The Cohesion Project - Post Production
The Cohesion Project profiles 3 diverse men who have 2 things in common 1. They all have CP. 2. They all kick ass on a regular basis.
It’s been about a year since the original concept for the Cohesion Project was born. Basically a dude wanted to climb a mountain. This dude, Glenn Haerle became the first part of triumvirate of inspiration (even though they don’t think so), motivation (it got us up a 6,000 ft hill) and hope (a dear friend’s teenage daughter said that it was cool to see adults with any disability prove to others it can be done). These three amazing guys and their stories have brought us around North America and back. Thousands of miles later, we have finally completed our principal photography. From California to New York to Toronto to Minnesota and back to New Jersey, we have learned so much about what has made our trio into the men they are.
We have also gathered an eclectic mix of people for our “Faces of the Cohesion Project” segment. We plan to show the diversity of those being challenged by CP and the daily victories of this group. We have representation from such varied places as Arizona, Indiana, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Virginia. CP does not discriminate and we plan to show a cross-section of awesomeness from around our country.
We have been able to gather all this great stuff with your help. Each donation has been put to good use providing us with camera, lighting, and sound equipment, feeding the crew (who are working for free) and the ability to travel (don’t worry, we’re flying coach!). We have been blown away by the support thus far.
What’s next? We are launching into post-production. Editing, sound editing and music are our next tasks. We plan to have a finished product by Labor Day and start our three-pronged approach to getting this cool tale to the world.
· Submit to Film Festivals. This is a great way to get our message to huge amounts of people in concentrated areas. Not only will we hopefully attract crowds that have an interest in the disability community, but film fans and documentary buffs gather at these events.
· Create a fundraising tool. We plan to coordinate organizations around the country and use our film to raise money for foundations and individuals that are doing things the right way. We have worked with various hospitals, groups and publications that are getting the positive word out in regards to awareness, accessibility and research.
· Approach distributors and get this thing out there on a global scale. Cable networks, DVD sales/rentals and educational distribution are just a few of the avenues we plan to walk down with The Cohesion Project.
Finishing funds are what we’re looking for now. Sound editing, advertisement, promotion, music and film festival submission fees are a few of the hurdles we plan to leap over now with your help.
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