Sunday, April 27, 2008

Film by America

I haven't looked at the website, have no idea who's behind this, what their political affiliation might be, I know nuttin' 'bout it. However, the concept seemed interesting... both the way they're attempting to fund this and the subject. I'll have to say that it crossed my mind that this could be some big hoax but I'll leave it up to you, if you're interested, to check it out for legitimacy... sounds legit but these days people just get more and more creative so who knows. I would make one suggestion to the PR folks who sent this out: drop the "masses" verbiage, it evokes images of statements of old on the wrong side of the political spectrum. But hey, maybe you have to be a certain age to connect bad karma with comments about the masses.

Political documentary calls on the masses for funding

A new documentary is looking to the public not only for content but also for financial support. Red, White & Blue: A Tale of Two Americas, which dissects how and why people choose political parties and candidates, is trying to secure funding solely through individual contributions.

“Everything about Red, White & Blue comes straight out of the heart and soul of America,” comments Eric Anderson, producer and co-director. “We want every citizen to be able to play a role in this film, so it doesn’t make sense for us to rely on corporate funding.”

To achieve its goals, Red, White & Blue is working with IndieMaverick, a website dedicated to using the masses to make movies. Relying on a concept known as “crowdfunding,” IndieMaverick collects small amounts of money from a large number of people. This collective approach gives everyone a chance to participate in the filmmaking process.

And participate is just what Eric Anderson and his wife, co-director Amelia Dellos, are hoping people will do. Their documentary looks deep into the American mindset to determine the “why” behind people’s political decisions. Red, White & Blue questions what makes Americans act, believe and vote as they do. It tries to understand where people’s convictions come from and get them to think about and examine their beliefs.

“Now more than ever, I think it’s essential that we look at what makes people choose certain candidates over others,” states Anderson. “This current election has brought out unprecedented levels of passion and animosity. As a people, we owe it to ourselves to examine our choices and opinions and ensure that we’re getting the most out of our system of government.”

"Ultimately, we started this film for our two-year-old daughter, Alena" says Dellos. "We want to show her that if you want to make the world a better place, then go out and do it. You can't wait for someone to do it for you."

To learn more about Red, White & Blue: A Tale of Two Americas, visit the documentary’s website at www.redwhiteandbluemovie.com.

To support the film or learn more about crowdfunding, visit IndieMaverick at www.indiemaverick.net. Registration is free. With donations starting at $25, individuals can not only help Red, White & Blue get off the ground but also secure themselves a copy of the film once it is complete.

1 comment:

Amelia said...

I can assure you that this is not a hoax. We have been working on this film since the last election and it is our intention to complete it before the Nov elections. We have shot quite a bit of footage and really want to give voice to the people living in the hearland.