Join us in creating a family-focused documentary. This film will reveal the importance of a family's connection with nature. By "nature," we mean the inner essence of who we are, as well as the outdoor surroundings. We can already see the positive outcomes of a film like this. We envision kids and their parents growing together, exploring new ways of living free, allowing each other to spend time daily in "nature."
We believe the reason we came together as a couple is to know the answers to these questions. We believe this documentary is our Work, with a capital W, meaning this is our calling in life. We've been asking ourselves whether it's possible for navigate our hearts' desires when we're raising two preschoolers. We've been wondering whether it's possible for our kids to grow up and stay aligned with the soul inside. We believe there's hope. This film will help.
Our Action Plan
What better way to explore these questions than to find families in action, interview them, and document our findings? With your support, we will dedicate two months this summer to capture family memories on film. With your support, we will make this journey across the country, with cameras in hand and hearts open to discovery. We need your support to invest in professional recording equipment and production costs. We're all in this together. We will journey, as a family, into the soul of who we are. Will you join us?
Risks and challenges
The idea of spending two months in a car with two preschoolers isn’t ideal. Add to that the fact that the mom is 7 months pregnant, and we have a real story on our hands! Yes, we anticipate some challenges on the road. Yes, we’re up for the task. In fact, we're elated! We’ve created a production journal so Kickstarter backers can keep up with our progress. We promise to stay in touch with you along the way. We aim to make this adventure as transparent as possible.
We’re preparing ahead for technical challenges too. We’re researching camera equipment, making upgrades, and investing in storage devices and the other tools we’ll need to make this happen. Once we have the film footage, we’ll continue to keep backers updated with our progress. We invite you to reach out to us with any questions you may have. We're available to you. We promise to do our best and to follow through with all the passion, determination, commitment and love that we have in us (and there's LOTS of that!).
Our motivation for making this film is: learn to be better parents. In a recent TED Talk, Jennifer Senior says people today experience parenthood like a kind of crisis. She says parents experience more stress than non-parents, and marital satisfaction is lower. To be honest, this is how I feel sometimes, being a dad and a husband. This is what I aim to remedy. This is what drives me to invest my summer in a film tour with my wild family: learning to free my kids to be themselves and learning to free the kid inside myself to be me.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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