About this project
What do Howard Stern, Larry David, John Stossel, Senator Tom Harkin, and Pro-Golfer Ben Crane have in common?
They all suffered from debilitating pain until they met Dr. John Sarno.
"We're in the stone ages, and Dr. Sarno is from another planet. He's way ahead of his time. It is mind-blowing what he's uncovered." - Howard Stern
Have you ever seen a film that has changed your life?
Filmmakers Suki Hawley, David Beilinson and Michael Galinsky (RUMUR Inc) are currently in post-production on their latest feature, All the Rage. Ten years in the making, this documentary began as a profile of Dr. John E. Sarno, a back pain and rehabilitation specialist who has pioneered a successful mind body approach to treating chronic pain. Called the "best doctor you've never heard of" by Forbes magazine, Dr. Sarno has cured thousands of patients, and sold hundreds of thousands of books, based on the philosophy that knowledge can be the cure. Over the course of shooting, we've talked with dozens of notable patients and specialists, and we've expanded the focus to an exploration of the connection between our emotions and our health.
We are producing 5000 LIMITED EDITION* DVDS [with Download] for backers.
*This is a collector's edition. Future DVDs will NOT have the same content.
Kickstarter provides a platform that allows us to collaborate directly with our audience. Backers of the project will have access to hours of extra footage - and their feedback, insights, and resources will help us finish the film. We have a long history of working with kickstarter, and have previously funded and delivered on five Kickstarter projects. We know how important the creator-backer relationship is because we have backed 80 Kickstarter projects.
*Note: Thanks to a fiscal sponsor partnership with the nonprofit Moving Picture Institute (MPI), your pledges are tax-deductible -- minus the actual cost of the perk -- to the fullest extent permitted by law. MPI also supported our work on the Academy Award shortlisted documentary, Battle for Brooklyn.
All the Rage features:
“[After talking to Dr. Sarno,] all of a sudden the pain was gone, it was the closest thing I’ve ever had in my life to a religious experience, and I wept.”- Larry David, creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm & Seinfeld
In early 2000's, Co-director Michael Galinsky reached out to Dr. Sarno after being told he needed surgery for his back pain. In the mid-80's, Michael's father, a psychologist, had read Dr. Sarno's book Healing Back Pain and overcame years of pain he had attributed to whiplash. A couple of years later, his twin brother was told he needed collar bone surgery to ease pain in his hands. Their father insisted that he go see Dr. Sarno. Within weeks, Michael's brother was 90% better. Michael then read the book and banished his own intermittent back pain for a decade. But when the pain inexplicably returned, he went to see Dr. Sarno, who helped him through it. We asked to make a film about his work and Dr. Sarno quickly agreed.
We shot some footage, but the film got stuck in a holding pattern as we tried to figure out how to tell Dr. Sarno's story. Then, three years ago, when the pressures of raising two kids, producing a movie, and fixing up a house came crashing down, Michael ended up stuck on his office floor for two solid weeks, unable to even sit up. It quickly became clear that we had to make this movie.
“I read twenty pages [of Dr.Sarno’s book] and my pain almost cut down by 75%” - Jonathan Ames, creator of HBO's Bored to Death.
Once Michael's condition improved, he began once again to shoot with Dr. Sarno. In addition, he visited other doctors and healers like Dr. Andrew Weil, Arlene Feinblatt, Ph.D., Dr. Andrea Leonard-Segal,
Ashok Gupta, Dr. Dennis Turk, Tom Chi, Ram Dass, and dozens of other
mind body medicine and pain experts, as well as patients. Through interviews connecting Dr. Sarno's work with that of doctors at the forefront of mind body medicine - gastroenterologist Dr. David Clarke, physician Dr. Gabor Mate, and many noted psychologists - All the Rage will help illuminate the powerful impact emotions have on our health.
This film has been a decade-long labor of love, and a search for healing and understanding. We’ve connected with thousands of people along the way, and we've seen the data that makes it clear that chronic pain is the biggest health crisis we’re facing.
According to the Institute of Medicine:
Over 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain.
Pain is a BIG Problem. Chronic Pain is crippling America. In 2012, the cost of treating chronic pain skyrocketed past $600 billion dollars a year. This number dwarfs the costs of cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. Chances are that you or someone you know is currently experiencing some form of chronic pain.
Who is Dr. Sarno? While practicing at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation at NYU medical center, Dr. John Sarno came to understand the problem and predicted the epidemic of chronic pain beginning in the 1970's. When Dr. Sarno compared his patients’ charts, he found that more than 80% of them had a history of at least two other psychosomatic illnesses like ulcers, migraines, eczema, or colitis. He postulated that the stresses of life might be causing the pain. When he talked to his patients further, he found that most of them were perfectionists who put themselves under unreasonable amounts of unconscious pressure to be perfect and good.
Successful Treatment. When Dr. Sarno suggested his patients make the connection between their emotions - including their tendency to put themselves under extreme pressure - and their pain, they rapidly improved. Over the course of his 50+ years in practice, he developed and adapted his treatment program in four bestselling books. He came to see that the unconscious mind was activating the autonomic nervous system, and that the repression of unconscious rage was a major contributor to pain.
We are offering 5000 LIMITED EDITION DVDS [with Download] in order to raise $75,000. This money will go toward the costs of post-production and distribution expenses, like editing, licensing, music, marketing and travel.
*NOTE: We will ship all rewards, other than the film itself, as soon as possible. As such, the delivery on these items says January 2015 (please send us a note if you are expecting an item in time for Christmas 2014). We are aiming for an early 2016 premiere for the film. As soon as we finish the film we will prepare and deliver DVD's to our backers. All backers will have access to extensive video and updates during the campaign and as we finish the film.
ALL THE RAGE DVD with Download
ALL THE RAGE + JOURNAL
ALL THE RAGE + T SHIRT
ALL THE RAGE + SIGNED BOOKS
Unlearn your Pain by Howard Schubiner MD and Michael Betzold
- "I have learned to get rid of chronic pain in my back and knees by reading and rereading Schubiner's book. "- Amazon Reviewer
Pathways to Pain Relief by Dr.Eric Sherman and Frances Sommer Anderson - "For those who work with people struggling with TMS, or for those who want to learn more about TMS, this book is a must."- Amazon Reviewer
The Meaning of Truth by Nicole Sachs - "Nicole is an amazing writer/psychologist who beautifully expresses the raw, honest and painful truths we hold within."- Amazon Reviewer
The Great Pain Deception by Steve Ozanich - "It details a harrowing journey and I truly appreciate the details the author has provided, tabulating every step from his regression to his recovery."-Amazon Reviewer
They Can’t Find Anything Wrong! by Dr.David Clarke - “Dr. Clarke wonderfully gives us all, doctors and patients alike, the keys to pro-active self-help for troubles made worse by anxiety and stress.”
ALL THE RAGE + RUMUR CATALOG BUNDLE
ALL THE RAGE + CONCEPT ART
ALL THE RAGE + ASHOK GUPTA
ALL THE RAGE + SIGNED HEALING BACK PAIN
ALL THE RAGE + FILM CONSULTATION + SPECIAL SCREENING
ALL THE RAGE + NEGOTIATION CLINIC + TICKETS
ALL THE RAGE + ASSOCIATE PRODUCER + TICKETS
ALL THE RAGE + EXECUTIVE PRODUCER + TICKETS
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS
RUMUR is a film production studio based in Brooklyn, New York. Our focus is telling stories that move people to question preconceived beliefs by creating content that challenges perspectives and promotes organic dialogue. RUMUR's award-winning, critically acclaimed documentary films have aired on HBO, A&E, ESPN, MSNBC, and Direct TV and have played at top film festivals and theaters around the world. See the work at rumur.com
Risks and challenges
RUMUR is using Kickstarter as a means of collaborating with a large group of supporters, who are passionate about the project. It offers us an opportunity to connect with a core group of fans who can offer feedback, word-of-mouth-marketing and the confidence to pre-order the film.
Let's get this out of the way: There's no doubt that the film will get finished and delivered for mass distribution.
We have produced and distributed 6 feature films, including two that were shortlisted for the Academy Awards in the documentary category, and have a track record of successfully bringing our work to the masses. In other words, there is zero chance that this film won't get made if we reach our goal.
We have previously funded and delivered on five Kickstarter projects and understand the effort that goes into both completing our projects and delivering the rewards. We plan on shipping most of the rewards (except for the movie itself) as soon as we reach our goal, and just in time for Christmas.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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