND grows, and hopefully this documentary will help their cause exponentially. But the pay your own way model of philanthropy only goes so far, no matter your salary, so we need the help of many hands and pockets to literally get the people of Haiti back on their feet.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration of this project. Help save families by backing this project now.
With the utmost appreciation,
Rob, Blaine, Morgan & Justin.
- (30 days)