I love my mom. I love her because she is honest with me. After speaking with her about this whole documentary/funding project I have come to a few realizations I would like to share.
1) We don't know the first think about making a documentary. We don't know anything about filming or interviewing or anything. If I were to make a movie, it would probably be really shitty. No one wants to watch a shitty documentary... let alone PAY for it.
2) I wanted to make a film about taking control of your life and following your passion. And then I asked other people to do it for me. While I appreciate the fact that this technology exists, I also think that taking responsibility for my own project/dream is the essence of what I want to convey. If I work really hard, I can do it on my own. I am not saying that there isn't a place for websites like gofundme.com, indiegogo.com, or kickstarter.com.. but maybe my project can be achieved in a different way.
3)All we need from our friends and family is love, support, and a helping hand in the form of tips, uplifting anecdotes, elbow grease if they want to share that, and good vibes.
4)If I fail at this project I have no one else to blame but myself. It makes me feel more motivated. I know what I need. I know what I want to do in the end. I can make it happen.
If anyone wants to give us money, we won't say no! Haha! But more than that, we would just love you to follow our adventure, and send us your love.
I will still be filming, and I still want to do this project... but maybe smaller videos published in blog posts overtime is more achievable. So stay tuned!