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This feature-length documentary reveals how parents today are finding new ways to raise children.
This feature-length documentary reveals how parents today are finding new ways to raise children.
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Calling All Wild Ones!

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."

Rosalie Sol Lindsay, on her birth day
Rosalie Sol Lindsay, on her birth day
How It Will Work

We have three specific questions to answer with this film: 1. How are parents connecting with their own souls while playing their family roles? 2. How are parents nurturing the souls of their children to emerge into the world? 3. How does a connection with nature foster and deepen this relationship to soul? 

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.

"Superdaniel" is our son, Daniel.
"Superdaniel" is our son, Daniel.

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?

One of our available rewards is a hand-painted watercolor portrait, like the illustrations in Cabe's book, Be Well Bee—another Kickstarter project that's now a published children's book.
One of our available rewards is a hand-painted watercolor portrait, like the illustrations in Cabe's book, Be Well Bee—another Kickstarter project that's now a published children's book.
 

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.

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    ROADRUNNER: Receive a hand-written postcard from the road. You'll also get member's-only access to our production journal, with weekly updates throughout this summer's shoot.

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    SNAPPY TURTLE: Get exclusive access to the HD digital download of the completed film! You'll also get the name of your family or business in the credits at the end of this film, plus the above.

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    WISE OWL: Receive a limited edition DVD of the film upon completion, signed by the Lindsays, plus the above!

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    MIGHTY MOOSE: Receive tickets for two to the premiere screening of the film in Austin, Texas (airfare excluded). You'll also get all of the above.

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    GOLDEN EAGLE: For families in the Austin area, receive an invitation to a homemade dinner with the Lindsays! We'll personally treat you to a fabulous homemade dinner by a certified holistic health coach (Kate). You'll also get all of the above.

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    COYOTE HOWLLELUJAH: Deluxe care package from our family to yours, featuring hand-made goods and healthy recipes to promote your well-being. You'll also get all of the above.

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    WILD HORSE: Receive a hand-painted watercolor portrait of your family. Your painting will be 24”x18”, with vibrant colors, stylized to your preference—consider picturing your family as animals! See Cabe’s Be Well Bee book illustrations for example. You'll also get all of the above.

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    GOODALL GORILLA: Your name on screen! You'll get a producer credit at the head of the film, and you'll get a limited edition film poster signed by the Lindsays. You'll also get all of the above.

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    SUGARBEAR: Receive a custom-designed website by an experienced art director (Cabe) to help you share your family memories, or whatever you like. See www.Cabe.TV and www.Ahstin.com for examples. That's a $3000+ value. Plus, you'll get all of the rewards at the $500 level! [Limited to 5]

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    YOUNICORN: For families in the U.S., receive a face-to-face visit during our 2014 summer film tour. This means your family can appear in the documentary! We'll produce a cinema-quality video portrait all about you—that's a $3000+ value. It's something your loved ones can treasure forever. Plus, you'll get all of the rewards at the $500 level! [Limited to 5]

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    WHITE BUFFALO: Receive a complete broadcast-ready HD video about you (your family or your business), made by our family business, Ahstin®. That's a $6000+ value. You'll also receive a sponsorship tag at the head of the 'Wild Family' film. On top of that, you'll get either the YOUNICORN or SUGARBEAR rewards, plus everything at the $500 level! [Limited to 3]

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