About this project
THANK YOU backers for believing in this film, and making our dream a reality.
We aren’t wasting any time celebrating-- we're going to get started making this film ASAP because we can’t wait to dig in and tell this story. There is a long hard road ahead, but we are up to the task and thrilled to be on this journey with Bill. Onward!
Please visit our website for updates, scenes and info about the film. Watch a sample scene below.
Bill Nye is on a quest to change the world, and we want you to be part of it!
Once the host of a popular kid’s show, Bill is about to take off his “Science Guy” lab coat and battle the naysayers to create a more scientifically literate and engaged universe.
We’re going to make a film about it. A film for science. A film for the cosmos. The full access, exclusive film about Bill Nye.
We’re documentary filmmakers, but we’re also hardcore Bill Nye fans who spent our middle school years learning about the ecosystem and the color spectrum from his trusty VHS tapes. Bill’s passion and enthusiasm stayed with us, and when we got older, we started making films about science and technology. When we learned that Bill Nye was doing something new, working outside of the classroom to champion science and space exploration and the fight against climate change, we knew we had to make this documentary.
So we did our homework and learned everything we could about Bill. We gathered a great team, including Academy Award-winning producer Seth Gordon, and we created a plan for a documentary that will offer an all access backstage pass to Bill’s epic quest to change the world. Then, we shared our vision with Bill, who not only said yes but opened up his life to us. We’re still a little giddy. It’s awesome!
With Bill on board, we’re ready to start following Bill as he tours the globe, advocates for space policy in Washington DC, launches a satellite, hangs out with Neil deGrasse Tyson, debates climate change deniers, and attempts to fill the big shoes of his former mentor and friend Carl Sagan -- all at a time when science is under attack.
The pieces are all falling in to place, but we need one last boost to make this film happen. We need your support. We need to raise the funds to travel with Bill, buy plane tickets and crash in cheap hotels. We need to find and license the best moments from Bill’s storied career in television -- including “Bill Nye The Science Guy,” as well as the lesser known classics like “Bill’s Basement” and “Almost Live!” Then, we need to hire an amazing team for post-production, including an editor, sound designer, animator, composer and colorist. Finally, we need to send it to film festivals and get it out into the world.
So we are turning to you, people of the internet…. People who grew up on Bill Nye... People who care about science and knowledge and bow ties. If you get on board with this crazy mission, we will make the ultimate documentary about Bill Nye, and science will finally rule (again)!
Carl Sagan once said, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” We know that right here in front of us, there is a great story waiting to be known. If you jump on board and support this film, we promise to give it everything we’ve got. Our hearts, blood, sweat and tears. We will not rest until we’ve made something incredible -- the ultimate film about Bill Nye.
As Bill says, “Let’s change the world!”
Jason & David
Our backers will get exclusive updates from the road, be invited to an awesome party with Bill Nye in New York, and, of course, be part of this dream. And if that’s not enough, we’ve got some pretty sweet rewards.
Risks and challenges
We think the time for this story is now, and we are committed to making the best film we can as quickly as possible. That said, documentary is an art, not an exact science, and there could be some bumps along the way. If production obstacles cause delays, that could mean that we get the film out to you, our backers, later than anticipated. But, based on our experience making films and the strong team we have put together, we are confident that we can make a great film and get out there soon!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
To receive the LightSail exclusive reward, simply pledge $30 (selecting no reward) and we’ll send out a survey at the end of the campaign confirming that you backed both LightSail and our film. You'll get the $50 reward: a "Thank You" in the Credits, a stream of the film and all digital rewards below $35.
You now get a +1 guest! Both rewards come as a pair of tickets.
We're still working on the Science Shindig date. Stay tuned!
Because the screening of the finished film is more than a year away, we can't guarantee that Bill won't have other responsibilities. But we know he sure will try to be there! He's as curious as all of you to see the finished product and throw popcorn at the screen when climate change deniers start their rants. BUT we CAN guarantee that the film team will be there, and that everyone who is involved will have the amazing experience of seeing the film for the first time anywhere! This will be a special event. A night to remember. A night... to change the world!
While some Rewards are so limited that we simply can't offer to include them in bundles, the BLUERAY can be added to any Reward of $35 or more if you add $47 ($40+$7 for shipping and handling). You'll get the same, first edition, signed filmmaker blueray for that price.
You get one person's name- you can put yours or a loved one's. Also, no "Seymour Butts"! Unless that's your real name.... hm..
Do the flask and mug come with the entire digital collection, all rewards under $35, PLUS your name in the credits of the film?
Oooo!! I want this and THIS and this and THIS! Soooo many items, how do I add more after my initial pledge?
At the end of the campaign there will be a survey. If you see an item you would like, pledge the money amount of the item as you see on the "ADD ON" list. You can then specify which items you would like on the survey as long as the money matches up! Easy cheesy!
So for example, if you get the Bill Nye hand-signed "Rules of the Road" for $150, but you also want the mug, just select the "Rules of the Road" item on the reward page, then look at the "ADD ON" list for the add-on price of the mug (it's 30 bucks) and add $30 dollars to your pledge. That's it. Keep on doing science and lookout for a parcel from Mr. Nye after we reach our goal!
Amaaaaaaaazing stuff! The deal of the century!! Check out the list:
It includes the HIGH FIVE email updates, behind the scenes, images, clips, and shout out on twitter; the EMOJI SET of awesome Bill Nye sciencey texty paraphernalia; the RARE DIGITAL BUNDLE of articles, historic photographs, interviews, GIFs, text message tones for your cell; the HAND WRITTEN NOTES digitized from the Ken Hamm creationist debate; the EDUCATION BUNDLE of Bill's top ten experiments to share with kids, #shelfies, the top ten favorite films and books that changed Bill's life. NOT TO MENTION.... and the crème de la crème... the first look, exclusive sneak peek stream of the Bill Nye Film when it's complete. This is a total bargain for Bill Nye fans!
Sadly, no. Once you buy the ticket, you, yourself and your people are responsible for getting your bodies to the party. But once you get there, give us a high five!
Essentially yes! He would make a public appearance at your school or institution for a whole day!
He is the jack of all trades! He can tell you about engineering, frisbee, physics, chemistry and space! Bill will tell you all the secrets of science and all the wonders it holds! You can even ask him questions or maybe even have him be a judge at a school science fair!
How cool would that be!
No they do not little Earthling!
The $35 and under reward includes the HIGH FIVE email updates, behind the scenes, images, clips, and shout out on twitter; the EMOJI SET of awesome Bill Nye sciencey texty paraphernalia; the RARE DIGITAL BUNDLE of articles, historic photographs, interviews, GIFs, text message tones for your cell; the HAND WRITTEN NOTES digitized from the Ken Hamm creationist debate; the EDUCATION BUNDLE of Bill's top ten experiments to share with kids, #shelfies, the top ten favorite films and books that changed Bill's life. NOT TO MENTION.... and the crème de la crème... the first look, exclusive sneak peek stream of the Bill Nye Film when it's complete. This is a total bargain for Bill Nye fans!
For a minimal of $1 you can get a cool *schwag* disk to huck with your science pals.
If you are the backers that supported the project before the cut off time at 3pm PT on July 31st, you will receive the frisbee! When the campaign is over, there will be an option to select the frisbee on the SURVEY.The survey is something we use to make sure all the little details of your order are fulfilled. Easy peazy!
Summary: If you back the Bill Nye Film Kickstarter before the cut off (July 31), you get a frisbee!
Fooooooo Freeeeee?? One dollar or more! Let's get this film funded!
Way cool stuff, like "Science Rules!" temporary tattoos, a 9" Frisbee, slap bracelets, stickers, and other Bill Nye Film goodies! Trust us, it's gonna be... way cool!
The limited signed book reward will have a more personal message for you! Bill will put in a little extra thought and love when singing your book. Thats why it is limited. Bill loves his fans, but he can only make so many personal messages when signing a million things.
We have a date! October 16th in the evening. But we do not yet have a location picked out. It will either be in Brooklyn or Manhattan.
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